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APSU Lady Govs Softball rolls past Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 8-0

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN –  Kayla Davidson drove on four runs while Lauren de Castro recorded her fifth shutout of the season, Wednesday afternoon, as the Lady Govs defeated former Ohio Valley Conference member Middle Tennessee, 8-0, in six innings at Cheryl Holt Field.

Austin Peay's Kayla Davidson had 4 RBI's to help propel Lady Govs Softball to 8-0 win over Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

Austin Peay’s Kayla Davidson had 4 RBI’s to help propel Lady Govs Softball to 8-0 win over Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

Austin Peay (18-21) broke open the game in the bottom of the second inning by scoring five runs on three hits while also being aided by two walks and a hit batter

Niya Sparks opened the inning by drawing a one-out walk, moved to second base on a single by Laurel Burroughs and score on a single by Kristin Whitmire to make it 1-0.

Burroughs, Whitmire and Davidson all recorded two hits each to lead Austin Peay.

Kristin WhitmireAmanda De Vries then walked to load the bases, followed by Courtney Brower being hit by a pitch to force in Burroughs with the second run of the inning.

After Middle Tennessee (7-33) recorded the inning’s second out, Davidson blasted a ball over the outstretched glove of Blue Raiders center fielder LaRi Mitchell, driving in De Vries, Brower and Marissa Lake to make it 5-0.

That would be all the runs  de Castro (12-8) needed as she limited the Blue Raiders to four hits – all singles – while striking out two and walking one. The five shutouts for de Castro are the most by a Lady Govs pitcher since the 2007 season.

Kayla DavidsonMiddle Tennessee’s best scoring chance came in the top of the fifth — as they loaded the bases with two outs and their number two hitter Samantha Nieves at the plate – but de Castro got her to ground out to Davidson at shortstop to end the threat.

The score remained that way until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Lady Govs closed out the game with three more runs.

Burroughs and Whitmire opened the inning with back-to-back singles followed an out later by Brower being hit by a pitch for the second time in the game to load the bases.

Pinch hitter Christiana Gable then hit a come-backer to MTSU pitcher Caitlin McClure, who missed played the ball for an error allowing all runs to advance, including Burroughs scoring the Lady Govs’ sixth run.

Davidson then walked to force in a run, bringing up Mel Pavel, who blasted the ball over Mitchell’s head in center field driving in Brower to make it 8-0 and end the game by the eight-rule mercy rule.

The Lady Govs return to action this weekend as the closeout their eight-game homestand with a three-game OVC series against Murray State.

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Box Score

Middle Tennessee at Austin Peay
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Cheryl Holt Field

Middle Tennessee 0 (7-33)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob avg
MITCHELL, LaRi cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288
NIEVES, Samantha 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .229
TONEY, Kayla 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 .333
DUKES, Laura c 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .373
DEVER, Nina lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
WILLIS, Cheyenne ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 .189
WHALEY, Austyn 2b 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 1 .188
SHADLEY, Marinna dp 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .202
MILLER, McKena rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .250
FISHERBACK, Jordyn. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
STINNETT, Shelby p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -
MCCLURE, Caitlin. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Totals 23 0 4 0 1 2 16 11 6

Austin Peay 8 (18-21)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob avg
LAKE, Marissa lf 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
GABLE, Christiana ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 3 0 2 4 1 0 2 3 1 .297
PAVEL, Mel c 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 .289
de CASTRO, Lauren p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .388
SPARKS, Niya 3b 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .109
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .227
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 3 1 2 1 0 0 11 0 1 .257
De VRIES, Amanda cf 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .132
CHARLESTON, Maecy ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000
BROWER, Courtney rf 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .200
Totals 24 8 7 7 3 2 18 9 6

 

 

Score by Innings                R  H  E
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Middle Tennessee.... 000 000 -  0  4  2
Austin Peay......... 050 003 -  8  7  2
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Note: 1 out, 3 runners LOB when the game ended.

 

E – TONEY, K.(5); MCCLURE, C.(4); DAVIDSON 2(17). DP – MTSU 1. LOB – MTSU 6; Austin Peay 6. 2B – DAVIDSON(10). HBP – SPARKS; BROWER 2.

 

Middle Tennessee ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np era
FISHERBACK, Jordyn. L,3-12 1.1 3 5 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 9 1 2 40 5.04
STINNETT, Shelby 3.2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 14 15 1 9 51 4.81
MCCLURE, Caitlin. 0.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 6 0 0 25 5.64
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np era
de CASTRO, Lauren W,12-8 6.0 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 23 24 4 12 94 3.12

 

 

Win – DE CASTRO (12-8). Loss – FISHERBACK (3-12). Save – None. HBP – by FISHERBACK (BROWER); by STINNETT, S. (SPARKS); by MCCLURE, C. (BROWER). PB - PAVEL 2(6).Pitches/strikes: FISHERBACK 40/20; STINNETT, S. 51/34; MCCLURE, C. 25/16; DE CASTRO 94/54.

Umpires – HP: Ken Cato 1B: Al Gonsorowski 3B: Dave LaMarbe

Start: 12:53 pm Time: 1:43

Attendance: 70

Weather: Sunny, 61, Wind:NW8

STINNETT, S. faced 1 batter in the 6th.


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