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Govs score early, down Alabama A&M
Courtesy: Cody Bush, APSU Sports Information
Release: 03/06/2011
Reed Harper had a...
Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay

CLARKSVILLE - Austin Peay State University's baseball team posted an 11-4 victory against Alabama A&M, Sunday afternoon, in non-conference action at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay (6-3) scored seven runs in the first two innings. The Govs had all their runs on the board by the end of the fifth to run away and hide from Alabama A&M (1-9).

Shortstop Reed Harper was 2-for-2 with two doubles and a RBI before being replaced in the third inning. First baseman John Hogan went 1-for-3 with three RBI, posting a pair of sacrifice flies along with an RBI single. Second baseman Jordan Hankins was 1-for-1 with a walk and a double to extend his hit streak to nine games.

Shawn Zabriskie (2-0) was the beneficiary of the early offensive outburst, picking up the victory after allowing two first-inning runs. He allowed five hits over five innings and struck out two.

Sanchez Tucker and Eric Brandon each had two hits for the Bulldogs, Brandon finishing with two RBI.

AAMU starter Joshua Blocker (0-2) suffered the loss after allowing 11 runs (eight earned) on seven hits and five walks over five innings.

Austin Peay returns to action with a 4 p.m., Tuesday contest against South Dakota State.


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