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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football continues to shine in National Spotlight

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Sometimes when you have been in the shadows for years and then finally get to step into the spotlight you could freeze like a deer in the headlights, or maybe even turn and head back into the safety of the darkness.

But you can also be like the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team these past few weeks and continue to shine in showing your worthiness to belong under the bright lights and national spotlight.

The Austin Peay State University football team made the trip West, knocking off #4 National Seed Sacramento State, 42-28, to advance to the FCS Quarterfinals. (APSU Sports Information)

The Austin Peay State University football team made the trip West, knocking off #4 National Seed Sacramento State, 42-28, to advance to the FCS Quarterfinals. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football defeats Sacramento State 42-28

 

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Sacramento, CA –  Do you believe in the Govs yet? Behind quarterback JaVaughn Craig’s 158-yard rushing performance, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team scored early and often then salted the game away late to stun No. 4 seeded Sacramento State, 42-28, Saturday night in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Division I Football Championship at Hornet Field.

Austin Peay State University Football beats Sacramento State 42-28 in the FCS Playoffs. APSU advances to face No. 3 seed Montana State in quarterfinals. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football beats Sacramento State 42-28 in the FCS Playoffs. APSU advances to face No. 3 seed Montana State in quarterfinals. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football travels to Sacramento State for next FCS Playoffs game

 

Austin Peay (10-3 | 7-1 OVC) at Sacramento State (9-3 | 7-1 Big Sky)

Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 8:00pm CT
Sacramento, CA | Hornet Stadium

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – A first-ever trip west of the Rocky Mountains is on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team travel itinerary as they travel to California for an 8:00pm (CT), Saturday, December 7th game against Sacramento State in the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship.

Austin Peay State University Football continues FCS Playoffs journey when the Govs travel to California to take on Sacramento State, Saturday. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football continues FCS Playoffs journey when the Govs travel to California to take on Sacramento State, Saturday. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds roar back from behind then hold off Sacramento River cats for Win

 

Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – The Nashville Sounds fell behind in the first half of the game, then came roaring back in seventh for seven runs to defeat the Sacramento River Cats 13-10.

The first runs of the game came from the Sounds in the top of the second inning. Patrick Wisdom led off with a double and Eli White traded places with him, hitting a double himself to score the first run. White would later score on an error to make it 2-0 early.

Sacramento grabbed lead immediately in the bottom of the second inning. Francisco Pena hit a solo home run to give the River Cats their first run. Levi Michael hit a two-run double to take the lead later in the inning to give Sacramento the 3-2 lead.

Nashville Sounds Score Seven Runs in the Seventh Inning to Defeat the Sacramento River Cats Tuesday night. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Score Seven Runs in the Seventh Inning to Defeat the Sacramento River Cats Tuesday night. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds score in Ninth for 3-2 win over Sacramento River Cats

 

Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – The Nashville Sounds get the go ahead run from a Nick Solak solo home run at the top of the ninth to defeat the Sacramento River Cats Monday night at Raley Field.

Solak’s clutch homer was part of a huge night for the Sounds second baseman. The blast came on a 1-1 pitch off Sacramento reliever Dan Winkler. Solak went 3-for-4 with the home run and a double. His single in the fifth inning extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Nashville played from behind for most of the game after Sacramento’s Zach Green launched a two-run homer to left field off Seth Maness in the bottom of the first inning.

Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Nick Solak Snaps Late Tie with Go-Ahead Blast against Sacramento River Cats. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Nick Solak Snaps Late Tie with Go-Ahead Blast against Sacramento River Cats. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds suffer 3-2 loss to Sacramento River Cats

 

Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – The Sacramento River Cats defeat Nashville Sounds 3-2 in a walk off at Raley Field Saturday Sunday afternoon. The Sounds had been 4-0 on their seven-game California trip and had not trailed at any point before the River Cats scored in the ninth inning to end the game.

