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Nashville Sounds lose heartbreaker as Round Rock Express comes from behind to win 6-5

 

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Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – Ryan Spilborghs slid under the tag of catcher Humberto Quintero in the 8th inning to give the Round Rock Express a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday night at The Dell Diamond.

Spilborghs led off the eighth with single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, moved to third on a Koyie Hill single, and came home on Julio Borbon’s infield ground out.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville (62-73) has lost three of the first four in the series and 18 of their last 23 games at The Dell Diamond since the beginning of the 2010 season.

First baseman went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs on the night. Nashville was the only PCL club without a player with at least 50 RBIs this season until Halton’s three runs batted in.

Third baseman Taylor Green and second baseman Eric Farris each added two hits.

The Sounds jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning against Round Rock starter Martin Perez, beginning with a leadoff single from second baseman Eric Farris. After a walk to Khris Davis, first baseman Sean Halton lined a RBI single to center. Two batters later, shortstop Andy Gonzalez hit a two-run single.

The Express got two runs back in the next frame against starter Claudio Vargas. Borbon led off with a double and scored on a Leonys Martin single to center. Former Sound Brand Nelson later walked and scored on a Joey Butler RBI base hit.

Two doubles form Martin and former Vanderbilt star Matt Kata evened the score at 3-3 in the second inning.

Nashville went back ahead at 5-3 in the fifth. After outfielder Khris Davis hit a two-out base hit to center, first baseman Sean Halton blasted his team-leading 15th homer of the season over the left field wall.

Butler brought the contest back to a 5-5 tie in the home half of the sixth with his 18th homer of the season off Vargas. After Kata was hit by a pitch to lead off the frame, Butler hammered the long ball off the grounds shed in center.

Both teams’ starting pitchers factored into no-decision. Vargas scattered nine hits for five runs while striking out six in six innings in a no-decision. Perez allowed five runs on eight hits in seven frames.

Jesus Sanchez (4-1) suffered his first Triple-A loss with a run give up in two innings of work.

Fabio Castillo (2-0) threw a scoreless inning for the win while Joe Ortiz worked around a leadoff double from Caleb Gindl to notch his second save.

The Sounds and Express conclude their season series at 6:05pm CT on Sunday night at the Dell Diamond. Right-hander Wily Peralta (7-10, 4.58) makes the start in the finale for Nashville against former Sound Zach Jackson (7-12, 4.53).

Box Score

Round Rock Express (64-71) 6, Nashville Sounds (62-73) 5
August 25th, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 9 1
Round Rock Express 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 x 6 14 1




Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Farris, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .282
Patterson, C, RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .250
Davis, Kh, DH 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 .278
Halton, 1B 4 2 2 3 0 1 1 .272
Green, T, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .268
Gonzalez, A, SS 3 0 1 2 1 0 2 .242
Schafer, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .270
Gindl, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .259
Quintero, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .253
Vargas, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
Sanchez, Je, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 5 9 5 3 7 13 .259
BATTING
2B: Farris (19, Perez, M), Gindl (26, Ortiz, J).
HR: Halton (15, 5th inning off Perez, M, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Farris 3; Halton 5; Gonzalez, A; Davis, Kh; Green, T 2; Gindl 2.
RBI: Halton 3 (52), Gonzalez, A 2 (37).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez, A 2; Halton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schafer; Patterson, C 2.
GIDP: Halton, Gindl.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
E: Patterson, C (3, throw).
Outfield assists: Schafer (Borbon at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Halton-Gonzalez, A-Vargas, Schafer-Gonzalez, A-Halton).

 

 

Round Rock AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .301
Solarte, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .281
Martin, CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .368
Nelson, B, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 2 3 .281
Kata, SS 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 .276
Butler, Jy, RF 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .287
Spilborghs, DH 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 .294
Snyder, B, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .236
Hill, K, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .229
Perez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Castillo, F, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ortiz, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 6 14 6 1 8 15 .278
BATTING
2B: Borbon (23, Vargas), Martin (16, Vargas), Kata (19, Vargas).
HR: Butler, Jy (18, 6th inning off Vargas, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Snyder, B; Kata 4; Solarte; Borbon 2; Hill, K 2; Spilborghs; Martin 4; Butler, Jy 5.
RBI: Martin (41), Butler, Jy 3 (71), Kata (58), Borbon (52).
2-out RBI: Butler, Jy; Kata.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spilborghs; Butler, Jy 3.
SAC: Snyder, B.
GIDP: Hill, K.
Team RISP: 6-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: Martin (8, 2nd base off Vargas/Quintero).

FIELDING
E: Solarte (17, fielding).
DP: 2 (Snyder, B-Solarte-Nelson, B, Solarte-Kata-Nelson, B).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vargas 6.0 9 5 5 1 6 1 3.81
Sanchez, Je (L, 4-1) 2.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 2.05
Totals 8.0 14 6 6 1 8 1 4.35

 

Round Rock IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez, M 7.0 8 5 5 2 4 1 4.24
Castillo, F (W, 2-0) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.31
Ortiz, J (S, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.25
Totals 9.0 9 5 5 3 7 1 4.67



HBP: Kata (by Vargas).
Pitches-strikes: Vargas 105-64, Sanchez, Je 40-29, Perez, M 105-71, Castillo, F 14-7, Ortiz, J 13-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vargas 7-2, Sanchez, Je 3-1, Perez, M 7-6, Castillo, F 2-0, Ortiz, J 0-1.
Batters faced: Vargas 27, Sanchez, Je 11, Perez, M 30, Castillo, F 4, Ortiz, J 4.
Umpires: HP: Brandon Misun. 1B: Chris Segal. 3B: Kolin Kline.
Weather: 92 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 10,382.


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