Hoppers win Fifth in a Row/Patriots top Randolph County

The Greensboro Grasshoppers made it five wins in a row on Tuesday night with their 5-4 come from behind victory over the Lexington, Kentucky Legends.

Roger Clemens kid, Koby Clemens drove in three runs for Lexington but it wasn’t enough as the Hoppers’ Spike McDougall brought home Chris Hatcher with a sacrifice fly to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Grasshoppers the win.

The Hoppers have a 12:30 meeting with Lexington today at First Horizon Park and they will be going for their sixth straight victory.

The Guilford Patriots avenged last week’s loss to Randolph County Post 45 taking the Legion team down in Asheboro by an 11-1 count on Tuesday evening. Justin Smith’s Palomino Patriots are now 11-2 overall. The winning pitcher was Esterline Paulino out of Southwest Guilford and Jody Calloway from East Forsyth and N.C. A&T came in to close things out on the mound as Calloway struck out four of the six batters he faced.

Nick Rodgers went 5-5 with four doubles Tuesday and the Patriots will be back in action on Thursday night. The Patriots pitching staff only allowed two hits by Post 45 batters on Tuesday and Smith says his staff is coming together and they will face a very tough Shockers squad later in the week. The Shockers are made up of players from Grimsley and Southeast Guilford and the Patriots barely beat the Shockers 7-6 in their only other meeting this season.

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