Hoppers Suffer From Six-Error Setback…

Hickman Knocks One Out on Eugene Street

GREENSBORO – Jay Voss gave up eight runs in his three innings on the mound Thursday as Kannapolis built an early lead and cruised to a 10-5 victory over Greensboro.

The home team out-hit the visiting Intimidators, but stranded 11 runners on base and committed a season-high, six errors; as a result, the Hoppers fell to 1-2 in their current six-game homestand and 5-3 in the second half.

Each of Greensboro’s top five batters in the lineup collected multiple hits in the contest as Mike Stanton and Matt Dominguez each turned in 3-for-4 performances; Hunter Mense, Ryan Curry and Bryan Petersen all had two hits.

Petersen’s two-hit night extended his current home hitting streak to a league-leading, 17 games.

Along with their six errors, the Hoppers struggled on the mound by giving up 14 hits, including nine from Voss in his three innings of action. Voss was tagged with the loss and dropped to 2-4 on the year.

Tom Hickman attempted to spark Greensboro late with a two-run home run in the seventh inning, but the Hoppers were only able to pull within four before the inning ended.

Greensboro and Kannapolis return to action Friday in a 7:00 p.m. contest where RHP Stu Alexander (6-6, 4.24) will take the mound against RHP Charlie Shirek (2-4, 3.50).

Postgame Quick Stats
Win – Jason Rice (5-5); Loss – Jay Voss (2-4); Save – None
Time – 2:59; Attendance – 7,435
*****from Justin Stottlemyre Hoppers’ media assistant*****
+++++We had a question at the site earlier today asking, “What time will the fireworks start tonight?”
The answer is, as soon as the game is over and they usually spend 10 minutes having Miss Babe Ruth entertain the crowd while the fireworks guys get their explosives ready. The best guess on the time would be somewhere between 9:30 and 10pm…..Give or take a few minutes……Again the fireworks should hit sometime between 9:30 and 10…..+++++

Any other time travelers want to take a shot at this one?