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Lady Govs softball finally returns home

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – After playing 15 of its first 19 games away from home, Austin Peay’s softball team starts its longest homestand of the season, playing 12 of the next 14 games at Lady Govs Field, starting with a 6:00pm, Wednesday contest against Belmont.

Austin Peay (3-16), which hasn’t played at home since February 20th, enters the homestand having lost its last four games, including a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series to Morehead State last weekend.

Lady Govs Softball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)
Lady Govs Softball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

For the Lady Govs, this will be the third meeting with Belmont (5-15) this season with each team winning once against the other. Austin Peay grabbed a 9-4 decision, February 13th, and the Bruins winning 5-4, February 20th.

Offensively, Austin Peay is led by freshman Lauren de Castro, who had a productive weekend at the plate for the Lady Govs at Morehead State by batting .625, with a double, a home run and four RBI. Overall this season, she is batting .308, with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI.

Junior Amy Mills and red-shirt sophomores Shelby Norton  and Jessica Ryan  also hit well at Morehead State, with all three finishing the series above .400, including Norton hitting two home runs and Ryan one.

In the circle, the Lady Govs have seen some improvement of late, but are still looking for consistency from its pitching staff.


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