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Messenger Sports Briefs for April 27

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 27

Guest bass tourney
scheduled for May 7

The first-ever Joey Guest Bass Buster Tournament is scheduled for May 7 at Crockett Bottom near Martin.
The event was organized by friends of Guest — an area sports writer who died in a February motorcycle accident.
for the event will begin at 11 a.m.
The tournament is scheduled to begin at 1.
The registration fee to participate is $10 per person. Prize money — determined by the number of entrants — will be awarded to the angler that brings in the biggest fish.
T-shirts will also be available for purchase.

UTM 7-on-7 event
taking registrations

Registration is currently under way for UT Martin’s 7-on-7 Tournament and a Big Man/Skills Elite Training camp on July 16 at Hardy M. Graham Stadium.
The camp is open for players in grades 9-12. All 7-on-7 teams should consist of at least seven players; however it is strongly recommended that each team have at least 10-15 players.
The cost for entering the tournament is $200 per team.
The Big Man/Skills Elite Training camp is an individual camp, but teams are encouraged to bring groups to facilitate group learning. All athletes entering the competition are required to pay $30 per person.
For more information, go to, click on the football page and then click on summer camp on the right side of the page.
For more information, call Coach Jordon Hankins (931-209-0374).

Skyhawk pitcher
honored by OVC

UT Martin freshman Amanda Brandenburg has been named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week. The announcement was made early Monday afternoon by officials at the OVC.
Brandenburg pitched a two-hitter and tossed a complete-game shutout against Jacksonville State to help the Skyhawks take the OVC series 2-1 this past weekend. The freshman also tossed a complete game Friday against Jax State. She pitched seven innings and gave up three hits and one run as the Skyhawks claimed a 3-1 victory to take the series opener.
Brandenburg picked up her first win of the week when she pitched five innings and picked up an 11-0 victory at Belmont. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Skyhawks.
The victory was also Brandenburg’s first complete-game shutout of the week.
She gave up four hits in the victory.
At the plate Brandenburg hit .500 and drove in three runs. She had a double and scored five runs and was 3-for-3 in stolen bases.
Brandenburg (April 11) and UT Martin junior Jenny Bain (Feb. 21) were also named OVC Players of the Week this season.

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