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Nashville Sounds bring it in the Ninth scoring Six to defeat Round Rock Express 11-5

 

Eric Farris Goes 4-for-6 With Homer To Extend Hit Streak To 10 Games

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds plated six runs in the top of the ninth inning, capped by a two-run Eric Farris homer, to record an 11-5 victory on Sunday evening at The Dell Diamond in the club’s final road game of the season.

The Sounds (63-73), who rapped out 15 hits and were not retired in order in any of the nine innings in the contest, recorded their 23rd last at-bat win of the season to finish their final road trip with a 4-5 record. The 11 runs marked just the fourth double-digit scoring total for Nashville this year.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville plated all six of its ninth-inning runs off Round Rock left-hander Ben Snyder (3-6), who took the loss.

After retiring Khris Davis on a groundout to start the ninth, Snyder proceeded to walk the next three Nashville batters to load the bases. Andy Gonzalez stepped to the plate and lifted a sacrifice fly to deep right that plated Corey Patterson with the go-ahead run.

The Sounds followed with three consecutive extra-base hits off Snyder to turn a nailbiter into a rout.

Caleb Gindl, who kept the game tied with an outstanding throw to the plate in the bottom of the eighth, delivered a two-run triple into the right field corner and Humberto Quintero drove a 1-0 offering from Snyder into right-center, just past a diving Leonys Martin, to plate the fourth run of the frame. Farris capped off the six-run outburst by crushing a two-run homer to left, his sixth roundtripper of the year, to bring the score to its final 11-5 standing.

Farris went 4-for-6 with three RBIs on the night to up his hitting streak to 10 games, matching the infielder’s best effort of the season. Gindl  went 3-for-5 with three RBIs to finish an outstanding series in Round Rock with 11 hits in 21 at-bats, including six extra-base knocks.

Nashville took a 1-0 lead in the second when Taylor Green led off with a single against Express starter Zach Jackson, moved to second on a balk, and came around to score on Gindl’s one-out RBI double to right.

The Express responded immediately, plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame against Wily Peralta to grab a 2-1 advantage.

Former Sound Brad Nelson evened the contest when he led off with his 23rd home run of the year, a solo shot to left. The Express took the lead with back-to-back two-out hits off the Sounds right-hander. With two down, Ryan Spilborghs doubled and scored when Brandon Snyder followed with a broken-bat RBI single to center.

The Sounds rallied to tie the contest in the fourth. Gindl singled with one out and hustled to score all the way from first on a Farris double down the left field line. On the play, Gindl adeptly slip around an attempted tag by Round Rock catcher Koyie Hill.

Peralta walked the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the fourth but was able to escape the jam by striking out Snyder and inducing an inning-ending comebacker from Hill to keep the game deadlocked.

Nashville reclaimed the lead in the fifth with a three-run frame against Jackson that was highlighted by  Jordan Brown’s two-run homer that sailed over the Sounds’ bullpen in right-center.

Davis led off with a double to left-center and scored when Sean Halton, who reached base in all five of his plate appearances on the night, followed with a one-hop single up the middle that deflected off the glove of shortstop Alberto Gonzalez. Brown followed by crushing his eighth big fly of the year to make it a 5-2 contest.

Peralta, who took a no-decision, gave the runs right back to Round Rock in the bottom of the frame as the Express rallied for three two-out scores to tie the contest at 5-5.

After the first two batters were retired, Leonys Martin singled, swiped second, and scored on an RBI single off the bat of Nelson. Peralta then walked the next two batters on a combined nine pitches to fill the bases with Round Rock runners. With two down and the bases loaded, Spilborghs turned an 0-2 Peralta offering into a game-tying, two-run double onto the warning track in the right field corner.

Gindl kept the game at a 5-5 deadlock in the bottom of the eighth when he threw out Spilborghs at the plate to end the inning as he attempted to score from second on an Alberto Gonzalez single to right. Spilborghs had led off the frame with a double to right-center off Fautino De Los Santos that was nearly snared by a diving Schafer.

The Sounds begin a season-ending, eight-game homestand with on Monday with the 7:05pm opener of a four-game series against the division-rival Iowa Cubs. Right-hander Brian Baker (3-4, 4.39) will man the bump for the Sounds. Iowa will counter with former Sounds right-hander Seth McClung (3-14, 6.32), who started 20 games for Nashville earlier this season before being released by the Brewers organization.

