Austin Peay Sports Information
APSU Baseball

Edwardsville, IL – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team fell behind early and could not catch up, dropping the final game of its Ohio Valley Conference series against SIU Edwardsville, 12-7, Sunday afternoon at Simmons Baseball Complex.

Austin Peay (28-20, 17-10 OVC) scored the game’s first run as shortstop Garrett Kueber hit his third home run of the season for an early 1-0 lead.

Austin Peay Baseball loses to SIU Edwardsville 12-4 Sunday at Simmons Baseball Complex. (APSU Sports Information)

SIUE (14-31, 5-19 OVC), which had been held scoreless in the first two games of the series, broke through for its first runs against the Govs in the bottom of the first. Designated hitter Peyton Cordova-Smith delivered a two-out base hit to drive in two and give the Cougars a 2-1 lead.

The Cougars would break the game open in the middle stages, scoring four runs in both the fourth and sixth frames. A pair of bases-loaded walks and catcher Brock Weimer’s two-run single accounted for the fourth inning outburst and a 8-2 lead.

However, Back-to-back home runs in the sixth proved the decisive outburst. First baseman Jared McCunn hit a three-run home run and Weimer followed with a solo shot as the Cougars built a 12-4 lead.

Austin Peay put together one last outburst, right fielder Kyle Wilson hitting a three-run home run in the seventh that took advantage of back-to-back walks. However, the Govs had just one runner in the final two innings and could not close the gap.

Govs starter Brandon Vial (2-3) suffered the loss after allowing six runs on five hits and three walks in 3.1 innings.

Wilson paced the Govs offense with a 2-for-4, three RBI effort. Kueber added a 2-for-4, one RBI outing as the Govs mustered just five hits on the day.

SIUE reliever Chris Robinson (3-1) picked up the win after allowing three runs on two hits and three walks over the final four innings.

McCunn had two home runs as part of a 4-for-4, five RBI outburst in the win. The top five batters in the Cougars order combined for 11 hits and all 12 RBI in the contest.

Austin Peay returns home for a brief stay when it hosts Lipscomb in a 6:00pm, Tuesday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park. It will be the Govs final midweek contest of 2018 season.

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National Campaign Brings Awareness to Life-Saving Capabilities of Building Codes
Tennessee State Fire Marshal

Nashville, TN – As the prevalence of new construction continues to increase across the Volunteer State, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared May 2018 as Building Safety Month to increase public awareness of the critical role building codes play in ensuring fire and life safety.

The International Code Council (ICC) created Building Safety Month 38 years ago to reinforce the importance of code adoption and celebrate the victories of building codes in saving lives during disasters. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is proud to join Governor Haslam and the ICC in promoting the annual campaign.

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Nashville Sounds
Nashville Sounds

Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Sky Sox jumped on the Nashville Sounds early and cruised to an 8-1 win at Security Service Field Wednesday afternoon.

Sky Sox catcher Jacob Nottingham set the tone when the launched a three-run homer off Sounds’ starter Eric Jokisch in the bottom of the first inning. The blast came right after a fielding error by Franklin Barreto and a free pass issued by Jokisch.

The deficit grew to 4-0 in the second when right fielder Nate Orf singled in Keon Broxton. Orf went 4-for-5 on the day and has nine hits through the first three games of the series.

Nashville Sounds Fall to 4-10 Away from First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital – BACH – Fort Campbell KY

Fort Campbell, KY – It was NOT what patients were expecting during their visit to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital April 25th, 2018. Best-selling author of pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series, Heidi Murkoff visited new and expecting mothers at the hospital in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower on Fort Campbell.

“We are celebrating military moms-to-be and military moms who are having their babies and who may be far from their family and friends and network of support. So this is our way of celebrating them and appreciating them,” said Murkoff.

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women’s Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)
Austin Peay Sports Information
APSU Softball

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University softball pitcher Morgan Rackel has added two more weekly honors to join her adidas® OVC Pitcher of the Week accolade, by being named both the collegesportsmadness.com Player of the Week for the conference and the Tennessee Sports Writers College Pitcher of the Week.

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Runners can register for the 5K or One Mile Event

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville, TN – The 40th Annual Queen City Road Race, scheduled for Saturday, May 5th, 2018 is quickly approaching and there is still time to register in person or online.

Online registration can be completed at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec and is available until noon on Friday, May 4th. Participants registering in person may come by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office, 102 Public Square, through Friday, May 4th or register on-site at Austin Peay’s Foy Center the morning of Saturday, May 5th.

Queen City Road Race celebrates 40 years
Great American Clean-up 2018
Montgomery County Government Tennessee

Montgomery County, TN – On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 more than 400 people came out to the annual Clarksville-Montgomery County Great American Clean-up event. Participants cleaned up litter in various areas of the community from the industrial park to downtown.

The event is promoted through the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and organized through Bi-County Solid Waste Management.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett speaks to the volunteers on the Historic Courthouse stairs before clean-up efforts began.
Austin Peay Sports Information

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Cheerleading Team has announced the dates of its official audition dates for the 2018-19 team.

Coach Shandy Ellis-Brown will host official auditions for the 2018-19 team over three days – May 4th-6th – at the Memorial Health Building (The Red Barn). This event will select the members of the APSU Cheerleading Team for the 2018-19 season.

Austin Peay Cheerleading Team to hold tryouts May 4th-6th at the Red Barn. (APSU Sports Information)
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City of Clarksville – Clarksville, TN

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is committed to an open and transparent budget process and encourages citizens to attend a series of budget presentations May 7th-10th, 2018.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell, KY – Bright and early on a cool April morning at 5:00am, 101st Airborne Division soldiers were called out to their company; they are told to arrive promptly in uniform, with their gear fully packed, ready and set to go.

Spring is the time for renewal and beginning, for these soldiers, it will be the beginning of training once more.

Today, they will endure miles of foot marching followed by hours of intense training out in the hot wood-lines of Fort Campbell.

Pvt. Brandon Lehner, Spc. Zachary Cockrell and Sgt. Jose Acosta from 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) drive pickets into the ground with a picket pounder during a platoon counter-mobility training event, April 18 on Fort Campbell, KY. During this training the soldiers familiarize themselves on how to construct a Triple Strand Concertina Wire Obstacle. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)
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Dallas, TX – Elevated blood pressure before becoming pregnant and early in pregnancy may increase the risk of pregnancy loss, even if the woman doesn’t have a hypertension diagnosis, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

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NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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JPL Director Michael Watkins gave Vice President Mike Pence, right, a plaque during the Vice President’s tour of JPL on April 28, 2018. The plaque features a view of NASA’s Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Nashville Sounds
Nashville Sounds

Colorado Springs, CO – A back-and-forth affair in Colorado Springs went to the Sky Sox as the Nashville Sounds dropped a 10-6 decision at Security Service Field Tuesday night.

The Sounds had leads of 2-0 and 5-2, but it wasn’t to be as the Sky Sox came back with a pair of late four-run innings to win game two of the four-game set.

Consecutive run-scoring base hits by Anthony Garcia and Slade Heathcott gave Nashville a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. Colorado Springs quickly bounced back with a pair of runs against Sounds’ starter Kendall Graveman in the fifth. Keon Broxton’s RBI double made it a 2-1 game, and Nate Orf’s sacrifice fly evened the game at 2-2.

Nashville Sounds Falls Below .500 at 12-13 on the Season. (Nashville Sounds)

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