Nashville Rallies Past Fresno Again

Nashville wins fourth straight game for first time this season behind 14-hit attack that featured five extra-base hits.


The Sounds overcame another deficit en route to defeating Fresno, 8-3, completing a four-game sweep and notching their first four-game winning streak of the season Wednesday night.

Nashville pounded out 14 hits, including four doubles and a triple, led by first baseman Chris Woodward's 4 for 5 performance that included a pair of two-baggers and two RBIs.

Shortstop Adam Heether went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs, catcher Vinny Rottino finished 2 for 5 with two RBIs, while left fielder Jay Gibbons and right fielder Laynce Nix added two hits apiece.

Mark DiFelice (5-1) worked the first six innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out five. Erasmo Ramirez and Joe Bateman combined for three scoreless innings.


The Stars (22-24) received just enough offense and another strong pitching performance in posting their second straight victory, a 3-1 decision at West Tennessee in the first of a five-game series.

Shortstop Alcides Escobar, right fielder Cole Gillespie and center fielder Lorenzo Cain each finished with two hits. Both of Cain's base knocks were doubles, designated hitter Angel Salome scored twice and contributed a double and first baseman Chris Errecart (40 and Gillespie (68) had RBIs.

Starter Nic Ungs (4-1) tossed a complete-game five-hitter, striking out six and walking one as his ERA dropped to 1.96.

Brevard County

The Manatees (19-24) got another topnotch pitching effort in posting a 4-1 victory against Vero Beach a night after claiming a 3-0 win.

Brevard County broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the seventh and added two more in the eighth.

The visitors took advantage of two errors and got a two-run double from right fielder Chuck Caufield to open the scoring. They again accepted the hosts' generosity and a third miscue in the eighth as designated hitter Jonathan Lucroy and left fielder Mel Stocker brought home insurance runs.

Lucroy and Caufield contributed two hits apiece while Stocker improved his average to .373 with a 3 for 4 effort.

Joshua Butler pitched the first inning and survived two hits and a walk. Robert Hinton then worked two innings with only one hit. John Axford (5-6) then worked four innings, striking out four and giving up three hits.

Zach Braddock made his first appearance since July 12, giving up three hits and a run despite striking out two in the eighth. Then Josh Wahpepah registered his first save with the help of two strikeouts.

West Virginia

The idol front runners saw their lead in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division shaved to 1.5 games as Lakewood won.

West Virginia (30-15) opens a four-game home series against last-place Hickory (15-30) on Thursday night before embarking on an eight-game road swing.


The Brewers (3-6) had an off day before beginning a seven-game road trip, the first three against Orem on Thursday.


The Brewers (2-6) also had an off day, resuming play Thursday night against the Mariners.

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