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Nashville, TN – Joey Wendle raced home with the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Nashville Sounds a thrilling 5-4 win over the Round Rock Express in front of a sell-out crowd of 11,119 fans at First Tennessee Park Friday night.
With the game tied 4-4 in the bottom of the tenth, Colin Walsh ripped a one-out double to the right-center gap to put a runner in scoring position. Walsh was hurt on the play rounding second and was replaced by pinch-runner Joey Wendle.
Team Sits One Game Back of .500 at 18-19
Nashville, TN – A balanced offense led the Nashville Sounds to a 6-3 win over the Fresno Grizzlies in front of 7,423 fans Sunday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.
Coupled with last night’s win over Fresno (15-21), it marks just the second time this year the Sounds (18-19) have won two home games in as many days.
All but one player in Nashville’s starting lineup had at least one hit, RBI or run scored.
Fresno’s Jon Singleton gave the Grizzlies a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when he knocked in Tony Kemp who started the game with a single.
Right-hander Tosses Seven Shutout Innings to beat Fresno
Nashville, TN – A balanced offensive attack backed up a stellar pitching performance by Chris Smith to lead the Nashville Sounds to a series-opening 9-1 win over the Fresno Grizzlies in front of a sellout crowd of 10,043 Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.
It’s the second time over the last 11 days that Smith has gone seven innings which matches a career-high.
Jake Smolinski got the Sounds (17-19) on the board in the first with a towering two-run blast to left field. It plated Joey Wendle who started the frame with a single and stolen base.
Nashville Sounds 12 Hits is Most Since April 21st at Colorado Springs
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds used two big innings to score a series-opening 8-5 win over the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park Tuesday night.
Trailing 3-0, Nashville exploded for five runs in the fourth inning, and then another three runs in the sixth.
Max Muncy started the scoring for the Sounds with a bang when he launched a solo homer off Iowa starter Stephen Perakslis to start the fourth.
The right-handed Parakslis turned around and retired the next two batters, but then allowed the next four Sounds to reach and ultimately score.
Memphis Combines on Three-Pitcher Shutout
Nashville, TN – The Memphis Redbirds shut out the Nashville Sounds 5-0 in front of 4,894 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday night.
Nashville managed just six hits on the night as they were shut out for the second time this year. The scoring opportunities were never there as they went just 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position.
Patrick Wisdom got the Redbirds on the board in a hurry when he belted a solo homer off Sounds starter Chris Smith in the second.
Cubs Score Three Runs in the Eighth to Grab Series Win
Nashville, TN – The Iowa Cubs scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning on their way to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 5,857 fans at First Tennessee Park Thursday night.
In a 1-1 game, Kristopher Negron led off the eighth with a triple to the right-center gap off of Nashville reliever J.B. Wendelken. Moments later, Munenori Kawasaki singled to right to score Negron and give the Cubs a 2-1 lead.
Wendelken came back to strike out John Andreoli for the second out, but then allowed a run-scoring triple to Albert Almora Jr. On the next pitch, Wendelken uncorked a wild pitch to allow Almora to score and make it 4-1.
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.
New Orleans center fielder Destin Hood Clubs Game-Winner in 10th
Nashville, TN – Destin Hood launched a solo homer in the 10th inning to give the New Orleans Zephyrs a 4-3 win over the Nashville Sounds Monday night in front of a sellout crowd of 10,338 at First Tennessee Park.
The home run was the second of the series for Hood who has driven in six runs in the first three games of the four-game set.
Nashville had a great opportunity to even the game in the home half of the inning when Chad Pinder and Max Muncy singled to put runners at the corners with one out.
Left-Hander Tossed First Career Complete Game
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds pitcher Dillon Overton has been named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for his performance from April 18th-24th, the league announced today.
The left-hander started one game during the week and turned in his first career complete game in Nashville’s 8-1 win over Colorado Springs on April 20th.
Pitching in game two of a doubleheader this past Wednesday, Overton went all seven innings and allowed one run on five hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out five.
Nashville Sounds Now 2-5 in One-Run Games
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds dropped another one-run game Sunday afternoon, this time a 4-3 decision to the New Orleans Zephyrs in front of 7,593 fans at First Tennessee Park.
Along with the Sky Sox, the Sounds have played the most one-run games in the Pacific Coast League and are 2-5 in such games.
Pitching on only three days’ rest, Sounds starter Jesse Hahn labored through a 34-pitch first inning. After a 4-RBI night in the series opener last night, Destin Hood’s run-scoring single gave the Zephyrs a 1-0 lead just four batters into the game.
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