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Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball splits doubleheader with the Eastern Kentucky Colonels

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Softball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsRichmond, KY – Austin Peay State University’s softball team bounced back from a heartbreaking 3-2 loss, in its Ohio Valley Conference opener Saturday afternoon versus Eastern Kentucky to take a wild 8-5 victory in the doubleheader’s second game at Gertrude Hood Field.

Red-shirt junior Jessica Ryan homered in both games of the doubleheader versus Eastern Kentucky. Austin Peay Softball.  (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Red-shirt junior Jessica Ryan homered in both games of the doubleheader versus Eastern Kentucky. Austin Peay Softball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

It didn’t take long for the Lady Govs (11-17, 5-9 OVC) to show it had recovered from the first-game loss by getting back-to-back singles from sophomore Lauren de Castro and freshman Paige Neely to open the contest.

After Eastern Kentucky (15-17, 7-4 OVC) got sophomore Caitlyn Anderson to line out on a bunt attempt, Colonels first baseman threw the ball away attempting to double up Neely, allowing de Castro to advance to third. The error was the first of nine total in the game by the two teams, including five by EKU.

Ashley BoldaSenior Ashley Bolda then drove in de Castro with the game’s first run with a groundout. Junior Morgan Brewer and senior Amy Mills followed with back-to-back singles, with the latter driving in Bolda to make it 2-0.

The Colonels would make their second error of the inning, a dropped fly ball, on senior Catie Cozart’s deep drive to left field, allowing Bolda and Brewer to come around to score to give Austin Peay a 4-0 lead.

Lauren de CastroEastern Kentucky took advantage of two APSU errors in the bottom of the inning to score a run. with Katie Tackett driving in the run with a double.

Austin Peay added to its lead with single runs in the second and fourth innings to push its lead out to 6-1.

The second-inning run came off a dropped popup, with de Castro hustling all the way from first to score, while the fourth-inning run came on a home run to center field by red-shirt junior Jessica Ryan, her second roundtripper of the day.

Eastern Kentucky would put together its day’s best inning in the bottom of the fourth, scoring three runs on four hits and a Lady Govs error, to cut the deficit down to just two runs, 6-4.

But that would be as close as the Colonels would get as the Lady Govs scored a run in both the fifth and sixth innings, with Amy Mills doubling in sophomore Taylor Mills in the fifth and de Castro scoring in the sixth off an EKU error.

Amy Mills finished the game with three hits and two RBI, while de Castro scored three times.

Taylor MillsBolda and freshman Lauren Bradley also had hits for the Lady Govs.

The Colonels tacked on a run in the bottom of the seventh, but Taylor Mills, who came in to relieve Brewer, closed out the game to pick up her season’s first win three decisions.

In the opener, Eastern Kentucky jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first three innings, but Austin Peay tied the game 2-2 in the top of the fourth inning on a two-run home run to left field by Ryan.

Morgan BrewerNeely, de Castro and Brewer also had hits for Austin Peay in the loss.

Eastern Kentucky scored what proved to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth on Larkyn Wood’s sixth home run of the season.

The Lady Colonels run in the first inning came on a double by Raquel Howes, while the third-inning run came in off a Howes single.

Box Score – Game 1

Austin Peay at Eastern Kentucky
March 31st, 2012 at Richmond, KY. (Gertrude Hood Field)


Austin Peay 2 (10-17,4-9 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
deCASTRO, Lauren p/1b 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0
BRADLEY, Lauren 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
BURROUGHS, Laurel ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
RASMUSSEN, Sarah ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
ANDERSON, Caitlyn rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
ERVIN, Courtney rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
BOLDA, Ashley dp 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
JOHNSON, Tia pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MILLS, Amy c 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
BREWER, Morgan 1b/p 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1
COZART, Catie cf 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
RYAN, Jessica lf 2 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 0
NEELY, Paige ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
DAVIDSON, Kayla 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Totals 22 2 4 2 4 5 18 7 6
 
Eastern Kentucky 3 (15-16,7-3 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
GALLAGHER, Diane lf 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
REISINGER, Carissa rf 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
HOWES, Raquel 2b 3 0 3 2 0 0 3 2 0
TACKETT, Katie 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 8 1 0
McQUEEN, Shannon 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
WOOD, Larkyn dp 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
CIOLEK, Christina cf 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
MITCHELL, Lauren ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1
POUNDS, Cheyanne c 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1
COSTA, Melissa ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PITTSENBARGER, L. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
ROBB, Shaylon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 23 3 8 3 2 4 21 9 5
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Austin Peay......... 000 020 0 -  2  4  0
Eastern Kentucky.... 101 001 X -  3  8  0
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LOB – Austin Peay 6; EKU 5. 2B – HOWES, R.(9). HR – RYAN(4); WOOD, L.(6). HBP – RYAN. SH – MILLS A(1); NEELY(3); GALLAGHER, D(2). SB – GALLAGHER, D(11).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
deCASTRO, Lauren L,4-5 5.2 8 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 22 25 6 6 55
BREWER, Morgan 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4
 
