Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will end its five-game road trip when it meets Southern Illinois in a 5:00pm, Wednesday contest at Itchy Jones Stadium.
Austin Peay (10-7) will continue its search for answers offensively. The Govs were held to nine runs in last week’s four games, posting a 1-3 mark in those games.
Austin Peay Baseball finishes five game road trip at Souther Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)
Second baseman Garrett Copeland batted .375 (6-for-16) to lead the Govs at the plate in that four-game span and now has a team-best .351 batting average. First baseman Dre Gleason had four of APSU’s seven RBI during the week.
Left-hander Zach Hall (1-3) is penciled in as the starter for Wednesday’s contest. He started the recent four-game stretch by holding Tennessee to two runs in six innings, last Tuesday. Hall’s performance was the start of an impressive week for the Govs pitching staff, which posted a 1.91 earned-run average last week and limited hitters to a .207 batting average.
Southern Illinois (3-19) will seek to end a six-game losing streak in the midweek meeting with Austin Peay. Sophomore catcher Jake Hand is the Salukis leading hitter, batting .278 with a team-best 10 RBI. The Salukis have not named a probable starter for Wednesday’s affair.
Wednesday’s contest will be broadcast online courtesy the Governors Digital Passport at www.LetsGoPeay.com/showcase
About APSU Sports Information
Austin Peay State University Sports Information provides the latest news and updates on the Athletic endeavors of the student-athletes at APSU. Under the direction of Brad Kirtley, the APSU SID’s office consists of Cody Bush, and Colby Wilson. To contact the APSU Sports Information office, contact, 931.221.7561.
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