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Former APSU Gov, Clarksville native Ryne Harper making the most of MLB opportunity

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After nine years and just over 300 games bouncing around in the minor leagues, former Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governors baseball player, and Clarksville native, Ryne Harper is off to a great start in this first action in the major leagues.

In a team-leading 30 appearances so far this season with the Minnesota Twins, Harper is 2-0, with a save, five holds, a 1.93 ERA, and 27 strikeouts to just six walks in 28 innings of work.

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryne Harper (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryne Harper (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

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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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Instant Peay Play: Exam week turns into huge week for APSU Governors

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Normally exam week is a slow week in athletics, including for Austin Peay State University (APSU), but this past week was no normal week with several huge events occurring for the Governors over the past seven days.

Things got kicked off this pasted Monday, when three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference setter Kristen Stucker was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Women’s Volleyball First Team.

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Austin Peay State University to induct four in 2019 to APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Two integral pieces of Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) early-century success on the diamond, a volleyball dynamo from the Left Coast and an all-conference football player from back in Austin Peay’s days in the Volunteer State Athletic Conference whose philanthropic reach has matched his talents on the gridiron will make up the four-person 2019 Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame induction class.

Greg Bachman, Matt Reynolds, Nikki Doyle, Hendricks Fox to be inducted into Austin Peay Athletic Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Greg Bachman, Matt Reynolds, Nikki Doyle, Hendricks Fox to be inducted into Austin Peay Athletic Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball Govs in the Pros: The Midway Check

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Eleven Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball alumni continue to play professional baseball at Major League Baseball’s All-Star Break, the official midway point of the baseball season.

The formidable list includes a pair of Governors – the ageless A.J. Ellis and Shawn Kelley playing at the major league level.

Austin Peay State University alumnus Tyler Rogers with the Sacramento River Cats. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University alumnus Tyler Rogers with the Sacramento River Cats. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU update on Governors at the Professional Baseball Level

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Professional baseball has reached the All Star Break and you can find a record 13 Governors alumni playing professional baseball level, including two at the Major League level.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Alex Robles joins list of all-time greats to be picked in MLB Draft

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When recent Austin Peay State University graduate baseball player Alex Robles was selected in the 30th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on June 14th he joined an outstanding list of former APSU baseball players that have started their aspiring journeys to the big leagues with their names being called in the draft.

Drafted with the 886th overall pick, as a right-handed pitcher by the Minnesota Twins, Robles — who is from Tucson, AZ – became the 41st Governor to be drafted, since Tim Burns was drafted in 1972 by the California Angels.

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APSU Governors in the Pros: Major League Baseball All-Star break update

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, 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.

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (17) hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (17) hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Sounds sweep Las Vegas 51s 5-1, get Eight Straight Win

 

Sweep Consecutive Four-Game Series for First Time since 1999

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds finished the sweep of the Las Vegas 51s by the score of 5-1 on Monday night at First Tennessee Park.

A night after Barry Zito set a Sounds season-high mark with eight innings of scoreless baseball, Monday’s starter, Zach Neal, did his best to follow the former Cy Young Award winner’s lead.

Neal gave up just one run over eight innings, surrendering five hits and striking out four. He earned his team-leading fourth win in as many starts.

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Austin Peay State University baseball players having successful 2014 professional season

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 12 professional baseball players have largely enjoyed a successful 2014 campaign with their respective clubs.

As the season nears its midpoint, three Govs alumni have been named to their All-Star teams at the minor league level.

Jack Snodgrass, seen here pitching for the Austin Peay Govs, was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game for the second consecutive year. (APSU Sports Information)

Jack Snodgrass, seen here pitching for the Austin Peay Govs, was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game for the second consecutive year. (APSU Sports Information)

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