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Lady Govs to face nationally-ranked Kentucky in home twinbill

APSU Women’s Softball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will face one of the hottest teams in the Southeastern Conference, Wednesday afternoon, as the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats come to Lady Govs Field for a 5:00pm doubleheader.

It will be the second meeting all-time between the two schools on the softball diamond, the first coming last season with the Lady Wildcats sweeping a doubleheader in Lexington, KY.

APSU Women's Softball at Lady Govs Field, Clarksville TN.
APSU Women's Softball at Lady Govs Field, Clarksville TN.

Austin Peay (8-25, 3-10 Ohio Valley Conference) enters the matchup playing much better in its last six games, including two complete-game pitching efforts over that stretch from sophomore Morgan Brewer and junior Ashley Bolda.

Overall, Morgan leads the Lady Govs pitching staff with a 5-9 win-loss record, a 3.69 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 93 innings of work.

Kentucky (25-7, 11-3 SEC) comes in having won its last six games – all in conference play – including a three-game sweep of then-No. 5 Florida this past weekend.

Lauren de CastroOffensively the Lady Govs are led by freshman Lauren de Castro, who enters the doubleheader hitting just under .300, with a .295 batting average – with three HR and 14 RBI to go with a team-best six doubles.

She is followed by a pair of juniors, Catie Cozart and Amy Mills, coming in hitting .274 and .269 respectively – with Cozart having two HRs and 12 RBI and Mills two HRs and 10 RBI.

Cozart also leads the Lady Govs with 17 runs scored, while senior Tiffany Smith leads Austin Peay with 17 RBI.

Catie CozartKentucky comes into the doubleheader with five players hitting over .300, led by Meagan Aull’s .390 batting average – which includes five HRs and 23 RBI.

Chanda Bell tops the Wildcats pitching staff with a 9-4 win-loss mark, with 139 strikeouts in 92.1 innings of work and a 1.67 ERA.

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