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Instant Peay Play: Four names added to pantheon of APSU Baseball Draft Picks

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – This past week in New York City, Major League Baseball held its annual amateur draft with four Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players having their names called, bring the all-time total to 40 players selected in the draft from APSU since the first Gov was drafted in 1972.

Juniors Ridge Smith (catcher), Logan Gray (third base), Garrett Copeland (second base) and senior pitcher Jared Carkuff were chosen in the 12th, 13th, 30th and 35th rounds, respectively, marking the second time Austin Peay had has as many as four players drafted at one time – and trailing only the 2013 MLB draft were the Govs had five players picked.

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APSU Governors in the Pros: Major League Baseball All-Star break update

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – As baseball fans shift their attention to Cincinnati for the 2015 All-Star Game, it’s an appropriate time to look across the country at former Austin Peay State University players competing in the pros.

Currently, there are two Govs playing in the big leagues, seven in minor league systems, and one signed to the Frontier League.

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (17) hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (17) hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Governors Baseball announces coaching changes

 

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head coach Gary McClure announced Derrick Dunbar has been elevated to a full-time assistant coach and Greg Bachman will join his staff as a volunteer assistant coach, both effective August 1st.

Austin Peay State University Baseball announces coaching changes. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Baseball announces coaching changes. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University baseball players having successful 2014 professional season

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 12 professional baseball players have largely enjoyed a successful 2014 campaign with their respective clubs.

As the season nears its midpoint, three Govs alumni have been named to their All-Star teams at the minor league level.

Jack Snodgrass, seen here pitching for the Austin Peay Govs, was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game for the second consecutive year. (APSU Sports Information)

Jack Snodgrass, seen here pitching for the Austin Peay Govs, was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game for the second consecutive year. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Several former Govs, Lady Govs give fans something to follow until fall sports arrive

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With the end of the NCAA Baseball World Series this week, another year of college sports officially comes to an end.

But that doesn’t mean Austin Peay State University fans don’t have anyone to follow, support and cheer for as the dog days of summer arrive, several former Governors and Lady Govs continue their sporting careers in the pros.

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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Alex Robles, Ridge Smith, Cayce Bredlau receive OVC Honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUJackson, TN – A trio of Austin Peay State University baseball freshmen received postseason honors at the Ohio Valley Conference baseball banquet, Tuesday night, prior to the start of the OVC Baseball Championship.

Austin Peay's Robles, Smith and Bredlau pick up OVC hardware. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Robles, Smith and Bredlau pick up OVC hardware. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Alumnus Award recipient laid foundation at APSU that led to Super Bowls and Michigan’s Big House

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Justin Dickens has made a few stops in his career in the sports information profession since graduating from Austin Peay State University, including two Super Bowl trips and his current job as associate director of public and media relations for the University of Michigan football team, but traces all of that back to his four years as a student assistant under current Govs Sports Information Director Brad Kirtley.

A 2003 bachelor of science degree in public relations graduate returned to Austin Peay for the first time in five years, October 26th, as he was honored in the Morgan University Center Ballroom as one of the two Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipients for 2013 by the university.

Austin Peay State University Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball head coach Gary McClure gets 4-year contract extension

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – A day after Gary McClure became the first Ohio Valley Conference baseball coach in history to record 800 career victories, Austin Peay State University has announced it has signed its longtime coach to a four-year extension through the 2017-18 season.

McClure, who has led Austin Peay baseball to three straight NCAA tournaments and six overall, became only the 28th active coach with 800 career victories, Sunday, when the Governors defeated Iowa, 7-4.

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Instant Peay Play: Austin Peay State University Alumnus Award recipient laid foundation at APSU that led to Super Bowls and Michigan’s Big House

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Justin Dickens has made a few stops in his career in the sports information profession since graduating from Austin Peay State University, including two Super Bowl trips and his current job as associate director of public and media relations for the University of Michigan football team, but traces all of that back to his four years as a student assistant under current Govs Sports Information Director Brad Kirtley.

A 2003 bachelor of science degree in public relations graduate returned to Austin Peay for the first time in five years, October 26th, as he was honored in the Morgan University Center Ballroom as one of the two Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipients for 2013 by the university.

Austin Peay State University 2013 Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University 2013 Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University 2013 Alumni Awards

 

The tie that binds… Austin Peay Athletics

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon was a trivia-like game that surfaced among movie buffs during the mid-1990s that connected one of Hollywood’s busiest actors to other actors.

One look at the awards to be presented at the Alumni Awards Brunch at this year’s Austin Peay State University Homecoming festivities and one common thread connects six of the seven honorees… APSU athletics.

Austin Peay State University 2013 Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University 2013 Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

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