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APSU Softball’s Morgan Rackel shutouts Eastern Illinois for 9-0 win

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU SoftballCharleston, IL – Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball pitcher Morgan Rackel threw her fourth shutout of the season to open Ohio Valley Conference play, Sunday afternoon, as the Governors softball team defeated Eastern Illinois, 9-0, before falling to the Panthers in the nightcap, 4-1.

Rackel (12-5) limited Eastern Illinois to three singles on the day, while striking out nine and walking none.

Austin Peay Softball pitcher Morgan Rackel shuts down Eastern Illinois in 9-0 road win Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball pitcher Morgan Rackel shuts down Eastern Illinois in 9-0 road win Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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American Heart Association reports Diet Drinks may be associated with Strokes among Post-Menopausal Women

 

American Heart Association Stroke Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Among post-menopausal women, drinking multiple diet drinks daily was associated with an increase in the risk of having a stroke caused by a blocked artery, especially small arteries, according to research published in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association.

In a large observational study, women who reported drinking more than one diet soda or other artificially sweetened drink a day had a higher risk of strokes caused by a blood clot. (American Heart Association)

In a large observational study, women who reported drinking more than one diet soda or other artificially sweetened drink a day had a higher risk of strokes caused by a blood clot. (American Heart Association)

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APSU Baseball defeats Southeast Missouri 10-2 to win series

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU BaseballCape Girardeau, MO – Catcher David Martinez and right fielder Parker Phillips each had two home runs as the Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team used a big second inning to post a 10-2 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Southeast Missouri, Sunday, at Capaha Field.

Austin Peay Baseball gets 10-2 win at Southeast Missouri, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball gets 10-2 win at Southeast Missouri, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA says National Gas Price rises Seven Cents

 

AAA 

AAATampa, FL – AAA says that at $2.54, the national gas price average is 7 cents more expensive on the week and 23-cents more than last month. However, today’s price is just as expensive as the same day a year ago.

In fact, for the first time since the end of November last year, the national gas price average the past four days was identical or a penny more expensive year-over-year.

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Nashville Sounds beat Texas Rangers 4-3 at First Tennessee Park, Sunday

 

Nashville Sounds 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds edged the Texas Rangers, 4-3, in front of a record-breaking crowd of 11,824 at First Tennessee Park Sunday afternoon. It was the first Major League exhibition game in Nashville since June 3rd, 1999.

Outfielder Preston Beck provided the difference when he gave the Sounds a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning when he belted a two-run homer into The Band Box off Texas reliever Shawn Kelley.

Taylor Hearn got the starting nod for Nashville and cruised through five innings after a 44-minute rain delay prior to first pitch. Hearn’s lone hiccup came in the first when Texas plated a run on Hunter Pence’s sacrifice fly. The southpaw went five innings and allowed one unearned run on two hits. He walked two and struck out seven.

11,824 Nashville Sounds Fans Take in First Major League Baseball Exhibition Game in Nashville Since 1999. (Nashville Sounds)

11,824 Nashville Sounds Fans Take in First Major League Baseball Exhibition Game in Nashville Since 1999. (Nashville Sounds)

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APSU Track and Field gets high marks at Vanderbilt Black and Gold

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Track and FieldNashville, TN – In one of the south’s most prestigious meets, which often heralds one of spring’s first beautiful days in the Middle Tennessee area, Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field used the excellent weather to its advantage, posting top marks this weekend at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field puts forth a good performance at Vanderbilt Black and Gold. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field puts forth a good performance at Vanderbilt Black and Gold. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Unemployment rate drops to Historic Low

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD)

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The statewide unemployment rate in Tennessee dropped to a new historic low in February according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The seasonally adjusted rate of 3.2 percent is 0.1 of a percentage point lower than the previous historic low.

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Tennessee Vols defeat Iowa 83-77 in OT, moves on to Sweet Sixteen

 

UT Athletics

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – For eighth time in program history, the Tennessee Vols are heading to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, following an 83-77 victory in overtime against Iowa at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.
 
It’s the first time since 2014 that the Tennessee Vols have reached the Sweet Sixteen, and head coach Rick Barnes is just the 12th head coach to lead a third Division I program to the Sweet Sixteen. The Vols (31-5) will take on No. 3 seed Purdue in Louisville, KY, on Thursday.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots the ball over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Tyler Cook (25) in the second half in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots the ball over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Tyler Cook (25) in the second half in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

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Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County to hold Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic

 

Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County

Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery CountyClarksville, TN – The Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County will offer a discounted rabies vaccine drive-thru clinic on Thursday, March 28th from 10:00am-1:00pm as part of the Montgomery County Veterinary Medical Association’s March-designated Pet Health Month.

Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic to be held by the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County on Thursday, March 28th.

Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic to be held by the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County on Thursday, March 28th.

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Austin Peay State University Baseball falls at Southeast Missouri, 7-4

 

Austin Peay State University Sports Information

APSU BaseballCape Girardeau, MO – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team saw a pair of miscues cost it a late lead as Southeast Missouri rallied in the eighth inning for a 7-4 Ohio Valley Conference victory, Saturday, at Capaha Field.

Austin Peay Baseball errors costly in 7-4 loss at Southeast Missouri, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball errors costly in 7-4 loss at Southeast Missouri, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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