Sounds' Secrist enjoys successful season in Triple-A

Friday, August 17, 2001 at 1:00am

While opposing pitchers may disagree, Reed Secrist does not go around trying to be a holy terror.

With a slight twist of wording and pronunciation, he definitely has been on a holy tear for the Nashville Sounds, who continue a Pacific Coast League road trip at Omaha tonight.

So much so that a verbal straw poll of sports writers and a former Sounds' broadcaster in the press box Monday night has the versatile Secrist a front runner to be most valuable player on a club that will struggle to reach .500 in the final three weeks of the season.

One of his admirers, broadcaster Steve Selby, personally called him a "hitting machine" before Monday's game. That night, Secrist went out and stroked three hits off Iowa Cubs' pitching.

It has been an up-and-down

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