Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs
Skyahawks’ Sorensen
only frosh honored

UT Martin freshman designated hitter Phil Sorensen has been named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference first team and All-Freshman team as voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.
The Erie, Pa. native is the only freshman on the 13-man OVC first team.
Sorensen becomes the fourth UT Martin baseball player to earn All-OVC first team honors and first since 2004, when Bryant Jones brought home the honors. He is also just the sixth Skyhawk to earn a spot on the league’s All-Freshman team.
Sorensen has kept his season batting average above .300 since March 4. Overall, he led all full-timers with a .357 average, slamming 15 doubles in only 140 at-bats. Playing in 47 games, he drove in 33 runs and sported a .564 slugging percentage while reaching base at a .410 clip.

Prep coaches focus
of Titans’ Munchak

Tennesse Titans’ head coach Mike Munchak and his staff will host the 10th Annual Titans High School Coaching Clinic on June 21 at Baptist Sports Park.
A new twist for this year’s clinic is that participating coaches will have the opportunity to submit in advance the topics they would like to have addressed during the clinic. Coaches may submit suggestions at the time they register for the clinic and Munchak and his staff will review those suggestions and incorporate some of the requested material into the clinic.
Check-in for the clinic will begin at 10 a.m. at Baptist Sports Park with the clinic set to begin at 11 a.m.
In the event that the current labor issue is resolved by the date of the clinic, there is a possibility that the Titans will be on the field for an OTA day and clinic guests will observe those activities. 
Registration fee for the clinic is $30, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and clinic shirt. Space is limited to 125 high school coaches.

Lady Racer pioneer
remembered by staff

Jean Smith, who was the women’s basketball coach at Murray State when the program joined the Ohio Valley Conference, has died. She was 68.
A statement from Murray State says Smith died May 17 at the E. Carleton Powell Hospice in Lillington, N.C.
Smith coached the Racers for seven seasons, compiling an overall record of 71-119. She coached several of Murray State’s top players from the ’70’s and ’80’s, including four members of the 1,000 Point Club.
Published in The Messenger 5.26.11

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