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Instant Peay Play: Eleven former APSU Govs continue to shine in pro baseball leagues as MLB All-Star week approaches

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With one week to go before Major League Baseball takes a pause for its annual mid-season All-Start Game, 11 former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players are still getting it done on pro baseball fields around America and in international leagues.

Currently, two former Govs pitchers Shawn Kelley (Texas Rangers) and Ryne Harper (Minnesota Twins) are on MLB rosters, with Kelley leading the team with 11 saves — as the team’s closer – while also having three wins in five decisions and a 2.79 ERA, while Harper has made the most of his first action in the majors in posting a 3-1 record with a save and a 2.97 ERA as a set-up man out of the bullpen.

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (27) throws against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (27) throws against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Sounds fall to Oklahoma City Dodgers, 13-6

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – On Sunday night, the Oklahoma City Dodgers beat the Nashville Sounds 13-6 at First Tennessee Park. The Dodgers hit five home runs to highlight their offensive night.

The rout started in the first inning when Gavin Lux hit a leadoff homer in the first inning. The Sounds did respond with a run in the bottom half of the inning to have the game tied at 1-1 into the second inning.

The Dodgers scored the next 12 runs from innings two through five. Four runs came in the second inning on four hits to put them up 5-1. They scored two more runs in the third inning on back-to-back home runs by Jon Kemmer and Jake Peter to make it 7-1.

Oklahoma City Dodgers Offense Explodes for 13 Runs, 21 Hits against Nashville Sounds Sunday night. (Nashville Sounds)

Oklahoma City Dodgers Offense Explodes for 13 Runs, 21 Hits against Nashville Sounds Sunday night. (Nashville Sounds)

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APSU Men’s Golf’s 2019-20 schedule released

 

APSU Men's GolfClarksville, TNRobbie Wilson, head coach of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Men’s Golf team, unveiled a challenging slate for the Governors 2019-20 campaign, which will see the veteran squad take on one of the toughest three-tournament stretches in program history in the spring.

Austin Peay head coach Robbie Wilson releases 2019-20 men's golf schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay head coach Robbie Wilson releases 2019-20 men’s golf schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds fall at First Tennessee Park to Oklahoma City Dodgers, 10-7

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds managed to rally and score three runs in the  bottom of the ninth but it wasn’t enough to overtake the Oklahoma City Dodgers in 10-7 loss at First Tennessee Park Saturday night.

The back-and-forth tilt was even at the start of the eighth. Trouble started when three of the first four batters reached for Oklahoma City against Nashville reliever Miguel Del Pozo. With the bases loaded and one out, Del Pozo balked to give the Dodgers a 6-5 lead.

Oklahoma City Dodgers halt Nashville Sounds' Winning Streak at Five Games. (Nashville Sounds)

Oklahoma City Dodgers halt Nashville Sounds’ Winning Streak at Five Games. (Nashville Sounds)

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APSU Track’s Nia Gibbs-Francis named Academic All-American

 

APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TNNia Gibbs-Francis with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field has been named Google Cloud Academic All-American® Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Second-Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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Nashville Sounds beat Memphis Redbirds 3-1, Sweep Series

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Nashville Sounds pitcher Pedro Payano threw a shutout for five innings to help the team to a 3-1 victory over the Memphis Redbirds Friday night at AutoZone Park. The Sounds got home runs from Scott Heineman and Patrick Wisdom.

The win completed a four-game sweep over the division rival and gave the Sounds a win in the season series, 9-7. It was the first four-game series sweep for the Sounds since sweeping the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in August of 2018.

Payano got the start for Nashville and did his part from the jump.

Nashville Sounds Finish Nine-Game Road Trip with Seven Wins. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Finish Nine-Game Road Trip with Seven Wins. (Nashville Sounds)

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APSU athletics ticket office to be closed June 28th-July 5th

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics ticket office will be closed Friday, June 28th through Friday, July 5th, 2019.

The office will re-open for usual business hours beginning Monday, July 8th.

Fans requiring immediate assistance can contact Katie Locke at lockek@apsu.edu.

Austin Peay athletics ticket office to be closed June 28th-July 5th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds get 3-2 win at Memphis Redbirds

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – On Thursday night, the Nashville Sounds defeated  the Memphis Redbirds 3-2 at AutoZone Park. With the win, the Sounds moved to 6-2 on their road trip and claim their fourth consecutive win.

The Sounds struck first in the second against Genesis Cabrera. With two outs and the bases empty, Scott Heineman singled, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Juremi Profar. After the Redbirds tied the game in the fourth and took the lead in the fifth against starter Wes Benjamin, the offense picked him up in the sixth against reliever Chris Ellis.

Nashville Sounds improve to 6-2 on road trip with win over Memphis Redbirds. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds improve to 6-2 on road trip with win over Memphis Redbirds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds return home for Five Games starting Saturday

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns to First Tennessee Park on Saturday, June 29 to begin a five-game homestand. The Sounds will host the Oklahoma City Dodgers for all five games from Saturday, June 29th to Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019.

Nashville Sounds homestand highlights include Faith & Family Worship Night, American Flag Tank Top Giveaway, and an Independence Day postgame fireworks celebration.

Below is a full preview for the five-game homestand.

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Austin Peay State University to redesign floor at Dunn Center

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) patrons will be greeted by a brand-new court redesign in the Dunn Center during the 2019-20 season, with renovations set to begin this week in the 44-year old facility.

As the brainchild of Austin Peay Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison, the new design was conceived by the athletics creative team. The project is expected to be completed before the Austin Peay volleyball program returns ahead of the 2019 season.

Artist Rendering of the new Austin Peay Dunn Center floor design. Design is subject to change. (APSU Sports Information)

Artist Rendering of the new Austin Peay Dunn Center floor design. Design is subject to change. (APSU Sports Information)

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