Athens, GA – A five-run inning by nationally ranked Georgia put the Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball team into an early hole it couldn’t dig out of, Sunday at Jack Turner Stadium on the final day of the 17th Annual Georgia Classic, as the Govs fell to the Bulldogs, 8-0.
Austin Peay State University (4-7) were trailing the No. 18/19 nationally ranked Bulldogs 1-0 heading into the second inning when Georgia (14-3) took advantage of four walks and three hits to score five runs to extend their lead to 6-0.
The score would remain that way until the bottom of the fifth inning, as Harley Mullins – who had come in to finish the second inning – pitched two and a third innings of shutout relief against the Bulldogs before giving up an unearned run in the fifth.
The Bulldogs would closeout the game with a home run to leadoff the bottom of the sixth inning for the 8-0 final.
Shelby Harpe recorded the only hit for the Govs Sunday, a fifth inning single, while Drew Dudley and Brooke Pfefferle reached base on a couple of hit by pitches for Austin Peay State University’s other base runners in the contest.
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Emily Harkleroad threw out a Georgia base runner at the plate in her first action in the outfield in two years.
Shelby Harpe’s fifth inning single was her first collegiate base hit.
Brooke Pfefferle being hit by a pitch versus Georgia marked the 12th time in her career she had been hit, tying her with Connie Campbell (1988-90) for ninth most in program history.