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Tourists Take a 5-3 Win Over the Grasshoppers
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Asheville Tourists take a 5-3 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Wednesday, May 17. The Tourists moved to 14-19 on the season while the Grasshoppers fell to 20-15. Asheville outhit Greensboro 10-9 while both teams had two mishaps.
Leading at the dish for the Grasshoppers was Jackson Glenn going 2-5 with a double and an RBI while swinging .300. Following close behind was Maikol Escotto going 2-4 with a double, and two runs scored. Eli Wilson also tallied two hits while Tsung-Che Cheng, Hudson Head, and Brenden Dixon each recorded one.
Starting on the mound for Greensboro was righthanded pitcher Po-Yu Chen as he tallied a season-high eight strikeouts and gave up six hits and two earned runs in six innings of work. Eddy Yean took the loss (1-2) and a blown save (1) for the Grasshoppers.
Joey Mancini took the win for the Tourists and moved to 1-1 on the season.
The Grasshoppers continue their away series tomorrow, Thursday, May 18 in Ashville, N.C. For all information on Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball visit www.gsohoppers.com or follow us on social media @gsohoppers.
Price Walks Tourists Off with Three-Run Homer
Asheville Tops Greensboro with Walk-Off Home Run for the Second Straight Game
ASHEVILLE- It was Déjà vu at McCormick Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Asheville Tourists entered the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Greensboro Grasshoppers by one run. The Tourists put the first two men aboard and then, bam, a walk-off Home Run. Yesterday, in the same scenario, it was Jacob Melton who clubbed a walk-off three-run Homer. Today, the hero was Collin Price.
Asheville won the contest 5-3 but it was a one-run game for pretty much the entire contest. The Tourists took a 1-0 lead on a Tommy Sacco Jr. RBI single in the second inning. The Grasshoppers tied the game in the fifth but the Tourists jumped back in front on Ryan Clifford’s RBI double in the sixth.
Greensboro managed to knot the score up 2-2 with a seventh inning run and then took the lead on a two-out RBI double in the top of the ninth. Tim Borden II singled to lead off the home half of the ninth and Sacco Jr. worked a walk before Price pulled the game-winning three-run Home Run over the left field wall. Miguel Palma finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored.
Miguel Ullola pitched his best outing of the year. Ullola worked a season-high 4.1 innings and did not surrender an earned run. Walker Brockhouse finished out the fifth inning and Joey Mancini spun the final four innings. Mancini earned the win in his first appearance with the Tourists.
Asheville has won three straight games, which matches their longest win streak of the year. The Tourists will attempt to go for a fourth consecutive win on Thursday night at 6:35pm ET.