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Nashville Sounds hold off Colorado Springs Sky Sox for 3-2 Victory

Nashville SoundsColorado Springs, CO – The Nashville Sounds gained a split of a four-game set with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Sunday evening at Security Service Field.

Right-hander Jimmy Nelson (3-4) picked up the win for the Sounds after allowing one run on five hits and striking out five batters over his five innings of work. He lowered his Triple-A ERA to 3.54 with the effort.

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Blake Lalli (2-for-4) powered the Sounds to an early lead with a two-run homer in the top of the second inning off Sky Sox starter Armando Galarraga, the backstop’s 11th roundtripper of the year. Josh Prince (2-for-3), who preceded Lalli with a single, also scored on the blast.

Colorado Springs halved the Nashville lead to 2-1 in the third when ex-Sound Hernan Iribarren led off with a single and later scored on Ryan Wheeler’s one -out double to center.

Nashville tacked on a run in the fifth when Eugenio Velez’s sacrifice fly plated Blake Davis, who had opened the frame with a single.

Johnnie Lowe (1.0 IP) and Brent Leach (2.1 IP) worked scoreless relief for the Sounds to keep it a 3-1 contest until the ninth, when the Sky Sox didn’t go down without a fight against Sounds closer Jesus Sanchez.

After Sanchez retired the first two hitter of the inning, Jordan Pacheco, Tim Wheeler, and Iribarren strung together three consecutive singles, which made it a 3-2 game and placed Wheeler at third as the tying run. Sanchez then retired Reid Brignac on a game-ending lineout to third.

The Sounds continue their West Coast road trip on Monday in Reno, Nevada with the 9:05pm opener of a four-game series at Aces Ballpark. Left-hander Chris Narveson (4-6, 4.99), who has worked a Nashville season-high 16 2/3 consecutive scoreless frames over his last three outings, will make the start for the Sounds. Reno will counter with southpaw Tyler Skaggs (6-7, 4.12).

Box Score

Nashville Sounds (48-74) 3, Colorado Springs Sky Sox (58-61) 2
August 11th, 2013

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville Sounds 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 7 2
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 0

 

Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Kentrail Davis [2] CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .262
Eugenio Velez [3] 3B-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .377
Sean Halton [4] RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .288
Hunter Morris [5] 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238
Josh Prince [6] 2B-LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .236
Blake Lalli [7] C 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .268
Hainley Statia [8] LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247
Johnnie Lowe [9] P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Brent Leach [10] P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Jesus Sanchez [11] P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Blake Davis [12] SS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .252
Ozzie Chavez [13] SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .217
Jimmy Nelson [14] P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Stephen Parker [15] 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .204
Totals 30 3 7 1 0 1 3 4 9 .250

 

BATTING
2B: Davis, Ke (4, Galarraga, A).
HR: Lalli (11, 2nd inning off Galarraga, A, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Prince 2; Lalli 5; Davis, B; Davis, Ke 3.
RBI: Lalli 2 (28), Velez (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morris, H; Halton; Lalli.
SAC: Nelson.
SF: Velez.
GIDP: Halton.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
SB: Davis, Ke (5, 2nd base off Galarraga, A/Davis, L).
CS: Davis, B (5, 2nd base by Hensley/Davis, L).FIELDING
E: Davis, B (17, throw), Velez (3, fielding).
Pickoffs: Leach (Matthes at 1st base).

Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tim Wheeler [17] CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .262
Hernan Iribarren [18] 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .314
Reid Brignac [19] 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Ryan Wheeler [20] LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .301
Ben Paulsen [21] 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .301
Kent Matthes [22] RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .291
Lars Davis [23] C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Drew Garcia [24] SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .247
Armando Galarraga [25] P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
a- Xavier Nady [26] PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294
Steven Hensley [27] P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mitchell Boggs [28] P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b- Jordan Pacheco [29] PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Totals 33 2 8 2 0 0 2 5 7 .289

 

a-Flied out for Galarraga, A in the 6th. b-Singled for Boggs in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Brignac (6, Nelson), Wheeler, R (27, Nelson).
TB: Wheeler, T; Wheeler, R 2; Iribarren 2; Paulsen; Brignac 2; Pacheco; Matthes.
RBI: Wheeler, R (70), Iribarren (25).
2-out RBI: Iribarren.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wheeler, R; Wheeler, T 2; Matthes; Iribarren; Brignac.
SAC: Davis, L.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
CS: Iribarren (1, 2nd base by Nelson/Lalli).
PO: Matthes (1st base by Leach).FIELDING
DP: (Brignac-Paulsen).

 

Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jimmy Nelson [14] (W, 3-4) 5.0 5 1 1 4 5 0 3.54
Johnnie Lowe [9] (H, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.13
Brent Leach [10] (H, 4) 2.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.26
Jesus Sanchez [11] (S, 5) 0.2 3 1 1 0 1 0 2.43
Totals 9.0 8 2 2 5 7 0 4.36

 

Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Armando Galarraga [25] (L, 0-2) 6.0 6 3 3 2 6 1 7.24
Steven Hensley [27] 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 3.48
Mitchell Boggs [28] 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7.45
Totals 9.0 7 3 3 4 9 1 5.33

 

WP: Galarraga, A.
Pitches-strikes: Nelson 92-49, Lowe 12-8, Leach 25-13, Sanchez, Je 15-11, Galarraga, A 85-55, Hensley 28-13, Boggs 15-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nelson 6-2, Lowe 3-1, Leach 1-2, Sanchez, Je 0-0, Galarraga, A 8-3, Hensley 3-1, Boggs 1-0.
Batters faced: Nelson 23, Lowe 4, Leach 7, Sanchez, Je 5, Galarraga, A 25, Hensley 8, Boggs 3.
Umpires: HP: Joel Hospodka. 1B: Tom Woodring. 3B: Gerard Ascani.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Varies.
T: 2:59 (2:19 delay).
Att: 4,112.
Venue: Security Service Field.
August 11, 2013