The Govs’ softball team traveled to Jacksonville, Alabama on Friday, April 14, where the Lady Govs suffered two losses to the Ohio Valley Conference leaders Jacksonville State. Game 1 saw a score of 7-0, and Game 2 ended at 4-3.
The Govs fell quickly in Game 1. The Gamecocks drew three walks and had three hits to jump out 4-0.
The Govs’ defense held the Gamecocks there with 4 runs, but APSU’s offense could not produce any runs themselves.
In the fifth inning, the Gamecocks sealed their victory with a 3-run home run from Whitney Gillespie.
The Lady Govs came back for Game 2 and hurt themselves early with four errors in the first two innings. These mistakes allowed the Gamecocks to take a 0-2 lead.
APSU tried to rally in the sixth, and Kendall Vedder hit a home run to make the score 1-2.
The Gamecocks answered the Govs by scoring 2 more runs in the bottom of the inning.
APSU fought back with an RBI from Kacy Acree and a single from Danielle Liermann brought APSU within 1 point of Jacksonville State. However, the Govs could not tie the score, which resulted in the loss.
The Govs now stand 2-10 in the OVC, and will return to action at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at Belmont University.