APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball
Tucson, AR – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will begin the 2013 campaign as one of the nation’s top teams, receiving votes in Collegiate Baseball’s preseason poll, Thursday.It is the second consecutive season Austin Peay has received votes in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll. Last season the Govs posted a 40-24 record and were the Eugene Regional runner-up, defeating Indiana State and Cal State Fullerton.
That performance earned the Govs a nod in both the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Poll where they received votes.
The Govs return five of their eight starting defensive players, including second baseman Jordan Hankins, who received Preseason All-America honors from the NCBWA earlier this week. They are among a group of 17 returning letterwinners which will be augmented by nine newcomers.
Austin Peay begins its 2013 slate when it hosts Iowa in a three-game series, starting with a 3:00pm, February 15th contest at Raymond C. Hand Park. Highlighting the Govs schedule are trips to No. 8 Kentucky and No. 13 Mississippi State. The Govs also will face Indiana State, Southern Illinois, Michigan State and Belmont – teams that also received votes in the Collegiate Baseball Preseason Poll.
Season tickets for the Govs 2013 campaign are available for $45.00 each through the Austin Peay Ticket Office. Call 931.221.7761 for more information.