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Sophomore Michael Costanzo focuses on the pitch against Alcorn State on Feb. 26. Photo credit: Dani Hunter

Govs win Tech series

It was no laughing matter for APSU this April Fool’s weekend as they crushed the bats, earning a series win against the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech on Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3.

The Govs’ baseball team headed down to Cookeville, Tennessee for a three game series as APSU took Game 1 and Game 3 to earn the series victory.

The Govs headed into Saturday’s game with a six game winning streak, which came to an end after losing 14-3 to Tech.

This led to the first road series victory in 2016.

The Govs started off the weekend with the crack of the bar, with 13 hits and 10 RBIs to earn a 10-2 win.

Starting pitcher Alex Robles struck out a season high 10 batters to earn his fifth win on the season.

APSU put up five runs in the second inning by a two run home run by Kyle Blackburn, earning his second home run of the season.

In a season low six hits for APSU, the Govs lost Game 2 of the series 14-3. Tech reached home five times and the Govs never were able to steal their momentum.

However, Blackburn was able to extend his hitting streak to 11 games while Patrick Massoni reached a 10 game hitting streak.

Chase Hamilton reached base safely for the 12th consecutive game.

The Govs decided one loss was enough in a crazy sixth inning frenzy, earning six runs for a 9-4 victory on Sunday.

Robles, the dual threat, hit a two run home run to take the lead for good for the Govs.

Blackburn saw his hit streak end as he was unable to make contact, going 0-3.

Massoni, however was able to earn a hit to extend his to 11, which is longest active streak for the Govs.

For the 13th consecutive game, Hamilton reached base safely.

Jared Carkuff recorded his second shutout victory.

The Govs with a 16-10 overall record, 8-4 in the conference, in return back to action at home on Wednesday, April 6, against Western Kentucky.

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