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Katin slams two home runs in 5-2 Sound’s victory

June 4, 2009
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Joshua Butler on the mound, June 4, 2009

The Nashville Sounds won their fourth game in a row tonight at Greer behind the solid pitching of starter Joshua Butler and relief provided by Narveson and Johnson to hoist their record to 31-24. Iowa dropped to 26-29. Jeff Samardzija (2-2) took the loss [Watch him warming up].

Most of tonight’s fire-power came from Nashville’s Brendan Katin again who launched two round-trippers knocking in three runs, going 2 for 4.

Newly promoted Joshua Butler started tonight and pitched solidly, going four innings, yielding seven hits, just two runs, and striking out six. He figured in a no-decision. Chris Narveson (W, 2-3), in a middle reliever role, earned the victory as he pitched superbly in four complete innings, yielding just one hit and nor runs, striking out two. [Watch him warm-up].

Dave Johnson worked the ninth and earned his 2nd save of the year.

Game summary

Butler started out with some butterflies and yielded a run in the first on a Doug Deeds single, scoring Fuld. [WATCH] 1-0 Iowa.  Kyle Reynold’s solo-home run to right, careening of the top of the fence, made it 2-0 Iowa in the fourth.

Nashville plated two in the bottom of the fourth. Heether led of with an infield single to third. Cole Gillespie followed with a double to left moving Heether to 3B.  Corporan then struck out swinging.  One out.

Erick Almonte then pinched hit for Butler with an RBI single to center scoring Heether [WATCH]. 2-1 Iowa. Jason Bourgeois followed with his own RBI-single to center scoring Gillespie [WATCH].  2-2 tie.

The Sounds took the lead permanently in the 5th inning.  Koshansky walked and Brendan Katin hit a blast (11) over the left field wall [WATCHListen].  4-2 Sounds.

Katin was not finished though.  He came up in the 7th with one out and blasted another long-ball (12) to center field [WATCH].  5-2 Sounds, final score.

Iowa-starter Jeff Samardzja (2-2) was pegged with this second loss of the season.

June 04, 2009 7:00 PM CT
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Iowa 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Nashville 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 X 5 13 0
W: Chris Narveson (2-3); L: Jeff Samardzija (2-2); SV: Dave Johnson (2)

MVP: Brendan Katin: 2 for 4, 3 RBIs and 2 home runs.

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