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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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Sounds Split DoubleHeader Action With RedHawks On Wednesday


Nashville SoundsOklahoma 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»

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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 Top Zephyrs, 7-3, Win Fourth Straight


Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Ray Olmedo was a triple away from the cycle in the Nashville Sounds’ 7-4 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs on Taco Bell Throwback Thursday at Greer Stadium in the second game of a five-game set.

It was the seventh time in the last 14 games that Olmedo produced multiple hits, as the veteran left-fielder went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double while driving in and scoring three runs out of the leadoff spot.

Nashville (70-62) has now won four consecutive games and eight of its last 11 contests, temporarily moving to 4.5 games behind first place Iowa in the PCL Northern Division.

The Sounds jumped on the board in the first inning to take an early 2-0 lead. After Adam Stern and Mat Gamel reached base, professional hitter Erick Almonte crushed a two-run double down the left field line to plate both runners as Gamel slid under Neil Wilson’s  the tag at home plate. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Lose Second Straight To I-Cubs, 3-2


Almonte Homers For Lone Nashville Runs In Contest

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds suffered their second consecutive loss to the division-leading Iowa Cubs on Sunday afternoon, falling 3-2 at Principal Park.

With the defeat, the Sounds (66-62) dropped a season-high eight games behind the I-Cubs with only 16 games remaining on their schedule.

Nashville out-hit Iowa in the game, 8-6, but finished just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base on the afternoon.

After the Sounds left runners in scoring position in each of the first two frames, Iowa took a 1-0 lead in the second on Bryan LaHair’s RBI single off Nashville starter Marty McLeary (6-8), who drew the loss despite a quality start effort (6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R). «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Drop Series Opener in Iowa, 4-3


Nashville Falls 7 Games Behind Division-Leading I-Cubs

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Iowa Cubs scored four unanswered runs to hang a 4-3 defeat on the Nashville Sounds on Saturday evening at Principal Park in the opener of a four-game series.

With the win, the first-place I-Cubs stretched their lead over Nashville (66-61) to seven games in the PCL American Conference Northern Division, matching the Sounds’ largest deficit of the season.

The Nashville bullpen was unable to protect a 3-0 lead for Sounds starter Chase Wright, who took a no-decision and has notched just one victory in his last 11 trips to the hill.

Sounds first baseman Joe Koshansky gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when he slugged his team-leading 21st home run of the season, a one-out shot to left-center off Iowa starter Jeff Samardzija. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Take Series Opener From Sky Sox, 7-5


Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds opened their four-game series against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox with a 7-5 victory on Tuesday evening at historic Greer Stadium.

Marty McLeary (6-7) picked up the win for Nashville after authoring the Sounds’ first quality start in the club’s past 11 games. The right-hander allowed three runs on nine hits in his six innings of work to improve to 6-0 in seven home starts for the Sounds.

Brendan Katin and Martin Maldonado each homered for Nashville in the contest.

Colorado Springs grabbed an early lead against McLeary, plating three first-inning runs after the first two batters of the frame were retired.

Cole Garner drilled a two-out double off the base of the batter’s eye in center to start the rally. After Jay Payton walked, Chris Nelson plated the night’s first run with a single to left. After Payton and Nelson executed a double steal, Sky Sox first sacker Mike Paulk drove home both baserunners with a line drive single to center that was just out of the reach of a diving Eric Farris. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Avoid Sweep, Win 7-6 On Monday


Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds scored seven straight runs to top the Salt Lake Bees, 7-6, on Monday evening at historic Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game set.

With the victory, the Sounds (64-59) avoided their second four-game series sweep in the last two weeks, but lost the season series, 3-1, to the visiting Bees.

Continuing to stay hot for Nashville, Mat Gamel went 3-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs in the victory, while Carlos Gomez and Brendan Katin each added two hits.

Salt Lake took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Mark Trumbo moved to second place in the PCL with his 28th home run of the season, a three run shot over the wall in center field.

Trumbo did more damage in the top of the third when the Bees right fielder smacked an RBI single down the left field line, driving home Kevin Frandsen for a 4-0 advantage. The Bees added two more runs in the fifth to make it 6-0, as Trumbo was in on the action again. After he recorded a two-out walk, Paul McAnulty crushed a two-run homer off the clubhouse beyond the wall in left center. «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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High-Scoring Series Continues As Vegas Routs Sounds, 19-8


Nashville Matches Franchise Record For Runs Allowed In Contest

Nashville SoundsLas Vegas, NV – The Nashville Sounds entered the record books in the wrong way on Tuesday evening, matching the highest single-game run total allowed in franchise history in a 19-8 loss to the Las Vegas 51s at Cashman Field.

The 19 Las Vegas runs marked the third overall time an opponent has produced that output against Nashville in the Sounds’ 33-year history and the first time since the Iowa Cubs plated 19 on August 21, 1989. The 51s’ 20 hits on the night were one shy of the most ever produced by a Sounds opponent in a single game.

Las Vegas broke open a 5-5 game with a nine-run sixth inning en route to its victory.

The clubs combined for 27 runs and 33 hits in the contest, including 19 extra-base knocks. Nashville’s seven doubles, including three by Mat Gamel, matched a season high and were one shy of the single-game franchise record.

The teams combined for 11 individual multiple-hit efforts in the tilt. Las Vegas shortstop Mike McCoy went 5-for-5, including a home run and a double, to lead all batters. «Read the rest of this article»

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