Hoppers win on Sunday with a Walk-off Walk:Bill on Baseball now available

Posted by Andy Durham on April 9, 2012 at 11:39 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Be sure to CLICK ON and read Bill Hass on Baseball from Greensboro Grasshoppers.com and Bill is the man that first coined that phrase, Walk-off walk…..Check him out at www.gsohoppers.com each day….

Check out the Greensborosports.com edition of the Sunday game as you read below…..

The Greensboro Grasshoppers made a strong comeback or two on Sunday, as they defeated the Lexington, Kentucky Legends and won their season-opening series, at NewBridge Bank Park….

The Hoppers won the game 9-8 and they took the series from Lexington, three-games-to-one…The Hoppers trailed early on Sunday, 3-0, after a three-run home run by Lexington’s Zach Johnson in the top of the first inning, but the Hoppers bounced back with six runs in the second, to take a 6-3 lead over Lexington….The Legends came back to make it 6-5 and the Lexington tied the game at 7-7 in the 7th and they moved in front
of the Hoppers 8-7, in 8th….

Then the Hoppers staged their comeback, with first off, one run to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th, at 8 a-piece and then the Hoppers loaded the bases and Tony Caldwell drew a bases-loaed walk to bring in Ryan Goetz and the Greensboro Grasshoppers won the game and moved to (3-1) on the young season…..Lexington committed 6 errors on Sunday, but the walks did in the Legends in the end and we got a chance to see a Walk-off walk on Sunday in the win….Josh Adams had a big single to right field to drive in the tying run in the 9th and then Tony Caldwell worked pitcher Jason Chowning, for the game-winning walk…..Two hits each for Adams, Brent Keys and Ryan McIntyre on Sunday and Terrence Dayleg led the way going 3-5 with 2 RBI….

See the game box score below from the South Atlantic League:

Lexington 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0  8 11 6 
Greensboro 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2  9 11 1

WP: Cravey (1-0, 3.00)
LP: Zuloaga (0-1, 4.50)

Lexington Legends
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Delino DeShields, Jr. 2B 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .357
Jordan Scott LF 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .615
Zachary Johnson 1B 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 .273
Matt Duffy 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200
Mike Kvasnicka DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Emilio King RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Justin Gominsky CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Alex Todd SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Miles Hamblin C 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .333

BATTING
HR: Johnson, Z (1, 1st inning off Lowell, 2 on, 0 out), Hamblin (1, 8th inning off Cravey, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Scott 3; Hamblin 4; Johnson, Z 5; DeShields 3; Duffy 2.
RBI: Johnson, Z 3 (3), DeShields (3), Scott (4), Duffy 2 (2), Hamblin (1).
2-out RBI: Hamblin.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, Z; King.
Team RISP: 5-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: DeShields (2, 3rd base off Lowell/Caldwell), Scott 3 (3, 2nd base off Lowell/Caldwell, 2nd base off Omahen/Caldwell, 2nd base off Cravey/Caldwell), Duffy (1, 2nd base off Omahen/Caldwell).

FIELDING
E: Duffy (1, fielding), DeShields 2 (2, throw, fielding), Gominsky (1, throw), Gouvea (1, pickoff), Zuloaga (1, fielding).
DP: (DeShields-Todd-Johnson, Z).

Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Brent Keys CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .538
Austin Barnes 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .417
Terrence Dayleg 1B 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 .412
Rand Smith LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154
a- Ryan Goetz PH-LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
James Wooster RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .231
Josh Adams 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .500
Ryan McIntyre DH 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .429
Tony Caldwell C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 .571
Alfredo Lopez SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200

a-Struck out for Smith, R in the 1st.
BATTING
2B: Adams (1, Dufek), Dayleg (2, Gouvea).
TB: McIntyre 2; Adams 3; Keys 2; Caldwell; Dayleg 4; Barnes.
RBI: McIntyre (4), Caldwell 2 (2), Barnes (2), Dayleg 2 (4), Adams (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wooster 2; Barnes 2.
SAC: Goetz.
GIDP: Lopez, A.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: McIntyre (1, 2nd base off Dufek/Hamblin).

FIELDING
E: Omahen (1, throw).
PB: Caldwell (1).
Outfield assists: Keys 2 (Scott at 2nd base, Scott at 3rd base).
DP: (Keys-Adams).

Lexington Legends
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jonas Dufek 4.0 6 6 4 4 2 0 9.00
Murilo Gouvea 3.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.60
Scott Zuloaga (H, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 1 2 1 1 0 0 4.50
Jason Chowning (BS, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Charlie Lowell 4.0 6 5 5 4 3 1 11.25
John Omahen 3.0 3 2 2 0 3 0 6.00
Kevin Cravey (W, 1-0) 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 3.00

Zuloaga pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

WP: Lowell, Omahen.
Pitches-strikes: Dufek 40-24, Gouvea 15-15, Zuloaga 9-5, Chowning 8-4, Lowell 43-24, Omahen 20-18, Cravey 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dufek 9-1, Gouvea 3-3, Zuloaga 3-1, Chowning 0-0, Lowell 2-4, Omahen 2-2, Cravey 1-2.
Batters faced: Dufek 24, Gouvea 11, Zuloaga 6, Chowning 3, Lowell 21, Omahen 12, Cravey 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Chowning 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Dan Merzel. 1B: Andy Draper.
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 3,749.


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