Austin Peay State University Softball heads to UT Martin


Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University softball team will take its final regular season road trip of the season this weekend, as it heads to Martin, Tenn., and Betty Giles Field, to take on UT Martin for a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series.

The two teams will open the series on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with a single game and end the weekend with a doubleheader on Sunday, also starting at 1:00 p.m.

Austin Peay (26-20, 13-9 OVC), enters the weekend having won his last seven games, including a doubles sweep of then-league-leading Murray State, while the Skyhawks (27- 16, 12-7 OVC) lost a pair of games at Southeast Missouri on Wednesday.

Heading into the final road weekend of the season, the Govs are led offensively by third baseman Lexi Osowski, who enters the game with a league-leading .440 batting average, including 13 doubles, two triples and 12 home runs to go with 37 runs. scored and 42 RBI.

Two other governors also enter the weekend with over .300 this season, led by designated player Kylie Campbell (.333, 3 HR, 22 RBI) and shortstop Brooke Pfefferle (.327, 5 HR, 32 RBI) .

In the circle, Jordan Benefiel leads the Governors’ pitching corps with a 12-7 record, including a 2.71 ERA and 109 strikeouts in 136.2 innings of work, while Harley Mullins is 9 -5, with a 3.67 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 105 innings pitched. and Samantha Miener at 5-8, with a 4.13 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 61 innings.

The Skyhawks come into the game with five players hitting over .300 this season, led by Kaci Fuller (.395, 3 HR, 19 RBI), while in the circle Erin Gallagher (10-3, 2.42 ERA, 65 K’s ) and Alexis Groet (10-7, 2.53 ERA, 92K) leads the UTM pitching team.

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Lexi Osowski needs a home run to tie with Lauren de Castro (2011-14) for fifth all-time with 26.

Bailey Shorter needs two hits to tie with Amanda Travis (1996-99) for seventh all-time in career hits, with 184.

Osowski needs a double to tie Danielle Liermann (2016-19) and Kacey Acree (2016-19) for the career doubles program record, with 45.

Brooke Pfefferle needs four RBIs to reach 100 for her career.

Osowski needs two extra hits to tie Liermann for most extra hits in a single season, with 29.

Emily Harkleroad needs a stolen base to tie with Carol Gray (1987-90) for 10th place all-time, with 27 career interceptions.

Next step for APSU Softball

The Austin Peay State University softball team will wrap up the 2022 regular season next weekend at home, as it hosts Southern Illinois Edwardsville for a three-game OVC series at Cathi Maynard Park-Cheryl Holt Field.

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