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APSU Lady Govs Softball swept by Samford Bulldogs

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBirmingham, AL – Austin Peay State University’s softball team was swept in a doubleheader, Wednesday, by former Ohio Valley Conference member Samford University, 11-1 and 6-5.

It was the first meeting between the two programs since March 2008, when the Bulldogs were still an OVC member.

Austin Peay Softball senior Kayla Davidson.

Austin Peay Softball senior Kayla Davidson.

In the opening game, Samford (9-2) jumped out to  2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a two-run double by Madison Dickey, but Austin Peay cut that lead in half with a run of its own on the top of the third.

Freshman Fatima Larios would get things started with a one-out walk and move to second base on a two-out single by senior Kayla Davidson.

Laurel BurroughsThat would bring up junior Laurel Burroughs, who smashed a double to right field to bring in Larios to make it 2-1.

Sophomore Niya Sparks would have the Lady Govs only other hit in the opener, a double off the wall in left field in the fifth inning.

But that would be as close as the Lady Govs (2-8) would get in the contest, with Samford taking advantage of a hit batter, two walks and an Austin Peay error to score six times in the bottom of the third inning to go up 8-1.

Samford would tack on three more runs in the bottom of the fourth for the 11-1 Game 1 final.

Mel PavelGame 2 would start better for the Lady Govs, as they jumped out to a 2-0 advantage in the top of the first inning on a two-run double by sophomore Mel Pavel – driving in Burroughs and senior Lauren de Castro – who had reached by a fielder’s choice and a single respectively.

But Samford would tie the game 2-2 in the bottom of the inning on a two-run homer Abby Adams.

The score would remain that way until the bottom of the fourth inning, when Samford took advantage of a dropped fly ball in center field by Larios to jump-start an inning where they scored three unearned runs to go up 5-2.

But Austin Peay responded in the top of the fifth to tie the game, making the Bulldogs have to go through three pitchers in the inning.

Junior Christina Beam would open the inning with a single, followed by back-to-back walks to Davidson and Burroughs to load the bases, with no outs.

Fifth-year senior Kristin Whitmire would then be hit by a pitch, to force in Beam, while de Castro followed by drawing a walk to allow Davidson to score.

After a force out at the plate, the Lady Govs would score their final run of the inning to tie the game 5-5 on a walk to Sparks to force in Whitmire.

Samford would score what turned out to be the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning; Adams reached second on a throwing error by Davidson, move to third on a wild pitch and score on a single by Shelby Scott.

Kristin WhitmireAustin Peay did threaten to tie the score in the top of the seventh inning, with Whitmire beating out an infield hit top open the inning and freshman pinch runner Laura Judy moving around to third base, with two outs.

But Bulldogs relief pitcher Mollie Hanson got Sparks on strike to end the threat and the game, with Samford holding on for a 6-5 victory.

Austin Peay will return to action this weekend, as they travel to Chattanooga to play in the Frost Classic.

Box Score – Game 1

Austin Peay Lady Govs at Samford Buldogs
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Birmingham, AL | Samford Field

Austin Peay 1 (2-7)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 1
de Castro, Lauren p/rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
PAVEL, Mel c 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
DiBENEDETTO, Vinchen 3b 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
De VRIES, Amanda rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MILLS, Taylor p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
LARIOS, Fatima cf 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
ARKANSAS, Rikki lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
SPARKS, Niya ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 17 1 3 1 2 5 12 5 5

Samford 11 (8-2)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Megan Dowdy cf 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
Caroline Seay lf 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Hannah Taylor c 3 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 3
Holly Adkins c 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Callie Brister 3b 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
Abby Adams ss 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 2
Caitlin Bice rf 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Caroline Wilder dp 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Madison Dickey 1b 3 2 2 3 0 0 5 0 0
Abbie Miranda 2b 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0
Mollie Hanson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 23 11 11 11 3 0 15 5 7

 

