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Nashville Sounds drop Iowa Cubs, 7-1

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds salvaged a series split with the Iowa Cubs by taking Friday night’s contest 7-1 in front of 11,552 fans at First Tennessee Park. It was the third largest crowd in stadium history. Nashville jumped out to a 6-0 lead through two innings and the bullpen held on the rest of the way to close out the series.

The Sounds got off to a hot start in the opening frame by putting up a three-spot on the scoreboard. Franklin Barreto opened up the frame inning with a trickler back up the middle. He came around to score the opening run of the ball game on a sacrifice fly from Renato Nunez. Mark Canha continued the scoring in the opening frame by ripping a two-run single into center field to give Nashville starter, Felix Doubront a three-run cushion.

Nashville Sounds' BruceMaxwell Homers, Bullpen Solid in Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ BruceMaxwell Homers, Bullpen Solid in Victory. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds seventh inning collapse leads to 8-4 loss to Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Iowa Cubs sent 12 to the plate in a six-run seventh inning en route to an 8-4 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of 8,771 fans at First Tennessee Park Tuesday night.

The Sounds (32-30) built an early 4-0 lead behind another strong start by Chris Smith only to see it erased when the bullpen faltered.

Renato Nuñez provided some early fireworks when he launched his Pacific Coast League-leading 18th home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning.

Nashville Sounds Blows Second Straight Four-Run Lead. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Blows Second Straight Four-Run Lead. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds errors costly in 4-2 loss to Omaha Storm Chasers

 

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Nashville SoundsPapillion, NB – A pair of errors from Sounds second baseman, Joey Wendle, cost Nashville dearly as the Omaha Storm Chasers eked out a 4-2 victory Thursday night. The loss meant a series split for the Sounds who were seeking a third consecutive series win.

The first error of the evening from Wendle came in the first inning as he was playing in shallow right field with the shift on against left handed hitting first baseman Ryan O’Hearn was at the plate. The error allowed Ruben Sosa to come around to score to put Omaha out in front.

Nashville responded with a run of its own in the next half inning as Renato Nunez doubled to begin the frame, advanced to third on a Matt Chapman single, and scored on a sacrifice fly from Jaff Decker.

Nashville Sounds Surrender Trio of Unearned Runs in Defeat. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Surrender Trio of Unearned Runs in Defeat. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds come away with Two Home Wins over Colorado Springs Sky Sox

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds won a pair of games over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park. A big first inning and Daniel Gossett’s gem led to an 8-3 win in game one, and Renato Nunez’s homer sparked a rally to send Nashville to a 3-1 win in game two.

A six-run first inning paved the way for Nashville in game one that was completed Tuesday night after being suspended in the first inning Saturday night.

Against three different Colorado Springs pitchers, the Sounds sent 10 batters to the plate and came away with their third-largest inning of the season. The first run came in on Renato Nuñez’s RBI single, and was followed by another base hit by Joey Wendle.

Nashville Sounds' Daniel Gossett Shines, Matt Olson and Renato Nuñez Homer Tuesday night. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Daniel Gossett Shines, Matt Olson and Renato Nuñez Homer Tuesday night. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds beats New Orleans Baby Cakes off Matt McBride Walk-Off Homer

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Matt McBride hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Nashville Sounds a dramatic 6-4 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes in front of 8,262 fans at First Tennessee Park Monday afternoon.

With the score even at 4-4, Franklin Barreto laced a two-out triple into the right-center gap to set the stage for McBride. He hit the first pitch from lefty Kelvin Marte into the left field seats to give Nashville (10-11) the abbreviated four-game sweep.

Nashville Sounds Outfielder Matt McBride Clubs 12th-Inning Two-Run Homer to Move Win Streak to Four. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Outfielder Matt McBride Clubs 12th-Inning Two-Run Homer to Move Win Streak to Four. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds hit three homers in 9-8 win over Oklahoma City Dodgers

 

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Nashville SoundsOklahoma City, OK – The Nashville Sounds blasted three home runs in a come-from-behind 9-8 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers Wednesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Chris Parmelee, Ryan Lavarnway, and Matt Olson all launched homers to erase a 6-2 deficit and allow the Sounds (5-8) to win consecutive games for only the second time in 2017.

Parmelee’s blast gave the Sounds an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but starter Daniel Gossett couldn’t hold the advantage. The Dodgers (7-7) scored a run in the first, and then exploded for four in the second to take a controlling 5-2 lead after a pair of innings.

Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers Combine for 24 hits and Six Home Runs in Nashville’s Triumph. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers Combine for 24 hits and Six Home Runs in Nashville’s Triumph. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds hand Round Rock Express 8-3 loss

 

Franklin Barreto & Jaff Decker Lead Another Offensive Attack in Round Rock.

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – Franklin Barreto and Jaff Decker had six of the Nashville Sounds’ 14 hits in an 8-3 win over the Round Rock Express Saturday night at Dell Diamond.

One night after the duo combined to go 7-for-9 at the plate, they went 6-for-9 with four runs scored and three driven in. The tandem at the top of the lineup fired up a first inning rally in which the Sounds (2-1) went on to score four runs to set the tone.

Barreto was hit by a Dillon Gee pitch, and Decker doubled to the opposite field to put runners in scoring position for Renato Nuñez.

Nashville Sounds take care of Round Rock Express Saturday night, 8-3. (Franklin Barreto, Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds take care of Round Rock Express Saturday night, 8-3. (Franklin Barreto, 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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