Austin Peay slugger Lyle Miller-Green (Robert Smith/APSU Athletics)


Golden Spikes Spotlight: Austin Peay’s Lyle Miller-Green


Stephanie Miller traveled thousands of miles to one of the coldest places on earth just to feel the warm embrace of a child who soon would become her adopted son.

“All I wanted was my baby boy,” said Miller, who in 2001 made the trek to the Siberian city of Tomsk, Russia for the adoption.

Fast forward two-plus decades, and that little Russian boy born with the name Oleg Sergevich Kornev is now know as Lyle Miller-Green, a star right fielder for Austin Peay.

“To my knowledge,” Miller-Green said, “I’m the only Russian-born baseball player in Division I.”

But Miller-Green[…]