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APSU Baseball loses 10-8 to late UT Martin Rally

 

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APSU BaseballMartin, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team used a trio of eighth-inning home runs to build a four-run lead but could not hold on in a 10-8 walkoff loss to UT Martin, Saturday, in game one of a Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader at Skyhawk Field.

A nip-and-tuck contest seemingly turned Austin Peay’s (19-21, 10-12 OVC) way in the eighth inning. With the game tied 4-4 entering the frame, designated hitter Brett Newberg drove a 1-2 pitch over the wall in left center to give the Govs the lead.

UT Martin Skyhawks score 6 runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Austin Peay Baseball 10-8 Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

UT Martin Skyhawks score 6 runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Austin Peay Baseball 10-8 Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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New crop of catchers seeks to continue Govs tradition behind the plate

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Nowhere is the influx of 17 newcomers more apparent than when a fan takes a look at Austin Peay baseball team’s roster of catchers. A position which has seen the likes of A.J. Ellis, Tommy Smith, Matt Smith and – most recently – Trey Lucas take the reins; will have three freshmen and a senior competing for starting time behind the plate.

APSU Men's Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Men's Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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Governors catcher Lucas signs with Red Sox

 

APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University baseball catcher Trey Lucas has signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox, Govs head coach Gary McClure announced, Wednesday.

Trey Lucas

Lucas, a Knoxville native, was the Govs starting catcher each of his last three season and made 165 starts in 186 career games played. His .341 career batting average is eighth-best all-time and included a .382 batting average as a junior. Lucas 47 career doubles were seventh-most in program history  and his 130 RBI were 10th most. He was a 2009 second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection after being named to the 2007 OVC All-Freshman team.

Lucas is expected to play for the Red Sox’ Gulf Coast League affiliate. He is the third Governors player to sign a free-agent contract, joining starting pitcher Stephen Huff (Chicago White Sox) and closer Zach Gerler (Washington Nationals).

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Govs wrap season with sweep of UT Martin

 

APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University’s  baseball team wrapped up its 2010 schedule with an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader  sweep of UT Martin, Saturday. The Govs won the opener 9-3 before holding on to win the season finale, 11-9.

Austin Peay (27-25, 8-13 OVC) used a six-run third inning to break open the day’s first game. Ten Govs batters came to the plate and the first six batters reached base safely. Designated hitter Matt Kole, first baseman John Hogan, catcher Trey Lucas and third baseman Shayne Martin each batted in a run with shortstop Reed Harper closing the rally with a two-run double. «Read the rest of this article»

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Baseball: Govs meet Lipscomb to close out non-conference slate

 

APSU Governors LogoAustin Peay State University’s baseball team will close its current 10-game road trip when it meets Lipscomb in a 6:00 pm, Tuesday contest at Dugan Field that will be the team’s final non-conference tilt in 2010.

Austin Peay (24-25) is 2-8 during its current road trip which stretches back to an April 28th contest at Belmont. The Govs return to action after dropping an Ohio Valley Conference series at Southeast Missouri in which they won the opener but lost the final two games. «Read the rest of this article»

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Rebels charge early, down Govs

 

APSU Governors LogoOXFORD, Miss. – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team fell into an early hole and was unable to recover, falling to No. 17 Mississippi, 10-2, Wednesday at Oxford-University Stadium.

Austin Peay (8-5) starter Stephen Huff got into trouble in the first inning, walking the first three batters he faced. He recovered to strikeout the Rebels next two batters looking and nearly worked his way out of the jam. But Mississippi third baseman Mike Snyder and first baseman Matt Smith each hit two-run singles before Huff was able to escape with the Rebels leading, 4-0.

Centerfielder Michael Blanchard hit his season's first home run in the Govs loss at Mississippi, Wednesday. (Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Centerfielder Michael Blanchard hit his season's first home run in the Govs loss at Mississippi, Wednesday. (Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Bullpen bails out Bat Govs in 13-8 win against Iowa

 

APSU Governors LogoIf Saturday is any indication Austin Peay State University’s baseball team may have found some pitching solutions for the 2010 campaign.

Freshman Matt Marsh and converted infielder Zach Gerler combined for five shutout relief innings as Austin Peay State University defeated Iowa, 13-8, in the Riverview Inn Classic at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The victory improves the Governors to 2-0 in the young season as they will complete tourney play by hosting Illinois State, noon, Sunday. Iowa fell to 1-1.

Catcher Trey Lucas was one of two players with three RBI in the Govs opening day victory against Illinois State, Friday. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

Catcher Trey Lucas was one of two players with three RBI in the Govs opening day victory against Illinois State, Friday. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball: Bat Govs open signing period with splash, nine sign NLIs

 

apsugovernorsFacing the loss of 11 seniors, including four pitchers, following the upcoming 2010 campaign, Austin Peay State University head baseball coach Gary McClure and his coaching staff had plenty of work to do on the recruiting trail. That work paid off, Wednesday, as nine players signed a letter of intent on the first day of the signing period.

The Govs signed eight high school seniors and one junior college sophomore to letters of intent. The nine players hail from seven different states: Tennessee, Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey and New York. Four pitchers, including three left-handed hurlers, are included in the count along with two catchers and three fielders.

An APSU Baseball Game from 2008

An APSU Baseball Game from 2008

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