APSU Women’s Softball
Jacksonville, AL – Austin Peay’s softball team got a huge pitching performance from Morgan Brewer Sunday afternoon, in the finale of the three-game Ohio Valley Conference series against Jacksonville State, but in the end it wasn’t enough; as the Lady Govs fell to the Gamecocks in nine innings, 1-0.
Brewer, a sophomore, limited Jacksonville State (31-11, 16-3 OVC) to five hits (all singles) and three walks in her eight-plus innings of work stranding 10 Gamecock runners on base – including runners at second and third in the fourth inning, third base in the fifth and bases loaded in the sixth.
Green Homers Twice To Cap 5-3 Nightcap Win
Papillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader against the division-rival Omaha Storm Chasers on Sunday afternoon at Werner Park, dropping the opener 4-1 before rallying to post a 5-3 win in the nightcap. The twinbill made up Friday evening’s rainout.
Third baseman Taylor Green powered the Sounds to victory in the second contest, belting a pair of solo homers in leading Nashville (6-5) to a 5-3 triumph which snapped the club’s three-game losing skid.
Green (2-for-3) belted a two-out solo homer off Omaha starter Vin Mazzaro in the top of the second inning to give the Sounds a 1-0 lead. The blast was the infielder’s second of the year.
APSU Men’s Baseball
Jacksonville, AL – Center fielder Michael Blanchard’s infield single spurred a five-run ninth inning as Austin Peay State University’s baseball team rallied to score a 7-2 come-from-behind, Ohio Valley Conference victory against Jacksonville State, Sunday, at Rudy Abbott Field.
Austin Peay (17-18, 7-4 OVC) tied the game, 2-2, in the eighth courtesy of first baseman John Hogan’s single to bring home outfielder Jon Clinard. At the time it was just the Govs’ sixth hit of the contest.
Fort Campbell, KY – Every day, the youth in the Fort Campbell community volunteer their time to ensure the well being of their friends and neighbors. They do everything from volunteering as Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army during the holidays to being role models to our Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) children at Camp We Can.
These examples just scratch the surface of what Youth Volunteers do for our community. They are local heroes for the time and effort that they devote. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged a Dickson County man with criminal homicide for the April 1st, 2011 murder of a 79-year-old woman in her home in Dickson, Tennessee.
APSU Men’s Tennis
Paducah, KY – Experience outlasted youth in Sunday’s Ohio Valley Conference Tennis Championship match as Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team dropped a 4-1 match to Eastern Kentucky.
As regular-season champions, the Colonels (21-4) entered the tournament as the outright favorite, sporting an undefeated league record and a team comprised of juniors and seniors. In fact, the 2011 title was the second-straight for EKU and, like they did last season, the Colonels will represent the OVC in the NCAA Tennis Championships.
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Multimedia on a patrol high up in Chowkay District’s Dewegal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. Insurgents were mortaring Combat Outpost Fortress and orchestrating their attacks on International Security Assistance Forces and civilians alike from deep within the valley. «Read the rest of this article»
APSU Men’s Golf
Muncie, IN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team had to settle for a sixth-place finish at Ball State’s Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational.
The Govs dropped one spot, but still managed to finish ahead of Ohio Valley Conference rival Eastern Kentucky, who came in at 11th. Host Ball State won the event with a three-round 1104, followed by Bowling Green (1113), Northern Illinois (1120), Marshall (1123) and Wright State (1135) to round out the top five. The Govs 1143 was 14 strokes better than the Colonels.
Clarksville, TN – Due to unseasonably chilly weather and a blustery wind, the third day of Rivers and Spires looked like it was going to end with a whimper rather than a bang, the victim of the unpredictable spring weather. However as the afternoon wore on, more and more people showed up to enjoy all that the festival had to offer. “The crowd hung in even though we had monsoon winds and rains, and I think it says a lot about this festival, and how much people enjoy it” said Festival Manager Doug Barber.
Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist
Next week, we’ll get some important housing figures. March is a critical month for home sales and homebuilding activity, as the spring season gets underway. The Index of Leading Economic Indicators is expected to be up slightly in March, as components were mixed (consumer expectations sank sharply). Friday, April 22nd is a holiday. «Read the rest of this article»
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