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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Baseball Govs settling in to pro careers

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Making the transition from college to professional baseball happens quickly, just ask former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff, who in a little less than 40 days ago were playing college baseball and now are settling into their pro careers.

Ridge Smith, a catcher, was drafted in the 12th round of the MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays organization and was assigned to the Bluefield (WV) Blue Jays of the Rookie Appalachian League.

APSU Baseball's Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff settle into their pro careers.

APSU Baseball’s Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff settle into their pro careers.

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Instant Peay Play: Four names added to pantheon of APSU Baseball Draft Picks

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – This past week in New York City, Major League Baseball held its annual amateur draft with four Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players having their names called, bring the all-time total to 40 players selected in the draft from APSU since the first Gov was drafted in 1972.

Juniors Ridge Smith (catcher), Logan Gray (third base), Garrett Copeland (second base) and senior pitcher Jared Carkuff were chosen in the 12th, 13th, 30th and 35th rounds, respectively, marking the second time Austin Peay had has as many as four players drafted at one time – and trailing only the 2013 MLB draft were the Govs had five players picked.

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Four APSU Govs picked in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player draft, Saturday

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityNew York, NY  – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team saw a quartet of student-athletes drafted in the third day of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.

Junior catcher Ridge Smith was the first Governors player to be drafted, hearing his named called in the 12th round (372nd pick) by the Toronto Blue Jays. Junior third baseman/outfielder Logan Gray went next with his hometown Kansas City Royals nabbing him in the 13th round (403rd pick).

APSU Baseball's Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff drafted in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.

APSU Baseball’s Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff drafted in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball’s return to post season caps-off Governors spring semester

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University’s baseball team elimination from the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament this past Saturday the 2015-16 spring sports semester and overall athletic school year came to an end for the Governors.

Although their third-place finish isn’t what the Govs wanted as they went into the tournament, their return to the post season, after falling just short of making the postseason the past two years, is a great starting point for the program and first-year head coach Travis Janssen.

Austin Peay Baseball comes in third place at OVC Tournament in Jackson, TN. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball comes in third place at OVC Tournament in Jackson, TN. (APSU Sports Information)

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13 inning affair ends with APSU Baseball besting Belmont Bruins, 7-4

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityJacksonville, TNRidge Smith and Clayton Smithson slashed run-producing 13th-inning doubles while senior closer Jared Carkuff threw 6.2 innings of relief as Austin Peay State University survived against Belmont, 7-4, Saturday afternoon, in a marathon Ohio Valley Conference baseball tourney elimination game at the Ballpark at Jackson.

Austin Peay's Jared Carkuff pitches 6.2 innings in relief to help Govs beat Belmont in OVC Baseball Tournament, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Jared Carkuff pitches 6.2 innings in relief to help Govs beat Belmont in OVC Baseball Tournament, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Ninth-inning rally comes up short as APSU Govs fall to Jacksonville State at OVC Tournament

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityJackson, TN – Down by seven runs heading into the final inning, Austin Peay State University ended the game with the potential tying run on second base as the Governors near-miracle rally came up short in dropping a 12-10 Ohio Valley Conference tournament decision to Jacksonville State, Friday afternoon, at the Ballpark of Jackson.

Austin Peay Baseball loses to Jacksonville State; falls into losers bracket at OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball loses to Jacksonville State; falls into losers bracket at OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball OVC Tournament game against Jacksonville State suspended

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityJackson, TN – Austin Peay State University’s second game of the Ohio Valley Conference baseball championship against Jacksonville State was suspended late Thursday night with the game tied 3-3 in the top of the fourth.

The game is scheduled to resume at 11:00am, Friday.

Austin Peay Baseball game against Jacksonville State suspended in the fourth inning with the game tied 3-3. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball game against Jacksonville State suspended in the fourth inning with the game tied 3-3. (APSU Sports Information)

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Alex Robles powers APSU past Belmont in OVC Baseball Tournament

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityJackson, TN – Junior pitcher Alex Robles became the first Austin Peay State University pitcher in nine seasons to reach 10 victories as the Governors defeated Belmont, 12-7, Wednesday night, in first-round Ohio Valley Conference tournament baseball action at the Ballpark at Jackson in a contest that didn’t end until 1:47am, Thursday.

Weathering permitting, the third-seed Governors (29-21) now will face second-seed Jacksonville State, 3:00pm, Thursday.

Austin Peay pitcher Alex Robles gives up 5 hits, 2 runs, while striking out 9 and walking 1 in win over Belmont. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay pitcher Alex Robles gives up 5 hits, 2 runs, while striking out 9 and walking 1 in win over Belmont. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University has four Govs earn All-OVC honors

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityJackson, TN – Junior utility man Logan Gray led a group of four Austin Peay State University baseball players named to the 2016 All-Ohio Valley Conference teams and recognized during Tuesday’s banquet preceding the OVC Baseball Championship.

Gray was the only Governors player to receive first-team recognition in a vote of league’s baseball coaches and sports information directors. Junior right fielder Chase Hamilton, junior starting pitcher Alex Robles and senior relief pitcher Jared Carkuff were each named to the league’s second team.

Austin Peay Baseball's Jared Carkuff, Alex Robles, Chase Hamilton, and Logan Gray. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball’s Jared Carkuff, Alex Robles, Chase Hamilton, and Logan Gray. (APSU Sports Information)

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OVC Baseball Tournament awaits APSU Governors

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityJackson, TN – After a two-year hiatus, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team returns to the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship.

The Govs open the double-elimination tournament with a 5:00pm, Wednesday contest against Belmont at The Ballpark at Jackson.

Austin Peay Baseball plays three OVC games at Morehead State starting with a Friday doubleheader. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball plays three OVC games at Morehead State starting with a Friday doubleheader. (APSU Sports Information)

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