Eastern Kentucky ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
PITTSENBARGER, L. 4.2 4 2 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 17 19 5 3 77
ROBB, Shaylon W,7-7 2.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 10 1 6 30

 

Win – ROBB, S. (7-7). Loss – de CASTRO (4-5). Save – None. WP – de CASTRO(7). HBP – by ROBB, S. (RYAN). Inherited runners/scored: BREWER 1/0; ROBB, S. 2/0. Pitches/strikes: de CASTRO 55/36; BREWER 4/3; PITTSENBARGE 77/45; ROBB, S. 30/17. Umpires – HP: Jeremiah Jones 1B: Chuck McManus 3B: Michael Macedonia
Start: 1:02pm Time: 1:25 Attendance: 125
Weather: Overcast, 63, Wind:calm

Box Score – Game 2

Austin Peay at Eastern Kentucky
March 31st, 2012 at Richmond, KY. (Gertrude Hood Field)


Austin Peay 8 (11-17,5-9 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
deCASTRO, Lauren 1b 3 3 1 0 1 0 8 0 0
NEELY, Paige ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0
ANDERSON, Caitlyn rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ERVIN, Courtney pr/rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
BOLDA, Ashley dp 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
BREWER, Morgan p 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
MILLS, Taylor p 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
MILLS, Amy c 4 1 3 2 0 0 3 0 0
JOHNSON, Tia pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
COZART, Catie cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1
RYAN, Jessica lf 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1
BRADLEY, Lauren 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
DAVIDSON, Kayla 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Totals 32 8 9 4 2 3 21 7 6
 
Eastern Kentucky 5 (15-17,7-4 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
GALLAGHER, Diane lf 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 2
REISINGER, Carissa cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2
HOWES, Raquel 2b 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
TACKETT, Katie 1b 3 0 2 1 1 0 10 2 0
DANIELS, Samm pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McQUEEN, Shannon 3b 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
WOOD, Larkyn dp 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
COSTA, Melissa rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
MITCHELL, Lauren ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0
HEITZ, Nicole ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
POUNDS, Cheyanne c 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 1 0
DATKO, Christina ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
ROBB, Shaylon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DRIVER, Hannah p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PERRY, Kristin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 5 8 4 3 2 21 13 11
Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Austin Peay......... 410 111 0 -  8  9  4
Eastern Kentucky.... 100 300 1 -  5  8  5
-----------------------------------------
E – deCASTRO(4); ERVIN(2); MILLS A 2(6); GALLAGHER, D(3); HOWES, R.(7); TACKETT, K.(2); McQUEEN, S.(9); MITCHELL, L.(10). LOB – Austin Peay 6; EKU 11. 2B – MILLS A(5); GALLAGHER, D(2); TACKETT, K.(4); DATKO, C.(1). HR – RYAN(5). HBP – BOLDA; McQUEEN, S. 2. SB – HOWES, R.(4). CS – RYAN(1). Reached on CI – HOWES, R..

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
BREWER, Morgan 3.2 6 4 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 18 22 3 6 65
MILLS, Taylor W,1-2 3.1 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 15 6 4 59
 
Eastern Kentucky ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
ROBB, Shaylon L,6-8 0.2 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 1 1 13
DRIVER, Hannah 4.0 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 17 17 1 10 45
PERRY, Kristin 2.1 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 8 11 1 2 38

 

Win – MILLS T (1-2). Loss – ROBB, S. (6-8). Save – None. WP – MILLS T(2); PERRY, K.(5). HBP – by BREWER (McQUEEN, S.); by BREWER (McQUEEN, S.); by PERRY, K. (BOLDA). CI – MILLS A. Inherited runners/scored: MILLS T 2/0; DRIVER, H. 1/0; PERRY, K. 1/0. Pitches/strikes: BREWER 65/42; MILLS T 59/33; ROBB, S. 13/11; DRIVER, H. 45/32; PERRY, K. 38/19. Umpires – HP: Chuck McManus 1B: Michael Macedonia 3B: Jeremiah Jones
Start: 3:08pm Time: 1:49 Attendance: 125
Weather: Partly cloudy, 66, Wind:NNW7

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