Topic: Texas Rangers
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club have announced plans to continue virtual entertainment for fans with the “Safe and Sounds at Home” campaign during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and suspension of Minor League Baseball games being played.
“Safe and Sounds at Home” will begin Thursday, April 9th in place of the originally scheduled Opening Day contest against the Iowa Cubs. The engaging creative campaign will continue until Minor League Baseball announces the start of the 2020 season and baseball returns to First Horizon Park.
Nashville Sounds to hold Texas Rangers Winter Caravan at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewing January 29th
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds announced today that they will host the Texas Rangers Winter Caravan at Ole Smoky Distillery and Yee-Haw Brewing Co. at 6th and Peabody on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Recently named Nashville Sounds Manager Darwin Barney will attend the event along with Rangers left-handed pitcher Brett Martin and infielder Nick Solak. Joining Barney, Martin and Solak will be Rangers Director of Minor League Operations Paul Kruger.
Martin, 24, is a Morristown, Tennessee native and pitched in 10 games for the Sounds before making his Major League debut in 2019.
Nashville, TN – Darwin Barney has been named the manager of the Nashville Sounds as announced today by the Texas Rangers. Barney is set to become the 30th manager in franchise history.
Barney, 34, will be making his professional coaching and managerial debut. The Oregon native played parts of eight seasons in the big leagues. He spent time with the Chicago Cubs (2010-14), Los Angeles Dodgers (2014-15) and the Toronto Blue Jays (2015-17).
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds have been named the 2019 Triple-A winner of Baseball America’s Freitas Award. The Freitas Awards have been presented by Baseball America annually since 1989 and recognize franchises for their community involvement, long-term business success and consistent operational excellence.
The award will be presented on Monday, December 9th, 2019 to Sounds General Manager Adam Nuse at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego California.
“This is a tremendous honor from Baseball America for our organization,” said Nuse. “We strive to be the very best Minor League Baseball team in the country and share this award with our passionate fan base in Middle Tennessee.”
Nashville Sounds Open Campaign on April 9th at First Horizon Park
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club has announced its 2020 schedule, complete with home and away game times for all 140 games.
The 43rd season in club history begins at First Horizon Park on Thursday, April 9th as the Sounds host the Iowa Cubs at 6:35pm. Opening Day is part of a season-opening five-game homestand. It’s the second consecutive season the Sounds begin the season in Nashville.
“We’re already looking forward to and planning an exciting 2020 season for the best fans in Minor League Baseball,” said Sounds General Manager Adam Nuse.
Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Baseball Gov Tyler Rogers makes history in call up to the big leagues
Clarksville, TN – When Tyler Rogers got the call he had been waiting for from the San Francisco Giants letting him know that he was finally going to get his shot to pitch in the major leagues, a little over a week ago after almost seven seasons tolling around in the minor leagues, the former Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball player also became a part of Major League history.
In making it to the Giants major league roster, Tyler joins his twin brother Taylor (pitcher for the Minnesota Twins) as only the 10th pair of twin brothers in history to both play in the Major Leagues and only the eighth overall to do so in the same year.
Nashville, TN – In the last night game of the season for the Nashville Sounds, Tim Dillard pitched a gem against the San Antonio Missions, throwing 125 pitches and allowed three runs in seven innings while striking out nine. The Sounds won 7-3 in front of 11,348 at First Tennessee Park.
San Antonio scored a run in the top of the first inning during their first two at bats. Corey Ray led the game off with a single and scored on an RBI triple by Blake Allemand. The Sounds responded immediately in the bottom-half of the first inning, scoring two runs on two hits, a hit-by-pitch and an error. The Sounds led 2-1 after the first.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds Strength and Conditioning Coach Al Sandoval has been named the Pacific Coast League’s Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. Sandoval, in his first season with Nashville, was recognized with the award by the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society.
It’s the fourth time Sandoval has been recognized with a league honor by the organization. Sandoval won the Pacific Coast League award with Triple-A Round Rock in 2018 and the Texas League award with Double-A Arkansas in 2013 and Double-A Tulsa in 2010.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds were leading the San Antonio Missions into the seventh inning, but allowed a three-run home run to lose the lead. The Missions added two more insurance runs in the eighth, defeating the Sounds 9-5 Saturday night at First Tennessee Park.
The first run for the Sounds came in the bottom of the first inning. Andy Ibanez hit a solo home run to left-center field, giving Nashville the early 1-0 lead.
San Antonio responded right away with a three-run second inning. Blake Allemand took the lead with one swing of the bat, hitting a bases loaded double that scored two runners. Corey Ray hit in the third run on a ground out, giving the Missions a 3-1 lead.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds Patrick Wisdom hit a go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the team to a 6-5 win over the San Antonio Missions in front of a sellout crowd of 10,632 fans Friday night at First Tennessee Park.
Wisdom’s mammoth homer to left-center was his 30th of the season. The 30 home runs are tied for the eighth-most by a Sounds player in single-season team history.
David Carpenter came in for the top of the ninth and faced the minimum to earn his 21st save of the season. The 21 saves for Carpenter is the seventh-most in single-season team history.
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