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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Softball falls to Eastern Illinois Panthers
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 11:30 pm In Sports | No Comments
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team couldn’t slow down Eastern Illinois’ offense down the stretch, Thursday, at Cheryl Holt  Field, with the Lady Govs dropping the finale of its three-game Ohio Valley Conference series to the Panthers, 12-8.
The Lady Govs (2-14, 1-2 OVC) were leading 7-4 heading into the top of the fifth inning, when EIU exploded for five runs on five hits.
Jennette Isaac opened the inning by drawing a walk, which was followed by four straight singles by Bailey O’Dell, Hannah Cole, April Markowski and Amber Toenyes to tie the game, 7-7. After a sacrifice to move Markowski and Toenyes into scoring position, Hannah Rachor put the Panthers (7-12, 2-1 OVC) up for good with a two-run double.
EIU would add three more runs in the top of the sixth, on Markowski’s first home run of the season, to make it 12-7.
Austin Peay got one final run in the bottom of the sixth inning on a Niya Sparks ‘ solo home run – her fourth of the year – for the 12-8 final.
Rachor (1-1) got the win, in relief, while Heather Norris  (0-4) took the loss.
Eastern Illinois took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two run single by Toenyes and doubled it to a 4-0 advantage in the top of the third on Toenyes’ third homer of the season, a two-run shot.
Austin Peay took the lead in the bottom of the third with its best offensive inning this season, scoring seven runs on five hits. Christiana Gable , who finished the day going 4-for-5 with two RBIs, got the inning going with her season’s fifth home run. Sparks followed by drawing a walk and came around one out latter on a double by Allie Blackwood .
A single by Mel Pavel  put runners at first and third, followed by pinch-hitter Sidney Hooper  reaching on a fielder’s choice, scoring Blackwood. A walk to Courtney Brower  loaded the bases, followed by Chandler Groves  being hit by a pitch to drive in a run. Laurel Burroughs  drove in two with a single while Gable drove in her second run of the inning with a single for the 7-4 advantage.
Eastern Illinois (7-12 / 2-1) -vs- Austin Peay (2-14 / 1-2)
W: RACHOR, Hannah (1-1) L: NORRIS, Heather  (0-4)
2B: MARKOWSKI, April (1); RACHOR, Hannah (2)
HR: MARKOWSKI, April (1); TOENYES, Amber (1)
SH: PAUL, Ashlynne (1); WATSON, Katie (1)
SB: WATSON, Katie (1)
E: COLE, Hannah (1); WATSON, Katie (1)
|lf||GROVES, Chandler ||4||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|2b||BURROUGHS, Laurel ||5||0||1||2||0||0||2|
|1b/p||GABLE, Christiana ||5||1||4||2||0||0||1|
|pr||HOEG, Morgan ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|3b||SPARKS, Niya ||3||2||1||1||2||0||3|
|dp||DiBENEDETTO, Vinchen ||2||0||1||0||2||1||0|
|p/1b||BLACKWOOD, Allie ||2||1||1||1||0||0||3|
|p||NORRIS, Heather ||1||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|c||PAVEL, Mel ||3||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|rf||ARKANSAS, Rikki ||3||1||1||0||0||1||2|
|ph||HOOPER, Sidney ||1||0||0||1||0||0||0|
|cf||BROWER, Courtney ||3||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|ss||INAGAKI, Erica ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
2B: BLACKWOOD, Allie  (1)
SH: BLACKWOOD, Allie  (1)
SB: BURROUGHS, Laurel  (1)
HBP: GROVES, Chandler  (1)
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 Cheryl Holt: http://letsgopeay.com/staff.aspx?staff=183
 Niya Sparks: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4034
 Heather Norris: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4036
 Christiana Gable: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4029
 Allie Blackwood: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4024
 Mel Pavel: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4033
 Sidney Hooper: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4031
 Courtney Brower: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4025
 Chandler Groves: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4030
 Laurel Burroughs: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4026
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 HOEG, Morgan: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4038
 DiBENEDETTO, Vinchen: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4027
 ARKANSAS, Rikki: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4022
 INAGAKI, Erica: http://letsgopeay.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4035
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