Austin Peay Lady Govs softball to host Southeast Missouri to closeout 2015 slate
Austin Peay Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team will play host to Southeast Missouri this weekend in a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series at Cheryl Holt Field to closeout its 2015 regular season.
The Lady Govs (9-34, 5-19 OVC) will open play noon, Saturday, with a doubleheader and conclude play at the same time Sunday with a single game versus the Redhawks (16-25, 9-12 OVC).
Austin Peay Softball finishes this season at home against Southeast Missouri. (APSU Sports Information)
Sunday also will be Senior Day for Austin Peay, with the Lady Govs honoring its two seniors – Laurel Burroughs and Ashley Eisenbraun – in a ceremony prior to the game. The APSU a cappella choral group VocalEase will sing the National Anthem.
Offensively, the Lady Govs are led by Rikki Arkansas (.355/3 2B/5 RBI) and Burroughs (.333/8 HR/26 RBI), who entered the final weekend batting more than .300, while Chandler Groves (.280/4 HR/25 RBI) and Christiana Gable (.250/8 HR/30 RBI) also have authored solid seasons at the plate.
Southeast Missouri’s offense is led by Kayla Fortner (.398/16 HR/45 RBI), with Lindsey Patterson (.353/7 HR/30 RBI), Savannah Carpenter (.323/3 HR/18 RBI) and Taylor McDannold (.301/1 HR/19 RBI) also hitting .300-plus this season.
In the circle, Natalie Ayala (5-14, 5.20 ERA/30 Ks) leads the APSU pitching staff, while Madeline Krumrey (11-10/3.51 ERA/80 Ks) has been the workhorse for the Redhawks.