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AP-Tennessee Sports Digest

June 8, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Central.

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College Baseball:

TENNESSEE TECH-STROHSCHEIN

UNDATED — Tennessee Tech’s Kevin Strohschein has somehow found a way to keep on hitting through an elbow injury that will require offseason surgery. Strohschein, normally an outfielder, suffered the injury in March while pitching in a game against Lipscomb. Strohschein hasn’t pitched since and has been restricted to designated hitter duties for most of his junior season, yet he performed well enough at the plate to be named Ohio Valley Conference player of the year for the second time. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 680 words, photos.

NCAA SUPER REGIONALS RDP

UNDATED — Top performance and highlights from the NCAA Tournament super regionals. Four of the best-of-three series start Friday, with the other four beginning Saturday. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words by 9 p.m., photos.

NCAA-MISSISSIPPI ST-VANDERBILT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt Commodores, fresh off winning the Clemson Regional, host Mississippi State on Friday night in Game 1 of this Super Regional pitting fellow Southeastern Conference teams. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. game; 150 words, linescore.

Women’s Basketball:

HALL OF FAME-HOLDSCLAW

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Chamique Holdsclaw remains the Southeastern Conference’s career scoring leader two decades after leading Tennessee to three straight national titles. Holdsclaw returns to Tennessee this weekend as part of the latest Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction class. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 700 words by 8 p.m., photos.

Golf:

ST JUDE CLASSIC

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Seamus Power of Ireland takes a one-stroke lead into the second round Friday at the St. Jude Classic with Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson close behind. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 700 words by 8:30 p.m., photos.

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