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from Thursday night, at First National Bank Field, in downtown Greensboro….
Bowling Green Hot Rods 12, Greensboro Grasshoppers 3
Hot Rods' line:12-21-0 Hoppers' line: 3- 9-0
Hoppers’ hitters:Matt Gorski remained one of the hottest hitters around, with two more home runs on Thursday night, and with his two-homer night on Thursday, following his two-homer night from Wednesday, Gorski now has 14 HR’s and 33 RBI for the season…Jeff Mills has more on the Gorski hitting-surge in his game report below, but as Hoppers’ game writer Bill Hass used to say, “Gorski is not just red-hot, Gorski is white-hot…About has hot as you can get, as he hit home runs to both sides of the stadium on Thursday night…A shot to left, and a shot to right, and Gorski was having one heck of a night…He was again, our Steak n Shake Player of the Game, as Gorski did his damage from the DH role on Thursday…
Yoyner Fajardo also had a profitable evening, as the Hoppers’ second baseman went 3-4 at the plate, to be the top Hopper hitter overall…Fajardo also made a nice defensive play catching a pop-up ball in shallow right field while sitting on the ground, on the seat of his pants…Going back, and then going down, Fajardo made the catch, while falling down and then being seated on the ground…
Nobody else set the woods on fire Thursday evening, but Sammy Siani and Francisco Acuna did have back-to-back doubles that produced a much-needed Hopper run in the seventh inning….Siani doubled to right field, and then Acuna sent a ball toward the gap in left-center field, and Acuna’s double sent Siani home, as the two Hoppers traded places at second base, Siani with the run scored, and Acuna with the RBI….Jacob Gonzalez and Jackson Glenn produced the other two Hopper hits on the night, both with singles…
Greensboro’s Sean Sullivan took the loss, falling to (0-2), after going 3 2/3’s innings, giving up 7 runs on 10 hits, with 0 BB’s and 3 K’s, but Sullivan did allow three glaring home runs off the the hot bats of the BG Hot Rods…Logan Workman gave Bowling Green a solid start, but Workman only lasted 4 2/3’s innings, allowing one run, on four hits, with one walk and four strikeouts…Workman gave up the Gorski home run to left field, in the bottom of the fourth inning…Anthony Molina(3-0) got the win for Bowling Green, working working 2 1/3 innings, giving up 1 run, on three hits, with 0 BB’s and 2 K’s…Joe LaSorsa worked the final two innings of the game for the Hot Rods, and he gave up the Matt Gorski HR to right field, in the eighth inning…One run, on two hits, with 2 strikeouts for LaSorsa…
Bowling Green was rolling on Thursday night, at First National Bank Field, and even the White-Hot bat of Matt Gorski could not halt the Hot Rods…The Hot Rods, they were a rolling…
Time of Game-2:38
More from Jeff Mills, the Greensboro Grasshoppers writer at www.gsohoppers.com:
Matt Gorski hits two more HRs, but Hoppers lose
Gorski compiles back-to-back two-homer games and leads league in several offensive categories
GREENSBORO ? ?Matt Gorski? hit two home runs for the second night in a row, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Bowling Green Hot Rods pounded out 21 hits and beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 12-3 at First National Bank Field on Thursday night.
Ronny Simon went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs to lead the way for Bowling Green. Matt Dyer went 4-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored, and the Hot Rods hit four home runs in the game.
The Hoppers, meanwhile, got most of their offense from Gorski, who has back-to-back two-homer games.
Gorski hit a solo home run onto the hill beyond the fence in left-center field ? where a fan who brought his baseball glove made a great catch on the grass ? in the fourth inning after Bowling Green had taken a 7-0 lead.
Gorski added another solo shot on a line drive off the scoreboard in right field in the eighth inning.
The red-hot Gorski leads the South Atlantic league in home runs (14), RBIs (33), runs scored (30), slugging percentage (.704) and OPS (1.077). The 24-year-old center fielder went 2-for-4 to raise his batting average to .287. He has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, and he has been on base in 31 of 34 games played.
?Yoyner Fajardo? went 3-for-4 in the lead-off spot for Greensboro, and ?Sammy Siani? and Francisco Acuña hit back-to-back doubles in the seventh inning to account for the Hoppers other run.
Jacob Gonzalez, who had a six-game hitting streak snapped Wednesday, went 1-for-4 with a bad-hop single that skipped away from Bowling Green shortstop Osleivis Basabe. Gonzalez, the reigning South Atlantic League player of the week, has hit safely in seven of eight games since his promotion to Greensboro, going 16-for-31 (.516) with four home runs and eight RBIs.
Starting pitcher Sean Sullivan (0-2) took the loss, surrendering seven earned runs on 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.
The Hoppers (15-20) will host the Hot Rods (22-13) at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
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