Greensboro Grasshoppers win First Half Northern Division Title

Posted by Andy Durham on June 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Hoppers wrap up the First Half Title tonight at NewBridge Bank Park, as young right-hander Jose Fernandez helps lead them to the crown….

Greensboro Grasshoppers 5
Charleston, S.C. RiverDogs 4

WP:Jose Fernandez(7-0)
SV:Greg Nappo
LP:Brett Gerritse(1-2)
HR’s:(GSO) James Wooster)7)…Ryan McIntyre(4)….Wilfredo Gimenez(1)
(DOGS) Gary Sanchez(12)

*****Fernandez gave up four runs, on eight hits, with one walk and 11 big strikeouts…..Terrence Dayleg scored the game-winning run and Ryan McIntyre has the game-winning RBI….Dayleg handled a ground ball at short and made the toss to second baseman Austin Barnes for the last out of the game and then Hoppers then were able to celebrated the victory at home, after having to celebrate on the road last year at Kannapolis and at Savannah….*****

Hoppers tonight:5-11-1
RiverDogs tonight:4-10-4

Hoppers improve to (44-24) and RiverDogs fall to 39-27…..One game left in the first half, Sunday afternoon at home at 4pm, verus the RiverDogs with Josh Hodges on the hill for ‘Dogs…..

Box Score courtesy of the South Atlantic League:

Charleston RiverDogs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Mason Williams CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .295
Cito Culver SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .219
Tyler Austin RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .329
Gary Sanchez C 4 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 .310
Angelo Gumbs 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .275
Casey Stevenson 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .324
1- Ali Castillo PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .347
Reymond Nunez 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .280
Francisco Arcia DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .337
Kelvin De Leon LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259

1-Ran for Stevenson in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Austin (20, Fernandez, J).
HR: Sanchez, G (12, 4th inning off Fernandez, J, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Austin 2; Nunez, R 2; De Leon, K; Sanchez, G 6; Gumbs; Stevenson 2.
RBI: Sanchez, G 2 (51), Stevenson (9).
2-out RBI: Sanchez, G 2; Stevenson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nunez, R; Williams, M; De Leon, K.
GIDP: De Leon, K.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Stevenson (1, 2nd base by Fernandez, J/Gimenez).

FIELDING
E: Gumbs (8, fielding), Culver 2 (15, fielding, fielding), Stevenson (6, fielding).
DP: (Culver-Gumbs-Nunez, R).
Pickoffs: Sanchez, G (Smith, M at 2nd base).

Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Ryan Goetz LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .263
Austin Barnes 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Brent Keys CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .358
Josh Adams 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
Matt Smith 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .295
James Wooster DH 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .281
Terrence Dayleg SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220
Wilfredo Gimenez C 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 .266
Ryan McIntyre RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 .329

BATTING
HR: Wooster (7, 4th inning off Rodriguez, W, 0 on, 0 out), Gimenez (1, 4th inning off Rodriguez, W, 0 on, 1 out), McIntyre (4, 4th inning off Rodriguez, W, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Smith, M; Gimenez 6; Wooster 5; Adams; McIntyre 5; Keys 2.
RBI: McIntyre 3 (24), Wooster (29), Gimenez (10).
2-out RBI: McIntyre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Goetz; Smith, M; Wooster.
SAC: Barnes.
GIDP: Adams.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Keys (15, 2nd base off Rodriguez, W/Sanchez, G).
CS: McIntyre (4, 2nd base by Gerritse/Sanchez, G).
PO: Smith, M (2nd base by Sanchez, G).

FIELDING
E: Fernandez, J (2, pickoff).
DP: (Dayleg-Barnes-Smith, M).

Charleston RiverDogs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wilton Rodriguez 5.0 7 4 3 1 2 3 6.23
Brett Gerritse (L, 1-2) 2.0 3 1 0 0 2 0 4.21
John Brebbia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.74
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jose Fernandez (W, 7-0) 8.0 8 4 4 1 11 1 1.59
Gregory Nappo (S, 2) 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.08

Balk: Fernandez, J.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rodriguez, W 8-3, Gerritse 2-1, Brebbia 0-3, Fernandez, J 7-3, Nappo 1-0.
Batters faced: Rodriguez, W 24, Gerritse 9, Brebbia 4, Fernandez, J 31, Nappo 5.
Umpires: HP: JJ January. 1B: Roberto Moreno.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:24.
Att: 7,631.


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