Postgame Notes: Austin Peay vs. Murray State (Fri.)
Courtesy: Cody Bush, APSU Sports Information
Austin Peay Baseball
Postgame notes following Austin Peay’s 10-3 Ohio Valley Conference victory at Murray State, Friday:
- With the win, Austin Peay clinched the OVC series – its sixth consecutive league set won dating back to last season.
- It also is the Govs ninth consecutive series won dating back to last season.
- The Govs improved to 21-5 its best 26-game mark in program history, topping the 20-6 mark by the 1996 team.
- It is the fifth time this season Austin Peay has scored 10 or more runs in a game, improving to 5-0 in those outings.
- Starting pitcher Casey Delgado, who recorded a fever of 101 degrees prior to first pitch, struck out a career-high 10 batters. It came one week after he set that mark with nine strikeouts against Jacksonville State. Delgado has 23 strikeouts in 20 innings during OVC play.
- Delgado struck out four of the first six batters he faced, including striking out the side in the second inning.
- Catcher P.J. Torres provided Austin Peay’s first runs with a three-run home run in the second inning. It was his third home run this season and second three-run blast.
- Torres caught the first six innings, Friday, and has caught 214 of the Govs 239 innings pitched.
- Sophomore Britte Underwood caught the final three innings of Friday’s contest.
- Shortstop Reed Harper added a three-run home run in the seventh inning that was his third home run this season.
- Second baseman Jordan Hankins was held without a hit for only the sixth time this season, finishing the day 0-for-4.
- Left fielder Cody Hudson extended his hit streak to seven games with a 2-for-5 outing, Friday.
- Right fielder Rolando Gautier and center fielder Dylan Riner – the Govs No. 1 and No. 2 hitters, respectively – extended their hit streaks to six games each. Gautier was 1-for-4 with two RBI while Riner was 2-for-4.
- Designated hitter Michael Davis extended his hit streak to four games with a 2-for-2 outing – his first multi-hit outing as a Governor.
- Freshman Wesley Purcell recorded his first hit as a Governor with a pinch hit single in the ninth inning.
- Austin Peay head coach Gary McClure recorded his 773nd career win and moved to four wins away from becoming the Ohio Valley Conference’s all-time wins leader.
- It also was McClure’s 318th Ohio Valley Conference wins, extending his own record for conference victories.