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APSU Lady Govs Softball begins six game homestand Thursday with Northern Kentucky Norse


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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will play its first games of the month of March at Cheryl Holt Field, Thursday afternoon, as the Lady Govs entertain Northern Kentucky in a noon doubleheader.

Austin Peay Women’s Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

The Lady Govs (9-14) haven’t played at home since a February 28th doubleheader versus Trevecca, with two home twinbills (March 3rd vs. Holy Cross) and (March 12th vs. Chattanooga) cancelled due to inclement weather.

The matchup versus the Norse (2-17) is the first between the two schools on the softball diamond and the first this season for Austin Peay versus a team from the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Lauren de CastroNorthern Kentucky comes into the games 0-1 versus Ohio Valley Conference schools, dropping a 9-0 decision to Jacksonville State to open the season back on February 7th.

Offensively, senior Lauren de Castro leads the Lady Govs with a .379 batting average – including five doubles and two home runs.

Sophomore Mel Pavel is also hitting over .300 after the first 23 games of the season, coming in with a .308 average and a team-best 16 RBI.

Mel PavelThe Norse also had a pair of players that come in hitting over .300 for the season, led by Katelyn Roy’s .327 average and Dee Dee Davis’ at .321.

In the circle, de Castro tops the Lady Govs pitching staff with a 6-5 win-loss mark and a 4.13 ERA. She has also recorded 33 strikeouts in 59.1 innings of work this season.

For Northern Kentucky, Alyssa Enrique and Paige McQueen had one win each for the Norse this season, with Enrique coming in with a 1-2 record and McQueen 1-5.




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