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Sounds Close Out Season With 10-2 Loss

 

Katin Homers, Koshansky Extends Hit Streak To 18 For Nashville In Losing Effort

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds wrapped up their 2010 slate on the short end of a 10-2 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs in a Labor Day finale on Monday afternoon at Zephyr Field.

With the defeat, Nashville (77-67) split the four-game series with New Orleans but finished the year with an 11-5 victory in the season series against the Z’s.

Brendan Katin (2-for-3) drove in both Sounds runs on the afternoon and finished the year with 76 RBIs, second-most on the club.

First baseman Joe Koshansky went 1-for-4 on the day for Nashville to close out the year with an 18-game hitting streak, tied for the 6th-longest streak by a Pacific Coast League player all season and the best effort by a Sounds batter since Vinny Rottino hit in 24 straight in 2008.

Katin got the scoring started as he continued his late-season surge at the plate with a two-out solo homer to left in the top of the first inning to give the Sounds a 1-0 lead. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Zephyrs Even Series With 2-1 Win

 

Koshansky Extends Hit Streak To 16 Game In Losing Effort

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – New Orleans catcher Neil Wilson hit a seventh-inning home run to propel the Zephyrs to a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday night at Zephyr Field, evening the series at one game apiece.

The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Sounds (76-66) as well as the club’s seven-game victory streak at Zephyr Field. It was the fifth consecutive one-run decision for Nashville (3-2 over that stretch).

The Zephyrs took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning when John Raynor led off with a single against Sounds starter Josh Butler then later scored the game’s first run on a Danny Richar sacrifice fly.

The Sounds rallied to tie the game in the sixth against Z’s starter Tom Mastny. With Eric Farris on base following a one-out single, Brendan Katin drew a two-out walk to push the speedy infielder into scoring position for team RBI leader Joe Koshansky, who knotted the contest at 1-1 with a single to center. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Sweep RedHawks In Doubleheader

 

Nashville SoundsOklahoma 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»

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Luis Cruz Hits Walk-Off Home Run In Sounds 8-7 Nightcap Win

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Luis Cruz sent the Sounds home happy with a walk-off home run that gave Nashville a 7-6 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the doubleheader finale on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium. The Sounds 18th last at-bat win this season gave the two teams a split in the doubleheader after Nashville dropped the first game, 6-1.

Cruz went 3-for 4 three RBIs and two runs scored in the second game, while Adam Stern added three hits.

Brendan Katin crushed a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning of the nightcap, a tape-measure shot over the stadium lights in left field. Katin’s 18th home run of the year gave the Sounds the early 1-0 lead.

Colorado Springs scored two runs in the top of the third inning to take a 2-1 lead. Sky Sox second baseman Kaz Matsui drew a two-out walk from Josh Butler and proceeded to steal second base. Centerfielder Chris Frey then looped a lazy single on the left field line for the first run, followed by right fielder Matt Miller painting the right field line to score Frey for the go-ahead run. «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Scores Three In Ninth To Stun Las Vegas, 6-4

 

Nashville SoundsLas Vegas, NV – Trailing 4-3 entering the ninth inning, the Nashville Sounds scored three runs to top the Las Vegas 51s, 6-4, on Wednesday night at Cashman Field in the finale of a four-game series.

After Johnny Raburn singled to lead off the ninth frame and scored on a Ray Olmedo game-tying single, PCL saves leader and 51s closer Jeremy Accardo intentionally walked Mat Gamel to pitch to Erick Almonte, who delivered the game-winning two-run single to right field.

The victory was Nashville’s (62-56) 16th last-at win and ninth come-from-behind victory trailing in the seventh inning or later this season. The win also gave the Sounds a 3-5 record on the road trip and their first winning series against 51s in Las Vegas since joining the Pacific Coast League in 1998. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Beat 51s, 10-5

 

Sounds End Four-Game Losing Streak

Nashville SoundsLas Vegas, NV – The Nashville Sounds snapped a four-game losing streak by topping the Las Vegas 51s, 10-5, on Sunday night at Cashman Field in the opener of a four-game set.

Nashville (60-55) banged out 16 hits in the victory, while Norris Hopper and Ray Olmedo each recorded four hits apiece. The Sounds also walked eight times in the game after only posting six walks through the club’s first seven games this month.

The Sounds took an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as Nashville loaded the bases with one out by a Hopper single and walks by Mat Gamel and Brendan Katin. Erick Almonte and Olmedo each followed with two-run singles to center field to plate the four runs in the inning.

Nashville tacked on three more runs in the top of fourth. After Katin doubled and Almonte walked, Luis Cruz belted the first pitch he saw from Luis Perez over the outfield wall in right center. The three-run shot was Cruz’s seventh of the season and his first since June 22nd at Memphis. «Read the rest of this article»

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Isotopes Beat Sounds, 14-5, On Wednesday

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN — The Albuquerque Isotopes roughed up the Nashville Sounds, 14-5, on Wednesday night at historic Greer Stadium in the third game of a four-game set.

Having dropped the last five games in a row to Albuquerque this year, Nashville (51-46) matched a season-high for hits allowed (18) while setting the mark for runs given up in an inning (9), team home runs allowed (6), and most home runs surrendered by a pitcher in a game.

For the second consecutive night, Albuquerque did damage early to Nashville starting pitching, as starter Chase Wright’s nine runs on four long balls in 2 2/3 innings were the most given up by the southpaw since July 27, 2007 as a member of the Double-A Trenton Thunder. It also marked the second time in his ten-year career that Wright allowed four homers in a contest, as four straight homers in a span of 10 pitches were hit by Boston’s Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, and Jason Varitek on April 22 earlier that season. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Drop 13 Inning Game To Isotopes, 7-6

 

Trent Oeltjen returns to Nashville and drives in Winning-Run

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN — The Nashville Sounds lost to the Albuquerque Isotopes, 7-6, in 13 innings on Monday evening at historic Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game set.

In his first game playing in Nashville single joining the Dodgers organization, Isotopes outfielder Trent Oeltjen knocked in the game-winning run in the top of the 13th inning, as Justin Sellers smacked a double to begin frame. Sellers moved to second on a sacrifice, and later scored as Oeltjen grounded out to first baseman Joe Koshansky.

At four hours and twenty minutes, it was Nashville’s (51-44) longest game this season, as the club moved to 5-6 in extra-inning ball on the year.

The Isotopes used seven pitchers in the game, as Jesus Castillo (1-3) allowed one hit over 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball to pick up the win. Jack Taschner earned his second save. «Read the rest of this article»

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Narron, Sounds shut down Redbirds, 5-1

 

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Sam Narron held the Redbirds to one run over eight innings as the Nashville Sounds topped the Memphis Redbirds 5-1 on Saturday evening at AutoZone Park in the fourth game of a five-game series.

Nashville (48-41) won its third straight game after posting 10 hits for the third consecutive contest. Lorenzo Cain extended his hitting streak to six games with a 2-for-4 performance while catcher Ben Johnson also added three hits in the Nashville victory.

Throwing a quality start for the fifth time in his six starts this season for Nashville, Narron (4-3) scattered 10 hits while walking none and striking out five in eight innings pitched to earn the win.

The Sounds took an early 2-0 lead in the opening frame as leadoff hitter Adam Stern doubled to center field to begin the contest, with outfielder Cain singling in the next at-bat to reach base. During the Erick Almonte at-bat, Stern scored from third as Memphis catcher Matt Pagnozzi overthrew second base on the Cain swipe. Almonte then smacked a line drive single to center to drive Cain home from second for the second run of the inning. «Read the rest of this article»

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