Archive | September, 2012

Cubs name Watkins, Struck as Player, Pitcher of the Year

By Adam Kline / Tennessee Smokies KODAK, Tenn. – Tennessee Smokies INF Logan Watkins and RHP Nick Struck were named by the Chicago Cubs this afternoon as the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.  The duo will be honored at Wrigley Field during an on-field ceremony prior to the Cubs’ October […]

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Smokies Radio Network receives recognition from Ballpark Digest

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The Smokies Radio Network received some national recognition on Tuesday, as the website Ballpark Digest selected its 2012 Broadcaster of the Year. Mick Gillispie and his staff were highlighted for their work during the 2012 season, and the Smokies were the only team above Class A baseball to […]

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Buddy Bailey supports Brandon Hyde as new Cubs Farm Director

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network Prior to Tennessee’s season finale on Monday, Smokies manager Buddy Bailey voiced his support for new Chicago Cubs farm director Brandon Hyde. “He’s a quality guy,” said Bailey. “He’s been around, he’s managed in the minor leagues, and also has been in the big leagues as a coach. […]

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Listen to 2012 Smokies Season Finale

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The 2012 season of Tennessee Smokies baseball comes to an end on Monday, as the Smokies face the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Bayfront Stadium. Pitching for the Smokies is left-hander Austin Kirk, who is 1-0 with a 3.57 ERA with Tennessee this season. Starting for the Blue Wahoos […]

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What We’re Reading (9/3)

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The Tennessee Smokies won their longest game of the year, a 15-inning affair against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 7-3 on Sunday night at Bayfront Stadium. The win ensured Tennessee of a winning season in 2012, and the Smokies will finish out the season this afternoon in Pensacola. It’s […]

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Lake’s Homer Powers Smokies to 15-Inning Win

By Cody Chrusciel  / Smokies Radio Network PENSACOLA, Fla. – Junior Lake’s three-run homer in the top of the 15th inning propelled the Tennessee Smokies past the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, 7-3, on Sunday afternoon at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium in Tennessee’s longest contest of the season in terms of both time – four hours, 48 minutes […]

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Listen to the Smokies and Blue Wahoos Sunday

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The Tennessee Smokies and Pensacola Blue Wahoos will continue their series on Sunday afternoon, facing off at 3 p.m. at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. Yesterday Pensacola took the third game of the series 3-2 with a walkoff Bryson Smith RBI single the difference in the bottom of the ninth. […]

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What We’re Reading (9/2)

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The Tennessee Smokies saw their five game winning streak come to an end on Saturday, falling to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3-2. The Smokies can still clinch a series win in the final set of the year with a victory either in today’s game or Monday’s season finale. […]

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Blue Wahoos Walk Off With 3-2 Win Over Smokies

By Cody Chrusciel / Smokies Radio Network PENSACOLA, Fla. – Bryson Smith plated Billy Hamilton with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth, pushing the Pensacola Blue Wahoos past the Tennessee Smokies, 3-2, on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 5,038 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. The loss snaps Tennessee’s five-game […]

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Listen to Smokies and Wahoos Saturday

By Roger Hoover / Smokies Radio Network The Tennessee Smokies will look to extend their winning streak to six straight on Saturday, facing the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. Yesterday the Smokies picked up a 5-0 win in the second game of the series, thanks in large part to a three-run homer by […]

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