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Nashville Sounds score two in ninth to defeat Iowa Cubs, 3-1

 

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – Nashville Sounds catcher Tim Federowicz broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run single in the top of the ninth inning on Friday night, and starter Wes Benjamin and three relievers stymied the Iowa offense, propelling the Sounds to a 3-1 win over the I-Cubs at Principal Park. The Sounds are 4-0 on their final road trip of the season and have won 13 of their last 15 games overall.

The Sounds scored in the first inning and ninth inning, and that was enough for the win. Zack Granite led off the game with a walk, stole second and scored on a double by Andy Ibanez to make it 1-0 against Adbert Alzolay.

Nashville Sounds moves to 4-0 on road trip with 13th victory in last 15 games. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds moves to 4-0 on road trip with 13th victory in last 15 games. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds release Opening Day Tentative Roster

 

A’s Top Prospects, All-PCL Returnee Joey Wendle & Nashville Native Highlight 2016 Club

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has announced its tentative Opening Day roster for the 2016 season. The Sounds begin Pacific Coast League play on Thursday, April 7th when they welcome the Oklahoma City Dodgers to First Tennessee Park.

Eight players listed among Oakland’s top-20 prospects (according to Baseball America) will begin the season in Music City. They include: LHP Sean Manaea (No. 2), INF Renato Nunez (No. 4), OF Matt Olson (No. 6), INF Chad Pinder (No. 7), LHP Dillon Overton (No. 8), INF Max Muncy (No. 13), INF Rangel Ravelo (No. 15) and Joey Wendle (No. 17).

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Nashville Sounds fall to El Paso Chihuahuas 5-1

 

Zach Neal’s Quality Start Squandered

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Nashville dropped their third straight game to El Paso on Monday night at First Tennessee Park, this time by the score of 5-1.

For the league-leading 72nd time this season, the Sounds were the first team to score as Craig Gentry put the home team up 1-0 in the third. The speedy outfielder doubled down the left field line and then swiped his team-leading 23rd bag of the season. He would score on a Tyler Ladendorf sacrifice fly.

Nashville Sounds lose Monday night at First Tenneseee Park to El Paso Chihuahuas.

Nashville Sounds lose Monday night at First Tenneseee Park to El Paso Chihuahuas.

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Nashville Sounds fall 5-3 at Fresno Grizzlies

 

Pridie Extends Hitting Streak to Season-Best Nine Games

Nashville SoundsFresno, CA – Ryan Roberts hit his first home run of the season, but it was not enough as Nashville lost to Fresno 5-3 at Chukchansi Park on Sunday afternoon.

The early stages of the game were characterized by multiple lead changes. The Grizzlies put up two second inning runs on Sounds’ starter Chris Bassitt, who was making his return to the Sounds starting rotation after stints in both the Oakland A’s and Nashville Sounds bullpens.

The Sounds wasted zero time getting back in to the game the next half-inning. Alden Carrithers singled and he scored on the Roberts’ homer.

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Nashville Sounds give solid performance in win at Fresno Grizzlies, 7-2

 

Sean Doolittle, Ben Zobrist Star in First Triple-A Rehab Appearances

Nashville SoundsFresno, CA – Behind a one-hit performance by Zach Neal, the Nashville Sounds defeated the Fresno Grizzlies, 7-2 on Friday night at Chukchansi Park.

The right-hander was called up from Midland on Thursday to make the start. He gave up two runs, one of which was earned.

The Sounds got on the board first thanks to some patient two-out baseball. Rehabbing utility man Ben Zobrist drew out a two-out walk, a result that Matt Carson then duplicated.

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