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APSU Lady Govs softball signs standout from nationally-ranked Florida JUCO

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University softball has announced the signing of pitcher/first baseman Autumn Hanners from last year’s National Junior College Athletic Association’s championship tournament runner-up College of Central Florida to a Letter of Intent.

Austin Peay Softball. (APSU Sports Information)

Hanners, a 5-foot-8, right-handed pitcher/hitter from Orlando, FL, is currently a sophomore for the number-two nationally-ranked Patriots (49-7) and will have two years of eligibility left for the Lady Govs.

As of April 16th, Hanners has authored a 19-5 overall win-loss mark in 2015, with a 1.97 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 142 innings of work. She also has a save and two shutouts, with 14 complete games.

Offensively, Hanners is batting at a .354 clip, with 10 doubles, two triples and 13 home runs. She has driven in 48 and scored 32 runs, with a slugging percentage of .762 and a .491 on-base percentage.

As a freshman, was named to the NJCAA All-Tournament team – winning three games at the national tournament — as well as the Mid-Florida First Team All-Conference and Florida College System Activities Association Second Team All-State squads.

Hanners spilt time both as a starter and a reliever during her freshman campaign, finishing with an 8-5 win-loss mark, with eight saves and three shutouts along with a 1.56 ERA and striking out 81 in 126 innings of work.

At the plate, she batted .326, including 15 doubles, one triple and 10 home runs, while driving in 47 and scoring 30 runs, for a squad that went 48-15.

Prior to the College of Central Florida, Hanners prepped at Lake Howell High School, where she earned First Team Class 7A All-State honors as a senior and First Team All-Seminole County, after finishing with a 19-5 record and a 2.15 ERA and 157 strikeouts in 153.3 innings pitched, while hitting .451 with six homers and 35 RBI.

For her career, Hanners finished with a 45-19 record for the Sliver Hawks, along with 453 strikeouts in 418 2/3 innings. At the plate, Hanners had a .381 batting average, with nine home runs.

Hanners joins Kendall Vedder (middle infielder) Palmetto, FL, Carly Mattson (catcher/shortstop) McHenry, IL, and Brea Dickson (second baseman) Social Circle, GA, who signed with Austin Peay during the NCAA early period last fall.


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