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Redbirds Split Friday Night Doubleheader with Sounds

April 12, 2024 - International League (IL)
Memphis Redbirds News Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Redbirds split a doubleheader with the Nashville Sounds on Friday night at AutoZone Park.

Right-handed starting pitcher Gordon Graceffo (1-2) dominated in the Memphis 6-0 game one win. Graceffo tossed 5.0 innings of scoreless baseball, allowed three hits, walked two and struck out seven. The start marked the second consecutive scoreless start from a Redbird.

All six Memphis game one runs came in the fourth inning. Left fielder Alfonso Rivas opened the scoring with a two-run double. Designated hitter Jared Young later followed with a run-scoring single and catcher Nick Raposo capped the scoring with a two-run home run, his first long ball of the season.

The Redbirds bats went quiet in game two. Right fielder Matt Koperniak reached base three times with a 2-for-2 effort and tallied half of the Memphis hit total. Starting pitcher Adam Kloffenstein (0-2) allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out five in his 4.0 inning start.

The Memphis Redbirds return to AutoZone Park to continue a six-game series against the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Milwaukee Brewers) on Saturday, April 13 with first pitch for 3:05 p.m. CDT.

For more information on the Redbirds 2024 season visit Additional information about ticket on-sales, promotions, theme nights, and giveaways will be available throughout the season.

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