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Nashville Sounds fall to Round Rock Express 5-4 in Extra Innings

Rob Wooten Works 3 1/3 Hitless; Sean Halton Homers for Nashville

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds had the Round Rock Express down to their final five outs Friday night at Dell Diamond, but could not hold off a late rally and lost in extras by a 5-4 margin; their seventh straight loss.

The Sounds led through the first seven innings, but Round Rock manufactured a pair of runs in the eighth off of Travis Webb to level the game, 4-4, leading to Nashville’s first extra-innings game of the year.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)
Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Sounds reliever Donovan Hand (1-1) entered the game in the 12th and got touched for two hits; the second a two-out game-winner by Yangervis Solarte scoring Jurickson Profar, who singled to get on and moved to second on a walk. Hand was charged with the loss.

Guiding the Sounds in extras up to the 12th was reliever Rob Wooten, who worked through 3.1 innings without surrendering a hit. Wooten tossed 41 pitches in the appearance, fanning two and walking one.

From the start, Nashville felt the impact of their two newest additions: Josh Prince, who joined the team earlier in the day after spending the last 28 with the Milwaukee Brewers, and Khris Davis, in his second game back since 2012.

Nashville Sounds - Josh PrincePrince opened the game with a double to right field and after stealing third, was driven in by Davis, who singled through the drawn-in infield. Prince and Davis paired up again in the third to make it 2-0 with Davis’ RBI-groundout.

Davis’ grounder up the middle was fielded by Express second baseman Jurickson Profar who tried to tag Scooter Gennett, who singled prior, before eventually just taking the sure out at first. The play gave Prince, who reached base on balls, enough time to score from second.

Meanwhile, starting pitcher Mike Fiers held off the Express early in his third start with the Sounds. The Florida native allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings of work. Round Rock’s runs came on a wild pitch in the third and Engel Beltre’s ground rule double in the fifth.

Nashville Sounds - Sean HaltonFiers twirled eight strikeouts on the night, the most by a Sounds starter this season, and fanned four batters with runners in scoring position. The 27-year-old left the game in line for the win after his second quality start.

The Sounds maintained the edge by picking up a run in the fourth and sixth innings. Outfielder Sean Halton connected on a solo homer in the fourth off of Round Rock’s left-handed starter Ryan Feierabend. The next score came via Caleb Gindl’s sacrifice-fly in the sixth, which plated Hunter Morris from third.

In extras, Cole Garner was ejected by home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn, despite arguing the correct side of the call. Garner knocked one of his pitches into the dirt near his feet, which spun into fair territory. Catcher Robinson Chirinos collected the ball and threw to first for the out. Garner never moved, thinking the ball was foul, but was called out. Upon the call, Garner disputed and was ejected. Moments later the crew gathered to discuss the play and ruled the ball foul. Pinch hitter Hainley Statia finished the at-bat with a strikeout.

The Sounds face the Express in game two of four on Saturday night at 7:05pm. Starting on the hill for Nashville will be RHP Frankie De La Cruz (1-3, 7.23) against Round Rock’s lefty Brad Mills (3-0, 2.81). Baseball returns to Greer Stadium on Tuesday, May 7th, as the Sounds host the Fresno Grizzlies (AAA-Giants).

Box Score

Round Rock Express (16-12) 5, Nashville Sounds (7-19) 4
May 3rd, 2013

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Nashville Sounds 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0
Round Rock Express 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 5 9 1

 

Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Josh Prince SS-CF 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 .300
Scooter Gennett 2B 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .360
Khris Davis LF 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .100
Hunter Morris 1B 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .204
Sean Halton DH 6 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 .260
Caleb Gindl CF-RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 .218
Stephen Parker 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244
Cole Garner RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .173
a- Hainley Statia PH-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056
Anderson De La Rosa C 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250
Totals 44 4 11 1 0 1 4 4 17 .227

