TOWSON 3, AUSTIN PEAY 0
RICHMOND, KY – Megan Dejter dropped her season ERA below 2.00 with an impressive two-hit shutout of Austin Peay on Thursday, sending Towson into the winner’s bracket at the Eastern Kentucky NISC regional.
Dejter (23-7) walked two batters and struck out four. Towson (41-17) scored three times in the third inning, starting with Brook Miko’s double to bring in Madison Wilson. Shelby Stracher and Olivia Baltazar then followed with run scoring singles.
Austin Peay (39-18) nearly broke through in the bottom of the fifth inning, getting runners to second and third with one out. However, Dejter buckled down and struck out Kacy Acree and Natalie Schilling to end the frame; she also retired Emily Moore on a strikeout to defuse a scoring threat in the bottom of the sixth.
The Governors will play Eastern Kentucky or Toledo in an elimination game Friday.