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Sounds Plate Run In 9th, Beat Z’s In Opener

 

Koshansky Belts Team-Leading 26th Homer For Nashville In Win

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds plated a run in the top of the ninth inning to edge New Orleans, 4-3, on Friday evening at Zephyr Field in the opener of a four-game series.

Nashville (76-65), which extended its winning streak to four games, recorded its 20th last at-bat win of the year and won its seventh consecutive game in New Orleans, dating back to last season.

The Sounds took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning on second baseman Eric Farris’ two-out, two-run double to left off Z’s starter Nic Ungs. Norris Hopper and Martin Maldonado, who opened the frame with consecutive singles, scored on the two-bagger.

Nashville upped its lead to 3-0 in the fourth when Joe Koshansky (2-for-4) walloped his team-leading 26th home run of the season, a one-out solo shot to center off Ungs. The big fly extend Koshansky’s hitting streak to 15 games, the longest by a Sounds batter all season. «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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Katin Goes Off, Sounds Pound Z’s In Home Finale

 

Outfielder Belts Grand Slam, Ties Club Record With 7 RBIs For Nashville

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds gave their fans an outstanding sendoff on Sunday evening at Greer Stadium, closing out their 2010 regular season home slate with a 10-1 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs in the finale of a five-game series.

A crowd of 8,342 was on hand for the contest, bringing the Sounds’ seasonal attendance total to 319,235, nearly 14,000 higher than last year.

Prior to the game, right fielder Brendan Katin was honored as the 2010 Sounds Fan Favorite, an award resulting from fan voting. He promptly thanked the fans in attendance by tying a team record with seven RBIs on the night. The Sounds’ cleanup hitter slugged a pair of homers, including a grand slam, to highlight a 3-for-5 night at the plate to pace the Nashville offensive attack.

Right-hander Josh Butler (5-1) was dominant on the hill for Nashville, allowing one run on two hits over eight outstanding innings of work to earn his fifth victory in seven starts for the Sounds. He retired 13 consecutive New Orleans batters from the first through fifth frames and allowed only a pair of singles on the night. «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 Earn Series Split With 6-4 Win

 

Gamel, Olmedo Homer As Nashville Knocks Off I-Cubs

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds gained a series split with a 6-4 victory over the division-leading Iowa Cubs on Tuesday afternoon at Principal Park in the finale of the four-game set.

With the victory, Nashville (68-62) secured a 10-6 win in the season series against the I-Cubs. The Sounds trail Iowa by six games in the PCL American Conference Northern Division with 14 games remaining on their schedule.

Third baseman Mat Gamel (2-for-4) continued his torrid August for the Sounds, putting the visitors on the board with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning. The blast, off Iowa starter Chris Carpenter, was the infielder’s second in two days and 13th of the year.  Adam Stern, who preceded Gamel by reaching on a fielder’s choice, also scored on the longball.

Iowa rallied to take a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the opening frame against Sounds starter Josh Butler. The go-ahead run in the inning scored in unearned fashion following a fielding error by first baseman Joe Koshansky. «Read the rest of this article»

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Nashville Beats Iowa, 8-6, On Monday

 

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds topped the Iowa Cubs, 8-6, on Monday evening at Principal Park in Des Moines in the third game of a four-game set.

With the win, Nashville (67-62) moved to six games behind division-leading Iowa.  Luis Cruz was a single away from the cycle, as the Sounds shortstop went 3-for-3 with three RBIs in the victory.

The Sounds took an early 3-0 lead in the opening frame and didn’t look back. Brendan Katin doubled home Adam Stern for Nashville’s first run, followed by a Joe Koshansky RBI single. Cruz then doubled home Koshansky for the third run of the game.

Nashville plated five runs on three second inning home runs to take an 8-0 lead over Iowa. Sounds starting pitcher Sam Narron helped his own cause to lead off the second inning, as the pitcher knocked a 3-1 pitch over the wall in right center for his first homer of the year and Nashville’s second home run by a pitcher this season. The long ball was Narron’s second homer of his career. «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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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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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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