Topic: Major League Baseball
Clarksville, TN – A day after Gary McClure became the first Ohio Valley Conference baseball coach in history to record 800 career victories, Austin Peay State University has announced it has signed its longtime coach to a four-year extension through the 2017-18 season.
McClure, who has led Austin Peay baseball to three straight NCAA tournaments and six overall, became only the 28th active coach with 800 career victories, Sunday, when the Governors defeated Iowa, 7-4.
Instant Peay Play: New APSU Governors Hall of Fame member Shawn Kelley still living the dream in Pinstripes
Clarksville, TN – When most former Austin Peay State University athletes earn entrance into the APSU Athletics Department Hall of Fame they are done with their careers, or at the least near the end of them.
But that isn’t the case for one of this year’s inductees in former Govs pitching standout Shawn Kelley, who is just days away from reporting to spring training in Tampa, FL, which begins his sixth season in Major League Baseball and second with the New York Yankees.
Austin Peay State University inducts Shawn Kelley, Nick Stapleton, Brad Kirtley, Reedy Sears into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame
Clarksville, TN – Two of the greatest Governors athletes in their respective sports and the department’s longtime sports information director were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday.
In addition, a former superb football/basketball player who paid the ultimate price in defense of his country, was selected to the Hall of Fame as part of it Legends category.
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.
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