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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Alex Robles joins list of all-time greats to be picked in MLB Draft

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When recent Austin Peay State University graduate baseball player Alex Robles was selected in the 30th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on June 14th he joined an outstanding list of former APSU baseball players that have started their aspiring journeys to the big leagues with their names being called in the draft.

Drafted with the 886th overall pick, as a right-handed pitcher by the Minnesota Twins, Robles — who is from Tucson, AZ – became the 41st Governor to be drafted, since Tim Burns was drafted in 1972 by the California Angels.

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APSU’s Alex Robles selected by Minnesota Twins on MLB Draft’s third day

 

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APSU BaseballNew York, NY – Austin Peay State University baseball alumnus Alex Robles was selected in the 30th round of Major League Baseball’s Draft, Wednesday.

Robles, of Tucson, Arizona, was selected with the first pick of the 30th round (886th overall) by the Minnesota Twins. Drafted as a right-handed pitcher, he becomes the fifth Governors player selected in the MLB draft over the past two seasons and the 41st to be drafted since 1972.  

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APSU Baseball’s Parker Phillips becomes third Governor to earn NCBWA freshman honors

 

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APSU BaseballLynchburg, VA – For the second time in five days, Austin Peay State University freshman catcher Parker Phillips has earned national recognition, with the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association naming him a Second-Team Freshman All-American, Monday.

Phillips becomes is just the third Austin Peay freshman to earn recognition from the NCBWA, joining catcher Matt Wollenzin (2011) and utility man Alex Robles (2014).

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs settle into summer with fall semester less than 80 days away

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the Ohio Valley Conference spring meetings in the rearview mirror, Austin Peay State University and its athletic department has settled into its summer semester, with fall classes and sports less than 80 days away.

But just because its summer doesn’t mean there isn’t any activity going on in the department, or with the student-athletes.

The summer semester always sees more than its share of student-athletes taking summer classes, while several of the sports also see their team members continuing to play their respective sports on summer teams.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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APSU’s Parker Phillips notches Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American honor

 

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APSU BaseballTuscon, AZ – Catcher Parker Phillips, of Austin Peay State University’s baseball team, was named to the 2017 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American team, Wednesday.  

It is the first time since 2014 an Austin Peay freshman has been recognized on the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American Team.

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APSU Baseball players can be found near and far in summer leagues

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – This summer you’ll be able to find Austin Peay State University baseball players dotting rosters from Florida to Alaska and points in-between with 18 Governors continuing their baseball seasons in collegiate summer leagues across the United States and Canada.

Two Governors – pitcher Jacques Pucheu and utility man Malcolm Tipler – have made the long trek north to the land of the midnight sun, far from their southern roots. The duo are playing this summer for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska Baseball League, which begins its schedule Tuesday night.

Austin Peay Governors Baseball players continue playing in Summer Baseball Leagues. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Baseball players continue playing in Summer Baseball Leagues. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU claims OVC Institutional Sportsmanship Award

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University was accorded the Institutional Sportsmanship Award by the Ohio Valley Conference at Friday’s Honors Brunch at the Doubletree Hotel.

The award goes to the conference institution selected by its peers to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as outlined by the OVC and NCAA.

This is Austin Peay’s second institutional sportsmanship honor; the Govs last won the award following the 2007-08 academic year. Four different teams–women’s basketball, women’s golf, outdoor track and field and softball–took the OVC’s Team Sportsmanship honor for the 2016-17 season in their respective field.

Austin Peay State University awarded the Institutional Sportsmanship Award by the Ohio Valley Conference. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University awarded the Institutional Sportsmanship Award by the Ohio Valley Conference. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Softball Gov has big month on international stage ahead

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Recently graduated Austin Peay State University senior softball player Christiana Gable has a busy next month in front of her, as she once again joins the German Women’s National Team as they prepare for the 20th European Softball Championships in Bollate, Italy.

Gable, who is from Nolensville, TN, is eligible to play for the German National Team due to her mother being a native of the country and thus she has dual citizenship with a German passport.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs see Athletic Department’s school year come to an end

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With baseball and track and field seeing their respective seasons come to an end this past weekend, Austin Peay State University not only saw its final spring semester sports come to an end, but also saw the end of its 2016-17 athletic calendar.

The Govs baseball team went 2-2 in the OVC Baseball Championship Tournament, its second straight postseason appearance under head coach Travis Janssen, to finish the season with a 28-30 record.

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Two APSU Baseball Govs named to OVC All-Tournament team

 

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APSU BaseballOxford, AL – Austin Peay State University right fielder Chase Hamilton and utility man Alex Robles were each named to the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship’s all-tournament team, Saturday, after the conclusion of the tournament.

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