APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will play four in-season tournaments, as well as 16 home games at Cheryl Holt Field, to highlight its 2017 regular-season schedule.
The four tournament appearances will transpire over the first five weeks of the season for the Governors with a trip to Kennesaw, GA, for the Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament (February 11th-12th); Bowling Green, KY, for the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Spring Fling (February 24th-26th); Oxford, MS, for the Red & Blue Classic (March 3rd-5th) and Murray, KY, for the Racer Classic (March 10th-12th).
Along with APSU, the Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament will include South Carolina State, Kennesaw State and Saint Louis.
The Hilltopper Spring Fling will have the Govs playing Illinois State, Wright State, Indiana State, IUPUI and Western Kentucky.
The Red & Blue Classic participants are APSU, Nicholls State, Tennessee Martin, Mississippi and Mississippi Valley.
The Racer Classic field is made up of Murray State, Northern Illinois, Saint Louis and the Governors.
Of its 16 home games this season, 10 will come against Ohio Valley Conference opponents and six versus non-conference foes.
Home OVC contests – all doubleheaders — will come against Morehead State (March 25th), Eastern Kentucky (March 26th), Belmont (April 22nd), Tennessee State (April 23rd) and Murray State (May 6th).
Austin Peay’s home non-conference games consist of doubleheaders versus Campbell (March 7th), Samford (March 22nd) and single games against Middle Tennessee (February 21st) and Chattanooga (April 25th).
Road OVC doubleheaders will come against Tennessee Tech (April 1st), Southeast Missouri (April 8th), Tennessee Martin (April 9th), Jacksonville State (April 14th), Southern Illinois Edwardsville (April 29th) and Eastern Illinois (April 30th).
APSU’s road non-conference doubleheaders are versus Memphis (March 29th) and Evansville (April 5th), while also playing a three-game series at Lipscomb (March 18th-19th).
The OVC Softball Championship will be held May 10th-14th at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Alabama – the second straight year the conference’s championship tournament has been held in a neutral location.