Four Hopper Homers(Triolo Grand Slam) and Strong Pitching(Ford/Selby) Propel Greensboro Grasshoppers past Winston-Dash on Tuesday night at First National Bank Field(Some kind of Defense from Frazier)

from Tuesday night at First National Bank Field, in Downtown Greensboro:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 8, Winston-Salem Dash 0
WP:Grant Ford(6-1)
LP:Kaleb Roper(0-3)
SV:Colin Selby(2)


Hoppers' line:8-7-1
Dash' line:   0-4-0

Hoppers’ hitters:Matt Frazier 1-4/Run…Nick Gonzales 1-4/Run…Jared Triolo 1-4/HR/Grand Slam/4 RBI….Liover Peguero 1-4…Aaron Shackleford 0-3/HBP/Run…Matt Gorski 1-3/HR/2 RBI…LoLo Sanchez 1-3/HR…Grant Koch 1-2/BB/HR/2 Runs…
Triolo HR #9, Gorski HR #11, Sanchez HR #11, Koch HR #7…
Triolo goes to 50 RBI on the season, with his Grand Slam HR…Gorski now with 39 RBI…Sanchez with 27 RBI…Koch with 25 RBI…
(All of the Hoppers’ scoring came on the home runs….Four runs on the Grand Slam by Triolo(4), two runs(2) on the two-run homer from Gorski, and one run(2) each on the HR’s, by Koch and Sanchez….

The Hoppers starting pitcher Grant Ford was like a mule, really like a work horse out there on the mound, on Tuesday night…Ford was hot early, just like the game-time temps of 89 degrees, and once Ford got rolling, there was no slowing him down, there was no stopping him/Ford, because he was on a mission….And he delivered….Ford worked six solid innings, giving up No Runs, on three hits, with NO walks, and nine big strikeouts….Ford would be a strong Player of the Game candidate, along with the home run hitting crew of Triolo, Gorski, Koch, and Sanchez….

Colin Selby served as the Hoppers’ finisher/closer on the mound on Tuesday evening…Selby worked three tough innings, allowing No runs, on No Hits, with No walks, and four big strikeouts, from Selby…

A three-hit shutout from the Hoppers’ pitching staff of Ford and Selby, on Tuesday night, and they struck out 13 WS Dash batters, and gave up NO walks whatsoever…

The Hoppers Matt Frazier made two, count them two, great plays on defense in center field…Frazier went up and made one defensive catch, where he appeared to go and pull the ball back into the ballpark, to prevent a home run, and he took a run off of the board, on that play…Frazier made another fine grab/catch when he hauled in a fly ball going toward right center field, and Frazier made the catch and held on while banging into the Lab Corp sign there in the outfield…Frazier was lucky/fortunate to hang on to the ball on that play, and on the other play in center field, Frazier went up and pulled the ball back into the park….

Time of Game/TOG-2:27

The Greensboro Grasshoppers now lead the season-season series with the Winston-Salem Dash, 7-6….Same two teams go at it again on Wednesday night at 6:30pm…RHP Santiago Florez ready to go for the Hoppers and Davis Martin is set to be there for the Dash…You can listen to game and follow the play-by-play action on Wednesday, when you CLICK HERE…Follow the Hoppers all season long, at….