By MARLON SCOTT | Senior Staff Writer
APSU 101 000 0 – 2
SEMO 000 000 1 – 1
Lady Govs’ junior pitcher Ashley Bolda pitched a complete game and grounded the Southeast Missouri Redhawks, 2-1, to avoid an OVC series sweep. Bolda had to withstand a last inning rally by the Redhawks to get her second win of the season.
The Lady Govs were up 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh with one out on the Redhawks when Nicole Troncoso hit a single up the middle.
She advanced to second when her teammate Taylor Cowan also found a gap for a single.
A throwing error scored Troncoso and moved the other two Redhawks into scoring position.
However, Bolda got the next two Redhawk batters to groundout.
She held the Redhawks to five hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
The Lady Govs were held to six hits, but did not need more than two runs thanks to Bolda and some solid defense.
Shea Cothren got her third loss of the season in her team high sixteenth start.
She gave up the Lady Govs two runs on four hits in three innings of work.
Freshman Lauren de Castro got things going when she opened the game with a solo home run over the left field fence.
It was her third home run of the season. She was one of six Lady Govs’ with hits in the game.
The Lady Govs’ second run came in the third inning.
Senior Randal Davenport opened the inning by hitting a grounder deep to the shortstop, then diving head-first to beat the throw at first.
She got into scoring position on a pop fly and a walk. Sophomore Shelby Norton scored Davenport with an RBI double to centerfield.
It was the Lady Govs’ third OVC win of the season (8-25, 3-10 OVC).
Southeast Missouri (12-20, 8-6 OVC) won the first two games of the three-game series in a doubleheader Saturday, April 2.
Wednesday, April 6, they play a doubleheader against Kentucky starting at 5 p.m. They will be the first two of seven games they will play in six days.
Kentucky will be the last non-conference opponent the Lady Govs will face in the regular season.
After traveling to Nashville to play Tennessee State Thursday, April 7, the Lady Govs will return home to play three games against their rivals, Murray State starting with a doubleheader on Saturday, April 9. TAS