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Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball lose to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in extra innings

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Softball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – On Sunday for the third time in this weekend’s Ohio Valley Conference softball matchup, Austin Peay’s softball team battled Tennessee Tech down to the final pitch at Cheryl Holt Field, but like the first two contests the Lady Govs came up short; this time in 11 innings, 5-3.

The game when into the international tiebreaker (the last batter of the previous inning is placed on second base to start the inning) in the top of the 10th inning, after the two teams failed to break the 2-2 deadlock in the eighth or ninth inning.

Junior Morgan Brewer sent the game Sunday into extra inning with a game tying RBI singe in the bottom of the seventh inning. Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Junior Morgan Brewer sent the game Sunday into extra inning with a game tying RBI singe in the bottom of the seventh inning. Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

With Samantha Everett placed on second base, Angi Sakamoto singled up the middle for Tennessee Tech (9-11, 3-0 OVC) to move Everett to third.

Austin Peay’s junior right-hander Morgan Brewer – who came into the game in relief in the eighth inning – got Emily Burch for the first out on a popup to second, but Cassie Garrett followed with a single just over the leaping Laurel Burroughs at short stop to bring in Everett with the go ahead run.

Catie CozartBut after a strikeout, the Golden Eagles Brooke Basten got the big hit of the contest – a double – which drove in Garrett and Sakamoto in to make it 5-2 Tennessee Tech.

Austin Peay (6-11, 0-3 OVC) would cut the deficit to 5-3 on a double to right field by senior Catie Cozart – scoring freshman Paige Neely, who was placed on second to start the inning.

That brought up redshirt junior Jessica Ryan – who had a home run on Saturday – up as the potential tying run, but Tennessee Tech starter Holly Thomas got Ryan to ground out to second to end the game.

Shelby NortonThe 11 innings was the most innings played in one game by Austin Peay since it beat Morehead State 5-4 in 11 innings on April 3rd, 2005.

Thomas went the full 11 inning for the Golden Eagles, giving up seven hits and one walk, while striking out eight.

The Lady Govs had battled back twice to tie the game, the last time in the bottom of the seventh inning after coming into the inning trailing 2-1.

Redshirt junior Shelby Norton got things going with a one-out infield single, followed by a walk to senior Amy Mills.

That would bring up Brewer, who smacked a single down the left field line scoring Norton to make it 2-2.

Tennessee Tech had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning when Sakamoto was hit by a 0-2 pitch by sophomore starting pitcher Lauren de Castro.

The Lady Govs had tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning on de Castro’s second home run of the weekend and third overall this season.

A dubious call by the three-man umpiring crew gave Tennessee Tech the early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as Garrett – who opened the game with a double to left – got caught in a rundown between third and home on a ground ball to short by Basten.

Amy MillsMills had taken the throw at the plate from Burroughs and was forcing Garrett back to third. After throwing the ball to sophomore third baseman Kayla Davidson, Mills was getting out of the baseline when Garrett went out of her way to veer into Mills – who was three or four feet out of the baseline.

Despite the runner causing the contact, Mills was called for interference allowing Garrett to score without a play being made on her.

Box Score

Tennessee Tech vs Austin Peay
Clarksville, TN | Cheryl Holt Field
3/11/2012 at 1:01pm

Tennessee Tech 5 Austin Peay 3
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Tennessee Tech (9-11, 3-0) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 1
Austin Peay (6-11, 0-3) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 7 1
Tennessee Tech
Hitters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
Cassie Garrett 2b 5 2 3 1 1 0 0
Melody Christian cf 6 0 1 0 0 2 0
Brooke Basten rf 6 0 1 2 0 2 0
Holly Thomas p 6 0 0 0 0 1 4
Tyler Templet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chanelle Spalding 1b 4 1 2 0 1 1 1
Brittney Spalding 3b 4 0 1 0 1 1 0
Samantha Everett ss 3 1 0 0 2 0 1
Angi Sakamoto lf 3 1 1 1 0 1 0
Kayla Floyd dp 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
Christian Gibbs 1 0 0 0 0 1 3
Emily Burch dp 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
Mekenzie Weems c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 42 5 9 4 5 11 13
Batting
2B: Cassie Garrett; Brooke Basten
RBI: Cassie Garrett; Brooke Basten 2; Angi Sakamoto
Baserunning
SB: Melody Christian
CS: Melody Christian
Fielding
E: Cassie Garrett

 


 

Austin Peay
Hitters AB R H RBI BB SO LOB
deCASTRO p 5 1 1 1 0 1 0
MILLS T 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
BRADLEY rf 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
COZART cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 1
ANDERSON 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
RYAN lf 5 0 1 0 0 1 2
NORTON 1b 3 1 1 0 0 1 0
MILLS A c 3 0 0 0 1 1 0
ERVIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOLDA dp 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
BREWER p 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
DAVIDSON 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
NEELY 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 2
BURROUGHS ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 3 7 3 1 8 6
Batting
2B: COZART
HR: deCASTRO
RBI: deCASTRO; COZART; BREWER
Baserunning
Fielding
E: MILLS T
Tennessee Tech
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR
Holly Thomas (W, 6-5) 11.0 7 3 2 1 8 1
Totals 11.0 7 3 2 1 8 1
Pitching
Batters Faced: Holly Thomas 40
Austin Peay
Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR
deCASTRO 3.2 3 2 2 2 4 0
MILLS T 3.1 2 0 0 2 4 0
BREWER (L, 2-5) 4.0 4 3 2 1 3 0
Totals 11.0 9 5 4 5 11 0
Pitching
Batters Faced: deCASTRO 17; MILLS T 14; BREWER 18
HBP: deCASTRO; BREWER
Other Information
Location: Clarksville, TN.
Stadium: Cheryl Holt Field
Attendance: 145
Duration: 2:44
Umpires: Home plate – Ken Cato , First base – Darryl Brasuell , Third base – Calvin Sims

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