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APSU Baseball May Promotions, Military Appreciation Day

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball promises plenty of action during the month of May for fans attending games with several promotions and events scheduled for the final month of the college baseball season.

Austin Peay Baseball to hold Military Appreciation Day, Saturday, May 4th. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Baseball to hold Military Appreciation Day, Saturday, May 4th. (APSU Sports Information)

The most anticipated event during the month will be the Governors Military Appreciation Day, Saturday, May 4th.

The Govs will host Gold Star family members who lost a loved one in combat. During the game, the Governors will wear a one-of-a-kind jersey which is emblazoned with a gold star and the fallen soldiers initials.

Echo Power Engineering – led by Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Joe Maynard and his wife, Cathi – has generously donated 400 tickets to active duty and retired military members, which includes the members of the Gold Star families in attendance. These tickets will only be available the day of the game at the Raymond C. Hand Park ticket booth and fans must have their valid USPIC ID cards.

During pregame activities, the game ball will be delivered by a helicopter from the Austin Peay new Aviation Science department. The Governors Guard, Austin Peay’s ROTC detachment, will present the colors with a special presentation of the national anthem.

Later in the month, Austin Peay will recognize the contributions of Joe and Cathi Maynard during a ceremony prior to the Friday, May 17 contest against Jacksonville State. The university will name the playing surface at Raymond C. Hand Park as Joe Maynard Field in recognition of the Maynard family’s significant contributions to the on-going improvements at the baseball facilities.

Those interested in joining in the pregame dedication ceremonies should RSVP to the Austin Peay alumni office by email at . Please include “Baseball Dedication” in the subject line of the email.

Austin Peay’s baseball team currently is amidst a heated battle for the Ohio Valley Conference regular season title, entering this week tied for the league lead with six conference games remaining.

All upcoming promotions are weather permitting. Tickets for all upcoming Governors baseball games may be purchased online at LetsGoPeay.com/buytickets

Promotions during the month

Friday, May 3 vs. Jacksonville
Fuse Fireworks Friday, featuring a postgame fireworks show presented by Fuse Fireworks of Clarksville. Little League Night, all Clarksville-area little league players wearing their jersey receive free admission and the first 100 receive free pizza courtesy Dominos.

Saturday, May 4 vs. Jacksonville
Military Appreciation Day presented by Echo Power (details above)

Sunday, May 5 vs. Jacksonville
Senior Day as the Governors baseball team recognizes its 12 seniors on the 2019 roster prior to the contest.

Friday, May 17 vs. Jacksonville State
Pregame Ribbon Cutting and dedication of Joe Maynard Field (details above). Fuse Fireworks Friday, featuring a postgame fireworks show presented by Fuse Fireworks of Clarksville.

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