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Clarksville, TN - Austin Peay’s newly nationally-ranked baseball team will put its eight-game win streak on the line when it meets Memphis in a 6:30pm, Tuesday tilt at FedEx Park — its final regular-season non-conference tilt.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball
Clarksville, TN – When Major League Baseball opening its regular season today, threebaseball alumni will be on big-league rosters.
Austin Peay inducts Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson into APSU Hall of Fame
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Clarksville, TN – Gary McClure,‘s all-time winningest baseball coach who has taken his Governors to five NCAA Regionals, and Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, whose dedication to APSU athletics and its athletes extends well beyond financial contributions and services, were inducted into to the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday.
In addition, Andrew Lorentzson, who starred in basketball for Austin Peay in the mid-1930s when it was a junior college, also was inducted through the University’s new Honors category, reserved for those former athletes who competed at least 50 years ago. Loren McCamey Schanding, granddaughter of the late Lorentzson, who died in 1971, accepted the award for the family.
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Clarksville, TN – When Billy Merkel stepped down asbaseball coach in Fall 1987, then-athletics director Bob Brooks had a decision to make: begin a search for a replacement, possibly interrupting fall practice and workouts, or name Gary McClure, the program’s graduate assistant, as interim coach.
It would be unfair to call Governors baseball an afterthought back then-APSU only had one Ohio Valley Conference title (1972) prior to that, but it certainly was not at the forefront of any APSU athletics discussions.
Dr. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson to be inducted into APSU Athletic Hall of Fame
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Clarksville, TN – Gary McClure,’s all-time winningest baseball coach who has taken his Governors to five NCAA Regionals, and Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, whose dedication to APSU athletics and its athletes extends well beyond financial contributions and services, have been named to 2013 APSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
In addition, Andrew Lorentzson, who starred in basketball for Austin Peay in the mid-1930s when it was a junior college, also will be inducted into the APSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame through the new Honors category, reserved for those former athletes who competed at least 50 years ago.
Austin Peay Governors Baseball’s Zach Toney and Michael Blanchard selected on the 3rd Day of the Major League Baseball Draft
New York, NY – Pitcher Zach Toney and outfielder Michael Blanchard, recentbaseball alumni, were each selected on Day 3 of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, Wednesday.
Toney, of D’Iberville, MS, was selected in the 28th round (801st overall picked) by the Chicago White Sox. A first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection, he completed his senior campaign with the Govs with a 5-3 record and 3.10 ERA.
Austin Peay Governors Baseball defeats Southeast Missouri Redhawks 10-6 to move on in the OVC Baseball Championship
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Jackson, TN – The Austin Peay University Baseball team’s offense exploded for 16 hits and avoided elimination in eliminating the Southeast Missouri Redhawks 10-6 at the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship on Saturday at Pringles Park.
With the victory Austin Peay (36-22) will advance to the Championship Round to play No. 4 seed Eastern Illinois at 4:20pm today. An EIU victory gives them the Championship while an APSU victory forces a second Championship game on Sunday at Noon.
Austin Peay Men’s Baseball hosting Challenge
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team will put a four game win streak on the line when it hosts the Riverview Inn Challenge, Friday-Sunday, at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Govs will host Northern Illinois, Dayton and Arkansas State in the round-robin event. Austin Peay will play the afternoon contest each day which will be preceded by an 11:00am contest.
Austin Peay swept last weekend’s Riverview Inn Classic, downing Youngstown State (8-2), Iowa (4-3) and Akron (14-4), before hitting the road and winning its first midweek outing, 7-1, at Alabama A&M, Tuesday. Third baseman Greg Bachman was named College Sports Madness Player of the Week and then became the 11th Govs hitter to record 200 career hits with an eighth-inning single at Alabama A&M.
Robinson Grand Slam Highlights Albuquerque Win
Nashville, TN – Theclosed out their homestand with a 9-5 loss to the Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday evening at Greer Stadium.
With the victory, Albuquerque took three of five in the series against the Sounds (43-52) and won the season series between the clubs by a 10-6 margin.
Five of Nashville’s eight hits on the night went for extra bases, including a pair of doubles off the bat of Erick Almonte.
The Sounds jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a pair of first-inning runs against Albuquerque starter John Ely.
APSU Sports: Men’s Baseball
Atlanta, GA – When Colorado Rockies reliever Matt Reynolds was asked earlier Wednesday about whether he had met Atlanta Braves pitcher and fellow Austin Peay alum George Sherrill, his answer was was “No, I have intended to go over and introduce myself.”
That meeting occurred Wednesday afternoon prior to the third game of the Rockies-Braves series in Atlanta’s Turner Field.
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