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Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball beats the Morehead State Eagles 7-3 to take the series

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Softball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Two big innings for Austin Peay proved to be more than enough Sunday afternoon in its Ohio Valley Conference softball game against Morehead State, as the Lady Govs took the rubber game of the three-game series, 7-3.

Junior Morgan Brewer got her second win of the year against the Morehead State Eagles. Austin Peay Women's Softball.
Junior Morgan Brewer got her second win of the year against the Morehead State Eagles. Austin Peay Women's Softball.

Austin Peay (9-16, 3-8 OVC) jumped in front right away with sophomore Lauren de Castro hitting her team-leading fourth home run over the right field fence to give the Lady Govs a 1-0 lead.

Freshman Lauren Bradley would follow de Castro’s homer with a single, but Morehead State 8-17, 2-8 OVC) starter Katie Pfost looked like she was going to get out of the inning without any more damage being down by getting the next two hitters out.

Caitlyn AndersonBut sophomore Caitlyn Anderson singled to center field with Eagles center fielder Elizabeth Wagner missed played the ball allowing Anderson to get to second and Bradley to score to make it 2-0.

That brought up senior Amy Mills, who ripped a 1-2 pitch up the middle for a hit, driving in Anderson for the third run of the inning.

Morehead State (8-17, 2-8 OVC) wouldn’t go away without a fight, as the Eagles put together their only scoring outburst of the game in the top of the third inning, recording four hits and three runs to tie the game 3-3, highlighted by a two-run double by Kayla Brill and a RBI single by Anna Sommer.

Paige NeelyThe Lady Govs would retake the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth inning by scoring four runs against the Eagles.

Freshman Paige Neely opened the inning with a single and moved into scoring position on a walk to de Castro.

After a wild pitch moved both runners up a base, senior Catie Cozart hit a ground ball to shortstop Kayla Ashbrook, who threw home trying to cut down Neely, but the throw wasn’t in time plus it got away from the catcher which also allowed de Castro to score from second to make it 5-3.

Amy Mills hit a single that drove in Morgan Brewer. Brewer gives high fives as she enters the dug out after scoring. Austin Peay Women's Softball.
Amy Mills hit a single that drove in Morgan Brewer. Brewer gives high fives as she enters the dug out after scoring. Austin Peay Women's Softball.

Austin Peay was just getting started, as junior Morgan Brewer smacked a double down the left field line, scoring Cozart to make it 6-3, with the final run of the inning coming off the bat of Mills, who flared a single into right field scoring Brewer to put the Lady Govs up 7-3.

Mills led the Lady Govs with three hits and two RBI.

That would be all the runs that Brewer (4-7) would need, as she closed out the game by getting retiring the final nine Eagle hitters in a row to end the game.

Kelcey McMurray (1-3) took the loss in relief.

Brewer gave up five hits and three runs – one earned – in the complete-game victory, recording four strikeouts while walking one.

Austin Peay is off until Thursday, when they host Tennessee State for a single OVC contest at Cheryl Holt Field at 5:00pm.

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Box Score

Morehead State at Austin Peay
March 25th, 2012 at Clarksville, TN (Cheryl Holt Field)


Morehead State 3 (8-17,2-8 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
ANDERSON, Adrena dp 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
SOMMER, Anna rf 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
WAGNER, Elizabeth cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
BRILL, Kayla lf 3 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1
RIDDLE, Amber 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1
ASHBROOK, Kayla ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
ETTER, Stephanie 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0
RAILE, Katie 3b 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0
SPARKS, Samm 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MASSARO, Jamie c 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1
ARCENEAUX, Kara ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PFOST, Katie p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MCMURRAY, Kelcey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
WHITCOMB, Jami p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 26 3 5 3 1 4 18 5 3
 
Austin Peay 7 (9-16,3-8 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
de CASTRO 1b 2 2 1 1 2 0 7 0 0
BRADLEY 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
COZART cf 4 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 2
BREWER p 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
ERVIN pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ANDERSON rf 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
JOHNSON pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MILLS A c 4 0 3 2 0 0 4 2 1
BURROUGHS pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DAVIDSON 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2
RASMUSSEN lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2
RYAN lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
NEELY ss 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 3 0
Totals 27 7 11 5 3 3 21 8 8
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Morehead State...... 003 000 0 -  3  5  2
Austin Peay......... 300 400 X -  7 11  2
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E – WAGNER(4); ASHBROOK(9); MILLS A(4); NEELY(4). DP – Austin Peay 1. LOB – Morehead St. 3; Austin Peay 8. 2B – BRILL(5); BREWER(1). HR – deCASTRO(4). SH – BRADLEY(1); BREWER(3); ANDERSON(1). SB – ANDERSON(10); BURROUGHS(1); NEELY(3).

 

Morehead State ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
PFOST, Katie 1.1 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 9 2 1 28
MCMURRAY, Kelcey L,1-3 2.0 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 10 13 3 2 39
WHITCOMB, Jami 2.2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 10 11 3 4 28
 
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
BREWER W,4-7 7.0 5 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 26 27 10 6 90

 

Win – BREWER (4-7). Loss – MCMURRAY (1-3). Save – None. WP – WHITCOMB(2). PB – MASSARO(5). Pitches/strikes: PFOST 28/20; MCMURRAY 39/26; WHITCOMB 28/22; BREWER 90/60. UmpiresHP: Michael Parker 1B: Michael Carby 3B: Ken Cato
Start: 12:59pm Time: 1:38 Attendance: 130
Weather: Partly cloudy, 67, WIND:N9
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