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Instant Peay Play: Big week of honors, realizations and futures for several APSU Govs

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – It may be summer and the first action for any Austin Peay State University (APSU) sports teams this fall may still be just over 60 days away, but that doesn’t mean anything didn’t happen this week in Governors sports, as several current and former Govs received honors and realized some dreams to continue their futures in their respective sports.

Things got kicked off on Wednesday, as Governor baseball players Parker Phillips and Greg Leban had their names selected in the 2019 Major league Baseball Draft.

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APSU’s Garrett Spain named to Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America squad

 

APSU BaseballTucson, AZGarrett Spain, center fielder for the Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team, who began his collegiate career by reaching base in 43 consecutive games, has been named to the 2019 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American team, powered by Diamond.

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APSU Sports cap impressive 2018-19 campaign with best-ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN –  The Austin Peay State University (APSU)s athletics department posted its best-ever finish in the 2018-19 OVC Commissioner’s Cup behind two regular-season championships and another pair of Top 3 finishes in Ohio Valley Conference play

APSU delivered its second-straight 100-point tally in the OVC Commissioner’s Cup, with its 109 points this season an improvement over last season’s 101.5 points. That total pushed the Governors to fourth among the league’s 12 members. Murray State won the 2019 competition with 128 points, its first victory since the inaugural commissioner’s cup was awarded in 2008-09. Jacksonville State finished second (115) followed by Belmont (114) and Austin Peay.  

Austin Peay Athletics post best ever finish in OVC Commissioner's Cup. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics post best ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball falls to Jacksonville State 8-4 in OVC Tournament action

 

APSU BaseballMarion, IL – Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball designated hitter Matt Joslin hit a game-tying home run in the fifth inning but the Governors could not hold off a late Jacksonville State rally in an 8-4 loss in the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship, Friday at Rent One Park.

Austin Peay Baseball unable to stop Jacksonville State late in 8-4 loss Friday in OVC Tournament play. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball unable to stop Jacksonville State late in 8-4 loss Friday in OVC Tournament play. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball holds of Eastern Kentucky for 9-7 OVC Tournament win

 

APSU BaseballMarion, IL – Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball outfielder Aaron Campbell continued to wreak havoc at the plate, finishing with three hits and five RBI to help  team outlast Eastern Kentucky, 9-7, Thursday afternoon at Rent One Park.

#2 Austin Peay Baseball will face #1 Jacksonville State in the OVC Tournament Winner's Bracket Friday morning. (Tre Lawless)

#2 Austin Peay Baseball will face #1 Jacksonville State in the OVC Tournament Winner’s Bracket Friday morning. (Tre Lawless)

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Aaron Campbell hits two homers to power APSU Baseball to 12-2 OVC Tournament win over UT Martin

 

APSU BaseballMarion, IL – Austin Peay State University Baseball left fielder Aaron Campbell hit two home runs and finished with six RBI as Governors opened its 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship run with a dominating 12-2 victory against UT Martin, Wednesday at Rent One Park.

Austin Peay Baseball opens OVC Tournament play with 12-2 win over UT Martin. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball opens OVC Tournament play with 12-2 win over UT Martin. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University student-athletes average 3.0 GPA for a record fourth straight semester

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes posted a departmental grade-point average of 3.0 or better for a program-record fourth consecutive semester finishing the Spring 2019 semester with a 3.096 mark.

A department-record 70 percent of Austin Peay’s 289 varsity student-athletes earned academic honors for the spring semester. The last eight semesters dating back to Fall 2015 have yielded eight of the top-10 semester GPA’s since tracking data began in 1993. For just the fourth time, more than 100 Govs earned a spot on the Dean’s List, with 48 posting perfect 4.0 GPA’s for the semester.

Austin Peay student-athletes post department-wide 3.0 GPA for a record fourth straight semester. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball’s Garrett Spain named OVC Freshman of the Year, leads league-best six on All-OVC teams

 

APSU BaseballBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball center fielder Garrett Spain became the second Gov freshman to be named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Freshman of the Year, the league announced Tuesday, May 21st.

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APSU Baseball begins OVC Tournament play, Wednesday

 

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, May 22nd, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team returns to the OVC Championship for a fourth-consecutive season, beginning its run in the 2019 edition with a 4:00pm contest at Rent One Ballpark in Marion, Illinois.

Austin Peay Baseball to face either Eastern Illinois or UT Martin Wednesday after at the OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball to face either Eastern Illinois or UT Martin Wednesday after at the OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball loses regular season finale to Jacksonville State, 13-8

 

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – On Saturday afternoon, May 18th, the Austin Peay State University baseball team was unable to overcome an early home run barrage from Jacksonville State and dropped its regular-season finale, 13-8 on Joe Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball will take on the winner of Eastern Illinois and UT Martin Wednesday at the OVC Tournament. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball will take on the winner of Eastern Illinois and UT Martin Wednesday at the OVC Tournament. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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