Topic: Brett Nicholas
Nashville, TN – The Round Rock Dance Halls claimed the Battle for the Boot trophy with a 10-0 win over the Nashville Honky Tonks in front of a sellout crowd of 10,210 at First Tennessee Park Thursday night.
The inaugural two-game home-and-home series went to Round Rock with wins on May 5th at Dell Diamond and Thursday night’s drubbing.
The series finale belonged to Round Rock from start to finish as the Dance Halls started the scoring in the second and never looked back.
Nashville, TN – The Round Rock Express scored a pair of runs in the ninth inning en route to a 6-4 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 9,431 fans Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
With the game even at 4-4 in the top of the ninth, Round Rock’s Travis Snider delivered a two-out, two-run double to give the Express a 6-4 lead, and eventual win.
Sounds (37-40) closer Jake Sanchez retired the first two batters of the inning. Back-to-back two-out knocks by Brett Nicholas and Ryan Rua set the stage for Snider who rifled a pitch from Sanchez down the left field line.
Round Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds pulled back to the even mark with a 5-4 win over the Round Rock Express Thursday night at Dell Diamond.
At 12-12, the Sounds have won six of their last seven games, including two of three in Round Rock with the #BattleForTheBoot series finale looming Friday night.
Before starter Chris Smith delivered his first pitch of the night, the Sounds gave him a 3-0 lead to work with. Jaycob Brugman, who went 3-for-4, doubled with one out and stayed at second when Mark Canha drew a walk off Round Rock hurler Eddie Gamboa.
Round Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds saw their five-game win streak halted Wednesday night by the Round Rock Express 7-3. A four-run third inning off Paul Blackburn was the difference in the game as the Express snapped a five game skid.
The streak of innings pitched without surrendering an earned run by Sounds (11-12) starting pitchers came to an end Wednesday night when Ronald Guzman lined a single up the middle to score Josh Wilson in the third inning. The streak reached 27.2 frames. Jared Hoying followed that up with a run scoring double then Brett Nichols drove in a pair of runs with a single to make it 4-0 Express (12-15).
Round Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds could not recover after a four-run first inning by the Round Rock Express in a 8-3 loss Wednesday night at Dell Diamond.
After a Drew Robinson walk and a Brett Nicholas single, Joey Gallo launched a three-run home run to right-center field to give the Express an early lead. Matt Duffy then tripled to left to set up Ronald Guzman with an RBI single to make it a 4-0 Round Rock lead after one.
The Sounds scored a run in three straight innings from the third through the fifth to narrow the deficit to 5-3.
Round Rock, TX – Nashville Sounds right-hander Jharel Cotton just missed a perfect game and settled for a one-hit shutout in the Sounds’ 3-0 win over the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond Tuesday night.
Cotton, recently acquired in a trade by the Athletics, retired the first 26 batters he faced on the night. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Round Rock second baseman Doug Bernier lined a 2-1 pitch to the right field wall for a triple to break up the bid at perfection.
The Virgin Islands native struck out a career-high 12 in the dominating effort. With Bernier at third, he punched out Drew Robinson for the final out of the game.
Round Rock, TX – Hanser Alberto drove in five runs to lead the Round Rock Express to convincing 13-2 win over the Nashville Sounds Monday night at The Dell Diamond.
The 11-run loss is the most lopsided defeat suffered by the Sounds since Sacramento clubbed Nashville, 20-1, on August 25th, 2014.
After the Sounds (67-50) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after their third time up, Round Rock’s (56-61) offense erupted for three in the third, four in the fourth, three in the fifth and another three runs in the sixth.
Nashville, TN – Left-hander Dillon Overton threw 7 1/3 dominant innings to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 4-0 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 6,081 fans Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
The Sounds (42-28) took three games from the Express (38-32) in the five-game series and now lead the American Southern Division by four games at the midway point of the 2016 season.
The 7 1/3 innings set a career-high for Overton who improved to 8-4 on the season with the win. He has gone 25 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run. Over his last seven starts, he’s 7-0 with a miniscule 1.40 ERA covering 45 innings.
Nine-Game Winning Streak Snapped After Six-Run Ninth
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds furiously rallied for six runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, but ultimately dropped a 15-9 decision to the Round Rock Express in front of 4,781 fans Wednesday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.
The loss snapped a season-long nine game winning streak and trimmed the American South Division lead to 2.5 games over second place Round Rock.
Trailing 8-2 going into the bottom of the ninth, Josh Rodriguez sparked a rally with a base hit up the middle off reliever Chad Smith. He retired Jaycob Brugman for the first out of the inning before Chad Pinder walked.
Nashville, TN – Chad Pinder hit a walk-off two-run single in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Nashville Sounds a thrilling 7-6 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 6,104 fans Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
The win extended the season-long winning streak to nine games for the Sounds who have won 16 of their last 17 games. It also pushed Nashville’s American South Division lead to 3.5 games over the Express.
Trailing 6-5 going to the bottom of the 12th, Max Muncy started the rally when he drew a walk off of Carlos Fisher. The right-hander bounced back and retired the next two hitters to put the game on the shoulders of Ryon Healy.
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