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Austin Peay Athlete of the Week Lauren de Castro

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Junior Lauren de Castro [1], of the Austin Peay State University softball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

de Castro opened the 2013 softball season with a complete-game shutout against East Tennessee State at Auburn’s Plainsman Invitational, Saturday. She scattered five hits and struck out two without allowing a walk, while going 3-for-3 at the plate with a triple and an RBI.

APSU Lauren de Castro [2]

She also tossed a complete game against Furman, allowing just two earned runs and striking out four in the loss.

de Castro’s bat was a huge part of the Lady Govs offense. She led Austin Peay with a .545 (6-for-11) average at the Plainsman Invitational, and tied for the team lead with two runs scored. She finished the weekend with no errors in 16 chances in the field, splitting time between first base and the circle.

The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Tuesday during the academic year. Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.

Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included: