From Press Release
Nashville, Tenn. – Erick Almonte knocked in a pair of runs leading the Nashville Sounds (21-28) to a 4-2 win over the Oklahoma City RedHawks (21-29) before 3,388 Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium.
Nashville starter Chase Wright (2-4) allowed two runs and eight hits over five and one-thirds innings in the winning decision. Oklahoma City starter Nelson Figueroa (2-1) allowed three runs and five hits in five innings for the loss. Sean Green (2) saved the game with two scoreless innings of relief.
The Sounds opened the scoring in the first inning. Brandon Boggs doubled with two out and scored on a controversial Erick Almonte single for a 1-0 score. The Nashville staff argued that the line drive hit the wall beyond the left field fence and bounced back in for a home run, while the umpiring crew ruled it in play. Sounds reliever Mark DiFelice was ejected arguing the call from the bullpen.
Nashville added two runs in the third inning. Taylor Green led off the inning with a home run for a 2-0 lead, making the ninth consecutive game that the RedHawks have allowed at least one home run. Later in the inning Eric Farris was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a single and scored on an Almonte double for a 3-0 lead.
The RedHawks got on the board in the fifth inning. Anderson Hernandez led off with a double and later scored on a Koby Clemens groundout for a 3-1 game. In the sixth inning, Jose Vallejo singled and later scored on a Hernandez sacrifice fly for a 3-2 score.
Nashville added an insurance run in the seventh inning. Mat Gamel led off with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice and scored on a George Kottaras single for a 4-2 Sounds lead.
RedHawks LH Andy Van Hekken will take the starting spot left vacant by the promotion of Jordan Lyles to Houston and will face Sounds LH Sam Narron Monday at 7:05 p.m. Live radio coverage is available on AM 1340 The Game, 1340thegame.com and through the IHeartRadio application on mobile devices.