RE/MAX Revolution Report: Greensboro Grasshoppers pick up second straight win over Wilmington BlueRocks, up in Delaware(Gonzales, Brown, and Bowen get it going for the Hoppers)

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Grasshoppers Beat the Blue Rocks, 12-3 in Second Game of its Away Series
from Callie Cline, at www.gsohoppers.com

WILMINGTON, DE – The Greensboro Grasshoppers beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 12-3 on Wednesday, July 19, for the second game of its away series. The Grasshoppers improved to 6-13 in the second half of the season while the Blue Rocks fell to 6-14. Greensboro outhit Wilmington 15-5 as the Blue Rocks had one mishap.

Leading at the plate for the Grasshoppers was outfielder Tres Gonzalez as he went 3-6 with a double, two RBI, and one run scored. Following behind was outfielder Luke Brown as he went 3-5 with a double, two RBI, and one run scored. Jase Bowen roped in a triple while doubles were also tallied by Maikol Escotto, Will Matthiessen, Shawn Ross, and Eli Wilson.

Starting on the mound for Greensboro was righthanded pitcher Jake Stevenson as he tallied three strikeouts and gave up one hit on three scoreless innings. Valentin Linarez recorded the win for the Grasshoppers for his first of the season.

Bryan Caceres took the loss for the Blue Rocks and fell to 0-3 on the season.

The Grasshoppers continue their away series against the Blue Rocks tomorrow, Thursday, July 20. For all information on Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball visit www.gsohoppers.com or follow us on social media @gsohoppers.

from the Wilmington BlueRocks website:
Blue Rocks Fall Apart Late To Drop Game Two
from Michael Doctoerovitz

The Wilmington Blue Rocks dropped game two of their six game series to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 12-3 after surrendering a five spot in the seventh inning.

It was an early day for the Blue Rocks today. After last night’s 12-0 loss to the Grasshoppers, the Rocks had to bounce back early with an 11:05am start.

After a quick two outs, starter Bryan Caceres found himself in some trouble after allowing a two-out double to Jase Bowen and an RBI single to Will Matthiessen to give the Grasshoppers an early 1-0 lead.

In the top of the third, the Grasshoppers continued to add onto their lead. A one-out triple for Bowen was followed by an RBI single for Matthiessen to make it 2-0. Matthiessen would later score on an RBI double off the bat of Shawn Ross and the Grasshoppers would score twice more in the third to make it 4-0.

In the fourth, the Rocks finally got some offense going. A one-out single for Will Frizzell sparked a three-run inning that would be capped off by newcomer Branden Boissiere’s first career High A hit: a two-run double to make it a 4-3 game.

After a few scoreless innings, the Grasshoppers hopped to a five-run seventh inning. A leadoff double for Maikol Escotto got things going but with bases loaded and one away, Eli Wilson put the game out of reach. A bases clearing double by Wilson would turn into an inside the park grand slam, after a throwing error by catcher Geraldi Diaz allowed Wilson to score and make it a 9-3 ball game.

The Grasshoppers would tack on three more runs in the top half of the ninth to make it 12-3 and the Rocks would go down quietly in their half of the ninth to conclude the game.

The teams will be back at it again tomorrow night for game three. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.