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APSU Govs unable to overcome Gamecocks home run barrage

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – A day after overcoming a seven-run deficit, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team could not recover from a barrage of home runs in a 12-5 Ohio Valley Conference loss to Jacksonville State, Monday afternoon at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay drops home game to Jacksonville State 12-5, Monday. (APSU Sports Information) [1]

Austin Peay drops home game to Jacksonville State 12-5, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)

Jacksonville State (9-7, 2-4 OVC) hit four home runs, accounting for seven of its 10 runs.

Third baseman Ryan Sebra’s two-run home run in the second got the Gamecocks on the board. Jacksonville State used two home runs in the sixth – a solo home run by right fielder Elliot McCummings and a three-run blast by designated hitter Paschal Petrongolo – to break the game open, 9-1.

APSU's  Chase Hamilton [2]Austin Peay (10-6, 4-2 OVC) could not solve Jacksonville State starter Jake Walsh. The Govs recorded just four hits off the JSU starter. Center fielder Chase Hamilton [3] doubled to start the third and Austin Peay ultimately manufactured a run with a sac bunt and sacrifice fly to bring in APSU’s first run.

Jacksonville State added its fourth home run in the seventh, shortstop Taylor Hawthorne driving a solo blast down the right field line, pushing the JSU lead back to eight runs, 10-2.

Austin Peay cleaned up the score line with four runs on eight hits over the final four innings. Designated hitter Josh Wilson [4], right fielder Patrick Massoni [5], center fielder Chase Hamilton [3] and pinch hitter Caleb Mitchell [6] each had a RBI in the closing frames.

APSU's Patrick Massoni [7]Governors starter Jared Carkuff [8] (2-3) was saddled for the loss after allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks in five-plus innings.

Jacksonville State starter Jake Walsh picked up the win after holding the Govs to one run on four hits, striking out four over five-plus innings.

Gamecocks third baseman Ryan Sebra hit for the cycle in a 4-for-5, two RBI performance. He started his day with a two-run home run in the second, hit a triple in the fourth, a bunt single in the fifth and finished the feat with a double in the ninth.

Hamilton led the Govs with a 2-for-4, two RBI outing with doubles to leadoff both the third and seventh innings.

Austin Peay begins a five-game road trip with a 5:00pm (CT), Tuesday contest at Tennessee. Governors left-hander Zach Hall [9] will climb the hill against the Volunteers.

Box Score

Jacksonville State 12 (9-7 / 2-4) vs Austin Peay 5 (10-6 / 4-2)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 | R H E
Jacksonville State 0 2 0 2 0 5 1 0 2 12 13 1
Austin Peay 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 10 2

W: Jake Walsh (1-0) L: CARKUFF, Jared [8] (2-3)

 


Jacksonville State (9-7)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Gavin Golsan cf/lf 6 1 2 0 0 1 3 0
Clayton Daniel 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 2
Paschal Petrongolo dh 4 1 1 3 1 1 0 0
Tyler Gamble 1b 2 1 0 0 3 0 6 0
Ryan Sebra 3b 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 1
Josh Bobo pr/3b 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Angel lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Chase Silvani cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Elliot McCummings rf 4 2 2 2 0 0 2 0
Peyton Williams rf 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Taylor Hawthorne ss 4 2 2 1 1 0 3 5
Hayden White c 3 0 0 1 0 0 8 1
Jack Pierce p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Joe McGuire p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Hoyt p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 12 13 10 5 3 27 10

 

BATTING:
2B: Ryan Sebra 1; Elliot McCummings 1; Peyton Williams 1
3B: Clayton Daniel 1; Ryan Sebra 1
HR: Paschal Petrongolo 1; Ryan Sebra 1; Elliot McCummings 1; Taylor Hawthorne 1
SH: Hayden White 1
SF: Hayden White 1
BASERUNNING:
SB: Gavin Golsan 1
CS: Gavin Golsan 1
HBP: Clayton Daniel 1
FIELDING:
E: Taylor Hawthorne 1

 

Austin Peay (10-6)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
MASSONI, Patrick [5] rf 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 0
BLACKBURN, Kyle [12] ph/rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
BREDLAU, Cayce [13] lf 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
PURCELL, Wesley [14] ph/lf 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
ROBLES, Alex [15] 3b/2b 5 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
GLEASON, Dre [16] 1b 5 0 2 0 0 1 11 2
COPELAND, Garrett [17] 2b 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 2
GRAY, Logan [18] 3b 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2
WILSON, Josh [4] dh 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
MITCHELL, Caleb [6] ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
SMITH, Ridge [19] c 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
MARIK, T.J. [20] c 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
HAMILTON, Chase [3] cf 4 2 2 1 0 0 3 0
SMITHSON, Clayton [21] ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
WILLIS, Imani [22] ph/ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
CARKUFF, Jared [8] p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
PRIMASING, Levi [23] p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
WALTON, Zach [24] p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
COSTANZO, Michael [25] p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GAURA, A.J. [26] p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NEFF, Zach [27] p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
KIMBEL, Keirce [28] p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 5 10 5 4 7 27 14

 

BATTING:
2B: GLEASON, Dre [16] 1; HAMILTON, Chase [3] 2
SH: MASSONI, Patrick [5] 1
SF: BREDLAU, Cayce [13] 1
BASERUNNING:
SB: PURCELL, Wesley [14] 1; GRAY, Logan [18] 1
HBP: SMITHSON, Clayton [21] 2; WILLIS, Imani [22] 1
FIELDING:
E: COSTANZO, Michael [25] 1; KIMBEL, Keirce [28] 1