Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club begins a four-game homestand on Tuesday, May 31st when they welcome the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Round Rock Express, to First Tennessee Park.
Going into play today, the Sounds hold a 1 ½ game lead over the Express for first place in the American South Division.
Below is a preview for each game of the homestand:
Nashville Sounds 12 Hits is Most Since April 21st at Colorado Springs
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds used two big innings to score a series-opening 8-5 win over the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park Tuesday night.
Trailing 3-0, Nashville exploded for five runs in the fourth inning, and then another three runs in the sixth.
Max Muncy started the scoring for the Sounds with a bang when he launched a solo homer off Iowa starter Stephen Perakslis to start the fourth.
The right-handed Parakslis turned around and retired the next two batters, but then allowed the next four Sounds to reach and ultimately score.
Memphis Combines on Three-Pitcher Shutout
Nashville, TN – The Memphis Redbirds shut out the Nashville Sounds 5-0 in front of 4,894 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday night.
Nashville managed just six hits on the night as they were shut out for the second time this year. The scoring opportunities were never there as they went just 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position.
Patrick Wisdom got the Redbirds on the board in a hurry when he belted a solo homer off Sounds starter Chris Smith in the second.
Cubs Score Three Runs in the Eighth to Grab Series Win
Nashville, TN – The Iowa Cubs scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning on their way to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 5,857 fans at First Tennessee Park Thursday night.
In a 1-1 game, Kristopher Negron led off the eighth with a triple to the right-center gap off of Nashville reliever J.B. Wendelken. Moments later, Munenori Kawasaki singled to right to score Negron and give the Cubs a 2-1 lead.
Wendelken came back to strike out John Andreoli for the second out, but then allowed a run-scoring triple to Albert Almora Jr. On the next pitch, Wendelken uncorked a wild pitch to allow Almora to score and make it 4-1.
Nashville Sounds Now 2-5 in One-Run Games
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds dropped another one-run game Sunday afternoon, this time a 4-3 decision to the New Orleans Zephyrs in front of 7,593 fans at First Tennessee Park.
Along with the Sky Sox, the Sounds have played the most one-run games in the Pacific Coast League and are 2-5 in such games.
Pitching on only three days’ rest, Sounds starter Jesse Hahn labored through a 34-pitch first inning. After a 4-RBI night in the series opener last night, Destin Hood’s run-scoring single gave the Zephyrs a 1-0 lead just four batters into the game.
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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay was fortunate things didn’t work out for Rowdy Hardy at his first college baseball stop
After one redshirt year at Ole Miss, Hardy elected to transfer to Jackson State Community College, where he pitched for former Gov Steve Cornelison and led the conference in innings pitched.
At that point, Austin Peay set its sights on the durable hurler— then-APSU head coach Gary McClure always had a penchant for lefties. But not even McClure could not have envisioned what the 6-2 slender slinger was going to accomplish during the next three seasons and in the process earn the distinction of becoming a member of APSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
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A.J. Gaura becomes Volunteer Assistant
In addition, Janssen announced former Govs pitcher A.J. Gaura will move into the team’s volunteer coach position for the upcoming season.
Protective Netting Installed In Compliance With MLB Recommendations
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds, in accordance with recommendations issued by Major League Baseball, have extended the protective netting behind home plate to cover the seating area behind both dugouts at First Tennessee Park for the 2016 season.
First Tennessee Park has been outfitted with new protective nets – at the same height as the already-existing backstop behind home plate — that run the length of each dugout.
“Based on the proximity of our Premium seats to the playing field, the reaction time to a foul ball directly behind the dugouts is almost non-existent, and fan safety is of utmost importance to us,” said Garry Arthur, Sounds COO & General Manager.
Clarksville, TN – It was hard not to feel as though Christmas had come early when news of the Shelby Miller deal broke.
A Dansby Swanson? All for me? And an Aaron Blair for my pitching collection? And wow… an Ender Inciarte! I’ve never had one of those! Oh here, I got you a Shelby Miller… slightly used. Hmm, I feel kinda bad about that now. Want a gift card?
If I knew any Diamonbacks fans, I probably would’ve felt bad for them. They’ve now mortgaged three first-round picks—including Swanson, the No. 1 overall in 2015—and a legitimately exciting defensive outfielder for Shelby Miller, a marginal pitching prospect and the right not to pay Bronson Arroyo any more money. The franchise is going for it, which is an exciting phrase to hear—it was also the same phrase Braves fans heard when Atlanta acquired the Upton’s, and that didn’t turn out all that well.
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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team returns to the Knoxville Tennessee area for the third member of its early signing period class, adding right-handed pitcher Tyler Thompson to its 2017 class.
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