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APSU Governors Baseball plays final OVC games at SIU Edwardsville

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team enters its final weekend of Ohio Valley Conference play when it travels to SIU Edwardsville for a three-game set, beginning with a 6:00pm, Friday contest at the Simmons Baseball Complex.

The Govs and Cougars will follow the opener with a 2:00pm, Saturday contest followed by a 1:00pm, Sunday matchup.

Austin Peay Baseball travels to SIU Edwardsville Cougars for final OVC games. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball travels to SIU Edwardsville Cougars for final OVC games. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay inducts Four into APSU Hall of Fame, Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Four former Austin Peay State University athletic greats, who had great impact on their respective programs, were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning, in a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center front lobby.

Rowdy Hardy, the winningest pitcher in Governors baseball history and two-time Collegiate Baseball All-American selection; Stephanie Champine, a two-time all-region volleyball player and 2009 OVC Player of the Year; Carrie Burggraf, a five-time Ohio Valley Conference pole vault champion and two-time OVC Scholar Athlete, were inducted along with the late Paul Aaron, a basketball star in the late 1940s who was enshrined from the Honors category.

They became the 111th, 112th, 113th and 114th members of APSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

(L to R) Carrie Burggraf, Stephanie Champine, Rowdy Hardy and Paul Aaron were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) Carrie Burggraf, Stephanie Champine, Rowdy Hardy and Paul Aaron were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay to induct baseball’s Rowdy Hardy into APSU Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay was fortunate things didn’t work out for Rowdy Hardy at his first college baseball stop

After one redshirt year at Ole Miss, Hardy elected to transfer to Jackson State Community College, where he pitched for former Gov Steve Cornelison and led the conference in innings pitched.

At that point, Austin Peay set its sights on the durable hurler— then-APSU head coach Gary McClure always had a penchant for lefties. But not even McClure could not have envisioned what the 6-2 slender slinger was going to accomplish during the next three seasons and in the process earn the distinction of becoming a member of APSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

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Austin Peay State University to induct Four former Stars into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has announced four new members will be inducted into its Athletics Hall of Fame, February 13th, 2016.

Rowdy Hardy, the winningest pitcher in Governors baseball history and two-time Collegiate Baseball All-American selection; Stephanie Champine, a two-time all-region volleyball player and 2009 OVC Player of the Year; Carrie Burggraf, a five-time Ohio Valley Conference pole vault champion and two-time OVC Scholar Athlete, have been selected to the Athletics Hall of Fame.

Austin Peay to induct Rowdy Hardy, Stephanie Champine, Carrie Burggraf, and Paul Aaron into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay to induct Rowdy Hardy, Stephanie Champine, Carrie Burggraf, and Paul Aaron into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Alex Robles, Ridge Smith, Cayce Bredlau receive OVC Honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUJackson, TN – A trio of Austin Peay State University baseball freshmen received postseason honors at the Ohio Valley Conference baseball banquet, Tuesday night, prior to the start of the OVC Baseball Championship.

Austin Peay's Robles, Smith and Bredlau pick up OVC hardware. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Robles, Smith and Bredlau pick up OVC hardware. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball head coach Gary McClure gets 4-year contract extension

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, 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.

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APSU Governors Baseball has four players named to Louisville Slugger All-America Teams

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsTuscon, AZ – Four Austin Peay State University baseball players were named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger All-America Teams as selected by Collegiate Baseball June 30th.

Junior first baseman Craig Massoni and senior outfielder Cody Hudson were second-team All-America selections – the program’s first second-team honorees since pitcher Rowdy Hardy earned second team honors in 2005.

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APSU Governors Baseball set to begin Second Round of OVC Tournament Thursday

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, 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.

OVC Player of the Year Craig Massoni will lead the Govs into the postseason, beginning Thursday at the OVC Baseball Championship. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

OVC Player of the Year Craig Massoni will lead the Govs into the postseason, beginning Thursday at the OVC Baseball Championship. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Rockies’ Reynolds relishes relief role

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Many people forget about Matt Reynolds and the impact he had at Austin Peay.  Of course, he pitched in the long shadow cast by two of the greatest pitchers in Austin Peay history. But at 6-5, 240 pounds, Reynolds certainly now casts a shadow of his own.

The truth about Reynolds is he probably shouldn’t be where he is today. He probably shouldn’t be on a Major League roster, coming out of the bullpen for the Colorado Rockies. But there he is, night after night, putting in his work. In fact, he’s tied for 16th among MLB relievers with 41 appearances, which just happens to be tops for the Rockies.

Matt Reynolds. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Matt Reynolds. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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