Topic: Bowden Francis
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds right-hander Bowden Francis did a little bit of everything to help the club to a 9-3 win over the Louisville Bats in front of a sellout crowd of 11,686 at First Horizon Park on Sunday night. It was the sixth-largest crowd in First Horizon Park history.
Francis limited the Bats to one run on three hits over six innings. He walked a pair of batters and struck out four in his fourth win in a Sounds uniform. For good measure, Francis collected a pair of infield singles at the plate.
The only run Francis allowed was a lead-off home run to Louisville second baseman Max Schrock. Only one Louisville batter made it to second base against Francis the rest of the way.
Nashville, TN – The Louisville Bats scored seven runs in the seventh inning on their way to a 7-3 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of a sellout crowd of 10,678 fans at First Horizon Park Saturday night.
Six shutout innings from Nashville starter Thomas Jankins went for naught in the home loss. Jankins turned in his first quality start of the season and limited the Bats to just four hits.
The trouble came in the seventh after Jankins departed. Louisville sent 12 batters to the plate in the long frame. With one out in the inning, pinch-hitter Chris Okey dumped a single into center field scoring two runs to even the game at 2-2. After a single by TJ Friedl, Jose Barrero launched a three-run homer off Aaron Ashby to give Louisville the lead for good.
Nashville, TN – Bowden Francis got the best of a prospect-laden pitching matchup and lifted the Nashville Sounds to an 8-2 win over the Louisville Bats on Tuesday night at First Horizon Park.
Francis limited the Bats to two runs over 5 2/3 innings and picked up his third win of the season with Nashville. He squared off against Cincinnati Reds number two prospect Hunter Greene who was tagged with the loss after he allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Both right-handers put up zeroes through the first three innings. It was Louisville that got on the board first when Logan Morrison launched a solo homer off Francis in the top of the fourth inning.
Nashville, TN – Mitch Longo scored on a fielder’s choice from Corey Ray in the ninth inning to give the Nashville Sounds a 5-4 walk-off win over the Charlotte Knights in front of 7,613 fans Sunday night at First Horizon Park. It was the Nashville Sounds’ third walk-off win in the last four games.
The Knights got on the board first on a sacrifice fly from Nate Nolan to take a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Nashville quickly responded to tie the game at one in the bottom half of the second on a sacrifice fly from Payton Henry.
Jamie Westbrook gave the Sounds a 2-1 lead in a fifth with an RBI single, but the lead did not last long as Jake Burger roped an RBI single of his own to tie the game at two in the sixth.
Nashville, TN – Despite three home runs in the ninth inning, the Nashville Sounds fell to the Charlotte Knights 13-6 Wednesday night at First Horizon Park.
Charlotte’s offense got on the board and took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Jake Burger singled to lead off the inning and came in to score on an error. Seby Zavala hit a deep sacrifice fly to bring in the second run of the frame.
The Knights added to their lead with four runs in the fourth, two in fifth, and four in the sixth.
Nashville Sounds Pitcher Thomas Jankins Tosses Five Shutout Innings in Win over Charlotte Knights.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds got five scoreless innings from starter Thomas Jankins and a balanced offensive attack on their way to a 6-3 win over the Charlotte Knights in front of 6,612 fans at First Horizon Park Tuesday night.
Jankins struck out a season-high six batters and scattered two hits and three walks. It was the first win of the year for the right-hander.
Nashville’s offense went to work in the second inning as 10 batters came to the plate. Cooper Hummel led off the rally with an infield single. He trotted home when Tim Lopes drilled a two-run homer to left field to give the Sounds a 2-0 lead.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds broke a 2-2 deadlock in the eighth inning on a single from Christian Kelley and held on to defeat the Gwinnett Stripers 3-2 Thursday night at Coolray Field. The Sounds snapped a four-game losing streak.
The Stripers got on the board in the first inning as Cristian Pache led off the inning with a double and later came in to score on a sacrifice fly.
Nashville responded with a run of their own in the second on a single from Kelley to tie the game at one. The lead did not last as Gwinnett took a 2-1 advantage in the bottom half of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Jonathan Morales.
Lawrenceville, GA – For the second night in a row, the Nashville Sounds outhit the Gwinnett Stripers but lost, suffering a 9-3 defeat on Wednesday night at Coolray Field. The Sounds have suffered four consecutive losses and have dropped to second place in their division after 22 consecutive days with at least a share of first place.
Each time the Sounds scored, Gwinnett answered in the bottom half. In the top of the first, Jamie Westbrook singled to extend his hitting streak to eight games, and Keston doubled to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Nashville, TN – Bowden Francis tossed seven dominant, shutout innings and the offense tallied a five-run third inning, four-run sixth inning, and a five-run eighth as the Nashville Sounds pummeled the Indianapolis Indians, 14-1, in front of a crowd of 9,541 Friday night at First Horizon Park.
The 25-year-old Francis allowed as many hits as he collected at the plate – one. He allowed a leadoff double to Anthony Alford in the third but worked around the extra-base hit. He struck out the next two batters and retired the side on a fly-out. Francis went on to retire the final 12 batters he faced.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds scored five runs in the seventh inning to overcome a 3-1 deficit and defeat the Indianapolis Indians 6-3 Thursday night at First Horizon Park. It marked the third time the Sounds have won when trailing after six innings.
Nashville got on the board in the third as Keston Hiura singled home a run to give the Sounds a 1-0 advantage.
Indianapolis came back to take a 3-1 lead in the fourth on a single from Will Craig and a two-RBI single from Anthony Alford.
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