Dillon Overton Wins Ninth Straight Start with Nashville Sounds
Nashville, TN – Dillon Overton and Bruce Maxwell helped the Nashville Sounds snap a four-game skid with an 8-2 win over the New Orleans Zephyrs in front of 5,604 fans Sunday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.
With the win, Nashville heads into the Triple-A All-Star break with a 49-42 record and on top of the American Southern Division.
Overton was brilliant once again as the left-hander tallied his ninth consecutive win while pitching with Nashville. Since May 17th, Overton has won every game he has taken the mound. He allowed two runs on eight hits over seven innings and improved his record to 10-4 on the season.He retired the first 11 batters he faced before Xavier Scruggs reached on an infield single in the fourth. By that time the Sounds had built a sizeable lead for him to work with.
It started in the second when Joey Wendle reached on an infield single. After consecutive walks issued to Colin Walsh and Matt Olson, a sacrifice fly by Maxwell gave the Sounds a 1-0 lead.
Arismendy Alcantara followed with a single to right field that scored Walsh with the second run of the inning.
The rally continued in the third with a five-run outburst. New Orleans starter Asher Wojciechowski retired the first two batters of the inning before the wheels fell off.
He issued back-to-back walks to Renato Nunez and Wendle before four straight hits brought in five runs. The big hit came from Maxwell when he belted a two-run double high off the right field wall.
Maxwell chipped in another run with an RBI single in the fifth to make it an 8-1 game. He finished the day 2-for-3 and matched a career-high four RBI.
Isaac Galloway clubbed a solo homer in the top of the seventh to give New Orleans their final run of the game.
J.B. Wendelken and Ryan Brasier threw scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth to send the Sounds into the break on a high note.
Alcantara went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI and Walsh joined in with his second straight multi-hit game.
The Sounds have a three day break over the Triple-A All-Star break and resume play on Thursday, July 14th. They head to El Paso, Texas for a four-game series with the Chihuahuas before going to Albuquerque for a four-game set with the Isotopes.
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