Recap: Sounds Score Six in the Eighth to Defeat Jumbo Shrimp, 11-4

Photo by Nancy DeLander Beecher
JACKSONVILLE (www.sportsdayjax.com) - The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (24-33) opened a two-week, 13 game homestand Tuesday with a 11-4 loss to the Nashville Sounds (29-28).

Nashville added a final run in the ninth on back to back doubles from Cam Devanney and Eddy Alvarez.

The Sounds batted around in the eighth scoring six runs. Devanney doubled scoring Tyler Naquin who was hit by a pitch. A walk to Alvarez set the table for Payton Henry's RBI single scoring Devanney.

Monte Harrison then singled. Roman Quinn's two RBI single plated Alvarez and Henry. Harrison went to third. Michael Reed's double scored Harrison and Quinn.

Trailing 4-2, the visitors tied the game in the sixth. Patrick Dorrian walked and scored on Alvarez's double, chasing starter Chi Chi Gonzalez.  Johan Quezada came on in relief. Alzarez scored  on Henry's single to left.

Gonzalez pitched five and two third innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits, struck out six and walked one.

Wth no outs in the third, Nashville starter Eric Lauer loaded the bases. Victor Mesa reached on an error. He walked Santiago Chavez before Xavier Edwards sliced a base hit into left. Edwards was 4 for 5 in the game with four base hits.

Designated hitter Charles LeBlanc knocked in two runs to tie the contest with a single over the middle. Jacob Amaya followed that up with a line drive over the head of shortstop Cam Devanney scoring Edwards.

After walking Peyton Burdick to load the bases with two outs, Lauer gave way to lefty Clayton Andrews. The new pitcher walked Jake Mangum, scoring LeBlanc. Mesa grounded to first to end the inning with the Jumbo Shrimp ahead 4-2.

With Quinn on base, Reed (6) homered off Gonzalez for an early 2-0 lead.

Jacksonville snapped a six-game skid with Sunday's 3-1 road win over Durham. The losing streak was their longest in four years. Jacksonville and Nashville play a doubleheader Wednesday starting at 12:05 p.m.

----MIKE BONTS

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