Nashville Sounds beat Iowa Cubs 11-2 at First Horizon Park – Clarksville Online
Nashville Sounds beat Iowa Cubs 11-2 at First Horizon Park – Clarksville Online

The sounds of NashvilleNashville, Tennessee: The most beautiful beaches – The Nashville Sounds (46-43, 8-6) extended their winning streak to three games with a clear 11-2 victory over the Iowa Cubs (40-49, 7-7) on Wednesday night at First Horizon Park.

The Sounds, who never had any problems at the batting pit, scored a total of 17 strokes in their victory. Patrick Dorrian opened the attack with a two-run single up the middle in the second inning. Nashville’s big inning came a little later in the fifth inning.

With runners on second and third base, Iowa opted for an intentional walk. Brewer Hicklen to load the bases. Owen Miller made them regret that decision by hitting a double down the left field line that cleared the bases and made the game 5-0. Miller later scored on a throwing error to make the game 6-0 after five runs.

Joe Ross made his first rehab start with Nashville and the 2019 World Series champion did not disappoint. The right-hander held Iowa to two hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 3.2 scoreless innings. After Janson Junk got the last out in the fourth, Aaron Ashby (2-5) took the lead and pitched seven strikeouts in his five innings of relief. The left-hander allowed two runs but had enough run support to earn the win.

Hicklen and his friends continued to score runs in the final period. The outfielder hit his second home run of the series, a 405-foot moonshot over the Coors Light Home Run Porch that Isaac Collins and increased the lead to 8-1 in the seventh. Three more Nashville batters scored in the eighth, increasing their run total to 11.

Miller led the offense with four hits, a double and three RBIs, finishing one hit shy of tying the Nashville Sounds franchise record for most hits in a game. Tyler Black And Joey Wiemer also had three goals from the top line-up.

The Sounds and I-Cubs will play the third game of the series tomorrow night. Right-hander Chad Patrick (7-1, 2.80) will face right-hander Riley Thompson (4-2, 5.58) on Throwback Thursday presented by Budweiser. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at First Horizon Park.

Notes after the game

  • Joe Ross (3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K) made his first rehab appearance with Nashville and his second overall. Ross is on Milwaukee’s 60-day injured list with a back strain.
  • Brewer Hicklen (1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, BB, K, 2 R) hit a home run in back-to-back games for the second time this season (also on May 21 and 23 (Game 1) against Charlotte). He has also hit five home runs in his last eight games, leading the team with 18 home runs.
  • Owen Miller (4-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R) had four hits in a game for the first time since Aug. 22, 2023, in Gwinnett. It’s the fourth time this season a Sound has had four hits in a game, and the first since Vinny Capra did it on June 28 in Jacksonville. This was Miller’s first game since being called up outright from Milwaukee.

The Nashville Sounds are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and play at First Horizon Park. Single game tickets and season tickets for the remainder of the 2024 season are now on sale.

For more information, call 615.690.4487 or email [email protected].

By Liam