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Austin Peay Governors Baseball add right-hander Gaura to 2013 squad

 

APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, 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.

APSU Men's Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Men's Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

“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)

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