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Baseball GM 2: Iowa 15, Austin Peay 13

Similar to the first game, APSU struck first, this time with two runs. After a double by Rolando Gautier, Ridge Smith followed with a two-bagger of his own to score him. P.J. Torres drove in Smith with a single, putting the Govs up 3-0.

Things would go downhill from there as the Hawkeyes scored 10 runs in the second inning, breaking the seal to lead 10-2.

In the fourth, the Govs continued to make a comeback by scoring a couple runs on a bases loaded walk and wild pitch. The next frame, APSU mounted a five-run charge, with a triple by Torres giving the Govs the lead to erase an eight point deficit.

As the innings wore on, the advantage went to Iowa’s pitching as it shut down the APSU bats. The Hawkeyes scored five runs in the next three innings to regain a comfortable lead.

Down by three, the Govs loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth. However, they would get just one run on a wild pitch, with a fly out ending the game to hand APSU its second defeat of the day.

Scoring:

1st APSU – Smith doubled to left field, RBI; Gautier scored.
1st APSU – Torres singled through left side, RBI; Smith scored.
2nd IOWA – Potempa doubled to left center, RBI; Niedbalski advanced to third, Zeutenhorst scored.
2nd IOWA – Hickman singled up the middle, RBI; Potempa advanced to third, Niedbalski scored, unearned.
2nd IOWA – Day reached on fielding error by ss, RBI; Hickman advanced to second, Potempa scored, unearned.
2nd IOWA – Yacinich singled to left field, 2 RBI; Mangler advanced to second, Day and Hickman scored, unearned.
2nd IOWA – Zeutenhorst homered to right center, 3 RBI, unearned; Yacinich and Mangler scored, unearned.
2nd IOWA – Potempa doubled to left center, 2 RBI; Niedbalski and Kaufman scored, unearned.
3rd APSU – Torres homered to right center, 3 RBI, unearned; Smith and Gautier scored, unearned.
4th APSU – Torres walked, RBI; Smith advanced to second; Gautier advanced to third; Corey scored.
4th APSU – Gautier scored on wild pitch.
5th APSU – Gray scored on passed ball.
5th APSU – Copeland flied out to left, RBI; Corey scored, unearned.
5th APSU – Smith doubled to left center, RBI; Gautier and Hamilton scored.
5th APSU – Torres tripled to right center, RBI; Smith scored.
6th IOWA – Kaufman grounded out to 2b, RBI; Yacinich scored.
7th IOWA – Hickman doubled to center, RBI; Goodman scored.
7th IOWA – Mangler doubled to right center, RBI; Hickman scored.
8th IOWA – Hickman reached on fielding error by 3b, advanced to second on throwing error by 3b; Niedbalski scored, unearned.
8th IOWA – Roscetti stole second; Hickman stole home, unearned.
9th APSU – Copeland scored on wild pitch.

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