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APSU Lady Govs Softball loses doubleheader to Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Softball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsMurfreesboro, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team was its own worst enemy at times, Wednesday afternoon, as the Lady Govs were swept in a doubleheader by Middle Tennessee 7-5 and 3-2 – in eight innings.

Austin Peay's Lauren de Castro went 3-4 in the first game and 2-3 in the second game against MTSU. She is also the APSU Player of the Game for both Games. APSU Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay’s Lauren de Castro went 3-4 in the first game and 2-3 in the second game against MTSU. She is also the APSU Player of the Game for both Games. APSU Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

The Lady Govs (10-13) committed five errors in Game 1, leading to three unearned runs, while leaving five runners in scoring position in Game 2.

Austin Peay would score first on the opener — pushing across a run in the top of the third inning on a two-out double to left-center field by Lauren de Castro, driving in Laurel Burroughs, who had reached on a walk.

That double would be the first of three hits in the game for de Castro, while Abby Guest finished with two hits for Austin Peay.

Lauren de CastroMiddle Tennessee (4-27) would answer in the bottom of the inning, aided by three errors, in scoring five runs.

Lindsey Fenner would get things going with an infield single and move around to third on a throwing error by catcher Mel Pavel – on a sacrifice by Chelsea Good.

Kristi Marquez would get hit by a pitch to load the bases for Samantha Nieves, who followed with her fourth home run of the season to put the Blue Raiders up 4-1.

The Blue Raiders would add a run later in the inning, with Nina Dever scoring on the back side of a double steal.

Middle Tennessee would add to their lead in the next inning, scoring twice more, with another Austin Peay error aiding the Blue Raiders.

Laurel BurroughsFenner walked and moved to third when the sacrifice attempt by Good was thrown wide of first base by Lady Govs third baseman Shelby Norton.

Marquez followed with a RBI single – scoring Fenner – while Good scored on a fielder’s choice by Dever.

Austin Peay would cut into the Middle Tennessee lead in the fifth inning, scoring three times to trail by three, 7-4.

Burroughs scored the first run of the inning — on her third home run of the season — while de Castro followed with a single and Kayla Davidson reaching off an error by Blue Raiders right fielder LaRi Mitchell.

A sacrifice fly by Pavel scored de Castro, to make it 7-3, and Davidson scored on a single by Norton.

Austin Peay would score a final run in the top of the seventh, on Davidson’s fourth homer of the season, but that would be as close as they would get, with Jordyn Fisherback striking out the final two Lady Govs hitters to seal the victory.

In Game 2, both teams were able to push across a run in the first inning, with Burroughs scoring on a double by de Castro.

MTSU would tie the game 1-1 on an RBI single by Kayla Toney, driving in Laura Dukes – who reached on an error by Davidson.

The score would remain that way until the top of the fourth, when Austin Peay would take its lone lead of the day on a sacrifice fly to left field by Pavel, scoring de Castro – who led off the inning with a double.

Shelby NortonAgain, de Castro led the Lady Govs with two hits – both doubles – while Norton also had two hits, including a double.

Austin Peay had other chances to add to it lead, but left runners in scoring position in the first, third, fourth innings.

The Blue Raiders would tie the game 2-2 in the sixth inning on Dukes’ fifth home run of the season.

The Lady Govs again had chances to score; leaving runners in scoring position on both the seventh and eighth innings, but Middle Tennessee got a bloop one-out single into short center field in the bottom of the eighth to score the winning run.

Box Score – Game 1

Austin Peay at Middle Tennessee
March 27th, 2013 at Murfreesboro, TN (Blue Raider Field)

Austin Peay 5 (10-12)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
LAKE, Marissa lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
RYAN, Jessica cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 0
de CASTRO, Lauren p 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 0
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 1 1
PAVEL, Mel c 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 0
NORTON, Shelby 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0
GUEST, Abby 1b 3 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0
De VRIES, Amanda rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BROWER, Courtney ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 31 5 9 5 1 3 18 6 8

 

