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Instant Peay Play: Eleven former APSU Govs continue to shine in pro baseball leagues as MLB All-Star week approaches

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With one week to go before Major League Baseball takes a pause for its annual mid-season All-Start Game, 11 former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players are still getting it done on pro baseball fields around America and in international leagues.

Currently, two former Govs pitchers Shawn Kelley (Texas Rangers) and Ryne Harper (Minnesota Twins) are on MLB rosters, with Kelley leading the team with 11 saves — as the team’s closer – while also having three wins in five decisions and a 2.79 ERA, while Harper has made the most of his first action in the majors in posting a 3-1 record with a save and a 2.97 ERA as a set-up man out of the bullpen.

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (27) throws against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (27) throws against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Govs Jacques Pucheu, Morgan Rackel achieve career-defining moments

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Two former Austin Peay State University (APSU) student athletes had the biggest career achievements happen for them this past week, with former Governors baseball pitcher Jacques Pucheu having his professional contract bought by the Cincinnati Reds, while former APSU softball pitcher/outfielder Morgan Rackel was named to the Canadian National Team roster for the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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Instant Peay Play: Several APSU Players could hear named called during MLB Draft

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The dream of having a chance to play in the major leagues could become reality this week for several Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players, with the 2019 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft running June 3rd through June 5th in Secaucus, NJ.

The APSU Govs have a long history in the draft — dating back to the Govs first draft selection in the 1972 draft, Tim Burns, who went in the second round — and this year’s 40-round draft should be no different.

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APSU Sports cap impressive 2018-19 campaign with best-ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN –  The Austin Peay State University (APSU)s athletics department posted its best-ever finish in the 2018-19 OVC Commissioner’s Cup behind two regular-season championships and another pair of Top 3 finishes in Ohio Valley Conference play

APSU delivered its second-straight 100-point tally in the OVC Commissioner’s Cup, with its 109 points this season an improvement over last season’s 101.5 points. That total pushed the Governors to fourth among the league’s 12 members. Murray State won the 2019 competition with 128 points, its first victory since the inaugural commissioner’s cup was awarded in 2008-09. Jacksonville State finished second (115) followed by Belmont (114) and Austin Peay.  

Austin Peay Athletics post best ever finish in OVC Commissioner's Cup. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics post best ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup. (APSU Sports Information)

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Aaron Campbell hits two homers to power APSU Baseball to 12-2 OVC Tournament win over UT Martin

 

APSU BaseballMarion, IL – Austin Peay State University Baseball left fielder Aaron Campbell hit two home runs and finished with six RBI as Governors opened its 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship run with a dominating 12-2 victory against UT Martin, Wednesday at Rent One Park.

Austin Peay Baseball opens OVC Tournament play with 12-2 win over UT Martin. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball opens OVC Tournament play with 12-2 win over UT Martin. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball’s Garrett Spain named OVC Freshman of the Year, leads league-best six on All-OVC teams

 

APSU BaseballBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball center fielder Garrett Spain became the second Gov freshman to be named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Freshman of the Year, the league announced Tuesday, May 21st.

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APSU Baseball falls at home to Jacksonville State, Title hopes dashed

 

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball shortstop Garrett Kueber drove in a run to give the Governors its first lead but it could not fend off a late Jacksonville State rally in a 14-5 Ohio Valley Conference loss, Friday night, on Joe Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball loses 14-5 to Jacksonville State Friday night at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Governors will be the #2 seed in the OVC Baseball Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball loses 14-5 to Jacksonville State Friday night at Raymond C. Hand Park. The Governors will be the #2 seed in the OVC Baseball Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball falls to Jacksonville State in extra innings, 4-3

 

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Down three runs late, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team rallied to tie the game 3-3 and force extra innings. The Govs, however fell 4-3 in 10 innings to Jacksonville State, Thursday night, in Ohio Valley Conference action on Joe Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball loses 4-3 to Jacksonville State at Raymond C. Hand Park, Thursday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball loses 4-3 to Jacksonville State at Raymond C. Hand Park, Thursday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball plays Jacksonville State at home for OVC Title

 

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball teams hosts Jacksonville State in a three game series between co-leaders of the Ohio Valley Conference May 16th-18th, Thursday-Saturday. This matchup will determine who will win the OVC Baseball regular-season title.

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APSU Baseball’s Aaron Campbell named OVC Player of the Week

 

APSU BaseballBrentwood, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball outfielder Aaron Campbell drove in 10 runs in the Governors sweep of Eastern Illinois and was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week, Monday, May 13th, 2019.

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