“Oh what a difference one day can make”:Hoppers burn Suns 4-0 at NewBridge Bank Park(with Box Score)

Posted by Andy Durham on August 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm under Professional | Read the First Comment

Wednesday night at NBBP:Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Hagerstown Suns 0…WP:Scott Lyman(3-6)/LP:Taylor Jordan(3-3)….Hoppers-4-8-2(32-32)…Suns-0-4-1(38-25)HR:(GSO) Autin Barnes(12)…

The Hagerstown Suns defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers 8-0 at NewBridge Bank Park on Tuesday night and the Hoppers looked like anything but a playoff baseball team…….The Hoppers were playing like the playoffs were a million miles away and they were not a team that looked like they belonged in the South Atlantic League’s post-season….

“Oh what a difference one day can make”…..

The Hoppers got it going and they never lost the pace on Wednesday night, as the home team bounced back to best Hagerstown 4-0….Greensboro got seven innings from starting pitcher Scott Lyman and he was boosted by by Barnes, as in Austin Barnes, who hit his 12th home run of the season in the first inning to push the winning button and the Grasshoppers kept their finger on the that ‘winning button’ all night long….

Aaron Senne added a Triple to the Hoppers’ cause and Senne and Barnes both ended up going 2-4 at the plate, on the night….Barnes set the pace with 2 RBI and back to Lyman, he went 7 innings. and he gave up no runs on just three hits, with three walks and no strikeouts….Lyman got the Hagerstown Suns on just three pitches in the top of inning number six and he did almost the same thing in the top of the seventh, after getting into a bit of a jam with two Suns reaching base in the 5th….

Lyman goes seven and Junior Valentine started the game as the base umpire, but he finished the game behind the plate, after Drew Maher, the SAL ump who started the game behind the dish, got hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third and had to leave the contest for the night….Junior Valentine became a rare ‘one man umpiring crew’……

A bit of a rare night, as the Greensboro Grasshoppers come roaring back from the depths of defeat on Tuesday, to be in total control and win in a shutout on Wednesday….

“Oh what a difference one day can make”

Box Score on Wednesday’s game courtesy of the South Atlantic League:

Hagerstown Suns
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Billy Burns CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320
Khayyan Norfork 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
Cutter Dykstra 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .290
Adrian Nieto C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256
Brett Newsome 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .268
Caleb Ramsey DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295
a- Justin Miller PH-DH 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
J.R. Higley RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Bryce Ortega SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273
Angelberth Montilla LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163

a-Singled for Ramsey in the 5th.
BATTING
TB: Dykstra; Miller; Montilla; Burns.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Montilla; Norfork.
GIDP: Dykstra, Ramsey.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ortega (4, 2nd base by Lyman/Gimenez), Burns (9, 2nd base by Lyman/Gimenez).
PO: Ortega (1st base by Gimenez).

FIELDING
E: Newsome (9, fielding).
DP: (Dykstra-Ortega-Newsome).

Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Austin Nola SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .216
Austin Barnes 2B 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 .317
Brent Keys CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .337
Anthony Gomez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .100
John Schultz DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .311
Aaron Senne LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .279
Ryan Rieger 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .238
Wilfredo Gimenez C 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
James Wooster RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257

BATTING
3B: Senne (2, Jordan).
HR: Barnes (12, 1st inning off Jordan, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Rieger; Nola; Gimenez 2; Barnes 5; Senne 4.
RBI: Barnes 2 (64), Keys (48), Rieger (52).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gimenez; Schultz 2.
GIDP: Nola.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Senne (1, 2nd base off Hawkins/Nieto, Ad), Nola (5, 2nd base off Hawkins/Nieto, Ad).

FIELDING
E: Gomez (1, fielding), Nola (8, throw).
DP: 2 (Gomez-Barnes-Rieger, Rieger-Barnes-Lyman).
Pickoffs: Gimenez (Ortega at 1st base).

Hagerstown Suns
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Taylor Jordan (L, 3-3) 5.0 7 4 4 0 1 1 3.75
Ben Hawkins 2.0 1 0 0 3 2 0 3.61
Alex Kreis 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.00
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Scott Lyman (W, 3-6) 7.0 3 0 0 3 0 0 5.80
Kevin Cravey 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.03
Gregory Nappo 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.74

Groundouts-flyouts: Jordan 11-3, Hawkins 1-1, Kreis 2-0, Lyman 11-3, Cravey 2-2, Nappo 0-0.
Batters faced: Jordan 22, Hawkins 10, Kreis 3, Lyman 24, Cravey 5, Nappo 3.
Ejections: Hagerstown Suns designated hitter Caleb Ramsey ejected by 1B umpire Junior Valentine (2nd); Hagerstown Suns Manager Brian Daubach ejected by 1B umpire Junior Valentine (2nd)
Umpires: HP: Drew Maher. 1B: Junior Valentine.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 2:21.
Att: 4,469.


  • 77 Hornet said,

    We certainly enjoyed the game and want to thank Greensboro Sports for the tickets!!!