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APSU update on Governors at the Professional Baseball Level

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Professional baseball has reached the All Star Break and you can find a record 13 Governors alumni playing professional baseball level, including two at the Major League level.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Alex Robles joins list of all-time greats to be picked in MLB Draft

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When recent Austin Peay State University graduate baseball player Alex Robles was selected in the 30th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on June 14th he joined an outstanding list of former APSU baseball players that have started their aspiring journeys to the big leagues with their names being called in the draft.

Drafted with the 886th overall pick, as a right-handed pitcher by the Minnesota Twins, Robles — who is from Tucson, AZ – became the 41st Governor to be drafted, since Tim Burns was drafted in 1972 by the California Angels.

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APSU Governors in the Pros: Major League Baseball All-Star break update

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – As baseball fans shift their attention to Cincinnati for the 2015 All-Star Game, it’s an appropriate time to look across the country at former Austin Peay State University players competing in the pros.

Currently, there are two Govs playing in the big leagues, seven in minor league systems, and one signed to the Frontier League.

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (17) hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (17) hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Sounds sweep Las Vegas 51s 5-1, get Eight Straight Win

 

Sweep Consecutive Four-Game Series for First Time since 1999

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds finished the sweep of the Las Vegas 51s by the score of 5-1 on Monday night at First Tennessee Park.

A night after Barry Zito set a Sounds season-high mark with eight innings of scoreless baseball, Monday’s starter, Zach Neal, did his best to follow the former Cy Young Award winner’s lead.

Neal gave up just one run over eight innings, surrendering five hits and striking out four. He earned his team-leading fourth win in as many starts.

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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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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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Austin Peay State University Baseball head coach Gary McClure gets 4-year contract extension

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, 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.

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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)

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball now has 14 Governors Playing Professional Baseball

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, 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.

Austin Peay won its sixth OVC Tournament Championship this year. APSU Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay won its sixth OVC Tournament Championship this year. APSU Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University has Four Governors taken on final day of 2013 Major League Baseball Draft

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsSeacaucus, 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.

APSU Baseball has record five players drafted in this years MLB Draft. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Baseball has record five players drafted in this years MLB Draft. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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