Staff Reports

Pinch-hitter Haskell Fink’s walk-off sacrifice fly kept APSU’s baseball team unbeaten while completing a 5-4 come-from-behind victory against Illinois State, Saturday, in the opening game of the Riverview Inn Classic at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The Govs had seven hits and were able to overcome a costly error by shortstop Reed Harper for the win. The Bat Govs were able to overcome a poor performance by Redshirt sophmore Zach Toney for the win.

Toney faced 13 batters in the first two innings and allowed the Redbirds to post two runs, jumping ahead early.

Senior pitcher Mark Allen Bonds was able to pick up his first collegiate win by tossing two scoreless innings.

Freshman second baseman Jordan Hankins led the Govs with three hits and three RBI’s. He also hit a home run in the third inning, his third of the year.

The Bat Govs are back in action Tuesday, March 1, in a two game series against Ole Miss. TAS