Courtesy of Omega Sports, “Your Neighborhood Sports Store”, on Battleground Avenue, Greensboro…..
Final from Tuesday night, at First National Bank Field:
Aberdeen IronBirds 8, Greensboro Grasshoppers 6
Iron Birds' line:8- 8-0 Hoppers' line: 6-10-2
Hopper hitters:Matt Gorski 3-4/HR/3 RBI/2 Runs…Henry Davis 2-3/2 Runs…Endy Rodriguez 2-5/1 Run…Sammy Siani 2-5/RBI…Hudson Head 1-2/Double/Run/RBI
Time of Game-2:39
Hoppers led the game early 3-0 on Gorski’s three-run HR, and then led Aberdeen 4-1, and 5-4, before falling 8-6…..
from Jeff Mills, at www.gsohoppers.com
Late rally sinks Greensboro in series opener vs. Aberdeen
Matt Gorski goes 3-for-4 with a towering home run to lead the Hoppers
GREENSBORO ? The minor leagues have been around for about 120 years, and in all that time no one has figured out a way to play defense against a walk.
Three of the nine Aberdeen hitters who drew walks Tuesday night ended up scoring ? including the tying and go-ahead runs in the decisive seventh inning ? as the IronBirds rallied for an 8-6 comeback win over the host Greensboro Grasshoppers at First National Bank Field.
Donta Williams and Colton Cowser drew back-to-back walks off losing pitcher ?Wandi Montout? (0-1) and both raced home on Coby Mayo’s two-run single to start a four-run rally in the seventh inning as Aberdeen took the lead for good.
Mayo finished 2-for-5 with the two RBIs, and Cesar Prieto doubled and drove in three runs for the first-place IronBirds (7-3).
?Matt Gorski? led Greensboro’s offense, going 3-for-4 with a towering three-run home run, two runs scored and his fourth stolen base of the season.
Gorski gave Greensboro a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Endy Rodriguez worked the count full and singled with two outs, and ?Henry Davis? was hit by a pitch. Gorski followed with a 380-foot home run high over the wall in right-center field, a blast with an exit velocity clocked at 102 mph.
Rodriguez, Davis and ?Sammy Siani? all had two hits apiece for the Hoppers, and ?Hudson Head? had an RBI double and a stolen base.