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Railroaders’ streak
done at a dozen

The Fulton Railroaders’ winning streak ended at 12 Monday night.
After beating Madisonville 5-1 in Game 1 of an Ohio Valley League doubleheader, the Railroaders dropped the nightcap 8-3 to end their long winning streak that began in the third week of June.
Fulton is now 17-12 and two games behind first-place Hopkinsville in the updated OVL standings.
The top two teams play tonight at Lohaus Field at 7:05.
Joe Mike, Rick Linton and Quinton Alexander had two hits apiece in the Railroaders’ opening-game victory Monday.

UTM kicker latest
on college watch list

Place kicker Cody Sandlin is the latest UT Martin football player to make College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) watch list for the upcoming season.
Sandlin, a rising senior from Goodlettsville, made 14-of-17 field goals this past season, including a record-tying 53-yarder at Eastern Kentucky.
Sandlin also made 45-of-48 PATs. He made 9-of-9 PATs against Union College, 6-of-6 against No. 24 Murray State and was 7-of-8 against Austin Peay.
Sandlin currently has 148 career points, which is the fifth most in school history for a kicker. He is 74 points away from becoming UT Martin’s all-time leading scorer by kicking, behind Ki Tok Chu.
UT Martin has had five players make College Football Performance Award Watch lists.
Among those making the watch lists are Sandlin, quarterback Derek Carr, running back Tevin Barksdale, tight end Ben Everett and defensive lineman Montori Hughes.
Published in The Messenger 7.10.12

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