Over this weekend, the Lady Govs softball team (3-17 overall, 2-5 OVC) took on four games in Nashville, Tenn. against the Ohio Valley Conference teams Tennessee State University Lady Tigers and Belmont University Lady Bruins.
They were able to pull out one win against TSU 14-13, dropping the rest in close games.
APSU rallied in the last few innings to take the win against TSU in the first game. TSU scored five runs in the second and six runs in the fourth inning, while also scoring one run in the second and third innings.
APSU ate away, scoring three runs in the third, five in the fourth, one in the fifth, two in the sixth and three final runs in the seventh inning. The winning pitcher for this game was junior Natalie Ayala (2-6), who pitched 3.1 innings.
Game two against the Lady Tigers did not go in the Lady Govs’ favor. They lost this game 8-7, and the losing pitcher was sophomore Sidney Hooper (0-4), who gave up 15 hits in six and one-third innings pitched.
The Lady Govs took the lead against TSU 6-2 in the fourth inning, but in the last three innings, the Lady Tigers rallied back to steal the win.
The next game against Belmont never seemed to be in favor of the Lady Govs, who lost 8-4. The losing pitcher was sophomore Allie Blackwood (1-3). Blackwood gave up 13 hits in six innings pitched. She had five errors, two walks and two strikeouts.
In game four of the weekend, a rematch against Belmont, APSU fell short by just one run, losing 3-2. The losing pitcher was Hooper.
APSU got on the board early with two runs in the second inning, but Belmont came back and scored three runs in the fourth inning, the last time either team scored.
Hooper gave up five hits in six innings, with three errors, three walks and two strikeouts.
The Lady Govs have two home games Wednesday, March 28, against Samford University at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.