Boiling Springs, NC – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball team got a 3-for-3 day from leadoff hitter Megan Hodum, Saturday morning at Brinkley Stadium, on Day 2 of the Runnin’ Bulldog Classic, but it wasn’t enough as the Governors fell to the Ohio Bobcats, 10-5.
Austin Peay State University’s second game of the day versus George Mason, as well as their Sunday morning rematch versus Ohio, have been canceled due to rain.
Austin Peay jumped out to a quick lead against the Bobcats, as Hodum led off the game with a single, stole second, and scored on a throwing error by the Bobcats catcher to give the Govs a 1-0 lead.
Hodum would be a big part of the APSU Govs’ next two runs in the third inning also, as her triple drove in Morgan Zuege, who had singled then scored on a Bobcat infield error to go up 3-0.
Hodum would finish the game reaching base four times in the contest, with a walk to go with her three hits.
Ohio (2-0) would cut the Govs lead to 3-2 with a two-run fourth inning, but Austin Peay State University responded with two runs of its own in the top of the fifth, with Mea Clark driving in Lexi Osowski-Anderson with a double, flowed by Kylie Campbell driving in pinch runner Raylon Roach with a single to push the APSU Govs lead back out to three, 5-2.
Clark would finish the game with two hits.
But an eight-run bottom of the fifth inning proved to be too much for the APSU Govs to overcome, as the Bobcats pulled away for a 10-5 final margin.
Inside the Boxscore
Jordan Benefiel’s seven strikeouts vs. Ohio gives her 219 for her career, tying her with Lydia Money Gunn (2002-03, 05) for eighth most all-time in program history.
Megan Hodum’s three hits vs. Ohio ties her career single-game high.
Emily Harkleroad’s stolen base vs. Ohio was her 29th career stolen base, moving her past Brittany Williams for ninth-place all-time in program history.
Next Up For APSU Softball
The Austin Peay State University softball team returns to action February 17th-19th, when they travel to Auburn, Alabama, to participate in the Tiger Invite, where they will face Dayton, Villanova, and nationally ranked Auburn.
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