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APSU Softball loses to Radford, 4-3

 

APSU Sports Information 

APSU SoftballConway, SC – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball team got three hits from Danielle Liermann, Sunday morning at St. John Stadium in the final day of the Chanticleer Showdown, but it wasn’t enough as the Governors came up just short to Radford, 4-3.

Austin Peay Softball junior Danielle Liermann went 3-3 Sunday morning against Radford. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball junior Danielle Liermann went 3-3 Sunday morning against Radford. (APSU Sports Information)

Liermann finished the day 3-for-3 at the plate, including a two-run homer, and a walk to finish the Chanticleer Showdown with 10 overall hits – five of which were home runs – and 10 RBIs.

Radford (6-9) would start the days scoring with a run in the top of the third inning, but Austin Peay responded with a Carly Mattson home run in the bottom of the frame.

Mattson would add a double later in the game to finish with two hits.

The Highlanders would retake the lead in the top of the fifth, 2-1, but APSU answered right back in the bottom of the frame with Liermann’s two-run homer to take its only lead of the game, 3-2.

But a Radford two-run triple that sliced just inside the line in right field in the sixth inning proved to be the difference maker, as the Highlanders retook the lead for good, 4-3.

Inside the Boxscore

Danielle Liermann’s home run versus Radford ties Brianna Venable (2003-06) for the most in program history (39).

With their two home runs Sunday, the Govs finish the weekend with 13 total home runs.

With her double, Carly Mattson ties Kayla Davidson (2011-14) for 10th all-time in program history (27).

APSU Head Coach Kassie Stanfill Statements

On the weekend’s end
“It wasn’t the way we wanted to end the weekend for sure, but it’s still a work in progress for us and we will continue to work to get better and get ready for conference play.”

On Liermann’s day at the plate
“Dani had another great day at the plate for us, as did Carly (Mattson). She has hit the ball very well all three days this weekend.”

Next Up For APSU Softball

APSU Softball is off until Wednesday, when they travel to Oxford, MS, to face Southeastern Conference Member Ole Miss for a 6:00pm single contest.


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