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APSU Sports Information
Kennesaw, GA – Austin Peay State University’s softball team didn’t have a lot go its way, Friday at Bailey Field, in the opening day of the Kennesaw State Owl Invitational dropping a 10-1 decision to Saint Louis and a 11-0 contest to Kennesaw State.The Lady Govs (1-10) did jump out early in its opener versus Saint Louis, getting a lead-off home run from Chandler Groves, but the Billikens answered back with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good, 3-1.
Groves would finish the game going 3-for-3 at the plate, while Laurel Burroughs collected the only other hit – coming on a first-inning single – while Heather Norris and Savanna Oliver drew walks in the game for Austin Peay.
The Billikens would end the game in the bottom of the fifth inning on the eight-run mercy rule, with Elizabeth Everingham’s second home run of the game ending the contest with the 10-1 final.
Things didn’t get any better in Game 2 for Austin Peay.
Kennesaw State (11-5) did all of its offensive damage in the first three innings, including an eight-run third inning that saw the Lady Govs commit seven errors in the frame.
Austin Peay would pick up its first hit of Game 2 in the top of the fourth inning on an infield single by Erica Inagaki, while the Lady Govs only other hit came in the top of the fifth on a single up the middle by Rikki Arkansas.
Burroughs would be the only Lady Gov to reach base twice, both on walks, while Alexis Hill also drew a base on balls.
The Lady Govs will conclude play in the Owl Invitational on Saturday with a context versus Indiana, at 11:00pm, CT, followed by a rematch versus Kennesaw State at 1:30pm.
Box Score – Game 1
Austin Peay 1 (1-9) vs Saint Louis 10 (8-6)
W: KNEIB, Laney (3-0) L: BLACKWOOD, Allie (0-1)
Austin Peay (1-9)
Saint Louis (8-6)
Box Score – Game 2
Austin Peay 0 (1-10) vs Kennesaw State 11 (11-5)
W: MATHEWS, Paige (4-2) L: AYALA, Natalie (1-5)
Austin Peay (1-10)
Kennesaw State (11-5)
TopicsAlexis Hill, APSU, APSU Athletics, APSU Softball, APSU Sports, APSU Women's Softball, Austin Peay State University, Billikens, Chandler Groves, Elizabeth Everingham, Erica Inagaki, Heather Norris, Kennesaw GA, Kennesaw State, Kennesaw State Owl Invitational, Lady Govs, Laurel Burroughs, Ohio Valley Conference, OVC, Paige Mathews, Rikki Arkansas, Saint Louis, Savanna Oliver
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