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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: 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 Baseball announces Grey Byron’s departure

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) head baseball coach Travis Janssen has announced Greg Byron‘s departure from his position as assistant coach, effective immediately.

 Austin Peay Baseball assistant coach Grey Byron leaves the program. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball assistant coach Grey Byron leaves the program. (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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2017-18 Top-10 — No. 7: APSU’s Michael Costanzo, Jacques Pucheu dominate on the mound

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – What’s better than one dominant, flame-throwing left-handed APSU pitcher who struck out more than a batter per inning?

How about two?

Because that’s just what Austin Peay enjoyed in its weekend rotation this season, as Michael Costanzo and Jacques Pucheu became the Ohio Valley Conference’s best one-two punch, becoming just the second and third players in Austin Peay history with 100 strikeouts in a single season.

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2017-18 Top-10: Giant-killing APSU Govs take down Top Foes

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – It’s not often that the little school with the funny name gets its chance to go toe-to-toe with one of the big boys.

If we’re lucky, APSU might get a dozen or so chances in a given year to take down a top-25 foe.

The 2017-18 year saw a trio of Governor squads topple a team considered to be among the nation’s best.

Austin Peay Football beats UT Martin Skyhawks at Fortera Stadium Saturday, September 30th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football beats UT Martin Skyhawks at Fortera Stadium Saturday, September 30th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Michael Costanzo joins list of Govs picked in MLB Draft

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball program has had a history over the years of getting players selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and this year was no exception with APSU Governors starting pitcher Michael Costanzo being selected by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Costanzo, a native of Chicago, was selected in the 31st round by the Rays – the 930th overall pick in the draft– while also being a part of a record 16 overall players from the Ohio Valley Conference to be chosen in this year’s draft.

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APSU Baseball alumnus Michael Costanzo drafted by Tampa Bay Rays in 2018 MLB draft

 

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APSU BaseballNew York, NY – Austin Peay State University alumnus Michael Costanzo, the second pitcher to record 100 strikeouts in a season, was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 31st round of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, Wednesday.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Athletic Department had great 2017-18 School Year

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With baseball and track and field putting a wrap on their respective season’s this past week, Austin Peay State University’s athletic department saw the end to a very successful 2017-18 school year.

Overall, the department posted a combined win-loss record of 200-167-3 over the school year, with 10 of the 16 teams (baseball, men’s basketball, football, men’s golf, women’s basketball, women’s golf, soccer, softball, women’s tennis and volleyball) finishing with .500-or-better records.

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APSU Baseball falls 8-2 to Jacksonville State in OVC Tournament

 

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APSU BaseballOxford, AL – Austin Peay State University Baseball second baseman Garrett Giovannelli’s four-hit outing couldn’t spark APSU’s offense in an 8-2 loss to Jacksonville State in its opening game of the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship, Wednesday morning, at Choccolocco Park.

Austin Peay Baseball second baseman Garrett Giovannelli goes 4 for 5 in loss to Jacksonville State, Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball second baseman Garrett Giovannelli goes 4 for 5 in loss to Jacksonville State, Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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