Greensboro Grasshoppers see a 360 degree change/turn as they down the Greenville Drive 5-1, at FNB Field, on Thursday night

Final from Thursday night at First National Bank Field:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Greenville Drive 1
The Hoppers led most of the game 5-0, before giving a run late(8th Inning) and lost the shutout, but won the game, after trailing 8-0 almost all night, back on Wednesday, vs. Greenville…
A 360 degree turn on Thursday night, as Hoppers starting pitcher Ethan Clark struck out 10 Greenville batters, over 5 1/3 innings….The Hoppers pitching staff with Clark(10), Kyle Keller(5) and Chad Smith(2) struck out 17 Greenville hitters over the course of the game…Brian Miller with a two-run HR for the Hoppers….James Nelson, went 2-4, with 2 Doubles for the Hoppers….
WP:Ethan Clark(2-1)/LP:Bryan Mata(3-2)
Hpppers’ Line-5-9-3/Drive’ Line-1-4-0
Hoppers’ record(50-43/13-12)/Drive’ record(54-41/13-13)

Final:Box Score courtesy of South Atlantic League……

           1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9			R	H	E
Greenville 0	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0			1	4	0
Greensboro 0	0	2	0	3	0	0	0	X			5	9	3

W: Clark (2-1, 3.00) ; L: Mata (3-2, 2.91)
HR: GBO: Miller (1) .

Greenville Drive

Player	        Pos	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG*
Lorenzo Cedrola	CF	4	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	.286
Santi spinal	SS	3	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	0	.244
Tyler Hill	LF	3	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	1	.281
Roldani Baldwin	C	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.300
Bobby Dalbec	3B	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	4	.246
Tucker Tubbs	1B	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	2	.252
Mitch Gunsolus	DH	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	3	.240
Grang Studdard	RF	4	0	2	0	0	0	0	0	2	.318
Steven Reveles	2B	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	2	.165
Totals	               33	1	4	0	0	0	1	3	17	.252

BATTING
TB: Tubbs; Studdard 2; Espinal, Sa.
RBI: Hill (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baldwin; Dalbec 3; Reveles.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Player	        Pos	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG
Brian Miller	CF	4	2	2	0	0	1	3	0	0	.270
Corey Bird	RF	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	.300
James Nelson	DH	4	1	2	2	0	0	1	0	2	.315
Trenton Hill	1B	4	0	1	0	0	0	1	0	1	.143
J.C. Millan	2B	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	2	.125
B De La Rosa	C	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	1	.167
Rony Cabrera	3B	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	1	.174
Luis Pintor	SS	3	2	1	0	0	0	0	1	1	.211
Aaron Knapp	LF	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.240
Totals	               33	5	9	2	0	1	5	2	10	.246

BATTING
2B: Nelson 2 (23, Mata, Requena, H).
HR: Miller (1, 5th inning off Requena, H, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Pintor; Millan; Bird; Cabrera, R; Nelson 4; Hill; Miller 5.
RBI: Miller 3 (9); Nelson (45); Hill (1).
2-out RBI: Nelson; Hill.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill 2; De La Rosa, B.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Miller (5, 2nd base off Mata/Baldwin).

FIELDING
E: Knapp (3, fielding); Pintor 2 (12, throw, throw).

Greenville Drive

Player	                IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA*
Bryan Mata (L, 3-2)	3.0	3	2	2	1	2	0	2.91
Hildemaro Requena	3.0	4	3	3	1	5	1	3.28
Hunter Smith	        2.0	2	0	0	0	3	0	3.24
Totals	                8.0	9	5	5	2	10	1	3.55

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Player	                IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
Ethan Clark (W, 2-1)	5.1	2	0	0	3	10	0	3.00
Kyle Keller	        2.2	1	1	0	0	5	0	3.22
Chad Smith	        1.0	1	0	0	0	2	0	1.47
Totals	                9.0	4	1	0	3	17	0	3.80

Game Scores: Mata 46; Clark 72.
WP: Requena, H; Smith, H; Keller.
Pitches-strikes: Mata 63-38; Requena, H 47-35; Smith, H 24-18; Clark 84-54; Keller 43-33; Smith 19-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mata 6-1; Requena, H 4-0; Smith, H 1-2; Clark 3-2; Keller 3-1; Smith 0-0.
Batters faced: Mata 13; Requena, H 14; Smith, H 8; Clark 21; Keller 11; Smith 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Keller 2-0.
Umpires: HP: John Benken. 1B: Reed Basner.
Weather: 92 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
First pitch: 7:01 PM.
T: 2:41.
Att: 6,358.
Venue: First National Bank Field.

4 comments

  1. Maybe so, but I thought the 360 was the full turn and the 180 the half turn…In basketball when the guy went up for the dunk and he did the full turn-around and then dunked they called it the 360..

    But you may be right….When you start using these descriptive terms, you just never know…

    Thanks for the input….

  2. It’s not ambiguous. When you do a 360, you end up right back where you started. When you do a 180, you go in the complete opposite direction. You meant 180.

  3. Not bad, you learn something new every day and now after the Friday night game, they will have to do a 180 again, as they head toward Saturday night….

    Thanks, you got us thinking and that is for sure a good thing….

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