Topic: Steve Scarsone
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, TN – Two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning propelled the Nashville Sounds to a crucial 6-5 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers in front of 6,643 fans Friday night at First Tennessee Park.
With the come-from-behind win, Nashville took control of the best-of-five American Conference Finals with a 2-1 lead. The Sounds have an opportunity to clinch a trip to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series with a win in game four Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.
After building an early 4-0 lead, Nashville’s bullpen squandered away the lead and trailed 5-4 going into the bottom of the eighth.
Nashville, 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.
New Orleans, LA – The Nashville Sounds swept the New Orleans Zephyrs with a 5-1 win Tuesday night at Zephyrs field.
The Sounds have now won four consecutive games pushing their record to 15 games over .500 at 63-48. The record matches the team’s high-water mark of 15 games over for the season.
Since being called up from Double-A Midland, Sounds starter Raul Alcantara had not allowed an earned run in 20 2/3 innings. That was until a two-out RBI single from Isacc Galloway plated Tomas Telis in the seventh inning.
Nashville, TN – Left-hander Dillon Overton threw 7 1/3 dominant innings to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 4-0 win over the Round Rock Express in front of 6,081 fans Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
The Sounds (42-28) took three games from the Express (38-32) in the five-game series and now lead the American Southern Division by four games at the midway point of the 2016 season.
The 7 1/3 innings set a career-high for Overton who improved to 8-4 on the season with the win. He has gone 25 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run. Over his last seven starts, he’s 7-0 with a miniscule 1.40 ERA covering 45 innings.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds rallied for three runs in the ninth to win their seventh consecutive series with a 7-4 win against the Oklahoma City Dodgers Sunday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Colin Walsh walked to lead off the ninth for the Sounds and was followed by a double by Joey Wendle. After a Bruce Maxwell fly out, Jaycob Brugman came to bat with one out in the inning and the go ahead run just 90 feet away.
Brugman then showed his heroics once again as he delivered a one-out two-run single to left field scoring Walsh and Wendle to give the Sounds a 6-4 lead.
Papillion, NE – Eric Surkamp tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 3-1 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers Monday night at Werner Park.
With the win, the Sounds avoided back-to-back losses for the first time since May 5th and 6th and have the best record in the Pacific Coast League at 35-22.
Surkamp has been back-and-forth between Nashville and Oakland for the better part of the 2016 season. The 6 1/3 innings signaled the longest outing against any opponent since he tossed seven frames on April 29th against the Round Rock Express.
Memphis Combines on Three-Pitcher Shutout
Nashville, TN – The Memphis Redbirds shut out the Nashville Sounds 5-0 in front of 4,894 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday night.
Nashville managed just six hits on the night as they were shut out for the second time this year. The scoring opportunities were never there as they went just 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position.
Patrick Wisdom got the Redbirds on the board in a hurry when he belted a solo homer off Sounds starter Chris Smith in the second.
Sounds Drop Second Straight After Climbing to .500
Nashville, TN – Iowa’s Dan Vogelbach hit a grand slam and the Cubs beat the Nashville Sounds, 8-4, before 6,358 fans Wednesday afternoon at First Tennessee Park.
Joey Wendle wasted no time giving the Sounds an early lead. The second baseman belted a leadoff home run off Iowa starter Jake Buchanan in the bottom of the first inning. It was Wendle’s fourth home run of the season.
Nashville starter Eric Surkamp cruised through the first five innings but found immediate trouble in the sixth when Albert Almora Jr. started the inning with a single to center.
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Nashville, TN – Everything clicked for the Nashville Sounds as they opened a new series with a 7-1 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
A’s top pitching prospect, Sean Manaea, got the ball in game and was solid from the start. The southpaw went three up and three down in three out of his first four innings. The former Indiana State product got out of a bases loaded jam in the third by striking out Sky Sox left fielder Michael Reed.
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