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APSU Lady Govs Softball hosts Middle Tennessee Wednesday

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s softball team will wrap up its short three-game homestand, 3:00pm, Wednesday afternoon at Cheryl Holt Field with a single contest versus Middle Tennessee State University.

Austin Peay Softball completes homestand Wednesday with Middle Tennessee Blue Raidiers. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball completes homestand Wednesday with Middle Tennessee Blue Raidiers. (APSU Sports Information)

It will be the 50th meeting in the series between the two schools, dating back to March 11th, 1993 – with the Blue Raiders holding a 32-17 advantage in the series.

The two teams last met on February 8th, 2015, at the Mississippi State Bulldog Kickoff Classic (Starkville, MS); with MTSU coming away with an 8-5 win.

The Govs (4-12) enter the game coming off a sweep of Arkansas-Pine Bluff this past Saturday, while Middle Tennessee (13-12) comes in having won two of three games at Southern Miss to open Conference USA play.

Offensively, Austin Peay has five players hitting .300-or-better after 16 games, led by three freshmen – Danielle Liermann (.364/2 HR/15 RBI), Kendall Vedder (.357/0 HR/8 RBI) and Kacy Acree (.346/2 HR/9 RBI).

Junior, Chandler Groves (.333/1 HR/6 RBI) and senior Mel Pavel (.308/0HR/3 RBI) round out the quintet of hitters.

In the circle, juniors Autumn Hanners and Allie Blackwood have picked up wins for the Govs, with Hanners coming in with a 2-5 record, a 3.83 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 36.2 innings of work. Blackwood in 2-0 overall, with a 5.12 ERA and 11 k’s in 13.2 innings so far this spring.


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