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APSU Baseball now has 14 Governors Playing Professional Baseball

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN - With its record draft class reporting to summer leagues, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team now claims a record 14 former student-athletes playing professional baseball.

The Governors saw a record five players selected in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player draft in June. Each of the five signed a professional contract and reported to leagues across the country.

Austin Peay won its sixth OVC Tournament Championship this year. APSU Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay won its sixth OVC Tournament Championship this year. APSU Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds snap losing streak with 11-5 win over Omaha Storm Chasers

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN - The Nashville Sounds snapped their four-game losing streak in a big way on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium, defeating the division-leading Omaha Storm Chasers, 11-5, in the opener of a four-game series.

Nashville (5-9) erupted for season highs of 11 runs and 14 hits in the victory. Cole Garner highlighted the offensive outburst with a seventh-inning grand slam, the outfielder’s team-leading fourth home run of the year. Scooter Gennett added three hits and three runs scored for the Sounds.

Nashvlle Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashvlle Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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APSU has three Baseball Alumni on Major League Baseball’s opening day rosters

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – When Major League Baseball opening its regular season today, three Austin Peay State University baseball alumni will be on big-league rosters.

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay inducts Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson into APSU Hall of Fame

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Gary McClure, Austin Peay State University’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.

Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson inducted into APSU Hall of Fame. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Dr. W. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson inducted into APSU Hall of Fame. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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On precipice of becoming OVC’s wins leader, Gary McClure to be inducted into APSU Athletics Hall

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – When Billy Merkel stepped down as Austin Peay State University baseball 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.

Austin Peay Baseball head coach Gary McClure to be inducted into APSU Athletics Hall. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball head coach Gary McClure to be inducted into APSU Athletics Hall. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Dr. Cooper Beazley, Gary McClure and Andrew Lorentzson to be inducted into APSU Athletic Hall of Fame

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Gary McClure, Austin Peay State University’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.

Gary McClure, Dr. W. Cooper Beazley and Andrew Lorentzson to be inducted into the APSU Athletic Hall of Fame. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Gary McClure, Dr. W. Cooper Beazley and Andrew Lorentzson to be inducted into the APSU Athletic Hall of Fame. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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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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Three former baseball Govs appears in same contest

 

Los Angeles – Three former Governors…one important baseball game.

Austin Peay State University GovernorsOn a night Colorado crept to 1.5 games from the Western Division lead, three former baseball Governors appeared in the same contest, Friday night, as the Rockies held off the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-5.

It was a game that saw former Govs’ catcher A.J. Ellis, in his second major league season, enjoy his short career’s best game as he went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBI.

His single in the second tied the game at 2-2 and his double in the fourth off Cy Young Award candidate Ubaldo Jimenez cut the Dodgers’ deficit to 5-3. «Read the rest of this article»

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