Topic: Nolan Fontana
Metairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds watched their lead vanish in the bottom of the eighth inning when the New Orleans Baby Cakes scored five runs to win 8-5 Sunday afternoon at the Shrine on Airline. The five-game set now is even at two wins apiece.
The Sounds trailed 3-1 after five innings but rallied over the next three frames to take a 5-3 lead. In the sixth, Eli White doubled and scored on a wild pitch, and Tyler Pill nailed a game-tying RBI double off the wall in right to make it 3-3. Then Nolan Fontana blasted a home run leading off the seventh and drew a bases-loaded walk against Brian Moran in the eighth for a 5-3 advantage.
Metairie, LA – On Saturday night, the Nashville Sounds dropped the New Orleans Baby Cakes 10-3 at the Shrine on Airline. Nashville’s Andy Ibanez and Carlos Tocci combined for seven hits, four runs and five RBIs in the win. The Sounds totaled a season-high 18 hits and matched their largest margin of victory on the year.
The game was tied 1-1 in the third when Nolan Fontana launched a home run to right field to give the Sounds a lead they never gave away, and they broke open the game with a six-run third off Ben Meyer. Eli White drilled a two-run double, Matt Davidson singled home a run and Ibanez crushed a three-run homer to make it 8-1.
Nashville, TN – On Tuesday, the Nashville Sounds lost a doubleheader to the Salt Lake Bees at First Tennessee Park. Game one was lost 2-1 in a pitcher’s duel while game two was lost on a late surge by the Bees’ offense, who won 9-4.
The first runs of game one did not come until the fifth inning. Salt Lake’s Michael Hermosillo led off with a solo blast off the batter’s eye. Jarrett Parker hit a solo homer himself to give the Bees a 2-0 lead.
Nashville scored one run in the sixth inning. Matt Davidson led off with a double off the wall. Patrick Wisdom laced a single into left field that scored Davidson and cut the Salt Lake lead 2-1.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost 11-5 on Saturday night against the Round Rock Express at First Tennessee Park. It was the Sounds first lost game of a six-game series. The Express offense was hot, hitting four home runs off Nashville pitchers.
Garrett Stubbs hit a two-run home run to get Round Rock on the board first in the third inning.
Zack Granite hit a triple in the bottom half of the third and scored on a passed ball to give the Sounds their first run of the game.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds scored 10 unanswered runs in front of a sellout crowd of 10,068 and split the series against the Memphis Redbirds with a hard-fought 10-6 win Friday night at First Tennessee Park.
Adam Moore led the charge with a two-run triple in the third inning and a bases-clearing double in the seventh. The Sounds’ catcher had 5 RBI in the game – the most by a Sounds player in a single game in 2019.
Wes Benjamin got the ball for Nashville and cruised through a 1-2-3 first inning but trouble hit in the second. After Andrew Knizner singled to start the frame, Benjamin got a ground ball that may have been a double play but it was misplayed and all runners were safe for the Redbirds.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds’ Nolan Fontana and Chase d’Arnaud teamed up for a late run to help beat Omaha Storm Chasers 5-4 Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
With the game tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth, Fontana singled to left-center with one out. It was the third hit of the night for the Nashville second baseman who belted his first homer of the season in the second inning.
Moments later, d’Arnaud rifled a bouncing ball over the head of Omaha third baseman Humberto Arteaga and into the left field corner. It scored Fontana from first base to give the Sounds a 5-4 lead.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds beat the San Antonio Missions in game one 3-1 and lost game two 6-0 in front of 8821 fans at First Tennessee Park Sunday.
Both teams stayed scoreless in game one through the fourth inning. San Antonio threatened for the first time in the top half with runners on first and third base with one out. Nashville’s starter Ariel Jurado managed to get out of the inning with an inning ending double play.
The Missions scored the first run of the game when Mauricio Dubon hit an RBI double to score Nate Orf. Dubon tried scoring on a single by Cory Spangenberg but Zack Granite threw Orf out at the plate to keep the score 1-0.
San Antonio, TX – The Nashville Sounds ended their road trip with four home runs and win on Monday, defeating the San Antonio Missions 10-5.
San Antonio started off with a two-run first inning. Mauricio Dubon singled to lead things off and was hit in by Keston Hiura on a triple. Tyrone Taylor singled to bring in Hiura and gave the Missions a 2-0 lead.
Jett Bandy evened the score at 2-2 when he blasted a two-run home run in the top of the second inning that also scored Matt Davidson. It was Bandy’s second home run of the road trip.
San Antonio, TX – The San Antonio Missions got two timely home runs from left fielder Tyler Saladino to lead to a 5-3 win over the Nashville Sounds Saturday night in San Antonio.
The home runs from Saladino came in the second inning to give San Antonio a 2-1 lead, and again in the seventh inning to give them some breathing room at 3-1.
Nashville got on the board first when Andy Ibanez belted a solo homer to left-center field in the top of the second inning. It was the first home run of the season for Ibanez who extended his hitting streak to seven games.
San Antonio, TX – The Nashville Sounds trailed 2-0 when they erupted for seven runs in the eighth inning to lead them to a 7-3 win over the San Antonio Missions Friday night in San Antonio.
Remarkably, all seven runs of the damage scored by Nashville in the eighth inning came with two outs. San Antonio reliever Donnie Hart was summoned in relief of Jay Jackson who had retired all four Nashville batters he faced. Hart faced three batters and failed to record an out.
Nolan Fontana started the rally with a ground-rule double to right-center. Zack Granite legged out an infield single to put runners at the corners for Carlos Tocci who cut the deficit in half at 2-1 with a run-scoring single. It was one of two hits for Tocci who leads the Sounds with five multi-hit games.
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