RE/MAX Revolution Report:Greensboro Grasshoppers led by Head and Cheng make the scoreboard ring with Hoppers 6, Dash 4, on Thursday in Winston-Salem

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Grasshoppers Defeated the Dash 6-4

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Greensboro Grasshoppers defeated the Winston-Salem Dash, 6-4 on Thursday, May 4. The Grasshoppers moved to 15-9 on the season while the Dash fell to 16-6. Greensboro outhit Winston-Salem 8-6 as both teams had one error.

Leading at the plate for the Grasshoppers was Hudson Head going 2-4 with one RBI and one run scored. Tsung-Che Cheng recorded a double for Greensboro with one run scored.

Starting on the mound for the Hoppers was right-handed pitcher Braxton Ashcraft as he tallied one strikeout and gave up three hits, one earned run, and two free bases, on three innings of work. Dante Mendoza took the win for the Grasshoppers for his first of the season as Jack Carey recorded his second save.

Jared Kelley took the loss for the Dash and moved to 0-1 on the season.

The Grasshoppers are back in action in Winston-Salem tomorrow Friday, May 5, at 7:00 pm. For all information on Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball visit or follow us on social media @gsohoppers.

Game Notes from
Final Score:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 6, Winston-Salem Dash 4
WP:Dante Mendoza(1-0)/LP:Jared Kelly(0-1)/SV:Jack Carey(2)

Dash-   4-6-1

Greensboro Grasshoppers(15-9)
Winston-Salem Dash(16-6)

Time of Game-2:38
Game Time Temp-70 degrees at 7:01pm
(The Grasshoppers used six pitchers, and Cy Nielson got scuffed up the most, allowing 3 runs on 0 hits, with 1 BB/0 K’s…Nielson responsible for three of the Dash four runs, and all three runs, were earned runs, off of Nielson…Nielson hit back-to-back Dash batters, in the bottom of the ninth inning…Jack Carey came on to relieve Nielson, and Carey was able to capture the Save…Carey entered the game with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, and he gave up a Double to Wilfred Veras, and two Dash scored, but DJ Gladney was thrown out at the plate for Out 1, then the Dash’ Wes Kath grounded out for Out 2, and then Jack Carey got Winston-Salem’s Shawn Goosenberg on a strikeout swinging, to end the ballgame…

Two catcher’s interference calls go against Hoppers’ backstop/catcher Eli Wilson in the game…

Triple in the game for Tsung-Che Cheng, while Luke Brown was 1-2/BB/Run/2 RBI…Jackson Glenn recorded his 16th RBI of the season…Glenn goes 1-2/2 BB’s/Run/RBI. The Hoppers drew 7 walks, and only struck out six times in the ballgame.)

Dash Come Up Short Against Greensboro, 6-4
Winston-Salem’s five game win streak snapped

The Winston-Salem Dash had its five-game winning streak come to an end Thursday night, as the Dash fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 6-4, at Truist Stadium.

The Grasshoppers (15-9) jumped out to a three-run lead in the top of the third and picking up three runs on three hits.

In the bottom half of the third, Winston-Salem (16-6) got a run back on a solo home run by Michael Turner making it a 3-1 game.

Greensboro added to its lead in the top of the sixth plating another three runs, but Winston-Salem did not go down without a fight.

For the second time this series, the Dash tried to come all the way back in the bottom of the ninth. Winston-Salem loaded the bases with DJ Gladney at the plate. The first baseman reached on a catcher’s interference making it 6-2, and next batter Wilfred Veras laced a double into left center bringing home two runs, cutting it to a 6-4 game. Grasshoppers pitcher Jack Carey rebounded retiring the next two securing the win for Greensboro, 6-4.

Dash pitcher Jared Kelley, making only his second start after returning from injury, was tagged with the loss. The Dash bullpen battled, highlighted by 2.2 innings of no-hit baseball from Ernesto Jaquez.

The Grasshoppers used six pitchers on the evening with Mitchell Miller picking up the win.

Even with the loss, Winston-Salem still is off to its best start since rebranding as the Dash in 2009 with the 16-6 ledger through 22 games.

Winston-Salem and Greensboro will meet again at 7 p.m. on Friday at Truist Stadium.