Best showing of the season:Greensboro Grasshoppers top Asheville Tourists 7-1 behind stellar effort from Michael King, on Sunday afternoon, at FNB Field

Posted by Andy Durham on July 2, 2017 at 10:14 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Final from Sunday afternoon at First National Bank Field:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 7, Asheville Tourists 1
WP:Michael King(7-4)/LP:Matt Dennis(4-1)
GSO Hopppers(42/37/5-6)
ASHE Tourists(35-44/6-5)
Hoppers’ Line:7-13-0
Tourists’ Line:1=4=0
HR’s(GSO) Justin Twine(3)….Corey Bird(1)…..Bird homered in the 1st and Twine in the 8th…
(ASHE) Ben Johnson(1)
WP Michael King worked sic Innings, giving up no runs on two hits with 0 BB’s/5 K’s….In six innings of work, King faced just 18 Asheville batters….Best effort of the season/year, by a Grasshoppers’ pitcher at First National Bank Field…..Kudos to King, for his work on Sunday afternoon….

           1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9			R	H	E
Asheville  0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1			1	4	0
Greensboro 1	0	0	2	0	0	3	1	X			7	13	0

WP: King (7-4, 3.20) ; LP: Dennis (4-1, 2.91)
HR: ASH: Johnson (1) . GBO: Bird (1) , Twine (3)

Asheville Tourists

Player	        Pos	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG*
Manuel Melendez	CF	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	1	.269
Carlos Herrera	2B	3	0	2	1	0	0	0	0	0	.185
Willie Abreu	RF	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.258
Bobby Wernes	3B	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.275
Jac Bosiokovic	1B	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	.233
Max George	DH	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	.248
Taylor Snyder	SS	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.204
Brian Serven	C	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	.183
Ben Johnson	LF	3	1	1	0	0	1	1	0	0	.184
Totals	               28	1	4	1	0	1	1	0	6	.258

BATTING
2B: Herrera, C (5, Del Pozo, M).
HR: Johnson (1, 9th inning off Smith, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Herrera, C 3; Johnson 4; Melendez, M.
RBI: Johnson (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wernes.
SAC: Herrera, C.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Melendez, M (7, 3rd base by King/Rindfleisch); Herrera, C (4, 2nd base by King/Rindfleisch).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Melendez, M (Lusignan at home).
Pickoffs: Oakley (Nelson at 2nd base).

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Player	        Pos	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG
Corey Bird	CF	5	2	2	0	0	1	1	0	2	.295
Riley Mahan	2B	5	1	1	1	0	0	1	0	0	.259
James Nelson	DH	4	1	2	1	0	0	1	0	1	.320
Colby Lusignan	1B	4	0	2	1	0	0	1	0	1	.244
Dalton Wheat	RF	4	1	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	.232
Jar Rindfleisch	C	4	1	1	0	0	0	0	0	1	.222
Justin Twine	3B	2	1	1	0	0	1	2	1	0	.178
Luis Pintor	SS	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	.206
Aaron Knapp	LF	3	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	1	.236
Totals	               34	7	13	3	0	2	6	3	6	.246

BATTING
2B: Nelson (18, Oakley); Mahan (1, Gesell); Lusignan (17, Gesell).
HR: Bird (1, 1st inning off Dennis, 0 on, 0 out); Twine (3, 8th inning off Ascher, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bird 5; Rindfleisch; Nelson 3; Wheat 3; Twine 4; Lusignan 3; Knapp; Mahan 2.
RBI: Bird (25); Twine 2 (26); Mahan (4); Nelson (37); Lusignan (46).
2-out RBI: Mahan; Nelson; Lusignan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bird 2; Twine; Mahan.
SF: Twine.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lusignan (2, 2nd base off Oakley/Serven); Bird (17, 2nd base off Gesell/Serven).
PO: Nelson (2nd base by Oakley).

Asheville Tourists

Player	                IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA*
Matt Dennis (L, 4-1)	3.0	2	1	1	2	3	1	2.91
Kenny Oakley	        3.0	4	2	2	0	2	0	4.74
Jared Gesell	        1.0	5	3	3	0	1	0	8.10
Steve Ascher	        1.0	2	1	1	1	0	1	16.20
Totals	                8.0	13	7	7	3	6	2	3.83

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Player	                IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
Michael King (W, 7-4)	6.0	2	0	0	0	5	0	3.20
Miguel Del Pozo (H, 1)	1.0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0.00
Marcus Crescentini	1.0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0.90
Chad Smith	        1.0	1	1	1	0	0	1	1.96
Totals	                9.0	4	1	1	0	6	1	3.92

Game Scores: Dennis 44; King 77.
WP: Oakley; Gesell 2.
HBP: Snyder (by Crescentini).
Pitches-strikes: Dennis 50-33; Oakley 35-23; Gesell 27-17; Ascher 24-13; King 54-40; Del Pozo, M 12-6; Crescentini 16-11; Smith 5-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dennis 2-2; Oakley 1-4; Gesell 1-0; Ascher 1-0; King 5-4; Del Pozo, M 2-1; Crescentini 0-2; Smith 2-1.
Batters faced: Dennis 13; Oakley 12; Gesell 7; Ascher 6; King 18; Del Pozo, M 4; Crescentini 4; Smith 4.
Umpires: HP: John Budka. 1B: Dillon Wilson.
Weather: 89 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
First pitch: 4:02 PM.
T: 2:19.
Att: 4,073.
Venue: First National Bank Field.
July 2, 2017


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