Hoppers Win, Hoppers Win, Hoppers Win…..Greensboro’s first professional baseball title in 29 years:Greensboro Grasshoppers South Atlantic League Champions!

Posted by Andy Durham on September 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm under Professional | 5 Comments to Read

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Greensboro Grasshoppers 7
Savannah Sand Gnats 3

Grasshoppers SAL Champs
Photo By Allision Moore

Final 
           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  R H E 
Greensboro 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0  7-16-2 
Savannah   0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0  3- 6-2 

WP: Kyle Winters (1-0, 4.09)
LP: Angel Cuan (0-1, 6.75)

*****Notes….Did the game start at 6pm? Tuned in the 7 o’clock hour and the score was already Hoppers up 7-2 and the game was in the 5th, heading toward the 6th inning, at around 8pm……Great job Kyle Winters…..There can’t be a better way to finish your time in Greensboro and the KWN(Kyle Winters Networkk), with Catherine, Erin, Mary and Loretta, plus many others, are very proud of you…..Big lead early up 7-2 and the game did not quite have the intrigue or exctitement of some of the earlier games, but that is OK and the win comes on without some of the earlier drama…..Ozuna had a MVP-type series and these kids will long be remembered in Greensboro and it would have been fun to see the guys take the crown at home, but the Title is headed back to Greensboro in 2011…..We’ll see you guys again in a few years in Marlins’ uniforms and stick together, these memories will last a lifetime for Andy, Willie, Kevin and the entire team…..Perio, Ozuna, Yelich, Canha, Realmuto, Fisher, Black, Galloway, Gimenez, Wooster, Dudley, Bonadonna and all the pitchers, that is quite a team……*****

Good job and you guys are CHAMPIONS!

Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Perio 2B 6 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .316
Ozuna RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 .353
Yelich LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Canha 1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .258
Realmuto C 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206
Gimenez DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Fisher 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .323
Black, Da SS 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227
Galloway CF 5 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 .300

BATTING
2B: Ozuna (2, Cuan), Yelich (2, Almonte, Y).
3B: Galloway (1, Cuan).
TB: Perio 4; Ozuna 3; Yelich 3; Canha 2; Realmuto; Gimenez; Fisher; Black, Da; Galloway 4.
RBI: Galloway (1), Perio (7), Ozuna 3 (10), Canha (8).
2-out RBI: Galloway; Perio; Ozuna 3; Canha.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Canha 5; Galloway; Realmuto 2.
SAC: Ozuna.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
E: Fisher (2, fielding), Black, Da (3, throw).
Outfield assists: Ozuna (Ceciliani at 2nd base).

Savannah Sand Gnats
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Ceciliani CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .394
Tovar SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .194
Fernandez RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .194
Bonfe 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333
Lawley 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
Rodriguez, A DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Forsythe C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Gamboa 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .111
Harris, A LF 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 .250

BATTING
2B: Harris, A (1, Winters).
3B: Harris, A (1, Winters).
TB: Ceciliani; Bonfe; Rodriguez, A; Gamboa; Harris, A 5.
RBI: Harris, A (6), Ceciliani (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tovar 3; Fernandez.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Tovar 2 (2, fielding, throw).

Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Winters (W, 1-0) 6.2 5 3 2 3 4 0 4.09
Ojala 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.25
Dayton 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.57
Savannah Sand Gnats
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cuan (L, 0-1) 3.2 8 5 3 1 2 0 3.86
Kolarek 1.1 4 2 2 0 1 0 3.38
Almonte, Y 1.2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Germen 2.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.38

WP: Cuan, Kolarek.
HBP: Forsythe (by Winters), Gimenez (by Cuan), Yelich (by Kolarek).
Groundouts-flyouts: Winters 5-7, Ojala 1-1, Dayton 1-0, Cuan 4-6, Kolarek 2-1, Almonte, Y 1-0, Germen 1-2.
Batters faced: Winters 28, Ojala 5, Dayton 5, Cuan 22, Kolarek 9, Almonte, Y 8, Germen 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Ojala 2-1, Kolarek 1-0, Germen 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Cascioppo. 1B: Jeremy Riggs. 2B: Shane Livensparger. 3B: Aaron Reynolds.
Weather: 71 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 1,210.


  • catherine said,

    HOPPERS WIN HOPPERS WIN HOPPERS WIN!!!! That is what I sent out the The Kyle Winters Listening Network. Andy, sorry you were not broadcasting tonight, would have been so much more exciting. Sorry too, that our wonderful faithful Hoppers fans were not able to hear you broadcasting tonight. But, hoping they all were listening. HOPPERS WIN HOPPERS WIN HOPPERS WIN when it really mattered—SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE CHAMPS–WAY TO GO HOPPERS!!!

  • Andy said,

    Bill Hass will have the full report at gsohoppers.com tomorrow or late tonight and we hope to have it up here on the site on Sunday…..

  • catherine said,

    I will be watching for his report on greensborosports.com. I will gladly be sending it out to everyone on the Kyle Winters Listening Network. Thanks for all the great reports this season.

  • Andy said,

    The Network(KWN/Kyle Winters Network) finishes strong and that’s the way you want to be remembered….

    Good job Don Moore to get that photo up here and thanks to Allison Moore for the photo……Time now for Allison to sing, “God Bless the Hoppers”, and he really did in 2011…….

  • Grasshoppers Fan said,

    Hoppers Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CHAMPIONS!