Topic: Major League Baseball
Clarksville, 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.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Pitcher Rob Wooten has been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team and will represent the Sounds on the 30-man squad that takes on the International League stars in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 17th at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nevada.
Wooten was selected as a reserve for the contest by the PCL office.
Clarksville, TN - With its record draft class reporting to summer leagues, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team now claims a record 14 former student-athletes playing professional baseball.
The Governors saw a record five players selected in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player draft in June. Each of the five signed a professional contract and reported to leagues across the country.
Clarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University infielder Jordan Hankins picked up his second All-America accolade this postseason, earning third-team All-America honors from Perfect Game, Thursday.
Austin Peay State University has Four Governors taken on final day of 2013 Major League Baseball Draft
Seacaucus, NJ – Four Austin Peay State University baseball student-athletes were selected, Saturday, on the third day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Draft.
Along with senior closer Tyler Rogers, who was picked in Friday’s action, the five APSU players drafted this season is a program record.
Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Tyler Rogers selected in 10th round of Major League Baseball Draft
Seacaucus, NJ – Senior closer Tyler Rogers became the first Austin Peay State University baseball player selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft when he was selected in Friday’s 10th round (312th overall pick) by the San Francisco Giants.
Austin Peay State University Tennis Player Sean Bailey named OVC Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award winner
Brentwood, TN – After an impressive four-year career that included Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year honors, four all-conference nominations and an OVC Tournament Championship, Austin Peay State University men’s tennis player Sean Bailey has been named the Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award recipient for the 2012-13 academic year.
Round Rock, TX - The Nashville Sounds dropped game three to the Round Rock Express Sunday afternoon at Dell Diamond, unable to recover from a five-run fourth inning put up by the home team. The 5-1 loss is Nashville’s ninth consecutive and 11th road loss in a row.
After making quick work of the Express through the first three innings, starting pitcher Johnny Hellweg (1-4) ran into trouble in the fourth, allowing Round Rock five runs.
Written by Colby Wilson
Clarksville, TN – If you’re an Austin Peay baseball fan, you’ve probably heard the last name ‘Harper’ a few times.
Ralph Harper was a second baseman for the Govs from 1978-81. He hit above .330 his last two seasons and drove in 59 runs as a senior en route to All-OVC honors. After graduation, he eschewed pro ball for dental school at the University of Memphis. He returned to Clarksville after dentistry school to practice his craft and raise two sons.
Event Scheduled For April 14th at Greer Stadium
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds will host a free Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & Run™ Competition for area youth on Sunday, April 14th at 1:00pm at Greer Stadium.
Pitch, Hit & Run™ is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.
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