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Nashville Sounds score in the ninth to beat Reno Aces 2-1 at Greer Stadium

 

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Nashville’s Jeff Bianchi Provides Game-Winning Single in 9th

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds (35-30) held the hot-hitting Reno Aces to four hits in a 2-1 victory Monday night at Greer Stadium, plating the winning run on Jeff Bianchi’s walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Leading 1-0, the Sounds sent reliever Jeremy Jeffress (3-1) to the hill in hopes of having him record his first save. The opportunity was blown when Reno, after drawing a lead-off walk and singling to center, cashed in on an errant throw from Bianchi.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

Nashville Sounds Baseball.

The Sounds shortstop redeemed his game-tying blunder by connecting on the RBI-single in the home half of the ninth. The run scored Kevin Mattison, who reached base on a fielder’s choice and stole second during Bianchi’s at bat.

The walk-off marks the Sounds fifth last at-bat victory of the season.

After three innings of scoreless baseball, Nashville broke out to the initial 1-0 lead courtesy of Pete Orr’s base-knock into left field. The single scored first baseman Hunter Morris, who led off the frame with a single to right.

Morris and Bianchi each turned in two-hit outings, while Eugenio Velez, Jeremy Hermida and Robinzon Diaz helped Nashville to their eight-hit total.

Lefty Brad Mills logged six scoreless innings for Nashville, limiting the Aces to two hits in his sixth quality start of the season. He fanned four, walked four and left in line for the win.

Rehabbing Brewers pitcher Tom Gorzelanny worked 1 2/3 innings behind Mills, allowing one hit and picking up one strikeout in the 23-pitch outing.

Reliever Michael Blazek completed the eighth inning by inducing a groundout, before Jeffress came in for the save opportunity.

Jeffress benefitted from the walk-off and picked up his third win of the season. Reno’s Jess Todd (2-1) was charged the loss, surrendering the game’s only run.

The Sounds will play game two of the four-game series with the Reno Aces on Tuesday night at 7:05pm. RHP Ariel Pena (4-5, 4.53) will start for Nashville opposite RHP Zeke Spruill (3-2, 5.68). Broadcaster Jeff Hem has the call on 102.5 The Game.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (35-30) 2, Reno Aces (37-27) 1
June 9, 2014

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Reno Aces 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 1


One out when winning run scored.



 

Reno AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Campana, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .273
Ahmed, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .310
Marte, Al, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .375
Jacobs, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .350
1-Chafin, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375
Dorn, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319
Marte, An, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .327
Cunningham, A, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .239
Wilson, Bo, C 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .230
a-Kieschnick, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Todd, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Bortnick, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .169
Eitel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lalli, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
Schultz, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Paterson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Freeman, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 28 1 4 0 5 5 13 .296
a-Flied out for Wilson, Bo in the 9th.
1-Ran for Jacobs in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Ahmed (12, Gorzelanny).
TB: Marte, An; Wilson, Bo; Ahmed 2; Campana.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ahmed; Marte, An; Marte, Al.
SAC: Schultz.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
E: Freeman (2, fielding).

 

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bianchi, SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .324
Herrera, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .352
Gindl, CF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .253
Morris, H, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .279
Hermida, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .253
Velez, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .304
Gorzelanny, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Blazek, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Halton, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .260
Jeffress, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Orr, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .272
Diaz, R, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .241
Mills, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Mattison, CF 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .198
Totals 34 2 8 2 3 5 18 .257
a-Walked for Blazek in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Velez (12, Schultz), Morris, H (13, Eitel).
TB: Velez 2; Hermida; Orr; Bianchi 2; Diaz, R; Morris, H 3.
RBI: Orr (16), Bianchi (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Orr 2; Gindl; Mills.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Mattison (6, 2nd base off Todd/Lalli).FIELDING
E: Bianchi (2, throw).

 

 

Reno IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Schultz 5.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 5.35
Paterson 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.60
Eitel 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1.73
Todd (L, 2-1) 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.55
Totals 8.1 8 2 1 3 5 0 4.30

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mills 6.0 2 0 0 4 4 0 1.57
Gorzelanny (H, 2) 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.93
Blazek (H, 3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.86
Jeffress (BS, 2)(W, 3-1) 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.88
Totals 9.0 4 1 0 5 5 0 3.37

 

 

Balk: Mills.
Pitches-strikes: Schultz 97-58, Paterson 11-7, Eitel 33-21, Todd 14-9, Mills 84-50, Gorzelanny 23-15, Blazek 2-2, Jeffress 18-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Schultz 7-3, Paterson 3-0, Eitel 1-2, Todd 2-0, Mills 12-1, Gorzelanny 0-2, Blazek 1-0, Jeffress 1-1.
Batters faced: Schultz 22, Paterson 3, Eitel 9, Todd 3, Mills 23, Gorzelanny 6, Blazek 1, Jeffress 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Blazek 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Reilly. 1B: Alex Ortiz. 2B: Marcus Pattillo. 3B: Jordan Ferrell.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, L to R.
T: 2:58.
Att: 1,911.
Venue: Herschel Greer Stadium.
June 9, 2014

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