Gamecock Baseball finish Austin Peay series with 12-5 win

JSU Sportswire
JSU Sportswire

JSU Sportswire

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks (9-7, 2-4 OVC) concluded their three-game series with Ohio Valley Conference foe Austin Peay Governors (10-6, 2-4 OVC) on Monday, redeeming themselves with a 12-5 victory.

Ryan Sebra and Elliot McCummings both scored two runs and two RBIs, while Taylor Hawthorne scored two runs and a single RBI. Paschal Petrongolo scored a run and three RBIs, and Peyton Williams scored a run and a RBI. Gavin Golsan, Clayton Daniel, Tyler Gamble and Josh Bobo were all able to score a run.

The Gamecocks struck first Monday when Sebra homered down the right filed line in the second inning that also brought Gamble home.

In the third, Austin Peay’s Chase Hamilton scored off of a Cayce Bredlau sacrifice bringing the score to 2-1.

The fourth inning saw McCummings bat in Sebra, before he was able to score on a wild pitch.

The fifth inning was quiet, but the Gamecocks opened up the scoring in the sixth. McCummings homered before Hawthorne scored on a throwing error. Petrongolo also homered before the inning was over. Petrongolo was able to allow Daniel and Golsan to score, too.

The Governors’ Garrett Copeland was managed to cross home plate in the sixth to bring the score to 9-2.

In the seventh, Jacksonville State’s Hawthorne hit a homer down the right field line, while Austin Peay’s Hamilton also scored.

The Governors’ Logan Grey scored Austin Peay’s fourth run in the eighth.

Williams’ right field double was able to push Bobo across the plate. Then, White sacrificed himself so that Williams himself could score the Gamecocks last run of the matchup. Wesley Purcell was able to score Austin Peay’s fifth and final run.

The Gamecocks were too much for the Governors on Saturday, winning 8-2. However, Austin Peay won Sunday’s contest 10-8.

Jacksonville will travel to Montgomery on Wednesday to take on the Alabama State Hornets (10-6). Friday, the Eastern Illinois University Panthers (0-13, 0-3 OVC) come to town for a three-game weekend series.

Timothy Cash 
Staff Writer

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