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Aaron Campbell’s 10-RBI week earns OVC Player of the Week nod

APSU BaseballBrentwood, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball outfielder Aaron Campbell [1] drove in 10 runs in the Governors sweep of Eastern Illinois and was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week, Monday, May 13th, 2019.

2018-19 APSU Baseball - Aaron Campbell [2]

Campbell, of Ellendale, Tennessee, batted an impressive .692 (9-for-13) in four games last week, with five doubles a home run, 10 RBI and six runs scored. He also walked three times, finishing with a .706 on-base percentage and had a 1.308 slugging percentage.

The Govs outfielder opened his week by reaching base in all four plate appearances against nationally-ranked Tennessee. Campbell had two doubles as part of a 3-for-3 outing that also saw him earn a walk. It was the third time this season he had reached base in every plate appearance during a game.

Campbell opened the Eastern Illinois series with a two-run double in the first inning of Game 1 before leaving the game due to a lower-body injury suffered on defense in the bottom of the first.

However, he returned in Game 2 and went 4-for-6 with seven RBI as part of the Governors program-record 34-hit barrage in a 29-5 romp. Campbell put Austin Peay ahead for good in the game with a first-inning grand slam then added RBI in the second, third and seventh innings. Campbell closed the series with an RBI double in a 1-for-3 outing that also saw him walked twice.

Campbell becomes the third Governors hitter recognized as the OVC’s Player of the Week and the fifth player recognized by the league with a weekly honor. Freshmen Garrett Spain [3] and Matt Joslin [4] earned Player of the Week honors in April. Jacques Pucheu [5] was named the league’s Pitcher of the Week three times, and Brett Newberg [6] has earned that honor once.

Austin Peay begins a four-game homestand with a 6:00pm, Tuesday,May 14th contest against Western Kentucky on Joe Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Governors then host Jacksonville State in a winner-take-all OVC series that will determine the league’s regular-season title, Thursday-Saturday.

Tickets for the homestand are available online at www.LetsGoPeay.com/buytickets