RE/MAX Revolution Report:Greensboro Grasshoppers hang on to top Greenville Drive on Friday night at FNB Field

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Final from Friday night, at First National Bank Field, in downtown Greensboro:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Greenville Drive 1
WP:Jack Carey(1-0)/LP:0-2)/Hold:Michell Milliano(1)/SV:Cy Nielson(3)

Greensboro Grasshoppers-2-2-0
Greenville Drive-       1-6-1

Steak n Shake Players of the Game:
Luke Brown with a Triple and a run scored…
Jackson Glenn with a Double and 2 RBI…
Cy Nielson…Nielson got his second save of the week, and his third of the season, as he struck out Nathan Hickey to close out the eighth inning, and then Cy struck out Eddison Paulino, in the top of the ninth inning, to end the game..Two runners were stranded on base by the Drive, there in the top of the ninth…Nielson overall gave up one run, on one hit, he walked one batter, he struck out three batters and he hit one batter…It has been an exciting week for Nielson…

Greenville’s starting pitcher Angel Bastardo was outstanding also…Bastardo worked 6 complete innings, and that is working full innings, in early April, plus he gave up two runs on just two hits, with two walks and 11 BIG strikeouts..

The Hoppers winning pitcher Jack Carey worked just one inning, he allowed 0 runs, on one hit, with 0 BB’s/0 K’s…Nothing fancy about Carey’s outing, he was just in the right place, at the right time of the game…

Greensboro’s Michell Milliano struck out four Greenville Drive batters, and he has now struck out 17 batters on the season….Braxton Ashcraft got the start for the Hoppers, he is here in Greensboro on a rehab run, and Ashcraft just finished up his stint in Bradenton, Florida at the Class A level, earlier this week..Jack Carey got the Win, Milliano the Hold, and Nielson the Save…Pretty much a pitcher’s battle on this night….Bastardo was a tough-luck loser for the Greenville Drive, and the real duel was between the Drive’s Bastardo, and the Hoppers four men…

Hoppers’ catcher Eli Wilson was injured in the Friday night game, when he got popped in the head either by the baseball, on a pitch from Milliano, or he injured his head while going to get that loose baseball…Either way, Wilson had to leave the game, and he was taken back to the training room, where he received attention…Hoping all is going to be OK for Eli Wilson, he is a big part of what the Greensboro Grasshoppers team is doing this season…As he was leaving the field and headed back to the training room, he had a towel on the side of his head, and often times, that is not a good sign…

Game Details:
Time of Game/TOG-2:09
Game Time Temp-78 degrees at 6:34pm

Up Next:Greenville Drive(4-8) at the Greensboro Grasshoppers(10-3) on Saturday evening, with gametime set for 6:30pm, at First National Bank Field…
CLICK HERE to Listen Live to the Hoppers and Drive game on Saturday night…You can follow the Hoppers’ broadcasts all season long, at…You’ll find Listen Live under Team and Stats at the top of home page…

South Atlantic League Baseball Standings
South Atlantic League North
Greensboro Grasshoppers (10-3)
Hudson Valley (8-5)…Two Games Back
Wilmington (7-6)…Three Games Back
Aberdeen (5-8)…Five Games Back
Jersey Shore (5-8)…Five Games Back
Brooklyn (4-9)…Six Games Back

South Atlantic League South
Winston-Salem (8-3)
Hickory (7-4)…One Game Back
Bowling Green (6-5)..Two Games Back
Rome (5-7)…Three and a-half Games Back
Asheville (4-7)…Four Games Back
Greenville (4-8)…Four and a-half Games Back

Saturday April 22 Schedule for the South Atlantic League

2:00 PM ET

Hudson Valley
5:00 PM ET

6:05 PM ET

6:30 PM ET
(1 – 0)
(0 – 0)

Bowling Green
7:00 PM ET

Jersey Shore
7:05 PM ET

Game Notes for Saturday night’s Hoppers-Drive game:
Down on the Farm, our look at the overall Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system, brought to you by Dale Moser, and Farm Bureau Insurance in High Point…In the Class A Florida State League, the Bradenton Marauders have now won 7 straight games, after last night’s 10-0 blowout victory over the Daytona Tortugas…The Baby Buccos are now at (9-4) for the season…Six Double Plays turned in by the Bradenton defense last evening…

The Double A Eastern League Altoona Curve added a win on Friday night, as they took care of the Bowie Baysox, 8-1…Former Greensboro Grasshopper Cameron Junker got the win, his first…Former Hopper Sean Sullivan got the start for Altoona, plus more former Hoppers, Olivia Garcia, Tanjah Thomas, and Tyler Samaniego all pitched for Altoona..Former Greensboro Grasshopper Liover Peguero was 2-3 with 3 runs scored, while Hopper from the past, Jacob Gonzalez went 2-4/Run/2 RBI…Altoona now sits at (6-7) for the season…

From the International League, the Triple A Indianapolis Indians came up on the short end of the stick/bat on Friday night, falling 8-4, to the Memphis Redbirds, in Memphis…Indianapolis now at (7-12), and former Hopper Quinn Priester(1-2) took the loss for Indians…Former Hopper Nick Gonzalez was 1-4/Run, while Aaron Shackelford went 1-3, as we follow the former Hoppers…Due on the mound today for the Indians, is former Hopper pitcher, Osvaldo Bido(1-0)…

System Says:
Pittsburgh Pirates(14-7) with Five Straight Wins…..