Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds rallied for three runs in the ninth to win their seventh consecutive series with a 7-4 win against the Oklahoma City Dodgers Sunday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Colin Walsh walked to lead off the ninth for the Sounds and was followed by a double by Joey Wendle. After a Bruce Maxwell fly out, Jaycob Brugman came to bat with one out in the inning and the go ahead run just 90 feet away.
Brugman then showed his heroics once again as he delivered a one-out two-run single to left field scoring Walsh and Wendle to give the Sounds a 6-4 lead.Brugman then advanced to third on a fielding error by Dodgers left fielder James Ramsey.
The Sounds added another run as the newest Nashville Sound Arismendy Alcantara delivered a sacrifice fly to right field to give the Sounds a 7-4 win.
Brugman and Alcantara reached on back-to-back walks to begin the game for the Sounds in the top of the first. Two baters later Ryon Healy launched a two-out three-run home run to left center field to give the Sounds an early 3-0 lead after one.
The Dodgers returned the favor with a three-run home run in the third to take a 4-3. With the bases loaded, a wild pitch allowed James Ramsey to score from third to make it 3-1 Sounds. Rob Segedin then launched a three-run home run to left to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead after three.
Sounds starter Chris Smith recollected himself and retired nine out of his next 10 batters to keep the Sounds within a run. Smith went six innings allowing four runs on three hits. Before giving way to Aaron Kurcz out of the bullpen, Smith struck out his ninth and final batter in Corey Brown to end the sixth.
The Sounds tied the game in the top of the eighth on a bases loaded sacrifice fly to right by Ryon Healy scoring Brugman from third. The sacrifice fly gave Healy his fourth RBI of the night to tie the game at 4-4 after eight.
Then magic struck in the top of the ninth as the Sounds rallied for three runs to take the lead 7-4.
Sounds Manager Steve Scarsone then called on Nashville native Andrew Triggs in the bottom of the ninth to preserve the Sounds win. After hitting Segedin to lead off the inning, Triggs retired the next three batters including striking out the final two batters of the game to record his second save for the Sounds. Tucker Healy who pitched an inning and struck out two got his second win of the season.
The Sounds know return to First Tennessee Park Monday night for a nine-game eight-day homestand with the first four games coming against their in-state rival Memphis Redbirds. The Sounds will send right-hander Jesse Hahn (1-1, 1.93) and the Redbirds will counter with right-hander Alex Reyes (1-0, 3.78). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.
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