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Austin Peay State University baseball players having successful 2014 professional season

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University’s 12 professional baseball players have largely enjoyed a successful 2014 campaign with their respective clubs.

As the season nears its midpoint, three Govs alumni have been named to their All-Star teams at the minor league level.

Jack Snodgrass, seen here pitching for the Austin Peay Govs, was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game for the second consecutive year. (APSU Sports Information)

Jack Snodgrass, seen here pitching for the Austin Peay Govs, was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game for the second consecutive year. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governor’s Alex Robles named to Baseball America Freshman All-America squad

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUDurham, NC – Austin Peay State University baseball standout freshman Alex Robles earned his third Freshman All-America honor, Monday, as he was named to the 2014 Baseball America Freshman All-America First Team.

The honor joins Robles’ First-Team Freshman All-America selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Freshman Alex Robles was named to the 2014 Baseball America Freshman All-America Team, Monday. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Freshman Alex Robles was named to the 2014 Baseball America Freshman All-America Team, Monday. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Several former Govs, Lady Govs give fans something to follow until fall sports arrive

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With the end of the NCAA Baseball World Series this week, another year of college sports officially comes to an end.

But that doesn’t mean Austin Peay State University fans don’t have anyone to follow, support and cheer for as the dog days of summer arrive, several former Governors and Lady Govs continue their sporting careers in the pros.

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APSU Alumni Jordan Hankins named to Midwest League All-Star Game

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUBeloit, WI – Kane County Cougars third baseman Jordan Hankins, a 2013 Austin Peay alumnus, was named to the Midwest League All-Star Game, Tuesday.

The 2014 event will be held Tuesday, June 17th and hosted by the West Michigan Whitecaps in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Alex Robles, Ridge Smith, Cayce Bredlau receive OVC Honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUJackson, TN – A trio of Austin Peay State University baseball freshmen received postseason honors at the Ohio Valley Conference baseball banquet, Tuesday night, prior to the start of the OVC Baseball Championship.

Austin Peay's Robles, Smith and Bredlau pick up OVC hardware. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Robles, Smith and Bredlau pick up OVC hardware. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Athlete of the Week Ridge Smith

 

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APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – After a dynamic first week in a Governors uniform, freshman utility man Ridge Smith, of the Austin Peay State University baseball team, has been named this week’s Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Smith hit .600 (6-for-10) in his first weekend series against Iowa, smacking four doubles, driving in seven runs and scoring six as the Govs went 1-2 against the visiting Hawkeyes. His .600/1.000/.643 slash-line (average/slugging/on-base percentage) leads the OVC in each category after the first weekend of play.

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APSU’s Ridge Smith earns OVC Player of the Week honor

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University baseball freshman utility man Ridge Smith has quickly made a mark with his bat, earning Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week honors, Monday, after the season’s first weekend.

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APSU Baseball Players Finish Minor League Campaigns

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN - The 2013 Minor League Baseball campaign has come to a close and Austin Peay State University’s baseball team saw 14 former student-athletes playing professional baseball.

The Govs continue to have three players active in Major League Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, New York Yankees relief pitcher Shawn Kelley and Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Matt Reynolds. Each of the three has a month left in their seasons and, in the case of A.J. Ellis and Shawn Kelley, possibly more with October postseason runs.

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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Breigh Jones to represent APSU at Junior Pan Am Games

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – When classes start next week at Austin Peay State University, rising sophomore Breigh Jones will have one of the best ‘What did you do this summer?’ stories.

That’s because Jones will be returning from representing Team USA at the 2013 Junior Pan American Games in Medellin, Colombia, August 23rd-25th. The Memphis Tennessee native will compete as part of the 4x400m relay team.

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APSU Governors Baseball concludes Signing Period, Add Six in Spring

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team completed its 2014 recruiting class, adding an infielder and five pitchers in the spring signing period.

Joining the Govs in the spring signing period were right-handed pitcher Caleb DeLee, of Collierville, TN; infielder Alex Robles, of Tucson, AZ; right-handed pitcher Jake Corum, of Blaine, TN; right-handed pitcher Mark Hendrick, of Albuquerque, NM; and right-handed pitcher Shane Lantigua, of Bartlett, TN.

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