Greensboro Grasshoppers pick up a nice Opening Night shutout win over Lexington Legends behind Adam Conley(two-hitter/7K’s) and HR’s from Keys and Adams

Posted by Andy Durham on April 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

The Greensboro Grasshoppers got a very solid pitching performance from starter Adam Conley, who threw a two-hitter and struck out 7 Lexington, Kentucky batters and walked just one man, in five innings of Opening Night work at NewBridge Bank Park, on Friday night…..Conley as very tough and on a cool night, he was heating up and even though he had a long layoff between the third and fourth innings, Conley kept it coming all night, while he was in the game on the hill…..The Washington State-grad goes to (1-0) on the young season and he got much-needed support at the plate from Brent Keys, who went 3-5 with a leadoff Home Run in the bottom of the first inning….The Hoppers sent 11 men to the plate in the bottom of the third and scored 5 runs to give Conley the cushion he needed…

Josh Adams provided an add-on run in the bottom of the 7th inning with a leadoff HR, that gave the Hoppers more than enough run support to carry them into the night….Adams also made what could have been the defensive play of the night, on a ground ball to third that he handled heading toward the line and then he threw across his body and the infield, to the get the Legend runner at first on smooth one-hopper release that Aaron Senne had no trouble hauling in at first base…..

Great start by the Hoppers and Keys led the way at the plate going 3-5 and Willy Gimenez was 3-4, as the Hoppers pounded out 14 hits to account for the 7 runs…..Solid night around the park with the win and the Hoppers will now send Josh Hodges and Jose Fernandez out to work the doubleheader, set to begin at 5pm, with two 7-inning games on Saturday afternoon…..

Box Score from the South Atlanta League:

Lexington Legends
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Delino DeShields, Jr. 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Jordan Scott LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Zachary Johnson 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Matt Duffy 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Emilio King RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Mike Kvasnicka DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Drew Muren CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Roberto Pena C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
James Howick SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000

BATTING
TB: Scott; Pena; Johnson, Z; Duffy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, Z; Muren.
GIDP: Howick.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Howick (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Johnson, Z, Johnson, Z-Howick-Johnson, Z).

Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Brent Keys CF 5 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 .600
Austin Barnes 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500
Terrence Dayleg SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .400
Rand Smith LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Aaron Senne 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Josh Adams 3B 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .667
James Wooster RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Wilfredo Gimenez C 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 .750
Ryan McIntyre DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
HR: Keys (1, 1st inning off Foltynewicz, 0 on, 0 out), Adams (1, 7th inning off Gouvea, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Smith, R; Wooster; Adams 5; Keys 6; Gimenez 3; Dayleg 2; Barnes 2.
RBI: Keys 2 (2), Dayleg (1), Gimenez 2 (2), Adams (1).
2-out RBI: Gimenez 2; Keys.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Adams; Wooster; Barnes 2; Keys.
GIDP: Senne.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Dayleg (1, throw).
DP: (Adams-Barnes-Senne).

Lexington Legends
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Michael Foltynewicz (L, 0-1) 2.2 8 6 2 1 4 1 6.75
Evan Grills 3.1 3 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Murilo Gouvea 2.0 3 1 1 0 3 1 4.50
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Adam Conley (W, 1-0) 5.0 2 0 0 1 7 0 0.00
Gregory Nappo (H, 1) 3.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Kevin Cravey 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

WP: Grills.
HBP: Scott (by Nappo), McIntyre (by Grills).
Pitches-strikes: Foltynewicz 30-25, Grills 26-16, Gouvea 16-16, Conley 35-31, Nappo 17-12, Cravey 4-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Foltynewicz 2-0, Grills 2-5, Gouvea 0-3, Conley 7-1, Nappo 6-2, Cravey 3-0.
Batters faced: Foltynewicz 17, Grills 15, Gouvea 9, Conley 18, Nappo 12, Cravey 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Grills 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Andy Draper. 1B: Dan Merzel.
Weather: 66 degrees, clear.
Wind: 2 mph, Varies.
T: 2:28.
Att: 5,492.


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