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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Baseball Gov Tyler Rogers makes history in call up to the big leagues

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When Tyler Rogers got the call he had been waiting for from the San Francisco Giants letting him know that he was finally going to get his shot to pitch in the major leagues, a little over a week ago after almost seven seasons tolling around in the minor leagues, the former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball player also became a part of Major League history.

In making it to the Giants major league roster, Tyler joins his twin brother Taylor (pitcher for the Minnesota Twins) as only the 10th pair of twin brothers in history to both play in the Major Leagues and only the eighth overall to do so in the same year.

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Tyler Rogers (71) pitches during the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. (Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Tyler Rogers (71) pitches during the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. (Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

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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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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 Baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers named to Triple-A All-Star Game

 

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APSU BaseballRound Rock, TX – For a second consecutive year, Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumnus Tyler Rogers, a relief pitcher for the Sacramento River Cats, has been named to the Triple-A All-Star Game which will be held July 11th at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Rogers is in his third season with the Triple-A River Cats and is again out to an impressive start with a 3-1 record and 1.85 ERA in 30 relief appearances.

Austin Peay State University alumnus Tyler Rogers with the Sacramento River Cats named to the Triple-A All-Star Game. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University alumnus Tyler Rogers with the Sacramento River Cats named to the Triple-A All-Star Game. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball has Four Alumni active in the Minor Leagues

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Four Austin Peay State University baseball alumni began the 2018 baseball season on minor league active rosters throughout the country.

Ryne Harper (2008-11), who was picked up by the Minnesota Twins organization during the offseason, began the year at the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. He already has two saves in his first two appearances with the club, striking out all four batters he has faced.

Austin Peay Baseball alumni Tyler Rogers plays for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball alumni Tyler Rogers plays for the Triple-A 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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APSU Baseball Gov alumnus Tyler Rogers selected to Triple-A All-Star roster

 

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APSU BaseballRound Rock, TX – Austin Peay State University baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers, a right-handed reliever for the Sacramento River Cats, was named to the Pacific Coast League’s All-Star Roster, Wednesday, for the 30th Annual Triple-A All-Star Game.

Austin Peay Baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers. (Ralph Thompson, Sacramento River Cats)

Austin Peay Baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers. (Ralph Thompson, Sacramento River Cats)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers named to AFL Fall Star Game

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityScottsdale, AZ – Austin Peay State University baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers has been named to the Arizona Fall League Fall Star Game, Major League Baseball announced earlier this week.

Austin Peay Baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Four names added to pantheon of APSU Baseball Draft Picks

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – This past week in New York City, Major League Baseball held its annual amateur draft with four Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players having their names called, bring the all-time total to 40 players selected in the draft from APSU since the first Gov was drafted in 1972.

Juniors Ridge Smith (catcher), Logan Gray (third base), Garrett Copeland (second base) and senior pitcher Jared Carkuff were chosen in the 12th, 13th, 30th and 35th rounds, respectively, marking the second time Austin Peay had has as many as four players drafted at one time – and trailing only the 2013 MLB draft were the Govs had five players picked.

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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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