Greensboro Grasshoppers see lead shrink to just a game and a-half with just two left in the first half as Hoppers fall and Suns shine at WVA

The Greensboro Grasshoppers lead, with just two games to play in the South Atlantic League’s Northern Division, is down to just a game and a-half over the Hagerstown Suns….Jose Fernandez(6-0) will go for the Hopppers on Saturday night versus the Charleston RiverDogs….Got to get the young man some runs….Hoppers(44-24)/Hagerstown(42-24)….

Charleston, S.C. RiverDogs 5
Greensboro Grasshoppers 2

Hagerstown Suns 5
West Virginia Power 2 (10 Innings)

Box Score from the Grasshopper Friday night game with Charleston, S.C……

Charleston RiverDogs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Mason Williams CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
Cito Culver SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .223
Dante Bichette, Jr. 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .261
Gary Sanchez C 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 .302
Angelo Gumbs DH 5 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 .275
Reymond Nunez 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .276
Kelvin De Leon RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .259
Cody Grice LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Ali Castillo 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .347

BATTING
2B: Nunez, R (11, Omahen).
HR: Sanchez, G (11, 5th inning off Conley, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Nunez, R 3; De Leon, K 2; Sanchez, G 5; Gumbs 4; Culver; Williams, M 2.
RBI: Bichette (23), Gumbs (33), Sanchez, G (49), Nunez, R 2 (31).
2-out RBI: Gumbs; Sanchez, G; Nunez, R 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: De Leon, K; Williams, M; Culver 2.
SAC: Castillo, Al.
GIDP: Nunez, R.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Williams, M (17, 2nd base off Shafer/Gimenez).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Grice (Smith, R at 2nd base).

Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Ryan McIntyre RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325
Austin Barnes 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Brent Keys CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .356
Josh Adams 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282
Matt Smith 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .297
James Wooster LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .277
Terrence Dayleg SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .224
Wilfredo Gimenez C 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 .253
Rand Smith DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235

BATTING
2B: Barnes (16, Guerra, P).
3B: Gimenez (2, Mahoney).
TB: Smith, R 2; Wooster; McIntyre 2; Smith, M; Gimenez 3; Barnes 3.
RBI: Gimenez (9), Keys (31).
2-out RBI: Gimenez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Smith, M; Keys; Smith, R 3.
SAC: Dayleg.
SF: Keys.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Keys (Nunez, R at 3rd base).
DP: (Dayleg-Barnes-Smith, M).

Charleston RiverDogs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Evan Rutckyj (W, 3-2) 5.0 5 0 0 2 4 0 4.50
Daniel Mahoney (H, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.18
Pedro Guerra 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.37
Joel De La Cruz (S, 2) 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.52
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Adam Conley (L, 7-3) 5.0 8 3 3 2 4 1 2.78
John Omahen 2.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 3.55
Chris Shafer 2.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0.00

WP: Guerra, P.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rutckyj 4-6, Mahoney 1-1, Guerra, P 0-2, De La Cruz, Jo 3-0, Conley 7-3, Omahen 4-0, Shafer 0-1.
Batters faced: Rutckyj 22, Mahoney 5, Guerra, P 4, De La Cruz, Jo 6, Conley 24, Omahen 9, Shafer 8.
Umpires: HP: Roberto Moreno. 1B: JJ January.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 1 mph, R to L.
T: 2:48.
Att: 7,823.