Snodgrass, Hankins lead Austin Peay past Ga Tech



ATLANTA (AP) — Jack Snodgrass pitched seven strong innings, Jordan Hankins hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh and Austin Peay stunned Georgia Tech 2-1 in the Atlanta Regional on Friday night.

Zach Toney got four outs to earn his fourth save for the Governors (34-22).

Austin Peay took a 2-1 lead on Hankins’ fourth homer, a solo shot, and Snodgrass (4-6) pitched out of a jam in the bottom half when Jake Davies grounded into a double play. Snodgrass allowed seven hits, one run, three walks and struck out three.

Matthew Grimes (7-4) replaced Georgia Tech starter Mark Pope, who left with a back injury in the second inning. Grimes gave up three hits, two runs, one walk and struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings for the Yellow Jackets (40-20).