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Katin, Dillard Lead Sounds Past Z’s, 7-5

 

Koshansky Hit Streak Reaches 17 Games For Nashville

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – Brendan Katin homered and drove in four runs and pitcher Tim Dillard recorded his fourth straight quality start to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 7-5 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Sunday evening at Zephyr Field.

Nashville (77-66), which was out-hit 12-7 in the contest by the Z’s, picked up its eighth win in the club’s last nine games in New Orleans.

Dillard (5-7) held New Orleans to two runs on seven hits over his seven frames of work to improve to 4-2 with a 2.77 ERA (15er/48.2ip) in his eight starts for the Sounds this season.

Katin (2-for-4) gave the visitors an early 2-0 lead when he crushed Wes Whisler’s 3-2 offering over the left field wall for his 25th home run of the season, a new career high for the slugger. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Plate Run In 9th, Beat Z’s In Opener

 

Koshansky Belts Team-Leading 26th Homer For Nashville In Win

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds plated a run in the top of the ninth inning to edge New Orleans, 4-3, on Friday evening at Zephyr Field in the opener of a four-game series.

Nashville (76-65), which extended its winning streak to four games, recorded its 20th last at-bat win of the year and won its seventh consecutive game in New Orleans, dating back to last season.

The Sounds took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning on second baseman Eric Farris’ two-out, two-run double to left off Z’s starter Nic Ungs. Norris Hopper and Martin Maldonado, who opened the frame with consecutive singles, scored on the two-bagger.

Nashville upped its lead to 3-0 in the fourth when Joe Koshansky (2-for-4) walloped his team-leading 26th home run of the season, a one-out solo shot to center off Ungs. The big fly extend Koshansky’s hitting streak to 15 games, the longest by a Sounds batter all season. «Read the rest of this article»

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Katin Goes Off, Sounds Pound Z’s In Home Finale

 

Outfielder Belts Grand Slam, Ties Club Record With 7 RBIs For Nashville

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds gave their fans an outstanding sendoff on Sunday evening at Greer Stadium, closing out their 2010 regular season home slate with a 10-1 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs in the finale of a five-game series.

A crowd of 8,342 was on hand for the contest, bringing the Sounds’ seasonal attendance total to 319,235, nearly 14,000 higher than last year.

Prior to the game, right fielder Brendan Katin was honored as the 2010 Sounds Fan Favorite, an award resulting from fan voting. He promptly thanked the fans in attendance by tying a team record with seven RBIs on the night. The Sounds’ cleanup hitter slugged a pair of homers, including a grand slam, to highlight a 3-for-5 night at the plate to pace the Nashville offensive attack.

Right-hander Josh Butler (5-1) was dominant on the hill for Nashville, allowing one run on two hits over eight outstanding innings of work to earn his fifth victory in seven starts for the Sounds. He retired 13 consecutive New Orleans batters from the first through fifth frames and allowed only a pair of singles on the night. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Top Zephyrs on Saturday Night, 5-3

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds beat the New Orleans Zephyrs, 5-3, on Saturday evening in front of 8,104 fans at Greer Stadium in the fourth game of a five-game series.

Joe Koshansky extended his hitting streak to a season-high eight games on the night, as the slugger knocked a two-run homer in the second inning. Catcher Martin Maldonado also added two hits with a solo shot in the same inning.

With the win, Nashville (71-63) moved to 5.5 games behind the first place Iowa Cubs in the PCL Northern Division.

New Orleans put the first run on the board in the top of the second inning to take a 1-0 lead as Sounds starter Sam Narron allowed four consecutive two-out singles.

The Sounds quickly went ahead at 3-1 in the next frame with two homers.  Brendan Katin hit a leadoff single and scored on Koshansky’s two-run home run down the right field line. The home run was Koshansky’s team-leading 23rd home run and 72nd RBI. After Jorge Sosa struck out the next two Sounds in the inning, Maldonado crushed a solo shot off the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine sign over the left field wall for the Club’s third run, his sixth of the season. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Orleans Powers Past Sounds, 10-4

 

Nashville’s Win Streak Halted At Four

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The New Orleans Zephyrs belted four home runs en route to a 10-3 win over the Sounds on Friday evening at Greer Stadium, snapping Nashville’s four-game winning streak.

The crowd of 6,397 on hand pushed the Sounds’ seasonal attendance over the 300,000-fan plateau for the 10th straight season.

The Zephyrs’ four home runs on the evening matched their highest single-game total of the year.

The bottom of the New Orleans order did the majority of the damage as the visitors’ #5 through 8 hitters combined to go 11-for-19 with eight RBIs and seven runs scored on the evening.

Right-hander Brian Lawrence (11-8) worked a quality start for the Zephyrs to pick up the victory, holding the Sounds to two runs on six hits over seven innings of work. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Win Homestand Opener, 2-1

 

Dillard Twirls Seven Scoreless Frames But Takes No-Decision for Nashville

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds kicked off their final homestand with a 2-1 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Wednesday evening at Greer Stadium in the opener of a five-game series.

Tim Dillard turned in an outstanding effort for the second straight start for Nashville, twirling seven innings of scoreless, three-hit ball, but took a no-decision as the Sounds’ bullpen was unable to protect his 1-0 lead in the late innings.

Dillard, who has given up only one run over 15.0 innings in his last two outings, is 3-1 with a 2.86 ERA (11er/34.2ip) in six starts for Nashville this season.

The victory was the Sounds’ sixth in eight meetings versus New Orleans this season and the seventh win in the last 10 games overall for Nashville (69-62). «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds end homestand with 3-1 loss

 

Katin Belts Team-Leading 12th Homer For Nashville

Nashville, TN — The Nashville Sounds ended their homestand on the short end of a 3-1 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs on Saturday evening at historic Greer Stadium in the finale of a three-game series.

It was a pretty good crowd for a Saturday, as 9,575 fans took in the loss then watched the Sounds’ Independence Day Weekend fireworks spectacular following the on-field action.

With the defeat, Nashville (44-38) suffered just its second home series loss of the season, dropping two of three to the Z’s. The Sounds finished their homestand with a 4-3 mark.

New Orleans starter Tom Mastny (2-0) twirled an outstanding outing for the visitors, holding Nashville to just one run on four hits over seven strong innings. He walked two batters and struck out three in his quality start. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Lose 4-3 To Zephyrs On Friday

 

Nashville Homers In Eighth Consecutive Game

Nashville, TN — The Nashville Sounds lost to the New Orleans Zephyrs, 4-3, in front of 6,373 fans on Friday night at historic Greer Stadium in the second game of a three-game series.

New Orleans scored the winning run in the top of the ninth inning to go-ahead, 4-3. With one out in the inning, reliever Chris Smith fanned Gookie Dawkins, but a wild pitch allowed Dawkins to reach first. After next batter Logan Morrison walked, Katin dropped a fly ball, but threw in time to second for the second out. Danny Richar then followed with a line drive double to left field that allowed Dawkins to score the go-ahead run.

In his 2010 Sounds season-debut, centerfielder Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-5 with a double. Mat Gamel and Brendan Katin each hit solo home runs for Nashville (44-37), as it was the eighth consecutive game that the club has hit a home run this season. «Read the rest of this article»

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