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APSU Lady Govs Softball hosts Eastern Kentucky Colonels Wednesday

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will play host to Eastern Kentucky, 1:00pm, Wednesday, in a Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader at Cheryl Holt Field.

Austin Peay Softball. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Softball. (APSU Sports Information)

The twinbill will be the second rescheduled meeting between the Lady Govs (8-30, 4-15 OVC) and an OVC opponent during the mid-week, with weather issues precipitating the need to move the games from the original play date.

The two teams enter the doubleheader with streaks heading in opposite directions: APSU has lost its last nine games, while Eastern Kentucky (20-22, 10-6 OVC) enters riding a season-best five-game win streak.

After 38 games this season, the Lady Govs are led offensively by senior Laurel Burroughs (.333/7 HR/24 RBI), while Rikki Arkansas (.328/2 2B/4 RBI) and Niya Sparks (.219/7 HR/21 RBI) also are hitting better than .300 on the campaign.

Likewise, the Colonels also have three hitters coming in with .300-plus batting averages, led by Katie Tackett (.341/8 HR/28 RBI) followed by Sarah Fobbs (.321/7 HR/21 RBI) and Paige Murphy (.319/4 HR/7 RBI).

In the circle, Natalie Ayala (4-12/5.71 ERA/26 Ks) tops the Lady Govs pitching staff, while Sidney Hooper (2-9. 9.07 ERA/21 Ks) also has multiple wins this season.

Leanna Pittsenbarger (9-9/3.84 ERA/123 Ks) leads the EKU pitching staff, followed by Shaylon Robb (8-8/3.05 ERA/51 Ks).


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