Southern League Names Joc Pederson Hitter Of The Week Of April 15-21

Monday, April 22, 2013
Manager Jody Reed congratulates Joc Pederson following a long home run at AT&T Field.
Manager Jody Reed congratulates Joc Pederson following a long home run at AT&T Field.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Southern League has announced that MLBAM has named Chattanooga’s Joc Pederson the Southern League Hitter of the Week for the week of April 15-21. 

The Palo Alto, CA native hit .407 with two HRs and five RBI’s.  He also tallied two doubles, two triples, four walks and seven runs scored. 

2013 is Pederson’s first season in AA and he currently leads the Southern League in hits, extra base hits, home runs, slugging percentage and total bases.

Pederson enters 2013 ranked as the Dodger’s #4 prospect by Baseball America and MLB.com's No. 84 prospect.

After going 0-for-7 in his first two Double-A games, Pederson is riding a 15-game hitting streak and is tied for the Southern League lead with five home runs. He ranks third on the circuit with six stolen bases and has yet to be thrown out.

Pederson homered twice and drove in four runs against Birmingham on Wednesday and has struck out just nine times while drawing six walks.

It's been a thoroughly impressive start in Double-A for Pederson, who turned 21 on Sunday.


Chattanooga State's Golden Named TCCAA Coach Of The Year

Chattanooga State’s head softball coach, Blythe Golden, was named Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA). This past softball season marks the third consecutive appearance by the Lady Tigers in the championship tournament. “Being awarded TCCAA Coach of the Year was truly an honor and something of which I am very proud. Anytime I receive ... (click for more)

Gregory Leading SunTrust State Open

GALLATIN, Tenn. -- Bartlett's Clayton Gregory shot 65 Wednesday and took the lead in the 69th SunTrust State Open at the Foxland Harbor Golf and Country Club. Gregory stands at 135, followed by Hunter Green of Evensville and Nashville's Joshua Bevell at 137. Seven groups did not finish the second round Wednesday due to a 90-minute delay due to storms. The field will be ... (click for more)

Bryan Johnson, Timothy Gadson, Stuart Greenberg, Wayne Johnson, Kirk Kelly Are Superintendent Finalists

Bryan Johnson of Clarksville, Tn., was the top vote-getter on the opening round of balloting for Hamilton County school superintendent. The chief academic officer for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System was on the ballot of all nine school board members at a special meeting on Thursday afternoon. Others who made the cut were Timothy Gadson, a Minnesota educator; ... (click for more)

Man Shot In Home Invasion Early Wednesday Morning

A man was shot in a home invasion early Wednesday morning.   Chattanooga Police responded to a person shot on the 6000 block of Arlena Circle at 4:40 a.m. Upon arrival, police located the victim, Edward Greatheart, 41,  who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Mr. Greatheart was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Life For Our Ancestors In 1890

May 26-27 is the 1890’s Day Jamboree in Ringgold. I encourage any reader to attend and enjoy that wonderful community. I love having grown up in Northwest Georgia and celebrating our veterans, including both of my grandfathers who served in WWII.  But I also want to describe how the 1890’s were for my ancestors, living here in a singularly turbulent time. Based on, among ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Governor Haslam, Please!

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOV. BILL HASLAM … Greetings to you, my friend. You know with one more year on the course we have sailed during your two terms as the leader of our state you will go down as one of the greatest governors we have ever had. It stands to reason you eye Lamar Alexander’s Senate seat, but whatever you do it will be hard to replicate your service to Tennessee and ... (click for more)