Greensboro Grasshoppers SAL All-Star Game Festivities/Hoppers get Fog-Shortened Win on Thursday night at Lakewood/Hoppers win on Friday at home, 10-3 over West Virginia Power

All-Star Game presented by Pizza Hut

GREENSBORO, NC – As the Greensboro Grasshoppers prepare to host the 2018 South Atlantic League All-Star Game presented by Pizza Hut on Tuesday, June 19, the team has announced the complete list of festivities available to baseball fans across the region. Gates open for the All-Star Game at 4:00 p.m., and tickets include admission to a pre-game autograph session with both teams, home run derby, the game featuring your favorite SAL All-Star player and post game fireworks!

Great seats are still available for only $14.00 – tickets can be purchased by calling 336.268.2255 or buying online at

The game will be preceded by the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame Luncheon on June 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring Greensboro native and Olympic Gold Medal-winning speed-skater Joey Cheek as the featured speaker. The luncheon – which also features the SAL Hall of Fame inductions of Ken Free, Jim Melvin, and Donald Moore – will be held at The Terrace at Greensboro Coliseum. Limited tickets remain for the luncheon and can be purchased for only $30.00 by contacting Mary DeFriest at 336-268-2879 or by email at

Festivities on June 19 for the All-Star Game presented by Pizza Hut include:

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. South Atlantic League Hall of Fame Luncheon/The Terrace at Greensboro Coliseum

4:00 p.m. Gates open at First National Bank Field

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Autograph Session with Northern and Southern Division All-Stars

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Home Run Derby

7:05 p.m. South Atlantic League All-Star Game presented by Pizza Hut

Post game Fireworks presented by Cone Health

**********The Grasshoppers will host two more home stands leading up to the league’s All-Star Break beginning June 1-3 and June 8-14, and tickets are available online at**********

++++++++++Thursday night May 31 at Lakewood, New Jersey:
LAKEWOOD, N.J.- Ryan Lillie tossed his second straight complete-game shutout as Greensboro snuck past Lakewood, 2-0, in seven innings in a fog-shortened affair on Thursday at FirstEnergy Park. Play halted in the middle of the seventh inning when the fog thickened.

Zach Sullivan drove in the game’s only runs in the top of the fifth inning when the Hoppers outfielder belted a 2-run home run (2) to left field, scoring Cameron Baranek.

Lakewood manager Marty Malloy was ejected in the middle of the seventh, arguing the game should have continued.++++++++++

*****Friday night at First National Bank Field:*****
Greensboro Grasshoppers 10, West Virginia Power 3
WP:Dustin Beggs(2-0)/LP:Even Piechota(2-2)
Hoppers with 5 HR’s going with Micah Brown(5) with 2, Marcos Rivera(5) with 2 and Cameron Baranek(3) with 1….
Brown with 4 RBI, Baranek with 3 RBI, and Rivera with 2 RBI…