Middle Tennessee 7 (3-27)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Marquez,Kristi 3b 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 0
Nieves,Samantha ss 4 1 1 4 0 0 0 4 0
Dukes,Laura c 4 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1
Lee,Taylor pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dever,Nina cf 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Brown,Katie dp 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Campbell,Niki 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0
Mitchell, LaRi rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Layne,Juli rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fenner,Lindsey 2b 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
Good,Chelsea lf 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0
McClure,Caitlin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Fisherback,Jordyn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 25 7 5 6 1 1 21 9 5

 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Austin Peay......... 001 030 1 -  5  9  5
Middle Tennessee.... 005 200 X -  7  5  2
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E – LAKE(6); PAVEL(3); NORTON(5); GUEST(1); DE VRIES(1); Nieves(16); Mitchell, L.(5). LOB – Austin Peay 8; MTSU 5. 2B – DE CASTRO(4). HR – BURROUGHS(3); DAVIDSON(4); Nieves(4). HBP – PAVEL; Marquez. SH – Brown(4); Good 2(3). SF – PAVEL(1). SB – Marquez(1); Dever(4); Campbell(2); Good(1).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
de CASTRO, Lauren L,5-6 6.0 5 7 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 25 30 10 7 115
Middle Tennessee ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
McClure,Caitlin W,1-8 5.0 8 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 24 27 6 8 90
Fisherback,Jordyn S,1 2.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 7 2 2 30

 

Win – McClure (1-8). Loss – DE CASTRO (5-6). Save – Fisherback (1). WP – DE CASTRO(6). HBP – by McClure (PAVEL); by DE CASTRO (Marquez). Pitches/strikes: DE CASTRO 115/76; McClure 90/69; Fisherback 30/22. Umpires – HP: Tim King 1B: Shane Jackson 3B: Chris Nabors
Start: 1:00 pm Time: 1:53 Attendance: 63
Weather: Sunny, 48, Wind: W8

Box Score – Game 2

Austin Peay at Middle Tennessee (Game 2)
March 27th, 2013 at Murfreesboro, TN (Blue Raider Field)

Austin Peay 2 (10-13)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
LAKE, Marissa lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
RYAN, Jessica cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 2
de CASTRO, Lauren 1b 3 1 2 1 0 0 5 2 0
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
PAVEL, Mel c 2 0 1 1 0 0 5 2 0
NORTON, Shelby 3b 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
GUEST, Abby dp 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
BROWER, Courtney rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
CLINE, Abbie pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BREWER, Morgan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 27 2 7 2 0 0 22 12 5

 

Middle Tennessee 3 (4-27)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
Marquez,Kristi 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Nieves,Samantha ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1
Dukes,Laura c 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
Dever,Nina cf 4 0 3 1 0 0 5 0 0
Toney,Kayla dp 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Campbell,Niki 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0
Fenner,Lindsey 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0
Stassin,Ashley ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Good,Chelsea lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mitchell, LaRi pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brown,Katie rf 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0
Fisherback,Jordyn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals 28 3 10 3 0 4 24 12 7

 

Score by Innings                   R  H  E
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Austin Peay......... 100 100 00 -  2  7  1
Middle Tennessee.... 100 001 01 -  3 10  0
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Note: 1 out, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

 


E – DAVIDSON(8). DP – Austin Peay 1; MTSU 1. LOB – Austin Peay 5; MTSU 7. 2B – DE CASTRO 2(6); NORTON(3); Dever(4); Toney(4); Brown(4). HR – Dukes(5). SH – LAKE(2); GUEST(2); Marquez(4); Dukes(1); Brown(5). SF – PAVEL(2). SB – LAKE(2). CS – Dever(1).

 

Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
BREWER, Morgan L,5-6 7.1 10 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 28 31 6 10 108
Middle Tennessee ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
Fisherback,Jordyn W,3-13 8.0 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 30 12 11 86

 

Win – Fisherback (3-13). Loss – BREWER (5-6). Save – None. Pitches/strikes: BREWER 108/81; Fisherback 86/64. Umpires – HP: Shane Jackson 1B: Chris Nabors 3B: Tim King
Start: 3:26 pm Time: 1:40 Attendance: 63
Weather: Sunny, 54, Wind: W6
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