Box Score

Round Rock Express (64-72) 5, Nashville Sounds (63-73) 11
August 26th, 2012

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 6 11 15 0
Round Rock Express 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 11 1





Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Farris, 2B 6 1 4 3 0 0 2 .287
Schafer, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .270
Davis, Kh, LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .274
Halton, DH 2 1 2 1 3 0 0 .276
1-Patterson, C, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Brown, J, 1B 4 2 2 2 1 0 3 .299
Green, T, 3B 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 .269
Gonzalez, A, SS 4 0 0 1 0 1 3 .238
Gindl, RF 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 .263
Quintero, C 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .261
Peralta, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Hand, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
De Los Santos, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Stetter, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dillard, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 11 15 11 6 1 16 .260
1-Ran for Halton in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Gindl (27, Jackson, Z), Farris (20, Jackson, Z), Davis, Kh (7, Jackson, Z), Quintero (7, Snyder).
3B: Gindl (5, Snyder).
HR: Brown, J (8, 5th inning off Jackson, Z, 1 on, 0 out), Farris (6, 9th inning off Snyder, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Farris 8; Quintero 3; Brown, J 5; Halton 2; Davis, Kh 2; Gindl 6; Green, T.
RBI: Gindl 3 (49), Farris 3 (30), Halton (53), Brown, J 2 (37), Gonzalez, A (38), Quintero (15).
2-out RBI: Farris 3; Gindl 2; Quintero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brown, J; Green, T; Schafer.
SAC: Schafer.
SF: Gonzalez, A.
GIDP: Davis, Kh, Farris, Gonzalez, A.
Team RISP: 7-for-14.
Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING
SB: Farris (32, 3rd base off Jackson, Z/Hill, K), Patterson, C (18, 3rd base off Snyder/Hill, K).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gindl (Spilborghs at home).
DP: (Hand-Brown, J).

 

 

Round Rock AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 .301
Gonzalez, Al, SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .379
Martin, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .364
Nelson, B, 1B 3 2 3 2 2 0 0 .285
Kata, 2B 4 1 0 0 1 2 3 .273
Butler, Jy, RF 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 .287
Spilborghs, DH 4 1 3 2 1 0 2 .299
Snyder, B, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 6 .237
Hill, K, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .205
Jackson, Z, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Yan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Snyder, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 5 11 5 7 9 19 .278
BATTING
2B: Spilborghs 3 (23, Peralta, Peralta, De Los Santos), Nelson, B (30, Hand).
HR: Nelson, B (23, 2nd inning off Peralta, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Snyder, B; Nelson, B 7; Borbon; Spilborghs 6; Martin; Gonzalez, Al; Butler, Jy.
RBI: Nelson, B 2 (78), Snyder, B (6), Spilborghs 2 (53).
2-out RBI: Snyder, B; Nelson, B; Spilborghs 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill, K 3; Snyder, B 2; Spilborghs.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.BASERUNNING
SB: Martin (9, 2nd base off Peralta/Quintero).

FIELDING
E: Jackson, Z (4, fielding).
DP: 3 (Gonzalez, Al-Kata-Nelson, B, Snyder, B-Kata-Nelson, B, Kata-Gonzalez, Al-Nelson, B).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Peralta 5.0 6 5 5 5 5 1 4.73
Hand 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.42
De Los Santos (W, 2-3) 1.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 5.92
Stetter 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 6.00
Dillard 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.42
Totals 9.0 11 5 5 7 9 1 4.35

 

Round Rock IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, Z 6.0 10 5 5 2 1 1 4.65
Yan 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.34
Snyder (L, 3-6) 1.0 3 6 6 3 0 1 4.43
Totals 9.0 15 11 11 6 1 2 4.71

WP: Peralta, Jackson, Z.
Balk: Jackson, Z.
IBB: Borbon (by De Los Santos).
HBP: Schafer (by Jackson, Z).
Pitches-strikes: Peralta 93-49, Hand 19-13, De Los Santos 21-10, Stetter 13-8, Dillard 7-4, Jackson, Z 109-69, Yan 30-18, Snyder 39-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peralta 6-3, Hand 2-1, De Los Santos 0-0, Stetter 0-0, Dillard 1-0, Jackson, Z 8-5, Yan 3-2, Snyder 1-2.
Batters faced: Peralta 26, Hand 7, De Los Santos 5, Stetter 3, Dillard 2, Jackson, Z 30, Yan 8, Snyder 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Dillard 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Segal. 1B: Kolin Kline. 3B: Brandon Misun.
Weather: 92 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 3:30.
Att: 9,008.


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