Tuesday, June 20th: Olson’s HR Helps Sounds Win in a Walk-Off while Vermont Claims Victory in Season Opener

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds First Baseman Matt Olson (2 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds First Baseman Matt Olson (2 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #2

New Orleans Baby Cakes  3

Nashville Sounds             6

WP – Castro 1-4 / 4.50

HR – Olson (17), Wendle (6)

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

With two men on and the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 7th inning, first baseman Matt Olson stepped to the plate and slugged a 3-run homer to give the Sounds the walk-off win in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Both of Tuesday’s contests were 7-inning affairs. Second baseman Joey Wendle‘s 3-run homer tied the game in the 6th, while left fielder Renato Nunez singled, doubled and scored a run, and shortstop Franklin Barreto and designated hitter Bruce Maxwell had a pair of hits apiece for the Sounds. Starter Paul Blackburn allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 2 innings of work, while LHP Patrick Schuster tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Simon Castro notched the win after throwing a scoreless frame in the top of the 7th for Nashville.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

GAME #1

New Orleans Baby Cakes  3

Nashville Sounds             0

LP – Walter 2-2 / 3.15

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

(7 IP / 6 H / 3 ER / 2 BB / 3 K)

 

The Sounds were shut out on 5 hits in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Second baseman Franklin Barreto singled twice in the loss. RHP Corey Walter turned in another solid start for the Sounds, allowing 3 runs over 7 innings of work, but he ended up taking the loss on Tuesday.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  0

Frisco RoughRiders       1

LP – Holmes 5-7 / 5.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Grant Holmes

(6 IP / 8 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

 

The RockHounds were shut out on just 4 hits on Tuesday. Designated hitter J.P. Sportman doubled for the Hounds’ only extra-base hit in the loss. RHP Grant Holmes delivered a strong start for Midland, allowing just 1 unearned run while striking out 7 over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up suffering his 7th loss on Tuesday.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

GAME #1

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

Lowell Spinners                 5

WP – Morban 1-0 / 0.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Javier Godard

(2 for 2 / Triple / 2 Walks / 3 RBIs)

 

In the completion of Monday’s suspended game, the Lake Monsters claimed victory in their first official contest of the season. Third baseman Javier Godard singled, tripled, walked twice and drove in 3 runs, while center fielder Mike Martin had 2 hits, including a triple, swiped a pair of bases and drove in a run for Vermont. 20-year-old Colombian RHP Jean Ruiz started the game on Monday and tossed 2 shutout innings. 19-year-old Dominican RHP Richard Jose Morban took over on Tuesday and threw 4 scoreless frames in relief to earn the win, while 19-year-old Venezuelan RHP Oscar Tovar got the final four outs for Vermont to secure his 1st save.

 

GAME #2

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

Lowell Spinners                 4

LP – Mendoza 0-1 / 9.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeramiah McCray

(2 for 3 / RBI)

 

The Lake Monsters managed just 3 hits on their way to taking the loss in Tuesday’s second game. Center fielder Jeramiah McCray singled twice and drove in a run, while right fielder Anthony Churlin doubled and scored a run in the loss. 21-year-old Venezuelan LHP Jhenderson Hurtado allowed 2 runs on just 1 hit and 2 walks over 4 innings of work, while 18-year-old Panamanian RHP Abdiel Mendoza surrendered 2 runs in 2 innings of relief to suffer the loss for the Lake Monsters.

 

Wednesday’s Games:

Midland @ Frisco – 10:05am PT / 12:05pm CT

Brooklyn @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

 

Matt Olson

Matt Olson

 

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