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Nashville Sounds pound Fresno Grizzlies, 13-3

 

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Nashville SoundsFresno, CA – The Nashville Sounds red-hot offense flipped it into high gear Thursday night with a 13-3 win over the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchansi Park.

The runs came in waves for the top home run hitting team in Minor League Baseball. Matt Chapman hit a solo homer, and Franklin Barreto clubbed a three-run blast as part of a four-run top of the third inning.

It continued in the fourth when Joey Wendle started the inning with a triple down the right field line. Wendle’s knock would be one of four extra-base hits in the frame. Matt McBride doubled, Barreto drove in two more runs with another double, and Matt Olson finished the scoring with the third double of the inning to give Nashville (18-19) a 9-1 lead.

Nashville Sounds sets season-high in runs and hits in series-clinching win over Fresno. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds sets season-high in runs and hits in series-clinching win over Fresno. (Nashville Sounds)

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El Paso Chihuahuas rally in the ninth to beat Nashville Sounds, 8-6

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The El Paso Chihuahuas scored a pair of runs in the ninth inning to grab an 8-6 win over the Nashville Sounds, spoiling Bark in the Park Night in front of 8,691 humans and 500+ dogs at First Tennessee Park Tuesday night.

Nashville (13-16) scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth to even the game at 6-6 only to see El Paso do the exact same in the ninth to steal a series-clinching win.

Reliever Ross Detwiler started the top of the ninth for the Sounds and got two quick outs before yielding a walk to Diego Goris. The Sounds turned to right-hander Simon Castro out of the bullpen. He hit Dusty Coleman with a pitch, and then allowed consecutive run-scoring singles to Christian Villanueva and Rocky Gale.

Nashville Sounds Lose Final Three of Four-Game Series to El Paso Chihuahuas. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Lose Final Three of Four-Game Series to El Paso Chihuahuas. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall to El Paso Chihuahuas, 5-4

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Another late comeback attempt fell short for the Nashville Sounds in a 5-4 loss to the El Paso Chihuahuas in front of 5,943 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday night.

Renato Nuñez belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull the Sounds within a run, but that’s where the game ended up.

Nashville put three runners on after the home run but failed to score. Matt Chapman singled but was caught stealing moments later. After two more reached safely, Ryan LaMarre struck out to end the threat.

Nashville Sounds loses 5-4 to El Paso Chihuahuas Monday night at First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds loses 5-4 to El Paso Chihuahuas Monday night at First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds late rally falls short against El Paso Chihuahuas

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – A ninth inning rally fell short in the Nashville Sounds’ 3-2 loss to the El Paso Chihuahuas in front of 8,773 fans at First Tennessee Park Sunday afternoon.

Trailing 3-1 entering the bottom of the ninth, Matt Olson sparked a rally with a sharp single to right-center. After Phil Maton struck out Renato Nuñez for the first out, Matt Chapman lined a double to the gap in left-center to score Olson and make it 3-2.

A fly out to right field by Jaycob Brugman put Chapman on third, but Matt McBride struck out to end the game.

Chihuahuas Even Four-Game Series with Sounds at One Game Each. (Nashville Sounds)

Chihuahuas Even Four-Game Series with Sounds at One Game Each. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds releases Tentative Opening Day Roster

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club, in conjunction with the Oakland Athletics, has announced its tentative Opening Day roster. The Sounds begin the 40th anniversary season on Thursday when they open Pacific Coast League play in Round Rock, Texas.

Led by the 21-year-old number one prospect Franklin Barreto, the Sounds have nine players listed among Oakland’s top prospects (according to Baseball America). The list includes INF Matt Chapman (No. 3), INF Chad Pinder (No. 7), RHP Daniel Gossett (No. 8), C Bruce Maxwell (No. 10), INF/OF Matt Olson (No. 17), INF/OF Renato Nuñez (No. 18), RHP Paul Blackburn (No. 23), and RHP Bobby Wahl (No. 26).

Nine Baseball America Top-30 Prospects & Lipscomb Alum Highlight 2017 Nashville Sounds Squad.

Nine Baseball America Top-30 Prospects & Lipscomb Alum Highlight 2017 Nashville Sounds Squad.

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APSU Governors Baseball kicks off 2017 hosting Riverview Inn Govs Challenge

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team gets the 2017 campaign underway when it hosts the Riverview Inn Governors Challenge, Friday-Sunday, at Raymond C. Hand Park.

The Govs will host Illinois State, Indiana State and Youngstown State in the round-robin event. APSU’s four-game, season-opening homestand concludes with a Tuesday contest against Southern Illinois.

Austin Peay Baseball hosts Riverview Inn Governors Challenge at Raymond C. Hand Park this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball hosts Riverview Inn Governors Challenge at Raymond C. Hand Park this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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2017 Nashville Sounds Coaching Staff

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds 2017 coaching staff has been announced by the Oakland Athletics and is highlighted by new Manager, Ryan Christenson.

Christenson, 42, will manage at the Triple-A level for the first time after leading the Double-A Midland RockHounds to Texas League titles in 2015 and 2016.

The 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year, Christenson enters his fifth season in the Oakland organization. His coaching staff will consist of pitching coach Rick Rodriguez, hitting coach Eric Martins, athletic trainer Brad LaRosa and strength and conditioning coach Henry Torres. Rodriguez, Martins and LaRosa were members of the 2016 Sounds coaching staff.

Ryan Christenson to Lead the Sounds after Winning 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year

Ryan Christenson to Lead the Sounds after Winning 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year

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Austin Peay State University Baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers named to AFL Fall Star Game

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityScottsdale, AZ – Austin Peay State University baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers has been named to the Arizona Fall League Fall Star Game, Major League Baseball announced earlier this week.

Austin Peay Baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball plays home exhibition against Ontario Blue Jays October 13th

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will host the Ontario Blue Jays amateur baseball club in a 3:00pm, Thursday, October 13th exhibition contest at Raymond C. Hand Park.

Austin Peay Baseball takes on Ontario Blue Jays in an exhibition game Thursday, October 13th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball takes on Ontario Blue Jays in an exhibition game Thursday, October 13th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nashville Sounds Brad LaRosa named PCL Trainer of the Year

 

Pacific Coast League - PCLRound Rock, TX – The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) has selected Nashville Sounds’ Brad LaRosa the 2016 PCL Trainer of the Year.

The award is given annually to one member of each of the 16 Leagues in Minor League Baseball, as well as the Dominican Summer League, in a selection by their peers. As the PCL winner, LaRosa is now eligible for the Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year award, which is voted upon by full membership of the PBATS and announced at the 2016 Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in Washington, D.C.

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