 

a-Struck out for Garner in the 11th.
BATTING
2B: Prince (1, Feierabend).
HR: Halton (2, 4th inning off Feierabend, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Prince 3; Garner 2; De La Rosa, A; Halton 5; Parker, S; Gennett; Davis, K; Morris, H.
RBI: Davis, K 2 (2), Halton (10), Gindl (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morris, H; Prince 2; Davis, K.
SF: Gindl.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Prince (1, 3rd base off Feierabend/Chirinos), Halton (3, 2nd base off Yan/Chirinos).
CS: Davis, K (1, 2nd base by Feierabend/Chirinos), Prince (1, 2nd base by Feierabend/Chirinos).
PO: Davis, K (1st base by Feierabend), Gindl (1st base by Feierabend).
Round Rock Express
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Engel Beltre CF 6 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .297
Jurickson Profar 2B 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .230
Jim Adduci RF 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .214
Robinson Chirinos C 5 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 .309
Yangervis Solarte 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .220
Aaron Cunningham LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Chris McGuiness 1B 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 .244
Greg Miclat SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .298
Eli Whiteside DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .231
Totals 43 5 9 2 2 0 4 6 12 .255

 

BATTING
2B: McGuiness (6, Fiers), Beltre (6, Fiers).
3B: Chirinos 2 (2, Fiers, Webb).
TB: McGuiness 3; Solarte; Cunningham, A; Miclat; Chirinos 6; Beltre 2; Profar.
RBI: Beltre (6), Chirinos (11), Solarte 2 (14).
2-out RBI: Solarte.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Profar; Cunningham, A; Adduci 2; Beltre; Miclat.
SF: Solarte.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Miclat 2 (3, 2nd base off Fiers/De La Rosa, A, 2nd base off Olmsted/De La Rosa, A).FIELDING
E: Miclat (4, fielding).
Pickoffs: Feierabend 2 (Davis, K at 1st base, Gindl at 1st base).

 

Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mike Fiers 6.0 4 2 2 2 8 0 1.59
Michael Olmsted (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7.11
Travis Webb (BS, 1) 0.2 3 2 2 1 1 0 4.38
Robert Wooten 3.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.66
Donovan Hand (L, 1-1) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.88
Totals 11.2 9 5 5 6 12 0 4.63

 

Round Rock Express
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ryan Feierabend 5.0 7 3 3 2 6 1 5.40
Johan Yan 1.0 2 1 0 0 2 0 3.65
Richard Bleier 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.11
Jake Brigham 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Evan Meek 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.86
Neal Cotts 1.2 1 0 0 0 4 0 1.17
Lisalverto Bonilla (W, 2-0) 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 6.14
Totals 12.0 11 4 3 4 17 1 3.49

 

WP: Fiers.
HBP: Parker, S (by Yan).
Pitches-strikes: Fiers 99-58, Olmsted 23-12, Webb 25-15, Wooten 41-25, Hand, D 19-12, Feierabend 89-48, Yan 32-19, Bleier 17-10, Brigham 13-8, Meek 13-5, Cotts 27-19, Bonilla 23-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Fiers 3-5, Olmsted 1-1, Webb 0-1, Wooten 2-2, Hand, D 0-1, Feierabend 2-1, Yan 1-0, Bleier 3-0, Brigham 1-0, Meek 0-1, Cotts 0-1, Bonilla 2-1.
Batters faced: Fiers 24, Olmsted 4, Webb 6, Wooten 11, Hand, D 5, Feierabend 21, Yan 7, Bleier 3, Brigham 3, Meek 3, Cotts 6, Bonilla 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Wooten 2-0, Cotts 2-0.
Ejections: Nashville Sounds left fielder Cole Garner ejected by HP umpire D. J. Reyburn (11th)
Umpires: HP: D.J. Reyburn. 1B: Stephen Barga. 2B: Scott Mahoney. 3B: Blake Davis.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 18 mph, Out to RF.
T: 4:32.
Att: 7,718.

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