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Sounds Drop Road Trip Finale, 5-3

 

Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma City RedHawks rallied from an early deficit then held on to record a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Friday evening at RedHawks Field in the finale of a four-game series.

Oklahoma City gained a split of the four-game set against the Sounds (52-55) and earned a 9-7 win in the season series against Nashville.

Sounds batters had plenty of opportunities in the contest but finished just 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position on the night, leaving 12 runners on base.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Beat Down RedHawks, 13-2, On Thursday In Oklahoma City

 

Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – Taylor Green homered twice while tying a franchise record five runs scored in a 13-2 victory over the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Thursday evening at RedHawks Field.

Finishing the evening with a career night, Green went a perfect 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double, and two walks while driving in six runs. Green became the third player in the franchise’s 34-year history and second player this season to score five runs in a game, joining Adrian Brown (May 12th, 1999 at Tucson) and teammate Erick Almonte (July 5th, 2011 vs. Memphis).

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Sounds Lose Finale To RedHawks, 3-2

 

Nashville Takes Three Of Four In Series Against Oklahoma City

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – A ninth-inning rally came up just short as the Nashville Sounds had their season-best four-game winning streak come to a close with a 3-2 loss to the Oklahoma City RedHawks on Monday evening at Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game series.

Trailing 3-0 entering the ninth, the Sounds put a pair of runs on the board but couldn’t complete the comeback and suffered their Pacific Coast League-leading 15th one-run defeat of the year.

Despite the loss, Nashville (21-29) took three of the four games from the RedHawks in the series.

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Sounds Win Fourth Straight, Clip ‘Hawks, 4-2

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds beat the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium in the third game of four-game set.

Taking the first three games of the series from Oklahoma City, the win gives Nashville (21-28) a four-game winning streak for the second time this season, and is the club’s 12th victory in the last 18 games.

In his second rehab appearance, Erick Almonte went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Brandon Boggs also added two hits in the contest, while Taylor Green jacked his fifth homer of the season.

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Sounds Score Two in Ninth for Come-From-Behind 7-6 Win

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to top the Round Rock Express, 7-6, on Sunday night at historic Greer Stadium in the second game of a four-game set.

Second baseman Eric Farris hit a leadoff single to begin the inning and advanced to third as Mat Gamel followed with a base hit down the right field line. Erick Almonte added his first game-tying RBI of the season in the next at-bat as the professional hitter brought home Farris with an infield groundout to knot the game at six apiece. Brendon Katin’s third hit of the night moved Almonte to second base, while Norris Hopper plated Almonte with an RBI single to center for the game-winning run.

The victory was Nashville’s (57-51) 15th last at-bat win and eight come-from-behind victory trailing in the seventh inning or later this season. Hopper has accounted for three of Nashville’s game-winning hits.

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Sounds Derail Express, 11-2

 

Nashville, TN – Left-hander Sam Narron tossed a quality start and first baseman Joe Koshansky belted a three-run homer to lead the Nashville Sounds to an 11-2 victory over the visiting Round Rock Express on Monday evening at historic Greer Stadium.

Narron (2-3) held Round Rock to two runs on eight hits over seven innings of work to pick up the win. The quality start was the southpaw’s third in four starts with the Sounds this season and resulted in his first win as a starter in the PCL since August 24th, 2008, also against Round Rock, snapping a 13-start victory drought in league action.

Every member of the Nashville lineup recorded a hit in the contest, led by three two-hit efforts. Left fielder Trent Oeltjen (2-for-5) produced his third straight multiple-hit effort and is batting .403 (25-for-62) over his last 16 games, recording an extra-base knock in 12 of those contests.

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