Sounds even series with 6-5 win over visiting Baby Cakes

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NASHVILLE – Micah Brown singled, doubled and launched his first career Triple-A home run to lead the New Orleans Baby Cakes but it was not enough. The Nashville Sounds defeated New Orleans, 6-5, to even the series on Friday night.

Matt Snyder delivered a two-run home run in the second inning to open the scoring for the ‘Cakes. Isan Diaz’s run-scoring single increased the lead.

New Orleans starter Ben Meyer retired the first six batters of the game, but he couldn’t finish the third inning. He fired 36 pitches and allowed three runs on two hits while walking three.

In a back and forth battle, both teams scored runs in the fourth inning before New Orleans took the lead in the sixth. The Sounds loaded the bases ahead of a seeing-eye single from Tyler Pill to score a pair of runs in the seventh to take the lead.

Nashville’s bullpen shut down the visitors from there, not allowing a run in the final three and a third innings. Kyle Bird earned the win, and Brett Martin took home his first Triple-A save.

Former LSU pitcher Parker Bugg suffered the loss for New Orleans.

GAME NOTES – The ‘Cakes promoted shortstop JT Riddle to the Miami Marlins. New Orleans is now 7-12 in one-run games. The ‘Cakes stranded nine in the game and were 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

UPCOMING – The ‘Cakes and Sounds meet Saturday at 6:35 p.m. in second game of a four-game set (RADIO: WODT SPORTS 1280 AM or cakesbaseball.com).

NEXT HOME GAME – The ‘Cakes return home Tuesday to play Fresno in a seven-game home-stand.

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