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APSU Baseball beats Tennessee Tech 7-3 making coach Gary McClure the OVC all-time wins leader

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University baseball coach Gary McClure became the Ohio Valley Conference all-time wins leader — in his first attempt — Friday night at Raymond C. Hand Park, but more importantly the Govs continued their winning ways in conference play defeating Tennessee Tech, 7-3.

The win was the 777th for McClure — in his 26th season — as he breaks the tie with former longtime coach of Murray State, Johnny Reagan, who led the Racers from 1958 to 1993.

Austin Peay Baseball.

Austin Peay Baseball.

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Austin Peay State University Governors Baseball takes on Tennessee Tech in heated OVC battle

 

Tennessee Tech vs. Austin Peay Governors

Fri-Sat, April 5th-7th, 2013 | 6:00pm, 2:00pm, 1:00pm
Clarksville, TN | Raymond C. Hand Park

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – A battle of the Ohio Valley Conference’s second and third place teams will take place when Austin Peay hosts Tennessee Tech in a three-game set, Friday-Sunday, at Raymond C. Hand Park.

With the 11-week OVC regular-season race entering its fifth week, the second-place Governors sit just percentage points ahead of the third-place Golden Eagles.

Junior right-hander Lee Ridenhour will take the mound in Game 1 of Austin Peay's series against Tennessee Tech, slated for a 6:00pm, Friday first pitch at Raymond C. Hand Park. (Courtesy: Lisa Kemmer)

Junior right-hander Lee Ridenhour will take the mound in Game 1 of Austin Peay’s series against Tennessee Tech, slated for a 6:00pm, Friday first pitch at Raymond C. Hand Park. (Courtesy: Lisa Kemmer)

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APSU Governors Baseball rallies in final innings to beat Western Kentucky 3-1

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsBowling Green, KY – Shut out through seven innings, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team rallied for three runs in the final two innings to secure a 3-1 victory against Western Kentucky, Wednesday night, at Nick Denes Field.

The win was Austin Peay head coach Gary McClure’s 776th career win, tying the Ohio Valley Conference record for career wins set by former Murray State head coach Johnny Reagan.

Second baseman Jordan Hankins' two-run, ninth-inning double provided the game-winning runs in Austin Peay's 3-1 victory at Western Kentucky, Wednesday. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Second baseman Jordan Hankins’ two-run, ninth-inning double provided the game-winning runs in Austin Peay’s 3-1 victory at Western Kentucky, Wednesday. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University baseball defeats Lipscomb University behind two three-run innings

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – Powered by two three-run innings, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team defeated Lipscomb University in a non-conference contest, Tuesday night at Raymond C. Hand Park, 6-4.

Austin Peay Baseball pitcher Zach Hall.

Austin Peay Baseball pitcher Zach Hall.

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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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Austin Peay Governors Baseball begins OVC Baseball Championship Thursday

 

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Thursday-Sunday, May 24th-27th, 2012
Jackson, TN | Pringles Park (1,100)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team, the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference regular-season co-champion, begin s postseason play with a 7:00pm, Thursday contest in Jackson, Tennessee, as part of the OVC Baseball Championship at Pringles Park. The Govs will not know their opponent for Thursday’s contest until the conclusion of Wednesday’s opening-round action.

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Austin Peay Baseball.

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Austin Peay Governors Baseball set to begin four game homestead as it faces the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Wednesday

 

Middle Tennessee vs. Austin Peay Baseball

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 | First Pitch: 6:00pm
Clarksville, TN | Stadium: Raymond C. Hand Park (777)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team begins a four-game homestand when it hosts in-state rival Middle Tennessee in a 6:00pm, Wednesday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park. It will be the 196th all-time meeting between the two teams.

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Dobbs, McClure earn postseason awards, 10 Govs receive All-OVC honors

 

APSU Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsJackson, TN – Austin Peay State University starting pitcher Jeremy Dobbs was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s “Pitcher of the Year,” head coach Gary McClure received his fifth “Coach of the Year” citation and 10 Austin Peay baseball student-athletes received postseason recognition, the league office announced during the postseason baseball awards banquet, Tuesday night.

The Governors Baseball Award Winners: John Hogan, Jordan Hankins, Michael Blanchard, Rolando Gautier, Jeremy Dobbs, Gary McClure, Greg Bachman, Matt Wollenzin and Reed Harper. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

The Governors Baseball Award Winners: John Hogan, Jordan Hankins, Michael Blanchard, Rolando Gautier, Jeremy Dobbs, Gary McClure, Greg Bachman, Matt Wollenzin and Reed Harper. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Govs to make two special presentations on final home weekend

 

APSU Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will host Southeast Missouri with the Ohio Valley Conference’s regular-season title waiting in the wings. In addition to the three-game series, the Governors will make special presentations before the beginning of each day’s action, slated for 1:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

APSU Men's Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

APSU Men's Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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