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Nashville Sounds announce Coaching Staff for 2018

 

Fran Riordan to Manage Club After Leading Double-A Midland to Texas League Title

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Fran Riordan has been named the new manager of the Nashville Sounds as announced by the Oakland Athletics today. Riordan is the 28th manager in franchise history.

Riordan, 42, takes over the manager role vacated by Ryan Christenson who was hired as the bench coach for Oakland.

Riordan will manage at the Triple-A level for the first time after leading the Double-A Midland RockHounds to a Texas League title in 2017. It was the fourth consecutive championship for Oakland’s Double-A affiliate.

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Iowa Cubs rock Nashville Sounds 16-7

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Iowa Cubs used three huge innings and 23 hits to dispatch the Nashville Sounds, 16-7, Tuesday night at Principal Park.

Iowa used a five-run first, four-run third, and four-run seventh to kept the Sounds chasing all night. The 23 hits allowed by Nashville pitchers was one shy of tying the franchise record of 24 in a single-game.

Ben Bracewell started for the Sounds and deserved better than the eight earned runs charged to his final line. The right-hander yielded five infield singles and dealt with two errors in the first inning that put Nashville in a 5-0 hole after the one.

Iowa Cubs Collects 23 Hits in 16-7 Thumping of Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

Iowa Cubs Collects 23 Hits in 16-7 Thumping of Nashville Sounds. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds loses 7-3 to Round Rock Express

 

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Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – The Nashville Sounds saw their five-game win streak halted Wednesday night by the Round Rock Express 7-3. A four-run third inning off Paul Blackburn was the difference in the game as the Express snapped a five game skid.

The streak of innings pitched without surrendering an earned run by Sounds (11-12) starting pitchers came to an end Wednesday night when Ronald Guzman lined a single up the middle to score Josh Wilson in the third inning. The streak reached 27.2 frames. Jared Hoying followed that up with a run scoring double then Brett Nichols drove in a pair of runs with a single to make it 4-0 Express (12-15).

Nashville Sounds Lose Despite Third Straight Multi-Homer Game. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Lose Despite Third Straight Multi-Homer Game. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds releases Tentative Opening Day Roster

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club, in conjunction with the Oakland Athletics, has announced its tentative Opening Day roster. The Sounds begin the 40th anniversary season on Thursday when they open Pacific Coast League play in Round Rock, Texas.

Led by the 21-year-old number one prospect Franklin Barreto, the Sounds have nine players listed among Oakland’s top prospects (according to Baseball America). The list includes INF Matt Chapman (No. 3), INF Chad Pinder (No. 7), RHP Daniel Gossett (No. 8), C Bruce Maxwell (No. 10), INF/OF Matt Olson (No. 17), INF/OF Renato Nuñez (No. 18), RHP Paul Blackburn (No. 23), and RHP Bobby Wahl (No. 26).

Nine Baseball America Top-30 Prospects & Lipscomb Alum Highlight 2017 Nashville Sounds Squad.

Nine Baseball America Top-30 Prospects & Lipscomb Alum Highlight 2017 Nashville Sounds Squad.

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2017 Nashville Sounds Coaching Staff

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds 2017 coaching staff has been announced by the Oakland Athletics and is highlighted by new Manager, Ryan Christenson.

Christenson, 42, will manage at the Triple-A level for the first time after leading the Double-A Midland RockHounds to Texas League titles in 2015 and 2016.

The 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year, Christenson enters his fifth season in the Oakland organization. His coaching staff will consist of pitching coach Rick Rodriguez, hitting coach Eric Martins, athletic trainer Brad LaRosa and strength and conditioning coach Henry Torres. Rodriguez, Martins and LaRosa were members of the 2016 Sounds coaching staff.

Ryan Christenson to Lead the Sounds after Winning 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year

Ryan Christenson to Lead the Sounds after Winning 2016 Texas League Manager of the Year

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Nashville Sounds’ Steve Scarsone named PCL Manager of the Year

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Nashville Sounds Manager Steve Scarsone was named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year as announced by the league office today. The award is selected through voting by the league’s managers and media representatives.

Scarsone had guided the Sounds to a league-best record of 83-57 and the American Southern Division title. Under Scarsone, the Sounds will return to the PCL Playoffs for the first time since 2007 when they meet the Oklahoma City Dodgers in the American Conference Finals.

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