APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Baseball
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team continues to bolster its 2013 pitching staff, with the addition of A.J. Gaura, of Suamico, WI, who has signed a national letter of intent, the program announced Thursday.
Gaura, a 6-6, 240-pound, right-handed pitcher, posted a 9-1 record and 2.87 ERA while leading Iowa Western Community College to the NJCCA Division I World Series where it posted a 3-2 record, with both losses coming to the eventual national champion. In the tournament, he posted a 2-0 record with a 1.00 ERA with eight strikeouts in nine innings.
“We are excited to have A.J. join our staff for the 2013 season,” said Govs head coach Gary McClure. “He is the No. 1 starter on the Iowa Western pitching staff and we believe he will be ready to compete for the Friday night starters role the moment he steps on campus. He has a big-league frame and has the stuff to go with it.”
Guara prepped at Bay Port High School he won a complete-game, two-run effort in the state semifinals to help the Pirates to the 2009 Wisconsin Division I state title. He was a second-team all-conference selection as a senior and was named to the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-Star team.
2013 Austin Peay Baseball Incoming Class
Jared Carkuff, 6-2, 160-pound, right-handed pitcher, Bell Buckle, TN. (Cascade HS)
Hunter Lindley, 5-10, 185-pound, pitcher/infielder, Germantown, TN. (St. George’s Independent School)
Jake Walters, 5-10, 190-pound, infielder, Sparta, IL. (St. John Vianney HS)
Tommy Hager, 6-0, 185-pound, outfielder, O’Fallon, MO. (Fort Zumwalt West)
Zach Hall, 6-1, 185-pound, left-handed pitcher, Troy, IL. (Parkland College)
A.J. Gaura, 6-6, 240-pound, right-handed pitcher, Suamico, WI. (Iowa Western CC)