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Austin Peay State University Softball splits doubleheader at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University senior pitcher Taylor Mills made the most of her first start in the circle this season, April 6th at Cheryl Holt Field, as she pitched a complete-game 6-3 victory over Tennessee Tech University after the Lady Govs had dropped the opening game of the Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader 7-0.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball. (APSU Sports Information)

The complete-game by Taylor (1-0) is her first since a 6-3 win on April 18th, 2012 over Alabama A&M University. The win also ended a five-game losing streak for the Lady Govs.

In the Game 2 win, Austin Peay (17-21, 6-7 OVC) would break a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the second inning by scoring five runs on five hits, while also taking advantage of a Tennessee Tech error.

Laurel BurroughsLaurel Burroughs opened the second inning with a single and was safe at second base on a throwing error by Tennessee Tech (12-30, 4-10 OVC) pitcher Hannah Weaver off a ground ball off the bat of Kristin Whitmire.

Both runners would move up on a passed ball by Golden Eagle catcher Chelsea Burgess, then score on a single by freshman designated player Chandler Groves – who was also getting her first start of the season – to make it 3-1.

After a fielder’s choice by Marissa Lake and an infield single by Kayla Davidson, Mel Pavel would drive in Lake with a single followed by a two-run double by Lauren de Castro to make it 6-1.

Taylor MillsMills would take it from there giving up only two more runs in her complete-game victory, the first on an RBI single by Alyssa Richards in the third inning and the final coming in the fourth inning on a wild pitch allowing Hannah Eldridge to score to make it 6-3.

Angie Sakamoto had three hits to lead Tech, while Richards and Eldridge collecting two hits each.

Leading Austin Peay was de Castro, who went 3-for-3, with Burroughs recording two hits.

In Game 1, Tennessee Tech jumped on the Lady Govs starter de Castro (11-8) with four first-inning runs aided by two hit batters and two throwing errors by Davidson.

The inning opened up with de Castro getting the first two hitters quickly and getting ahead of Richards with a 1-2 count.

But de Castro hit Richards with a pitch followed by a single to center field by Kendall Hooper with Richards scoring and Hooper going to third base when Davidson’s throw behind Hooper hit her and when into the Austin Peay dugout.

Things went from bad to worse after that, with de Castro hitting her second Tech batter of the inning followed by a double off the left field fence by Cortney Fry, driving in two, to make it 4-0.

Lauren de CastroThat would be more than enough runs for Golden Eagles starter Danielle Liberatore (6-9), as she limited the Lady Govs to four hits, while striking out 10 and walked three in her second complete-game shutout of the year.

Tennessee Tech would add two more runs in the second inning on a two-run homer by Sakamoto, to make it 6-0, while the final run of the game for the Golden Eagles came in the sixth inning on a home run by Richards.

Hooper led Tech with two hits, while de Castro had two hits for Austin Peay.

The Lady Govs continue their homestand on April 9th, when they step out of conference play, by hosting Middle Tennessee State University for a single game – with a scheduled first pitch set for 1:00pm.

Box Score – Game 1

Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay
Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Cheryl Holt Field

Tennessee Tech 7 (12-29,4-9 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
SAKAMOTO, Angi cf 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
TAYLOR, Madison lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
RICHARDS, Alyssa dp 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
HOOPER, Kendall 1b 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 0 0
BURGESS, Chelsea c 3 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 1
FRY, Cortney 3b 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0
ELDRIDGE, Hannah 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3
GIBBS, Christian ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
PEREZ, Gabby ss 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
FLOYD, Kayla rf 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1
LIBERATORE, Danielle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Totals 28 7 8 6 3 3 21 4 6

Austin Peay 0 (16-21,5-7 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
LAKE, Marissa lf 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 1
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0
PAVEL, Mel c 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0
ARKANSAS, Rikki pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
de CASTRO, Lauren p 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
SPARKS, Niya 3b 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3
De VRIES, Amanda cf 2 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0
BEAM, Christina rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Totals 25 0 4 0 3 10 21 9 7

