Six Run Fourth Leads Sounds To Game Two Win
Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds and Colorado Springs Sky Sox split a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Security Service Field.
The Sounds fell in game one of the doubleheader, 5-4, when Orlando Arcia belted a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Nashville returned the favor in game two with an 8-1 win. A six-run fourth inning and complete game effort from Dillon Overton highlighted the win.
The Sounds jumped out to an early lead in game one of the doubleheader scoring three runs in the first two innings. Max Muncy’s sacrifice fly in the first started the scoring. They added a pair in the bottom of the second when Joey Wendle singled to right, scoring Matt Olson. Bruce Maxwell plated the third run with a fielder’s choice.Sounds starter Jesse Hahn came into the doubleheader without allowing any runs in his first two starts.
The Sky Sox halted the scoreless streak at 14 1/3 innings when Arcia singled to center to score Eric Young Jr. Hahn, who was scheduled to make a short start, was relieved by Daniel Coulombe two batters later.
The Sky Sox added another run in the bottom of the fourth when Young Jr. grounded into a force out, scoring Garin Cecchini to make it 3-2.
Nashville doubled the lead to 4-2 in the sixth when Rangel Ravelo lifted a sacrifice fly to left to score Jake Smolinski.
Angel Castro found trouble immediately in the bottom of the seventh. Young Jr. reached on an infield single and quickly moved to third on Keon Broxton’s double. That brought up Arcia who ended it with the walk-off homer.
Game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader was all Nashville as the Sounds put up six runs in the fourth inning and Overton fired the first complete game in his young career.
Colorado Springs scored when Ben Guez doubled home Garin Cecchini in the bottom of the second.
The Sounds responded with six runs in the top of the fourth inning – a season-high for a single inning. Muncy launched a two-run home run to right center to put the Sounds on top, 2-1. Renato Nunez then singled to left, scoring Andrew Lambo to make it 3-1. Later in the inning, Matt McBride tripled home Nunez to increase Nashville’s lead to 4-1. Wendle blasted the second home run of the inning – another two-run shot to make it a 6-1 game.
The offensive onslaught didn’t stop there as Chad Pinder launched the Sounds’ third home run of the game to start the fifth. Muncy added another run-scoring hit in the sixth with a double – his fourth RBI of the game to close the scoring at 8-1.
On Thursday, the Sounds will send right-hander Zach Neal (1-1, 0.90) to the mound and the Sky Sox counter with right-hander Jorge Lopez (0-0, 6.48) in game three of the four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:35pm.
The 2016 season is the Sounds’ 19th year in the Pacific Coast League and their second as the Oakland Athletics’ top affiliate. Season ticket memberships are available now by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com