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APSU Lady Govs Softball takes on Tennessee State, Belmont this weekend in OVC action


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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will head to Nashville this weekend for a pair of Ohio Valley Conference doubleheaders, with the Lady Govs squaring off against Tennessee State and Belmont.

Austin Peay Softball plays two doubleheaders this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball plays two doubleheaders this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

The Lady Govs (2-14, 1-2 OVC) will open play 1:00pm, Saturday at Tennessee State and conclude their Nashville swing Sunday, with a 1:00pm doubleheader at Rose Park versus Belmont.

Austin Peay enters the weekend coming after losing this week’s OVC mid-week series (1-2) with Eastern Illinois. The Lady Govs won Wednesday’s opener, 8-7, to break a 12-game losing streak as well as opening league play with a victory for the first time since 2008.

APSU's Christiana GableOffensively, the Lady Govs are led by Christiana Gable (.370/5 HR/16 RBI) – including a 6-for-10 effort in the EIU series.

Laurel Burroughs (.356/4 HR/11 RBI) and Niya Sparks (.314/4 HR/9 RBI) also enter the weekend hitting above .300 for the season.

In the circle, Allie Blackwood (1-2/7.50 ERA/12 K’s) and Natalie Ayala (1-6/8.52 ERA/12 K’s) lead the Lady Govs pitching staff.

Tennessee State (8-15, 1-2 OVC) comes into the doubleheader with a balanced offensive attack that boasts six .300 hitters in its lineup, led by Kailey Richard’s .333 batting average and team-best 12 RBI.

APSU's Laurel BurroughsTaylor Green leads the Lady Tigers pitchers with a 5-6 record, with a 7.91 ERA and 32 K’s.

Belmont (5-16, 0-2 OVC) will play a doubleheader versus Murray State, Saturday, before facing the Lady Govs. The Bruins enter the weekend having dropped 10 straight contests.

Kat Hollingsworth (.333/2 HR/13 RBI) leads the Bruins offense, while Taylor Moon (2-10/5.30 ERA/38 K’s) has been the workhorse for the Belmont pitching staff.




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