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Postgame Notes: Austin Peay at Eastern Illinois (Friday)
Courtesy: Cody Bush, APSU Sports Information
Release: 03/15/2013

Postgame notes following Austin Peay's 11-3 Ohio Valley Conference opening victory at Eastern Illinois, Friday:

  • Austin Peay won its eighth consecutive game - its longest win streak this season.
  • The Govs improved to 16-2 overall - the best 18-game mark in program history (14-4 in 1996 was the previous best).
  • Austin Peay improved to 3-0 in road games this season.
  • The Govs tied their season highs for runs scored (11) and hits (14) in a game.
  • Austin Peay improved to 10-0 when leading after six innings.
  • First baseman Craig Massoni saw his hitless streak hit 15 consecutive at-bats before he broke the slump with a RBI single in the 5th.
  • It was one of three run-producing hits Massoni would end the day with, as he tacked on a RBI double in the sixth and a two-run home run in the ninth. He finished the day 3-for-5 with 5 RBI. It was his second outing with five or more RBI and he leads the Govs with 22 RBI this season.
  • Second baseman Jordan Hankins had an RBI for the third consecutive game, ending Friday with a 2-for-3, two RBI performance. He also tacked on a pair of walks to give him a team-leading 16 free passes. Hankins has reached base safely in all 18 games this season.
  • Shortstop Reed Harper went 2-for-5 with a RBI double in the fourth that provided Austin Peay its first run. He is 9-for-18 with 5 RBI in his last five games.
  • Left fielder Cody Hudson was 2-for-5 and scored twice. He led off the fifth with a double and scored on Harper's single. Hudson then led off the sixth with a double and scored the game-winning run when designated hitter Kyle Schlatter reached on an error. He extended his hit streak to career-best nine games.
  • Right fielder Rolando Gautier was 2-for-4 but his lone RBI came when he reached on an error in the fifth, scoring catcher P.J. Torres.
  • One game after walking a school-record four times, center fielder Dylan Riner was 1-for-3 with two walks.
  • Third baseman Kevin Corey was held to an 0-for-4 outing, but had a bases-loaded walk in the sixth to provide his lone RBI. He left the game after the eighth inning following a head over heels slide into second that left him winded.
  • Designated hitter Kyle Schlatter was 0-for-4 but reached base in the sixth on an error and scored.
  • Catcher P.J. Torres started behind the plate for the 17th time in 18 games. He left after the eighth inning with a 1-for-4 outing at the plate. Torres has caught 146 of APSU's 165 innings pitched this season.
  • Starter Lee Ridenhour picked up his third victory and went seven innings for the third time in four starts. His eight strikeouts are the most by a Govs pitcher this season.
  • Austin Peay head coach Gary McClure notched his 768th career victory with the win. He is nine wins away from becoming the Ohio Valley Conference's all-time wins leader.
  • It also was McClure's 313th Ohio Valley Conference win, extending his own record for conference victories.
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