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Smokies win 2 of 3 at Jackson over weekend

FRIDAY: Yasiel Balaguert homered and doubled, AND Trevor Clifton tossed another solid outing in the Smokies 4-2 win over the Jackson Generals on Friday. Clifton tossed five innings of two run baseball. Ryan McNeil closed the game by striking out Colin Walsh  with a runner on first to give the Smokies …

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Smokies win on walk-off wild pitch

(Tennessee Smokies)  You don’t see the walk off wild pitch every day. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, Charcer Burks scored on a wild pitch to give the Smokies a 3-2 walk-off win over the Barons. With tonight’s win, Tennessee took the …

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Smokies split another doubleheader with Birmingham

(Tennessee Smokies)  The Smokies are now 9-0 in game one of doubleheaders this season following a 3-2 win over the Barons Wednesday afternoon. Tennessee only managed three hits and tallied all three of its runs in the third inning. Charcer Burks and Andrew Ely led the way with RBI singles. …

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7 Smokies named to Southern League All-Star Game

(Tennessee Smokies)  The Southern League has announced that seven Tennessee Smokies players have been named Southern League Mid-Season All-Stars for the 2017 Southern League All-Star Game, which will be played on Tuesday, June 20 at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola, Florida. Representing the Smokies are pitcher Trevor Clifton, catcher Ian Rice, third …

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Smokies split doubleheader with Barons

(Tennessee Smokies)  The Tennessee Smokies finally got the chance to open their five game series with a double-header against the Birmingham Barons Tuesday afternoon, wining in game one, but dropping the second. Zach Hedges took the hill in game one for Tennessee and had a strong outing, giving up three …

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TDOT: ‘Nobody Trashes Tennessee’

(TDOT release)  The Tennessee Department of Transportation today launched a new litter prevention campaign to help keep trash off Tennessee roadways. The “Nobody Trashes Tennessee” campaign will soon be seen on billboards and commercials, as well as educational programs and anti-litter promotional items. “From the Great Smoky Mountain region, to the Mississippi …

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Rain dampens Smokies’ schedule

(Tennessee Smokies)  The Tennessee Smokies’ scheduled game Monday evening against the Birmingham Barons at Smokies Stadium has been postponed due to field conditions caused by rain. The contest will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon, with the first game scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Game two will get underway approximately …

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CWTS: Sauter takes checkers in Dover matinee

(MRN) Johnny Sauter took the lead from rookie Chase Briscoe thirty-three laps from the finish on Friday and kept his Number-21 Chevrolet in front the rest of the way to notch his fourteenth career victory and first this season – beating Kaz Grala to the finish by twenty-seven one-hundredths of …

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XFS: Larson wins at Dover

(MRN) Monster Energy Series drivers continue to dominate the first half of the 2017 X-finity Series with victories now in nine of the first eleven races – including Kyle Larson’s win on Saturday. His Number-42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet started from the pole, won the opening stage and led a …

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