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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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Former APSU Gov, Clarksville native Ryne Harper making the most of MLB opportunity

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After nine years and just over 300 games bouncing around in the minor leagues, former Austin Peay State University (APSU) Governors baseball player, and Clarksville native, Ryne Harper is off to a great start in this first action in the major leagues.

In a team-leading 30 appearances so far this season with the Minnesota Twins, Harper is 2-0, with a save, five holds, a 1.93 ERA, and 27 strikeouts to just six walks in 28 innings of work.

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryne Harper (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Ryne Harper (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Sounds beat Texas Rangers 4-3 at First Tennessee Park, Sunday

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds edged the Texas Rangers, 4-3, in front of a record-breaking crowd of 11,824 at First Tennessee Park Sunday afternoon. It was the first Major League exhibition game in Nashville since June 3rd, 1999.

Outfielder Preston Beck provided the difference when he gave the Sounds a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning when he belted a two-run homer into The Band Box off Texas reliever Shawn Kelley.

Taylor Hearn got the starting nod for Nashville and cruised through five innings after a 44-minute rain delay prior to first pitch. Hearn’s lone hiccup came in the first when Texas plated a run on Hunter Pence’s sacrifice fly. The southpaw went five innings and allowed one unearned run on two hits. He walked two and struck out seven.

11,824 Nashville Sounds Fans Take in First Major League Baseball Exhibition Game in Nashville Since 1999. (Nashville Sounds)

11,824 Nashville Sounds Fans Take in First Major League Baseball Exhibition Game in Nashville Since 1999. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds’ Chad Pinder and Renato Nunez Homer for 2-0 win over New Orleans Zephyrs

 

Nashville SoundsNew Orleans, LA – The Nashville Sounds got two solo home runs from Chad Pinder and Renato Nunez in route to their 2-0 series opening win over the New Orleans Zephyrs Saturday night at Zephyrs field.

Renato Nunez and Chad Pinder each sent solo home runs to lead the Sounds to the win. Pinder launched his 14th home run of the season in the top of the first to center to give the Sounds the early 1-0 lead.

Nunez then got in on the fun in the sixth inning as he led off the frame with a solo shot of his own to left to double the Sounds lead to 2-0. The Nunez home run was the 22-year olds team leading 17th home run of the season.

Nashville Sounds Open 12-Game Road Trip With 2-0 Win Over Zephyrs

Nashville Sounds Open 12-Game Road Trip With 2-0 Win Over Zephyrs

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Nashville Sounds pitcher Ross Detwiler throws strong in 7-5 win over Albuquerque Isotopes

 

Nashville SoundsAlbuquerque, NM – Left-hander Ross Detwiler tossed five strong innings in relief to help guide the Nashville Sounds to a 7-5 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes Wednesday night at Isotopes Park.

Fresh off being acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Indians, Detwiler limited the ‘Topes to one run in his five frames after starter Jesse Hahn went one inning in a planned shortened start.

When he entered in the second, the game was even at 0-0 but it didn’t stay that way for long. The first batter Detwiler faced – Ben Paulsen – clubbed a solo homer to right field to give Albuquerque (43-54) a 1-0 lead.

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Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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Instant Peay Play: Four names added to pantheon of APSU Baseball Draft Picks

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – This past week in New York City, Major League Baseball held its annual amateur draft with four Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players having their names called, bring the all-time total to 40 players selected in the draft from APSU since the first Gov was drafted in 1972.

Juniors Ridge Smith (catcher), Logan Gray (third base), Garrett Copeland (second base) and senior pitcher Jared Carkuff were chosen in the 12th, 13th, 30th and 35th rounds, respectively, marking the second time Austin Peay had has as many as four players drafted at one time – and trailing only the 2013 MLB draft were the Govs had five players picked.

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Colby Wilson’s Atlanta Braves Report: Atlanta or the Fish?

 

Atlanta BravesClarksville, TN – The National League East has been a wonderful dumpster fire in 2015, which has been nice for a number of reasons. For one, that the Mets, Major League Baseball’s laughingstock for the past half-decade, not only won the division handily but were the only team that any casual observer would reasonably conclude was run with something approaching competency—a team that was forced to pay a 52-year old man whose last big-league at-bat happened less than a year into George W. Bush’s first term $1.2 million on July 1st—will never not be the best.

But my favorite part has been that the Braves incompetence, which happened by design, pales in comparison to the unintentional bungling by the Marlins and Nationals, with the latter’s season from hell coming to a head last weekend when sentient sack of Quikrete Jonathan Papelbon attempted to do bodily harm to Bryce Harper, who happens to be the best player in the National League.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) connects for a base hit during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) connects for a base hit during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Sounds Joey Wendle Named To All-PCL Team

 

Nashville Sounds Infielder Enjoyed Breakout Year During Debut Season At Triple-A Level

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Nashville Sounds infielder Joey Wendle was named as the second baseman on the 2015 All-Pacific Coast League team today, which was announced by the league office this afternoon.

The 25-year-old has spent the entire season with the Sounds, playing in a team-high 129 games and hitting .287 (156-for-544) with 40 doubles, seven triples, eight home runs, 52 RBIs and 10 steals. He paces the club with 55 extra-base hits and is second with 42 multi-hit games. It was his first season above the Double-A level and his fourth year of professional baseball.

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Nashville Sounds announce Tentative Roster for Opening Day

 

Cy Young Award Winner, Ambidextrous Pitcher Highlight 2015 Squad

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds – entering their first season as the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate – have announced their tentative Opening Day 25-man roster for the 2015 season.

The group is headlined by the presence of a veteran pitching staff, prospects acquired in several offseason trades, 16 players who have made their Major League debut and six members of Oakland’s 40-man roster.

Chris Bassitt is rated as the A’s #5 prospect (as ranked by Baseball America) and will open the season in Nashville’s starting rotation. The right-hander was acquired this offseason in one of several trades made by A’s General Manager Billy Beane.

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Colby Wilson’s Atlanta Braves Report: John Smoltz goes to the MLB Hall of Fame

 

Written by Colby Wilson

I hate these ‘If my life depended on it, I’d do blah blah blah’ scenarios, because no one’s life has ever depended on finding the perfect French dip sandwich or being able to drive from Nashville to Memphis in less than two-and-a-half hours. It’s a very hack way of saying ‘I find this thing to be better than any other of a list of a similar things’, but the first way is more eye-catching, so that’s how most people say it.

Having said that, if my life depended on the outcome of a baseball game, I’d want John Smoltz to get the ball.

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (left) during MLB Winter Meetings at Manchester Grand Hyatt. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (left) during MLB Winter Meetings at Manchester Grand Hyatt. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

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