Manager Steve Scarsone Returns For Second Season
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds 2016 coaching staff was named by the Oakland Athletics today and is highlighted by the return of Manager Steve Scarsone.
Scarsone, 49, enters his eighth season in the Oakland organization and fourth consecutive campaign as manager of the club’s top affiliate. His coaching staff will consist of pitching coach Rick Rodriguez, hitting coach Eric Martins, trainer Brad LaRosa and strength and conditioning coach A.J. Seeliger. LaRosa joins Scarsone as the only returning member from the 2015 coaching staff.
Joey Wendle Ninth-Inning Blast Caps Off Exciting 2015 Season
Papillion, NB – For the third straight year, the Nashville Sounds won their season finale, this time defeating the Omaha Storm Chasers, 6-3, at Werner Park on Labor Day.
Nick Rickles and James Harris recorded their first Triple-A hits to spur on the Sounds offense. Rickles doubled to score Nate Freiman in the second and then came around to score on an RBI single by Max Muncy. Harris singled to lead off the third and stole second base. Brent Morel singled advancing Harris to third, allowing Ryan Roberts to pick up the RBI via a sacrifice fly.
Jake Sanchez Earns First Triple-A Win, Barry Zito Returns
Papillion, NB – A 95-minute rain delay could not cool off the Nashville Sounds red-hot bats as they cruised to a 8-3 victory over Omaha at Werner Park on Sunday night.
The top of the Sounds order carried the load in this one as Craig Gentry, Joey Wendle and Brent Morel went a combined 6-for-12 on the night with five RBIs and five runs. Gentry began the game with a single to extend his road on-base streak to 31 games and then scored on a triple by Wendle.
Ryan Roberts Hits Seventh Home Run Of Season Off Omaha
Papillion, NB – The Sounds used home runs from Ryan Roberts and Brent Morel to power past the Storm Chasers on Saturday afternoon at Werner Park with a 10-5 win.
The first three innings of the contest breezed by in Nebraska before Roberts rained power from above. The left fielder took the 0-1 pitch from J.C. Sulbaran and booted it over the wall in left. Joey Wendle and Morel both scored on the three-run shot, marking the seventh home run Roberts has hit off Omaha this season.
Craig Gentry Hits Third Lead off Home Run Of Season In 7-3 Loss
Papillion, NE – The Sounds were victims of a 16-hit attack on Friday night at Werner Park, dropping the series opener to the Storm Chasers, 7-3.
The game got off on the right foot for the Sounds when Craig Gentry led off with a home run for the third time this season. The solo blast was the outfielder’s fifth this season, the most he has recorded in a year since 2009 with Frisco (8).
The Sounds offense set silent for six more innings before Ryan Roberts added another home run in the seventh.
Grand Total of 565,548 Take in a Game at First Tennessee Park, Most in the Past 25 Years
Nashville, TN – First Tennessee Park opened its gates for the final time on Thursday night, as the Sounds hosted Fan Appreciation Night and the Round Rock Express, falling 8-3.
The crowd of 8,938 at First Tennessee Park boosted the yearly total to 565,548 – the most the franchise has had in its last 25 seasons.
Before the beginning of the game, Sounds General Manager Garry Arthur and Sounds field manager Steve Scarsone awarded three Sounds players with year-end trophies.
Trevor Bayless Earns First Triple-A Win
Nashville, TN – Trailing 5-1 at stretch time, the Nashville Sounds rallied to defeat the Round Rock Express, 6-5 at First Tennessee Park on Wednesday night.
After Sounds starter Nate Long pitched himself out of jams in the first two frames, the Express finally broke through in the third. Drew Robinson reached on a fielder’s choice and then stole second base. He then scored off an opposite field single by top prospect Nomar Mazara. Ryan Rua hit a solo homer an inning later to make it 2-0.
The Express kept it rolling an inning later, putting two more runs up on Long and then loading the bases with one out in the sixth. The right-hander then got Robinson to groundout to Max Muncy who threw home for the force. Next Long got Mazara to flyout to left, leaving the bases loaded.
Nashville Sounds Welcome 15 Millionth Fan In Franchise History
Nashville, TN – The Sounds ran into a loaded offensive assault on Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park and lost 10-5 to the Round Rock Express.
Nashville continued its historic season attendance-wise and welcomed the 15 millionth fan in franchise history. Out of the 6,891 people to enter First Tennessee Park on Tuesday night, Stacy Avery walked inside with his wife and daughter as the lucky guest. Avery was recognized on the field during the game and awarded a prize package that included a trip to see the Oakland Athletics in spring training before the start of next season.
15 Millionth Fan In Franchise History Expected At Tuesday’s Game
Nashville, TN – Sean Nolin set the tone in Monday’s series opener against the Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park, helping Nashville cruise to a 5-1 win.
The crowd of 7,459 at First Tennessee Park closed the gap as the Sounds plan to welcome the 15 millionth fan in franchise history. The team will reach the historic milestone with a crowd of at least 4,050 on Tuesday night.
Nolin was making his fourth start following a recent stint on the disabled list and retired the first 12 batters he faced. The left-hander finished with a season-high six strikeouts and never issued a walk with his 76 pitches.
Nashville Sounds Infielder Enjoyed Breakout Year During Debut Season At Triple-A Level
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.
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