Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball’s Jordan Benefiel pitched a shutout, while Lexi Osowski picked up three hits and accounted for four runs versus Belmont, Saturday at Cathi Maynard Park-Cheryl Holt Field, as the Govs took the opening game of their three-game Ohio Valley Conference series, 5-0.
Game 2, Saturday, was postponed until, 1:00pm, Sunday, where it will be resumed to completion and then followed by the regularly scheduled Sunday contest.
Benefiel (4-2) was in control from the start as she only allowed three hits, all to the Bruins (8-13, 4-8 OVC) leadoff hitter Cheyenne Cavanaugh, while walking one and striking out a career tying nine batters.
Offensively, after the two teams opened the game trading three scoreless innings, the Governors (11-8, 6-6 OVC) would break the deadlock with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Inside the Boxscore
The shutout in Game 1 was Jordan Benefiel’s first collegiate shutout.
The three-hit day by Lexi Osowski was the 33rd multi-hit game of her career.
Jordan Benefiel lowered her OVC leading opponent’s batting average against to .173 this season.
Drew Dudley extended her season-long hit streak to seven games, with a fourth-inning single.
Belmont 0, Austin Peay 5
W: BENEFIEL, Jordan (4-2) L: Clesi, ALex (1-4)