CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – The Nashville Outlaws collected a season-high eight hits but had problems in the field as Chillicothe took advantage of seven Outlaw errors to earn the 6-2 win over Nashville in front of a crowd of 1,734 at VA Memorial Stadium on Sunday.
With the win Chillicothe remained undefeated on the year at 4-0 while the loss dropped Nashville to 1-2.
Sunday night’s game was scoreless through three innings, before the Outlaws got on the board in the top of the fourth when Jared Fancher (TCU) hit a two-out double to left-center to score Ryan Emery (Arkansas State) from third. Emery led off the inning with a single to left and then advanced to second base when he stole second. Emery would then advance to third on a Ryan McCauley (Niagara) infield ground out.
Nashville’s 1-0 lead would be short-lived however as the Paints scored two runs on just one hit while taking advantage of two Outlaw errors in the fourth.
The Outlaws would then tie the game in the top of the fifth when they scored one run on two hits. Greg Bachman led-off the fifth with a single to center and then moved up to second on a Sean White sacrifice. One at-bat later, Johnny Amann drove in Bachman from second with a one-out RBI-single to right, tying the game at 2-2.
The Paints (4-0) retook the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth when they once again took advantage of a pair of Nashville miscues. Chillicothe added a run in the fifth, two in the sixth and one more in the eighth to round out the scoring.
Nashville’s Andy Hillis (Tennessee) was handed the loss, after allowing three runs, two earned on just two hits in five innings of work. Hillis (0-1) struck out four and walked three in the loss.
Kevin Crumb (Buffalo) came into relieve Hillis in the sixth and was solid in his first appearance with the Outlaws. Crumb allowed three runs, (only one earned), on seven hits with three strikeouts in three innings of relief.
At the plate Sunday, Nashville was led by Emery who went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Billy Rumpke III (Columbia), Sean White, Fancher, McCauley, Bachman, and Amann each had one hit in the loss.
Nashville will conclude its four-game road swing tomorrow when they square off against the Dubois County Bombers at League Stadium in Huntingburg, Ind. First pitch is slated for 7:05 ET.
Dubois County (1-2) got their first win of the season Sunday night when they edged the Danville Dans 9-8.