CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Austin Peay State University's softball team lost its first two home games of the season, Wednesday at Cheryl Holt Field, with Lipscomb rallying to take the opener 8-6 before running away with a 15-0 victory in the nightcap.
The Lady Govs (9-7) led the Lady Bison 6-4 heading into the top of the seventh inning in Game 1, but saw Lipscomb score four runs on three hits and one APSU error.
Lipscomb (10-11) opened the inning with back-to-back singles, but an error by Laurel Burroughs on a hard hit ground ball by allowed both runs to come all the way around to score and tie the game 6-6.
A double by Haley Elliott scored Neely to make it 7-6 and give the Lady Bison their first led since the third inning.
Lipscomb would add an insurance run with a ground out by Gracey Aguirre,
But the rally ended there, with Lipscomb's third pitcher of the game, Tanner Sanders, getting the final three Lady Govs out on two pop-ups and a strikeout to end the game.
The Lady Govs gave up a run to Lipscomb in the top of the first, but answered back with two of their own in the bottom of the inning, with Jessica Ryan scoring on a passed ball and Burroughs coming in on a wild pitch.
Lipscomb would score twice in the second and once in the third to take a 4-2 lead, but Austin Peay scored twice in the bottom of the third to tie the game 4-4, with the first run being driven in on a single by Davidson and the other on a triple by Pavel.
Davidson, Pavel and Burroughs had two hits each.
Austin Peay would take the lead, 5-4, in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Burroughs and add a run in the fifth on a single by Amanda De Vries.
The late-inning rally in the opener carried over for both teams in Game 2, with Lipscomb scoring in all but the second inning to stampede the Lady Govs 15-0.
Austin Peay was limited to just two hits in the nightcap, a third-inning single by Shelby Norton and a fourth-inning base hit by Davidson.
Abby Guest was the only other Lady Gov to reach base, with a walk in the third inning.
Austin Peay is off until Saturday, when they open Ohio Valley Conference play by hosting Eastern Illinois for a three-game series.