Topic: Major League Baseball
Round Rock, TX – The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) has selected Nashville Sounds’ Brad LaRosa the 2016 PCL Trainer of the Year.
The award is given annually to one member of each of the 16 Leagues in Minor League Baseball, as well as the Dominican Summer League, in a selection by their peers. As the PCL winner, LaRosa is now eligible for the Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year award, which is voted upon by full membership of the PBATS and announced at the 2016 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in Washington, D.C.
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – A 16-man recruiting class will join Austin Peay State University’s baseball team for the 2017 season, the team announced in conjunction with the opening day of classes, Monday.
The Governors incoming class will be its largest in program history – topping the 14 added to the roster for the 2014 season.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its sixth-annual Sportsfest from 10:00am until 2:00pm on Saturday, August 20th at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center located within Liberty Park at 1188 Cumberland Drive.
Sportsfest will offer a variety of sports, athletic and outdoor activities for the entire family.
Dallas, TX – Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew knows he is lucky to be alive. Last fall, a heart attack, cardiac arrest and heart failure left him with a weakened heart and with a machine keeping blood pumping through his body.
It also left him with a mission: help boost awareness and prevention of heart disease. His ordeal prompted him to connect with the American Heart Association, offering his story and his voice to the fight against the number one cause of all deaths. The result is the Heart of 29 campaign, named for the jersey number he wore throughout his legendary career.
Clarksville, 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.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds infielder Chad Pinder and left-handed pitcher Patrick Schuster have been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team as announced by the league today. Both players were selected as reserves.
The 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game is Wednesday, July 13th at 6:05pm CT. The Pacific Coast League All-Stars take on the International All-Stars at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, North Carolina. The game will be carried live on ESPN 102.5 The Game and MLB Network.
Nashville, TN – Joey Wendle raced home with the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Nashville Sounds a thrilling 5-4 win over the Round Rock Express in front of a sell-out crowd of 11,119 fans at First Tennessee Park Friday night.
With the game tied 4-4 in the bottom of the tenth, Colin Walsh ripped a one-out double to the right-center gap to put a runner in scoring position. Walsh was hurt on the play rounding second and was replaced by pinch-runner Joey Wendle.
Clarksville, 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.
APSU Sports Information
New 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).
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds used a 4-1 win in game two of a doubleheader to earn a split with the Oklahoma City Dodgers Thursday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Four relievers combined to limit Oklahoma City to just one run on four hits in the game two win. Eduard Santos made a spot start and worked three innings before R.J. Alvarez, Andrew Triggs and Patrick Schuster finished the job.
O’Koyea Dickson’s solo homer in the second got the Dodgers on the board first, but the lead didn’t last long. Rangel Ravelo started the third with a single and came around to score on a Jaycob Brugman’s sacrifice fly to even the game at 1-1.
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