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Nashville Sounds announces Coaching Staff for 2020 Season

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Darwin Barney has been named the manager of the Nashville Sounds as announced today by the Texas Rangers. Barney is set to become the 30th manager in franchise history.

Barney, 34, will be making his professional coaching and managerial debut. The Oregon native played parts of eight seasons in the big leagues. He spent time with the Chicago Cubs (2010-14), Los Angeles Dodgers (2014-15) and the Toronto Blue Jays (2015-17).

Nashville Sounds manager Darwin Barney

Nashville Sounds manager Darwin Barney

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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Baseball Gov Tyler Rogers makes history in call up to the big leagues

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When Tyler Rogers got the call he had been waiting for from the San Francisco Giants letting him know that he was finally going to get his shot to pitch in the major leagues, a little over a week ago after almost seven seasons tolling around in the minor leagues, the former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball player also became a part of Major League history.

In making it to the Giants major league roster, Tyler joins his twin brother Taylor (pitcher for the Minnesota Twins) as only the 10th pair of twin brothers in history to both play in the Major Leagues and only the eighth overall to do so in the same year.

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Tyler Rogers (71) pitches during the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. (Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Tyler Rogers (71) pitches during the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. (Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

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Austin Peay State University to induct four in 2019 to APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Two integral pieces of Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) early-century success on the diamond, a volleyball dynamo from the Left Coast and an all-conference football player from back in Austin Peay’s days in the Volunteer State Athletic Conference whose philanthropic reach has matched his talents on the gridiron will make up the four-person 2019 Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame induction class.

Greg Bachman, Matt Reynolds, Nikki Doyle, Hendricks Fox to be inducted into Austin Peay Athletic Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Greg Bachman, Matt Reynolds, Nikki Doyle, Hendricks Fox to be inducted into Austin Peay Athletic Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds return to First Tennessee Park Tuesday for Seven Game Homestand

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns to First Tennessee Park for a seven-game homestand set to begin on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.

The Sounds welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Reno Aces, for a three-game series from June 5th-7th.

Following the Aces, the Sounds welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, the Tacoma Rainiers, for a four-game set from June 8th-11th.

Below is a preview for each game of the homestand.

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Dodging the Roadkill: A Day Trip To West Tennessee

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Some of the best times I’ve had on my motorcycle have been in my own back yard.  Living in Tennessee presents me with beautiful countryside, navigated on back country roads for miles and miles.  I’m able to cross up into Kentucky, or down to Alabama and the roads and beautiful scenery just keep unfolding in front of me.

When I bought my first Harley last year, I traveled to San Marcos Texas. The first leg of my trip was to travel down Highway 79 and keep off of the Interstate.  I discovered beautiful roads, amazing countryside, quaint little towns and miles and miles of open road.

Before I knew it, I was in Memphis.

The Ballpark at Jackson

The Ballpark at Jackson

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My Two Cents: A Night With The Jackson Generals

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterJackson, TN – During a family vacation this summer, my family and I were blessed to meet a remarkable young man named Dusty Stanfill.  He was born facing challenges that most of us couldn’t imagine.  You can read his story here. I remember that all he talked about was his beloved baseball team, the Jackson Generals.  

Since returning from vacation, I had been trying to figure out a way to pay him a visit, so what better way than to surprise him at a baseball game.  So, working with some fabulous people at the Jackson Generals, I straddled the Harley and took off.

The Ballpark at Jackson. (Tyler Springs)

The Ballpark at Jackson. (Tyler Springs)

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APSU update on Governors at the Professional Baseball Level

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Professional baseball has reached the All Star Break and you can find a record 13 Governors alumni playing professional baseball level, including two at the Major League level.

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2017 Nashville Sounds Coaching Staff

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds 2017 coaching staff has been announced by the Oakland Athletics and is highlighted by new Manager, Ryan Christenson.

Christenson, 42, will manage at the Triple-A level for the first time after leading the Double-A Midland RockHounds to Texas League titles in 2015 and 2016.

The 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year, Christenson enters his fifth season in the Oakland organization. His coaching staff will consist of pitching coach Rick Rodriguez, hitting coach Eric Martins, athletic trainer Brad LaRosa and strength and conditioning coach Henry Torres. Rodriguez, Martins and LaRosa were members of the 2016 Sounds coaching staff.

Ryan Christenson to Lead the Sounds after Winning 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year

Ryan Christenson to Lead the Sounds after Winning 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year

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Nashville Sounds return home Friday for Eight Games at First Tennessee Park

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds begin an eight-game homestand on Friday, August 12th when they welcome the Triple-A Affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks – the Reno Aces – to First Tennessee Park.

Following the series against the Aces, the Sounds host the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners – the Tacoma Rainiers – for four games from August 16th-19th.

Two Fireworks Shows, Rickey Henderson and Dale Murphy Appearances Highlight Nashville Sounds Homestand at First Tennessee Park.

Two Fireworks Shows, Rickey Henderson and Dale Murphy Appearances Highlight Nashville Sounds Homestand at First Tennessee Park.

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Colby Wilson’s Braves Report: Out of the Desert

 

Atlanta BravesClarksville, TN – It was hard not to feel as though Christmas had come early when news of the Shelby Miller deal broke.

A Dansby Swanson? All for me? And an Aaron Blair for my pitching collection? And wow… an Ender Inciarte! I’ve never had one of those! Oh here, I got you a Shelby Miller… slightly used. Hmm, I feel kinda bad about that now. Want a gift card?

If I knew any Diamonbacks fans, I probably would’ve felt bad for them. They’ve now mortgaged three first-round picks—including Swanson, the No. 1 overall in 2015—and a legitimately exciting defensive outfielder for Shelby Miller, a marginal pitching prospect and the right not to pay Bronson Arroyo any more money. The franchise is going for it, which is an exciting phrase to hear—it was also the same phrase Braves fans heard when Atlanta acquired the Upton’s, and that didn’t turn out all that well.

The Atlanta Braves trade pitcher Shelby Miller to the Arizona Diamondbacks for outfielder Ender Inciarte along with minor-league prospects Dansby Swanson and Aaron Blair. (Brett Davis-  USA TODAY Sports)

The Atlanta Braves trade pitcher Shelby Miller to the Arizona Diamondbacks for outfielder Ender Inciarte along with minor-league prospects Dansby Swanson and Aaron Blair. (Brett Davis- USA TODAY Sports)

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