Ibanez’s single leads Round Rock to win over Nashville


Andy Ibanez hit a run-scoring single in the eighth inning, leading the Round Rock Express to a 3-2 win over the Nashville Sounds on Friday in Nashville.

The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Express.

Tommy Joseph scored on the play after he reached base with two outs on an error. It was the second run scored by Joseph on the night.

Jorge Mateo hit an RBI triple, bringing home Nick Martini in the third inning to give the Sounds a 1-0 lead. The Express came back to take a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning when Tony Sanchez hit an RBI single, scoring Joseph.

Nashville tied the game 2-2 in the sixth when Brett Vertigan scored on an error.

Ricardo Rodriguez (1-0) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief while Ryan Dull (1-2) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game. R.J. Alvarez retired the side in order for his league-leading 12th save of the season.

Adrian Sampson recorded a quality start for Round Rock, allowing two runs on three hits in six innings of work. He struck out four and walked just one.

Opposing starter James Naile also performed well on the mound, giving up two runs on seven hits through seven innings. He struck out four and walked one.

The teams will face each other twice more before Round Rock returns to Dell Diamond for a nine-game homestand beginning Monday.



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