Nashville Edged by Round Rock 4 to 2

Sounds3The Sounds got on the board first on Sunday night, but Round Rock answered and edged Nashville 4-2 at The Dell Diamond.

Cody Martin made his Sounds debut tonight under the lights against Round Rock. The right-hander was acquired earlier in the week by Oakland and allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings. The hurler fanned five and walked three during his first start in the Pacific Coast League, but took the loss.

After an abundance of offense on Saturday night, both teams produced just seven hits apiece. The Sounds took the lead in the second inning when Dayan Viciedo, who hit his first homer of the season last night, doubled and scored when Jake Smolinski stole second and forced an errant throw.

The home team quickly responded by tacking on two in the third. Jared Hoying and Joey Gallo produced back-to-back doubles to tie things up. Later in the inning the Express pulled ahead when Thomas Field singled Gallo in. Round Rock would not trail at any point following the single.

The Sounds tried to make it interesting when Carson Blair followed Smolinski’s double with his own two-bagger to get the score at 3-2 in the seventh. Field went yard off Brock Huntzinger in the eighth though, and the Express secured a two-run victory to even the series.

The two teams are back at it on Monday night at The Dell Diamond. Lefty Brad Mills (3-8, 3.52) faces Jerad Eickhoff (6-3, 4.23) in the 7:05 p.m. contest.