|Messenger Sports Briefs for June 16 |
|Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 12:07 pm |
Skyhawk gal signee
is softball game MVP
UT Martin softball signee Amanda Brandenburg won the Middle Tennessee Coaches Association All-Star Softball Tournament’s Most Valuable Player honor last week.
Brandenburg, who pitched and played first base for Camden, led her Blue team to an 8-1 victory over the White team and a 6-2 win over the Red team.
Bradenburg, who signed a national letter of intent to play softball at UTM earlier this spring, pitched a total of five innings in both games.
She gave up one run in each game.
Against the White team, Brandenburg teed off on a 2-1 pitch and blasted a three-run home run in her first plate appearance.
Against the Red team, Brandenburg went yard with a two-run homer.
Brandenburg, one of nine UT Martin signees for head coach Donley Canary, helped Camden win its first-ever Class AA state title back in May.
She hit .454 with 17 home runs and 65 RBI. In the circle she sported a 27-3 won-loss record with a .093 ERA.
On the mound, Brandenburg recorded 220 strikeouts and 12 shutouts.
New Pred Geoffrion
has deep NHL roots
BRENTWOOD — The Nashville Predators have made history by signing the first Tennessean ever drafted by an NHL team.
The Predators signed Blake Geoffrion to an entry-level deal at the elementary school he attended in Nashville, making the grandson of “Boom Boom” Geoffrion the fourth generation set to play in the league.
Geoffrion helped lead Wisconsin to the NCAA title game, and he also won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as college hockey’s top player.
His great-grandfather, Howie Morenz, and grandfather are both members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
His father, Danny, also played in the NHL.
The Predators drafted Geoffrion in the second round back in 2006.
Geoffrion signed his deal with his father next to him and family filling the audience in the library along with some of his old teachers.
Behind him hung the jerseys he wore from his time in the Nashville Youth Hockey League to college and now with the Predators.