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Austin Peay State University names Laurel Burroughs Athlete of the Week


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APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Junior second baseman Laurel Burroughs, of the Austin Peay State University softball team, has been named this week’s Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Burroughs broke out of an early-season slump with three home runs last week, helping the Lady Govs to a 3-1 record. She hit .333 (4-of-12) with four runs scored and four RBI in addition to her three homers.

APSU's Laurel Burroughs

She homered in both ends of Austin Peay’s doubleheader at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, including a second-inning blast in game two that provided all the scoring Austin Peay would need in a 1-0 win.

The Lebanon, Tennessee, native saw her batting average climb 41 points last week and her RBI total nearly doubled her output in the previous 17 games.

The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Tuesday during the academic year. Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.

Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included:

  • Freshman shortstop Logan Gray, of the baseball team, hit the go-ahead grand slam in the Govs’ 12-7 victory against Milwaukee, Sunday. Though he had only three hits last week, each one went for extra bases and Gray accounted for seven RBI, with the Govs taking two of three from Akron and Milwaukee.
  • Freshman third baseman/pitcher Alex Robles, of the baseball team, hit .462 (6-for-13) with two runs scored and an RBI in three games last weekend. He also scattered seven hits and two earned runs in seven innings against Milwaukee, Saturday, in a no-decision.




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