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Three home runs power Nashville Sounds past Salt Lake Bees 12-6

Three Sounds Hit Homers In 12-6 Rout of Salt Lake

Nashville SoundsSalt Lake City, NV – Joey Wendle finishes a double away from the cycle and the Sounds get three home runs including a grand slam by Wendle to defeat the Bees 12-6 at Smith’s Ballpark Saturday night.

Wendle finished 3-for-5 with a single, triple and a grand slam home run and had two opportunities in the seventh and ninth inning to get the elusive double but was unsuccessful.

Salt Lake took the early 2-0 lead with a Erik Kratz’s two-run double in the bottom of the second inning plating Rey Navarro and Kyle Kubitza. The Bees added another run later in the inning on a RBI ground out by Ryan Jackson scoring Kratz to take a 3-0 lead after two innings.

Nashville Sounds rout Salt Lake Bees 12-6 Saturday night.
Nashville Sounds rout Salt Lake Bees 12-6 Saturday night.

The Sounds wasted little time answering the Bees three-run second with a three-run inning of their own to tie the game at 3-3.

Joey Wendle led off the inning with a triple off the left field wall and was plated by an RBI single by Josh Rodriguez.

Jaycob Brugman then smashed a two-run home run to right field to tie the game at three. The home run by Brugman was his first as a Sound and his sixth of the season.

The Sounds took the lead in the top of the fourth with two runs on three hits. With Matt McBride at third and Rangel Ravelo at second, Wendle hit an infield single to score McBride from third to give the Sounds their first lead of the night. After Josh Rodriguez walked to load the bases, with Jaycob Brugman batting, Bees pitcher Nate Smith balked to allow Ravelo to score from third and the Sounds led 5-3 after 4.

Nashville would put up five runs in the fifth inning to take a 10-3 lead. A bases-loaded walk to Ravelo plated Healy to put the Sounds up 6-3. With the bags still juiced, Joey Wendle launched a grand slam to right field and the Sounds opened up a 10-3 lead after five.

Andrew Lambo who extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the fifth inning added a solo home run to right in the sixth to extend the Sounds lead to 11-3.

Sounds starter Dillon Overton evened his record to 4-4 with the win and allowed three runs on eight hits in five innings. Sounds starters are now 10-0 over their last 16 games with a 2.55 ERA in 95.1 innings pitched.

The Bees would put up two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on a two-run home run by Sherman Jackson to right to make the score 11-5 Sounds after 7.

Ryon Healy made it 12-5 when he picked up an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning scoring Chad Pinder who tripled to center to lead off the inning.

Sounds reliever Aaron Kurcz inherited a bases loaded situation in the bottom of the eighth inning.  Kurcz managed to allow just get one run on a Jefry Marte sacrifice fly to right field to score Kratz to make the score 12-6 Sounds.

The series will continue Sunday night at Smith’s Ballpark as left-hander Eric Surkamp (2-1, 3.91) starts for the Sounds and the Bees will send right-hander Kyle McGowin (2-1, 3.47). First pitch is scheduled for 7:35pm CST.

The 2016 season is the Sounds’ 19th year in the Pacific Coast League and their second as the Oakland Athletics’ top affiliate. Tickets are available now by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com


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