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Clarksville, TN – A day after Gary McClure became the first Ohio Valley Conference baseball coach in history to record 800 career victories, Austin Peay State University has announced it has signed its longtime coach to a four-year extension through the 2017-18 season.
McClure, who has led Austin Peay baseball to three straight NCAA tournaments and six overall, became only the 28th active coach with 800 career victories, Sunday, when the Governors defeated Iowa, 7-4.
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.
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.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s nationally-ranked baseball team will put its program-record 12-game win streak on the line when it opens Ohio Valley Conference Tournament play with a 3:00pm, Thursday contest against an opponent to be determined.
Jackson, TN – For the third time in program history Austin Peay State University’s baseball team can celebrate a sweep of the Ohio Valley Conference’s top awards. Junior first baseman Craig Massoni was named the league’s Player of the Year and senior closer Tyler Rogers was named its Pitcher of the Year at the annual OVC Baseball Awards Banquet held Tuesday night.
“I’m not sure I have a word that is good enough to describe what these two men meant to our team,” said Austin Peay head coach Gary McClure. “Having Tyler involved in 27 decisions over 42 wins is incredible. And on the other hand, Craig was a guy who hit almost .500 in league play and didn’t do it with singles – he did it with doubles and home runs.
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
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball
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.
APSU Sports: Men’s Baseball
Clarksville, TN – Each of the three Austin Peay State University baseball players selected in Major League Baseball’s 2011 First-Year Player Draft have signed contracts and been assigned to minor league teams.
Jack Snodgrass, a 27th-round pick by the San Francisco Giants, was sent to the Salem-Keizer (OR) Volcanoes of the short-season Class A Northwest League. He made his first professional appearance June 16th and currently has two appearances to his credit.
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