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Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball visits Trevecca for Saturday doubleheader

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Softball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will be making the short drive down Interstate 24 to Nashville to face Trevecca in a doubleheader at the Trojan Softball Complex, 1:00pm, Saturday.

Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Courtesy: Kathy Guest)

Austin Peay Women’s Softball. (Courtesy: Kathy Guest)

It will be the first time the Lady Govs – who lead the all-time series 6-0 versus the Lady Trojans, including sweeping two games at Cheryl Holt Field last season – will play at Trevecca’s on-campus facility.

Austin Peay comes in with a 1-3 record, after its season-opening weekend at Auburn University’s Plainsman Invitational, while the Saturday doubleheader will be Trevecca’s season opening contests.

Junior pitcher/first baseman Lauren de Castro picked up where she left off last year at the plate, hitting at a .545 clip last weekend at the Plainsman Invitational. She also picked up Austin Peay’s lone win in the circle with a 5-0 five-hit shutout against East Tennessee.

Sophomore second baseman Laurel Burroughs also had a solid weekend at the plate with a .462 batting average, including her first collegiate home run in the Lady Govs second game, against Army.

Redshirt senior outfielder Jessica Ryan and freshman catcher Mel Pavel also recorded home runs last weekend for Austin Peay.

Trevecca, which is currently making the transition to NCAA Division II from its former membership in the NAIA, went 38-16-1 last season and has four former NCAA Division I players on its roster – Megan Chesney (UT Martin), Mackenzie Leding (Southern Illinois), Natalie Papini (Tennessee State) and Devon Schmidt (Belmont) – all of which faced the Lady Govs while playing at their former schools.

The doubleheader is the Lady Govs only non-Division I matchup on the 2013 schedule.


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