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Sounds Break Strikeout Record, Drop Series Finale

Marcus Walden Records Sounds’ 1,237 Strikeout This Season, Most in Nashville History
September 24, 2022

A day after clinching the division, the Nashville Sounds broke the franchise single-season strikeout record in their 6-4 loss to the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field on Saturday afternoon. Marcus Walden struck out Louisville’s Aramis Garcia in the seventh inning for Nashville’s 1,237th strikeout in the season, breaking the

Lipka's Two Homers Not Enough in Charlotte

Outfielder collects first career multi-homer game in loss to Charlotte
September 7, 2022

Sounds left fielder Matt Lipka drilled a pair of home runs and knocked in four runs in Nashville’s 9-8 loss to the Charlotte Knights at Truist Park on Wednesday night.

Sounds Steal Series With Reyes' Four-Hit Day

Nashville put up five runs in penultimate inning for 9-4 triumph over Norfolk
August 7, 2022

The Nashville Sounds battled back late to take a 9-4 win over the Norfolk Tides at Harbor Park on Sunday afternoon. The win gave Nashville the series as they took their fourth contest of the six-game set.

David Fry, Matt Lipka Power Sounds Past Clippers

Third Baseman and Center fielder Club Home Runs in Pivotal Eighth Inning
September 25, 2021

David Fry clubbed a solo home run and Matt Lipka drilled a go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to help the Sounds turn a four-run deficit into a 6-4 win over the Columbus Clippers on Friday night at First Horizon Park.

Sounds Fall to Memphis at First Horizon Park

Setback Snaps Seven-Game Home Winning Streak
September 11, 2021

The Memphis Redbirds edged the Nashville Sounds with a 6-5 win in front of 9,023 fans at First Horizon Park Saturday night. The loss for Nashville snapped a seven-game home winning streak.

Colin Rea Deals as Sounds Win at Home Again

Right-Hander Tosses Six Shutout Innings in Sixth Straight Home Win
September 9, 2021

Colin Rea threw a gem and Dustin Peterson backed him with a mammoth three-run homer to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 5-0 win over the Memphis Redbirds on Thursday night at First Horizon Park.

Sounds Power Past Redbirds on Rick Sweet's Birthday 

Nashville’s 16-Hit Barrage Leads to Series-Opening Win
September 7, 2021

The Nashville Sounds gave Manager Rick Sweet a win on his 69th birthday, a 9-7 decision over the Memphis Redbirds on Tuesday night at First Horizon Park. It was Sweet’s 2,088th win as a minor league manager.

Sounds Shut Out in Series Finale 

Club Drops Five in Six-Game Set
September 5, 2021

The Nashville Sounds managed only four hits in a 3-0 loss to the Louisville Bats on Sunday night at Louisville Slugger Field. It’s just the third time in 2021 the Sounds lost five of the six games in a series.

Sounds Drop Third Straight to Gwinnett 

Josh Lindblom Tosses Sixth Quality Start
August 27, 2021

The struggles for the Nashville Sounds continued Thursday night in a 2-1 loss to the Gwinnett Stripers at First Horizon Park. With the loss, the Sounds have lost 12 of their last 15 games.

Sounds Snap Skid with Late Rally 

Matt Lipka Hits Nashville’s First Inside-The-Park Home Run Since 2016
July 27, 2021

The Nashville Sounds scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on their way to a 4-3 win over the Columbus Clippers in front of 6,157 fans at First Horizon Park Tuesday night.

Sounds Walk Off for Eighth Time in 2021 

Derek Fisher Delivers Game Winner in the Bottom of the 11th
July 16, 2021

A crazy back-and-forth game finally came to an end when Nashville’s Derek Fisher delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Sounds a 5-4 win over the Louisville Bats in front of 9,743 fans at First Horizon Park.

Bowden Francis Leads Sounds to 4th of July Win

Right-Hander Throws Six Innings of One-Run Ball, Collects Two Hits at the Plate
July 4, 2021

Nashville Sounds right-hander Bowden Francis did a little bit of everything to help the club to a 9-3 win over the Louisville Bats in front of a sellout crowd of 11,686 at First Horizon Park on Sunday night. It was the sixth-largest crowd in First Horizon Park history.

