Sounds outfielder flourishes as season nears its finish

Monday, August 27, 2012 at 9:10pm
Staff reports

No one can accuse Caleb Gindl of playing out the string.

The Nashville Sounds outfielder was named the Pacific Coast League’s Batter of the Week on Monday for his performance in the next-to-last full week of the regular season.

The 23-year-old went 16-for-30 — a .533 average — in seven games over seven days. Half of his hits went for extra bases including a pair of home runs last Tuesday at Omaha, when he became the first Nashville player in 2012 with four RBIs in a game. He drove in 10 runs for the week, the most by any PCL player over that span.

Gindl was a perfect 4-for-4 with three doubles on Friday at Round Rock and closed out the week a home run short of the cycle — he had a single, a double and a triple with three RBIs at Round Rock.

With five games to play, he led the Sounds with 27 doubles and was second with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs.

Gindl is the third Nashville player to win one of the league’s weekly awards this season. Brooks Conrad was the Batter of the Week for May 21-27 and Wily Peralta was the Pitcher of the Week for July 2-8.

The Sounds began an eight-game homestand Monday with the first of four games against Iowa. After that, a four-game series with Memphis was scheduled to begin Friday.

They were eliminated from playoff contention and trailed Omaha by 17 games in the PCL’s American Northern Division.