Greensboro Grasshoppers see a 360 degree change/turn as they down the Greenville Drive 5-1, at FNB Field, on Thursday night

Posted by Andy Durham on July 20, 2017 at 11:26 pm under Professional | 4 Comments to Read

Final from Thursday night at First National Bank Field:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Greenville Drive 1
The Hoppers led most of the game 5-0, before giving a run late(8th Inning) and lost the shutout, but won the game, after trailing 8-0 almost all night, back on Wednesday, vs. Greenville…
A 360 degree turn on Thursday night, as Hoppers starting pitcher Ethan Clark struck out 10 Greenville batters, over 5 1/3 innings….The Hoppers pitching staff with Clark(10), Kyle Keller(5) and Chad Smith(2) struck out 17 Greenville hitters over the course of the game…Brian Miller with a two-run HR for the Hoppers….James Nelson, went 2-4, with 2 Doubles for the Hoppers….
WP:Ethan Clark(2-1)/LP:Bryan Mata(3-2)
Hpppers’ Line-5-9-3/Drive’ Line-1-4-0
Hoppers’ record(50-43/13-12)/Drive’ record(54-41/13-13)

Final:Box Score courtesy of South Atlantic League……

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

W: Clark (2-1, 3.00) ; L: Mata (3-2, 2.91)
HR: GBO: Miller (1) .

Greenville Drive

Player	        Pos	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG*
Lorenzo Cedrola	CF	4	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	.286
Santi spinal	SS	3	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	0	.244
Tyler Hill	LF	3	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	1	.281
Roldani Baldwin	C	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.300
Bobby Dalbec	3B	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	4	.246
Tucker Tubbs	1B	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	2	.252
Mitch Gunsolus	DH	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	.240
Grang Studdard	RF	4	0	2	0	0	0	0	0	2	.318
Steven Reveles	2B	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	2	.165
Totals	               33	1	4	0	0	0	1	3	17	.252

BATTING
TB: Tubbs; Studdard 2; Espinal, Sa.
RBI: Hill (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baldwin; Dalbec 3; Reveles.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Player	        Pos	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG
Brian Miller	CF	4	2	2	0	0	1	3	0	0	.270
Corey Bird	RF	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	.300
James Nelson	DH	4	1	2	2	0	0	1	0	2	.315
Trenton Hill	1B	4	0	1	0	0	0	1	0	1	.143
J.C. Millan	2B	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	2	.125
B De La Rosa	C	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	.167
Rony Cabrera	3B	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	1	.174
Luis Pintor	SS	3	2	1	0	0	0	0	1	1	.211
Aaron Knapp	LF	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.240
Totals	               33	5	9	2	0	1	5	2	10	.246

BATTING
2B: Nelson 2 (23, Mata, Requena, H).
HR: Miller (1, 5th inning off Requena, H, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Pintor; Millan; Bird; Cabrera, R; Nelson 4; Hill; Miller 5.
RBI: Miller 3 (9); Nelson (45); Hill (1).
2-out RBI: Nelson; Hill.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill 2; De La Rosa, B.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Miller (5, 2nd base off Mata/Baldwin).

FIELDING
E: Knapp (3, fielding); Pintor 2 (12, throw, throw).

Greenville Drive

Player	                IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA*
Bryan Mata (L, 3-2)	3.0	3	2	2	1	2	0	2.91
Hildemaro Requena	3.0	4	3	3	1	5	1	3.28
Hunter Smith	        2.0	2	0	0	0	3	0	3.24
Totals	                8.0	9	5	5	2	10	1	3.55

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Player	                IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
Ethan Clark (W, 2-1)	5.1	2	0	0	3	10	0	3.00
Kyle Keller	        2.2	1	1	0	0	5	0	3.22
Chad Smith	        1.0	1	0	0	0	2	0	1.47
Totals	                9.0	4	1	0	3	17	0	3.80

Game Scores: Mata 46; Clark 72.
WP: Requena, H; Smith, H; Keller.
Pitches-strikes: Mata 63-38; Requena, H 47-35; Smith, H 24-18; Clark 84-54; Keller 43-33; Smith 19-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mata 6-1; Requena, H 4-0; Smith, H 1-2; Clark 3-2; Keller 3-1; Smith 0-0.
Batters faced: Mata 13; Requena, H 14; Smith, H 8; Clark 21; Keller 11; Smith 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Keller 2-0.
Umpires: HP: John Benken. 1B: Reed Basner.
Weather: 92 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
First pitch: 7:01 PM.
T: 2:41.
Att: 6,358.
Venue: First National Bank Field.


  • Roch said,

    I think you mean 180

  • Andy Durham said,

    Maybe so, but I thought the 360 was the full turn and the 180 the half turn…In basketball when the guy went up for the dunk and he did the full turn-around and then dunked they called it the 360..

    But you may be right….When you start using these descriptive terms, you just never know…

    Thanks for the input….

  • Roch said,

    It’s not ambiguous. When you do a 360, you end up right back where you started. When you do a 180, you go in the complete opposite direction. You meant 180.

  • Andy Durham said,

    Not bad, you learn something new every day and now after the Friday night game, they will have to do a 180 again, as they head toward Saturday night….

    Thanks, you got us thinking and that is for sure a good thing….