Greensboro bangs out second straight victory:Petersen keeps up the pace and Ryan returns…

Posted by Andy Durham on June 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro Bangs Out Second Straight

Petersen Extends Home Run, Hit Streaks in Hoppers 11-5 Victory over Kannapolis

Kannapolis, N.C. – Just 12 hours after taking game one from Kannapolis, the Greensboro Grasshoppers returned to Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium with brooms in hand. Greensboro completed the quick two-game series Tuesday morning with an 11-5 routing of the Intimidators, who’s five-game losing skid lacks any resemblance of their name-sake.

Jameson Smith led the way for the Grasshoppers with another career performance. Smith went 3-for-4 from the plate to match a career-high hits effort he previously set on May 28. He also scored twice and drove in career-high, three runs. He wasn’t the only hot-hitter for the Hoppers though.

Four others, including Hunter Mense, Ryan Anetsberger, Tom Hickman and Ozzie Martinez also had multiple-hit performances; each had two hits in the morning session. For Anetsberger it was his first appearance off the disabled list and he proved he was ready to be back. The Wheaton, Ill., native went 2-for-4 and scored a career-best four times to match a Greensboro season-high.

Greensboro’s parade of runs included a home run by Bryan Petersen. It served dual purpose for the outfielder as Petersen, now with nine round-trippers on the season, extended Greensboro’s home run hitting streak to nine games and his personal hitting streak to 12 games. Petersen’s current 12-game hit streak is the longest by a Hopper this season and the third longest active streak in the South Atlantic League.


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