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Lady Govs Classic now a three-game series

APSU Women’s Softball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team was to host its second classic this season—the Lady Govs Classic—this Saturday and Sunday at Lady Govs Field, but because of a late cancellation by Southern University, the classic now will be a three-game series with Eastern Michigan.

Southern University called Austin Peay (5-20, 1-7 OVC) head coach Casey Dickson early Friday morning and told her due to the rain forecast for middle Tennessee during most of the weekend, it didn’t seem prudent from a financial standpoint to come north and be unable to play or play a limited schedule.

APSU Women's Softball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)
APSU Women's Softball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

Even with Southern dropping out of the classic, Eastern Michigan (9-4, 0-0 Mid-America), who has played only 13 games so far this season, still wanted to come down and play, so Austin Peay will play the Eagles three times – with a doubleheader, starting at 11:00am, Saturday, and a single Sunday game, beginning at 10:00am.

All game times are tentative, with the threat of rain this weekend—check www.letsgopeay.com for the latest changes or delays in this weekend’s action.

Lauren de CastroEntering the games with Eastern Michigan, the Lady Govs are led offensively by freshman Lauren de Castro’s .288 batting average – which also includes four doubles and two home runs to go with 11 runs scored and 13 RBI.

Junior Catie Cozart is just behind her with a .282 batting average, three doubles, two triples and two home runs. She has also scored 13 runs and drive in 11.

Senior Tiffany Smith (.274) and junior Amy Mills (.261) round out the top four Lady Gov hitters, with Smith scoring 13 runs and leading Austin Peay with 14 RBI.

In the circle, sophomore Morgan Brewer leads the way with three victories this season, including picking up a win in relief, Tuesday, at UT Martin.


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