MEMPHIS, Tenn. — New Orleans’ ninth-inning rally fell short for the second consecutive night, as the Zephyrs scored a run and had two baserunners on when Miguel Socolovich pitched out of the jam for his second save of the season to preserve the Redbirds’ 4-3 win, their their third consecutive.
Austin Nola, a former LSU standout, led the offensive attack for the Zephyrs with a pair of runs batted in. He drove in a run in the second and added his fourth home run of the season in the sixth inning.
Memphis tied the game in the sixth inning scoring a pair of runs. The Redbirds took the lead in the seventh with a two-run home run by David Washington.
The Zephyrs and Redbirds were involved in a bench clearing brawl in the fifth that had five players getting ejected including Zephyr starting pitcher Jose Urena. He had worked four in 2.1 innings and had allowed two hits.
John Brebbia got the win working one inning of relief. Craig Breslow suffered the loss.
The Zephyrs dropped to 36-40 on the season. Memphis is now 37-40.
The Zephyrs and Redbirds wrap up the series on Tuesday at 7 p.m.