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Nashville Sounds Pitcher Mike Fiers added to PCL All-Star Roster

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN - Starting pitcher Mike Fiers was added to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team by the league office and will represent the Nashville Sounds in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 16th at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Fiers holds a 2.63 ERA for 4th best in the PCL and has tossed quality starts in nine of his 13 outings with Nashville. The 29-year-old is holding PCL opponents to a .215 average, which ranks 5th among league hurlers.

Nashville Sounds Pitcher Mike Fiers added to PCL All-Star Roster. (Mateen Sidiq - Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds Pitcher Mike Fiers added to PCL All-Star Roster. (Mateen Sidiq – Nashville Sports Network)

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AAA says over 41 Million Americans expected to take an Independence Day Getaway

 

Optimistic Americans are dusting off credit cards, helping to boost overall holiday travel volume 1.9% over last year

AAATampa, FL - AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million people who traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The majority of travelers will be celebrating their freedom with a road trip, with more than eight in 10 (34.8 million) choosing to travel by automobile, the highest level since 2007. «Read the rest of this article»

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Woodlawn’s Ashleigh Edlin: Homegrown Hawkeye

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN - Winners all say the same thing. “This is all I’ve ever wanted to do.”

Meet Ashleigh Edlin. The pride of Woodlawn, Tennessee.

Gymnast.

Iowa Hawkeye.

Ashleigh Edlin competes with the University of Iowa Women’s Gymnastics team. (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

Ashleigh Edlin competes with the University of Iowa Women’s Gymnastics team. (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Putnam County and Five additional East Tennessee Counties quarantined for Emerald ash borer

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been expanded to include another Middle Tennessee county and five more northeastern Tennessee counties. Putnam, Sullivan, Washington, Unicoi, Carter and Johnson counties have been added to the list of areas restricted for the movement of ash trees and ash tree products.

This brings the total number of Tennessee counties under a state and federal EAB quarantine to 27.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Nashville Sounds defeat Iowa Cubs 8-0 in afternoon contest

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, Tn – The Nashville Sounds shut out the Iowa Cubs Tuesday afternoon at Principal Park, picking up the 8-0 victory behind a quality start from Brad Mills and a three-inning save by Michael Blazek.

Mills (3-0) held the I-Cubs to one hit through six scoreless innings to pick up the win and his third consecutive quality start. The outing extends his scoreless streak to 16 1/3 innings, the longest such streak by a Sounds pitcher this season, and trims his season ERA to 1.45.

Nashville Sounds defeat Iowa Cubs 8-0 (Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds defeat Iowa Cubs 8-0 (Nashville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs 2-1

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA - The Nashville Sounds blew a one-run lead late Monday night at Principal Park, before losing in the 10th inning to the Iowa Cubs by a 2-1 final margin.

Down 1-0 in the ninth inning, the I-Cubs leveled the game on Lars Anderson’s solo home run off Sounds closer Donovan Hand (0-2), which forced extras.

In the 10th, Hand allowed running singles to the top of Iowa’s order with Javier Baez hitting the game-winning single through the hole at second base. Hand was charged the loss and his third blown save.

Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs 2-1 (Clarksville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs 2-1 (Clarksville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds win streak ends with 12-3 loss to Iowa Cubs

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds were unable to complete a four-game sweep of the Iowa Cubs in Monday afternoon’s finale, losing to the visiting I-Cubs by a 12-3 final.

Trailing all game, the Sounds battled back to within two runs of Iowa in the eighth inning, but a seven-run outpouring from Cubs’ hitters in the ninth sealed Nashville’s fate.

Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs 12-3.

Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs 12-3.

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Nashville Sounds make it six in a row with 5-1 win over Iowa Cubs

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN - Sean Halton went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Taylor Green and Irving Falu each homered to lead the Nashville Sounds to their sixth straight win, a 5-1 victory over the Iowa Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium.

The first-place Sounds (18-12) have won nine of their last 10 games and improved to 10-4 in home contests this season with the triumph.

Nashville Sounds extend win streak to six games with win over Iowa. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds extend win streak to six games with win over Iowa. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds beat Iowa Cubs 3-1 for fifth straight victory

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN - The red-hot Nashville Sounds sent a season-high crowd of 8,011 fans home happy on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium by recording their fifth straight victory, a 3-1 triumph over the Iowa Cubs.

The win combined with a Round Rock loss to New Orleans gave Nashville (17-12) sole possession of first place in its division for the first time since April 17th, 2011. The Sounds have won eight of their last nine games.

Nashville Sounds win fifth straight with 3-1 victory over Iowa (photo courtesy Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds win fifth straight with 3-1 victory over Iowa (photo courtesy Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds lose 4-1 at Iowa Cubs

 

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds were on the short end of a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Iowa Cubs on Monday evening at Principal Park in the opener of a four-game series.

The loss was Nashville’s third in a row after opening the season with consecutive wins.

Eugenio Velez (2-for-4) continued his strong start to the season for the Sounds, swatting a one-out solo homer off I-Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada in the second inning to spot the visitors a 1-0 lead. Velez has hit safely in each of his four contests (7-for-13, .538) after concluding the 2013 campaign with a 22-game hitting streak.

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Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Nashville Sounds)

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