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Greensboro Grasshoppers fall to the Asheville Tourists, 9-7
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Greensboro Grasshoppers fell to the Asheville Tourists, 9-7 on Saturday, May 20. The Tourists improved to 17-19 on the season while the Grasshoppers fell to 20-18. Asheville outhit Greensboro 12-8 with one Tourists error on the Grasshoppers’ two.
Leading at the plate for the Grasshoppers was Jackson Glenn going 3-4 with one home run, three RBI, two runs scored, and one free base. Jase Bowen also tallied a home run while Tsung-Che Cheng recorded a double.
Starting on the mound for Greensboro was Valentin Linarez who tallied six strikeouts and gave up three hits, three runs (two earned), and two free bases on 2.2 innings of work. Linarez took the loss for the Grasshoppers and fell to 0-3 on the season.
Brayan De Paula took the win for the Tourists and moved to 1-3 on the season.
The Grasshoppers finish their away series tomorrow, Sunday, May 21, in Ashville, N.C. For all information on Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball visit www.gsohoppers.com or follow us on social media @gsohoppers.
Game Notes:The Greensboro Grasshoppers lost Friday, 9-7, to the Asheville Tourists, and on Saturday, the more things change, the more they stay the same…Saturday score, 9-7 Tourists, just like on Friday, 9-7 Tourists…The Hoppers lost by two runs on Saturday, 9-7, and the Grasshoppers committed two errors in the game…Hoppers’ skipper/manager Robby Hammock was ejected in the fourth inning, by HP umpire Christian Argueza…Saturday night attendance:2,580…Saturday Time of Game-2:50…Sunday afternoon game time will be 1:05pm, at McCormick Field in Asheville, N.C.
Borden II and Palma Homer in Two-Run Victory
Dezenzo Continues to Rake with Three More Hits
ASHEVILLE- The winning streak has hit six games. The Asheville Tourists defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers 9-7, the same score as yesterday’s win, in front of the McCormick Field faithful on Saturday night. The Tourists will go for a series sweep on Sunday.
Asheville scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the second on a Greensboro fielding error. The Grasshoppers plated two runs in the top of the third but their lead did not last long. Tim Borden II crushed a two-out, three-run Home Run over the left field wall to give the Tourists a 4-2 lead in the third.
The home team added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Miguel Palma launched an opposite field two-run blast and Borden II drove in another run with a double down the third base line. The two teams exchanged runs in the fifth and sixth. Asheville’s came on a Ryan Clifford Sacrifice Fly.
Greensboro cut the Tourists advantage to one run with a four-spot in the top of the seventh. Borden II helped extend the lead when he scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh. That cushion was enough to secure the win; the Grasshoppers were held without a hit in the final two frames.
Brayan De Paula earned the win despite surrendering four runs in four innings. De Paula kept the lead throughout and struck out the side in the ninth. Ryan Gusto and Max Roberts combined to pitch the first five innings.
Zach Dezenzo recorded another three-hit game. Dezenzo finished 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. He has a Tourists season-high nine game hitting streak and has reached base safely in his last 19 games.