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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team dropped a pair of close Ohio Valley Conference decisions to Jacksonville State, Friday at Cheryl Holt Field at Joe and Cathi Maynard Softball Stadium, falling to the defending conference champions by 2-1 and 5-3 finals.
Austin Peay Softball loses 2-1 and 5-3 at home to Jacksonville State, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)
Chattanooga, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team only scored one run Wednesday versus Tennessee Chattanooga, at Jim Frost Stadium, but their pitching made it hold up, as the Govs defeated the Mocs for the first time in eight all-time meetings, 1-0.
Kelsey Gross and Morgan Rackel combined for the five-high shutout for the Govs (21-10), with Gross (4-3) going the first 4.1 innings versus the Mocs (16-22) – giving up three hits, walking two and striking out one.
Murfreesboro, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team dropped a one-run heartbreaker to Middle Tennessee State University, Monday afternoon at Blue Raiders Softball Field, as the Govs saw MTSU escape with a late-inning 3-2 win.
The Govs (20-10) had broken open a scoreless pitcher’s duel with two runs in the top of the fifth inning, starting with Carly Matson hitting the first pitch of the inning out over the right-center field fence for her fifth home run of the year, to make it 1-0.
Middle Tennessee scores three runs in the bottom of the six for 3-2 win over Austin Peay Softball, Monday. (APSU Sports Information)
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s softball team is off to an historic start to its Ohio Valley Conference schedule and with that fuels hopes that its 11-year postseason drought could be coming to an end.
After sweeping OVC rival Tennessee Tech this past Friday at Cheryl Holt Field, the Govs saw their record improved to 20-9 overall this spring, but more importantly 5-1 in OVC play – the program’s best start since the OVC started sponsoring softball as a conference championship sport in 1994 and besting the former starts of 4-2 set by the 1997 and 2007 teams.
2018 Austin Peay State University Softball Team. (APSU Sports Information)
Clarksville, Tn — Austin Peay State University’s softball team swept Tennessee Tech, Friday at Cheryl Holt Field by scores of 7-2 and 2-1 to get off to its best start in Ohio Valley Conference play in school history.
Morehead, KY – For the first time in 11 years, Austin Peay State University’s softball team opened Ohio Valley Conference play 2-0, Friday at University Field, as the Govs swept Morehead State by 3-1 and 6-3 finals.
Austin Peay Softball sophomore Kacy Acree hit a double in the seventh inning to drive in the go ahead run in Game 2 against Morehead State, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)
Macon, GA – Austin Peay State University’s softball team loaded the base in the top of the seventh inning versus Mercer, Sunday at Sikes Field, but couldn’t come up with a big final hit, as the Govs saw their nine-game win streak come to and end with a 3-1 loss.
Macon, GA – The streak continues for the Austin Peay State University softball team, Saturday at Sikes Field, as it claimed its eighth and ninth consecutive victories — both in shutout fashion — in downing Bucknell, 2-0, and Rutgers, 7-0.
Austin Peay Softball beats Bucknell and Rutgers Saturday, extends win streak to nine. (APSU Sports Information)
Clarksville, Tn — Morgan Rackel was a force of one for the Austin Peay State University softball team, Tuesday afternoon at Cheryl Holt Field, as the Governors defeated Bradley University in its 2018 home opener, 2-0.
APSU Softball defeats Bradley/photo by APSU Sports Information