Sounds lose in blow-out to Round Rock 10-0
The Nashville Sounds lost tonight in what was arguably one of their worst losses of the year, a 10-0 decision to Round Rock at historic Greer Stadium in Nashville.
The factors contributing to the “worst-lost factor” were:
- Allowing two big-run innings (i.e., 3 or more runs allowed).
- Allowing a big-inning in the 1st or 2nd inning (four in the 2nd).
- Reliever Wes Littleton in middle relief. He gave up 7 hits, 3 runs, in just 2.1 innings.
- Only having 2-3 hits late into the game; finished with five.
- Allowed Round Rock 18 hits
The game summary is painful but not nearly as painful as the line-drive a Sound’s fan took on the front row near the 1B side in the 5th inning, off the bat of Round Rock’s Reggie Abercrombie.
Reggie swung late on a 1-2 pitch off Wes Littleton and lined a shot into the first row, certainly going over 100 MPH off the bat. Stadium emergency personnel attended to the young man immediately who was struck directly in the face.
Play was suspended several minutes as other fans and players looked on. It was eerily quiet.
The fan was finally carried off by stretcher and taken to the hospital. He was moving his limbs readibly and fully conscious. But it was still enough to distress many fans and the batter Abercrombie, who was visually shaken, as the fan was being strapped to the stretcher.
Abercrombie finished his at-bat – popping up – and remained in the game though obviously struggling with the experience.
The incident is vivid reminder to fans, especially parents, to be very alert at all times during the game, as foul bowls careen into the stands at speeds over 100 MPH. 30-40 foul balls a night make it into the stands. It’s amazing more people don’t get hurt than they do at baseball games.
The Round Rock Express poured it on early and hard, and never relented.They plated four runners in the second mostly on the strength of a 3-run homer (3) by Lou Santangelo, who was 3-for-4 tonight with 5 RBIs. It was 4-0 after two as starter Nick Green was welcomed by the heavy lumber from Round Rock in his re-debut at Nashville this season.
The Express added one more run in the 4th and three in the 5th. It was Lou Santangelo again with the big stick as he doubled (12) home two mates. It was 8-0 after five.
Brian Bogusevic hit a two run RBI-single in the 8th to make the eventual final score 10-0.
Overall, Round Rock (39-48) was 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position. Nashville was 0-for-4 with RISP. The Sounds are now 48-38 and remain atop the American North of the PCL, 3.5 games over second place Iowa.
See tonight’s photo gallery here