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Nashville Sounds get extra inning home win against Louisville Bats, 2-1

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds walked off on the Louisville Bats with a 2-1 win when Tim Lopes drove in Cooper Hummel with the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning on Tuesday night at First Horizon Park.

With Hummel at second base to start the bottom of the 10th in a 1-1 game, Christian Kelley walked to put runners at first and second. After Louisville retired Zach Green for the first out of the inning, Lopes hit an 0-1 pitch from Carson Fulmer deep enough into right field to score Hummel and give the Sounds their seventh walk-off win of 2021.

Nashville Sounds' Alec Bettinger Matches a Career-High with 12 Strikeouts in Homestand Opener against Louisville Bats. (Nashville Sounds)
Nashville Sounds’ Alec Bettinger Matches a Career-High with 12 Strikeouts in Homestand Opener against Louisville Bats. (Nashville Sounds)

The story of the night was Alec Bettinger’s dominant outing for the Sounds. Pitching on his 26th birthday, Bettinger matched a career-high with 12 strikeouts over six shutout innings.

The right-hander scattered five hits and did not walk a batter in the unfortunate no decision.

Bettinger struck out two batters in each of his six frames. He left the game with Nashville leading 1-0. With runners at first and third in the fourth inning, Dustin Peterson bounced into a double play to score Lopes to give the Sounds a 1-0 advantage.

It remained that way until the eighth when Louisville scratched across a single tally to even the game at 1-1. Max Schrock’s RBI groundout scored Mallex Smith to make it a 1-1 game.

Hoby Milner tossed a scoreless inning, Luke Barker worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings and Patrick Weigel worked a scoreless top of the 10th to keep it even at 1-1.

Game two of the six-game series is scheduled for Wednesday night at First Horizon Park. Left-hander Blaine Hardy (2-4, 4.24) starts for Nashville against right-hander Riley O’Brien (4-3, 4.70) for the Bats. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Post-Game Notes

  • Nashville starter Alec Bettinger set a season-high and matched a career-high with 12 strikeouts (also 6/7/19 w/ Biloxi at Pensacola)…Bettinger’s 12 strikeouts matched Eric Lauer’s 12 (5/20 vs. Gwinnett) for most by a Sound in 2021.
  • Bettinger’s 12-strikeout game was the third double-digit strikeout game by a Nashville pitcher in 2021 (Eric Lauer – 12, 5/20 vs. Gwinnett, Aaron Ashby – 11, 6/4 at Charlotte).
  • Nashville second baseman Jamie Westbrook extended his on-base to 25 games with a walk in the ninth inning. He’s hitting .378 (37-for-98) during the streak.
  • Tonight’s extra-inning game was Nashville’s sixth of the year…they are now 4-2.
  • Tonight’s walk-off win was Nashville’s seventh of the season.

 


Box Score

Louisville 1, Nashville 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Louisville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1
Nashville 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 0

 

The Nashville Sounds are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and play at First Horizon Park. Single-game tickets are on sale now for all remaining 2021 home games. For more information call 615.690.4487 or e-mail .

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