Topic: Eric Surkamp
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds ninth inning rally came up short in a 4-3 loss against the Oklahoma City Dodgers Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The Sounds started the ninth inning down 4-2 and attempted a ninth inning rally to take game four of the five-game series from the Dodgers. Joey Wendle led off the ninth with a single to center to start the inning. Rangel Ravelo then followed with a single of his own and the tying run was aboard for the Sounds. Bruce Maxwell’s fly out to center allowed Wendle to advance to third but Ravelo remained at first.
Papillion, NE – Eric Surkamp tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 3-1 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers Monday night at Werner Park.
With the win, the Sounds avoided back-to-back losses for the first time since May 5th and 6th and have the best record in the Pacific Coast League at 35-22.
Surkamp has been back-and-forth between Nashville and Oakland for the better part of the 2016 season. The 6 1/3 innings signaled the longest outing against any opponent since he tossed seven frames on April 29th against the Round Rock Express.
Daniel Mengden Suffers First Loss of 2016 Season
Papillion, NE – The Omaha Storm Chasers held off a late surge from the Nashville Sounds in a sloppy 6-4 win Sunday afternoon at Werner Park.
In a game that featured 12 walks, 3 hit batters and 2 errors, Omaha hung on to even the series after Nashville scored three runs in the ninth inning.
Trailing 6-1 going into the ninth, Renato Nunez started the rally with a solo homer to right-center field – his 11th blast of the season.
Ryon Healy followed with a double and was quickly brought in when Rangel Ravelo launched the second home run of the inning – this time a two-run shot to trim the deficit to 6-4.
Three Sounds Hit Homers In 12-6 Rout of Salt Lake
Salt Lake City, NV – Joey Wendle finishes a double away from the cycle and the Sounds get three home runs including a grand slam by Wendle to defeat the Bees 12-6 at Smith’s Ballpark Saturday night.
Wendle finished 3-for-5 with a single, triple and a grand slam home run and had two opportunities in the seventh and ninth inning to get the elusive double but was unsuccessful.
Salt Lake took the early 2-0 lead with a Erik Kratz’s two-run double in the bottom of the second inning plating Rey Navarro and Kyle Kubitza. The Bees added another run later in the inning on a RBI ground out by Ryan Jackson scoring Kratz to take a 3-0 lead after two innings.
Nashville Has Won Nine of Last Ten Games
Las Vegas, NV – The Nashville Sounds remained red hot in Las Vegas with a 10-4 win over the 51s Tuesday night at Cashman Field.
The Sounds have won nine of their last ten games and sit in first place by a ½ game in the American South Division with a 25-20 record.
Four runs in the fourth and five runs in the fifth helped Nashville open a huge lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Las Vegas held a 3-1 lead when the fourth started, and looked like they were on their way to a clean inning when starter Sean Gilmartin retired the first two batters in the inning.
Dillon Overton Allows One Run over Six Innings
Las Vegas, NV – A balanced offensive attack and six solid innings from starter Dillon Overton led the Nashville Sounds to a 7-4 win over the Las Vegas 51s Monday night at Cashman Field.
Five different players had multi-hit games for the Sounds (24-20) who ripped 14 hits to set a new season-high. Renato Nunez, Ryon Healy, Bruce Maxwell and Matt Olson all had two hits apiece and Andrew Lambo had his second three-hit game of the year.
The offense was more than enough for starter Dillon Overton who allowed just one run in six innings. He yielded five hits, issued only one walk and struck out seven on the way to his third win of the season.
Nashville Extends Season-Long Winning Streak to Five Games
Nashville, TN – Jake Smolinski hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning and Chad Pinder had a perfect night to guide the Nashville Sounds to a thrilling 6-5 win over the Sacramento River Cats in front of 7,407 fans Thursday night at First Tennessee Park.
With the scored tied 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth, Smolinski hit the third pitch of the inning from Steven Okert over the center field wall to give the Sounds (21-19) a 6-5 lead.
The blast came just moments after the River Cats (16-25) plated two runs on three consecutive two-out hits in the top of the inning to even the game.
First Series Sweep Since May 29th-June of 2015
Nashville, TN – Matt Olson delivered a clutch two-out hit to lift the Nashville Sounds to a 2-1 win and series sweep over the Fresno Grizzlies in front of 4,645 fans Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
Olson, who went 6-for-12 in the four-game series, hit a ground-rule double down the right field line to snap a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth.
The Sounds trailed early when Fresno pushed a run across against Dillon Overton in the second. Max Stassi tripled to the wall in right-center and scored on a groundout by Andrew Aplin.
Sounds Drop Second Straight After Climbing to .500
Nashville, TN – Iowa’s Dan Vogelbach hit a grand slam and the Cubs beat the Nashville Sounds, 8-4, before 6,358 fans Wednesday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.
Joey Wendle wasted no time giving the Sounds an early lead. The second baseman belted a leadoff home run off Iowa starter Jake Buchanan in the bottom of the first inning. It was Wendle’s fourth home run of the season.
Nashville starter Eric Surkamp cruised through the first five innings but found immediate trouble in the sixth when Albert Almora Jr. started the inning with a single to center.
Nashville Loses Eighth One-Run Game of the Season
Nashville, TN – Arismendy Alcantara hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning to send the Iowa Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 4,657 fans Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
The home run was off of Nashville starter Chris Smith who was charged with a tough loss. Alcantara had a runner aboard thanks to a lead-off single by Dan Vogelbach to start the inning.
Smith and Iowa starter Ryan Williams exchanged zeroes for the first four innings. Nashville got to Williams in the fifth when Bruce Maxwell came through with a two-out single that plated Rangel Ravelo from second.
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