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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Baseball Gov seeing career resurgence in return to West Coast

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – For the better part of nine seasons former Austin Peay State University (APSU) Athletics Hall of Fame member A.J. Ellis was a key cog behind the plate for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but a trade to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016 followed by a season with the Miami Marlins seemed to signal that the end of his career could be right around the corner.

But the former four-time All-Ohio Valley Conference First-Team member has seen a resurrection to his career with a return to the west coast in 2018 as a member of the San Diego Padres.

APSU Hall of Fame member A.J. Ellis now wears #17 and plays catcher for the San Diego Padres. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

APSU Hall of Fame member A.J. Ellis now wears #17 and plays catcher for the San Diego Padres. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Sounds’ first homestand begins Tuesday at First Tennessee Park

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns to First Tennessee Park for Opening Day and the first homestand of the 2018 season on Tuesday, April 10th.

The fourth season at First Tennessee Park begins with the Sounds welcoming the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Iowa Cubs, for a three-game series from April 10th-12th, and the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, the Omaha Storm Chasers, for a four-game set from April 13th-16th.

Opening Day, Two Fireworks Shows, Multiple Giveaways Highlight Homestand. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall to Albuquerque 4-2

 

Nashville SoundsAlbuquerque, N.M – Despite achieving double-digit hits for the second consecutive game, the Nashville Sounds (69-59) could not muster enough runs in a 4-2 defeat to the Albuquerque Isotopes Sunday afternoon at Isotopes Park.

Eight different Sounds recorded hits in the contest including outfielder Logan Schafer, who extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a single in the top of the third. He finished the game going 2-for-5 and is hitting .362 during his current streak.

Nashville Sounds fall to Albuquerque 4-2 (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds fall to Albuquerque 4-2 (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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The Last Cheer at Greer begins Wednesday for Nashville Sounds

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – After 37 years serving as the Nashville Sounds’ ballpark, Greer Stadium will host its final Sounds homestand (#LastCheerAtGreer) beginning on Wednesday, August 20th.

The Sounds continue their playoff push with a pair of four-game series beginning with the Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A Giants) from August 20th to August 23rd. The second half of the homestand will feature games against the Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A Athletics) from August 24th to August 27th.

Nashville Sounds begin "Last Cheer at Greer" homestand on Wednesday (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds begin “Last Cheer at Greer” homestand on Wednesday (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds destroy New Orleans Zephyrs 13-0

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds (42-41) offense exploded for 13 runs before 7,879 fans at Greer Stadium in Saturday night’s 13-0 shutout victory over the first-place New Orleans Zephyrs.

The 13 runs by Sounds batters matches a season-high and the 13-run deficit is the largest since a 19-0 shutout at Colorado Springs in game one of doubleheader on August 4th, 2011.

Nashville Sounds defeat New Orleans 13-0 at Greer Stadium (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds defeat New Orleans 13-0 at Greer Stadium (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds make it six in a row with 5-1 win over Iowa Cubs

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN  Sean Halton went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Taylor Green and Irving Falu each homered to lead the Nashville Sounds to their sixth straight win, a 5-1 victory over the Iowa Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium.

The first-place Sounds (18-12) have won nine of their last 10 games and improved to 10-4 in home contests this season with the triumph.

Nashville Sounds extend win streak to six games with win over Iowa. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds extend win streak to six games with win over Iowa. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds get road win over Oklahoma City Redhawks 5-1

 

Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – Mike Fiers continued his early-season dominance on the mound and Hunter Morris belted a three-run home to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 5-3 victory over the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Friday evening at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Fiers (4-0) has won each of his four outings this season with quality-start efforts, including a six-inning, one-run performance to defeat the RedHawks. He struck out 10 batters on the night and leads the Pacific Coast League with 36 strikeouts on the year. His ERA stands at an impressive 1.01 through four outings.

Nashville Sounds defeat Oklahoma City 5-1 (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds defeat Oklahoma City 5-1 (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)

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Nashville Sounds new ballpark named “First Tennessee Park”

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN –  “First Tennessee Park” will be the official name of Nashville’s new state-of-the-art baseball ballpark in North Nashville, the Nashville Sounds Baseball Club announced today.

The new name recognizes First Tennessee Bank as the Sounds’ most significant partner as the team enters a new era of professional baseball in Middle Tennessee. First Tennessee Park is scheduled to open in April 2015.

Nashville Sounds announce “First Tennessee Park” as new ballpark. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds announce “First Tennessee Park” as new ballpark. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds get 3-2 win over Iowa Cubs

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds kicked off their final homestand of the season with a 3-2 victory over the division-rival Iowa Cubs in front of 5,667 fans on Friday evening at Greer Stadium.

PCL Pitcher of the Year Johnny Hellweg (12-5) turned in a solid final start to close out his first Triple-A season, logging his team-leading 12th quality start to earn the victory.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

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Nashville Sounds Pitcher Johnny Hellweg named PCL Pitcher of the Year

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Nashville Sounds starting pitcher Johnny Hellweg was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday afternoon by the league office.

Hellweg has turned in an outstanding season during his first year at the Triple-A level. The fireballer is 11-5 with a 3.16 ERA (42er/119.2ip) in 22 starts for the Sounds this season.

The 24-year-old ranks 2nd in the PCL in ERA and is tied for 2nd in wins, while leading the circuit in winning percentage (.688) and opponents average (.226).

Nashville Sounds' Johnny Hellweg

Nashville Sounds’ Johnny Hellweg

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