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Nashville Sounds get 5-3 win over New Orleans Zephyrs

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds rode the arm of starting pitcher Zach Kroenke (4-8) Monday night at Greer Stadium to hold off the New Orleans Zephyrs in the series finale, avoiding the four-game series sweep with the 5-3 victory.

Kroenke, in his first start since June 2nd, held the Zephyrs scoreless through six innings of work to pick up his fourth win and fourth quality start in his last five starts for Nashville. The lefty fired six strikeouts to New Orleans, allowing only three hits and one walk. He tossed 69 pitches, 47 for strikes.

Nashville Sounds' Anderson De La Ros. (Michael Strasinger - sportsnetwork.net)
Nashville Sounds’ Anderson De La Ros. (Michael Strasinger – sportsnetwork.net)

Offensively, the Sounds got on the board first in the third inning, when New Orleans starter Rett Varner (0-2) chucked a wild pitch to score Ozzie Chavez, who singled as the leadoff batter. Left fielder Khris Davis made it 2-0 with his single scoring Kroenke, who reached on an error.

Catcher Anderson De La Rosa added to the Sounds lead with a two-out home run in the fifth inning. The blast, De La Rosa’s second of the year, scored Hainley Statia and Davis, who both reached base on balls.

Nashville Sounds - Anderson De La RosaVarner was charged with the loss, his second, making a spot start for the left-handed pitcher Brad Hand, who was scratched pregame.

The Zephyrs prevented the shutout in the top of the eighth inning on Kevin Mattison’s double to the right-field corner, scoring Koyie Hill. Nick Green followed up later in the inning with a two-out, two-run single to left field. The runs went as unearned to Jesus Sanchez, however, because of Stephen Parker’s dropped pop out in foul territory, which extended Hill’s at-bat before he doubled to start the frame.

Right fielder Sean Halton failed to record a hit for the first time in his last 12 games, but did show off his arm in right field, netting an outfield assist in the fourth inning by gunning down a runner at home plate to keep the Zephyrs off the board.

Nashville Sounds - Rob WootenMichael Olmsted picked up 2/3 innings in the three run eighth. He allowed both of his inherited runners to score and picked up two strikeouts in the appearance. Closer Rob Wooten pitched the ninth inning to pick up his 13th save of the year.

The Zephyrs outhit the Sounds 7-3, but issued seven walks to Sounds batters.

The Sounds will begin an eight-day 10-game road trip Tuesday, as they head to Des Moines to face the Iowa Cubs (Cubs affiliate) in six games over four days before heading to New Orleans (Marlins affiliate) for a four-game set. Throwing for Nashville will be RHP Jimmy Nelson (0-1, 3.12) opposite Iowa’s RHP Nick Struck (3-4, 6.46).

Baseball returns to Greer Stadium Thursday, June 27th.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (24-45) 5, New Orleans Zephyrs (36-36) 3
June 17th, 2013

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New Orleans Zephyrs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 7 1
Nashville Sounds 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 X 5 3 1

 

New Orleans Zephyrs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Kevin Mattison CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .253
Gil Velazquez SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .274
Bryan Petersen RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .281
Nick Green 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .228
Jake Smolinski LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279
Joe Mahoney 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167
James Leverton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
a- Gorkys Hernandez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268
Adam Reifer P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b- Donovan Solano PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .417
Koyie Hill C 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 .216
Matt Downs 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205
Rett Varner P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500
Kevin Kouzmanoff 1B 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .298
Totals 33 3 7 5 0 0 3 3 9 .251

 

a-Struck out for Leverton in the 7th. b-Singled for Reifer in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Hill, K 2 (11, Kroenke, Sanchez, Je), Velazquez, G (1, Kroenke), Kouzmanoff (9, Kroenke), Mattison (10, Sanchez, Je).
TB: Solano, D; Velazquez, G 2; Kouzmanoff 2; Green, N; Mattison 2; Hill, K 4.
RBI: Mattison (19), Green, N 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Green, N 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mattison; Petersen; Smolinski.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
E: Varner (1, fielding).
DP: (Hill, K-Velazquez, G).
Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Hainley Statia 2B 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .246
Khris Davis LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 .231
Anderson De La Rosa C 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .290
Sean Halton RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Hunter Morris 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .236
Josh Prince CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .249
Stephen Parker 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .222
Ozzie Chavez SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .258
Jesus Sanchez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Michael Olmsted P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rob Wooten P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Zach Kroenke P 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125
Blake Davis SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
Totals 25 5 3 0 0 1 4 7 10 .248

 

BATTING
HR: De La Rosa, A (2, 5th inning off Leverton, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Chavez, O; De La Rosa, A 4; Davis, K.
RBI: Davis, K (20), De La Rosa, A 3 (14).
2-out RBI: De La Rosa, A 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Halton; Parker, S.
SAC: Kroenke; Statia.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
CS: Prince (5, 2nd base by Varner/Hill, K).FIELDING
E: Parker, S (13, fielding).
Outfield assists: Halton (Velazquez, G at home).
DP: (Halton-De La Rosa, A).

 

New Orleans Zephyrs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rett Varner (L, 0-2) 4.0 2 2 1 2 4 0 2.33
James Leverton 2.0 1 3 3 3 5 1 2.95
Adam Reifer 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
Totals 8.0 3 5 4 7 10 1 3.87

 

Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zach Kroenke (W, 4-8) 6.0 3 0 0 1 6 0 4.11
Jesus Sanchez 1.1 2 3 0 1 1 0 2.34
Michael Olmsted (H, 10) 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.94
Rob Wooten (S, 13) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.48
Totals 9.0 7 3 0 3 9 0 4.44

 

WP: Varner, Reifer, Sanchez, Je.
Pitches-strikes: Varner 62-34, Leverton 41-22, Reifer 36-19, Kroenke 69-47, Sanchez, Je 29-16, Olmsted 13-7, Wooten 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Varner 5-2, Leverton 0-1, Reifer 1-4, Kroenke 4-6, Sanchez, Je 0-1, Olmsted 0-0, Wooten 1-2.
Batters faced: Varner 16, Leverton 10, Reifer 8, Kroenke 21, Sanchez, Je 7, Olmsted 4, Wooten 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Olmsted 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Shaun Lampe. 1B: Stu Scheurwater. 3B: Kellen Levy.
Weather: 73 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:46.
Att: 2,431.
Venue: Herschel Greer Stadium.
June 17, 2013

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