Stripers Back Davidson's Gem With Two-Out Hits in 7-2 Win
By Dave Lezotte
Media Relations Manager and Broadcaster
Tucker Davidson spun 6.2 scoreless innings and struck out nine, and two-out hits by Delino DeShields Jr., Drew Waters, and Joe Dunand led the Gwinnett Stripers (34-34) to a 7-2 win over the Nashville Sounds (40-27) on Wednesday night at First Horizon Park.
Decisive Plays: DeShields opened the scoring with a two-out, two-run single for a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning. In the fourth, Waters blasted an opposite-field two-run home run (4) to left field off Tyler Herb (L, 0-4) to raise the lead to 4-0. Dunand's two-out RBI triple made it 5-0 in the fifth, and Braden Shewmake capped the scoring with a two-run homer (4) to right-center off Luke Barker in the ninth.
Key Contributors: Davidson (W, 2-3) scatted six hits over 6.2 innings, walked none, and struck out nine. Waters (3-for-4, homer, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Shewmake (2-for-5, homer, run, 2 RBIs), and DeShields (2-for-4, run, 2 RBIs) all had multi-hit, multi-RBI efforts for Gwinnett. Dunand went 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI.
Noteworthy: DeShields now has a 10-game on-base streak, batting .429 (12-for-28, 1 double, 1 homer, 10 runs, 5 RBIs, 5 stolen bases, 1.135 OPS) since June 3. Davidson's outing was his first scoreless start for Gwinnett this season.
Next Game (Thursday, June 22): Gwinnett at Nashville, 8:05 p.m. ET at First Horizon Park. RHP Nolan Kingham (1-0, 2.92 ERA) for the Stripers vs. RHP Caleb Boushley (8-2, 3.06 ERA) for the Sounds. Radio Broadcast: 7:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com.
Next Home Game (Monday, July 4): Gwinnett vs. Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. at Coolray Field. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com. Join the Stripers for Independence Day, featuring a special pregame BBQ (purchase online at GoStripers.com) and a patriotic Fireworks Extravaganza after the game. Stripers players and coaches will wear specialty Patriotic Jerseys, which will be available for purchase in an online auction at GoStripers.com.