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APSU Lady Govs Track team, Breigh Jones earn USTFCCCA honors


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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNew Orleans, LA – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team had All-Academic Team honors bestowed upon it by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), Friday.

Additionally, junior Breigh Jones earned an individual All-Academic honor.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Track's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Track’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds get blasted at Memphis Redbirds, 12-3


Max Muncy Homers For Second Straight Game To Provide Nashville Sounds’ Offense In Loss

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Memphis Redbirds legged out 13 hits, including six for extra bases, during a 12-3 rout of the Nashville Sounds on Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park in the final game before the All-Star break.

With the loss, the Sounds (41-50) dropped three of five to their cross-state rivals in the series and finished the road trip with a 4-5 record.

Memphis left-hander Tyler Lyons (6-4) picked up the victory by twirling his seventh quality start of the year, holding Nashville to two runs on five hits while fanning six over his seven innings of work.

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Nashville Sounds come up short at Memphis Redbirds, 5-4


Nashville Sounds Belt Three Homers, Led By Jason Pridie’s Team-Leading 12th

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Despite belting three home runs, the Nashville Sounds came up on the short end of a 5-4 defeat at the hands of the Memphis Redbirds on Saturday evening at AutoZone Park.

With its win, Memphis evened the series at two games apiece and knotted the season series between the clubs at 5-5 as the cross-state rivals duke it out for possession of the Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup.

The defeat was Nashville’s 16th one-run loss of the year, 2nd-most in the Pacific Coast League.

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Nashville Sounds get blasted 9-1 at Memphis Redbirds


Nashville Sounds’ Bullpen Allows One Run Over Six Strong Innings

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Redbirds busted out the bats on Friday night, defeating the Sounds by a 9-1 score in the middle game of a five-game set at AutoZone Park.

After sweeping a doubleheader on Thursday night, Nashville was looking to make it four wins in a row on Friday. The offense never got going though, and the Sounds took an eight-run loss.

Ryan Roberts helped Nashville get the start they were looking for. The infielder pulled a ball with two away in the first inning and got all of the pitch. It was Roberts’ third home run of the season and second in the last four games. It was the only time the Sounds were ahead all game.

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Nashville Sounds Series Opener at Memphis Redbirds Postponed


Doubleheader To Be Played On Thursday At AutoZone Park

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Wednesday night’s game between the Nashville Sounds and Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park has been postponed due to travel issues for the Memphis club. The game will be made up on Thursday as part of a doubleheader that will begin at 5:05pm.

The Sounds are scheduled to throw Barry Zito (5-7, 3.67) in the first game and the Redbirds are slated to counter with Jimmy Reed (0-1, 6.23). The Redbirds will turn to Zach Petrick (5-4, 3.64) in the second game, while the Sounds will give the ball to Zach Neal (6-3, 3.60).

Nashville is one of only two teams in the Pacific Coast League which has not played a doubleheader this season.

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Montgomery Central High School Math Teacher Micahel Brown Wins Presidential Award for Excellence


Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSCunningham, TN – Montgomery Central High School math teacher Micahel Brown has been selected to receive the esteemed Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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Statements from Tennessee Senators Harris, Yarbro, Kyle on Marriage Equality


“Today will be remembered with tears of joy” in Tennessee

Tennessee Senate Democratic CaucusNashville, TN – Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus released the following statements on today’s historic ruling in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states.

“I want to congratulate all of the couples in Tennessee who have waited so long for this day, when their state can recognize the love they share,” Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris said. “I want to congratulate all the people who can now look forward to a wedding day right here in their home state, and I want to congratulate the plaintiffs from Tennessee who worked so hard for this historic day. «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Sounds blank Memphis Redbirds, 5-0


Starter Brad Mills Delivers Season-High Eight Shutout Innings

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Craig Gentry collected three hits, including his third home run in the last nine days, and led Nashville to a 5-0 victory over Memphis at AutoZone Park on Thursday night.

The shutout was the sixth that the Sounds’ pitching staff has posted this season and the win evened The Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup series to three games for both clubs.

With the three-hit contest, Gentry now has a hit in 17 of his 21 games during the month of June. He started the night with a bang, taking Memphis starter Tyler Lyons deep on the third pitch of the game. The home run was the outfielder’s eighth extra-base hit over his last 14 games.

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Nashville Sounds out slugged by Memphis Redbirds, 9-4


Joey Wendle Posts Four Hits, Extends Hitting Streak To Eight Games

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Both Nashville and Memphis came out slugging in Wednesday afternoon’s game at AutoZone Park, but the Redbirds eventually evened the series with a 9-4 win.

A run was scored by one or both of the teams through each of the first six innings. Those six frames included a combination of 13 runs and 25 hits, as Memphis eventually outhit Nashville, 14-12.

The combination of Craig Gentry and Joey Wendle at the top of the lineup set the tone all game for the Sounds.

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Nashville Sounds get 6-4 win at Memphis Redbirds


Ryan Roberts Posts Team-Leading Third Fourth Hit Game of Season

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Behind timely hitting from Ryan Roberts and Jake Smolinski, the Nashville Sounds defeated the Memphis Redbirds 6-4 at AutoZone Park on Tuesday night.

The game remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning. Joey Wendle singled and went to third on Roberts’ double. The Sounds second baseman then scored on a wild pitch and Barry Zito went back to the mound with a lead.

The Sounds added insurance in the fifth. In his first game since being claimed off waivers from Texas, Smolinski singled and scored on a throwing error by Memphis’ pitcher Tim Cooney. Two more runs would score for Nashville in the frame and the Sounds led 4-0.

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