Austin Peay Fall World Series Update

Governors baseball held its annual Red-White World Series. Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information

Governors baseball held its annual Red-White World Series. Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Austin Peay State University’s baseball team played its annual Red-White World Series, Oct. 17-23, at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Red team won the five-game series, 3-2.

The Red team was led by pitchers junior Stephen Huff (eight innings pitched with nine strikeouts), sophomore Ryne Harper (5.2 innings pitched with seven strikeouts), senior David Vicini (8.1 innings pitched with 5 strikeouts) and freshman Jeremy Dobbs (2.1 innings pitched with seven strikeouts). The pitching staff for the Red team, which also included junior Scott Kuhns and Chuck Edlin, only gave up eight runs in the five-game series.

Offensively, the Red team was led by Chris Lewellyn’s 6-for-16 effort, which included five runs scored and two RBI.

Meanwhile, the White Team was led by senior Brooks Hunton’s 5-for-15 effort, which included one home run and seven RBI. The White team’s pitching staff was led by Jack Snodgrass (7.1 innings pitched with four strikeouts) and Lucas Anderson (four innings pitched with three strikeouts).

In Game One, the White team jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead after scoring one run in each of the first two innings against Red team starter Huff. The Red team evened the score in the fourth inning off a two-run triple by freshman Jon Clinard. The next batter, junior Jared Delong, followed with a sacrifice fly to score Clinard, putting the Red team up 3-2, the game’s final score.

After losing Game One, the White team came back strong in Game Two, winning 5-3. Hunton led the White team offensively, going 3-for-4 with four RBI. The pitchers for the Red team kept the game close, but the White team scored four runs in the last two innings to get the win.

With the series tied 1-1, Hunton again came up big for the White team in Game Three. With the Red team up 2-1 in the sixth inning, Hunton blasted a three-run home run to put the White team up 4-2 late in the game. The White team’s pitching staff held off the Red team for the rest of the game to take the win and give the White team a 2-1 series lead.

After a sluggish offensive performance in the first three games, the Red team came out hot in Game Four, scoring four runs in the first inning and three runs in the third inning. The Red team also added another run in the sixth. Huff pitched the first four innings, followed by Edlin for the final two innings of a game shortened to six innings. The White team’s only bright spot was junior Andrew Clement’s solo home run. With the 8-1 win, the Red team evened the series 2-2.

With the series tied 2-2, the Red team again came out strong both offensively and on the mound. For the Red team, Vicini pitched 4.2 shutout innings, followed by Mantooth finishing out the shutout in the final 2.3 innings. Offensively, the Red team, which scored seven runs, was led by Matt Kole’s 2-4 effort, which included a grand slam in the fifth, and Zach Upton’s 1-3 effort, which included a home run. The Red team used their stellar Game Five outing to win the game 7-0 and clinch the series 3-2.