The Sounds grabbed a 2-0 lead in the fourth, as Ronald Guzman blasted a two-run homer to right field to break a scoreless tie. The Sounds now have homered in 13 consecutive games and hit 25 in that span.

Starter Tim Dillard, in his first outing since a nine-inning complete game, gave the Sounds another good outing. He yielded one run – a Joe McCarthy homer in the fifth inning – on five hits over 5 1/3 frames in the no-decision.

Nashville Sounds suffers walk-off defeat in Game 2 against Sacramento River Cats to end 4-game win streak. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds suffers walk-off defeat in Game 2 against Sacramento River Cats to end 4-game win streak. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds crush Sacramento River Cats, 13-3

 

Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – The Nashville Sounds crushed a season-high six home runs on Saturday night, including two more from Patrick Wisdom, and routed the Sacramento River Cats 13-3 in the opener of a four-game set at Raley Field. The Sounds are 4-0 so far on their seven-game California road trip and haven’t trailed at any point.

The game was tied 1-1 in the third when the Sounds began their home run barrage. Andy Ibanez and Nick Solak each hit a two-run homer off Justin Haley to make it 5-1. Then Wisdom homered for the sixth consecutive game, going back-to-back with Solak for a 6-1 advantage. Zack Granite later added an RBI single in the six-run frame.

Nashville Sounds Wisdom hits two of team's season-high six home runs against Sacramento River Cats. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Wisdom hits two of team’s season-high six home runs against Sacramento River Cats. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds blow past Sacramento River Cats 9-3

 

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Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – Daniel Gossett dealt and the offense mashed as the Sounds capped off their eight-game road trip with a 9-3 handling of the Sacramento River Cats.

Gossett (2-4, 3.89) was spectacular as he mowed through the River Cats (16-27) line up to the tune of eight shutout innings including retiring the final 14 batters he faced. He needed just 91 pitches to get through a career-high eight innings and struck out six River Cats along the way while yielding just four singles.

Everyone got in on the action for the Sounds (20-19) offensively. All nine batters recorded a base hit and came around to score.

Nashville Sounds pitcher Daniel Gossett Throws Career-High Eight Scoreless Innings. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds pitcher Daniel Gossett Throws Career-High Eight Scoreless Innings. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds blank Sacramento River Cats, 4-0

 

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Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – A dominant performance from Jharel Cotton and a three RBI day from Matt Olson propelled the Nashville Sounds past the Sacramento River Cats 4-0 Sunday afternoon. Cotton was electric all game long as he matched his season-high with nine punch outs to lead the Sounds to their first Sunday victory in 2017.

Cotton’s nine strikeouts and seven innings pitched were both season-highs for any Sounds pitcher in a game this season. The River Cats scattered just three hits in those seven innings against Cotton and drew just one walk against him.

Jharel Cotton Fans Nine While Matt Olson Records Four Hits in Nashville Sounds Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

Jharel Cotton Fans Nine While Matt Olson Records Four Hits in Nashville Sounds Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds late rally comes up short in 8-5 loss

 

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Nashville SoundsSacramento, CA – The Nashville Sounds brought the tying run to the plate twice in the final two innings but dropped Saturday night’s game 8-5 to the Sacramento River Cats. Nashville once again failed to get over the hump and get above .500 for the season.

Despite reaching the .500 mark for the seventh time in 2017, the Sounds still have not been above .500 since April 8th when they were 2-1.

For the sixth consecutive ball game the Sounds (19-20) drew first blood but unlike the previous five it wasn’t the long ball that broke the ice. With the bases loaded in the top of the third inning, Matt Chapman drew a walk to score Jaycob Brugman who started the two out rally with a base hit.

Nashville Sounds Crank Out Two More Big Flys for Sixth Straight Multi-Homer Game. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Crank Out Two More Big Flys for Sixth Straight Multi-Homer Game. (Nashville Sounds)

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