Nashville Sounds Baseball
Round 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 (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.
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).
Round Rock Express (64-71) 6, Nashville Sounds (62-73) 5
August 25th, 2012
|Round Rock Express||2||0||1||0||0||2||0||1||x||6||14||1|
|Patterson, C, RF||5||0||0||0||0||2||3||.250|
|Davis, Kh, DH||2||2||1||0||2||1||0||.278|
|Green, T, 3B||4||0||2||0||0||0||2||.268|
|Gonzalez, A, SS||3||0||1||2||1||0||2||.242|
|Sanchez, Je, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
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).
|Nelson, B, 1B||3||1||0||0||1||2||3||.281|
|Butler, Jy, RF||4||1||2||3||0||1||4||.287|
|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|
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).
|Sanchez, Je (L, 4-1)||2.0||5||1||1||0||2||0||2.05|
|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|
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.