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Nashville Sounds Blank Oklahoma City RedHawks 1-0

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Right-hander Frankie De La Cruz was magnificent in his return to the Nashville Sounds, combining with a pair of relievers on a four-hit shutout of the Oklahoma City RedHawks in a 1-0 victory on Monday evening in the opener of a four-game series at Greer Stadium.

The win was the second shutout among Nashville’s first three victories this season.

Nashville Sounds right-hander Frankie De La Cruz dominant in first start of the year. (Mike Strasinger - sportsnashville.net)
Nashville Sounds right-hander Frankie De La Cruz dominant in first start of the year. (Mike Strasinger – sportsnashville.net)

De La Cruz (1-0) faced one batter over the minimum through six innings of outstanding pitching. The veteran allowed only Trevor Crowe’s first-inning single and struck out five batters in his six scoreless frames.

Michael Olmsted worked one scoreless inning of relief before Rob Wooten closed out the contest with a pair of scoreless frames and thwarted a ninth-inning RedHawks rally to secure his second save of the year.

Nashville Sounds - Blake DavisThe Sounds scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the second inning on a well-executed hit-and-run by shortstop Blake Davis.

After Sean Halton opened the frame by reaching on a fielding error by RedHawks third baseman Jimmy Paredes, the Sounds outfielder broke for second and drew the Oklahoma City shortstop towards second base, allowing Davis’ ground ball to go right through the vacated spot into the left-center gap for an RBI double that plated the only run that Nashville would ultimately need.

Oklahoma City had only three baserunners through the first eight innings before putting together a rally against Wooten in the ninth.

Nashville Sounds - Scooter GennettWith one out, Robbie Grossman and Jake Elmore blooped weakly-struck balls into the shallow outfield for back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners. The right-hander recovered to catch Trevor Crowe looking at a strike three curve ball for the second out before right fielder Cole Garner tracked down a Brandon Laird line drive at full gallop in the right-center gap to bring the game to a close.

Nashville second baseman Scooter Gennett wasted little time extending his season-opening hitting streak, opening the bottom of the first inning with a single to up the streak to five. Caleb Gindl broke a season-opening 0-for-17 slump with a double in the sixth inning.

Rudy Owens (0-1) took a hard-luck loss for the ‘Hawks, allowing only one unearned run on three hits over five innings of action in his first start of the season.

The teams continue the series with another 7:05pm meeting on Tuesday evening. Right-hander Tyler Thornburg (0-0, 1.80) will make his second start of the year for the Sounds. Oklahoma City will counter with right-hander Ross Seaton, who will make his first appearance of the season.

Box Score

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

 

Oklahoma City RedHawks
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Robbie Grossman CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .353
Jake Elmore 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .450
Trevor Crowe LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211
Brandon Laird 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .316
Jimmy Paredes 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444
Marc Krauss DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182
Jonathan Villar SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Che-Hsuan Lin RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
Jason Jaramillo C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Totals 30 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 8 .273

 

BATTING
2B: Elmore (1, Olmsted).
TB: Crowe; Grossman; Elmore 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Paredes; Laird.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
SB: Elmore (1, 3rd base off Olmsted/De La Rosa, A).
CS: Crowe (1, 2nd base by De La Cruz, F/De La Rosa, A).

FIELDING
E: Paredes 2 (3, fielding, fielding).
DP: (Laird-Villar, J).

Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Scooter Gennett 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .474
Caleb Gindl CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .053
Hunter Morris 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200
Sean Halton LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .263
Blake Davis SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .143
Cole Garner RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
Hainley Statia DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Stephen Parker 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .063
Anderson De La Rosa C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Totals 30 1 5 2 0 0 1 2 5 .188

 

BATTING
2B: Davis, B (1, Owens), Gindl (1, Cisnero).
TB: De La Rosa, A; Halton; Davis, B 2; Gennett; Gindl 2.
RBI: Davis, B (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Parker, S; Garner 2; Davis, B.
GIDP: Gindl.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

Oklahoma City RedHawks
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rudy Owens (L, 0-1) 5.0 3 1 0 1 2 0 0.00
Jose Cisnero 3.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Totals 8.0 5 1 0 2 5 0 5.05

 

Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Frankie De La Cruz (W, 1-0) 6.0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0.00
Michael Olmsted (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 20.25
Robert Wooten (S, 2) 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.00
Totals 9.0 4 0 0 1 8 0 3.20


Pitches-strikes
: Owens 57-39, Cisnero 56-35, De La Cruz, F 85-48, Olmsted 12-7, Wooten 25-16.
Groundouts-flyouts: Owens 6-3, Cisnero 3-0, De La Cruz, F 6-4, Olmsted 2-0, Wooten 1-1.
Batters faced: Owens 19, Cisnero 13, De La Cruz, F 19, Olmsted 4, Wooten 8.
Umpires: HP: Quinn Wolcott. 1B: Brandon Misun. 3B: Spencer Flynn.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:26.
Att: 1,601.

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