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Final from First National Bank Field on Tuesday night:
Wilmington Blue Rocks 5, Greensboro Grasshoppers 0
Blue Rocks' line:5-6-0 Hoppers' line: 0-8-0
Among the Hoppers hitters, Maikol Escotto, slapped hard hit ball off of the wall in left centerfield, and he was in great shape with a sure Triple, but as the ball rolled back toward the infield, he rounded third, and headed toward home, trying to stretch that Triple, into an Inside-the-Park Home Run, but Escotto was thrown out with room to spare at home plate…
Greensboro’s starting pitcher, Sean Sullivan struck out 7 of the first 8 batters he faced in the game, and Sullivan took down the first four Wilmington batters, by way of the K and Sullivan finished his five innings of work, with 11 total strikeouts…Sullivan gave up two HR’s, a solo line shot to left field by the Blue Rocks’ Jose Sanchez, and a two-run home run from the Rocks, Jordy Barley…Sanchez, #8 man, and Barley, #9 man in the Rocks’ batting order, and the two home runs off of Sullivan, led to him taking the loss…Sean Sullivan, a tough-luck loser, on Tuesday night….
More Hoppers’ hitters:Fabricio Macias 2-4…Yoyner Fajardo, Endy Rodriguez, Jacob Gonzalez, and Dariel Lopez, all 1-4 for the Hoppers….Jack Herman was 1-3…Fajardo also drew a BB, and the Hoppers only walked one time in this ballgame…The Hoppers best chance to score came on that Triple by Escotto…He was thrown out at the plate, but his out was followed up by a single from Fajardo…
We mentioned the Wilmington home runs from Sanchez and Barley, while Omar Meregildo also homered for the Blue Rocks, and he hit a solo HR, in the top of the ninth inning, that really sealed the deal for the Rocks…
Wilmington had five pitchers combine to earn the shutout victory, with the win going to Carlos Romeo, and the Rocks starter, Jake Irving went four innings, giving up 0 Runs, on five hits, with 0 BB’s and 3 K’s…Maybe the most impressive of the five Rock pitchers was Zach Brzykcy, from Hickory, N.C. Brzykcy pitched the ninth inning for Wilmington, and struck out the side, to leave the Hoppers helpless at the end of the night….Wilmington’s relief pitcher Curtis Taylor was born in Mexico, and he has worked in four different organizations in his professional baseball career…Taylor has been with Arizona, Tampa Bay, Toronto, and now with Washington…Taylor is currently working his way back up the baseball ladder….
Time of Game-2:14
++++++++++These same two teams(Grasshoppers vs. Blue Rocks) will meet again on Wednesday at 12 Noon, at First National Bank Field++++++++++…