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Nashville Sounds fly past Oklahoma City RedHawks 10-4

 

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Halton Matches Career High With Five RBIs For Nashville

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds snapped a two-game skid with a 10-4 victory over the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Saturday evening at Greer Stadium.

Left fielder Sean Halton enjoyed a big night for the Sounds, going 2-for-4 with a triple, double, and career high-tying five RBIs. The red-hot slugger is batting .444 (16-for-36) over his last 12 games.

Every Sounds player contributed to the 13-hit attack except shortstop Hector Gomez (0-for-5).

Nashville Sounds defeat Oklahoma City 10-4. (Michael Rios Nashville Sports Network)

Nashville Sounds defeat Oklahoma City 10-4. (Michael Rios Nashville Sports Network)

The Sounds got on the board in the home half of the third, sending 10 batters to the plate to put up five runs against Oklahoma City starter Rudy Owens. The outburst matched Nashville’s biggest inning this season.

Nashville filled with bags on a Taylor Green double followed by a pair of walks drawn by Eugenio Velez and Caleb Gindl before Halton dropped a bases-clearing, three-run double down the right field line.

Hunter Morris followed with an RBI single up the middle to bring home Halton for a four-run cushion. Later in the frame, catcher Matt Pagnozzi floated a run-scoring single to left-center to drive home Morris for a 5-0 Nashville advantage.

The RedHawks got three runs back with a two-out rally in the top of the fourth against Nashville reliever Alfredo Figaro (1-1), who picked up his first victory of the year. After the first two batters were retired, Oklahoma City recorded three straight singles then drew back-to-back walks, the second of which coming with the bases loaded, to cut the Sounds’ lead to 5-3.

The Sounds responded with four runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth to extend the lead to a comfortable 9-3. Irving Falu (2-for-3), Velez, and Gindl started the inning with consecutive singles to bring in one run and chase Owens from the contest.

Halton continued his big night by greeting Oklahoma City reliever  Raul Valdes by drilling an RBI double to left to score Velez. Morris plated Gindl with a sacrifice fly before Jeremy Hermida (2-for-4) closed out the four-run outburst with a two-out RBI single to left to bring in Halton.

Owens (2-3) was tagged with the loss after surrendering eight runs on nine hits in his three-plus innings of work.

Oklahoma City pulled closer in the seventh when Domingo Santana led off with a single and scored on Gregorio Petit’s one-out single that made it a 9-4 contest and ended Figaro’s night.

Dustin Molleken (1.2 IP) and Johnnie Lowe (1.0 IP) closed out the contest with scoreless relief outings for Nashville.

The Sounds will look to gain a split of the four-game set when the teams play a 2:05pm matinee finale on Sunday afternoon at Greer. Milwaukee Brewers top prospect Jimmy Nelson (4-1, 1.76) will toe the slab for the Sounds to face Oklahoma City right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (3-2, 4.00).

Box Score

Oklahoma City RedHawks (24-19) 4, Nashville Sounds (22-20) 10
May 17, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oklahoma City RedHawks 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 11 1
Nashville Sounds 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 1 x 10 13 0

 

Okla. City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Chambers, CF 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 .400
Grossman, LF 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 .280
Santana, D, DH 3 0 1 1 2 1 3 .296
Singleton, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 3 8 .276
Petit, G, SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 .276
Perez, C, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .214
McCurdy, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Torreyes, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .286
Meyer, J, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .211
Simunic, RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .263
Owens, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Valdes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 4 11 4 6 6 23 .267
BATTING
TB: Meyer, J 2; Chambers 2; Petit, G 2; Torreyes; Grossman; Simunic; Santana, D; Perez, C.
RBI: Simunic (6), Chambers (7), Santana, D (27), Petit, G (15).
2-out RBI: Simunic; Chambers; Santana, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Singleton 3; Simunic 2; Torreyes; Santana, D.
GIDP: Singleton, Simunic.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 11.BASERUNNING
SB: Grossman (4, 2nd base off Blazek/Pagnozzi).FIELDING
E: Singleton (6, missed catch).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Falu, 2B 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 .280
Velez, DH 4 2 2 0 1 1 1 .325
Gindl, CF 3 2 1 1 2 0 1 .286
Halton, LF 4 2 2 5 0 1 1 .289
Morris, H, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 2 2 .287
Gomez, H, SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .231
Hermida, RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .276
Pagnozzi, C 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .188
Green, T, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .274
Blazek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Figaro, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Molleken, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lowe, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 10 13 10 4 6 16 .263
BATTING
2B: Green, T (6, Owens), Halton (6, Valdes), Pagnozzi (2, Valdes).
3B: Halton (2, Owens).
TB: Velez 2; Pagnozzi 3; Hermida 2; Falu 2; Halton 5; Gindl; Green, T 2; Morris, H.
RBI: Halton 5 (21), Morris, H 2 (21), Pagnozzi (5), Gindl (7), Hermida (20).
2-out RBI: Pagnozzi; Hermida.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green, T 2; Pagnozzi; Gomez, H.
SAC: Falu.
SF: Morris, H; Halton.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.FIELDING
DP: 2 (Falu-Gomez, H-Morris, H 2).

 

 

Oklahoma City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Owens (L, 2-3) 3.0 9 8 8 2 1 0 6.05
Valdes 4.0 3 1 1 0 4 0 3.48
Lo 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 0 4.32
Totals 8.0 13 10 10 4 6 0 3.87

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blazek 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 5.40
Figaro (W, 1-1) 4.1 8 4 4 4 2 0 5.88
Molleken 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.56
Lowe 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Totals 9.0 11 4 4 6 6 0 3.73

 


Owens pitched to 3 batters in the 4th.

WP: Owens.
Pitches-strikes: Owens 76-45, Valdes 65-41, Lo 35-20, Blazek 32-18, Figaro 88-51, Molleken 33-20, Lowe 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Owens 5-1, Valdes 5-2, Lo 0-1, Blazek 3-1, Figaro 6-3, Molleken 2-1, Lowe 2-0.
Batters faced: Owens 21, Valdes 15, Lo 6, Blazek 9, Figaro 23, Molleken 7, Lowe 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Valdes 2-2, Molleken 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Kolin Kline. 1B: Brandon Henson. 3B: Nick Mahrley.
Weather: 63 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 1 mph, R to L.
T: 3:24.
Att: 4,411.
Venue: Herschel Greer Stadium.
May 17, 2014


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