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Govs down Golden Eagles, 10-4, complete OVC series sweep
Courtesy: Cody Bush, APSU Sports Information
Release: 05/08/2011
Third baseman Greg...
Courtesy: APSU Sports Information

CLARKSVILLE - Austin Peay's baseball team scored 10 runs in the first four innings en route to a 10-4 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Tennessee Tech, Sunday, at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Govs swept the three-game OVC series - their second sweep in as many weeks.

Austin Peay (25-19, 13-4 OVC) surrendered an unearned run in the first but recovered with three runs in its half of the inning. Third baseman Greg Bachman blasted a two-out, solo home run to right to tie the game. Two batters later shortstop Reed Harper extended his hitting streak to 22 games with a two-run home run to left field.

The Govs added three runs in the second and two more in both the third and fourth innings, building a 10-2 advantage and would not look back.

Tennessee Tech (19-25, 8-10) had plenty of opportunities to score, but stranded 15 base runners in the contest. The Golden Eagles stranded a man in scoring position six times.

Starter Zach Toney (4-2) picked up the win as he held Tennessee Tech to two runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out seven of the 29 batters he faced and walked four.

Bachman, who added a two-run double in the third, led the Govs with a 2-for-4, three RBI outing.  Harper, first baseman John Hogan, left fielder Tyler Childress and second baseman Jordan Hankins each had two hits.

Tennessee Tech starter Jake McWhirter (0-4) suffered the loss after allowing six runs on six hits in 1.2 innings. Catcher Ben Burgess had three doubles as part of a 3-for-5, one RBI outing.

Austin Peay returns to action with a 7 p.m., Wednesday contest at Lipscomb.


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