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Nashville Sounds lose 7-1 to Omaha Storm Chasers at Greer Stadium

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN - The visiting Omaha Storm Chasers used strong pitching and 12 hits against the Nashville Sounds in Tuesday morning’s day game at Greer Stadium to defeat the home team 7-1, and win the four-game series, 3-1.

The Sounds connected for seven hits on the day and only reached scoring position once before Hunter Morris’ two-out home run in the ninth.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Michael Strasinger - SportsNashville.net)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Michael Strasinger – SportsNashville.net)

Ozzie Chavez connected for two of Nashville’s hits and extending his hitting streak to four games. Catcher Anderson De La Rosa singled to right field to achieve the team’s longest hit streak of the year at eight games.

Nevertheless, the Sounds were outpaced by the Storm Chasers, who used a steady attack throughout the contest, picking up a pair of runs in the first inning. Johnny Giavotella doubled down the right-field line to get things started, driving in David Lough, who singled from the leadoff spot. Giavotella crossed home plate to make it 2-0 when third baseman Stephen Parker sailed a throw over first base for his third error on the season.

Nashville Sounds - Frankie De La CruzSounds starter Frankie De La Cruz allowed another two runs to the Chasers in the third inning via two hits, two walks and one hit by pitch. Lough, who went 4-for-5 on the day and 12-for-19 in the series, tripled to leadoff the frame and scored on a bases-loaded walk to Max Ramirez. Anthony Seratelli hit a single into right field to plate the inning’s second run.

De La Cruz was charged with the loss, his second, letting up four runs, three earned, on six hits over 3.1 innings of work. Reliever Donovan Hand entered with runners on the corners in the fourth inning and found two quick outs to prevent further damage.

Hand continued to pitch 2.2 innings for Nashville, but watched his scoreless streak come to an end at 9 innings over six appearances, when Brett Hayes homered in the fifth. He allowed one more on the day, as Lough singled home Irving Falu in the same inning. Hayes homered again in the seventh off of Travis Webb, who had not allowed a run in six previous appearances. All four of Hayes’ home runs this season have come off Sounds pitchers.

Nashville Sounds - Rob WootenRob Wooten finished the game on the hill for the Sounds, turning in one scoreless inning. Lefty Ryan Verdugo (1-1) picked up the win for Omaha, scattering five hits across five frames of scoreless baseball.

After a PCL off day Wednesday, the Sounds welcome cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds to Greer Stadium on Thursday night. Getting the nod for the 7:05pm start is Nashville’s RHP Johnny Hellweg (1-2, 4.85) against the Redbirds lefty Tyler Lyons (2-1, 4.26). The Sounds will be wearing their retro blue uniforms as a part of BURGER KING’s Throwback Thursdays, where fans can enjoys $2.00 concession items.

Box Score

Omaha Storm Chasers (12-7) 7, Nashville Sounds (5-12) 1
April 23rd, 2013

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Omaha Storm Chasers 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 7 12 0
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1

 

Omaha Storm Chasers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
David Lough LF 5 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .356
Christian Colon SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Johnny Giavotella 2B 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .313
Xavier Nady DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .283
Max Ramirez 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .183
Anthony Seratelli RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .316
Brett Hayes C 5 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 .324
Irving Falu 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .175
Paulo Orlando CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .195
Totals 37 7 12 2 1 2 6 5 7 .251

 

BATTING
2B: Giavotella (7, De La Cruz, F), Lough (3, De La Cruz, F).
3B: Lough (2, De La Cruz, F).
HR: Hayes 2 (4, 5th inning off Hand, D, 0 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Webb, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Falu; Seratelli; Giavotella 2; Lough 7; Hayes 8; Colon, C; Orlando; Ramirez, M.
RBI: Giavotella (11), Ramirez, M (9), Seratelli (8), Hayes 2 (12), Lough (9).
2-out RBI: Hayes; Lough.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Falu 2; Nady; Colon, C.
SAC: Colon, C.
GIDP: Lough.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.FIELDING
DP: 3 (Colon, C-Giavotella-Ramirez, M 2, Giavotella-Colon, C-Ramirez, M).

 

Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jeff Bianchi 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294
Hainley Statia 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077
Hunter Morris 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .226
Sean Halton LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Cole Garner RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .177
Caleb Gindl CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .155
Anderson De La Rosa C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344
Ozzie Chavez SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444
Joey Paciorek DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .077
Totals 31 1 7 1 0 1 1 0 3 .227

 

BATTING
2B: Gindl (5, Verdugo, R).
HR: Morris, H (4, 9th inning off Mariot, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Chavez, O 2; De La Rosa, A; Bianchi; Gindl 2; Morris, H 5.
RBI: Morris, H (9).
2-out RBI: Morris, H.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: De La Rosa, A.
GIDP: Statia, Bianchi, Chavez, O.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 3.FIELDING
E: Bianchi (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Garner (Falu at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Garner-Morris, H, Statia-Chavez, O-Morris, H).

 

Omaha Storm Chasers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ryan Verdugo (W, 1-1) 7.0 5 0 0 0 3 0 3.79
Francisley Bueno 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
Michael Mariot 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.35
Totals 9.0 7 1 1 0 3 1 3.32

 

Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Frankie De La Cruz (L, 1-2) 3.1 6 4 3 3 3 0 4.20
Donovan Hand 2.2 4 2 2 1 3 1 1.69
Travis Webb 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 1.08
Robert Wooten 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.17
Totals 9.0 12 7 6 5 7 2 4.93

IBB: Giavotella (by De La Cruz, F).
HBP: Nady (by De La Cruz, F).
Pitches-strikes: Verdugo, R 82-58, Bueno 21-15, Mariot 9-6, De La Cruz, F 85-54, Hand, D 47-26, Webb 33-21, Wooten 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Verdugo, R 7-3, Bueno 2-1, Mariot 1-1, De La Cruz, F 6-1, Hand, D 3-2, Webb 4-0, Wooten 1-2.
Batters faced: Verdugo, R 23, Bueno 4, Mariot 4, De La Cruz, F 20, Hand, D 13, Webb 8, Wooten 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Hand, D 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Stanzak. 1B: Nick Bailey. 3B: Angel Campos.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 3,105.


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