Nashville Sounds Baseball
Pridie’s Hustle Leads to Clutch Two-Out Hitting
Colorado Springs, CO – Jason Pridie’s hustle to narrowly beat out a would-be inning-ending double play in the first inning of Saturday’s tilt against Colorado Springs ended up being the difference in a Sounds 5-3 victory.
Pridie’s sprint extended the inning and gave the Sounds the opportunity to attack with two outs.
Three pitches later, Kent Matthes hit a double to plate Billy Burns and Pridie. Joey Wendle would then add an infield single to push Matthes to third. Niuman Romero then drove Matthes in on a groundball that found its way in to right field.
The Sounds would push four runs across home plate in the first and would never trail in the contest.
Angel Castro (3.1 IP 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K) pitched well in his first start of the 2015 campaign. He was succeeded by lefty Ryan Verdugo who allowed both of Castro’s inherited runners to score. The LSU product would settle in – pitching 3.2 innings, yielding just two hits and a run en route to his first victory of the season.
Matthes (2-for-4) was a large part of the Sounds attack, driving in two of the Sounds’ runs and scoring another two. Carlin went 2-for-3 in his first start of the season, driving in two runs.
Eury De La Rosa pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning before giving way for Chad Smith to come on for the save.
The Sounds and Sky Sox will finish their series tomorrow at Security Service Field. The Sounds will send Arnold Leon to the mound while the Sky Sox will counter with Drew Gagnon. First pitch is scheduled for 2:35pm.