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Instant Peay Play: APSU Govs Baseball opens season looking to bounce back from an up-and-down 2018

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team opens it 2019 regular season this coming weekend at Raymond C. Hand Park looking to return to the top of the Ohio Valley Conference standings after an up-and-down 2018 campaign.

The Govs are coming off a respectable 30-27 season a year ago — included a 17-13 mark in OVC play – but it was also a season that saw a team that had wins versus the likes of Illinois, Kansas State and Top-five nationally ranked Clemson also have a seven-game losing streak to end the season.

Austin Peay Baseball kicks off the 2019 Season playing the Kentucky Wildcats at Raymond C. Hand Park Friday, February 15th.

Austin Peay Baseball kicks off the 2019 Season playing the Kentucky Wildcats at Raymond C. Hand Park Friday, February 15th.

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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Red Team beat Black Team 13-7

 

Austin Peay State University Sports Information

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – The Red Team won Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball’s Red-Black World Series after defeating the Black Squad, 13-7, to clinch a 2-0 series lead at Raymond C. Hand Park, Tuesday, October 30th.

Austin Peay Baseball's Red Team defeated the Black Team Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in Red-Black World Series. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball’s Red Team defeated the Black Team Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in Red-Black World Series. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball falls to late comeback by Eastern Illinois, 13-11

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – A game that started one day and ended on another and included a pair of milestones for Austin Peay State University’s baseball team was spoiled late by an upstart Eastern Illinois squad, which rallied to down their hosts 13-11 in the first game of an Ohio Valley Conference series, Thursday night, at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay (30-23, 17-11 OVC) jumped out to a big lead thanks to a six-run second inning.

Austin Peay Baseball allowed 7 runs in the seventh inning in loss to Eastern Illinois Thursday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball allowed 7 runs in the seventh inning in loss to Eastern Illinois Thursday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball falls at home to Middle Tennessee, 9-0

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team fell behind early and could not recover, dropping a 9-0 nonconference decision to Middle Tennessee, Tuesday night at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Middle Tennessee (9-8) jumped out a quick lead when it sent 11 batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring six runs. Left fielder Blake Benefield had a two-run double and catcher Jake Hagenow added a two-run single to help build the 6-0 lead.

Austin Peay Baseball loses to Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Raymond C. Hand Park Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball loses to Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Raymond C. Hand Park Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball plays Southern Illinois for first home game, Tuesday

 

Austin Peay vs. Southern Illinois

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 | 3:00pm
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will open its 2018 home schedule when it hosts Southern Illinois in a 3:00pm, Tuesday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay (3-0) opened its season with a last-minute excursion to St. Louis where it swept through two games against South Dakota State before closing the weekend by downing Illinois.

Austin Peay Baseball plays first home game of the season, Tuesday, when it faces Southern Illinois at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball plays first home game of the season, Tuesday, when it faces Southern Illinois at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball gets 9-3 win over South Dakota State

 

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APSU BaseballSauget, IL – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team took advantage of a drove of South Dakota State pitching miscues in the seventh inning to break open a close game and post a 9-3 victory, Saturday, at GCS Credit Union Ballpark.

Trailing 2-1 entering the seventh, Austin Peay (2-0) capitalized on five walks, three wild pitches, two passed balls and a mental miscue to score six runs in the seventh.

Austin Peay Baseball rallies in the seventh for 9-3 win over South Dakota State Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball rallies in the seventh for 9-3 win over South Dakota State Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball opens season looking to prove cynics wrong

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team opens its regular season this coming weekend, February 16th-18th versus Maryland Eastern Shore, at Raymond C. Hand Park looking to prove the pre-season pollsters wrong in their picking the Govs to finish well down in the standings in the Ohio Valley Conference.

The Governors, who finished the 2017 season 28-30 overall and 13-16 in OVC, were picked to finish seventh by the league’s head coaches and sports information contacts and well behind league favorite and defending champion Tennessee Tech – who received 15 of the 22 total first-place votes in the pre-season poll.

Austin Peay Baseball opens 2018 season on February 16th at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball opens 2018 season on February 16th at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball season starts in a week, OVC Preseason Poll announced

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN –  In just seven days Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will take the field at Raymond C. Hand Park to begin its 2018 campaign, opening with a 3:00pm, February 16th contest against Maryland Eastern Shore.

Third-year head coach Travis Janssen has led the Governors to the Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament in each of his first two seasons after they missed the tournament the two years before his arrival.

Austin Peay Baseball kick off the 2018 campaign February 16th against Maryland Eastern Shore at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball kick off the 2018 campaign February 16th against Maryland Eastern Shore at Raymond C. Hand Park. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Student-Athletes finish fall semester with record 3.110 GPA

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – An impressive fall semester for Austin Peay State University’s student athletes translated into the classroom with the department’s varsity teams posting a record 3.110 grade-point average for the Fall 2017 semester.

The department saw a record 204 student-athletes receive academic recognition during the recently concluded fall semester. Records also fell with the total number of athletes named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll (97), earning Austin Peay dean’s list recognition (107) and posting a perfect 4.0 GPA during the semester (51).

Austin Peay Student-Athletes post 3.110 GPA during 2017 Fall Semester. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Student-Athletes post 3.110 GPA during 2017 Fall Semester. (APSU Sports Information)

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