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Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds led nearly the entire game but Colorado Springs rallied in their final at bat to win 2-1 at Security Service Field on Thursday night.
Zach Neal was the story once again for Nashville. The right-hander turned in his fourth straight outing of seven innings or more, this time going seven scoreless. He pitched to contact to perfection on this night, inducing four double plays. With his recent hot streak, the former Oklahoma Sooner has catapulted himself into a top-10 ERA (3.22) in the PCL.
Jason Pridie Hits His Eighth Home Run During July In Losing Effort
Colorado Springs, CO – The Sounds and Sky Sox went back-and-forth on Wednesday afternoon, but Colorado Springs collected a walk-off win and downed Nashville at Security Service Field with a 4-3 victory.
The Sounds got on the board first in the two games to begin the series and continued the trend with a tally in the opening frame. The strike came off the bat of Jason Pridie, whose solo home run gave Nashville the 1-0 lead. The outfielder has homered in all three games this series against his former team.
Jason Pridie Hits League-Best 7th Homer of July
Colorado Springs, CO – Jason Pridie and the Nashville Sounds offense stayed hot, as they narrowly edged the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 7-6 at Security Service Field on Tuesday night.
After three innings the game was locked up at three. The Sounds exploded for three runs in the third inning, with Max Muncy doing most of the damage on a two-run single. Pridie would score the Sounds third run later that inning on a Nate Freiman RBI single.
Jason Pridie Launches Two Home Runs, Drives In Four
Colorado Springs, CO – The Sounds smashed seven extra-base hits, including three home runs, and cruised to a 10-5 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Security Service Field on Monday night.
Jason Pridie led the way once again for Nashville, blasting two long balls and collecting four RBIs in the rout. Joey Wendle also went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, while Nate Freiman went yard for the first time this season to help the Sounds to a five-run victory.
Nashville, TN – The Sounds were shut out on Sunday night at First Tennessee Park and dropped the series finale to the Omaha Storm Chasers, 3-0.
The finale stumbled off to a slow start in the opening stages, as Chris Bassitt and Andy Ferguson both suppressed any offensive attack. Omaha did finally jump on the scoreboard, but not until the fifth inning had rolled around.
The Storm Chasers had a prime chance to bust the game open in the sixth, but Bassitt got Rey Fuentes to ground out with the bases loaded to escape the jam.
Nine-Run Sixth Inning Largest Since 2011 Season
Colorado Springs, CO – The Sounds offense launched five home runs and posted a nine-run sixth inning to help Nashville cruise to a 16-11 win and take the series finale against Colorado Springs at Security Service Field on Sunday afternoon
Bryan Anderson (2-for-5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI), Joey Wendle (3-for-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI), Kent Matthes (2-for-5, 2 R, RBI) and Andy Parrino (2-for-5, HR, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) all went yard to help Nashville improve to 3-1 on the season. The Sounds had 10 extra-base hits in total and have now won three straight.
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Pridie’s Hustle Leads to Clutch Two-Out Hitting
Colorado Springs, CO – Jason Pridie’s hustle to narrowly beat out a would-be inning-ending double play in the first inning of Saturday’s tilt against Colorado Springs ended up being the difference in a Sounds 5-3 victory.
Pridie’s sprint extended the inning and gave the Sounds the opportunity to attack with two outs.
Three pitches later, Kent Matthes hit a double to plate Billy Burns and Pridie. Joey Wendle would then add an infield single to push Matthes to third. Niuman Romero then drove Matthes in on a groundball that found its way in to right field.
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All Nine Starters Contribute For 19-Hit Victory
Colorado Springs, CO – Baseballs were flying all over Security Service Field on Friday night as Nashville used a 19-hit attack to defeat the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 12-8 and get their first win of the season.
All nine starters for the Sounds had at least one hit while six of them produced multi-hit contests. Despite leaving 13 runners on base, Nashville went 8-for-19 with runners in scoring position and improved to 1-1 in 2015.
At the forefront of Friday night’s action was left-hander Barry Zito. The former Cy Young Award winner and World Series champion made his season debut for the Sounds but labored through 4.2 innings.
Nashville Strands Bases Loaded To End Game In 7-5 Defeat
Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds’ late-inning comeback fell short as they dropped the 2015 season opener to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox by a 7-5 score at Security Service Field on Thursday night.
The Sounds drew eight walks and outhit the Sky Sox 11-9, but never led on the scoreboard as their all-time Opening Day record dropped to 18-20.
The home team jumped out to a quick 2-0 advantage through the first two frames. Sky Sox first baseman Matt Clark gave his team the lead with a solo shot in the first and shortstop Luis Sardinas added an RBI single in the second.
Austin Peay Sports Information
Colorado, Springs, CO – Former Austin Peay State University basketball standout Greg Franklin, who led Chipola College to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I women’s title this spring, has been named NJCAA Division I Coach of the Year.
Franklin guided Chipola to a 34-1 record in 2014-15, leading the program to its first national championship. He coached two-time All-America forward Evelyn Akhator, who also was the Spalding® NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, along with second-team All-America guard sophomore guard Sueterrica Key.
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