Austin Peay Sports Information
Tuscon, AZ – Sophomore utility man Alex Robles, of the Austin Peay State University baseball team, was named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America Teams as selected by Collegiate Baseball, Friday.Robles, an infielder/pitcher from Phoenix, Arizona, was selected to Louisville Slugger’s preseason second team following a freshman campaign that saw him named to three Freshman All-America squads, earn the Ohio Valley Conference’s Rookie of the Year award and earn second-team All-OVC honors.
“Alex had an impressive freshman campaign,” said Govs head coach Gary McClure. “Entering his sophomore season it will be all about taking the next step. We expect him to be a leader and major contributor this season, both on the mound and at the plate.”
A two-way player, he played in 55 games and made 35 infield starts (29 at third base) and 14 starts in the dual role of pitcher and his own designated hitter. Robles finished his rookie campaign by leading the Govs with a .349 batting average and 73 hits while his 39 RBI were second most on the team.
On the mound, Robles was just as dominant with a 6-2 record and 3.63 ERA while striking out 56 in 84.1 innings.
Robles is expect to reprise his roles as a starting infielder and starting pitcher when Austin Peay’s baseball campaign begins in 56 days – Friday, February 13th against Niagara. The Govs return 21 members from last season’s squad, including six position starters and five pitchers that started three games or more.
The Govs just missed the OVC Baseball Championship with a 14-16 league record that was part of a 23-33 overall mark.