» By DANIEL NEWTON – dnewton7@my.apsu.edu

After splitting a double-header on Saturday, March 31, against Eastern Kentucky, the Lady Govs were able to take the series on Sunday with a 3-2 win.

Saturday’s games were split with Eastern Kentucky winning the first, 3-2, and the Lady Govs winning the second, 8-5.

The first game went into the bottom of the sixth inning tied, 2-2, when Eastern Kentucky’s Larkyn Wood hit a solo home run, giving Eastern Kentucky the eventual winning run. In the second game, the Lady Govs capitalized on five Eastern Kentucky errors, jumping out to a 6-1 lead and never relinquishing it.

On Sunday, April 1, the Lady Govs took the series with a 3-2 victory.

The game looked grim in the beginning when Eastern Kentucky’s Kate Tackett smashed a two-run home run to give EKU a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

However, the Lady Govs held strong by not surrendering another run throughout the match.

The Lady Govs were able to plate a run in the third inning, cutting into the deficit.

The score remained this way until the fifth inning, when sophomore Lauren de Castro, who had struggled earlier in the game, showed why she is a star, hitting a towering two-run home run to give the Lady Govs a 3-2 lead, which they held on to for the rest of the game.

The Lady Govs will look to keep up their success when they host UT Martin in a double header on Wednesday, April 4, at Cheryl Holt Field. TAS