Topic: Jack Snodgrass
Clarksville, TN – As baseball fans shift their attention to Cincinnati for the 2015 All-Star Game, it’s an appropriate time to look across the country at former Austin Peay State University players competing in the pros.
Currently, there are two Govs playing in the big leagues, seven in minor league systems, and one signed to the Frontier League.
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As the season nears its midpoint, three Govs alumni have been named to their All-Star teams at the minor league level.
Instant Peay Play: Several former Govs, Lady Govs give fans something to follow until fall sports arrive
But that doesn’t mean Austin Peay State University fans don’t have anyone to follow, support and cheer for as the dog days of summer arrive, several former Governors and Lady Govs continue their sporting careers in the pros.
Clarksville, TN – The 2013 Minor League Baseball campaign has come to a close and Austin Peay State University’s baseball team saw 14 former student-athletes playing professional baseball.
The Govs continue to have three players active in Major League Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, New York Yankees relief pitcher Shawn Kelley and Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Matt Reynolds. Each of the three has a month left in their seasons and, in the case of A.J. Ellis and Shawn Kelley, possibly more with October postseason runs.
Richmond, VA – For a second straight season, former Austin Peay State University pitcher Jack Snodgrass has been selected to a mid-season All-Star game.
After being selected for the High Class A California League All-Star game a year ago, Snodgrass now has been chosen for the Class AA Eastern League All-Star game to be played July 10th at New Britain (Conn.) Stadium.
Clarksville, TN – With its record draft class reporting to summer leagues, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team now claims a record 14 former student-athletes playing professional baseball.
The Governors saw a record five players selected in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player draft in June. Each of the five signed a professional contract and reported to leagues across the country.
Austin Peay Men’s Baseball vs. Georgia State
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay returns to Atlanta for a three-game series against Georgia State, beginning with a 3:00pm, Friday contest. For the Govs it is a return to the site of last season’s NCAA Atlanta Regional where they completed their 2011 campaign less than nine months ago.
Austin Peay will look to build on a 3-1 start to 2012, but will have to shake off the rust of a week off after seeing their only scheduled midweek action postponed. Georgia State brings a 3-2 record into the weekend following a narrow 4-1 loss at nationally-ranked Georgia, Wednesday.
Austin Peay Men’s Baseball at Memphis Tigers
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay Baseball begins a four-game road trip when it visits Memphis for a 4:00pm, Wednesday contest at FedEx Field. The Governors will look to bounce back following a disappointing 10-1 loss to Illinois State, Sunday, that was the only blemish on a 3-1 start to their season.
Memphis will seek a measure of revenge against the Ohio Valley Conference after dropping 2-of-3 to OVC member SIU Edwardsville, last weekend. Austin Peay will turn to junior right-hander Casey Delgado, just four days after his previous start. Memphis will turn to junior left-hander Michael Wills, who made a relief appearance last weekend, in an attempt to stymie the Govs.
Austin Peay Men’s Baseball vs. Illinois State
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay lifts the curtain on its 2012 campaign when it hosts Illinois State in a four-game series, Friday-Sunday, at Raymond C. Hand Park. Austin Peay, the defending Ohio Valley Conference champions, return the bulk of its offense from last season’s team but only one of its weekend starters on the mound returns for 2012.
Illinois State finished third in the Missouri Valley Conference’s race last season and enters the 2012 campaign with a new weekend pitching rotation.
Austin Peay Governors Baseball picked first in Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Poll, four Govs named to Preseason Squad
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Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will have the target squarely on its back for the upcoming 2012 campaign after the Ohio Valley Conference coaches named it the preseason favorite in the league’s preseason poll, released Tuesday. In addition, four Governors players were named to the league’s 14-member preseason team.
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