Just a big win tonight by the Greensboro Grasshoppers at NewBridge Bank Park:Steckenrider and Juengel with key roles

Posted by Andy Durham on April 12, 2013 at 11:46 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

What game at NewBridge Bank Park on Friday night….It was almost like Andrew/Drew Steckenrider got a win, a hold and save in the same night….Drew came in at the top of the sixth inning, just after starting Hoppers’ pitcher Brian Ellington had worked his way out of a bases-loaded jam to end the 5th inning and all Steckenrider did was strike out 8 men over his 4 innings of work…..That was some kind of performance and he only let one base runner reach and that was with a walk and then the Hoppers’ catcher Tony Caldwell proceeded to pick off that runner, on a steal attempt at second base….Steckenrider retired the first 11 men he faced and then he got that runner at second to end the top of the 9th…..Quite a show by Drew Steckenrider….

Matt Juengel as in Yingle, just like single, got the walk-off game-winning RBI on a line single to left, in the bottom of the 9th, to score Yordy Cabrera and Cabrera had led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a Triple to right and the Hoppers win a game that was real tight tonight…Quite a sight, to see Juengel doing it for the second straight night….Thursday night Juengel had two key RBI in the Hoppers’ 6-4 victory, over the Lakewood BlueClaws…..

The Hoppers take this one on Friday night and what a game it was, with the final of 2-1 and the Greensboro nine out in front…..The Hoppers had chances to score it and win it in the 8th inning, but catcher Tony Caldwell ended up stranded at third base….

One heck of a win though and one of the better pitching performances that you will see from any pitcher and tonight it was Drew Steckenrider’s night at NewBridge Bank Park….

Box Score below courtesy of the South Atlantic League:

Lakewood BlueClaws
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Carlos Tocci CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212
Brian Pointer LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125
William Carmona DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .226
Art Charles 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .129
Mitch Walding 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .344
Angelo Mora SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .147
Chace Numata C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286
Yan Olmo RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .190
Tyler Greene 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143
Totals 27 1 5 2 0 0 1 3 11 .221

BATTING
2B: Mora (1, Ellington), Olmo (1, Ellington).
TB: Mora 2; Walding 2; Olmo 2; Charles.
RBI: Numata (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Olmo; Numata.
SAC: Tocci.
GIDP: Carmona, W.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Mora (2, 2nd base by Steckenrider/Caldwell).

FIELDING
E: Charles (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Brady-Mora-Charles, Mora-Charles).
Pickoffs: Numata (Hernandez, Ye at 1st base).

Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Juancito Martinez CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .182
Anthony Gomez SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Yordy Cabrera 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .263
Viosergy Rosa 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219
Jesus Solorzano RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .324
Cody Keefer LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167
Matt Juengel DH 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .364
Tony Caldwell C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
Yeison Hernandez 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .421
Totals 29 2 6 0 1 0 1 3 7 .267

BATTING
3B: Cabrera (1, Cooper).
TB: Cabrera 3; Juengel 2; Martinez, J; Hernandez, Ye 2.
RBI: Juengel (3).
2-out RBI: Juengel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Caldwell; Cabrera; Gomez.
GIDP: Caldwell, Keefer.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Martinez, J (5, 2nd base off Brady/Numata).
PO: Hernandez, Ye (1st base by Numata).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Solorzano (Charles at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Hernandez, Ye-Rosa, Hernandez, Ye-Gomez-Rosa).

Lakewood BlueClaws
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kevin Brady 6.0 3 1 0 2 3 0 5.79
Andrew Aizenstadt 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6.75
Zach Cooper (L, 0-2) 0.2 2 1 1 1 2 0 4.50
Totals 8.2 6 2 1 3 7 0 4.24
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brian Ellington 5.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 5.00
Drew Steckenrider (W, 1-0) 4.0 0 0 0 1 8 0 2.25
Totals 9.0 5 1 1 3 11 0 4.01

HBP: Greene, T (by Ellington), Pointer (by Ellington), Rosa (by Aizenstadt), Caldwell (by Aizenstadt).
Groundouts-flyouts: Brady 8-4, Aizenstadt 2-1, Cooper 0-0, Ellington 7-0, Steckenrider 1-0.
Batters faced: Brady 21, Aizenstadt 8, Cooper 5, Ellington 21, Steckenrider 12.
Umpires: HP: Morgan Day. 1B: Travis Godec.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 17 mph, L to R.
T: 2:28.
Att: 5,680.


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