Courtesy of Omega Sports, “Your Neighborhood Sports Store”, on Battleground Avenue, Greensboro…..
from Saturday night at Rome, Georgia:
Rome Braves 8, Greensboro Grasshoppers 5
Braves' line: 8-9-0 Hoppers' line:5-6-3
Hoppers’ hitters:Maikol Escotto 3-4/Triple/BB/2 Runs/2 RBI/SB…Henry Davis 1-4/2 RBI…Yoyner Fajardo 1-4/BB/2 Runs/2 SB…Abrahan Gutierrez 1-2/BB/RBI/SB…Hudson Head 0-2/BB/HBP/Run…
Time of Game-2:39
Greensboro loses third in a row at Rome
Maikol Escotto goes 3-for-4 with two RBIs, but Hoppers run strikeout total to 50 in last three games
from Jeff Mills, with GSOHoppers.com…..
ROME, Ga. ? Christian Robinson went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Rome’s pitching staff struck out 14 more batters as the Braves defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers 8-5 at AdventHealth Stadium on Saturday night.
It was the third straight loss for the Hoppers (7-13), who have struck out 50 times in the last three games.
Maikol Escotto?, a 19-year-old shortstop rated by MLB Pipeline as the No. 17 prospect in Pittsburgh’s farm system, went 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base to lead Greensboro.
Yoyner Fajardo went 1-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases, and No. 2 prospect Henry Davis drove in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly.
Hoppers starter Nick Garcia (2-1) took the loss, giving up seven runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Rome’s Drew Waters hit a two-run home run, and Vaughn Grissom went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Grissom, a shortstop rated by MLB Pipeline as the No. 7 prospect in Atlanta’s farm system, is the son for former big-league center fielder Marquis Grissom.