Sounds Blast RedHawks

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 11:37 pm
By: News 9

The Nashville Sounds scored nine runs over the third and fourth innings and were paced by Sean Halton's five RBI as the Sounds defeated the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 10-4, Saturday night at Greer Stadium.

The Sounds (22-20) broke open a scoreless game with five runs in the bottom of the third inning—the second straight night Nashville put together a five-run rally. With the bases loaded and one out, Halton lined a bases-clearing triple to right field to make it 3-0. Hunter Morris and Matt Pagnozzi later added RBI singles to extend the lead to five runs.

The RedHawks (24-19) would respond with three runs in their next at-bat. After having none on and two outs, the RedHawks had six consecutive hitters reach base. Andy Simunic, Adron Chambers, and Domingo Santana each collected RBIs to get the RedHawks within one. The rally ended when Jon Singleton flied out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

The Sounds stayed hot in the bottom of the inning, plating four more runs. They started off with four straight hits, including a RBI single by Caleb Gindl and a RBI double by Halton. Jeremy Hermida notched a RBI single with two outs, giving Nashville its largest lead at 9-3.

Both offenses slowed down over the next few innings, until the RedHawks scored in the seventh on a RBI single by Gregorio Petit.

Halton drove in his fifth run of the night with a sac fly in the eighth to finish the scoring.

Saturday's game marked the third time this season the RedHawks allowed 10 or more runs in a game. The loss ended a four-game winning streak for Oklahoma City.

The RedHawks finished with 11 hits, but none went for extra bases. Chambers, Meyer, and Petit led the team with two hits each. Robbie Grossman reached base four times with a single and three walks.

Nashville reliever Alfredo Figaro picked up his first win of year. Figaro (1-1) allowed four runs and eight hits over 4.1 innings. He walked four and struck out two.

RedHawks starting pitcher Rudy Owens was touched for a career-high eight runs and nine hits over three-plus innings. The eight runs were also the most allowed by a RedHawks pitcher this season. Owens (2-3) lost for the third time in as many starts and finished with two walks and one strikeout.