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Sounds Drop Series Finale In Memphis, 5-1

 

Koshansky Belts Team-Leading 13th Homer In Loss

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Memphis starting pitcher P.J. Walters used both his arm and his bat to propel the Redbirds to a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park in the finale of a five-game series.

Walters (3-2) tossed a quality start, holding the Sounds to one run on seven hits with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings, and the right-hander delivered a go-ahead, three-run double from the batter’s box to lead Memphis to the win.

The defeat, which snapped a three-game win streak for the Sounds, was the last of 16 contests between the division rivals in 2010. Nashville (48-42), which took three of five from the Redbirds this weekend, won the season series by a 9-7 margin.

Sounds first baseman Joe Koshansky gave the visitors an early advantage when he led off the second inning with his team-leading 13th longball of the year, a solo shot to right-center off Walters.

Memphis rallied to take a 4-1 lead with a four-run outburst against a pair of Nashville hurlers in the bottom of the sixth. «Read the rest of this article»

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Janicek to assume Lady Govs volleyball head-coaching duties

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsHaley Janicek, who served as Austin Peay State University’s assistant volleyball coach in 2009, has been elevated to lead the program for the upcoming 2010 campaign, the athletics department announced, Friday. «Read the rest of this article»

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Narron, Sounds shut down Redbirds, 5-1

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Sam Narron held the Redbirds to one run over eight innings as the Nashville Sounds topped the Memphis Redbirds 5-1 on Saturday evening at AutoZone Park in the fourth game of a five-game series.

Nashville (48-41) won its third straight game after posting 10 hits for the third consecutive contest. Lorenzo Cain extended his hitting streak to six games with a 2-for-4 performance while catcher Ben Johnson also added three hits in the Nashville victory.

Throwing a quality start for the fifth time in his six starts this season for Nashville, Narron (4-3) scattered 10 hits while walking none and striking out five in eight innings pitched to earn the win.

The Sounds took an early 2-0 lead in the opening frame as leadoff hitter Adam Stern doubled to center field to begin the contest, with outfielder Cain singling in the next at-bat to reach base. During the Erick Almonte at-bat, Stern scored from third as Memphis catcher Matt Pagnozzi overthrew second base on the Cain swipe. Almonte then smacked a line drive single to center to drive Cain home from second for the second run of the inning. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Complete Doubleheader Sweep Of Redbirds

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds completed a sweep of a doubleheader against the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds with a come-from-behind 6-5 victory on Friday evening at AutoZone Park.

Nashville (47-41) moved to 4-6 in twinbill action with the sweep tonight, the club’s first doubleheader sweep this season.

Sounds starter Tim Dillard got off to a rough start as the Redbirds plated four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The bases were quickly loaded after the first three hitters reached base by two walks and one hit batter. Memphis’ first run came on a wild pitch by Dillard, while Ray Olmedo’s throwing error allowed the next two runs to score. Catcher Matt Pagnozzi capped the scoring rally with an infield groundout to second base that brought home Mark Shorey for a 4-0 lead.

The Sounds scored three runs to come within one in the top of the third inning at 4-3. Catcher Anderson De La Rosa began the scoring rally with a leadoff walk and advanced to third base on a Norris Hopper line drive single to right field. Extending his hitting streak to five games, Lorenzo Cain singled home De La Rosa for the first run. Later in the inning with outs, Joe Koshansky knocked a line drive two-run single to center field that scored Hopper and Cain to make it 4-3. «Read the rest of this article»

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Ariza twins, of Columbia U20 National team, sign with Lady Govs soccer

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAustin Peay State University women’s soccer head coach Kelley Guth continues to bolster the Lady Govs offense and has signed a second set of twins, Natalia and Tatiana Ariza, of Columbia, South America, to National Letters of Intent, she announced Wednesday.

The Ariza will join the Lady Govs following the U20 Women’s World Cup, beginning July 13th, in Germany, where they are key players on the Columbian National team. Natalia, a defender, and Tatiana, a forward, have both started 20 straight games for the national team.

“We’re really excited to have two players with their international experience,” Guth said, “and to have players that will be able to come in as a freshman and make an immediate impact. We worked very hard to get them here and now we’re waiting for them to arrive, while wishing them the best at the World Cup.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Take First Game Of Doubleheader, 6-4

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds beat the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds, 6-4, on Friday evening at AutoZone Park in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader.

Nashville (46-41) racked up ten hits in the seven-inning contest, as Adam Stern went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Ben Johnson added two hits and two RBIs.

The Sounds scored in the opening to take an early 1-0 lead after the first three Nashville hitters reached base to load the bases. Stern led off the contest with a double followed by a Lorenzo Cain bunt single and Mat Gamel walk. Brendan Katin then grounded into a 5-4-3 double play that allowed Stern to score for the first run of the game. «Read the rest of this article»

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Rules of Golf Clinic cancelled

 

Austin Peay State UniversityThe Rules of Golf Clinic, slated for Saturday at Austin Peay State University, has been cancelled.

Host for the clinic, APSU head coach Sara Robson, had to return to her home state of Illinois, Friday, to attend to a family situation. No possible date has been provided for a possible rescheduling.

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Holt named third-team Preseason All-America by Phil Steele preview publication

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCleveland, OH  – Senior all-purpose back Terrence Holt has been named third-team Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Preseason All-American return specialist by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.

In addition, Holt was preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference as a return specialist while junior Ryan White was named first-team as a running back. Holt, along with junior safety Amius Smith and sophomore kicker Stephen Stansell, were named second- team preseason All-OVC.

Those were announced Thursday by the preseason publication. The magazine will hit newsstands in the coming week.

Terrence Holt - (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Terrence Holt - (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Sounds Blanked by Redbirds in Series Opener

 

Solid Chase Wright Effort Overshadowed By Four-Hit Memphis Shutout

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Four Memphis pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout of the Nashville Sounds in the Redbirds’ 3-0 victory on Thursday evening at AutoZone Park in the opener of a five-game series.

Memphis pitchers retired 18 of the final 19 Nashville batters in the contest, including the last 10 in a row.

Nashville’s final hit of the night came when Joe Koshansky led off the fourth inning with a double. After that hit, Koshansky was the lone Sounds player to reach base the rest of the way when he was hit by a pitch in the sixth.

The shutout defeat was the sixth suffered by Nashville (45-41), which dropped its third straight road contest. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dunbar returns to Govs as assistant baseball coach

 

APSU Governors LogoDerrick Dunbar, an Austin Peay State University baseball alumnus, will rejoin the program as an assistant coach, head coach Gary McClure announced, Wednesday.

Dunbar joins the Governors after two seasons as assistant coach at Memphis where he instructed the infielders and assisted with hitting instruction. He also was instrumental in overseeing the program’s summer and winter camps, summer high school tournaments and fall instructional league.

Prior to joining Memphis, Dunbar was an assistant coach at Jackson State Community College under head coach Steve Corneilson, also an APSU baseball alumnus. While there he was the Generals recruiting coordinator, hitting coach and infield coach.

“I am very excited to have Derrick back as an assistant coach here at Austin Peay,” said McClure. “Derrick will be a great fit for our program. First and foremost he wants to be here and he loves to coach. Derrick played for me and started his college coaching career as an assistant here. Since then he has coached the last five or six years at Jackson State and then Memphis where he has prepared himself for this opportunity.” «Read the rest of this article»

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