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Instant Peay Play: Several factors have led to recent struggles for APSU Baseball

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team has hit a lull over the past three weeks, after a solid start to the season, and while there is still a lot of baseball yet to be played for the Governors, some trends need to turn around if they look to get a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference postseason field.

The Govs (12-15, 5-7 OVC) currently sit in the eighth spot in the conference standings, a game ahead of ninth-place SIU Edwardsville and a game-and-a-half ahead of 10th-place Eastern Illinois, with the top eight teams making the OVC postseason tournament field.

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Beach Volleyball drops two at GSU Diggin’ Duals

 

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APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityAtlanta, GA – The Austin Peay State University beach volleyball team opened the GSU Diggin’ Duals with a pair of losses Saturday at the GSU Beach Volleyball Complex. APSU fell to Jacksonville State, 4-1 and then to UAB 5-0.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball loses to Jacksonville State and UAB Saturday at GSU Diggin’ Duals. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball loses to Jacksonville State and UAB Saturday at GSU Diggin’ Duals. (APSU Sports Information)

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Track and Field’s Kaylnn Pitts named APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior jumper Kaylnn Pitts, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Pitts took over the lead in the Ohio Valley Conference triple jump race with a 12.44m (40-9.75) mark at Ole Miss’ Joe Walker Invitational, earning runner-up in the 17-competitor field. She also earned fourth out of 31 in the long jump with a 5.72m (18-9.25) mark; both were season-bests for the Woonsocket, Rhode Island native.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Women’s Tennis team faces big showdowns this week

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s tennis team made a return to the Ohio Valley Conference postseason in 2016, after a two-year hiatus, but with the start of Ohio Valley Conference play in 2017 the Govs have come out of the gates quickly, but face some tough opponents this week as they try to remain undefeated in conference play.

The Govs enter the week with an overall record of 5-5, but more importantly a 3-0 mark in OVC play – one of three teams yet to drop a match in conference play this year – having opened OVC play with victories over Tennessee State (5-2) and Belmont (4-3) on the road and Jacksonville State (6-1) at home this past Saturday.

2017 Austin Peay Women's Tennis Team (Top L to R) Ana Albertson, Brittney Covington, Isabela Jovanovic, Helena Kuppig, Alessandra Maganuco, Claudia Yanes Garcia, and Lidia Yanes Garcia. (APSU Sports Information)

2017 Austin Peay Women’s Tennis Team (Top L to R) Ana Albertson, Brittney Covington, Isabela Jovanovic, Helena Kuppig, Alessandra Maganuco, Claudia Yanes Garcia, and Lidia Yanes Garcia. (APSU Sports Information)

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Gamecocks Fly Away From Austin Peay State University Men’s Tennis in 5-2 Win

 

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APSU Men's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 match at home in the APSU Indoor Tennis Courts to Jacksonville State Saturday afternoon.

The Gamecocks took the doubles point after claiming wins at No. 2 and No. 3 to take an early 1-0 lead in the match.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis loses Saturday to Jacksonville State 5-2 at the APSU Indoor Tennis Center. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis loses Saturday to Jacksonville State 5-2 at the APSU Indoor Tennis Center. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Women’s Tennis beats Jacksonville State for Third Straight Win

 

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APSU Women's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team improved to 3-0 in Ohio Valley Conference play after knocking off Jacksonville State 6-1 Saturday afternoon at the APSU Tennis Courts.

After JSU conceded the No. 3 doubles match the Govs needed one win to secure the doubles point.

Austin Peay Women's Tennis gets 6-1 victory over Jacksonville State at APSU Tennis Courts, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Tennis gets 6-1 victory over Jacksonville State at APSU Tennis Courts, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Men’s Tennis loses to Tennessee Tech

 

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APSU Men's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Tennessee Tech Friday afternoon at the APSU Tennis Courts.

Playing down a man down, the Govs had to forfeit the No. 3 doubles match allowing for TTU the advantage.

Austin Peay Men's Tennis falls at home 7-0 to Tennessee Tech, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Tennis falls at home 7-0 to Tennessee Tech, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU’s Lidia Yanes Garcia Named OVC Player of the Week

 

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APSU Women's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University sophomore Lidia Yanes Garcia was named the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week after going 2-0 in her No. 1 singles spot in a pair of APSU wins during the week as announced by the league office Wednesday.

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APSU releases 2017 Football Schedule

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Football head coach Will Healy announced the 11-game 2017 football schedule Monday evening, March 20th with five games slated to be played in Fortera Stadium.

The Governors will kickoff the 2017 campaign on Thursday, August 31st on the road at BCS and American Conference opponent Cincinnati in Nippert Stadium.

2017 Austin Peay Football Schedule announced. (APSU Sports Information)

2017 Austin Peay Football Schedule announced. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Busy and key home week for APSU Governors athletics

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – If you’re a fan of Austin Peay State University athletics — or spring sports in general — this may be the week for you, as the Govs have several key home events coming up over the next seven days that should have huge Ohio Valley Conference implications for those teams.

For baseball (10-9, 4-2 OVC) , the Govs open the week with a couple of mid-week games (Tuesday-Wednesday) versus Arkansas State (11-8) — who have played 10 straight games at home – having not played away from Jonesboro, AR, since February 26th.

Busy week for Austin Peay Sports. (APSU Sports Information)

Busy week for Austin Peay Sports. (APSU Sports Information)

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