APSU Sports Information
Murray, KY – Four errors committed by Austin Peay State University’s softball team led to two unearned runs, Thursday at Racer Field, which turned out to be the difference with the Govs falling to Murray State 3-1, in the opening day of the Racer Classic.
The Govs (7-9) would never lead in the contest, with the Racers scoring a first-inning run – the only earned run that would score in the game, despite two APSU errors – on the back end of a double steal.Murray State (16-4) would make it 2-0 in the bottom of the second inning, taking advantage of a two-out error by the Govs, and extend its lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning; also, taking advantage of an APSU error to open the inning.
Austin Peay would have even done more damage in the inning, but had two runners thrown out at the plate.
But that would be as close as the Govs would get, as they went down in order in both the six and seventh innings.
Austin Peay did have an early chance in the game to push across a run, with Carly Mattson opening the inning with a double, and move to third on a groundout, but was stranded when Kendall Vedder‘s line drive smash was snared by the Murray State’s first baseman followed by Hale grounding out to third.
Christiana Gable (0-2) took the tough-luck loss, going five innings and scattering seven hits in giving up only one earned run.
Austin Peay will continue play in the Racer Classic on Friday, with the Govs facing Northern Illinois at 10:00am, followed by a 12:30pm contest versus Saint Louis.