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Ten APSU Governors conclude successful Summer Baseball Slate


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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The past few weeks have seen 10 Austin Peay State University baseball student-athletes conclude their summer baseball schedules.

The last to finish their experiences were outfielder Chase Hamilton and relief pitcher Brett Newberg, who concluded their action in the Northwoods League’s playoff.

Austin Peay Govs have 10 players finish Summer Baseball Leagues. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Govs have 10 players finish Summer Baseball Leagues. (APSU Sports Information)

It was a successful summer on many fronts. Hamilton and infielder Parker Phillips each earned midseason honors from their respective leagues.

In addition, relief pitcher Zach Neff was given postseason all-league honors after an impressive showing in the Valley League.

A snapshot of each player’s summer performance follows below. The Governors already have begun reporting back to campus in front of the start of the fall semester, Monday. That day, Austin Peay will release the entire list of its incoming class for the 2017 season.

Chase Hamilton – Mankato Moondogs (Northwoods League) – participant in Northwoods Major League Dream Showcase… during the regular season, batted .246 with 22 extra base hits (.453 slugging percentage), including nine home runs… went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in July 17th contest.. had a pair of four-RBI outings in June.

Brett Newberg – Mankato Moondogs (Northwoods League) – during regular season compiled a 4-0 record and a save in 14 appearances… struck out 22 in 38.1 innings pitched and finished season with 2.34 ERA… all four victories came in season’s final six appearances, including wins in back-to-back starts to end summer… made a plate appearance in nine contests, and one of his two hits was a solo home run, July 28th.

Imani Willis – Dupage Drones (Prospect League) – had 19 stolen bases in 42 games played… batted .223 and added 13 walks for a .309 on-base percentage…  hit a home run, June 16th, one of three extra-base hits during season.

Zach Neff – Wayneboro Generals (Valley League) – named to All-Valley League Second Team as a reliever… compiled a 4-1 record and one save in eight appearances… struck out 28 batters in 21.2 innings pitched and allowed just 10 hits and three walks (0.60 WHIP), finishing with a 1.08 ERA.

Parker Phillips – Clarinda A’s (MINK Collegiate League) – named to MINK League All-Star Game… finished summer with .283 batting average and 24 RBI in 30 games played… had 11 doubles and a triple… walked 10 times and 11 times hit by pitch (.370 on-base percentage)… had three RBI in a game four times… also made one pitching appearance, tossing two scoreless innings, July 19th.

Alex Sala – Clarinda A’s (MINK Collegiate League) – batted .252 with eight doubles and 15 RBI… led league with 36 walks in 143 plate appearances games played, pushing on-base percentage to .455… walked four times in five plate appearances, July 10… finished season with 3-for-4, two doubles, three-RBI outing, July 25th.

John Sparks – Orleans Firebirds/Falmouth Commodores (Cape Cod League) – began summer at Orleans and appeared in two games… moved to Falmouth for remainder of season and made nine relief appearances… did not allow a run in seven of his 11 outings

Max Remy – Ozark Wild (Show-Me Collegiate League) – appeared in 10 games… went 2-for-3 with a walk and stolen base in June 16 contest… had 1-for-4, RBI outing with a walk, June 11th.

Ricky Heagarty – Ozark Stars (Show-Me Collegiate League) – made 10 relief appearances totaling 15.2 innings… struck out 10 batters during season… six of his appearances lasted longer than one inning.

Dre Gleason – multiple stops – began season with Florence Red Wolves of Coastal Plain League, playing in 15 games and posting a .167 batting average and .333 on-base percentage… finished summer with Waterloo Millers of the Mon-Clair Baseball League and saw action in four games.




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