Austin Peay Governors score in every inning in rout of Lady Saints
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) softball team scored at least one run in each inning versus Shawnee Community College, Friday at Joe & Cathi Maynard Stadium-Cheryl Holt Field, as it came away with a 31-0 victory to closeout its fall slate of inter-collegiate games.
Austin Peay Women’s Softball junior Natalie Schilling had four hits Friday in win over Shawnee Community College. (APSU Sports Information)
Overall, the Govs pounded out 33 total hits in the nine-inning contest versus the Lady Saints, including five doubles (two by Kelsey Gross) and three home runs (Danielle Liermann, Brett Jackson, Drew Dudley) in scoring its 31 runs.
Eleven different Governors authored multi-hit efforts in the victory, led by Natalie Schilling and Lexi Osowski who both finished the contest with four hits each.
Osowski would also drive in six runs to lead APSU, while Liermann, Dudley, Gross, Carly Mattson, Katie Keen, Emily Moore, and Kacy Acree all recorded multi-RBI performances.
In the circle, the Govs only allowed two base hits in the nine-inning combined shutout, with Morgan Rackel getting the start and throwing three no-hit innings of work, while striking out six, followed by Gross’ four innings of one-hit relief – striking out five – and Kelly Mardones coming in for the final two innings and giving up a lone hit and striking out three.
While the contest versus Shawnee concludes Austin Peay’s fall schedule of inter-collegiate contests, Govs fans can also come out and watch the team play in its Governors World Series this Tuesday through Thursday at Maynard Stadium-Cheryl Holt Field.