Topic: Esteban German
Schafer Extends Hit Streak To 10 For Nashville
Nashville, TN – Veteran infielder Esteban German went 5-for-5 to lead a 14-hit Round Rock offensive attack in the Express’ 8-4 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Sunday evening at Greer Stadium.
Express catcher Kevin Cash added a 3-for-4, two-RBI effort that included a homer and a double for the visitors, who improved to 10-4 against Nashville (53-56) this season.
The Sounds took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against Round Rock starter Martin Perez. With one out, Caleb Gindl (3-for-5) singled and Taylor Green drew a walk before Erick Almonte hit a ball to shortstop that was mishandled by Nick Green to load the bases.
Round Rock, TX – Catcher Mike Napoli smashed a walkoff three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to stake the Round Rock Express to a 9-6 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Sunday evening at The Dell Diamond in the finale of a four-game series.
It marked the third straight night that Round Rock scored the game-winning run in its final turn at the plate against Sounds pitching.
The Sounds had rallied from a two-run deficit to tie the score in the top of the ninth inning before Napoli’s blast, which came off Sounds reliever Sean Green, ended the contest.
Nashville Again Blows Late Lead In Eventual 12-Inning Defeat
Round Rock, TX – Doug Deeds belted a walkoff, two-run homer in the bottom of the twelfth to give Round Rock a come-from-behind 9-7 win over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday evening at The Dell Diamond.
The blast, an opposite-field two-run shot to left, came against Sounds reliever Donovan Hand (1-4), who took the loss.
The heartbreaking loss was the seventh straight defeat in Round Rock for Nashville (37-45), which fell to 1-7 in extra-inning action this season.
Round Rock, TX – The Round Rock Express scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to top the Nashville Sounds, 5-3, on Friday night at The Dell Diamond in the second game of a four-game set.
Sounds starting pitcher Sam Narron pitched seven scoreless frames before getting into trouble in the eighth inning, as Round Rock batted around and scored all five runs.
Esteban German reached on a fielding error to begin the rally and moved to second on a Joey Butler single. Matt Kata then cleared the bases with a double down the left field line to bring the Express within one run at 3-2. Narron got Kevin Cash to pop out and was removed from the contest for reliever Sean Green, who issued a walk to Julio Borbon. Round Rock went ahead at 5-3 as Omar Quintanilla tripled home Kata and Borbon, followed by a Mike Napoli RBI double.
Round Rock, TX – In his first game with the Round Rock Express, Omar Quintanilla hit a game-winning two-out single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to give the Round Rock Express a 9-8 win over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday night at the Dell Diamond.
After trailing for much of the contest, Round Rock scored three runs in the eighth inning and one in the ninth to hand Nashville (9-19) its fourth consecutive last-at-bat defeat and sixth loss in row. The loss was also the club’s PCL-leading 12th one-run defeat of the year.
Nashville Blows Two-Run Ninth Inning Lead, Drops 5th Straight Game
Round Rock, TX – The Round Rock Express erased a two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning to hang a devastating 8-7 loss on the Nashville Sounds on Friday evening at The Dell Diamond in the opener of a four-game series.
The loss was the fifth in a row for the Sounds (9-18), who suffered their PCL-leading 11th one-run defeat of the year.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds swept the Oklahoma City RedHawks in a doubleheader on Thursday evening at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark to close out a five-game series.
The Sounds came from behind to win both contests, posting a 3-2 victory in the opener before registering a 5-4 triumph in the nightcap.
With the sweep, Nashville (74-65) took three of five from the RedHawks in the series and notched a 9-7 win in the season series between the clubs. The Sounds have won 13 of their last 18 contests.
First baseman Joe Koshansky recorded knocks in both contests to extend his hitting streak to 14 games for the Sounds, matching the longest by a Nashville player this season.
In the opener, Sounds right-hander Marty McLeary worked a seven-inning complete game and Brendan Katin ripped a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning to lead Nashville to a 3-2 victory. «Read the rest of this article»
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader with Oklahoma City on Wednesday at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, taking the opener, 9-5, and dropping the extra-inning nightcap, 3-2.
Nashville (73-65) moved to 6-8 in doubleheader action with the split. Brendan Katin went a combined 4-for-8 with three home runs in the twinbill, while Joe Koshansky extended his hitting streak to a season-high 12 games with hits in both games.
Six Sounds recorded multiple hits in the Nashville’s early afternoon victory after the club banged out 15 hits. Koshansky went 3-for-4 while Katin his first home run on the day.
The Sounds took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning as Adam Stern hit a leadoff double and scored on an RBI single from Eric Farris. Erick Almonte scored the club’s next run in the top of the fourth inning when Koshansky singled to center field for his team-leading 75th RBI. «Read the rest of this article»
Oklahoma City, OK – Joe Koshansky homered twice as the Nashville Sounds grounded the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 10-5, on Monday evening at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in the opener of a four-game set.
It was first time Koshansky has hit a pair of homers in a game as a member of the Nashville Sounds and his fifth homer in the last seven games. Koshansky’s two homer night marked the third time a Sounds player has hit two dingers in a game this season, while also extending Nashville’s home run streak to 10 consecutive games, the longest stretch by the club this season.
Nashville (44-38) posted a season-high 19 hits in the win with six Sounds recording multi-hit contests. Norris Hopper had four hits for the second time in his last four games while Luis Cruz and Anderson De La Rosa each had three hits.
In his second straight quality start, Sam Narron (3-3) picked up the win after fanning a season-high eight batters while allowing one run in seven innings pitched. «Read the rest of this article»
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