Topic: New Orleans
Knoxville, TN - After the Southeastern Conference Office unveiled this year’s league schedule on Tuesday, Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced her team’s 2013-14 slate. UT also revealed it will retire Candace Parker’s jersey on January 2nd prior to the LSU game.
The defending SEC champion Lady Volunteers, who were 27-8 in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, will play 18 regular-season games vs. teams that saw postseason action a year ago. That group includes 11 teams that made the NCAA Tournament and five that played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
Clarksville, TN - With Austin Peay State University football set to open camp this weekend, new head coach Kirby Cannon has announced two promotions within his staff.
Longtime defensive coordinator Granville Eastman now has the title of assistant head coach while Marcus Gildersleeve, who has been an offensive assistant for the past seven seasons, now will hold the title of offensive coordinator.
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds powered past the New Orleans Zephyrs with a big first inning Sunday night at Zephyr Field to set up the 7-1 victory and the team’s second road series win of the year: taking the four-game set three games to one.
Sounds outfielders Khris Davis and Cole Garner provided the two extra-base knocks that gave Nashville the early 6-0 advantage. With one out and the bases loaded, Davis hit a double off the right-field wall for the first three runs of the inning.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Sounds lost 3-2 to the Memphis Redbirds Sunday night at Greer Stadium in the deciding contest of the 16-game season series. The loss gives the Redbirds their first Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup Series Championship, winning the season series versus the Sounds nine games to seven.
The Sounds entered the year as defending champs and would have retained the cup with a series split. With two-outs in the top of the sixth inning, the Redbirds touched Sounds starting pitcher Chris Narveson (2-6) for two run-scoring singles to take the 3-2 lead. Chad Huffman hit a single to centerfield to tie the game and Audry Perez followed with the go-ahead knock, his first Triple-A hit, which proved to be the game winner.
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds rallied to overcome five home runs delivered by the New Orleans Zephyrs Tuesday afternoon at Zephyr Field to win the series finale 7-5.
Down 4-2 in the eighth, the Sounds worked the bases loaded with no outs to spark the beginning of their late-game rally. Catcher Anderson De La Rosa cut the Z’s lead to one by nubbing an RBI ground out to first base, scoring Hainley Statia, who singled to lead off the frame.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Sounds suffered their league-leading 17th one-run defeat on Sunday afternoon at Zephyr Field, falling 2-1 to New Orleans.
Nashville managed only three hits on the afternoon and New Orleans hurlers combined to retire the final 15 Sounds batters in order to close out the contest.
Right-hander Hiram Burgos made a rehab start for the Sounds but it was an abbreviated one-inning outing due the onset of a lengthy rain delay. He allowed one hit and walked a batter during a scoreless 22-pitch frame.
Nashville, TN - Right-hander Johnny Hellweg worked six scoreless frames and combined with a pair of relievers on a shutout in the Nashville Sounds’ 1-0 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Saturday evening at Zephyr Field in the opener of a four-game series.
With its fourth shutout win of the year, Nashville (26-50) snapped a four-game skid despite being out-hit, 8-4, on the evening.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Sounds rode the arm of starting pitcher Zach Kroenke (4-8) Monday night at Greer Stadium to hold off the New Orleans Zephyrs in the series finale, avoiding the four-game series sweep with the 5-3 victory.
Kroenke, in his first start since June 2nd, held the Zephyrs scoreless through six innings of work to pick up his fourth win and fourth quality start in his last five starts for Nashville. The lefty fired six strikeouts to New Orleans, allowing only three hits and one walk. He tossed 69 pitches, 47 for strikes.
Nashville, TN – Right-hander Johnny Hellweg turned in an impressive Triple-A debut, hurling five scoreless frames and combining with a pair of relievers on a four-hit shutout in the Nashville Sounds’ 6-0 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.
Hellweg (1-0) allowed only two hits in his five frames, striking out three batters and walking one in his 69-pitch effort. The fireballer retired the first 11 batters in succession before Bryan Petersen doubled with two outs in the top of the fourth inning.
Nashville, TN – First baseman Hunter Morris enjoyed a solid Triple-A debut on a rainy Thursday evening at Greer Stadium, homering and driving in four runs to power the Nashville Sounds to a 5-4 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs in their season opener.
Morris — the 2012 Southern League Most Valuable Player who finished second in the minors in RBIs a year ago– started this season seemingly where he left off, going 2-for-4 with a double and homer to go along with his four RBIs.
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