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Postgame Notes: Austin Peay vs. Murray State (Thu.)
Courtesy: Cody Bush, APSU Sports Information
Release: 03/28/2013

Postgame notes following Austin Peay’s 4-3, 12-inning Ohio Valley Conference victory at Murray State, Thursday:

  • Austin Peay trailed 2-0 and 3-1 before tying the game in the eighth inning. The Govs only lead came in the 12th inning.
  • Austin Peay’s 20-5 record is a program best at the 25-game mark.
  • The Govs improved to 3-0 in extra-inning contests and 6-1 in one-run affairs this season.
  • APSU improved to 7-5 when trailing or tied after six innings.
  • The win snapped the Govs two-game losing streak and they improved to 5-2 on the road.
  • Starting pitcher Lee Ridenhour struck out a career-high nine batters. It is the second consecutive week an APSU starting pitcher struck out nine batters (Casey Delgado vs. Jacksonville State).
  • Ridenhour also posted his second nine-inning outing this season (vs. Milwaukee, March 8). Notably, neither was a complete-game effort and he did not earn a decision in either contest. Austin Peay is 2-0 when Ridenhour goes nine innings.
  • Ridenhour retired 10 consecutive batters between the second and fifth innings. It is the second consecutive start he has retired 10 or more batters consecutively. He retired 11 straight batters against Jacksonville State.
  • Closer Tyler Rogers picked up his team-leading fifth victory while pitching a season-high 2.2 innings.
  • First baseman Craig Massoni hit his team-leading fifth home run – a two-run, eighth-inning blast to tie the game.
  • Catcher P.J. Torres had the Govs only multi-hit outing, a 2-for-4 outing that gives him five hits in his last three outings.
  • Torres also caught all 12 innings – he has been behind the plate for 208 of APSU’s 230 innings pitched (90.4 percent) this season.
  • Center fielder Dylan Riner’s 12th-inning sacrifice fly provided the game-winning run and he finished the day 1-for-4 with a walk, run scored and RBI.
  • Left fielder Cody Hudson drove in the Govs first run with an RBI single in the sixth, extending his team-best hit streak to six games.
  • Austin Peay again had trouble on the basepaths with three runners caught stealing – one to end an inning.
  • Still, shortstop Reed Harper stole two bases despite a 0-for-4 outing at the plate – he reached on a fielder’s choice and was hit by a pitch.
  • Third baseman Kevin Corey fielded and recorded an out on three bunts.  He wiped out an attempt for a bunt base hit in the third. Corey also negated attempted sacrifice bunt tries in the 10th and 12th innings by cutting down the base runner at second base.
  • Austin Peay head coach Gary McClure recorded his 772nd career win and moved to five wins away from becoming the Ohio Valley Conference’s all-time wins leader.
  • It also was McClure’s 317th Ohio Valley Conference wins, extending his own record for conference victories.
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