Topic: Clayton Mortensen
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds concluded a wild day with a 2-1 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers on a walk-off wild pitch in front of 8,087 fans Friday night at First Tennessee Park.
With the bases loaded and nobody out in a 1-1 game in the bottom of the ninth, Omaha’s Clayton Mortensen uncorked a pitch in the dirt that got away from catcher Parker Morin. Sounds shortstop Chad Pinder raced home with the winning run to push Nashville’s record to 55-45.
The start of the game was delayed due to travel delays the Sounds and much of the Pacific Coast League experienced Thursday night and into Friday. The team didn’t arrive in Nashville until close to 6:30pm.
Aaron Kurcz, R.J. Alvarez Star, Hurl 4.1 Scoreless Out of Pen
Papillion, NB – Nashville scored a run in the eighth and two in the ninth, coming from behind to beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 5-3 at Werner Park on Monday night.
Brett Eibner and Omaha got on the scoreboard first when the Storm Chasers left fielder took Cody Martin deep in the second inning, tallying his 16th home run of the campaign. The home team would then extend their lead to 3-0 on a Francisco Pena two-run double a couple innings later.
Nashville began to chip away at the lead in the fifth. Andy Parrino and Bryan Anderson reached base and Niuman Romero came to the dish.
Electric Crowd Of 10,542 Marks Nashville’s Eighth Sellout In 33 Openings
Nashville, TN – The Sounds and Storm Chasers were scoreless through nine innings in Friday night’s pitchers’ duel at First Tennessee Park, but Omaha scored in the tenth and secured a 1-0 win.
The neck of the guitar-shaped scoreboard at First Tennessee Park displayed zeros on both sides for nine innings. Finally in the tenth, Omaha’s designated hitter Casey Kotchman lifted a sacrifice fly to left that scored Paulo Orlando for the game’s only tally. It was the second straight one-run contest that went the Storm Chasers’ direction to open the series.
Nashville Blows Out Sky Sox In Opener, Falls In Finale
Colorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Thursday evening at Security Service Field, triumphing 19-0 in the opener before falling 9-6 in the nightcap.
In the opener, the Sounds blew out the Sky Sox, 19-0, and tied a team record by legging out 24 hits in the game, including a season-high five home runs in the seven-inning contest. It marked the Sounds’ first five-homer effort since August 2008. All three of the Sounds’ 24-hit outbursts in club history have occurred in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs, CO – Wednesday evening’s scheduled opener of a four-game series between the Nashville Sounds and Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Security Service Field was postponed due to rain.
The game will be made up as part of a 6:00pm CT scheduled doubleheader, consisting of two seven-inning contetsts on Thursday evening.
Right-hander Mike Fiers (3-0, 2.25) will start game one for the Sounds against lefty Clayton Mortensen (1-5, 9.82). In the twinbill nightcap, Nashville southpaw Sam Narron (5-4, 4.30) will toe the rubber against Sky Sox right-hander Greg Reynolds (5-5, 6.58).
Gamel Homers Twice For Nashville In Homestand Finale Victory
Nashville, TN – Right-hander Frankie De La Cruz hurled 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Mat Gamel belted a pair of home runs to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 7-0 shutout win over the Round Rock Express on Tuesday evening at Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game series.
With the win, the Sounds (54-57) salvaged a split of the four-game series and earned their third shutout victory of the season.
De La Cruz (6-6) continued his recent dominance on the hill by scattering six hits while striking out seven batters over his 7 2/3 scoreless frames to drop his seasonal ERA to 3.73.
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