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Sounds Win Series Opener In Reno, 11-5

 

Nashville SoundsReno, NV – The Nashville Sounds opened the second portion of their West Coast road trip with an 11-5 victory over Reno on Sunday evening at Aces Ballpark in the opener of a four-game series.

The win marked the seventh straight series opener victory for Nashville (57-59).

The Sounds took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Logan Schafer led off the contest with a single and later scored on a Mat Gamel groundout.

Reno responded with a pair of runs in the home half of the frame when cleanup hitter Andy Tracy belted a two-out, two-run homer to right off Nashville starter Frankie De La Cruz. The veteran’s 14th big fly of the season gave the Aces a short-lived 2-1 advantage.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville exploded for four runs to grab a 5-2 lead in the top of the second, with three of those scores coming on Schafer’s second Triple-A home run – a three-run shot to right off Reno starter Wade Miley.

The Sounds added a run in the third on catcher Mike Rivera’s leadoff homer to left off Miley, his seventh roundtripper of the year.

A two-out walk came back to haunt De La Cruz in the fourth as Reno cut the Sounds’ lead to 6-3. After Juan Miranda drew the free pass, Konrad Schmidt and Angel Berroa strung together back-to-back, two-out singles to plate the Aces’ third run of the night.

In the top of the seventh, Nashville plated a run against ex-Sound Jeff Bennett when Eric Farris led off with a double and later scored on a Gamel RBI single.

In the bottom of the inning, Reno got a double of runs back from De La Cruz to make it a 7-5 game. Schmidt led off by belting his ninth homer of the year for Reno, a solo shot to left. After a pair of singles and a wild pitch put runners on second and third with one out, Mark Hallberg hit a comebacker to De La Cruz that drove in Berroa from third.

Edwin Maysonet (4-for-5) delivered a big two-out, two-run single against Bennett in the top of the eighth to extend the Sounds’ lead back to four runs at 9-5. Both runs crossed home in unearned fashion following a fielding error by Berroa at shortstop earlier in the frame.

Nashville closed out the night’s scoring with a pair of ninth-inning runs against Aces reliever Brian Stokes. Sounds third baseman Taylor Green led off the frame with his 19th home run of the season, a solo shot to right off that extended the visitors’ lead to 10-5. Gamel followed Green’s blast with a single and later scored on a two-out Brandon Boggs double.

De La Cruz (7-6) picked up a victory for his fourth consecutive start for the Sounds. He allowed five runs on six hits while striking out seven batters and walking five in 6 2/3 innings of action.

Miley (3-1) suffered his first defeat of the year after giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits in six frames of action.

The teams continue the series with a 9:05pm CT contest on Monday. Left-hander Sam Narron (5-5, 4.78) will toe the rubber for the Sounds to face Reno right-hander Barry Enright (8-3, 5.14).

Box Score

Reno Aces (66-49) 5, Nashville Sounds (57-59) 11

August 7th, 2011

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville       1 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 11 16 0
Reno       2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 8 2
 
Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schafer, CF 5 2 2 3 0 1 2 .411
Maysonet, SS 5 1 4 2 0 1 0 .298
Farris, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 4 .265
Green, T, 3B 4 1 1 1 1 1 5 .331
Gamel, 1B 5 1 2 2 0 1 5 .327
Rivera, Mi, C 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 .241
Gindl, RF 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 .299
Boggs, LF 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 .237
De La Cruz, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111
  Segovia, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  a-Brown, J, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305
  Herrera, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Almonte, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .301
  Hand, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
Totals 43 11 16 10 1 6 25 .280
 
a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Segovia in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Herrera in the 9th.
 
BATTING2B: Gindl (17, Miley), Farris (20, Bennett), Boggs (13, Stokes).

HR: Schafer (2, 2nd inning off Miley, 2 on, 1 out), Rivera, Mi (7, 3rd inning off Miley, 0 on, 0 out), Green, T (19, 9th inning off Stokes, 0 on, 0 out).

TB: Schafer 5; Maysonet 4; Farris 3; Green, T 4; Gamel 2; Rivera, Mi 4; Gindl 3; Boggs 3.

RBI: Gamel 2 (81), Schafer 3 (16), Rivera, Mi (29), Maysonet 2 (27), Green, T (75), Boggs (33).

2-out RBI: Maysonet 2; Boggs.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera, Mi 2; Gamel 2; Almonte.

SAC: Brown, J.

GIDP: Rivera, Mi.

Team RISP: 5-for-18.

Team LOB: 7.FIELDING

DP: 3 (Maysonet-Farris-Gamel, Gamel-Maysonet-Gamel, Green, T-Farris-Gamel).

Reno AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Frey, LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .293
Hallberg, 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 .262
Langerhans, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .320
Tracy, A, 3B-1B 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 .290
Gillespie, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .314
Miranda, 1B 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 .269
  Bennett, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
  a-Restovich, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .174
  Stokes, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Schmidt, C 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 .303
Berroa, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .400
Miley, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .111
  Hammock, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273
Totals 32 5 8 5 5 9 17 .311
 
 
a-Struck out for Bennett in the 8th.
 
BATTINGHR: Tracy, A (14, 1st inning off De La Cruz, 1 on, 2 out), Schmidt (9, 7th inning off De La Cruz, 0 on, 0 out).

TB: Frey; Tracy, A 5; Gillespie; Schmidt 5; Berroa 2.

RBI: Tracy, A 2 (41), Berroa (7), Schmidt (42), Hallberg (50).

2-out RBI: Tracy, A 2; Berroa.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Miley; Langerhans.

GIDP: Gillespie; Miranda; Schmidt.

Team RISP: 1-for-6.

Team LOB: 5.FIELDING

E: Tracy, A (4, fielding), Berroa (2, fielding).

DP: (Berroa-Hallberg-Tracy, A).

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
De La Cruz (W, 7-6) 6.2 6 5 5 5 7 2 3.88
Segovia (H, 3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.59
Herrera  1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.97
Hand  1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.50
Totals 9.0 8 5 5 5 9 2 4.38
                 
Reno IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Miley (L, 3-1) 6.0 9 6 5 1 6 2 4.17
Bennett  2.0 4 3 1 0 0 0 4.74
Stokes  1.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 9.82
Totals 9.0 16 11 8 1 6 3 5.93
 

WP: De La Cruz, Miley 2, Stokes.

Balk: Miley.

Pitches-strikes: De La Cruz 120-69, Segovia 6-3, Herrera 19-9, Hand 9-6, Miley 102-70, Bennett 36-21, Stokes 30-18.

Groundouts-flyouts: De La Cruz 5-5, Segovia 0-0, Herrera 1-0, Hand 3-0, Miley 5-5, Bennett 6-0, Stokes 2-1.

Batters faced: De La Cruz 29, Segovia 1, Herrera 4, Hand 3, Miley 29, Bennett 10, Stokes 6.

Inherited runners-scored: Segovia 1-0.

Umpires: HP: Barry Larson. 1B: Kellen Levy. 2B: . 3B: Tyler Ramsey.

Weather: 88 degrees, clear.

Wind: 18 mph, L to R.

T: 2:58.

Att: 6,462.

Compiled by MLB Advanced Media


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