Nashville Sounds Baseball
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds third baseman Hainley Statia provided the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 7-6 victory over the Round Rock Express on Friday night at Greer Stadium.
With Corey Patterson on third base on two outs, Statia roped a liner to right field for the Sounds’ second last-at-victory in consecutive nights and eighth of the season. Nashville moved to 19-28 on the season and 12-5 in one-run games.Outfielder Corey Patterson (2-for-3) was the lone Sound with multiple hits while six others collected one hit.
The Sounds batted around with only one hit while plating four runs in the bottom of the first on Round Rock starter and top prospect Martin Perez. Nashville quickly loaded the bases as the first three hitters reached open the frame abd scored their first two runs on an infield error and sacrifice fly by Patterson. Statia and catcher later worked two-out walks with the bases loaded to bring home the next two runs.
After second baseman Eric Farris singled to lead off the second inning, the hot-hitting Brooks Conrad extended the Sounds’ lead to 6-0 with a two-run bomb off of his name on the guitar-shaped scoreboard. His team-leading ninth homer was also his seventh long ball hit in his last eight games while also extending his hitting streak to a team-leading 15 games.
Round Rock plated their first run in the top of fourth after the club loaded the bases with no outs against Nashville starter Seth McClung. Joey Butler’s foul sacrifice fly down the right field line was caught by Caleb Gindl just a few feet from the wall, bringing home Yangervis Solarte.
The Express scored three more in the sixth to trim the lead to 4-6. McClung walked two, hit two, and allowed two singles frame before getting removed with two outs in the inning.
Facing his former club, McClung surrendered four runs on five hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings for a no-decision.
Lowe was charged with two runs and a blown save. Amaury Rivas tossed one scoreless inning. Vinnie Chulk worked around a hit while fanning two to earn his first save of the year.
Perez earned a no-decision with six runs (three earned) and four walks in four innings. Ben Snyder (1-2) took the loss.
The Sounds and Express continue their series at 6:35pm CT on Saturday night at Greer Stadium. Right-hander Mark Rogers (0-2, 5.29) look for his first win from the mound against Round righty Greg Reynolds (3-3, 4.15).
Nashville Sounds (19-28) 7, Round Rock Express (21-28) 6
May 25th, 2012
|Round Rock Express||0||0||0||1||0||3||2||0||0||6||10||2|
|Hernandez, L, SS||5||0||0||0||0||1||3||.225|
|Nelson, B, DH||4||1||2||1||1||1||1||.277|
|Butler, Jy, RF||3||0||0||1||0||1||2||.297|
|Martinez, L, C||2||0||0||1||0||1||0||.244|
|Perez, M, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
HR: Spilborghs (3, 7th inning off Lowe, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Nelson, B 2; Bianucci; Mendonca; Solarte; Borbon 2; Spilborghs 6.
RBI: Butler, Jy (29), Nelson, B (18), Bianucci (26), Martinez, L (11), Spilborghs 2 (17).
2-out RBI: Martinez, L.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spilborghs; Borbon 2; Hernandez, L.
SAC: Martinez, L.
SF: Butler, Jy.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING
SB: Borbon (9, 2nd base off McClung/Buller).
|Brown, J, DH||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.258|
|Patterson, C, LF||3||1||2||1||0||0||1||.256|
2B: Schafer (12, Perez, M), Gindl (7, Hankins).
HR: Conrad (9, 2nd inning off Perez, M, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Farris; Brown, J; Conrad 4; Schafer 2; Patterson, C 2; Gindl 2; Statia.
RBI: Patterson, C (11), Statia 2 (11), Buller (1), Conrad 2 (25).
2-out RBI: Statia 2; Buller.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schafer 3.
SF: Patterson, C.
GIDP: Maysonet 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.FIELDING
PB: Buller 2 (2).
|Snyder (L, 1-2)||1.0||1||1||1||0||1||0||2.57|
|Lowe (BS, 1)||1.1||3||2||2||0||0||1||1.06|
|Rivas (W, 3-2)||1.0||1||0||0||0||1||0||5.79|
|Chulk (S, 1)||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||3.38|
Snyder pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
HBP: Butler, Jy (by McClung), Martinez, L (by McClung).
Pitches-strikes: Perez, M 78-45, Hankins 28-18, Snyder 13-9, Yan 9-6, McClung 90-49, Lowe 22-16, Rivas 9-7, Chulk 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Perez, M 5-5, Hankins 2-1, Snyder 0-2, Yan 2-0, McClung 4-6, Lowe 2-1, Rivas 1-1, Chulk 0-1.
Batters faced: Perez, M 21, Hankins 7, Snyder 4, Yan 4, McClung 27, Lowe 7, Rivas 4, Chulk 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Yan 1-1, Lowe 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Stu Scheurwater. 1B: Mark Ripperger. 3B: Tripp Gibson III.
Weather: 87 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, R to L.