Score by Innings               R  H  E
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Austin Peay......... 001 00 -  1  3  2
Samford............. 026 3X - 11 11  0
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E – PAVEL; DIBENEDETTO. LOB – Austin Peay 5; Samford 7. 2B – BURROUGHS(1); Brister, Cal(2); Dickey, Madi 2(2). HR – Adams, Abby(4). HBP – WHITMIRE; MILLS T; Taylor, Hann; Miranda, Abb. SH – Wilder, Caro. SF – Dowdy, Megan. SB – ARKANSAS(1); Seay, Caroli(4); Miranda, Abb(2). CS – Taylor, Hann(1).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
de Castro, Lauren L,2-3 2.2 8 8 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 18 22 3 5 66
MILLS, Taylor 1.1 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 2 1 30
Samford ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Mollie Hanson W,4-2 5.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 0 2 0 17 21 5 4 89

 

Win – Hanson, Moll (4-2). Loss – DE CASTRO (2-3). Save – None. HBP – by DE CASTRO (Miranda, Abb); by Hanson, Moll (WHITMIRE); by DE CASTRO (Taylor, Hann); by Hanson, Moll (MILLS T).Pitches/strikes: DE CASTRO 66/40; MILLS T 30/14; Hanson, Moll 89/54. Umpires – HP: Donnie Teague 1B: Mike Lett 3B: Craig Hyde

Start: 2:53 pm Time: 1:34

Attendance: 106

Weather: Cloudy, 66, Wind:WNW5

 

Box Score – Game 2

Austin Peay Lady Govs vs. Samford Bulldogs
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Birmingham, AL | Samford Field)

Austin Peay 5 (2-8)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 3 0
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 3 1 1 1 0 1 9 0 0
ARKANSAS, Rikki pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
de Castro, Lauren dp 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
PAVEL, Mel c 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 0 0
JUDY, Laura pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SPARKS, Niya 3b 3 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 2
LARIOS, Fatima cf 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
HOOPER, Sidney p 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 5
BARTUCCIO, Brianna p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BEAM, Christina lf 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
De VRIES, Amanda rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 24 5 4 5 7 11 18 8 7

Samford 6 (9-2)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Megan Dowdy cf 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2
Abby Adams ss 4 3 2 3 0 0 3 0 1
Callie Brister 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Shelby Scott dp 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
Caitlin Bice rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
Abby Sweeney c 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0
Hannah Taylor c 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1
Rachel Bickert 1b 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 4
Arica Dykes lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Abbie Miranda 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Grey Adams p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rebecca Leonard p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mollie Hanson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 30 6 12 6 0 1 21 6 9

 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Austin Peay......... 200 030 0 -  5  4  2
Samford............. 200 301 X -  6 12  1
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E – DAVIDSON(10); LARIOS(1); Miranda, Abb(1). DP – Austin Peay 1. LOB – Austin Peay 7; Samford 9. 2B – PAVEL(2); Adams, Abby; Scott, Shelb(1); Dykes, Arica(1). HR – Adams, Abby(5). HBP – WHITMIRE; Bice, Caitli; Sweeney, Abb. SH – DE CASTRO(1); Dowdy, Megan.

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
HOOPER, Sidney 4.1 10 5 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 23 26 6 6 80
BARTUCCIO, Brianna L,0-3 1.2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 4 26
Samford ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Grey Adams 4.0 3 5 5 5 6 1 0 1 0 15 21 3 2 115
Rebecca Leonard 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 15
Mollie Hanson W,5-2 2.2 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 8 9 1 2 30

 

Win – Hanson, Moll (5-2). Loss – BARTUCCIO (0-3). Save – None. WP – HOOPER S(3); Adams, Grey(1). HBP – by HOOPER S (Bice, Caitli); by HOOPER S (Sweeney, Abb); by Adams, Grey (WHITMIRE). PB – PAVEL(1).Pitches/strikes: HOOPER S 80/50; BARTUCCIO 26/15; Adams, Grey 115/65; Leonard, Reb 15/4; Hanson, Moll 30/22.Umpires – HP: Mike Lett 1B: Craig Hyde 3B: Donnie Teague

Start: 4:53 pm Time: 2:13

Attendance: 125

Weather: Mostly cloudy, 66, Wind:N1

Adams, Grey faced 4 batters in the 5th.

 


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