Huntsville, West Virginia, Nashville Win

Huntsville's heavy hitters at it again in victory over first-place Tennessee.

Nashville

Closer Luis Pena gave up the tying run in the bottom of the ninth, but the Sounds tallied twice in the top of the 10th and survived a scare to claim a 5-4 victory over Memphis.

Third baseman Adam Heether brought in center fielder Tony Gwynn, who had led off with a walk, with an infield hit and Brad Nelson scored on a throwing error for the deciding run.

Zach Jackson allowed three hits and a run without recording an out after Nashville had grabbed the 5-3 lead. But Joe Bateman came on to put the fire out with two runners on to get the save.

Richie Gardner started and worked the first five innings, allowing five hits and no earned runs while contributing an RBI. Derrick Turnbow and Tim Dillard each tossed scoreless innings.

Lead-off man and second baseman Hernan Iribarren led the offense with a 3 for 5 effort that included an RBI. Gwynn finished 2 for 4, Heether was 2 for 5 and shortstop Chris Woodward was 2 for 2 with a double and triple.

Huntsville

The Stars (7-6) jumped on first-place Tennessee for 16 hits, giving them 33 in their last two outings, and claimed a 7-3 road victory.

Huntsville scored single runs in the third through sixth innings for a 4-1 lead and then put the game away with two in the eighth and one in the ninth.

The surging offense featured three hits apiece from shortstop Alcides Escobar, third baseman Mat Gamel and left fielder Cole Gillespie. Gamel and Gillespie led the way with two RBIs apiece, while center fielder and lead-off hitter Freddy Parejo and first baseman Chris Errecart added two hits and Parejo scored three times.

The red-hot Gamel's average moved up to .383, while Escobar pushed his to .325.

Lefty David Welch worked the first four innings. Dave Johnson (3-2) got the win with two innings of one-hit relief and Juan Sandoval recorded his ninth save by going the final 1.1 innings.

Brevard County

The Manatees, sporting a three-game losing streak, are off until opening a three-game series at Jupiter on Tuesday night. Brevard County sits at 3-8 and in last place in the Florida State League's East Division.

West Virginia

Trailing 6-3, the Power exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning, sending 12 batters to the plate against three Greensboro pitchers en route to a 10-6 victory.

Steffan Wilson delivered an RBI triple and Caleb Gindl and Eric Fryer contributed RBI singles.

Catcher Ulrich Snijders slammed his third homer, a three-run shot in the fifth and finished 2 for 3. Wilson and Fryer also contributed two hits as the latter improved his average to .325.

Pedro Lambertus (1-2) got the win in relief of starter Mike Ramlow, allowing one run on three hits in 2.1 innings.

Helena

The Brewers suffered the indignity of being no-hit as three Missoula hurlers handcuffed the hosts during the 1-0 decision.

Brandon Ritchie (0-1) suffered the defeat, giving up six hits and two walks but allowing the only run while striking out four in his 5.2 inning stint. Nestor Corredor and Lucas Luetge combined to allow only one hit over the final 3.1 innings.

Arizona

The Brewers slipped to 1-6, suffering a tough 2-1 setback against the Royals.

The visitors managed only four hits, two of them from left fielder Brandon Drespling.

Starter Damon Krestalude (0-2) was the hard-luck loser, allowing five hits but only one run while striking out four in three innings. He and two relievers struck out seven and walked only one.


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