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Iowa Cubs rally to beat Nashville Sounds, 8-4

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds fall to the Iowa Cubs Sunday night at First Tennessee Park 8-4. The Sounds offense only managed four hits in the contest. The game was tied until the top of the sixth inning when the Cubs scored three runs and then scored two more in the ninth.

Matt Davidson took the lead for Nashville in the bottom of the first inning. After Willie Calhoun walked, Davidson hit his long ball over the right-center field wall to give the Sounds a 2-0 advantage early. But Iowa tied the game in the top of the third inning when Erick Castillo hit a two-run double to score Zack Short and Trent Giambrone.

Nashville Sounds Limited to Four Hits Sunday night, Fail to Sweep Iowa Cubs. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Limited to Four Hits Sunday night, Fail to Sweep Iowa Cubs. (Nashville Sounds)

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San Antonio Missions roll past Nashville Sounds, 11-1

 

Nashville SoundsSan Antonio, TX – San Antonio Missions score six runs in the fifth inning and keep scoring in 11-1 blow out win over Nashville Sounds Monday night. Two-time MLB All-Star Gio Gonzalez made a rehab start for San Antonio and allowed the only run to Nashville.

San Antonio scored first in the bottom of the first when Trent Grisham hit a lead-off homer on a fly ball to right-center field, giving the Missions a 1-0 lead. Nashville’s starting pitcher Seth Maness pitched well after that, getting the Missions to ground into double plays in three of the first four innings.

Nashville Sounds Allows Six Runs in Fifth Inning, Giving Winning Momentum to San Antonio Missions. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Allows Six Runs in Fifth Inning, Giving Winning Momentum to San Antonio Missions. (Nashville Sounds)

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Instant Peay Play: Eleven former APSU Govs continue to shine in pro baseball leagues as MLB All-Star week approaches

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With one week to go before Major League Baseball takes a pause for its annual mid-season All-Start Game, 11 former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players are still getting it done on pro baseball fields around America and in international leagues.

Currently, two former Govs pitchers Shawn Kelley (Texas Rangers) and Ryne Harper (Minnesota Twins) are on MLB rosters, with Kelley leading the team with 11 saves — as the team’s closer – while also having three wins in five decisions and a 2.79 ERA, while Harper has made the most of his first action in the majors in posting a 3-1 record with a save and a 2.97 ERA as a set-up man out of the bullpen.

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (27) throws against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Shawn Kelley (27) throws against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Sounds fall to Oklahoma City Dodgers, 13-6

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – On Sunday night, the Oklahoma City Dodgers beat the Nashville Sounds 13-6 at First Tennessee Park. The Dodgers hit five home runs to highlight their offensive night.

The rout started in the first inning when Gavin Lux hit a leadoff homer in the first inning. The Sounds did respond with a run in the bottom half of the inning to have the game tied at 1-1 into the second inning.

The Dodgers scored the next 12 runs from innings two through five. Four runs came in the second inning on four hits to put them up 5-1. They scored two more runs in the third inning on back-to-back home runs by Jon Kemmer and Jake Peter to make it 7-1.

Oklahoma City Dodgers Offense Explodes for 13 Runs, 21 Hits against Nashville Sounds Sunday night. (Nashville Sounds)

Oklahoma City Dodgers Offense Explodes for 13 Runs, 21 Hits against Nashville Sounds Sunday night. (Nashville Sounds)

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Errors costly in Nashville Sounds loss to Las Vegas Aviators

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds committed four errors that resulted in multiple runs for the Las Vegas Aviators who won 9-4 at First Tennessee Park Thursday night.

Nashville’s defense committed two errors in the first inning, helping Las Vegas to a 1-0 lead, and two more errors in the eighth inning as the Aviators extended their lead from 7-4 to 9-4. Las Vegas committed three errors in a sloppy contest.

Esmerling Vasquez started for Nashville and committed both miscues in the opening inning.

Nashville Sounds and Las Vegas Aviators to Play Rubber Match Friday Night. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds and Las Vegas Aviators to Play Rubber Match Friday Night. (Nashville Sounds)

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APSU Baseball’s Parker Phillips named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

 

APSU BaseballGreenboro, NCParker Phillips, alumnus with Austin Peay State University baseball, continued to earn attention for his record breaking campaign with his recognition to the 2019 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-Region Teams, Wednesday. Phillips was a First-Team All-South selection as voted on the by the region’s head coaches.

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APSU Baseball’s Parker Phillips, Greg Leban picked in 2019 MLB Draft

 

APSU BaseballNew York City, NY – Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team’s Parker Phillips and pitcher Greg Leban saw their names on the draft board during Day 3 of the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft, which concluded Wednesday, May 5th.

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Nashville Sounds kick off 14 Game Homestand, Tuesday

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball begins a 13 day, 14 game homestand at First Tennessee Park on Tuesday, May 17th.

In the longest homestand of the season, the Sounds welcome the Memphis Redbirds for four games from May 21st-24th, the Round Rock Express for a six-game series from May 25th-29th and the New Orleans Baby Cakes in a four-game set from May 30th-June 2nd.

Below is a preview for the eight-game homestand.

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Nashville Sounds suffer 6-4 loss at Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – Matt Davidson and Willie Calhoun belted home runs for the Nashville Sounds but it wasn’t enough in a 6-4 loss to the Iowa Cubs Wednesday night at Principal Park in Des Moines.

Davidson’s solo blast came in the second inning and was his fifth of the season. Calhoun’s was a three-run shot in the top of the ninth to make it interesting. It was Calhoun’s fourth long ball of the season with Nashville.

Iowa got on the board right way against Nashville starter Phillips Valdez. With two outs and runners at first and second in the opening inning, Cubs’ third baseman Cristhian Adames singled to left field but the ball got past Calhoun and to the wall. Both runners came around to score to help Iowa build an early 2-0 lead.

Nashville Sounds have lost Six of Last Seven Games. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds have lost Six of Last Seven Games. (Nashville Sounds)

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APSU Baseball hosts Middle Tennessee, Tuesday

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball team opens a five-game homestand when it hosts Middle Tennessee in a 6:00pm, Tuesday, March 26th contest on Joe Maynard Field at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball returns home to take on Middle Tennessee, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball returns home to take on Middle Tennessee, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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