from Will Cornelius(NWG/Guilford College) Hoppers’ media
HOPPERS SLUG THEIR WAY TO 13-4 WIN OVER KANNAPOLIS
GREENSBORO, NC â€“ The hits just kept coming in the Grasshoppersâ€
The hit parade began in the opening frame when the Grasshoppers lead things off with three consecutive hits. Isaac Galloway and Paul Gran reached on singles before Jake Smolinski brought them both home on a double to deep centerfield.
The next inning unfolded in a similar fashion, seeing the Hoppersâ€
Three more runs in the fifth followed by one run in each the sixth and seventh innings helped the Hoppers past the Intimidators by scoring in all but two innings. Eight hitters in the home lineup registered multiple hits, tabbing 17 combined hits for the contest.
The Grasshoppers hitting frenzy took care of most of the run production on the day, as every Hopperâ€
Timely hitting thanks to a lineup that went 9-14 with runners in scoring position helped starter Johnny Dorn (7-5) settle in and carve up a Kannapolis team that had previously enjoyed a three game winning streak.
Dorn tossed a career-best eight innings to hold down the Intimidators, surrendering just four runs on 10 hits. His team-high seventh win ended a streak of four consecutive losses, and marked his first home victory in over a month.
Lefty reliever Andrew Loomis closed the contest out for Dorn, striking out the side in the Intimidators final at-bat to conclude the front end of the Hoppersâ€
First pitch of tonightâ€
Media Relations, Intern
Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball