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APSU Govs overrun by Salukis

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCarbondale, IL – Austin Peay State University used six pitchers in the first three innings as Southern Illinois posted a 14-3 nonconference rout, Wednesday night, at Itchy Jones Stadium.

Southern Illinois (4-19), which snapped a six-game losing streak, broke the game open in the first inning when right fielder JC DeMuri hit a grand slam.

Austin Peay Baseball rolled at Southern Illinois Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information) [1]

Austin Peay Baseball rolled at Southern Illinois Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

The Salukis six-run third inning – which itself equaled SIU’s largest output in a game before Wednesday – was helped along by four walks and three hit batsmen by APSU pitchers.

Austin Peay (11-10) could not find a response offensively. The Govs scored lone runs in the second, fourth and ninth innings. Third baseman Logan Gray [2] singled and scored in the second and hit a leadoff home run in the fourth to account for two of the runs. Pinch hitter Caleb Mitchell [3]‘s RBI single in the ninth drove in right fielder Kyle Blackburn [4].

Govs starter Zach Hall [5] (1-4) retired the first two batters he faced but unexpectedly left the game with the bases loaded and ultimately was responsible for three runs in two-thirds of an inning pitched.

Gray led the APSU offense with a 2-for-4 outing, including his solo home run. Blackburn went 2-for-2 as a late substitute, including a ninth-inning double.

Austin Peay used nine pitchers in the contest, including four in the third inning. Zach Walton [6] tossed 2.1 innings of scoreless relief and was followed by Levi Primasing who pitched a scoreless eighth.

Southern Illinois’ Alex Lesiak (1-1) picked up the win after allowing two runs in 6.1 innings. DeMuri went 1-for-4 with four RBI and second baseman Will Farmer added a 2-for-4, four RBI outing.

Austin Peay returns home for a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series against Tennessee Tech, scheduled to start with a 6 p.m., Friday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Box Score

Austin Peay (11-10) -vs- Southern Illinois (4-19)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Austin Peay 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 10 1
Southern Illinois 4 1 6 2 0 0 0 1 X 14 10 0

 

W: Lesiak,Alex (1-1) L: HALL, Zach [5] (1-4)

 


Austin Peay 3

Player AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
ss SMITHSON, Clayton [8] 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
ss WILLIS, Imani [9] 3 0 0 0 0 2 0
lf BREDLAU, Cayce [10] 3 0 0 0 0 1 3
ph MITCHELL, Caleb [3] 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
2b COPELAND, Garrett [11] 4 0 0 0 1 1 2
rf/1b WILSON, Josh [12] 3 0 1 0 1 0 2
3b GRAY, Logan [2] 4 2 2 1 0 1 0
1b GLEASON, Dre [13] 3 0 0 0 0 2 0
p PRIMASING, Levi [14] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ph ROBLES, Alex [15] 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
p COSTANZO, Michael [16] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
c SMITH, Ridge [17] 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
c MARIK, T.J. [18] 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
dh PURCELL, Wesley [19] 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
p WALTON, Zach [6] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ph/rf BLACKBURN, Kyle [4] 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
cf/p HAMILTON, Chase [20] 3 0 1 0 1 1 1
p NEFF, Zach [21] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
p CORUM, Jake [22] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
p SPARKS, John [23] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
p KIMBEL, Keirce [24] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
cf MASSONI, Patrick [25] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 3 10 3 4 9 9

 

Batting

2B: BLACKBURN, Kyle [4] (1)
HR: GRAY, Logan [2] (1)SH: BREDLAU, Cayce [10] (1)

Baserunning

SB: GRAY, Logan [2] (1)

Fielding

E: CORUM, Jake [22] (1)

 

Southern Illinois 14

Player AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
ss Slone,Chase 5 2 2 0 0 0 0
2b Farmer,Will 4 0 2 4 0 0 0
3b/1b Lambert,Greg 3 1 1 1 0 1 2
dh Hand,Jake 3 2 1 1 2 1 2
1b Blackfan,Logan 2 2 1 0 1 0 0
3b Sabo,Ryan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
rf DeMuri,JC 4 2 1 4 1 1 3
lf Rolland,Tyler 2 1 0 0 2 0 0
ph Anderson,Hunter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
lf Mosley,Braden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
c Hutchins,Nick 5 2 2 3 0 0 1
cf Mucha,Dyllin 2 2 0 0 2 0 0
ph Osborne,Parker 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
cf Klein,Michael 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
p Lesiak,Alex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
p Williams,Jacob 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
p Selvey,Colten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 14 10 13 8 4 8

Batting

2B: Slone,Chase (1); Farmer,Will (2); Hand,Jake (1); Hutchins,Nick (1)
HR: DeMuri,JC (1); Hutchins,Nick (1)

Baserunning

HBP: Slone,Chase (1); Farmer,Will (1); Lambert,Greg (2)