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Nashville Sounds notch fifth shutout in fifth straight win

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds used stellar pitching to extend their winning streak to five games with a 1-0 win over the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park Thursday night.

It took 10 innings to get the job done as the Sounds clinched their third straight series win after dropping the season-opening series in New Orleans.

Using baseball’s new pace of game rules, the top of the 10th began with pinch-runner Melvin Mercedes at third base in a 0-0 game. Mercedes moved to third on Slade Heathcott’s infield single. With runners at the corners, Anthony Garcia bounced into a 6-4 fielder’s choice to score Mercedes with the eventual winning run.

Nashville Sounds Fifth Shutout is Second-Most in Professional Baseball. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Fifth Shutout is Second-Most in Professional Baseball. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds shutout Round Rock Express, 4-0

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Left-hander Dillon Overton threw 7 1/3 dominant innings to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 4-0 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 6,081 fans Monday night at First Tennessee Park.

The Sounds (42-28) took three games from the Express (38-32) in the five-game series and now lead the American Southern Division by four games at the midway point of the 2016 season.

The 7 1/3 innings set a career-high for Overton who improved to 8-4 on the season with the win. He has gone 25 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run. Over his last seven starts, he’s 7-0 with a miniscule 1.40 ERA covering 45 innings.

Nashville Sounds Lead the Division by Four Games at the Midway Point

Nashville Sounds Lead the Division by Four Games at the Midway Point

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors facing Kansas, history in NCAA Tournament

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After making a history-making run through the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament last week, Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team will have to face a history making challenge once again in the NCAA Tournament.

The Governors (18-17) were the first eighth-seed to win the OVC Tournament championship, winning four games in four days, but now a bigger undertaking awaits them as a 16-seed and having to go up against the NCAA Tournament’s overall number-one seed Kansas (30-4).

Austin Peay Governors pose for a group photo following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Austin Peay Governors pose for a group photo following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game against the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks at Municipal Auditorium. Austin Peay won 83-73. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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Breigh Jones to represent APSU at Junior Pan Am Games

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – When classes start next week at Austin Peay State University, rising sophomore Breigh Jones will have one of the best ‘What did you do this summer?’ stories.

That’s because Jones will be returning from representing Team USA at the 2013 Junior Pan American Games in Medellin, Colombia, August 23rd-25th. The Memphis Tennessee native will compete as part of the 4x400m relay team.

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Nashville Sounds slip 6-4 to Iowa Cubs

 

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds twice pulled to within one run of the Iowa Cubs Thursday night at Principal Park, but never got over the hump, losing by the final score of 6-4.

Sounds pitcher Frankie De La Cruz (1-7), in his first start since May 24th, allowed a quick 3-0 lead to the Cubs in the first inning. With runners on first and second, infielder Junior Lake pushed a single past a diving Blake Davis to score Iowa’s first run. Shortstop Donnie Murphy, 3-for-3, followed with a double down the right-field line to plate two more runs.

Nashville Sounds right-hander Frankie De La Cruz  (Mike Strasinger - sportsnashville.net)

Nashville Sounds right-hander Frankie De La Cruz (Mike Strasinger – sportsnashville.net)

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Nashville Sounds get 5-3 win over New Orleans Zephyrs

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, 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 Sounds' Anderson De La Ros. (Michael Strasinger - sportsnetwork.net)

Nashville Sounds’ Anderson De La Ros. (Michael Strasinger – sportsnetwork.net)

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Austin Peay State University’s Chantelle Grey to compete in Drake Relays

 

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior Chantelle Grey will run the 800m at the Drake Relays, 1:51pm (CT), Friday, at Drake Stadium.

Grey, who ranks 33rd in the NCAA East in the event, will face some of the nation’s toughest competition at this meet.

APSU Lady Govs Track and Fields Chantelle Grey. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

APSU Lady Govs Track and Fields Chantelle Grey. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds lose to Omaha Storm Chasers 5-3

 

Nashville Losing Streak Extends to Nine with Loss to Division Leaders

Nashville SoundsPapillion, NE – The Nashville Sounds’ early-season woes continued on Tuesday afternoon at Werner Park as the club dropped its ninth straight game, a 5-3 defeat at the hands of the division-leading Omaha Storm Chasers in the finale of a four-game series.

Nashville (4-16), which has been swept in consecutive four-game series by the Oklahoma City RedHawks and Omaha, has matched the longest losing streak in the franchise’s Pacific Coast League era (1998-present) with its current nine-game skid.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Sounds Drop Homestand Finale To Isotopes, 9-5

 

Robinson Grand Slam Highlights Albuquerque Win

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds closed out their homestand with a 9-5 loss to the Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday evening at Greer Stadium.

With the victory, Albuquerque took three of five in the series against the Sounds (43-52) and won the season series between the clubs by a 10-6 margin.

Five of Nashville’s eight hits on the night went for extra bases, including a pair of doubles off the bat of Erick Almonte.

The Sounds jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a pair of first-inning runs against Albuquerque starter John Ely.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Dillard Deals As Sounds Close Homestand With 5-1 Win

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Tim Dillard tossed eight magnificent innings on the hill as the Nashville Sounds closed out their penultimate homestand with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in front of 7,409 fans on Friday evening at Greer Stadium.

With the series finale win, Nashville (66-60) took three of four from the Sky Sox and finished its homestand with a 4-4 mark. The Sounds have temporarily pulled within 5 ½ games of the first-place Iowa Cubs, who they visit for a crucial series beginning on Saturday.

Dillard (4-6) held Colorado Springs to one run on only two hits over his eight innings of work to improve to 3-1 in five starts for the Sounds. The right-hander struck out seven batters and walked none in his 98-pitch outing, allowing his lone run on a Brad Eldred homer.

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