Baseball Drops Ninth Straight, 8-4 to Austin Peay
April 13, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
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Ryan Martin knocked his second home run in as many games, but Austin Peay's offense banged out 14 hits while its pitchers held Memphis to just five hits to help the Govs to an 8-4 win to sweep the season series on Wednesday night.
An RBI-single by Chris Hyde put the Govs on the board 1-0 in the third and a wild pitch and an RBI-ground ball put APSU up 3-0 in the top of the fourth.
But Memphis would finally post its first hit in the home half of the fourth on a looping single to right off the bat of Jordan Tolliver. Martin then belted a three-run blast to knot the contest at 3-3.
Things would remain tied until the seventh when Austin Peay put up three runs on a sacrifice fly from Hyde, and back-to-back singles from Chris Poynter and Jake Peterson.
The Tigers answered back with one run in the bottom of the frame when Chris Newsom scored on a balk by Gov reliever Devin Thomas.
Memphis could get no closer as APSU got a pair of insurance runs in the ninth to put the game away, 8-4.
Gov ace Rowdy Hardy picked up the win after coming in for an inning of relief work. Tiger set up man Ryan Fly was tagged with the loss.
Martin finished the game 2-for-4 with RBI to lead all Tigers. Jared Walker led the Govs, going 4-for-4. Three other APSU hitters posted multiple hits.
Memphis returns to the diamond on Friday night when they host TCU in a Conference USA series opener. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at "The Nat".