Lady Raiders Fight Darkness for Defeat of GovsMarch 4, 2003 · MT Media Relations
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee (6-5) defeated Austin Peay (0-5-1) 8-0 in game one and was winning 2-0 in the top of the fifth in the second game, until the game was called because of darkness Tuesday at Lady Govs Field.
Senior hurler Stayc Preator was on a roll in the second game as she had thrown four scoreless innings and had recorded seven strikeouts. Sadly, the stats will not count as the game was called before it could be officially counted.
Middle Tennessee took game one at Austin Peay 8-0, as the game was called after six innings. After scoring one run in the top of the second, when Michelle Wilkes knocked in Megan Cherinka, the Lady Raiders exploded in the third inning.
The Lady Raiders scored five runs in the third inning, which began with a two run homer by left fielder Erica Buhl, who moves to fourth place in the Lady Raider record books, which sent in Kip Phillips. Sophomore Leah Grothause knocked in the first homerun of her career later in the inning when she hit a two run blast which also sent home Cherinka.
Freshman Muriel Ledbetter got her second win of the season as she now improves to 2-1 on the season. She also recorded eight strikeouts.
Middle Tennessee will compete in the Southeast Missouri Classic on March 8-9. First day opponents include Drake at 10 a.m., SEMO at noon and Lipscomb at 4 p.m.
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