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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University baseball head coach Gary McClure has named Chal Fanning to his coaching staff, effective immediately.
Most recently an assistant coach at Cuesta College, Fanning takes over as Austin Peay’s pitching coach – a role available after the departure of Joel Mangrum, who left in July to assume a similar position at New Mexico State.
Memphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds ended the 2011 campaign with a 10-2 win over the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds on Labor Day afternoon at AutoZone Park.
Snapping a four-game losing streak with the victory, Nashville (71-72) finished the season with just the franchise’s 12th losing record in 34 years of competition.
Nashville starter Mike Fiers (8-0) ended the 2011 season with another great performance with the mound, not allowing an earned run in his last 19 innings of work over his last three starts. On the afternoon, Fiers gave up two unearned runs on two hits in five innings of work for the win. He struck out four and walked zero.
Memphis, TN – A four-run seventh inning propelled the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds to a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday evening at AutoZone Park.
With the loss, Nashville (70-72) has dropped three games in a row and eight of its last 12 contests.
Nashville was held to seven hits overall and went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Right fielder Brandon Boggs doubled twice while shortstop Eric Farris added two hits and a stolen base.
Albuquerque, NM – Caleb Gindl hit for the cycle while Taylor Green hit a grand slam in a Nashville Sounds’ 9-5 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes in the finale of a four-game series on Sunday night at Isotopes Park.
Gindl became the third and most recent Sound to accomplish the feat in the team’s 34-year history. The right fielder ripped a triple in the second, homered in the third, doubled in the eighth, and completed the feat with a single in the ninth. Gindl went 4-for-5 with three runs scored to join J.R. House (2004) and Tike Redman (2001) as the only players to hit for the cycle in a Sounds uniform.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost an extra-inning, 6-5 contest to division-rival Memphis Redbirds in the finale of a three-game series on Wednesday evening at Greer Stadium. Memphis plated the winning run on a Nashville fielding error in the top of the 13th inning, which snapped a streak of four errorless games for the Sounds.
Nashville (39-47) has played in a PCL-high 41 one-run games this season, going 18-23 in those contests. The Sounds’ 23 one-run losses are most in the PCL and account for nearly half of the club’s total defeats. Nashville also moved to 1-8 in extra-inning play.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds swept the New Orleans Zephyrs with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday evening at Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game set. The win was Nashville’s fifth straight, which matches the club’s longest of the season from June 2nd-6th.
The sweep was Nashville’s first of the season and last since the Sounds swept New Orleans from April 24th-27th, 2010 at Zephyr Field.
The victory gave the Sounds a 12-4 season series win over the Zephyrs, which is also the best mark against an opponent since Nashville went 12-4 against the Round Rock Express (AAA-Astros) in 2007.
Nashville Blows Late Five-Run Lead In Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds endured a heartbreaking end to their road trip on Sunday afternoon at Isotopes Park, blowing a late five-run lead in a 16-14 loss to Albuquerque in the finale of a four-game series.
With the defeat, Nashville (27-35) dropped its third straight game to the Isotopes and wrapped up the road trip with a 4-4 record.
Trailing 14-9 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, Albuquerque rallied to tie the contest with a five-spot in that frame against the Sounds’ bullpen then took the lead with two runs against Donovan Hand in the eighth to claim the come-from-behind victory.
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds lost to the Albuquerque Isoptopes, 5-2, on Saturday evening at Isotopes Park in the third game of a four-game set. The loss was Nashville’s (27-34) third in the last four games.
Albuquerque starting pitcher Randy Keisler (2-2) allowed one run on a season-high seven innings pitched while fanning six for the win. The 35-year-old pitched also drove in the club’s first run from the dish.
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds lost, 5-4, to the New Orleans Zephyrs on Tuesday afternoon at Zephyr Field in the finale of a four-game set. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for Nashville, who took the first three games of the four-game series.
The one-run loss for Nashville (26-32) was the club’s PCL-leading 16th of the season, which has accounted for half of the club’s total defeats.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but came up short in a 7-5 defeat to the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Wednesday night at Greer Stadium.
With the loss, Nashville moves to 21-31 and is only 1-8 in the PCL American Northern Division this season.
The top four batters in the Nashville lineup went a combined 1-for-18, while the 5-8 hitters collected nine hits. Catcher Mike Rivera went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Taylor Green went 3-for-4 with a homer, while Mat Gamel added two doubles.
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