Aces overcome six-run deficit, slug five homers in 21-16 win  

Josh VanMeter hits two homers, five RBIs and walks twice
June 15, 2021

SUMMERLIN, Nev. – The Reno Aces exploded for the most runs in a game this season, topping the Las Vegas Aviators 21-16 after falling behind 12- 6 after the third inning. Josh VanMeter led the way for Reno, going three for three with two homers, five RBIs, three runs and

Raleigh rolls again to Player of the Week

Mariners No. 13 prospect lands third straight Cal League award
July 15, 2019

On July 8, Cal Raleigh became the first California League hitter to win back-to-back Offensive Player of the Week awards in 2019. On Monday, he added to that streak, taking home the honor for a third straight time. It's a remarkable run that will come to an end, however --

Lipka and Garcia Win Weekly Awards

July 15, 2019

SCARBOROUGH, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce the winners of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award and Eastern League Pitcher of the Week Award for the period of July 8th through July 14th.

Lipka's Thunderous bat produces cycle

Yankees outfield prospect homers in ninth to cap his milestone
July 11, 2019

Stacking good at-bats has been Matt Lipka's goal since being sent to the Double-A Thunder on May 14. He had four to work with Thursday in his first game after the All-Star break. What he did with them could be the foundation for a resurgent second half.The Yankees outfield prospect

Wood Ducks Claim Game 1 of SDCS from Pelicans

Now the Woodies are one win away from the Southern Division title
September 7, 2017

KINSTON, NC - Thanks to another fantastic pitching performance from the staff, Down East won Game 1 of the Southern Division Championship Series over Myrtle Beach 4-1. In addition to the pitching, the Woodies had the lead two pitches into the contest thanks to Matt Lipka's leadoff home run.

Down East's Offense Shines in Victory over Hillcats

14 hits for the Woodies backed Martin's gem
August 26, 2017

KINSTON, NC -Brett Martin's longest start of the season propelled the Wood Ducks (31-31, 55-76) over the Hillcats (80-51, 40-22) by a 6-2 final on Saturday night. Matt Lipka also matched a career-high with four hits on the night - including a two-run home run.

Wood Ducks Continue Rolling; Claim Series from Astros

Three homers, a quality start, and error-free defense led the Woodies to victory
August 12, 2017

BUIES CREEK, NC -Emerson Martinez won his second consecutive start and the Down East (25-24, 49-69) offense exploded for a home run derby in a 9-3 win over Buies Creek (31-17, 68-50). Martinez worked into the eighth inning with only one walk in his 11th quality start of the season.

MiLB announces July Players of the Month

August 7, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball today announced its July Player of the Month Award winners for all leagues. Each winner will receive an award from Minor League Baseball in recognition of the honor.

Matt Lipka Named Carolina League Player of the Month

Rewared for his tremendous July, Lipka is the first Wood Duck to earn POTM honors
August 7, 2017

KINSTON, NC - On Monday afternoon Minor League Baseball announced its players of the month for July and Down East outfielder Matt Lipka was named winner for the Carolina League.Lipka, 25, played in 28 games in July and led the league in several statistics including hits (38), RBI (23), extra-base

Wood Ducks Win Third Sraight

A strong pitching effort was supported by Lipka's big night.
July 28, 2017

KINSTON, NC - Another three-run seventh inning catapulted the Wood Ducks (17-18, 41-63) to their third straight win and second against the Astros (23-12, 60-45) in a 5-2 final. Matt Lipka tallied three hits and three runs batted in to lead the offense.

Home Runs Doom Wood Ducks in Loss to Keys

A comeback effort came up just short in the last two innings
July 16, 2017

KINSTON, NC - Four homers from Frederick (8-14, 39-52) spiraled Down East (11-12, 35-57) into a hole they could not escape in an 8-6 defeat on Sunday. Multi-hit nights from Josh Morgan, Matt Lipka, and Preston Scott aided a four-run eighth, but the Woodies ultimately could not complete the comeback.

Wood Ducks Shine in All Facets Over Mudcats

Morgan and Lipka enjoy three-hit nights and the bullpen stands tall
July 13, 2017

ZEBULON, NC - A rain delay could not damper the Wood Duck (10-10, 34-53) offense in a 6-3 victory over the Mudcats (10-11, 46-43) on Thursday night. Down East received multi-RBI nights from Carlos Garay and Matt Lipka to fuel the effort.

Wood Duck Offense Dominant in Series-Winner over Dash

Three more homers and 11 runs was plenty in the win
July 6, 2017

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Another productive night for the offense supplied plenty of runs for Steven Bruce and the pitching staff in an 11-7 win over Winston-Salem (6-9, 30-55) on Thursday night. Down East (8-6, 32-51) had three homers to tie a season-high and had five starters record multiple hits.