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Messenger Sports Briefs for July 8

Messenger Sports Briefs for July 8

Scramble at ‘Pop’
decided by stroke

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par and claiming the triumph.
The winning team included Bart White, Barry Reeves, Greg Dunn, Rodger Tanner and David Johnson.
Finishing in second at 8-under par was the team of David Sturkie, Chris Tidwell, Robert King, Jason Beem and Eric Bing; the team of Tommy Lemons, Will Lemons, Ken Courtwright, Randy Barnes, Jeff Stone and Raymond Hendrix; the team of Brian Ferguson, John Graham, Matt Sanner and Bedford Dunavant; and the team of Lynn Jenkins, Herman Jenkins, Gordon Bruff, Jody Kizer, Wynn Burnett and Darrin Parks.
The weekly scramble begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The fee includes dinner.
Anyone interested in participating should call 885-3650 by 2 p.m. Wednesday.

UTM baseball alum
makes pro debut

Former UT Martin pitcher Wes Alsup made his professional debut last week for the Joliet Jackhammers, an Independent baseball team in the Northern League.
Alsup, who signed with Joliet before its July 1 game against the Winnipeg Goldeyes, pitched the eighth inning that evening.
He faced four batters and walked the first two he faced.
Alsup got out of the inning with a double play and a ground out.
He returned to the mound Sunday against the Goldeyes and pitched the ninth inning.
Alsup walked two in the inning, but did not give up a hit or a run.
Alsup made 15 appearances and recorded seven saves for UT Martin this past spring.
He pitched 17 innings and sported a 4.24 earned run average which was the team’s second best.
He led the team in saves and struck out 22 batters.

Skyhawk equestrians
add Thompson as aide

Ashley Thompson has been hired as an assistant equestrian coach at UT Martin. Thompson, who will serve under head coach Meghan Cunningham, will instruct the Western riders.
Before coming to UTM, Thompson served as an assistant coach at New Mexico State for almost three years.
She helped the team to a third place-finish in the 2007 national championship.
As a student-athlete at Texas A&M, she competed for the Aggies at the nationals in Open Horsemanship two consecutive years in which the Aggies won two national championships.

More Predator games
to be shown on TV

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Predators have reached an agreement with FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth that will increase the number of games broadcast on the two channels.
Under the four-year broadcast deal, 60 regular-season games will be broadcast during the 2010-11 season, 65 regular-season games will be shown during the following two seasons and 70 regular-season games will be aired during the 2013-14 season.
The number of games shown in high definition will increase each year too.
The FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth reach cable and satellite customers across Tennessee and Kentucky and in northern parts of Alabama and Mississippi.

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