APSU Sports: Austin Peay Softball
Martin, TN — Austin Peay State University’s softball team suffered yet another close Ohio Valley Conference loss, Saturday afternoon at Bettye Giles Field, as Tennessee Martin scored three late runs to come away with a 5-2 victory.The Lady Govs (10-16, 1-7 OVC) trailed the Skyhawks 2-0 heading into the top of the fourth inning, but they would tie the game, scoring twice on three hits – including two doubles.
Lauren de Castro would get things started for Austin Peay with a single through the right side of the UT Martin (22-9, 7-2 OVC) infield. It was her second hit of the game.
She would move to second on a wild pitch and an out later scored on a double to left-center by Mel Pavel to cut the deficit in half, 2-1.
But UT Martin would answer the Lady Govs two runs with two of its own in the bottom of the inning, as they recorded four straight hits to open the inning.
Lauren Smith doubled to start the inning, followed by singles by Becca Williams, Jessie Britt and Deven Wilson.
Britt and Kayla Wade had two hits each for UT Martin.
Smith scored on Britt’s single and pinch runner Rachel Scrum scored on the back end of a double steal to make it 4-2.
The Lady Govs never really threatened in its last two at bats, with a double by Pavel being the only batter to reach base.
Pavel and de Castro would lead the Lady Govs with two hits each.
Austin Peay had threatened to score first, to open the game by loading the bases – with two outs – with Laurel Burroughs reaching on an error, a de Castro single and a walk to Kayla Davidson.
But Skyhawks starter Kenzi Tate (13-1) got Pavel on strikes to end the inning.
The Skyhawks would add to their lead in the third, scoring a run on a double by Leah Taylor, after Wade had reached base after being hit by a pitch and move into scoring position by stealing second base.
Austin Peay is off until next weekend when they return home, to Cheryl Holt Field, and face OVC foes Morehead State, on April 6th (noon) and Eastern Kentucky April 7th (noon) in a pair of doubleheaders.
Austin Peay at Tennessee Martin
March 30th, 2013 at Martin, TN (Bettye Giles Field)
|LAKE, Marissa lf||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|RYAN, Jessica cf||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0|
|BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||0|
|de CASTRO, Lauren 1b/p||3||1||2||0||0||0||5||2||0|
|DAVIDSON, Kayla ss||2||0||0||0||1||0||2||5||0|
|PAVEL, Mel c||3||0||2||1||0||1||4||2||3|
|MAKI, Misti pr||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|NORTON, Shelby 3b||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||1|
|GUEST, Abby p/1b||3||0||1||1||0||0||3||0||0|
|De VRIES, Amanda rf||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1|
|BROWER, Courtney ph||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0|
|TORRENCE, Mikala dp||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|WADE, Kayla lf||3||1||2||0||0||1||1||0||2|
|TAYLOR, Leah cf||3||0||1||1||1||1||1||0||0|
|TATE, Kenzi p||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||5|
|SMITH, Lauren 1b||2||1||1||0||1||0||8||0||0|
|DIXON, Kelsey pr||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|WILLIAMS, Becca rf||2||1||1||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|SCRUM, Rachel pr||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|BRITT, Jessie 2b||3||0||2||2||0||0||1||0||0|
|WILSON, Deven c||3||0||1||0||0||0||6||0||0|
|MCCLURE, Sam ss||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||0|
|NIDIFFER, Stephanie ph||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|GLENN, AUTUMN 3b||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||0|
Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Austin Peay......... 000 200 0 - 2 5 2 Tennessee Martin.... 011 210 X - 5 8 1 -----------------------------------------
|E – DAVIDSON 2(11); BRITT(5). LOB – Austin Peay 5; UTM 8. 2B – PAVEL 2(7); GUEST(3); TAYLOR(5); SMITH(3); BRITT(4). 3B – WADE(5). HBP – WADE; NIDIFFER. SH – MCCLURE(2). SB – WADE(22); WILLIAMS(2); SCRUM(1); BRITT(4). CS – BRITT 2(3).|
|GUEST, Abby L,0-2||3.0||5||4||4||1||2||0||0||1||0||13||15||1||5||56|
|de CASTRO, Lauren||3.0||3||1||0||2||1||0||0||1||0||12||16||2||5||49|
|TATE, Kenzi W,13-1||7.0||5||2||2||1||5||1||0||0||0||27||28||6||10||122|
| Win – TATE (13-1). Loss – GUEST (0-2). Save – None. WP – TATE(5). HBP – by GUEST (WADE); by DE CASTRO (NIDIFFER). Pitches/strikes: GUEST 56/34; DE CASTRO 49/26; TATE 122/77. Umpires – HP: Robert Johnson 1B: Donnie Blunt 3B: Lawrence McCullough
Start: 11:56 am Time: 1:56 Attendance: 83
Weather: Cloudy, 50, Wind: SE8
GUEST faced 2 batters in the 4th.