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Nashville Sounds get swept by Oklahoma City RedHawks

 

Sosa Hurls Seven Scoreless For Visitors As Nashville Suffers Fifth Straight Defeat

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Right-hander Henry Sosa tossed seven strong innings as the Oklahoma City RedHawks completed a four-game sweep of the Nashville Sounds with a 2-1 victory on a wet Friday evening at Greer Stadium in front of 7,101 fans.

Nashville (4-12), which finished 2-6 on its opening homestand of the year, suffered its fifth straight loss overall and fell to just 1-7 against Oklahoma City this season.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Sosa (1-0) tossed a gem for the visitors, twirling seven shutout frames and allowing only four hits and striking out six batters to pick up his first win of the year.

Oklahoma City grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning when J.B. Shuck singled with one out and later scored from third on a two-out wild pitch by Sounds starter Mike Fiers.

The RedHawks doubled the advantage in the fourth on Jimmy Paredes’ one-out RBI single to right.

Fiers (0-2) took the loss for Nashville while pitching on three days’ rest. He allowed two runs on five hits over five innings of work, walking one batter and striking out three.

Enerio Del Rosario pitched a scoreless eighth for the RedHawks before the Sounds finally got onto the scoreboard in the ninth against Jose Valdez, who recorded his fourth save despite allowing the run.

Brooks Conrad led off with a double to the left-center gap and later scored on a Sean Halton sacrifice fly to center to provide the Sounds’ lone run of the night.

The Sounds travel to Omaha tomorrow to begin a nine-day, eight-game road trip that contains consecutive series against division rivals. Saturday’s 7:05pm contest kicks off a four-game set against the defending PCL champion Storm Chasers. After an off day on Wednesday, Nashville plays a four-game series at Iowa before returning to Greer Stadium on Monday, April 30th.

In tomorrow’s series opener in Omaha, Sounds right-hander Donovan Hand (0-0, 5.00) makes a spot start to face Omaha right-hander Vin Mazzaro (0-0, 6.75).

Box Score

Oklahoma City RedHawks (12-4) 2, Nashville Sounds (4-12) 1
April 20th, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oklahoma City RedHawks 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
Nashville Sounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0




Okla. City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Shuck, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .273
Sanchez, Ag, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .220
Bixler, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .500
Wallace, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .239
Del Rosario, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Valdez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hernandez, Di, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118
Ruggiano, CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .300
Snyder, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200
Paredes, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .265
Powell, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .321
Sosa, P 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Hessman, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .154
Totals 33 2 7 1 2 7 17 .269
BATTING
2B: Ruggiano (6, Fiers), Paredes (1, Lowe).
TB: Shuck 2; Wallace; Bixler; Ruggiano 2; Paredes 3.
RBI: Paredes (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Powell; Wallace; Snyder; Shuck.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Bixler (6, 2nd base off Fiers/Maldonado), Ruggiano (3, 2nd base off Fiers/Maldonado).
CS: Paredes (1, 2nd base by Fiers/Maldonado).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Sosa (Patterson, C at 1st base).

 

Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Schafer, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Maysonet, SS-RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231
Conrad, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .385
Green, T, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .218
Halton, 1B 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 .300
Maldonado, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .244
Patterson, C, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .208
Perez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Farris, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .217
Fiers, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
a-Gindl, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Lowe, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Statia, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .216
Totals 30 1 6 1 1 7 8 .236
a-Grounded out for Fiers in the 5th.
BATTING
2B: Green, T (2, Sosa), Conrad (2, Valdez, J).
TB: Farris; Conrad 2; Halton 2; Patterson, C; Green, T 2.
RBI: Halton (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson, C; Maldonado; Maysonet.
SAC: Schafer.
SF: Halton.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
CS: Patterson, C (1, 2nd base by Sosa/Powell).
PO: Patterson, C (1st base by Sosa).

 

Okla. City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sosa (W, 1-0) 7.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 1.69
Del Rosario (H, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.63
Valdez, J (S, 4) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.42
Totals 9.0 6 1 1 1 7 0 2.65

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Fiers (L, 0-2) 5.0 5 2 2 1 3 0 6.23
Lowe 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Perez, J 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.25
Totals 9.0 7 2 2 2 7 0 4.10



WP: Fiers.
HBP: Powell (by Perez, J).
Pitches-strikes: Sosa 108-73, Del Rosario 12-10, Valdez, J 15-10, Fiers 74-52, Lowe 25-16, Perez, J 41-27.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sosa 7-3, Del Rosario 2-0, Valdez, J 1-1, Fiers 6-4, Lowe 3-1, Perez, J 3-0.
Batters faced: Sosa 25, Del Rosario 4, Valdez, J 4, Fiers 20, Lowe 8, Perez, J 8.
Umpires: HP: Barry Larson. 1B: Kellen Levy. 3B: Brian Hertzog.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, R to L.
T: 2:37.
Att: 7,101.


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