RE/MAX Revolution Report:Greensboro Grasshoppers fall in 10 Innings to the WS Dash, 4-3 final/Thomas Harrington(Bradenton) with first start of the season for Hoppers and Series now tied at 2-2 this week

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Friday night final from Truist Stadium, in Winston-Salem, N.C.:
Winston-Salem Dash 4, Greensboro Grasshoppers 3…10 Innings
WP:Tristan Stivors(3-0)/LP:Dante Mendoza(2-1)

Dash-   4-10-1
Hoppers-3- 9-2

Greensboro Grasshoppers(25-22)
Winston-Salem Dash(27-20)
The Six-Game Series for this week, between the Grasshoppers and Dash is now tied at 2-2, going into Saturday night’s game at Truist Stadium…For the 2023 season, the WS Dash lead the Hoppers, Six Games-to-Four….

Thomas Harrington got the start for the Hoppers on the mound on Friday night…It was his first start of the season for Greensboro, and he just got in on Friday, from Bradenton, Florida, where he was (4-1) in nine starts this season for the Bradenton Marauders…Harrington had worked 41 1/3 innings down in Florida, where he had an ERA of 3.27, and the RHP had amassed 44 strikeouts over his 41 1/3 innings with the Marauders…On Friday at Winston-Salem, Harrington went 2 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on six hits, with 0 BB’s/4 K’s…

The pitchers that followed Harrington, Jaycob Deese, Valentin Linarez, and Michell Miliano, gave No Runs, on three hits…But in the tenth inning, Dante Mendoza came on and he gave up a single to the Dash’ Wilfred Veras, and the Veras single to right field scored Winston’s ghost runner Loidel Chapelli from third base, and the Dash win the game, 4-3, and Mendoza takes the loss…Chapelli began the inning at second, but he had moved to third base, after an error by Greensboro’s first baseman, Jase Bowen had also let DJ Gladney reach…Chapelli with the game-winning run for the Dash in the tenth inning…Game-winning Walk-off RBI for Veras…

The Dash took the early 3-0 lead, with three runs in the third inning, off of Hoppers’ starting pitcher Thomas Harrington…The Grasshoppers posted two runs in the sixth inning, and one more run in the eighth inning, to the game up at 3-3…

Leading Hopper hitters were Sammy Siani and Maikol Escotto, who both were 2-4 at the plate…Escotto and Siani both doubled and Escotto had an RBI…Abrahan Gutierrez had a solo home run for the Hoppers, while Ernny Ordonez picked up a double and he scored a run…Eli Wilson was 1-5/Run…Tsung-Che Cheng was 1-3/2 BB’s, Jase Bowen was 1-4/BB/SB, and Tres Gonzalez went 0-4/HBP/RBI…

Game Details:
Time of Game-3:08
Game Time Temp-82 degrees at 7:11pm

Next Up:
Greensboro Grasshoppers(25-22) at the WS Dash(27-20) on Saturday evening, with the first pitch at Truist Stadium coming in at 7pm…

Flights blast off, soar 4-3 over Greensboro in walk off fashion
Wilfred Veras walks things off for Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — The Winston-Salem Dash rebranded as the “Flights” Friday night as part of the team’s Salute to NC initiative. Behind a solid start from Jonathan Cannon, the Flights soared 4-3 over the Greensboro Grasshoppers to pull the series to 2-2.

Cannon was dealing early on, consistently sitting in the mid-90s and peppering the strike zone. After retiring the side in order in the second inning, the towering six-foot-six righty got into some trouble in the ensuing frame.

With two outs and the bases loaded, though, Cannon was able to escape the jam courtesy of a miraculous diving grab from DJ Gladney in right field.

The Flights kicked off the scoring in the bottom of the third starting with a double from Gladney to drive in Loidel Chapelli. Wilfred Veras blooped a single to center in the next at-bat to move Gladney to third, and after a Wes Kath walk, Shawn Goosenberg ripped a single to center field to plate 2 runs and put Winston-Salem up 3-0.

Cannon worked a 1-2-3 top of the fourth, and after giving up a double and a walk in the fifth, he was able to escape the inning unscathed after striking out Greensboro’s Jase Bowen. The Chicago White Sox No. 10 prospect started to lose some of his command in the sixth, giving up a solo shot to Abraham Gutierrez and a double to the next batter.

After tossing 94 pitches, Cannon’s night was concluded, and he exited the mound to large ovations from the fans at Truist Stadium. His final line of 5.2 innings, four hits, 2 earned runs and four strikeouts marked his seventh start of the year with 2 or fewer charged runs.

Reliever Ernesto Jaquez struggled a bit upon his entrance in the sixth, issuing a walk and then giving up an RBI single to Greensboro’s Maikol Escotto. Jaquez stranded two runners to subdue the damage and end the inning, holding onto a 3-2 lead for the Flights.

Winston-Salem couldn’t manage any insurance runs in the sixth or seventh, but Jaquez stayed clean in his 1.2 innings of relief to maintain the advantage. He was pulled in the top of the eighth, and righty Tristan Stivors was next out of the bullpen.

Stivors inherited two baserunners and immediately gave up a single to load the bases. With two outs, the 24-year-old plunked Greensboro leadoff man Tres Gonzalez to drive in the tying run. The 1 score was all the Grasshoppers could muster, as Stivors left three base runners stranded to end the frame.

For the fifth straight inning, the Flights couldn’t plate any runs and headed into the ninth tied 3-3. Stivors tightened up in the top of the frame, tossing a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts to retire the side and give Winston-Salem a walk off opportunity.

Mitchell Miller took the mound for Greensboro and quickly made work of the Flights, striking out two and sending the game to extras. Stivors stayed on for Winston-Salem in the tenth and capped his impressive outing with a clean final frame.

His final line of 2.2 innings, one hit, 0 runs, no walks and three strikeouts brought his ERA down to 2.00 and gave the Flights a prime opportunity to seal a series-tying victory. With Chapelli starting on second, Winston-Salem finally cashed in.

Gladney reached first on a Greensboro fielding error, moving Chapelli 90 feet away from the game-winning score. None other than Wilfred Veras, who already had three hits on the night, proved to be the hero.

On the first pitch he saw, Veras ripped a single to right field to drive in Chapelli and secure the 4-3 victory, flipping his bat and joining his teammates in celebration. Stivors earned the win for the Flights, his third of the season, and Greensboro’s Dante Mendoza was charged with the loss.

Veras concluded the night 4-5 with the game-winning RBI, moving his batting average to .323 on the season. Chapelli and Michael Turner also notched multi-hit outings.

With the win, Winston-Salem tied the series homestand 2-2. The Flights touch down Saturday night and return as the Dash, taking on the Grasshoppers in game five. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. from Truist Stadium.