The Nashville Sounds scored nine late runs to come back and beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 11-4 Friday night at Southwest University Park. Nashville has won both games of the series so far, tallying up 24 runs and 36 hits in the process.
The Chihuahuas scored two first inning runs against former Padres’ pitcher Jesse Hahn on an RBI double by Nick Noonan and an RBI groundout by Austin Hedges, his 55th RBI in 40 Triple-A games this season.
El Paso built an early 3-1 lead when Taylor Lindsey struck an RBI single in the bottom of the second on the day he arrived from Double-A San Antonio.
Nashville scored once in the fifth, twice in the sixth, five times in the eighth and twice more in the ninth to seal the win. The Sounds’ pitching staff held El Paso’s 3-4-5 batters to a combined 0-for-12 line on Friday.
Jabari Blash went 1-for-2 with two walks and has reached base in 24 in his last 25 games.
Team Records: Nashville (51-42), El Paso (53-39)
Next Game: Saturday at 7:05 p.m. vs. Nashville at Southwest University Park. Nashville RHP Chris Smith (5-7, 4.22) vs. El Paso RHP Daniel McCutchen (8-5, 5.38). Game coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com
Nashville 11 El Paso 4 – Friday
WP: Kurcz (5-0)
LP: Moskos (4-1)