Topic: Milwaukee Brewers
Nashville, TN - Darnell Coles, who had been announced as the Nashville Sounds’ 2014 manager last month, has accepted a position as the assistant hitting coach with the Detroit Tigers.
Coles had served as a minor league instructor in the Milwaukee Brewers system from 2010-13, including the past two years as manager at Double-A Huntsville.
Nashville, TN - Minor League Baseball™ announced today that it has selected Mike Guerrero, who managed the Nashville Sounds this season, as the winner of the sixth annual Mike Coolbaugh Award, presented to an individual who has shown an outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game and skill in mentoring young players on the field. The Coolbaugh Award will be presented during the Baseball Winter Meetings™ Banquet on Thursday, December 12th, at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Sounds welcome Darnell Coles as the team’s field manager for the 2014 season, replacing two-year Sounds skipper Mike Guerrero, who was promoted to the Milwaukee Brewers’ coaching staff earlier this off season.
The 51-year-old Coles becomes the 25th manager in the Sounds’ 37-year franchise history and will be joined by a returning coaching staff. Coach Bob Skube, pitching coach Fred Dabney, trainer Aaron Hoback, and strength & conditioning specialist Andrew Emmick will all return for another season in Music City in 2014.
Season Tickets On Sale Now For 72-Game Slate
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds announced their 2014 playing schedule today and will host 72 games at Greer Stadium during their 37th season of competition.
Nashville kicks off the Pacific Coast League season on Thursday, April 3rd in Omaha as part of a season-opening, eight-game road trip before beginning their 2014 home slate in Music City on Friday, April 11th, also against Omaha. The Sounds will conclude the season with a road trip, playing their final home contest on Wednesday, August 27th.
He will assist Garth Iorg with infield instruction and be assigned other responsibilities by manager Ron Roenicke.
Nashville, TN - Nashville Sounds starting pitcher Johnny Hellweg was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday afternoon by the league office.
Hellweg has turned in an outstanding season during his first year at the Triple-A level. The fireballer is 11-5 with a 3.16 ERA (42er/119.2ip) in 22 starts for the Sounds this season.
The 24-year-old ranks 2nd in the PCL in ERA and is tied for 2nd in wins, while leading the circuit in winning percentage (.688) and opponents average (.226).
Hellweg Enjoyed Solid First Year At Triple-A Level
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds starting pitcher Johnny Hellweg has been named to the 2013 All-Pacific Coast League Team, which was announced by the league office this afternoon.
The 24-year-old right-hander is 11-5 with a 3.16 ERA (42er/119.2ip) in 22 starts for the Sounds this season. He ranks 2nd in the PCL in ERA and is tied for 2nd in wins, while leading the circuit in winning percentage (.688) and opponents average (.226).
Albuquerque, NM – The Nashville Sounds never recovered from a six-run second inning Thursday night at Isotopes Park, losing 9-5 to the Albuquerque Isotopes.
After a perfect first inning, Sounds starter Zach Kroenke (5-15) ran into trouble in the second. The lefty, making the spot start for Chris Narveson, loaded the bases for Albuquerque’s infielder Justin Sellers, who hit a triple past a diving Kentrail Davis in center field to put the ‘Topes up three.
Nashville’s Johnny Hellweg Nabs Ninth Win In 3-2 Victory
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds held on to defeat the visiting Albuquerque Isotopes by a margin of 3-2 Thursday night at Greer Stadium to give Nashville the 2-2 series split.
Tied 1-1 in the fourth inning, Cole Garner helped the Sounds pull ahead with a double to the gap in right-center field, plating Kentrail Davis, who reached base on balls. Starting pitcher Johnny Hellweg (9-4) pushed a sacrifice bunt, his second of the night, to advance Garner to third. Josh Prince hit a sac-fly to drive in Garner and give the Sounds a 3-1 lead.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds snapped a six-game skid with a 7-6 victory over the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium in front of 7,721 fans in the opener of a four-game series.
Every Sounds starter recorded a hit in the contest except Hunter Morris, who drove in a run. Kentrail Davis enjoyed a successful Triple-A debut, going 2-for-4 with a pair of extra-base hits and an RBI on the night to pace three Nashville players with multiple-hit efforts.
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