Topic: Pacific Coast League
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds infielder Joey Wendle was named as the second baseman on the 2015 All-Pacific Coast League team today, which was announced by the league office this afternoon.
The 25-year-old has spent the entire season with the Sounds, playing in a team-high 129 games and hitting .287 (156-for-544) with 40 doubles, seven triples, eight home runs, 52 RBIs and 10 steals. He paces the club with 55 extra-base hits and is second with 42 multi-hit games. It was his first season above the Double-A level and his fourth year of professional baseball.
Young 19-Year-Old Makes Impressive Debut For Nashville In Win
Tacoma, WA – Young Jesus Zambrano provided a welcomed spark during the second game of a doubleheader against Tacoma on Sunday night, making a strong debut and helping Nashville to an 8-4 win in the series finale.
It had been a tough series for the Nashville pitching staff going into Sunday’s series finale, but when the youthful Zambrano was called upon, he answered in a big way. Fresh off his 19th birthday just one week ago, the right-hander was promoted from the AZL A’s earlier in the day to make his first start above the Arizona League level in his brief three-year career. He did not disappoint.
Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jason Pridie Belts Two Home Runs To Join The 20-20 Club
Tacoma, WA – Jason Pridie smashed his way into the history books by pounding a pair of home runs in a 6-5 loss to Tacoma in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Cheney Stadium.
The two-homer game was the second this season for Pridie and bumped his long ball total to 20, a new career high. He became the first Sound since J.J. Davis (2003) to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in a season. Pridie also established a new career high (88) by tying a season-high four RBIs in the contest.
Fan Appreciation Festivities Cap Opening Season At First Tennessee Park; Team To Welcome 15 Millionth Fan In Franchise History
Nashville, TN – As the Sounds close in on their 15 millionth fan in franchise history, they get set to host the last four games at First Tennessee Park this season against the Round Rock Express (Triple-A Texas Rangers) beginning Monday, August 31st.
In addition to the final jersey auction of the season, those in attendance at Thursday evening’s home finale will be treated to Fan Appreciation Night.
Tanner Peters Throws 1.2 Scoreless in Triple-A Debut
Tacoma, WA – Nashville built an early 3-0 lead, but Tacoma stormed back scoring eight unanswered runs to defeat the Sounds at Cheney Stadium on Friday night.
After Ryan Roberts doubled, Jason Pridie gave the Sounds an early 2-0 lead, driving in the veteran utility man and infielder Joey Wendle. Wendle keyed another rally in his next at bat, hitting his 38th double of the season and then coming around to score on a Brent Morel single. The hits came off rehabbing Seattle Mariners starter James Paxton.
Rangel Ravelo and Tyler Ladendorf Both Hit Their First Home Runs In Loss
Tacoma, WA – The Sounds blasted two early home runs but fell short in Thursday’s series opener at Cheney Stadium, losing 12-5 to the Tacoma Rainiers.
Nashville had Brad Mills slated to make the Thursday evening start, but reliever Dan Otero stepped in to make a spot-start instead. The right-hander had not allowed a run in his last 19 innings of work dating back to June 19th, but had Tacoma plate four runs in his second and final inning of the start. Shawn O’Malley delivered the big blow, a two-out, three-run homer to help the Rainiers to an early 4-1 lead.
Jason Pridie Slams 18th Homer In Loss
Reno, NV – The Sounds fell victim to a five-run seventh inning and squandered an opportunity to win the series, losing 11-5 in Wednesday’s series finale against Reno at Aces Ballpark.
After Reno took an early lead by scoring two in the second, Nashville tied things up in the fourth. Brent Morel was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and Jason Pridie followed by smashing his 18th home run of the season. The two-run shot was the outfielder’s 14th on the road and closed the gap in his pursuit to steal 20 bases and hit 20 home runs this season.
All Nine Sounds Hitters Record a Hit, Cody Martin Notches Quality Start
Reno, NV – The Nashville Sounds hit parade continued on Tuesday night as they out-slugged Reno 7-4 at Aces Ballpark.
The first inning began how many opening frame have started this season for Nashville, the red-hot Joey Wendle smacked his 37th double of the season and came around to score on a Jason Pridie single. The outfielder became the first Sound to hit the 80 RBI plateau on the play.
Reno immediately answered, getting a run on a sacrifice fly by Jamie Romak. The Aces would load the bases, but Sounds’ starter Cody Martin struck Todd Glaesmann out swinging to leave them loaded. Nashville is now outscoring their opponents 80-50 in the opening frame this season.
Brent Morel Stays Hot With Another Multi-Hit Game
Reno, NV – For the first time since 2013, the Nashville Sounds were defeated by the Reno Aces, falling, 5-4 at Aces Ballpark.
Reno put Nashville starter Zach Neal in a precarious position to start the first inning, placing runners on the corners with no outs for the dangerous Nick Evans. Neal traded the run for a double play, and the Sounds went to the second in a 1-0 hole.
After posting 21 hits the night before, the Sounds picked right up where they left off in the second. Rangel Ravelo singled to lead off the frame and Nate Freiman walked.
Nashville Offense Records Season-High 21 Hits
Reno, NV – Aaron Brooks dominated in Sunday’s series opener and the Nashville offense smashed 21 hits, as the Sounds won their fourth straight by beating the Reno Aces at Aces Ballpark, 8-4.
In just his second start as a Sound, Brooks came out firing. He retired 10 straight to open the contest and mastered the Aces through seven innings. Reno collected just three hits off the right-hander and was victim to the strikeout eight different times. Brooks never allowed a walk and lowered his ERA to 3.56 in PCL play before being relieved in the eighth. The win improved his record to 8-6.
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