Right-hander Tosses Six Shutout Innings in Triple-A Debut
Nashville, TN – A stellar Triple-A debut from pitcher Daniel Mengden and a big game at the plate from Renato Nunez pushed the Nashville Sounds to a 5-1 win over the Iowa Cubs Monday night in front of 4,144 fans at First Tennessee Park.
Mengden, freshly promoted from Double-A Midland, tossed six shutout innings. In five total starts in 2016, he has not allowed any runs in four of them. He scattered five hits, walked a pair and struck out four in the win.
The right-hander got help from a number of Sounds in the lineup, but none more than Nunez. The third baseman went 3-for-4 with a home run, triple and two runs knocked in.
Bark in the Park, Peanut Free Night, Pink out the Park Highlight Upcoming Week at Ballpark
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club begins an eight-game homestand on Monday, May 2nd when they welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Iowa Cubs, to First Tennessee Park.
Following the four-game series against the Cubs, Nashville is set to welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Memphis Redbirds, for a four-game series from Friday, May 6th – Monday, May 9th.
Below is a preview for each game of the homestand.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has named Adam Nuse as the team’s new General Manager, an announcement made this afternoon by Sounds owner Frank Ward.
Nuse comes to Music City from the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League, where he served as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer since January 2014.
“We’re excited to bring a general manager of Adam’s caliber on board,” said Ward. “He is a talented and accomplished executive with a strong sales background and a passion for delivering an outstanding entertainment experience to fans. The Sounds look forward to a bright future under Adam’s leadership.”
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Danielle Liermann has put together one of the best freshman campaigns in school history for the Governors softball program and with the 2016 season coming to an end this week has made a strong case for being considered for several Ohio Valley Conference honors.
With three games left on this year’s schedule, Liermann – a 5-7, third baseman from Simi Valley, CA – is hitting .369, with nine doubles, a triple and six home runs.
Nashville Sounds Win First Shutout of Season
Round Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds finished their four-game series against the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 shutout win and took three out of four games to win their second series of the season.
Sounds starter Zach Neal was brilliant in the series finale. The right-hander pitched four 1-2-3 innings and recorded 11 consecutive outs from the second inning through the sixth. The former Oklahoma Sooner picked up his third win of the season in 7 1/3 shutout innings surrendering just four hits.
Tennessee Titans pick up Southern Mississippi CB Kalan Reed with the last pick of the 2016 NFL Draft
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans selected Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles cornerback Kalan Reed in the 7th round (253rd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was also the last player picked in the draft.
The 5’11”, 195 pound Reed had a 4.38 second time in the 40 yard dash and a 41.5″ vertical jump at the NFL Combine.
Nashville, TN – In the 7th round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans selected UCLA Bruins linebacker Aaron Wallace with the 222nd overall pick Saturday.
The 6’3″ 240 pound Wallace ran the 40 yard dash in 4.57 seconds at the NFL Combine. He had 25 reps on the bench press (225 pounds), a 36″ vertical leap and ran the short shuttle in 4.27 seconds.
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Memphis, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field battled the elements at this weekend’s Memphis Invitational, turning in several good marks despite the conditions at the Murphy Sports Complex that forced the postponement of Friday’s limited schedule and wreaked havoc at times during Saturday’s competition.
Sounds Squander Late Opportunities to tie game
Round Rock, TX – A pitchers’ duel through five innings turned into a hitters sixth inning as both teams broke through for the games only runs at Dell Diamond Saturday night and the Express took game three of the four-game series from the Sounds 3-2.
The Sounds broke through first in the top of the sixth inning as Max Muncy singled to right to score Joey Wendle to break the scoreless tie. Renato Nunez then hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Chad Pinder and the Sounds led 2-0.
Round Rock answered back in the bottom of the frame scoring three runs with two outs to take a 3-2 lead. Round Rock shortstop Jurickson Profar singled to right field to score Ryan Strausborger to cut the Sounds lead in half.
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Morehead, KY – Junior pitcher Caleb Powell matched his season-high with six innings, allowing one run, to help Austin Peay State University’s baseball team to a 6-2 Ohio Valley Conference victory against Morehead State, Saturday night at Allen Field.
Powell (5-2) kept Morehead State’s offense off-balance through four scoreless innings to start the game. He allowed just one hit in those first four frames – a lead off single in the third that he left stranded as he retired the next three batters.
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