April 23, 2011
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Saturday's scheduled baseball between SIUE and Austin Peay has been cancelled due to rain. Friday's six-inning game becomes final and the Cougars have now won seven in a row.
SIUE, 18-19, was leading 1-0 in the sixth inning when the game was originally suspended due to weather. The two teams were scheduled to resume the game Saturday and then play a double-header to complete the series.
The Cougars managed the lone run in the bottom of the first inning Friday. James Vazquez walked to lead off the game, before Travis Becherer reached on a bunt single to the third base line. Vazquez went to third on a fly out by Mitch Matecki. SIUE then pulled off the double steal, scoring Vazquez and sending Becherer to second base. Becherer advanced to third on the throw home, but was stranded at third base.
Vazquez finished 1 for 2 with the walk and a run. Becherer was 1 for 3.
Josh Malin, 4-2, earned the win tossing the abbreviated complete-game shutout, his first of the year. The senior right-hander struck out one and allowed eight hits.
Jeremy Dobbs, 7-2, suffered the loss for Austin Peay. Dobbs allowed the run on three hits and struck out four.
The Governors, 18-19, were led by Jon Clinard who finished the night 3 for 3.
SIUE hits the road Tuesday to play at Indiana State. Game time is 6 p.m. ET.