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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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88 APSU Governors named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Eighty-eight Austin Peay State University student-athletes were named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Friday, following the 2016-17 academic year.

Student-athletes must have achieved a 3.25 grade-point average, were eligible and on the team throughout the competitive season in their chose NCAA-sponsored sport(s) and used a season of competition in that sport.

Austin Peay’s numbers include 22 athletes who competed in multiple sports during the season and are counted just once in the department’s total.

88 Austin Peay Athletes make OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll. (APSU Sports Information)

88 Austin Peay Athletes make OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Several APSU Baseball Govs still playing as America celebrates the fourth

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – From coast to coast and even Canada, Austin Peay State University has several of its baseball players plying their skills on several summer-league teams, as they continue to improve their skill for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

Several of the Govs are hitting over .300 this summer for their respective teams, but arguably having the best summer across the board at the plate is outfielder Imani Willis, who is currently hitting at a .350 clip for the Kokomo (IN) Jackrabbits of the Prospect League.

Austin Peay has several baseball players playing in team leagues this summer. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay has several baseball players playing in team leagues this summer. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball players can be found near and far in summer leagues

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – This summer you’ll be able to find Austin Peay State University baseball players dotting rosters from Florida to Alaska and points in-between with 18 Governors continuing their baseball seasons in collegiate summer leagues across the United States and Canada.

Two Governors – pitcher Jacques Pucheu and utility man Malcolm Tipler – have made the long trek north to the land of the midnight sun, far from their southern roots. The duo are playing this summer for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska Baseball League, which begins its schedule Tuesday night.

Austin Peay Governors Baseball players continue playing in Summer Baseball Leagues. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Baseball players continue playing in Summer Baseball Leagues. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball falls to Morehead State in OVC Tournament

 

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APSU BaseballOxford, AL – Austin Peay State University’s baseball third baseman Alex Robles went 4-for-4 and left fielder Cayce Bredlau hit a game-tying home run, but the Governors could not halt a late Morehead State charge and fell, 9-4, in Game 4 of the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship, Wednesday, at Choccolocco Park.

Austin Peay (27-29), the seventh seed, suffered its first loss in the tournament and now will face No. 4 seed Jacksonville State in a 9:00am, Thursday elimination contest.

Austin Peay Baseball loses 9-4 to Morehead State Eagles in OVC Baseball Championship action Wednesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball loses 9-4 to Morehead State Eagles in OVC Baseball Championship action Wednesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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Eastern Illinois series critical for APSU Baseball

 

Austin Peay (24-27, 11-15 OVC) at Eastern Illinois (23-26, 11-16 OVC)

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | Noon CT [Doubleheader]
Friday, May 19th, 21017 | 1:00pm CT
Charleston, IL | Coaches Stadium

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – In need of a series victory, Austin Peay’s baseball team closes out its regular-season schedule with a critical three-game Ohio Valley Conference series against Eastern Illinois, Thursday-Saturday, at Coaches Stadium.

Austin Peay Baseball travels to Eastern Illinois for three game OVC series. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball travels to Eastern Illinois for three game OVC series. (APSU Sports Information)

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Parker Phillips two run homer gives APSU Baseball 5-3 win over Notre Dame

 

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APSU BaseballSouth Bend, IN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team starting pitcher Zach Neff struck out a career-high eight batters and first baseman Parker Phillips supplied a go-ahead two-run home run as the Governors secured a 5-3 victory against Notre Dame, Sunday afternoon at Frank Eck Stadium.

Austin Peay (23-27) had two home runs in the contest, both supplying a lead.

Austin Peay Baseball pitcher Zach Neff strikes out eight in Governors win over Notre Dame, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball pitcher Zach Neff strikes out eight in Governors win over Notre Dame, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball hits the road to take on Notre Dame

 

Austin Peay (22-25, 11-15 OVC) at Notre Dame (23-26, 10-17 ACC)

Friday-Sunday, May 12th-14th, 2017
South Bend, IN | Eck Stadium

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay begins a regular-season ending seven game road trip when it meets Notre Dame in a three-game nonconference series at Eck Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

The three-game set begins with a 6:05pm (CT), Friday contest before continuing both Saturday and Sunday.

Austin Peay Baseball heads to South Bend Indiana for three game series against Notre Dame. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball heads to South Bend Indiana for three game series against Notre Dame. (APSU Sports Information)

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52 APSU Governors athletes participate in Austin Peay State University’s 90th commencement

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Fifty-two APSU Governors athletes were scheduled to participate in Austin Peay State University’s 88th Spring Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at the Winfield Dunn Center.

Vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Emily Reynolds gave the keynote address.

Austin Peay Athletics has 52 Athletics participate in the APSU Spring Commencement Ceremony Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics has 52 Athletics participate in the APSU Spring Commencement Ceremony Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Garrett Giovannelli’s five-RBI outing unable to lift APSU Baseball past Western Kentucky

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Junior second baseman Garrett Giovannelli finished with five hits and five RBI but Austin Peay State University’s baseball team dropped a wild 21-17 contest to Western Kentucky, Tuesday night, at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The wild affair saw both teams score seven runs in the first inning.

Austin Peay Baseball loses 21-17 to Western Kentucky in an exciting game Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball loses 21-17 to Western Kentucky in an exciting game Tuesday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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