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Sounds Take Series Finale, Earn First Series Win

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April 21, 2024 – International League (IL)
News item Nashville Sounds

NASHVILLE – In a sixth-place match, a late four-run burst by the Nashville Sounds (11-10) helped them to a 7-3 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers (12-9) on Sunday afternoon at First Horizonpark . The win gave Nashville their first series win of the season.

Stuck in a 3-3 game through six, the Sounds took advantage of several free passes by rehabbing Royals reliever Jake Brentz (0-1). The left-hander ran into trouble in the seventh inning, loading the bases on a pair of walks and a fielder’s choice with no one out. Chavez Young was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force the go-ahead run, and another free pass with Tyler Black allowed another run to score, making it 5-3. Black added a pair of RBI for four in the game with a bases-loaded single through the middle of the infield for two more insurance runs in the eighth.

The Sounds took the lead early in the match with a few long balls. Vinny Capra plated Brewer Hicklen with a sacrifice fly in the second inning for the first run of the game. Then in the third, Young and Black hit back-to-back solo shots off Storm Chasers starter Jonah Dipoto to make it 3-0. However, Omaha chipped away and scored one run in each middle inning, making it 3-3.

The best bullpen in Triple-A baseball held on until the late innings to secure the victory. Kevin Herget (2-0) worked a scoreless seventh inning after allowing an inherited runner to score in the sixth. Corbin Martin and Rob Zastryzny then worked 1-2-3 in the eighth and ninth innings respectively to put the Storm Chasers aside.

Black tied a career high with four RBI, which was also his second four RBI performance of the series. He went 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run walk and a run scored. The first baseman also made a great over-the-shoulder catch in shallow right field for the final out in the ninth. Young added a hit and a pair of RBI from the ninth spot in the lineup.

Nashville has Monday off before they begin a six-game series against the Louisville Bats. Right-hander Carlos Rodríguez (0-3, 6.75) is the likely starter for the Sounds. Louisville’s starting pitcher is announced. The first pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m., centrally from Louisville Slugger Field.

Post-game comments

Tyler Black (2-for-4, R, HR, 4 RBI, BB) tied a career-high with four RBI in the game – his fourth career 4 RBI game and second in six games.

Chavez Young’s home run in the third inning was his first of the season. His last blast came on Aug. 20, 2023, in Bowie, a three-run blast while he was with Altoona.

Brewer Hicklen walked twice, scored a run and stole a base in the win. He has reached base safely in 18 of 20 games this season and his 11 stolen bases are tied for the most in the International League.

Rob Zastryzny pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning and struck out several Storm Chasers. He has yet to allow a point in eight appearances (8.0 IP) this season (1 H, 0 BB, 12 K, 0.13 WHIP, .040 BAA).

The Nashville Sounds are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and play at First Horizon Park. Single-game tickets and season ticket memberships for the remainder of the 2024 season are now on sale. For more information, call 615-690-4487 or email [email protected].

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