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Austin Peay State University baseball players having successful 2014 professional season

 

APSU Sports Information Office

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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Clarksville’s LEAP Charity Fashion Show Gala a huge success with local youth

 

Youth Gain Self Esteem Through Fashion Show Gala

L.E.A.P. OrganizationClarksville, TN – Tuesday, January 25th, 2014 marked the 1st Annual LEAP Charity Fashion Show Gala at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.

Youth modeled the fashions of local designers such as ELO, Molerevon, Sacer & Savive, Heaven Sent Bowtique, Filthy Rich Celebrity Jewelry, and E & S Fashions with Gem’s Hair Salon and Eyetunes donating their time to provide participants with hair and makeup makeovers. While some students modeled, other students prepared the food and served guests.

1st Annual LEAP Charity Fashion Show Gala

1st Annual LEAP Charity Fashion Show Gala

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APSU Baseball Players Finish Minor League Campaigns

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN - The 2013 Minor League Baseball campaign has come to a close and Austin Peay State University’s baseball team saw 14 former student-athletes playing professional baseball.

The Govs continue to have three players active in Major League Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, New York Yankees relief pitcher Shawn Kelley and Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Matt Reynolds. Each of the three has a month left in their seasons and, in the case of A.J. Ellis and Shawn Kelley, possibly more with October postseason runs.

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University has Four Governors taken on final day of 2013 Major League Baseball Draft

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsSeacaucus, NJ – Four Austin Peay State University baseball student-athletes were selected, Saturday, on the third day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft.

Along with senior closer Tyler Rogers, who was picked in Friday’s action, the five APSU players drafted this season is a program record.

APSU Baseball has record five players drafted in this years MLB Draft. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Baseball has record five players drafted in this years MLB Draft. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Tailgating: Unhittable knuckleball paving way for unforgettable summer for New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey

 

Tailgating with Wade NeelyClarksville, TN – With the NBA Finals nearing a conclusion and the start of college football season still over 70 days away, things are starting to move pretty slowly in the sports world.

And, unless you’re a soccer fan, (Euro 2012 has been fantastic thus far, by the way) the Summer Olympics are about the only meaningful sports on tap for the next two months.

Heck, when you factor in “Game of Thrones” and “Mad Men” already being wrapped up with their respective seasons, we are pretty much removed of all quality sports and entertainment for the rest of summer. «Read the rest of this article»

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Left scrambling for answers, lefty Sherrill finds right fit with Braves

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information Director

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAtlanta, GA – He just couldn’t find his way. In a sense, George Sherrill felt like he had two left feet. Coming off arguably his best major league baseball season in 2009, the left-handed reliever seemingly couldn’t do anything right in 2010.

Every solution Sherrill attempted went wrong, left him scratching his head. It even saw the Austin Peay alum designated for assignment by the Los Angeles at one juncture late in 2010.

But all the wrong turns of 2010 took Sherrill in a different direction last winter and eventually brought him, in his mind, to the right place.

Lefthander George Sherrill has helped the Braves stay amidst the NL East pennant race during baseball's first half. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Lefthander George Sherrill has helped the Braves stay amidst the NL East pennant race during baseball's first half. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Major league former Govs–Sherrill and Reynolds–meet for first time

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAtlanta, 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.

(L to R) George Sherrill and Matt Reynolds. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

(L to R) George Sherrill and Matt Reynolds. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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All three Govs MLB draftees sign, assigned to Minor League Clubs

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Each of the three Austin Peay State University baseball players selected in Major League Baseball’s 2011 First-Year Player Draft have signed contracts and been assigned to minor league teams.

Jack Snodgrass, a 27th-round pick by the San Francisco Giants, was sent to the Salem-Keizer (OR) Volcanoes of the short-season Class A Northwest League. He made his first professional appearance June 16th and currently has two appearances to his credit.

Jack Snodgrass, Jeremy Dobbs and Ryne Harper.

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Bundy, Sarbaugh to lead PCL, IL in 2011 Triple-A All-Star Game

 

Triple-A BaseballAll Star GameRound Rock, TX – Lorenzo Bundy, first-year manager of the Pacific Coast League’s Albuquerque Isotopes, and Mike Sarbaugh, second-year manager of the Columbus Clippers of the International League, have been named managers of their respective league’s All-Star teams for the 2011 Triple-A All-Star Game.

The game, presented by Zions Banks and Workers Compensation Fund, will air live on MLB Network on Wednesday, July 13th from Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, home of the PCL’s Salt Lake Bees.

Lorenzo Bundy (middle) will be joined by Tommy Gregg (right) and Rich Gale (left) as the three members of the PCL All-Star field staff. (Nashville Sounds)

Lorenzo Bundy (middle) will be joined by Tommy Gregg (right) and Rich Gale (left) as the three members of the PCL All-Star field staff.

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Jeremy Dobbs and Ryne Harper selected in MLB First-Year Draft, two signees also picked

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University junior left-handed pitcher Jeremy Dobbs and senior right-handed pitcher Ryne Harper were selected in the 33rd and 37th rounds, respectively, of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Wednesday.

Jeremy Dobbs and Ryne Harper were selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Wednesday.

Jeremy Dobbs and Ryne Harper were selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Wednesday.

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