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Iowa Cubs blank Nashville Sounds, 2-0

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – A strong start by James Naile wasn’t enough for the Nashville Sounds in a 2-0 loss to the Iowa Cubs Sunday afternoon at Principal Park. 

Naile tossed seven innings and limited the Cubs to two runs on just four hits. It was Naile’s eighth quality start of the season, and his first outing since his 2018 Triple-A All-Star Game appearance on Wednesday.

Nashville’s offense never materialized and went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. They left the bases loaded in the fourth, and runners on in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth innings.

Nashville Sounds pitcher James Naile Tosses Seven Innings in Quality Start. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds pitcher James Naile Tosses Seven Innings in Quality Start. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds hold off late Iowa Cubs rally for 8-7 win

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds held off a furious rally by the Iowa Cubs to open the unofficial second half of the season with an 8-7 win at Principal Park.

After racing out to a 5-0 lead and holding an 8-2 advantage in the top of the eighth, the Sounds allowed five doubles in the final two innings as the Cubs scored five runs to make it close.

Bruce Maxwell started the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the second inning. Nashville added four runs in the third as Franklin Barreto, Anthony Garcia, Sheldon Neuse and Jorge Mateo had hits.

Eric Jokisch Logs Quality Start in Nashville Sounds' Win. (Nashville Sounds)

Eric Jokisch Logs Quality Start in Nashville Sounds’ Win. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds errors costly in 6-2 loss to Iowa Cubs at First Tennessee Park

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN -The Iowa Cubs spoiled the evening for 11,691 fans at First Tennessee Park by topping the Nashville Sounds, 6-2, Wednesday night. Three costly errors burned the Sounds as the third-largest crowd in ballpark history took in the game.

Nashville scored first as Ramon Laureano provided early fireworks with a two-run home run down the right-field line in the bottom of the first inning. Laureano’s seventh of the season came moments after Nick Martini extended his on-base streak to 64 games with a leadoff single.

Nashville Sounds Fall to Iowa Cubs in Front of Huge Crowd at First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Fall to Iowa Cubs in Front of Huge Crowd at First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds notch fifth shutout in fifth straight win

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds used stellar pitching to extend their winning streak to five games with a 1-0 win over the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park Thursday night.

It took 10 innings to get the job done as the Sounds clinched their third straight series win after dropping the season-opening series in New Orleans.

Using baseball’s new pace of game rules, the top of the 10th began with pinch-runner Melvin Mercedes at third base in a 0-0 game. Mercedes moved to third on Slade Heathcott’s infield single. With runners at the corners, Anthony Garcia bounced into a 6-4 fielder’s choice to score Mercedes with the eventual winning run.

Nashville Sounds Fifth Shutout is Second-Most in Professional Baseball. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Fifth Shutout is Second-Most in Professional Baseball. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds defeat Iowa Cubs 3-2, Win Streak now at Four

 

Nashville Sounds

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds opened their seven-game road trip with a 3-2 win over the Iowa Cubs Tuesday night at Principal Park.

Nashville jumped out to a 3-0 lead with single tallies in the second, third and fourth innings, while starter Daniel Gossett turned in four shutout innings in his first start of the year with the Sounds.

Nick Martini, Beau Taylor and BJ Boyd all collected hits in the second to bring in the game’s first run. Boyd continued his hot hitting when he banged a double off the wall to bring in Martini. In the third, Dustin Fowler doubled, swiped third, then came in to score and make it 2-0 on Martini’s sacrifice fly.

Nashville Sounds at 7-6 and Above .500 for the First Time Since Opening Day. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds at 7-6 and Above .500 for the First Time Since Opening Day. (Nashville Sounds)

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Govs begin seven-game road trip at Illinois State

 

APSU Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsNormal, IL – Austin Peay’s baseball team begins a seven-game road trip when it heads north to meet Illinois State in a three-game weekend series. The weekend gets underway with a 3:00pm, Friday contest followed by a 2:00pm, Saturday outing before wrapping up with a 1:00pm, Sunday matchup.

The Govs (8-7) have stumbled in their last 11 games, posting a 4-7 mark. Despite the rough stretch, Austin Peay has put a scare into strong opponents, losing a 5-4 contest at nationally-ranked Mississippi, March 1st, and a 5-3 decision to Tennessee, Wednesday.

APSU Men's Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

APSU Men's Baseball. (Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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Bat Govs host Illinois State, Milwaukee in Riverview Inn Classic

 

APSU Men’s Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team continues its season-opening six-game homestand when it hosts the Riverview Inn Classic, Friday-Sunday. The Govs will face Illinois State in a 3:00pm, Friday contest before battling Milwaukee in a 2:30pm contest both Saturday and Sunday. In addition, Illinois State and Milwaukee will meet in an 11:00am contest both Saturday and Sunday.

APSU Men's Baseball. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Baseball. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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