UTM can’t find path past Peay

UTM can’t find path past Peay

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:00 pm

The UT Martin baseball team suffered an 8-0 loss to two-time defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Austin Peay Sunday afternoon at Skyhawk Field.
Before the game, UT Martin’s 10 seniors were honored in their final conference home game of their careers.
Offensively, the Sky-hawks (10-37, 3-24 OVC) had seven of their nine starters hit safely, led by Kyle Bargery’s 2-for-4 effort. Grant Glasser and Hagen Nelson also recorded a hit and a walk today for UT Martin.
On the mound, Dalton Potts (4-6) fanned five but took the loss after allowing four earned runs over five frames. Seniors Trevor Lundgrin, Nick Wilson, Jordan Stokes and Isaac Armstrong also each made one-inning relief appearances.
Austin Peay (38-13, 19-7 OVC) scored an unearned run in the first inning, then added one more run in the second and three in the third to take a 5-0 lead. UT Martin put a pair of runners on the basepaths in the bottom of the third but couldn’t get on the scoreboard.
Potts bounced back to hold the Governors scoreless in the fourth and fifth. Back-to-back two-out hits by Bargery (single) and Glasser (double) resulted in two men in scoring position in the Skyhawk fifth, but UT Martin couldn’t slice into its deficit.
The Governors added three runs in the eighth to go ahead 8-0.
UT Martin will host Central Arkansas today at 3 in its home finale.
SATURDAY’S GAME
Austin Peay 5, UTM 1
The Skyahwks scored first but suffered through a tough sixth inning in Saturday’s game.
The host Skyhawks broke into the scoring column early as Glasser led off with single and scored on Cox’s hit.
The game took an interesting twist in the fifth inning. After the Governors tallied three consecutive singles, scoring one, fans experienced a moment rarely seen on the diamond. With runners on first and second with no outs, the Skyhawks converted their second elusive triple play on the season with a 4-6-3 line out by Hankins.
The sixth inning proved to be the difference in the game as the visiting Govs exploded for four runs.
FRIDAY’S GAME
Austin Peay 9, UTM 5
The Skyhawks pushed across four runs in the final three innings before falling in Friday’s series opener.
UTM was led by Sonny Mastromatteo and Hagen Nelson as the duo each notched two hits and an RBI. Glasser tallied two RBIs in the contest to round out the offensive output.
On the mound Dan Tobik was charged with the loss despite posting dominating figures in the strikeout column. Tobik notched his second double-digit strikeout performance of the season, tallying 10 punchouts on the evening in just six innings of work.

Published in The WCP 5.14.13

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