Friday, April 22, 2011

Sounds' Rivas goes seven strong to shutdown NOLA

The New Orleans / NOLA Zephyrs split the series against the Nashville Sounds, losing 9-1 and dropping their second consecutive game on Friday night at Zephyr Field.

The Sounds exploded for seven runs in the second inninng, where the Sounds doubled five times, including two from Milwaukee Brewers All-Star Corey Hart, who is on a rehabilitation stint.

The NOLA Zephyrs finally got on the board in the fifth when Ryan Klosterman led off the inning with a double, followed up by a Vinny Rottino single, which extended his hit streak to four games.

Sounds starter Amaury Rivas (3-1) shut down the NOLA Z's for seven innings, giving up one run on four strikeouts, earning the victory.

Elih Villanueva (1-2) went five innings, giving up seven runs - three earned - on seven hits.

The Zephyrs return to Zephyr Field next Thursday night, when they welcome the Oklahoma City RedHawks to town for a four-game series. The NOLA Zephyrs return to action tomorrow night as the team travels to Albuquerque for a four-game set. (Source)

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