 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Tennessee Tech...... 420 001 0 -  7  8  0
Austin Peay......... 000 000 0 -  0  4  2
-----------------------------------------

 

E – DAVIDSON 2(15). DP – Austin Peay 1. LOB – Tenn. Tech 6; Austin Peay 7. 2B – TAYLOR, Madi(10); HOOPER, Kend(5); FRY, Cortney(2); DE CASTRO(8). HR – SAKAMOTO, An(5); RICHARDS, Al(3). HBP – TAYLOR, Madi; RICHARDS, Al; BURGESS, Che.

 


 

Tennessee Tech ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
LIBERATORE, Danielle W,6-9 7.0 4 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 0 25 28 7 4 135
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
de CASTRO, Lauren L,11-8 7.0 8 7 6 3 3 0 0 3 0 28 34 11 5 120

 

Win – LIBERATORE, (6-9). Loss – DE CASTRO (11-8). Save – None. HBP – by DE CASTRO (RICHARDS, Al); by DE CASTRO (BURGESS, Che); by DE CASTRO (TAYLOR, Madi).Pitches/strikes: LIBERATORE, 135/86; DE CASTRO 120/75.

Umpires – HP: Darryl Braswell 1B: Brad Newton 3B: Ken Cato

Start: 11:54 am Time: 1:58

Attendance: 85

Weather: Sunny, 56, Wind:ENE5

 

Box Score – Game 2

Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay
Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Cheryl Holt Field

Tennessee Tech 3 (12-30,4-10 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
SAKAMOTO, Angi cf 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
TAYLOR, Madison lf 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
RICHARDS, Alyssa dp 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
BROWN, Amity pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
HOOPER, Kendall 1b 3 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 1
BURGESS, Chelsea c 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 1
FRY, Cortney 3b 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
ELDRIDGE, Hannah 2b 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 3 0
PEREZ, Gabby ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
COOK, Samantha ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
FLOYD, Kayla rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
WEEMS, Mekenzie ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
WEAVER, Hannah p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 28 3 9 2 2 0 18 13 6

Austin Peay 6 (17-21,6-7 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
LAKE, Marissa lf 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 4 0
PAVEL, Mel c 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
de CASTRO, Lauren rf 3 0 3 3 0 0 3 0 0
SPARKS, Niya 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 3 0
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 7 2 0
EISENBRAUN, Ashley 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
GROVES, Chandler dp 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
ARKANSAS, Rikki cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
MILLS, Taylor p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals 26 6 10 6 1 3 21 15 4

 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Tennessee Tech...... 101 100 0 -  3  9  1
Austin Peay......... 150 000 X -  6 10  1
-----------------------------------------

 

E – WEAVER, Hann(1); DE CASTRO(1). DP – Tenn. Tech 1; Austin Peay 1. LOB – Tenn. Tech 6; Austin Peay 4. 2B – DE CASTRO(9); WHITMIRE(8). SH – DAVIDSON(4). CS – HOOPER, Kend(3); DE CASTRO(1).

 

 

Tennessee Tech ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
WEAVER, Hannah L,4-16 6.0 10 6 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 26 28 2 11 93
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
MILLS, Taylor W,1-0 7.0 9 3 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 28 30 5 14 96

 

Win – MILLS T (1-0). Loss – WEAVER, Hann (4-16). Save – None. WP – MILLS T 2(7). BK – MILLS T(6). PB – BURGESS, Che(6).Pitches/strikes: WEAVER, Hann 93/62; MILLS T 96/57.

Umpires – HP: Brad Newton 1B: Ken Cato 3B: Darryl Braswell

Start: 2:19 pm Time: 1:33

Attendance: 85

Weather: Overcast, 61, Wind:E9

 

Chris Austin
Chris Austinhttp://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University. Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS. Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA. Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
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