Nashville, TN – Tennessee Titans Players return to Saint Thomas this week after a five-week break. They have been off since June 19th, when they participated in their final minicamp practice, the culmination of a transformative offseason.
Since the Titans concluded their 2013 season December 29th at LP Field, team president/CEO Tommy Smith, Ruston Webster and Ken Whisenhunt have overseen roster changes, facility upgrades, technological improvements and staff turnover.
One bad inning dooms Johnson City in 12-year old Little League State Tournament elimination-game loss to Obion County
Clarksville, TN – Johnson City’s defense let them down, July 22nd at Griff Schmittou Field in the 12-year old Little League State Tournament, as Obion County took advantage of five fifth-inning errors in scoring 10 runs to advance in the loser’s bracket with a 13-3 victory.
The game was tied 3-3 heading into the top of the fifth inning, but three errors by Johnson City – coming on the first two Obion County hitters in the inning — allowed both to score and take a 5-3 lead.
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Nashville Returns to First Place With Victory
Nashville, TN – Behind an early offensive outburst and a solid start from Michael Blazek, the Nashville Sounds (54-50) picked up a 7-5 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Greer Stadium on Tuesday night. The victory, coupled with a 1-0 New Orleans Zephyrs loss to the Iowa Cubs, moved the Sounds back into first place in the American Conference Southern Division.
Nashville took a 3-0 advantage off of Sky Sox starter Brian Burres in the top of the first thanks to a string of RBI singles by Jason Rogers, Matt Clark and Hector Gomez. The opening strike and win improves the Sounds’ record when scoring first at Greer Stadium to 26-2.
Tullahoma uses four home runs to eliminate Clarksville National at 12-year old Little League State Tournament
It would be errors early-on that pull Clarksville National in a hole, as Tullahoma scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning to take an early 2-0 advantage.
Matt Marcel opened the inning by hitting a ground-rule double just inside the line in right and scored an out later on a throwing error by Clarksville National’s third baseman.
Titans first practice open to public at Saint Thomas Sports Park is on July 26th
Nashville, TN – The Titans are scheduled to begin training camp this week at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville. Rookies and veterans report to camp on Friday, July 25th, and will practice for the first time the next day.
This year’s training camp is the team’s first to be directed by Ken Whisenhunt, who was named head coach in January.
Fans of the Titans are invited to watch nine total training camp practices free of charge, beginning with the July 26th workout at 9:20am CDT.
Clarksville, TN - Austin Peay State University was picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference at by a vote of the conference coaches and sports information directors announced Monday at the annual OVC Media Day.
Karns, South Nashville reach finals of winner’s bracket at 12-year old Little League State Tournament
Clarksville, TN – Karns continues to flex its muscles while defending state champion South Nashville had a little bit of a scare, July 21st at Griff Schmittou Field in their 12-year old Little League State Tournament winner’s bracket semifinals, but both advanced; with Karns blasting Obion County 26-0 and South Nashville slipping by Tullahoma, 3-1.
In Game 1, Tullahoma jumped out in front of the defending state champs on a solo homer by Bailey Miller off South Nashville starter Drew Byers.
Gavin Hams pitches gem for Clarksville National versus Spring Hill to stay alive in 12-year old Little League State Tournament
Clarksville, TN – In a win or go home situation, July 21st at Eddie Page Field in the 12-year old Little League State Tournament loser’s bracket, Gavin Hams stepped up and pitched a gem for Clarksville National; as they stayed alive with a 5-1 victory versus Spring Hill.
Hams went 5-and-two-thirds innings, giving up just three hits and one run, while striking out 12 and walking only one Spring Hill hitter.
Hams would have pitched a complete game, but reached his 85 pitch Little League limit just one out short.
Former Sound Chris Capuano (1-0) twirled a solid outing for the visitors, fanning 11 batters over seven innings while holding Nashville to a pair of runs on four hits to earn the win.
PCL mid-season All-Star Donovan Hand made his first start of the season for Nashville and took a no-decision after allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits in four frames of action.
Johnson City rallies in top of sixth to defeat Morristown American 5-3 in elimination game held in Clarksville
Clarksville, TN – Johnson City scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning, July 21st at Eddie Page Field, to post a come-from-behind victory over Morristown America 5-3, in the 2014 12-year old Little League State Tournament.
Trailing 3-2 heading into its final at bat, Jacob Cunningham got the rally going with a single and an out later moved to third base with the tying run on a single by Mason Broome.
A walk to Ben Lynch would load the bases, followed by a sacrifice fly by Chance Ladishka to tie the game 3-3.
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