Papillion, NB – The Nashville Sounds smashed three home runs and got 5 2/3 solid innings from Brett Anderson to beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 9-2 on Tuesday night at Werner Park. The Sounds ended their nine-game road trip with a 6-3 mark.
The Sounds broke open the game with a five-run third inning against Glenn Sparkman. Nick Martini drilled an opposite-field two-run homer to left to make it 2-0 and move his consecutive games on-base streak to 63.
Nick Martini, Steve Smolinski and Neuse homer as Nashville Sounds finishes trip at 6-3. (Nashville Sounds)
Then Jake Smolinski doubled home Steve Lombardozzi, and Melvin Mercedes smashed a two-run single to make it 5-0.
Martini’s home run moved his consecutive games on-base streak to 63 in a row.
The Sounds hit two more homers in the fifth to chase Sparkman and break it open. Smolinski lined a solo shot to left, and Sheldon Neuse crushed one to left-center for a 7-0 lead. Omaha’s only two runs came in the bottom of the sixth against Anderson, who retired his first 11 batters, yielded four hits and struck out five in the win.
Lombardozzi’s two-run single in the eighth gave the Sounds their 10th hit and a 9-2 lead that became the final. Ryan Dull, J.B. Wendelken and Bobby Wahl combined for 3 1/3 hitless relief innings.
The Sounds return home to First Tennessee Park on Wednesday night to open a five-game series on the 4th of July against the Iowa Cubs. Eric Jokisch (2-7, 4.45) faces his former team, and Clarksville native Alec Mills (3-8, 4.81) is scheduled to start for Iowa. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.
The 2018 season is the Sounds’ 41st in franchise history and fourth as the Oakland Athletics’ top affiliate. Single-game tickets are available now by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com
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TopicsAlec Mills, Bobby Wahl, Clarksville TN, Eric Jokisch, First Tennessee Park, Glenn Sparkman, Iowa Cubs, J.B. Wendelken, Jake Smlinski, Melvin Mercedes, Nashville Sounds, Nick Martini, Oakland Athletics, omaha storm chasers, Pacific Coast League, Papillion NB, PCL, Ryan Dull, Sheldon Neuse, Sounds, Steve Lombardozzi, Werner Park