Man, it was HOT(89 degrees) out there on Sunday afternoon at First National Bank Field, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers were red hot too, and here is your Sunday final….Greensboro Grasshoppers 9, Greenville Drive 5
Hoppers take the Six-Game Series/home stand with Greenville, Hoppers 5 games, Drive 1….
Sunday WP:J.C. Flowers(2-0)
Hoppers' line:9-11-2 Drive' line: 5- 9-1
Hoppers’ hitters:Matt Frazier 1-5/Double…Nick Gonzales 1-4/BB/HR/2 RBI…Liover Peguero 1-5…Aaron Shackleford 1-4/Run…Fabricio Macias 1-3/BB/HR…Chase Murray 3-4/2 Runs/3 SB…Will Matthiessen 0-4/Run…Francisco Acuna 2-3/BB/Double/2 Runs/2 RBI…Dylan Shockley 1-4/RBI…We’ll have to give it up to Chase Murray and Francisco Accuna as the Offensive Players of the Game…Murray going 3-4/3 Stolen Bases, and 2 Runs scored…Acuna 2-3, with his Double, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI….
On the defensive end you have to give it to the Hoppers overall pitching staff again, as the pitching staff allowed No Walks to Greenville on Sunday….Starter J.C. Flowers walked none and struck out two Greenville Drive batters, over his five innings of work…Middle reliever Grant Ford walked None, and struck out three batters over his two innings on the hill…Closer Austin Roberts came in and had one of his better outings of the season…Roberts walked None, and he struck out FIVE Greenville batters over his two innings of relief work…Five strikeouts on Sunday for Roberts…He has to be placed up there, for the Defensive Player of the Game for his efforts on Sunday…..Two Innings for Roberts with No runs, on just one hit, No walks, and those Five big K’s, including two strikeouts to close out/end the game from Roberts….
Hopper homers on Sunday from Nick Gonzales(#4) and from Fabricio Macias(#6)…Three homers from the Drive, with Tyreque Reed(#9), Tyler Dearden(#8), and Nick Sogard(#6)….
Time of Game/TOG-3:07
The Greensboro Grasshoppers have an OFF day on Monday…Back in action on Tuesday, on the road, at the Bowling Green Hot Rods…..