GAME 23: Austin Peay 9, Tennessee State 1 (5 inn)
GAME 24: Austin Peay 4, Tennessee State 1
RECORDS: TSU (6-18, 1-7), APSU (20-14, 5-1)
FIELD: Maynard Parrk
LOCATION: Clarksville, Tenn.
WEATHER: Mostly Sunny, 52
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. --- Sarah Snell belted a home run in each of the two contests at Austin Peay on Sunday, but neither bomb was enough for Tennessee State. The Governors secured a sweep of the Tigers with a five inning 9-1 victory in the opener and a 4-1 win to close out the series.
Snell lifted a ball into centerfield in the first frame of game one and received some assistance from the wind which pushed the ball towards right center. The ball hit the top of the fence and carried over, giving TSU an early 1-0 lead.
The Big Blue would not hold the lead very long as APSU scored two runs in the bottom of the first. The Govs continued their attack on starter Raven Loveless with three runs in the second and two more in the third.
The Tigers would not put another runner on base until a two out walk in the fifth inning to Patton Akers.
Game two began the same as the first with Snell driving a ball out of the ballpark. The junior laced a ball over the fence in left field for her third home run of the season, as well as her career.
The Tigers would once again get stymied by the Govs pitching staff in the night cap. TSU was held off the base paths until Ariel Johnson ripped a pinch-hit double into right center to lead off the sixth inning.
APSU evened the score at 1-1 in the second inning off starter Tori Hart before pushing three across in the third off reliever Raven Loveless. The 4-1 decision gave Loveless her second loss of the day and pushed her record to 5-7.
Up Next: The Tigers will step out of conference play for a double header versus Alabama A&M on Tuesday, Apr. 2. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m. at Tiger Field.