Hickman Hits Game-Winning Blast to Lead Off 12th Inning
GREENSBORO â€“ It took a couple of extra innings Monday, but it was all worth it when Tom Hickman hit the Hoppersâ€
Greensboro tied the game in the bottom of the ninth to push it to extra frames and used six solid combined innings of work from Jay Voss, A.J. Battisto and Steven Cishek to complete the comeback.
The Hoppers fell behind in the first when Lexington plated a single run, but Mike Stanton gave Greensboro its first lead with his league-leading 39th home run of the season. Stanton finished his 2008 campaign as the Hoppersâ€
Ozzie Martinez was the only Hopper to collect more than one hit in the contest, but the story of the game, aside from Hickmanâ€
Martinez, along with Matt Dominguez finished the season leading the Hoppersâ€
Lexington out-hit the Hoppers 14-7 and scored five of its six runs in innings five through seven before the trio of Greensboro pitchers slammed the door and provided the home team with an extra spark en route to the season-ending victory.
The season-high 10,103 fans brought Greensboroâ€
Postgame Quick Stats
Win â€“ Steven Cishek (3-5); Loss â€“ Chris Ladeuth (6-11); Save â€“ None
Time â€“ 3:36; Attendance â€“ 10,103
*****from Justin Stottlemyre Hoppers’ media assistant*****