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APSU Softball Dugout Dish: It’s Only the Beginning, but it’s the Road to Victory

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Fresh off a season in which they won a program-record 39 games and finished second in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2018, Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) softball team heads into the 2019 season with high expectations and a work ethic to match.

This is ‘Dugout Dish’ blog where each student-athlete on the team will take an opportunity to write a post highlighting the goings on of the squad, beginning with fall training and continuing all the way through the 2019 season.

Austin Peay Softball teams looks forward to the coming season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball teams looks forward to the coming season. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay names Kassie Stanfill 10th Head Coach of APSU Softball

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Former Louisville pitching coach Kassie Stanfill has been named the 10th head coach in Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball history, athletics director Gerald Harrison announced, Friday.

Stanfill spent the past two seasons at her alma mater Louisville on the staff of legendary head coach Sandy Pearsall, who retired in June after starting the program in 2000. She replaces Rodney Delong, who resigned after the 2018 season to take the head coaching job at North Texas.

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Austin Peay State University to search Nationally for next Softball Coach

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) athletics department announced Monday, July 8th, 2018 that it will conduct a national search for its head softball coaching position.

The search begins after Rodney DeLong departed June 13th to accept a similar position at North Texas and assistant coaches Dillon Bryant and Jamie Allred departed to join DeLong at North Texas.

Austin Peay State University begins the search for a new head coach for the Softball program.

Austin Peay State University begins the search for a new head coach for the Softball program.

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Austin Peay State University Softball coach Rodney DeLong resigns, heads to North Texas

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TNRodney DeLong, who led Austin Peay State University’s softball team to a 39-win campaign in 2018, has announced his resignation, effective immediately after accepting the head coaching position at North Texas, Wednesday morning.

Austin Peay Softball head coach Rodney DeLong resigns, accepts head coaching job at North Texas. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball head coach Rodney DeLong resigns, accepts head coaching job at North Texas. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Summer camps kick into high gear this week at Austin Peay State University

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The calendar flipped over to June this past weekend and that can mean only one thing, it’s time for summer sports camps to begin in full at Austin Peay State University.

Over the next couple of months head coaches for Austin Peay’s men’s basketball football, soccer, volleyball and softball teams will conduct camps for all ages and skill levels.

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APSU Softball season ends with 3-0 loss to Toledo at National Invitational Softball Championship

 

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APSU SoftballRichmond, KY – Austin Peay State University’s softball team saw its best season in program history come to an end, Friday at Gertrude Hood Field, with a 3-0 loss to Toledo in the regional round of the National Invitational Softball Championship.

The Governors (39-19) and Rockets (35-22) traded scoreless innings through the first four frames, but a leadoff triple to open the fifth inning, followed by a sacrifice fly to center field gave Toledo a 1-0 lead.

Austin Peay Softball falls to Toledo 3-0 Friday afternoon in the regional round of the National Invitational Softball Championship at Richmond, KY. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball falls to Toledo 3-0 Friday afternoon in the regional round of the National Invitational Softball Championship at Richmond, KY. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Softball falls to Eastern Kentucky at OVC Tournament

 

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APSU SoftballOxford, AL – Austin Peay State University’s softball team rallied back time and time again versus Eastern Kentucky, Saturday at Choccolocco Park in the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament, but it last-inning push came up one run short in an 8-7 final.

Austin Peay Softball's OVC Tournament run ends with 8-7 loss to Eastern Kentucky. APSU ends tournament third place finish, the best in programs history. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball’s OVC Tournament run ends with 8-7 loss to Eastern Kentucky. APSU ends tournament third place finish, the best in programs history. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Softball beats Morehead State, Eastern Illinois at OVC Tournament

 

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APSU SoftballOxford, AL – Austin Peay State University’s softball team continues to add to its 2018 legacy with two more Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament wins, Friday, at Choccolocco Park, downing Morehead State, 1-0 — in 10 innings — before defeating Eastern Illinois, 3-1.

With the victories, Austin Peay (39-16) will finish no worst than third place in the tournament, its best finish ever in the tourney, while the three tournament wins are also a school record.

Austin Peay Softball defeats Morehead State 1-0 then gets 3-1 win over Eastern Illinois Friday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball defeats Morehead State 1-0 then gets 3-1 win over Eastern Illinois Friday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Softball’s offense goes cold in 3-0 loss to Jacksonville State at OVC Tournament

 

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APSU SoftballOxford, AL –  Austin Peay State University’s softball team had its chances versus Jacksonville State on Day 2 of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament, Thursday at Choccolocco Park, but couldn’t punch across a run in a 3-0 defeat.

Austin Peay Softball's Natalie Shilling had one base hit and stole two bases in loss to Jacksonville State Thursday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball’s Natalie Shilling had one base hit and stole two bases in loss to Jacksonville State Thursday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Softball blanks UT Martin Skyhawks at OVC Tournament

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) softball team made a triumphant return to the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament, Wednesday at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, AL, downing UT Martin, 2-0.

The APSU Governors (37-15), the tournament’s second-seed, scored both of its runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Austin Peay Softball junior pitcher Morgan Rackel holds UT Martin to three hits while striking out three in 2-0 Governors win, Wednesday in OVC Tournament action. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball junior pitcher Morgan Rackel holds UT Martin to three hits while striking out three in 2-0 Governors win, Wednesday in OVC Tournament action. (APSU Sports Information)

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