Topic: Major League Baseball
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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Baseball Gov Tyler Rogers makes history in call up to the big leagues
Clarksville, TN – When Tyler Rogers got the call he had been waiting for from the San Francisco Giants letting him know that he was finally going to get his shot to pitch in the major leagues, a little over a week ago after almost seven seasons tolling around in the minor leagues, the former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball player also became a part of Major League history.
In making it to the Giants major league roster, Tyler joins his twin brother Taylor (pitcher for the Minnesota Twins) as only the 10th pair of twin brothers in history to both play in the Major Leagues and only the eighth overall to do so in the same year.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds fall to the Iowa Cubs Sunday night at First Tennessee Park 8-4. The Sounds offense only managed four hits in the contest. The game was tied until the top of the sixth inning when the Cubs scored three runs and then scored two more in the ninth.
Matt Davidson took the lead for Nashville in the bottom of the first inning. After Willie Calhoun walked, Davidson hit his long ball over the right-center field wall to give the Sounds a 2-0 advantage early. But Iowa tied the game in the top of the third inning when Erick Castillo hit a two-run double to score Zack Short and Trent Giambrone.
San Antonio, TX – San Antonio Missions score six runs in the fifth inning and keep scoring in 11-1 blow out win over Nashville Sounds Monday night. Two-time MLB All-Star Gio Gonzalez made a rehab start for San Antonio and allowed the only run to Nashville.
San Antonio scored first in the bottom of the first when Trent Grisham hit a lead-off homer on a fly ball to right-center field, giving the Missions a 1-0 lead. Nashville’s starting pitcher Seth Maness pitched well after that, getting the Missions to ground into double plays in three of the first four innings.
Instant Peay Play: Eleven former APSU Govs continue to shine in pro baseball leagues as MLB All-Star week approaches
Clarksville, 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.
Nashville, TN – On Sunday night, the Oklahoma City Dodgers beat the Nashville Sounds 13-6 at First Tennessee Park. The Dodgers hit five home runs to highlight their offensive night.
The rout started in the first inning when Gavin Lux hit a leadoff homer in the first inning. The Sounds did respond with a run in the bottom half of the inning to have the game tied at 1-1 into the second inning.
The Dodgers scored the next 12 runs from innings two through five. Four runs came in the second inning on four hits to put them up 5-1. They scored two more runs in the third inning on back-to-back home runs by Jon Kemmer and Jake Peter to make it 7-1.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds committed four errors that resulted in multiple runs for the Las Vegas Aviators who won 9-4 at First Tennessee Park Thursday night.
Nashville’s defense committed two errors in the first inning, helping Las Vegas to a 1-0 lead, and two more errors in the eighth inning as the Aviators extended their lead from 7-4 to 9-4. Las Vegas committed three errors in a sloppy contest.
Esmerling Vasquez started for Nashville and committed both miscues in the opening inning.
Greenboro, NC – Parker Phillips, alumnus with Austin Peay State University baseball, continued to earn attention for his record breaking campaign with his recognition to the 2019 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-Region Teams, Wednesday. Phillips was a First-Team All-South selection as voted on the by the region’s head coaches.
New York City, NY – Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team’s Parker Phillips and pitcher Greg Leban saw their names on the draft board during Day 3 of the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft, which concluded Wednesday, May 5th.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball begins a 13 day, 14 game homestand at First Tennessee Park on Tuesday, May 17th.
In the longest homestand of the season, the Sounds welcome the Memphis Redbirds for four games from May 21st-24th, the Round Rock Express for a six-game series from May 25th-29th and the New Orleans Baby Cakes in a four-game set from May 30th-June 2nd.
Below is a preview for the eight-game homestand.
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