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Nashville trounces Memphis (14-5) with a 9-run fifth

June 14, 2009
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Angel Salome (3-4 tonight, 3 2Bs, 4 RBIs)

The Nashville Sounds (38-26) are hot, virtually unstoppable. Just ask the Memphis Redbirds who were just swept by the Sounds. Nashville has won seven straight. The Round Rock Express (29-34) come into Greer tomorrow night for a four-game series, the first of sixteen games between the two clubs in 2009.

The Sounds simply pounded the Redbird’s tonight with their highest run-total all season, fourteen runs.  Cole Gillespie’s grand-slam homer (4) in the 5th, and Angel Salome’s three 2Bs accounted for four RBIs each tonight for Nashville.  Jason Bourgeois was 4 for 6, scoring three runs.

Game summary:

Nashville’s first run came in the 2nd inning when Hernan Iribarren singled home Joe Koshansky. 1-0 Sounds. A throwing error and a wild pitch plated two more Nashville batters in the 4th.  3-0 Sounds.

The Sounds simply exploded in the 5th, scoring nine times. Bourgeois opened by singling to short. Escobar then followed with his 4th triple of the year, scoring Bourgeois. 4-0 SoundsSalome then doubled (8) to center scoring Escobar. 5-0 Sounds.

The fireworks then appeared to be fizzling out as Katin and Koshansky hit successive ground outs. With Salome at 2B Memphis intentionally walked Almonte. Iribarren was hit by a pitch and the bases were loaded with two outs when Cole Gillespie came to the plate. He smashed a grand slam homer (4) over the left field fence to clear the bases [LISTEN]. 9-0 Sounds.

With the bases cleared again and with two outs, Mike Burns stroke a single to center. Bourgeois came to bat again and singles to center two.  Alcides Escobar single to center loaded the bases. Angel Salome came to the plate and hit another double (9) to right, to plate all three runners. 12-0 Sounds.

A two-run RBI double (16) by Katin in the 7th inning made it 14-0 Nashville.

The Sounds allowed the Redbirds to regain some dignity in the 8th inning by scoring five runs. With Narron pitching, Shorey opened the inning with a single to left. Solano walked. Casey Rowlett then hit his first home run of the season, a three-bagger to left.  14-3 Sounds. Craig then doubled (10) to right and one out later Hoffpauir homered (8) to left to make the final score 14-5 Sounds.

MVP: Mike Burns, winning pitcher. 7 ip, 3 hits, zero runs.

June 14, 2009 6:00 PM CT
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Memphis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 7 1
Nashville 0 1 0 2 9 0 2 0 X 14 17 0
W: Mike Burns (7-2); L: Kat Maekawa (1-2)
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