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Nashville Sounds get 8-5 home win against Memphis Redbirds

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds beat the Memphis Redbirds 8-5 in front of 10,442 fans to give Sounds Manager Jason Wood his 600th career win in professional baseball. Zack Granite hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth to break a 4-4 tie to win the game for Nashville.

The Redbirds scored in the top of the first when Drew Robinson hit a double and scored on a single by Andrew Knizner to put Memphis up 1-0. Robinson would extend the Memphis lead 2-0 on a solo home run in the top of the third inning.

Zach Granite's Late Grand Slam Breaks Tie to Give Nashville Sounds the Win over Memphis Redbirds Thursday night. (Nashville Sounds)

Zach Granite’s Late Grand Slam Breaks Tie to Give Nashville Sounds the Win over Memphis Redbirds Thursday night. (Nashville Sounds)

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Eastern Illinois picked to win Ohio Valley Conference Football Title; Austin Peay picked last

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCNashville, TN – For the first time since the 2007 season Eastern Illinois has been picked the favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference football race.

The defending champion Panthers picked up 12 of the 18 first-place votes in the 2013 poll which is a vote of league head coaches and sports information directors.

Eastern Illinois Football picked to win OVC. (OVC Sports)

Eastern Illinois Football picked to win OVC. (OVC Sports)

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Austin Peay Governors Football commit costly penalties in 31-6 loss to UT Martin Skyhawks

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Derek Carr threw for 266 yards and two first-half touchdowns to lead UT Martin to a 31-6 victory, Saturday night, in Ohio Valley Conference action in Governors Stadium.

The Govs remain winless at 0-4, including 0-2 in OVC play. They also are 0-2 in Sergeant York Trophy contests.

Austin Peay's Terrence Oliver rushed for 68 yards Saturday night against the UT Martin Skyhawks. The Governors had 175 rushing yards total on the night.

Austin Peay’s Terrence Oliver rushed for 68 yards Saturday night against the UT Martin Skyhawks. The Governors had 175 rushing yards total on the night.

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Austin Peay Governors Football host UT Martin Skyhawks in first home game of the season

 

Austin Peay vs. UT Martin

Sept. 22nd, 2012 • 6:00pm • Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – After a trio of difficult road games to open the season, Austin Peay finally will play its first home contest when UT Martin comes to town, 6:00pm, Saturday, in Governors Stadium.

The 0-3 Govs are in desperate need of a victory. APSU is coming off a 34-14 loss at Tennessee State where the Govs held a lead at halftime. In fact, the Govs were outscored 20-0 in the final half of their first Ohio Valley Conference game.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Austin Peay Governors vs. UT Martin

 

October 8th, 2011 • 2:00pm CDT
Martin, TN • Hardy M. Graham Stadium (8,500)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Saturday’s victory against Tennessee State allowed Austin Peay to open 2-0 in the OVC for the first time since 1977, the same season the Govs opened 3-0 for the last time.

When APSU rallied from being down 27-6, that 21-point deficit was the largest overcome by the Governors in school history. The previous largest deficit was 17 points, October 28th, 1978, when the Governors rallied from a 17-0 deficit to defeat Middle Tennessee, 28-17.

Stansell kicking the game winning field goal against Tennessee State. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

Stansell kicking the game winning field goal against Tennessee State. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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Sounds Lose Second Straight To I-Cubs, 3-2

 

Almonte Homers For Lone Nashville Runs In Contest

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds suffered their second consecutive loss to the division-leading Iowa Cubs on Sunday afternoon, falling 3-2 at Principal Park.

With the defeat, the Sounds (66-62) dropped a season-high eight games behind the I-Cubs with only 16 games remaining on their schedule.

Nashville out-hit Iowa in the game, 8-6, but finished just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base on the afternoon.

