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APSU Lady Govs Softball sweeps Alabama A&M Bulldogs to extend winning steak to four

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUHuntsville, AL – Austin Peay State University’s softball team ran its current win streak to four games, Wednesday afternoon, as it swept the Alabama A&M Lady Bulldogs by scores of 15-6 and 4-0.

APSU pitcher Brianna Bartuccio gets her first collegiate shutout against the Alabama A&M Lady Bulldogs in Game 2.

APSU pitcher Brianna Bartuccio gets her first collegiate shutout against the Alabama A&M Lady Bulldogs in Game 2.

The Lady Govs (8-11) fell behind 1-0 after one inning of play against the Lady Bulldogs, in the opener, but rallied to score a season-high 15 runs by scoring at least two runs in each of the last five innings of play.

Austin Peay would use the long ball to score its first four runs, with Kayla Davidson hitting a two-run blast in the top of the third inning – also scoring Rikki Arkansas who had singled to open the inning —  to make it 2-1.

Laurel BurroughsAn inning later, Niya Sparks was hit by a pitch to start the fourth inning, followed by Laurel Burroughs first home run of the season to put APSU up 4-1.

A four-run fifth inning by Austin Peay would break the game open, highlighted by a two-run triple to straight-away center field by Arkansas to score Courtney Brower and Burroughs, while Brower had an RBI single in the inning – scoring Sparks.

Arkansas would lead Austin Peay with three hits in Game 1.

Alabama A&M (8-13) would try to respond by scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, to cut the Lady Govs lead to 8-3, but Austin Peay answered right back with three runs in the top of the sixth to extend its lead out to eight runs, 11-3.

Mel PavelThe Lady Bulldogs plated two more runs in the bottom of the inning, to make it 11-5, but they would get no closer with the Lady Govs recording their second four-run inning of the game in the seventh.

Mel Pavel – who leads the Lady Govs this season with 16 RBIs – drove in two of the seventh-inning runs with a single, while Taylor Mills also drove in a run with a single to right field.

Alabama A&M would tack on one final run in the bottom of the seventh, but it was far too little too late, as the Lady Govs took Game 1, 15-6.

Game 2 saw the Lady Govs jump out early, as they scored four times in the top of the first inning by taking advantage of three hits and two A&M errors.

Davidson opened the game by reaching on an error, moved to second base on a sacrifice by Christina Beam, and scored on a single by Kristin Whitmire.

Whitmire reached base all three times in the nightcap, with two singles and a base on balls.

Pavel would also record an RBI single in the inning, while the other two runs scored by Austin Peay came via a wild pitch and a throwing error.

Brianna BartuccioThat would be all the runs that Austin Peay starting pitcher Brianna Bartuccio would need, as she picked up her first collegiate shutout, holding the Lady Bulldogs to four hits and not allowing a runner to reach second base until the fifth inning.

Austin Peay returns to action this Saturday, as they travel to Oxford, Ohio to face the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks in a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 3:00pm.

Box Score – Game 1

Austin Peay at Alabama A&M
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Huntsville, AL | Lady Bulldog Field

Austin Peay 15 (7-11)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
DAVIDSON, Kayla dp 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 4
BEAM, Christina ss 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 3 1
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 1 2 0 0 4 0 8 0 0
de Castro, Lauren p 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
BLACKWOOD, Allie p 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
MILLS, Taylor p 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
PAVEL, Mel c 5 3 2 3 0 0 7 1 3
SPARKS, Niya 3b 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 4 2 1 2 1 0 1 2 0
Brower, Courtney lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
ARKANSAS, Rikki cf 5 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 2
De VRIES, Amanda rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 35 15 11 11 9 3 21 11 10

