Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball Red Team saw a six-run lead against the APSU’s Black Team get trimmed down to just two runs, Monday evening at Cathi Maynard Park-Cheryl Holt Field, but they were about to hang on to take Game 1 of the annual Red & White Softball World Series by a 7-5 final.
But that would be as close as the Black Team would get, as Red Team reliever Jordan Benefiel had the Black Team scoreless over the final two innings to seal away the Game 1 victory for the Red Team, as well as pick up a save, while starter Harley Mullins got the win after going the first four innings and allowing one run on two hits, one walk and striking out six.
Emily Harkleroad would follow by driving in the game’s first run with a single, scoring Weinzapfel, followed an out later by an RBI ground out by Reese Calhoun to score Keen and an RBI single by Alyssa Archuleta, scoring Harkleroad.
The Black Team would score its first run in the top of the second inning, with Raylon Roach recording a two-out single to drive in Zuege to make it 3-1.
The Red Team would extend its lead in the third, scoring three more times.
After a strikeout, the Red Team would close out its scoring with a two-run single by Skylar Sheridan.
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Brooke Pfefferle led the Black Team by getting on base three times, off a double and two walks.
The Red Team turned the game’s only double play in the top of the fifth inning.
Next Up For APSU Softball
Game 2 of the Austin Peay State University softball team’s Red and Black World Series will be Tuesday, 5:00pm first pitch, with the Red Team looking to close out the series.
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