After the Sounds left runners in scoring position in each of the first two frames, Iowa took a 1-0 lead in the second on Bryan LaHair’s RBI single off Nashville starter Marty McLeary (6-8), who drew the loss despite a quality start effort (6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R). «Read the rest of this article»

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High-Scoring Series Continues As Vegas Routs Sounds, 19-8

 

Nashville Matches Franchise Record For Runs Allowed In Contest

Nashville SoundsLas Vegas, NV – The Nashville Sounds entered the record books in the wrong way on Tuesday evening, matching the highest single-game run total allowed in franchise history in a 19-8 loss to the Las Vegas 51s at Cashman Field.

The 19 Las Vegas runs marked the third overall time an opponent has produced that output against Nashville in the Sounds’ 33-year history and the first time since the Iowa Cubs plated 19 on August 21, 1989. The 51s’ 20 hits on the night were one shy of the most ever produced by a Sounds opponent in a single game.

Las Vegas broke open a 5-5 game with a nine-run sixth inning en route to its victory.

The clubs combined for 27 runs and 33 hits in the contest, including 19 extra-base knocks. Nashville’s seven doubles, including three by Mat Gamel, matched a season high and were one shy of the single-game franchise record.

The teams combined for 11 individual multiple-hit efforts in the tilt. Las Vegas shortstop Mike McCoy went 5-for-5, including a home run and a double, to lead all batters. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Take 4-2 Finale from Express

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN -– The Nashville Sounds derailed the Round Rock Express, 4-2, on Tuesday night at historic Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game set.

Luis Cruz recorded his team-leading ninth three-hit game of the season in the win, while Mat Gamel and Adam Stern each added two hits.

Winners of the last three games and six of the last seven contests against Round Rock, Nashville’s (59-51) victory tonight knotted the season series, 8-8.

The Sounds scored first for 68th time this season, as second baseman Eric Farris smacked a double down the first base line and scored as Mat Gamel hit a bloop single to centerfield. The RBI was Gamel’s 22nd RBI in the last 16 games.

Nashville plated another run in the next inning as Luis Cruz and Adam Stern hit consecutive single to open the frame. Cruz advanced to third on a wild pitch from Express starter Yorman Bazardo and came home for a 2-0 lead on an infield groundout from Ben Johnson. «Read the rest of this article»

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Gamel Belts Two Homers in Sounds’ 11-8 Series-Opening Win

 

Narron  Wins Fifth Straight Start For Nashville

Nashville SoundsAlbuquerque, NM – Third baseman Mat Gamel belted a pair of homers and drove in four runs to lead the Nashville Sounds to an 11-8 victory in a slugfest against Albuquerque on Friday evening at Isotopes Park in the opener of a four-game series.

The win was the second in a row against the Isotopes for Nashville (53-46). The Sounds went an efficient 7-for-9 with runners in scoring position in the contest.

Gamel paced a 14-hit Sounds attack with his 4-for-5 evening that including four RBIs, four runs scored, and his sixth and seventh roundtrippers of the season.

Left-hander Sam Narron (6-3) picked up a victory in his fifth straight start for Nashville, the longest win streak by a Sounds hurler this season. The 6-foot-7 southpaw allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 11 hits over 5 2/3 frames in the hitter-friendly environment. «Read the rest of this article»

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Isotopes defeat Sounds, 9-7

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds endured a 9-7 defeat at the hands of the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday evening at historic Greer Stadium in a contest that featured more runs scored (16) than total hits (14).

The loss was the second in a row for Nashville (51-45) following a three-game win streak and dropped the Sounds a game and a half behind first-place Iowa, which swept a doubleheader against Oklahoma City.

The game got off to a sloppy start as the teams played a 37-minute first inning that including nine runs scored on only two hits. The clubs combined for four errors, five walks, a wild pitch, and a passed ball in the opening frame.

Sounds pitcher Chris Waters suffered through a disastrous start as Albuquerque plated six first-inning runs using only one hit. The left-hander matched his season high for walks in a game within the first seven batters of the contest, issuing five free passes over that stretch including one with the bases loaded. «Read the rest of this article»

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