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Nashville Sounds ninth inning rally downs New Orleans Zephyrs 4-2

 

Nashville Sounds Had Been 0-22 When Trailing After Eight Innings

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The Sounds saved their best for last, putting up a trio of runs in the ninth inning on Saturday night at Zephyr Field and defeating New Orleans 4-2 in the series opener.

The Sounds had been 0-22 when trailing after eight innings, but busted through for a big ninth inning and improved to 27-29 on the season.

Nate Freiman and Bryan Anderson started the rally with back-to-back singles. Alden Carrithers moved the runners ahead with a sacrifice bunt and Niuman Romero reached when he was intentionally walked. With the bags packed, Anthony Aliotti stepped in and busted his fourth hit of the night to tie things up.

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Craig Gentry tilted the contest back in Nashville’s favor, getting hit on the first pitch of his at-bat to allow Anderson to score. Joey Wendle concluded the charge with an RBI groundout and capped the biggest comeback of the season for Nashville.

The win was the fourth come-from-behind victory for the Sounds this season, and it also extended Nashville’s road winning streak to a season-best five games. The win was rooted in a terrific pitching effort from Zach Neal though.

Neal spun another terrific outing, tossing eight innings on just 73 pitches in his fifth start with the Sounds. The eight frames tied a season high for Neal, who surrendered two runs on six hits. It marked his third consecutive quality start and gave him his team-leading fifth win.

Ryan Cook had a touch of trouble in the ninth inning, but got the job done for the visitors. The reliever’s fifth save this season helped boost the bullpen’s save total to 5-for-5 over the last 10 games.

Nashville outhit New Orleans, 12-6, and was led by Aliotti. It was the first four-hit game of the year for the first baseman and it upped his average to .292. Freiman and Gentry both had multi-hit games to help the Sounds steal the series opener.

The two teams are back at it again tomorrow afternoon with a 1:00pm contest. The Sounds will turn to Brad Mills (2-6, 3.75) and the Zephyrs will counter with Justin Nicolino.

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (27-29) 4, New Orleans Zephyrs (26-28) 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 12 1
New Orleans Zephyrs 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 0



Nashville AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gentry, CF 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 .192
Wendle, 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .269
Roberts, R, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 .303
Pridie, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .288
Freiman, DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .207
1-Carson, M, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .180
Anderson, B, C 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .188
Carrithers, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311
Romero, N, SS 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .255
Aliotti, 1B 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 .292
Neal, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Cook, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 4 12 4 2 3 17 .257
1-Ran for Freiman in the 9th.
BATTING
TB: Wendle; Freiman 2; Pridie; Roberts, R; Gentry 2; Anderson, B; Aliotti 4.
RBI: Freiman (7), Aliotti (22), Gentry (2), Wendle (26).
2-out RBI: Freiman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson, B; Wendle; Pridie; Roberts, R 2.
SAC: Gentry; Carrithers.
GIDP: Freiman, Gentry.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
CS: Romero, N (3, 2nd base by Morey/Flores, Je).FIELDING
E: Wendle (4, fielding).
DP: (Aliotti-Romero, N-Wendle).

 

 

New Orleans AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rojas, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .304
Brignac, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .317
Gillespie, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278
Dietrich, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268
Rottino, DH 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 .291
1-Diaz, J, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Valdespin, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .298
Sizemore, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .232
Flores, Je, C 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .318
Galloway, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .214
Morey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Nappo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Urckfitz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 32 2 6 2 1 4 16 .262
1-Ran for Rottino in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Flores, Je (7, Neal), Brignac (5, Neal), Rottino (9, Neal).
TB: Galloway; Flores, Je 3; Brignac 2; Rottino 3.
RBI: Brignac (11), Flores, Je (1).
2-out RBI: Brignac; Flores, Je.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sizemore; Gillespie; Galloway 2.
SAC: Valdespin.
GIDP: Valdespin.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.FIELDING
DP: 2 (Rojas-Valdespin-Dietrich, Valdespin-Rojas-Dietrich).

 

 

Nashville IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Neal (W, 5-0) 8.0 6 2 2 0 2 0 1.60
Cook (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.80
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 1 4 0 3.19

 

New Orleans IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Morey 7.0 9 1 1 1 2 0 2.15
Nappo (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.40
Urckfitz (BS, 1)(L, 0-3) 1.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 5.09
Totals 9.0 12 4 4 2 3 0 3.24

 

Game Scores: Neal 64, Morey 56.
WP: Cook.
IBB: Romero, N (by Urckfitz).
HBP: Gentry (by Urckfitz), Dietrich (by Neal), Sizemore (by Cook).
Pitches-strikes: Neal 73-59, Cook 23-13, Morey 87-60, Nappo 11-9, Urckfitz 25-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Neal 13-5, Cook 1-0, Morey 10-3, Nappo 1-0, Urckfitz 2-0.
Batters faced: Neal 31, Cook 5, Morey 28, Nappo 3, Urckfitz 8.
Umpires: HP: Kolin Kline. 1B: Nick Mahrley. 3B: Nate White.
Weather: 91 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:17.
Att: 8,004.
Venue: Zephyr Field.
June 6th, 2015


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