Huskies drop a double-header to Austin Peay


James Krause

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – After picking up a pair of wins on its weekend road trip, the baseball team dropped a pair of games to Austin Peay in a Sunday doubleheader.

In total, the Huskies gave up 23 runs over the two games, with one being called early due to the mercy rule.

Game 1-Governors 15, Huskies 3 (seven innings)

The Huskies found themselves down early when Austin Peay junior catcher Parker Phillips hit a two-run homer in the first.

Phillips would homer again in the third, bringing in two more runs, and a third time in the fifth inning. By the end of the day, Philips went 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

The Governors scored three coming of fielding errors from the Huskies. Austin Peay scored at least two runs in each of the first five innings.

Five different pitchers took the mound for the Huskies, collectively giving up 12 hits and putting on eight batters with walks or hit by pitches.

Game 2-Governors 8, Huskies 3

Junior infielder Tommy Szczasny looked to pull NIU out of their slump early, hitting a solo home run to put NIU up 1-0 in the first.

The Huskies held the small lead until the third, when freshman infielder Garrett Spain hit an RBI single to tie the game 1-1.

Senior catcher David Martinez gave the Governors the lead with a 3-RBI single later in the third, followed by a three run homer by sophomore infielder Bobby Head to make the score 7-1 after three.

The Huskies saw solid relief pitching from junior pitcher Tristan Michaels and sophomore Kyle Seebach, only giving up one run collectively after the third.

Despite their efforts, it was not enough to bring the Huskies out of the hole as NIU fell to 2-6 on the season.

The Huskies look to rebound this weekend in with a three-game stint against the Kansas Jayhawks. Their first game is 3 p.m. Friday in Lawrence, Kansas.