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APSU Lady Govs Softball loses 2-1 to Butler Bulldogs at Frost Classic

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUChattanooga, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team outhit Butler University 6-2 overall, Sunday morning in the final day of the Frost Classic, but couldn’t come up with the big hit at the right time in falling to the Bulldogs, 2-1.

Austin Peay Women's Softball.

Austin Peay Women’s Softball.

Trailing 2-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Austin Peay (4-11) had a golden opportunity to tie — or take the lead — with Laurel Burroughs and Kristin Whitmire recording back-to-back one-out singles, which brought up the Lady Govs leading hitter Lauren de Castro with the tying run in scoring position.

But de Castro got jammed on a 1-0 pitch and hit a one-pop ground ball to third baseman Chelsea Norwood, who stepped on the bag at third to force Burroughs and then threw to first base for the double play to get out of the inning and end the threat.

Courtney BrowerAustin Peay had one final chance to score a tying run in the seventh, with Courtney Brower leading off the inning with an infield single, but the next three Lady Govs went down in order to seal the win for Butler (4-9).

The Lady Govs had taken a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on a two-out RBI single by de Castro, driving in Burroughs – who had reached on a fielder’s chose — and in a great piece of base running moved into scoring position at second base by advancing on a foul pop-out to the catcher by Whitmire.

Butler would tie the game 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning, when on a double steal, catcher Mel Pavel’s throw to third got away and Bulldogs lead runner Sarah Gronowski coming on around to score.

Laurel BurroughsThe Bulldogs would score what turned out to be the winning run in the top of the fourth inning, with leadoff hitter Kristen Boros reached on an error by APSU third baseman Niya Sparks and moved to second base an out later on a sacrifice by Riley Carter.

That brought up Brandyce Sallee, who flared a 2-0 pitch over Burroughs’ out stretched glove at second base and in front of right fielder Amanda De Vries for a run-scoring single.

Leah Bry got the win for Butler, giving up one earned run on six hits, while walked two and striking out nine.

Taking the loss was de Castro, who only gave up two unearned runs on two hits, while walking two and striking out four.

Austin Peay returns home Thursday to Cheryl Holt Field for its next action, as they host Trevecca for a noon doubleheader.

Box Score

Butler vs Austin Peay
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Chattanooga, Tn | Warner Park-Field 1

Butler 2 (4-9)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
SALLEE, Brandyce cf 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
GRONOWSKI, S. rf 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
NORWOOD, Chelsea 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
TARRANT, Allie 1b 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1
HAKOLA, Krista pr/1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
DENNISON, Callie dp 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
LEICHTY, Maria c 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1
POPE, Kayla pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOROS, Kristen 2b 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
RUPEL, Cassie lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
CARTER, Riley ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
BRY, Leah p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 21 2 2 1 2 4 21 5 5

Austin Peay 1 (4-11)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0
BEAM, Christina ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 1
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 3 0 1 0 0 1 9 0 0
de Castro, Lauren p 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 1
PAVEL, Mel c 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1
SPARKS, Niya 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0
De VRIES, Amanda rf 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
GABLE, Christiana ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Brower, Courtney lf 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
ARKANSAS, Rikki cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
Totals 26 1 6 1 2 9 21 12 7

 


 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Butler.............. 000 110 0 -  2  2  0
Austin Peay......... 001 000 0 -  1  6  2
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E – PAVEL; SPARKS. DP – Butler 1. LOB – Butler 5; Austin Peay 7. HBP – NORWOOD, C.; LEICHTY, M.; BROWER. SH – NORWOOD, C.; HAKOLA, K.; CARTER, R.. SB – SALLEE, B.; GRONOWSKI, S; HAKOLA, K..

 

Butler ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
BRY, Leah W,3-4 7.0 6 1 1 2 9 0 0 1 0 26 29 5 6 119
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
de Castro, Lauren L,3-4 7.0 2 2 0 2 4 0 0 2 0 21 28 6 11 117

 

 

Win - BRY, L. (3-4). Loss – DE CASTRO (3-4). Save – None. HBP – by BRY, L. (BROWER); by DE CASTRO (NORWOOD, C.); by DE CASTRO (LEICHTY, M.).Pitches/strikes: BRY, L. 119/75; DE CASTRO 117/69.Start: 10:53 am Time: 1:51

Attendance: 75

Weather: Sunny, 53, Wind: calm

 


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