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APSU Baseball’s Parker Phillips named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

 

APSU BaseballGreenboro, NCParker 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.

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APSU Baseball’s Parker Phillips, Greg Leban picked in 2019 MLB Draft

 

APSU BaseballNew 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.

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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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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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Nashville Sounds announce Coaching Staff for 2018

 

Fran Riordan to Manage Club After Leading Double-A Midland to Texas League Title

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Fran Riordan has been named the new manager of the Nashville Sounds as announced by the Oakland Athletics today. Riordan is the 28th manager in franchise history.

Riordan, 42, takes over the manager role vacated by Ryan Christenson who was hired as the bench coach for Oakland.

Riordan will manage at the Triple-A level for the first time after leading the Double-A Midland RockHounds to a Texas League title in 2017. It was the fourth consecutive championship for Oakland’s Double-A affiliate.

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APSU’s Alex Robles selected by Minnesota Twins on MLB Draft’s third day

 

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APSU BaseballNew York, NY – Austin Peay State University baseball alumnus Alex Robles was selected in the 30th round of Major League Baseball’s Draft, Wednesday.

Robles, of Tucson, Arizona, was selected with the first pick of the 30th round (886th overall) by the Minnesota Twins. Drafted as a right-handed pitcher, he becomes the fifth Governors player selected in the MLB draft over the past two seasons and the 41st to be drafted since 1972.  

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Nashville Sounds releases Tentative Opening Day Roster

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club, in conjunction with the Oakland Athletics, has announced its tentative Opening Day roster. The Sounds begin the 40th anniversary season on Thursday when they open Pacific Coast League play in Round Rock, Texas.

Led by the 21-year-old number one prospect Franklin Barreto, the Sounds have nine players listed among Oakland’s top prospects (according to Baseball America). The list includes INF Matt Chapman (No. 3), INF Chad Pinder (No. 7), RHP Daniel Gossett (No. 8), C Bruce Maxwell (No. 10), INF/OF Matt Olson (No. 17), INF/OF Renato Nuñez (No. 18), RHP Paul Blackburn (No. 23), and RHP Bobby Wahl (No. 26).

Nine Baseball America Top-30 Prospects & Lipscomb Alum Highlight 2017 Nashville Sounds Squad.

Nine Baseball America Top-30 Prospects & Lipscomb Alum Highlight 2017 Nashville Sounds Squad.

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APSU Governors Baseball kicks off 2017 hosting Riverview Inn Govs Challenge

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team gets the 2017 campaign underway when it hosts the Riverview Inn Governors Challenge, Friday-Sunday, at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The Govs will host Illinois State, Indiana State and Youngstown State in the round-robin event. APSU’s four-game, season-opening homestand concludes with a Tuesday contest against Southern Illinois.

Austin Peay Baseball hosts Riverview Inn Governors Challenge at Raymond C. Hand Park this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball hosts Riverview Inn Governors Challenge at Raymond C. Hand Park this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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2017 Nashville Sounds Coaching Staff

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds 2017 coaching staff has been announced by the Oakland Athletics and is highlighted by new Manager, Ryan Christenson.

Christenson, 42, will manage at the Triple-A level for the first time after leading the Double-A Midland RockHounds to Texas League titles in 2015 and 2016.

The 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year, Christenson enters his fifth season in the Oakland organization. His coaching staff will consist of pitching coach Rick Rodriguez, hitting coach Eric Martins, athletic trainer Brad LaRosa and strength and conditioning coach Henry Torres. Rodriguez, Martins and LaRosa were members of the 2016 Sounds coaching staff.

Ryan Christenson to Lead the Sounds after Winning 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year

Ryan Christenson to Lead the Sounds after Winning 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year

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APSU Baseball plays home exhibition against Ontario Blue Jays October 13th

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will host the Ontario Blue Jays amateur baseball club in a 3:00pm, Thursday, October 13th exhibition contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball takes on Ontario Blue Jays in an exhibition game Thursday, October 13th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball takes on Ontario Blue Jays in an exhibition game Thursday, October 13th. (APSU Sports Information)

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