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Scotter Gennett, Sean Halton Home Runs Power Nashville Sounds Past Iowa Cubs, 6-1

 

R.J. Seidel Earns First Triple-A Win With Solid Outing

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Scooter Gennett belted his first home run of the year and Sean Halton smacked a grand slam to power the Nashville Sounds to a 6-1 win over the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium.

Chris Narveson made the first start of his rehabilitation assignment with Nashville as he recovers from a sprained middle finger on his pitching hand. The southpaw worked two scoreless frames, allowing a game-opening single before retiring his next six batters faced. He threw 12 of his 22 pitches for strikes.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

The Sounds grabbed  a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. After Josh Prince drew a leadoff walk from Iowa starter Brooks Raley, he raced all the way home from first on Stephen Parker’s RBI double to right.

Gennett (3-for-5) doubled the home team’s advantage to 2-0 in the third when he belted his first home run of the season, a leadoff solo shot to right off Raley.

R.J. Seidel (1-2) followed Narveson to the hill for the Sounds and turned in a stellar outing to earn his first career Triple-A victory. The right-hander allowed one run on six hits over 5 2/3 frames while striking out five.

Raley (4-4) took a quality-start loss for the I-Cubs. The southpaw allowed two runs on six hits over six innings of work.

Halton gave the Sounds some breathing room in the seventh when he crushed a grand slam to left off Cubs reliever Marcus Hatley. The bases-loaded jack was the outfielder’s fifth roundtripper of the year and plated Gennett (single), Hainley Statia (walk), and Khris Davis (walk) to up the lead to 6-0.

The I-Cubs got onto the board in the top of the eighth when Brian Bogusevic’s two-out single plated Darnell McDonald to make it a 6-1 game.

The Sounds will look to secure their first winning series of the season when the teams wrap up the four-game series with a 7:05pm finale on Friday evening. Right-hander Johnny Hellweg (3-4, 3.99) will make the start for the Sounds and face Iowa right-hander Yoener Negrin (0-1, 2.73).

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (16-36) 6, Iowa Cubs (24-28) 1
May 30th, 2013

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Iowa Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 1
Nashville Sounds 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 x 6 9 1

 

Iowa Cubs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Logan Watkins 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Darnell McDonald RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211
Brett Jackson CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Brian Bogusevic CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .361
Dave Sappelt LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Brad Nelson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .277
Blake Parker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Donnie Murphy 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .265
Edwin Maysonet SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Brent Lillibridge SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263
J.C. Boscan C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .287
Luis Flores C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .181
Brooks Raley P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Marcus Hatley P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hisanori Takahashi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a- Ian Stewart PH-1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .139
Totals 35 1 8 0 0 0 1 2 7 .255

 

a-Flied out for Takahashi in the 8th.
BATTING
TB: Sappelt; Nelson; Raley; McDonald; Bogusevic; Stewart, I; Watkins 2.
RBI: Bogusevic (20).
2-out RBI: Bogusevic.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McDonald; Maysonet; Nelson 2; Watkins.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING
SB: Watkins (5, 2nd base off Seidel/De La Rosa, A).

FIELDING
E: Raley (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Sappelt (Statia at home).
DP: (Sappelt-Boscan).

Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Scooter Gennett 2B 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 .313
Hainley Statia SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .200
Khris Davis LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .267
Sean Halton 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 .241
Josh Prince CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .234
Jesus Sanchez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Stephen Parker 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .250
Anderson De La Rosa C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288
Cole Garner RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .170
Chris Narveson P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R.J. Seidel P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Caleb Gindl CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
Totals 33 6 9 1 0 2 6 5 7 .249

 

BATTING
2B: Parker, S (10, Raley).
HR: Gennett (1, 3rd inning off Raley, 0 on, 0 out), Halton (5, 7th inning off Hatley, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Prince; Halton 4; Parker, S 2; Gennett 6; Davis, K 2; Statia.
RBI: Parker, S (17), Gennett (13), Halton 4 (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Narveson; Prince 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: Davis, K (4, 2nd base off Raley/Boscan), Gennett (8, 2nd base off Hatley/Boscan).

FIELDING
E: Davis, K (3, fielding).

 

Iowa Cubs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brooks Raley (L, 4-4) 6.0 6 2 2 2 4 1 4.37
Marcus Hatley 0.2 2 4 4 3 0 1 19.29
Hisanori Takahashi 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.52
Blake Parker 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.04
Totals 8.0 9 6 6 5 7 2 4.86

 

Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chris Narveson 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
R.J. Seidel (W, 1-2) 5.2 6 1 1 1 5 0 3.51
Jesus Sanchez 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.00
Totals 9.0 8 1 1 2 7 0 4.78

 

WP: Seidel.
Pitches-strikes: Raley 91-58, Hatley 25-12, Takahashi 5-4, Parker, B 16-12, Narveson 22-12, Seidel 91-59, Sanchez, Je 20-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Raley 9-2, Hatley 2-0, Takahashi 0-0, Parker, B 0-0, Narveson 2-2, Seidel 6-2, Sanchez, Je 0-1.
Batters faced: Raley 26, Hatley 7, Takahashi 1, Parker, B 4, Narveson 7, Seidel 24, Sanchez, Je 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Takahashi 1-0, Sanchez, Je 2-0.
Ejections: Iowa Cubs center fielder Brett Jackson ejected by 3B umpire D. Reyburn (6th); Iowa Cubs Manager Marty Pevey ejected by 3B umpire D. J. Reyburn (6th); Iowa Cubs catcher J. Boscan ejected by HP umpire Chris Segal (7th)
Umpires: HP: Chris Segal. 1B: Kolin Kline. 2B: Jordan Ferrell. 3B: D.J. Reyburn.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 2:59.
Att: 6,397.


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