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APSU Softball lights up Tennessee Tech in Doubleheader Sweep

 

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APSU SoftballCookeville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball team got two exceptional pitching performances from Kelsey Gross and Morgan Rackel to go with an offense that pounded out 23 hits in scoring 18 runs, as the Govs swept an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader at Tennessee Tech by 10-0 and 8-1 finals.

With the victories, the Govs (25-18, 10-4 OVC) stay in contention for one of the top four spots in the upcoming OVC Championship Tournament and earning a first-round bye.

Austin Peay Softball pitcher Kelsey Gross strikes out 5, walks 2, and holds Tennessee Tech scoreless in Govs win in Game 1, Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball pitcher Kelsey Gross strikes out 5, walks 2, and holds Tennessee Tech scoreless in Govs win in Game 1, Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Softball hosts doubleheader against Tennessee Tech, Friday

 

Austin Peay vs. Tennessee Tech

March 30th, 2018 | 3:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Cheryl Holt Field

APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will host Tennessee Tech for a doubleheader at 3:00pm on Friday at Cheryl Holt Field to open the home part of their 2018 Ohio Valley Conference schedule.

The Govs (18-9, 3-1 OVC) currently sit in a tie for third-place in the OVC standings after taking three of four on the road at Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky this past weekend, while Tennessee Tech enters Friday’s doubleheader with a 9-21 overall record — including a 0-4 mark in OVC play.

Austin Peay Softball plays Tennessee Tech Friday at 3:00pm in a doubleheader at Cheryl Holt Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball plays Tennessee Tech Friday at 3:00pm in a doubleheader at Cheryl Holt Field. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Softball plays doubleheaders against Jacksonville State, Tennessee Tech at home this weekend

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will play its final two Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader-only matchups of the season this weekend as it plays host to Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech.

The Govs (6-31, 2-15 OVC) will open play, noon, Saturday by facing OVC-leading Jacksonville State while concluding the weekend’s action, noon, Sunday versus Tennessee Tech.

Austin Peay Softball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Softball heads to Samford for final non-conference games

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityBirmingham, AL – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will step out of Ohio Valley Conference play for the final time in 2016, 3:00pm, Wednesday, when it travels to Samford University for a doubleheader.

The Governors (6-29) enter the twinbill having been held scoreless for the last 23 innings, including being swept in a three-game OVC series at Eastern Illinois this past weekend.

Austin Peay Softball at Samford Bulldogs for a pair of non-conference games. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball at Samford Bulldogs for a pair of non-conference games. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Softball heads to Eastern Illinois for three game series

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityCharleston, IL – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will head to Eastern Illinois this weekend for a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series. The OVC series will open, 1:00pm, Saturday, with a doubleheader at Williams Field and conclude, noon, Sunday, with a single game.

The Governors (6-26, 2-12 OVC) enter the series having won their last OVC contest, an 8-6 walk-off decision last Sunday by virtue of a Savanna Oliver two-run pinch-hit home run.

Austin Peay Softball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Softball travels to Middle Tennessee Tuesday

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will make the short 85-mile trek down Interstate 24, Tuesday, to Murfreesboro, for a 4:00pm rematch with Middle Tennessee.

This game is a make-up from the original March 31st date. In the first meeting, March 16th, Austin Peay (6-25) lost a 6-0 decision to the Blue Raiders at Cheryl Holt Field.

Austin Peay Softball takes on Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball takes on Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Softball splits doubleheader with Tennessee State Tigers

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TNSavanna Oliver‘s pinch-hit, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning rallied the Austin Peay State University softball team past Tennessee State, Sunday afternoon at Cheryl Holt Field, as the Govs won Game 2 of the Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader 8-6 after dropping the opener 7-4.

Austin Peay (6-25, 2-12 OVC) had seen Tennessee State tie the game 6-6 in the top of the inning on a two-run homer over the center field wall by Lindsey Burgess — her second home run of the game  –in the top of the seventh inning.

Austin Peay Softball loses first game 7-4 only to come back and win second game 7-4 against Tennessee State Sunday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball loses first game 7-4 only to come back and win second game 7-4 against Tennessee State Sunday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Kacy Acree on a rare hitting run for APSU Softball

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Over the past 17 years, hitting streaks for players on Austin Peay State University’s softball team have been on the shorter side — usually six or seven games — but current Governors player Kacy Acree is on the verge of the best hitting streak by an APSU player this century.

Going into this season, only four Govs have reached double-figure games during their hit streaks since 2000 – Jennifer Simpkins (11 games) in 2004, Ashley Taylor (11 games) in 2008, Lauren de Castro (13 games) in 2012, Kayla Davidson (10 games) in 2013 and now Acree this season, with her current 12-game hit streak.

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Softball loses finale to SIU Edwardsville Cougars 8-5

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN — Despite hitting three home runs — two by Lauren de Castro — Austin Peay State University’s softball team dropped the final game of its weekend Ohio Valley Conference series, Sunday afternoon at Cheryl Holt Field, to Southern Illinois Edwardsville, 8-5.

Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Softball opens season with split behind Lauren de Castro’s shutout

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady GovsAuburn, AL – Junior Lauren de Castro limited East Tennessee to five hits in picking up her third career shutout, Saturday morning at the Plainsman Invitational, as the Lady Govs defeated the Lady Bucs 5-0 before falling to Army 10-3 in the nightcap.

APSU's Lauren de Castro pitches shutout against East Tennessee. Austin Peay Women's Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

APSU’s Lauren de Castro pitches shutout against East Tennessee. Austin Peay Women’s Softball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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