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APSU Lady Govs Softball sweeps Northern Kentucky

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University made the most of its first home games in almost a month, Thursday afternoon at Cheryl Holt Field, as they Lady Govs swept a doubleheader from Northern Kentucky by 5-1 and 13-0 finals.

Austin Peay Softball. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

The Lady Govs (11-14) got two solid pitching performances in earning the sweep, starting with a four-hit effort from freshman Sidney Hooper (2-2) in the opener, followed by a two-hit shutout by senior Lauren de Castro in the nightcap.

Hooper would give up three of the four hits recorded by the Norse (2-19) in the top of the first inning, with Dee Dee Davis driving in Dana Jarboe with an RBI single to make it 1-0.

Kayla DavidsonBut Austin Peay would take advantage of a Northern Kentucky error in the bottom of the inning to tie the game 1-1 on a sacrifice fly by de Castro.

The score would remain that way until the bottom of the third inning, when senior Kayla Davidson would drive in sophomore Marissa Lake with an opposite-field triple and then scoring ahead of a double by de Castro.

Davidson and de Castro would both finish with two hits each in the contest, with de Castro driving in three.

That would be all the runs that Hooper would need, as she retired 12 straight hitters at one point and 18 of the final 21.

Lauren de CastroThe Lady Govs would tack on two final runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, with de Castro driving in the first run on her second double of the game, while the other came in courteously of a Northern Kentucky error.

As well as Austin Peay played in the opener, Game 2 may have been the most complete game the Lady Govs have played all year as they recorded their second highest run and hit total of the year — while not committing an error on defense and only allowing two hits.

Austin Peay would jump out early, taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning of Game 2 on an RBI single by de Castro, but it was the six-run second inning that broke the game open.

Highlighting the inning was a grand-slam home run by Davidson – her third home run of the year – with sophomore Mel Pavel following with her first round-tripper of the season three pitches later.

The other run in the inning came in on an RBI single by senior Amanda De Vries.

That inning took all of the wind out of the Norse sails, as Austin Peay took advantage of three Northern Kentucky errors in the third inning – along with four hits – to plate six more runs to make it 13-0.

Kristin WhitmireDavidson, de Castro and fifth-year senior Kristin Whitmire had RBIs in the inning.

Following her 2-for-2 effort in the opener, de Castro finished the second game going 3-for-4, while Lake, Davidson, Pavel and De Vries all had two hits each.

The shutout was the third of the season for de Castro (7-5), who along with giving up only two hits struck out six and walked none.

Austin Peay will return to action this weekend, as they host Belmont on Saturday and Tennessee State on Sunday for a pair of Ohio Valley Conference doubleheaders at Cheryl Holt Field.

Both days are scheduled to begin with noon first pitches.

Box Score – Game 1

Northern Kentucky vs. Austin Peay Lady Govs
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Cheryl Holt Field

Northern Kentucky 1 (2-19)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
JARBOE, D. lf/rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
STRALEY, KC cf 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
DAVIS, D. 2b 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0
ROY, K. rf/1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0
DEVLIN, D. c 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1
PAPI, N. 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2
KOHLMAN, R. dp 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
CONNER, A. ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HAYES, N. ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0
ZUBERER, T. 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
CARSON, M. 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
McQUEEN, P. ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
McQUEEN, M. dp/lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
CAUDILL, A. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 26 1 4 1 1 4 18 11 5

Austin Peay 5 (10-14)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
LAKE, Marissa lf 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 3 2 2 1 0 1 4 0 0
PAVEL, Mel c 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
de Castro, Lauren rf 2 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 0
SPARKS, Niya 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
HOOPER, Sidney p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARKANSAS, Rikki cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Totals 20 5 4 4 2 3 21 3 1

 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Northern Kentucky... 100 000 0 -  1  4  2
Austin Peay......... 102 002 X -  5  4  1
-----------------------------------------

 


 

E – DAVIS, D.(3); ROY, K.(1); SPARKS(3). LOB – NKU 5; Austin Peay 1. 2B – DE CASTRO 2(7). 3B – DAVIDSON(1). SH – PAVEL(1). SF – DE CASTRO(1). SB – STRALEY, KC 2(10).

 

Northern Kentucky ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
CAUDILL, A. L,0-10 6.0 4 5 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 20 24 5 9 89
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
HOOPER, Sidney W,2-2 7.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 26 27 13 4 85

 

Win – HOOPER S (2-2). Loss – CAUDILL, A. (0-10). Save – None.Pitches/strikes: CAUDILL, A. 89/55; HOOPER S 85/58.

Umpires – HP: Shane Jackson 1B: Ken Cato 3B: Glen Kilgore

Start: 12:01 pm Time: 1:23

Attendance: 50

Weather: Sunny, 52, Wind:Calm

 

Box Score – Game 2

Northern Kentucky vs. Austin Peay Lady Govs
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Cheryl Holt Field

Northern Kentucky 0 (2-19)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
JARBOE, D. rf 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
STRALEY, KC cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
ZUBERER, T. ph/dp 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
DAVIS, D. 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
ROY, K. 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 1
LANG, K. c 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
DEVLIN, D. c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VANHORN, A. ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HAYES, N. ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
CONNER, A. dp/lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
CARSON, M. 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
McQUEEN, M. lf/cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
ENRIQUE, A. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
McQUEEN, P. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BENHASE, K. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 16 0 2 0 0 6 12 10 1

Austin Peay 13 (11-14)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
LAKE, Marissa lf 4 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 3 2 2 5 0 0 1 1 0
PAVEL, Mel c 4 2 2 1 0 0 6 0 0
de Castro, Lauren p 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 0
SPARKS, Niya 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
DiBENEDETTO, Vinchen ph/3b 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 2
EISENBRAUN, Ashley 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
De VRIES, Amanda rf 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 0
ARKANSAS, Rikki cf 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Totals 24 13 12 10 5 1 15 5 6

 

Score by Innings               R  H  E
--------------------------------------
Northern Kentucky... 000 00 -  0  2  3
Austin Peay......... 166 0X - 13 12  0
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E – DAVIS, D.(4); CARSON, M. 2(4). DP – Austin Peay 1. LOB – NKU 1; Austin Peay 6. 2B – JARBOE, D.(2); DAVIDSON(4); BURROUGHS(2). HR – DAVIDSON(3); PAVEL(1). SH – DAVIDSON(2); ARKANSAS(2). SB – BURROUGHS(2); DE VRIES(1).

 

 

Northern Kentucky ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
ENRIQUE, A. L,1-3 2.1 8 8 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 14 18 0 6 57
McQUEEN, P. 0.0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 7
BENHASE, K. 1.2 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 11 1 4 42
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
de Castro, Lauren W,7-5 5.0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 16 16 4 4 59

 

Win – DE CASTRO (7-5). Loss – ENRIQUE, A. (1-3). Save – None.Pitches/strikes: ENRIQUE, A. 57/34; McQUEEN, P. 7/3; BENHASE, K. 42/26; DE CASTRO 59/45.

Umpires – HP: Ken Cato 1B: Glen Kilgore 3B: Shane Jackson

Start: 1:53 pm Time: 1:25

Attendance: 50

Weather: Sunny, 58, Wind:N9

McQUEEN, P. faced 2 batters in the 2nd.

 


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