Late Allen Homer Not Enough as Sounds Walk-off with 5-4 Win

September 19, 2023 - International League (IL) - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp News Release

NASHVILLE - Austin Allen launched a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough, as the Nashville Sounds walked-off with a 5-4 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at First Horizon Park.

With Nashville (79-64, 39-30) ahead 3-2, reliever Clayton Andrews (5-0) walked Jacob Amaya to begin the ninth. After a strikeout and ground out, Allen launched a two-run bomb over the stands in right to give Jacksonville (69-75, 37-33) a 4-3 advantage.

However, the Jumbo Shrimp ran into trouble in the bottom of the ninth. With one out, reliever Geoff Hartlieb (2-6) walked Abraham Toro. Patrick Dorrian singled Toro to third, and on a strikeout of Chris Roller, stole second. Former Jumbo Shrimp catcher Brian Navarreto then laced a ball down the left line to plate both runners for the Sounds to win 5-4.

Jacksonville grabbed the lead initially in the second. Consecutive singles by Dane Myers, Allen and Peyton Burdick scored the game's first run. After a ground out, Jordan Groshans walked to load the bases. Two batters later, Jake Mangum beat out a ground ball to shortstop to plate Allen and make it 2-0.

The score remained that way until the fifth. Dorrian singled with one out. After a strikeout, Navarreto cracked a two-run shot to tie the game.

The Sounds then grabbed the lead in the seventh. Tyler Black tripled to lead off and scored on Toro's sacrifice fly to right.

Jacksonville and Nashville meet in Wednesday's 7:35 p.m. ET first pitch. LHP Devin Smeltzer (5-9, 6.43 ERA) starts for the Jumbo Shrimp against Sounds RHP Julio Teheran (2-0, 4.40 ERA). Coverage begins at 7:20 p.m. ET on ESPN 690 and

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