Hoppers’ heavy hitters take the splitter for a litter of Long Balls

Posted by Andy Durham on June 11, 2009 at 9:53 am under Professional | 2 Comments to Read

Grasshoppers play long ball

Jake Smolinski went deep twice as Greensboro routed host West Virginia, 10-1, on Wednesday. Justin Bass belted a three-run shot in the fourth inning before Kevin Mattison, Jeremy Synan and Smolinski hit consecutive homers in the seventh.

GSO(30-28)
Box score:
Greensboro
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Gran SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .266
Mattison CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .234
Synan DH 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .262
Smolinski 3B 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 .267
Turner 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289
Skipworth C 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .187
Bass RF 4 2 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 .307
Jacobs LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .268
Pertusati 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .255
Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Evans P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Yecker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
HR: Bass (11, 4th inning off Welker, 2 on, 2 out), Mattison (9, 7th inning off Ortiz, 1 on, 2 out), Synan (9, 7th inning off Ortiz, 0 on, 2 out), Smolinski 2 (5, 7th inning off Ortiz, 0 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Aguero, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Mattison 4; Synan 5; Smolinski 8; Skipworth; Bass 5.
RBI: Bass 3 (27), Mattison 2 (27), Synan (34), Smolinski 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Bass 3; Mattison 2; Synan; Smolinski.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mattison; Jacobs 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jacobs (5, 2nd base off Welker/Peley).
CS: Smolinski (1, 2nd base by Welker/Peley), Jacobs (4, 3rd base by Welker/Peley).

FIELDING
PB: Skipworth (10).
DP: 2 (Turner-Gran-Yecker, Smolinski-Pertusati-Turner).

West Virginia
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Picart 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .278
Grossman CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
D’Arnaud SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293
Anderson 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .297
Farrell 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
Latimore LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .266
Huber DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309
Davis RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .209
Peley C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .186
Welker P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ortiz P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Brolsma P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Aguero P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
TB: Grossman 2; Anderson 2; Huber.
RBI: Anderson (35).
2-out RBI: Anderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Farrell 3.
GIDP: Davis; Farrell.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Welker (3, throw), Ortiz (1, pickoff).

Greensboro
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Johnson (W, 3-1) 6.0 4 1 1 2 4 0 3.30
Evans 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.40
Yecker 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.85

West Virginia
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Welker (L, 0-6) 6.1 4 6 3 5 2 1 4.27
Ortiz 0.1 3 3 3 2 1 3 4.50
Brolsma 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.52
Aguero 2.0 1 1 1 0 4 1 4.95

WP: Johnson 2, Welker.
HBP: Turner (by Ortiz), Mattison (by Aguero).
Groundouts-flyouts: Johnson 9-5, Evans 3-2, Yecker 2-0, Welker 10-5, Ortiz 0-0, Brolsma 1-0, Aguero 1-1.
Batters faced: Johnson 23, Evans 7, Yecker 3, Welker 27, Ortiz 7, Brolsma 1, Aguero 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Ortiz 2-2, Brolsma 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Erik Hill. 1B: Chris Graham. 2B: . 3B: .
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:52 (:27 delay).


  • Tom said,

    It is good to see Jeremy Synan swinging the bat well. He’ll get his average up and he may not be long for single A ball. We always like to see the local boys do well.

  • Andy said,

    As always Tom, you are right on the money again.