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Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball rally around Bolda’s complete game to beat the SIU Edwardsville Cougars

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsEdwardsville, IL – A late rally backed a solid pitching performance by senior Ashley Bolda, as Austin Peay State University’s softball team split an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader with SIU Edwardsville on Sunday afternoon, winning 4-2 in the nightcap after dropping a 4-3 decision in the opener.

Senior Ashley Bolda pitched a complete game and drove in two runs in a 4-2 victory over SIUE. Austin Peay Softball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Senior Ashley Bolda pitched a complete game and drove in two runs in a 4-2 victory over SIUE. Austin Peay Softball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

The win was the first in six conference games for the Lady Govs (7-13, 1-5 OVC), with four of the first five loses being by one- or two-runs.

Bolda, who only gave up two fifth-inning runs, went the distance in the circle in pitching an eight-hit complete game, while striking out four and walking two.

SIU Edwardsville (10-16, 2-4 OVC) broke the scoreless deadlock in the bottom of the fifth inning, collecting three of their eight hits in the game, including a two-run single by Alex McDavid to put the Cougars ahead.

Morgan BrewerBut the Lady Govs answered right back in the top of the next inning, with freshman Courtney Ervin being hit by a pitch – after fellow freshman Lauren Bradley grounded out to open the inning.

Junior Morgan Brewer, then laid down a sacrifice bunt, but SIUE tried to get Ervin at second, but the throw was late and everyone was safe.

Sophomore Lauren de Castro followed with a ground ball that the Cougars made the stop on, but the throw was bad and the bases were loaded – with one out.

Lauren de CastroThat brought up Bolda, who ripped a single down the right-field line scoring two runs to tie the game 2-2.

Senior Catie Cozart followed by driving in the go-head run with a groundout to give the Lady Govs their first lead, 3-2.

Bolda would set the Cougars down in order in the sixth inning, while Austin Peay would tack on an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning, on a pinch-hit single by sophomore Caitlyn Anderson to drive in freshman Laurel Burroughs – who opened the inning with a single to center.

SIU Edwardsville got a single by Jill Rackers — with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning — to bring up the possible tying run to the plate, but Bolda got Rebecca Gray to hit a ground ball to freshman Paige Neely at second out made the tag and threw to first for the game-ending double-play.

In Game 1 of the doubleheader, SIUE jumped on Austin Peay for two runs on three hits in the bottom of the first inning, while adding a run in the fourth to make it 3-0.

Austin Peay, who only had two hits over the first five innings, rallied to tie the game in the top of the sixth inning.

Catie CozartNeely, de Castro and Bradley opened the inning with three straight singles to load the bases, followed by a sacrifice fly by Cozart to drive in Neely.

Bolda would then double to straightway center field to drive in de Castro to make it 3-2, while Brewer’s ground up drove in Bradley with the tying run.

Bradley had two hits to lead the Lady Govs.

But the lead was short lived with Whitney Davis getting on base with a one-out single, and after moving to second on a ground out, scored when Brewer’s throw on an infield single by Rackers was wide of first and into right field.

Austin Peay is off until Wednesday when they travel to Nashville for a midweek OVC doubleheader at Tennessee State, beginning at 5:00pm.

Box Score – (Game 1)

Austin Peay Softball at SIU Edwardsville
March 18th, 2012 at Edwardsville, IL. (Cougar Field)

Austin Peay 3 (6-13,0-5 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
deCASTRO, Lauren 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 0
BRADLEY, Lauren rf 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
COZART, Catie cf 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
NORTON, Shelby dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
BOLDA, Ashley dh 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
BREWER, Morgan p 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
JOHNSON, Tia pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RYAN, Jessica lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
MILLS, Amy c 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0
RASMUSSEN, Sarah ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
BURROUGHS, Laurel ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
NEELY, Paige 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 6 1 0
DAVIDSON, Kayla 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 27 3 6 3 0 7 18 8 4
 
SIUE 4 (10-15,2-3 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Barron, Lindsey lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Stanicek, Samantha c 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2
Coonrod, Rachel 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0
McDavid, Alex dh 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Yankolovich, Chelsea ss 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1
Tooley, Taylor 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1
Davis, Whitney 1b 3 1 3 1 0 0 5 0 0
Fulginiti, Brianna cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Rackers, Jill rf 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
Smallwood, Kam ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lambrecht, Amanda p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 26 4 9 3 0 2 21 3 6
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Austin Peay......... 000 003 0 -  3  6  1
SIUE................ 200 101 X -  4  9  0
-----------------------------------------

 

E – BREWER(2). LOB – Lady Govs 4; Cougars 6. 2B – BOLDA(2); TOOLEY(2). SH – STANICEK(4); FULGINITI(2). SF – COZART(1). SB – RACKERS 2(5).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
BREWER, Morgan L,2-6 6.0 9 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 26 28 8 8 90
SIUE ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Lambrecht, Amanda W,7-6 7.0 6 3 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 27 28 11 3 96

 

Win – LAMBRECHT (7-6). Loss – BREWER (2-6). Save – None. Pitches/strikes: BREWER 90/59; LAMBRECHT 96/64. Umpires – HP: Rory Reynolds 1B: Michael Cohen 3B: Charles McManus
Start: Noon Time: 1:39 Attendance: Weather: 75 sunny

Box Score – (Game 2)

Austin Peay Softball at SIU Edwardsville
March 18th, 2012 at Edwardsville, IL. (Cougar Field)

Austin Peay 4 (7-13,1-5 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
BRADLEY, Lauren rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
ERVIN, Courtney lf 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ANDERSON, Caitlyn ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
RYAN, Jessica lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BREWER, Morgan dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
JOHNSON, Tia dh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
deCASTRO, Lauren 1b 4 1 0 0 0 1 7 0 3
BOLDA, Ashley p 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 0
COZART, Catie cf 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
DAVIDSON, Kayla 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
BURROUGHS, Laurel ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 1
NEELY, Paige 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 1
MILLS, Amy c 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0
Totals 25 4 4 4 2 3 21 13 6
 
SIUE 2 (10-16,2-4 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Barron, Lindsey cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Rackers, Jill rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gray, Rebecca p 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coonrod, Rachel c 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 0
Stanicek, Samantha pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McDavid, Alex dh 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1
Yankolovich, Chelsea ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 2
Tooley, Taylor 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 0
Davis, Whitney 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 1
Toney, Brittany lf 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Riggs, Kayla 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2
Fulginiti, Brianna rf/cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 27 2 8 2 2 4 21 11 6
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Austin Peay......... 000 003 1 -  4  4  1
SIUE................ 000 020 0 -  2  8  2
-----------------------------------------

 


E – BURROUGHS(9); TOOLEY(4); DAVIS(3). DP – Lady Govs 1. LOB – Lady Govs 6; Cougars 6. 2B – COZART(4). HBP – ERVIN. SH – BREWER(1); DAVIDSON(4); NEELY(2). SB – ERVIN(1); YANKOLOVICH(7); TOOLEY(5). CS – GRAY(3).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
BOLDA, Ashley W,1-2 7.0 8 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 27 29 5 9 109
 
SIUE ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Gray, Rebecca L,0-2 7.0 4 4 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 25 31 2 16 83

 

Win – BOLDA (1-2). Loss – GRAY (0-2). Save – None. HBP – by GRAY (ERVIN). Pitches/strikes: BOLDA 109/66; GRAY 83/55. Umpires – HP: Michael Cohen 1B: Charles McManus 3B: Rory Reynolds
Start: 2:10pm Time: 1:35 Attendance: 119
Weather: 77 sunny

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