APSU Baseball (11-12, 4-5 Ohio Valley Conference) failed to record a win during their weekend series against conference foe Tennessee Tech (20-6; 9-0 OVC).
The visiting Golden Eagles kept their undefeated conference record alive behind 14-3, 10-8 and 14-13 wins.
The Govs drop below 500 in OVC play for the first time this season while crashing down to seventh in the conference standings.
The Govs are bottom of a three-way tie with Southern Illinois Edwardsville and Southeast Missouri State.
In the opening game, APSU quickly fell behind 4-0 as the Golden Eagles did not take long to produce runs.
Trevor Putzig recorded the first hit for TTU on a double with one out. Putzig reached third base off of a wild pitch, and then score from a Kevin Strohschein fly out.
Two batters later, Chase Chambers added 2 more runs from turning Alex Robles’ pitch to a blast over the right-center field wall.
On the next at bat, TTU’s Chris Brown made it 4-0 as his solo shot soared out of right field.
The Govs cut TTU’s lead down to 3 in the bottom of the second.
The process started with a Kyle Wilson triple. On the next batter he was brought in by an Alex Sala groundout.
In the top of the third TTU earned their third home run off Robles when Ryan Flick homered down the right field line.
APSU matched TTU’s third inning with their own run in the bottom of the third. Parker Phillips recorded his seventh home run of the season over the center field wall.
In the fifth inning, TTU added 2 more runs when a Putzig groundout brought in David Garza, and a Strohschein fly out allowed Alex Junior to score.
TTU added seven more runs in the next two innings aided by Brown and Stroschein home runs.
TTU recorded the opening game of the series with a 14-3 win.
APSU were able to make the second game of the series more of a contest, but still fell 10-8.
TTU opened the game with a Strohschein homer in the top of the first. Both teams wnet on a scoring hiatus until the fourth inning when TTU added 3 more.
The Govs responded in the bottom of the fourth with 5 runs.
The scoring began with a 2-run double from Dre Gleason. Robles knocked a double to bring in Gleason on the next at bat.
Chase Hamilton continued the string of scoring when his double brought in Robles.
Hamilton scored on a wild pitch.
In the third game APSU battled to a 14-13 loss in the third game, ending the series on a three game losing streak
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