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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Softball loses finale to SIU Edwardsville Cougars 8-5

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Softball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN — Despite hitting three home runs — two by Lauren de Castro — Austin Peay State University’s softball team dropped the final game of its weekend Ohio Valley Conference series, Sunday afternoon at Cheryl Holt Field, to Southern Illinois Edwardsville, 8-5.

Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Hitting home runs in her first two at bats, de Castro gave the Lady Govs (12-21, 3-12 OVC) a 5-4 lead after three innings of play, driving in four, but it turned out not to be enough against the Cougars.

The game didn’t start off well for the Lady Govs, as SIU Edwardsville (31-8, 14-2 OVC) jumped out to a three-run lead in the top of the first inning, collecting four hit in the inning – including three straight singles to open the game by Chelsea Yankolovich, Taylor Tooley and Alex McDavid.

Laurel BurroughsMcDavid’s hit would drive in the first run of the inning, while Brittany Toney drove in a run with a single and Samantha Stanicek on a sacrifice bunt.

Toney finished the day with four of the Cougars 14 total hits.

The Lady Govs responded in the bottom of the inning, with Marissa Lake drawing a walk and Laurel Burroughs following an out later with an infield single.

That brought up de Castro, who blasted a 0-1 pitch from Cougars starter Amanda Lambrecht out over the left field fence to tie the game 3-3.

Lauren de CastroSIUE would retake the lead, 4-3, in the top of the second, with Jordan LaFave working a leadoff walk, move to second on a sacrifice, and score on a single by Yankolovich.

Austin Peay would take its only lead of the day in the bottom of the third, with Burroughs and de Castro hitting back-to-back homers to open the inning.

The two home runs by de Castro tied the school single-game record, also accomplished by Ashley Taylor and Shine Huwe for the Lady Govs.

Kayla Davidson

But the led would be short lived, as the Cougars scored four times in the top of the fourth inning, highlighted by a three-run homer by McDavid, who finished the game with four RBI.

Haley Chambers (17-2) came in relief and picked up the win going five shutout innings, giving up three hits – doubles to Kayla Davidson and Courtney Brower and a single to Jessica Ryan – while striking out seven.

Austin Peay returns to action on April 16th, when they travel to Cookeville for a makeup of an OVC doubleheader versus Tennessee Tech that was postponed due to rain back on March 24th.

Box Score

SIU Edwardsville at Austin Peay
April 14th, 2013 at Clarksville, TN (Cheryl Holt Field)

SIU Edwardsville 8 (31-8,14-2 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
YANKOLOVICH, Chelsea ss 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
TOOLEY, Taylor 2b 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 1
HUTCHINSON, CC ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
McDAVID, Alex 3b 3 2 2 4 1 0 2 1 0
COONROD, Rachel dp 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TONEY, Brittany rf 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
STANICEK, Samantha c 3 0 0 1 0 1 7 0 0
RIGGS, Kayla 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 4
LaFAVE, Jordan cf 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
RACKERS, Jill cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GRAY, Rebecca lf 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
LAMBRECHT, Amanda p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CHAMBERS, Haley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 31 8 14 7 2 5 21 5 9

 

Austin Peay 5 (12-21,3-12 OVC)
Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
LAKE, Marissa lf 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0
RYAN, Jessica cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 4 2 2 1 0 2 7 1 1
de CASTRO, Lauren p/1b 4 2 2 4 0 0 2 5 1
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0
PAVEL, Mel c 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0
NORTON, Shelby 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
GUEST, Abby 1b/p 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1
BROWER, Courtney rf 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Totals 27 5 7 5 2 7 21 10 5

 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
SIU Edwardsville.... 310 400 0 -  8 14  0
Austin Peay......... 302 000 0 -  5  7  3
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E – LAKE(7); RYAN(4); DAVIDSON(14). LOB – SIUE 9; Austin Peay 5. 2B – DAVIDSON(10); BROWER(1). 3B – COONROD(1). HR – MCDAVID(8); BURROUGHS(5); DE CASTRO 2(6). HBP – RIGGS; BROWER. SH – YANKOLOVICH(3); COONROD(1); STANICEK(8); GRAY(2); PAVEL(4). CS – TOOLEY(4).

 

SIU Edwardsville ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
LAMBRECHT, Amanda 2.0 4 5 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 10 13 6 0 44
CHAMBERS, Haley W,17-2 5.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 17 18 2 6 59
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
de CASTRO, Lauren L,6-10 4.0 11 8 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 19 25 2 8 82
GUEST, Abby 3.0 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 12 13 2 3 49

 

Win – CHAMBERS (17-2). Loss – DE CASTRO (6-10). Save – None. HBP – by LAMBRECHT (BROWER); by DE CASTRO (RIGGS). Pitches/strikes: LAMBRECHT 44/28; CHAMBERS 59/48; DE CASTRO 82/47; GUEST 49/32. Umpires – HP: Charles McManus 1B: Brad Newton 3B: Stacy Newton
Start: 11:51 am Time: 1:55 Attendance: 125
Weather: Partly cloudy, 69, Wind:SSE11
LAMBRECHT faced 2 batters in the 3rd.

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