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Austin Peay State University Softball drops doubleheader to Murray State Racers

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay dropped both ends of an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader, Saturday afternoon at Cheryl Holt Field, to Murray State by scores of 3-2 and 12-2 – in five innings.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

The Lady Govs (18-23, 6-9 OVC) had a golden chance in Game 1 to tie or win the game in the bottom of the seventh inning, after the Racers had taken the lead in the top of the inning, 3-2.

Pinch hitter Chandler Groves and Kayla Davidson open the inning up for Austin Peay by reaching on back-to-back errors by the Racers shortstop Alexa Becker and first baseman Leslie Bridges.

Mel Pavel would follow by sacrificing both runners up into scoring position and bring up the Lady Govs leading hitter Lauren de Castro.

Lauren de CastroMurray State (23-18, 10-5 OVC) didn’t want anything with de Castro – who already recorded two hits in the game – intentionally walking her to load the bases.

Austin Peay would bring in Vinchenza DiBenedetto to pinch hit, but the freshman grounded back to Racers pitcher Mason Robinson, who started a 1-2-3 double play to end the game.

Austin Peay had jumped out in front with a RBI triple by de Castro in the bottom of the first inning, but saw Murray State take the lead, 2-1, with RBI singles from Cayla Levins and Erica Howard.

Laurel BurroughsLevins and Howard had two hits each for Murray State.

The Lady Govs would tie the game 2-2 in the bottom of the third inning on an error by Racer second baseman Shelbey Miller that allowed de Castro to score.

It would remain 2-2 until the top of the seventh inning, when Bridges opened the inning with a double and was replaced by pinch runner Taylor Odom.

Two outs later, Odom would score what turned out to be the game-winning run on a double by Levins.

Game 2 saw Murray State score at least two runs in each of the final four innings played – including a five-run second inning.

Austin Peay would score its runs in the second and fifth innings, with Rikki Arkansas driving in the first run with a single and DiBenedetto scoring the other on an error by Racers center fielder Casey Castille following a single by Laurel Burroughs.

Miller and Castile had three hits each to lead Murray State in the nightcap, while Bridges, Mallory Young and Jocelynn Rodgers had two hits each.

DiBenedetto and Burroughs had two hits each to lead Austin Peay.

The two teams conclude their three-game OVC series today, with the first pitch scheduled for noon.

Box Score – Game 1

Murray State at Austin Peay
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Cheryl Holt Field

Murray State 3 (22-18,9-5 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
MILLER, Shelbey 2b 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0
RAMSEY, Mo rf 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3
BECKER, Alexa ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
BRIDGES, Leslie 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 1
RICHARDSON, Mallory pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODOM, Taylor pr/1b 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
CASTILE, Casey cf 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TWADDLE, Jessica dp 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
YOUNG, Mallory ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LEVINS, Cayla lf 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
RODGERS, Jocelynn c 3 0 1 0 0 0 8 2 0
HOWARD, Erica 3b 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0
ROBINSON, Mason p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Totals 31 3 12 3 2 3 21 11 10


Austin Peay 2 (18-22,6-8 OVC)

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

 

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Murray State........ 020 000 1 -  3 12  4
Austin Peay......... 101 000 0 -  2  4  2
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E – MILLER(7); BECKER 2(7); ODOM; BURROUGHS(10); WHITMIRE(3). DP – Murray St. 1; Austin Peay 1. LOB – Murray St. 10; Austin Peay 9. 2B – MILLER(9); BRIDGES(1); LEVINS(4). 3B – DE CASTRO(1). HBP – SPARKS; BROWER. SH – CASTILE(1); DAVIDSON(5); PAVEL(5); WHITMIRE(2). SB – BURROUGHS(4); WHITMIRE(4).

 

Murray State ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
ROBINSON, Mason W,8-6 7.0 4 2 1 2 7 0 0 2 1 25 32 0 13 107
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
de CASTRO, Lauren L,12-9 7.0 12 3 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 31 34 10 6 124

 

Win – ROBINSON (8-6). Loss – DE CASTRO (12-9). Save – None. WP – DE CASTRO 2(6). HBP – by ROBINSON (BROWER); by ROBINSON (SPARKS).Pitches/strikes: ROBINSON 107/68; DE CASTRO 124/77.

Umpires – HP: Glenn Kilgore 1B: Calvin Sims 3B: Ben Crenshaw

Start: 12:00 pm Time: 2:02

Attendance: 125

Weather: Sunny, 76, Wind:SSW15

 

Box Score – Game 2

Murray State at Austin Peay
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Clarksville, TN | Cheryl Holt Field

Murray State 12 (23-18,10-5 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
MILLER, Shelbey 2b 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0
RAMSEY, Mo rf 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1
BECKER, Alexa ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
BRIDGES, Leslie 1b 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 2
RICHARDSON, Mallory pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODOM, Taylor 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CASTILE, Casey cf 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
LEVINS, Cayla lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
YOUNG, Mallory dp 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
RODGERS, Jocelynn c 2 2 2 2 1 0 6 0 0
HOWARD, Erica 3b 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 2
GASKEY, CheyAnne p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 12 13 9 2 2 15 1 5

Austin Peay 2 (18-23,6-9 OVC)

Player ab r h rbi bb so po a lob
LAKE, Marissa lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2
DAVIDSON, Kayla ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 5 3 2
PAVEL, Mel c 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
de CASTRO, Lauren dp 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
DiBENEDETTO, Vinchen 3b 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0
BURROUGHS, Laurel 2b 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 2
WHITMIRE, Kristin 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 1
De VRIES, Amanda rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
ARKANSAS, Rikki cf 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
MILLS, Taylor p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
HOOPER, Sidney p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 24 2 9 1 1 6 15 12 8

 

Score by Innings               R  H  E
--------------------------------------
Murray State........ 053 22 - 12 13  2
Austin Peay......... 010 01 -  2  9  3
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E – RAMSEY(3); CASTILE(5); DAVIDSON(18); WHITMIRE(4); ARKANSAS(3). LOB – Murray St. 5; Austin Peay 8. 2B – MILLER(10); CASTILE 2(6); YOUNG(2). HR – BRIDGES(1). SB – MILLER(9); LEVINS(4).

 

Murray State ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
GASKEY, CheyAnne W,9-10 5.0 9 2 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 24 25 8 1 123
Austin Peay ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go np
MILLS, Taylor L,1-1 2.1 5 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 16 1 6 60
HOOPER, Sidney 2.2 8 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 16 16 3 3 57

 

 

Win – GASKEY (9-10). Loss – MILLS T (1-1). Save – None. PB – RODGERS(6).Pitches/strikes: GASKEY 123/81; MILLS T 60/34; HOOPER S 57/40.

Umpires – HP: Calvin Sims 1B: Ben Crenshaw 3B: Glenn Kilgore

Start: 2:36 pm Time: 1:49

Attendance: 125

Weather: Sunny, 79, Wind:S14

 

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