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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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APSU Baseball to take on Vanderbilt on April 26th

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – For the first time since 2010, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team is scheduled to play nationally-ranked Vanderbilt, the teams agreeing to a 1:00pm, Tuesday, April 26th contest at Hawkins Field.

Austin Peay Governors Baseball to play Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville, April 26th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Baseball to play Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville, April 26th. (APSU Sports Information)

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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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APSU, Clarksville Chamber and Montgomery County Hosting Veterans and Homecoming Celebrations this November

 

Clarksville, TN – This November, Austin Peay State University will partner with Montgomery County and the Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce to honor the veterans and military-affiliated individuals who live, study and work in this community.

The University is tailoring its 2014 Homecoming Celebration that month to include the military theme “Gov Strong,” creating a week long community and university celebration for local veterans. Both entities will host several events during the first week of November, culminating in a joint Homecoming/Veterans Day Parade through downtown Clarksville and campus at 10:00am on November 8th.

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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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APSU Red Coat Society to induct President Tim Hall, Jack B. Turner Saturday

 

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APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University President Tim Hall and local businessman Jack B. Turner will be inducted into the Red Coat Society, in between games of the Lady Govs-Governors 5:15pm, Saturday doubleheader with Eastern Kentucky.

The Red Coat Society, now in its 11th year, serves as a Hall of Fame of service for the Governors Club, APSU’s Athletics booster club.

Austin Peay Governors Club Red Coat Society. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Club Red Coat Society. (APSU Sports Information)

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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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Instant Peay Play: New APSU Governors Hall of Fame member Shawn Kelley still living the dream in Pinstripes

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, 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.

New APSU Athletics Hall of Fame member, Shawn Kelley.

New APSU Athletics Hall of Fame member, Shawn Kelley.

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Austin Peay State University inducts Shawn Kelley, Nick Stapleton, Brad Kirtley, Reedy Sears into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, 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.

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

APSU Athletics Hall of Fame inducties (L to R) Nick Stapleton, Shawn Kelley, Brad Kirtley, and Reedy Sears (accepted by brother Johnny Sears).

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