Alabama A&M 6 (8-12)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Moran-Rowen, Haylee 3b 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0
Garth, Aleah ss 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0
Gonzales, Ashley 2b 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
Ramos,Viridiana 1b/dp 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 0
Hill,Melony ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Britt, Anisa p/1b 4 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 3
Gray, Meaghan dp/1b 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 1
McInnes, Taiya c 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 3
Grubbs, Raven cf 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 0
Ferguson,Chelsey lf 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 2
Lawson,Eriel rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Totals 26 6 6 5 12 5 21 7 12

 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Austin Peay......... 002 243 4 - 15 11  1
Alabama A&M......... 100 022 1 -  6  6  3
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E – BURROUGHS(6); Moran-Rowen(9); Garth, Aleah(8); Ferguson,Che(1). LOB – Austin Peay 10; AAMU 12. 3B – ARKANSAS(1). HR – DAVIDSON(2); BURROUGHS(1). HBP – SPARKS; BROWER. SH – Garth, Aleah(5). SB – WHITMIRE(2); PAVEL(1); ARKANSAS(3). CS – Moran-Rowen(3).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
de Castro, Lauren W,5-4 4.2 3 3 3 6 2 1 0 0 0 15 22 4 7 110
BLACKWOOD, Allie 0.2 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 6 1 1 24
MILLS, Taylor 1.2 2 1 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 7 11 0 2 54
Alabama A&M ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Britt, Anisa L,4-4 5.2 7 11 9 8 2 1 0 2 0 25 35 11 4 143
Gray, Meaghan 1.1 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 11 1 2 41

 

 

Win – DE CASTRO (5-4). Loss – Britt, Anisa (4-4). Save - None. WP – DE CASTRO(2); BLACKWOOD(1); Britt, Anisa(5). HBP – by Britt, Anisa (SPARKS); by Britt, Anisa (BROWER). PB – PAVEL(2); McInnes, Tai 2(6).Pitches/strikes: DE CASTRO 110/57; BLACKWOOD 24/10; MILLS T 54/25; Britt, Anisa 143/72; Gray, Meagha 41/25.Start: 12:59 am Time: 3:01

Attendance: 63

Weather: Sunny, 55, Wind:N 40

Box Score – Game 2

Austin Peay at Alabama A&M
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Huntsville, AL | Lady Bulldog Field

Austin Peay 4 (8-11)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
DAVIDSON, Kayla dp 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BEAM, Christina ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 2 1 2 1 1 0 5 0 0
de Castro, Lauren rf 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PAVEL, Mel c 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
SPARKS, Niya 3b 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 2
BARTUCCIO, Brianna p 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
ARKANSAS, Rikki cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Brower, Courtney lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 19 4 4 2 3 1 15 7 5

Alabama A&M 0 (8-13)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Moran-Rowen, Haylee lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1
Garth, Aleah ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
Gonzales, Ashley 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
Gray, Meaghan 1b 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0
McInnes, Taiya dp 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rambert, Nikkea 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Hill,Melony c 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Grubbs, Raven cf 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ferguson,Chelsey rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Brown, Cassandra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 18 0 4 0 0 1 15 9 3

 

Score by Innings               R  H  E
--------------------------------------
Austin Peay......... 400 00 -  4  4  0
Alabama A&M......... 000 00 -  0  4  3
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E – Garth, Aleah(8); Gray, Meagha(1); Hill,Melony(5). DP – Austin Peay 1. LOB – Austin Peay 5; AAMU 3. SH – BEAM(1); DE CASTRO(2). SB – DAVIDSON(2); WHITMIRE(3).

 

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
BARTUCCIO, Brianna W,2-5 5.0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 18 18 6 7 62
Alabama A&M ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Brown, Cassandra L,3-4 5.0 4 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 19 24 3 11 81

 

Win – BARTUCCIO (2-5). Loss – Brown, Cassa (3-4). Save – None. WP – BARTUCCIO(1); Brown, Cassa(4).Pitches/strikes: BARTUCCIO 62/47; Brown, Cassa 81/50.Start: 4:34 pm Time: 1:05

Attendance: 63

Weather: Sunny, 40

 


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