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Zephyrs to open nine-game homestand starting Wednesday

The New Orleans Zephyrs return from the road for a five-game series against the first-place Round Rock Express, beginning Wednesday night. The Zephyrs will conclude the homestand with a four-game series against the Oklahoma City Dodgers from Aug. 11-14. New Orleans has been streaky since the All-Star break, losing seven… Continue reading →

Monday: Oklahoma City 7, Zephyrs 6

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City trailed the Zephyrs by five runs in the seventh inning and had just one hit. And then the first-place Dodgers came to life. They sent nine batters to the plate and scored five times to tie it. OKC tacked a run on in the eighth to complete the comeback… Continue reading →

Zephyrs lose doubleheader

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Dodgers swept a doubleheader from the New Orleans Zephyrs to hand the Zephyrs their fifth consecutive defeat Sunday. The Dodgers got a pair of two-run home runs in the fifth inning of the opener to wipe away a 2-0 deficit and grab a 4-2 lead. The… Continue reading →

Saturday: Dodgers 6, Zephyrs 3

OKLAHOMA CITY — The host Dodgers rallied for three runs in the seventh inning and tacked on two more in the eighth to score a victory over the Zephyrs on Saturday night to open a five-game series. Catcher Brandon Bantz’s throwing error in the seventh brought home a pair of runs for Oklahoma City and gave it… Continue reading →

Matt Clark’s home run lifts Colorado Springs over Zephyrs

Former LSU player Matt Clark hit a two-run home run with two out and a full count in the top of the 13th inning, lifting Colorado Springs over the New Orleans Zephyrs 3-1 on Friday night at Zephyr Field in Metairie. The blast came against reliever Scott McGough, who got out the first two hitters of the inning,… Continue reading →

Thursday: Zephyrs 3, Sky Sox 2

Isaac Galloway hit a pinch-hit single up the middle against Colorado Spring’s drawn-in infield, scoring Jordany Valdespin from third base in the bottom of the 10th inning, and New Orleans won its seventh consecutive game Thursday at Zephyr Field. Playing in the resumption of Wednesday’s game suspended by rain, the Zephyrs (49-55) gained… Continue reading →

Zephyrs-Sky Sox game suspended rain

Wednesday’s game was suspended because of rain with the score 0-0 and two outs in the top of the fifth inning at Zephyr Field. The game will be picked up from that point at 5:30 p.m. as a nine-inning game. A half hour after that game is completed, Thursday’s scheduled game will begin.… Continue reading →

Tuesday: Zephyrs 5, Sky Sox 2

Kila Ka’aihue and Marcell Ozuna hit back-to-back two-out doubles in a three-run seventh inning, and New Orleans increased its season-high winning streak to six games Tuesday at Zephyr Field. Starter Adam Conley (9-3) allowed one run on three hits in six innings to get his first win since July 5. Reliever Scott McGough allowed one run on… Continue reading →

Sunday: Zephyrs 9, Nashville 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The New Orleans Zephyrs got a big night from their offense in a 9-6 victory Sunday against the Nashville Sounds. The win was the Zephyrs’ season-best fourth in a row and improved their record to 46-56. Isaac Galloway and Jhonatan Solano each had three RBIs, and five Zephyrs had multi-hit… Continue reading →

Saturday: Zephyrs 3, Sounds 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The New Orleans Zephyrs got three runs on just three hits and held on to defeat the Nashville Sounds 3-1 on Saturday night at First Tennessee Park. The Zephyrs won their third consecutive game to improve to 45-55. Justin Nicolino bounced back from his shortest outing as a… Continue reading →

Friday: Zephyrs 4, Nashville 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The New Orleans Zephyrs hit a pair of home runs as they defeated the Nashville Sounds 4-1 on Friday night. It was the Zephyrs’ second consecutive win and improved them to 44-55. Jhonatan Solano hit a solo home run to left field to lead off the third and give the Z’s… Continue reading →

July 23: Zephyrs 8, Redbirds 5

Marcell Ozuna hit a pinch-hit single in the bottom of seventh, scoring Jordany Valdespin with the go-ahead run, and Valdespin hit a two-run homer in the eighth, as New Orleans snapped losing streaks of seven games overall and 10 in a row at home Thursday. “(Reliever Keith Butler) threw me a two-strike changeup,… Continue reading →

Zephyrs report

Jeremy Hazelbaker’s one-out triple off reliever Lay Batista in the eighth inning scored Jacob Wilson and touched off a four-run rally, as Memphis beat New Orleans for the third consecutive time Wednesday at Zephyr Field. It marked the franchise-record 10th consecutive home loss for the Zephyrs (42-55) and their seventh loss in a row overall. New Orleans has… Continue reading →

Monday: Memphis 7, Zephyrs 1

Memphis starter Nick Greenwood shut out New Orleans for 6.1 innings and hit a two-out, two-run double in the second inning as the Redbirds won the series opener Monday at Zephyr Field. The Redbirds banged out 13 hits. The Zephyrs’ offensive woes continued; they were held to four hits. The loss was the fifth in a… Continue reading →

Sunday: Sky Sox 3, Zephyrs 1

Sky Sox 3, Zephyrs 1 Former LSU player Matt Clark snapped out of a 1-for-14 hitting slump with a three-run homer in the fourth inning against Kendry Flores, and Colorado Springs completed a four-game sweep on Sunday at Zephyr Field. “I though Flores (2-2) pitched OK; he hung up a changeup,”… Continue reading →

