Greensboro Grasshoppers down 9-0 going to the 9th tonight at NBBP and rally, but still fall 9-6

Posted by Andy Durham on July 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Tuesday night at NewBridge Bank Park, the Greensboro Grasshoppers were trailing 9-0 as they headed to the bottom of the 9th inning, where they rallied to break up the shutout and then closed the lead to just 9-6 with two outs, with two men on base and the tying run coming to the plate…A ground ball to short ended the game, but it was quite a show of no-quit character by the Hoppers, as they were going out empty and then they came up with those six big runs and one of the highlights was a three-run homer to right field by CF Brent Keys….All of the six runs came with two outs on the board and at the very end of the game and big goose-egg shutout staring the Hoppers in the face….

From NBBP:
West Virginia Power 9
Greensboro Grasshoppers 6

WP:Nick Kingham(3-7)
LP:Austin Brice(7-4)
HR:(GSO) Brent Keys(5)

WVA-9-9-0
GSO-6-11-2

Hoppers now (14-18)
Power sit at (17-15)

Box Score courtesy of the South Atlantic League:

West Virginia Power
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Alen Hanson SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318
Francisco Aponte SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Taylor Lewis LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Gregory Polanco CF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .327
Jose Osuna 1B 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 .276
Dan Gamache 2B 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 .270
Willy Garcia DH 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .255
Junior Sosa RF 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .273
Elias Diaz C 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 .201
Ashley Ponce 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .227

BATTING
3B: Gamache (4, Oliver).
HR: Osuna (11, 7th inning off Brice, 0 on, 0 out), Ponce, A (1, 7th inning off Oliver, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Aponte, F; Osuna 6; Ponce, A 4; Gamache 4; Diaz 2.
RBI: Diaz 2 (19), Osuna (52), Ponce, A 3 (13), Gamache 2 (34), Sosa (19).
2-out RBI: Diaz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Osuna; Gamache 2.
SAC: Sosa.
GIDP: Garcia, W.
Team RISP: 5-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Polanco, G (39, 2nd base off Brice/Gimenez), Sosa (18, 2nd base off Brice/Gimenez).
CS: Polanco, G (11, 2nd base by Brice/Gimenez).

FIELDING
DP: (Aponte, F-Gamache-Osuna).

Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Brent Keys CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 .354
Austin Barnes 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .306
John Schultz LF 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .342
Matt Smith 1B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .289
Austin Nola SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .315
Josh Adams 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
James Wooster RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .266
Ryan Rieger DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .246
Wilfredo Gimenez C 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .256

BATTING
2B: Gimenez (7, Kingham), Wooster (19, Montero, Jo), Schultz (6, Lopez, P).
HR: Keys (5, 9th inning off Montero, Jo, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Rieger; Wooster 2; Keys 4; Schultz 2; Nola 3; Smith, M 2; Gimenez 3.
RBI: Wooster (39), Rieger (46), Keys 3 (39).
2-out RBI: Wooster; Rieger; Keys 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Keys; Adams; Smith, M 3; Rieger.
SAC: Barnes.
GIDP: Nola.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Nola (4, 2nd base off Jefferson/Diaz).

FIELDING
E: Barnes (12, fielding), Gimenez (7, throw).
Outfield assists: Keys (Osuna at 2nd base).
DP: (Nola-Barnes-Smith, M).

West Virginia Power
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nicholas Kingham (W, 3-7) 6.0 4 0 0 1 5 0 5.26
Mike Jefferson 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.16
Joan Montero 1.2 5 6 6 1 2 1 12.64
Porfirio Lopez 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6.59
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Austin Brice (L, 7-4) 6.0 4 4 3 4 2 1 4.13
Daniel Oliver 2.0 3 5 5 2 2 1 5.22
John Omahen 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4.64

Brice pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

WP: Brice.
Balk: Montero, Jo, Oliver.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kingham 9-1, Jefferson 1-0, Montero, Jo 1-2, Lopez, P 1-0, Brice 8-4, Oliver 3-1, Omahen 1-2.
Batters faced: Kingham 22, Jefferson 4, Montero, Jo 11, Lopez, P 3, Brice 24, Oliver 11, Omahen 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Oliver 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Dane Ratajski. 1B: Derek Eaton.
Weather: 80 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, L to R.
T: 2:42.
Att: 3,125.


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