Nelson Pitches Sounds To Win In Twinbill Opener

Nashville Takes Game 1 By 2-1 Count In Omaha

By Nashville Sounds | April 5, 2014 3:50 PM ET

PAPILLION, Neb. - Top Brewers prospect Jimmy Nelson turned in a quality start to lead the Sounds to a 2-1 victory over Omaha in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Werner Park.

Nelson (1-0) held the Storm Chasers to one run on three hits while striking out four batters in six innings of work, tossing 91 pitches on the afternoon.

The Sounds squandered a game-opening first-and-third situation against Omaha lefty John Lamb, who recovered to fan Nashville's 3-4-5 hitters in succession to escape the jam unscathed.

The Storm Chasers took their first lead of the season in the home half of the initial frame, grabbing a 1-0 advantage against Nelson. Brett Eibner led off with a double to center and later scored the day's first run on a Johnny Giavotella groundout.

Nashville pulled in front with a pair of runs off Lamb in the top of the third. Taylor Green was hit by a pitch to open the frame and promptly scored to knot the contest at 1-1 when Elian Herrera laced a triple to the left-center wall. Caleb Gindl followed with a soft RBI single to right-center to propel the visitors to a 2-1 lead.

Neither team scored the remainder of the way, with closer Rob Wooten coming on to retire the Storm Chasers in order in the bottom of the seventh to notch his second save in as many days.

Second baseman Irving Falu went 2-for-3 to account for Nashville's lone multiple-hit effort in the game.

Lamb (0-1) was saddled with the loss for Omaha after allowing a pair of runs on three hits in his five frames of action, striking out seven Sounds batters along the way.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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