Saturday: Sky Sox 2, Zephyrs 0

Sky Sox 2, Zephyrs 0 Catcher Nevin Ashley hit a two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning, and Colorado Springs won its third consecutive game in the series Saturday at Zephyr Field. Starter Hirom Burgos (2-1) and three relievers combined to shut out New Orleans (42-51) on five hits.… Continue reading →

Friday’s game: Sky Sox 8, Zephyrs 2

Colorado Springs took charge with a three-run second inning, highlited by catcher Juan Centeno’s double to left field, and first baseman Jason Rogers hit a grand slam in the fourth on Friday night at Zephyr Field. The loss was the sixth in seven games for New Orleans (42-50). Colorado Springs (36-54), which has the Pacific… Continue reading →

Jason Rogers’ home runs lift Sky Sox past Zephyrs

METAIRIE — First baseman Jason Rogers hit two two-out home runs against New Orleans Zephyrs starter Jose Urena, who absorbed his first loss of the season as Colorado Springs won the series opener 5-2 Thursday night at Zephyr Field. The loss was the fifth in six games for New Orleans (42-49). Colorado Springs (35-54) had lost seven… Continue reading →

International League rallies past PCL in Triple-A All-Star Game

OMAHA, Neb. — Kyle Roller hit a two-run single in a three-run ninth inning to help rally the International League to a 4-3 win over the Pacific Coast League on Wednesday night in the Triple-A All-Star Game. Omaha’s Louis Coleman, a former LSU star, relieved Round Rock’s Jon Edwards, and Tyler Henson followed with an… Continue reading →

Zephyrs report

WHAT: Colorado Springs Sky Sox (34-54) at New Orleans Zephyrs (42-48) WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday WHERE: Zephyr Field, Metairie PROBABLE PITCHERS: Zephyrs right-hander Jose Urena (6-0, 1.72 ERA) vs. Sky Sox right-hander Tyler Thornburg (1-5, 5.23). Continue reading →

Sunday: Zephyrs 7, Express 4

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Vinny Rottino had a home run and drove in three as the New Orleans Zephyrs defeated the Round Rock Express 7-4 at Dell Diamond on Sunday night. The Zephyrs pounded 14 hits as six players had multi-hit games. Marcell Ozuna had a hit in his fifth consecutive contest — an… Continue reading →

Saturday: Express 4, Zephyrs 2

ROUND ROCK, Texas — The last two hitters in Round Rock’s batting order, Brett Nicholas and Hanser Alberto, went 5-for-8 with three doubles as the Express posted a victory over the Zephyrs on Saturday night at Dell Diamond. Alberto doubled home Nicholas in the second inning to give Round Rock a 3-1 lead. Tomas Telis… Continue reading →

Round Rock edges Zephyrs 5-4

R ound Rock , Texas — Brett Nicholas delivered a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to score the go-ahead run as the Round Rock Express defeated the New Orleans Zephyrs 5-4 at Dell Diamond. The inning started with Chris Gimenez being hit by a pitch and then Beemer Weems was walked… Continue reading →

Round Rock blanks Zephyrs 6-0

R ound Rock , Texas — Round Rock hit a pair of home runs and three pitchers combined to shut out the New Orleans Zephyrs 6-0 in the series opener at The Dell Diamond. The Zephyrs have now dropped a season-high four consecutive games. Joey Gallo had two hits, including… Continue reading →

Tuesday: Cubs 8, Zephyrs 3

Matt Szczur homered on the first pitch of the game against Justin Nicolino, then led off the third inning with a double that ignited a three-run rally, lifting Iowa to a win in the series finale Tuesday at Zephyr Field. Kyle Schwarber homered leading off the fifth against Nicolino (4-5), giving the Cubs a 5-1 lead. Iowa… Continue reading →

Doubleheader: Cubs 4-2, Zephyrs 2-0

Junior Lake and Ryan Dent hit home runs in the seventh inning off Zephyrs All-Star closer Nick Wittgren in the first game, and Iowa starter Jeffery Antigua didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning of the second game, as the Cubs swept a doubleheader Monday at Zephyr Field. Heading into Monday’s games,… Continue reading →

Sunday: Zephyrs 2, Cubs 0

Adam Conley shut out Iowa on two hits in a game called in the bottom of the seventh inning by rain, and New Orleans took a 2-0 lead in the series Sunday at Zephyr Field. Both games have been shutouts, and the Zephyrs (40-42) won for the sixth time in eight games. It was the Zephyrs’ 13th… Continue reading →

Fourth of July fireworks: Zephyrs 7, Cubs 0

Former LSU shortstop Austin Nola went 4-for-5 and drove in two runs in his first home game with the Zephyrs, and Jose Urena pitched a complete game as New Orleans won the series opener before a Fourth of July crowd of 9,942 at Zephyr Field. “The big thing is we won, but to contribute is always great,”… Continue reading →

Kila Ka’aihue’s big bat sparks Zephyrs

PAPILLION, Neb. — Kila Ka’aihue delivered three hits and knocked in four runs as the New Orleans Zephyrs defeated the Omaha Storm Chasers 8-4 in the series finale Friday night. The win gets the Z’s a split in the four-game series. Ka’aihue played four seasons for Omaha from 2008–11 and hurt his former club Friday night… Continue reading →