Four Runs in the Top of the Third Inning lift Greensboro Grasshoppers over WS Dash, 4-3 on Saturday night and this is our Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner

Final from Saturday night at Truist Stadium, in Winston-Salem, N.C.:

Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Winston-Salem Dash 3
It all really went down in the Top of the Third Inning with the game all tied up at 2-2, and THEN:
The Grasshoppers Rodolfo Nolasco doubled on a soft line drive to the Dash right fielder DJ Gladney. Jack Brannigan scores. Charles McAdoo scores. Termarr Johnson moved on to 3rd base…GBO 4,WS 2
The Hoppers move on top, 4-2 and go on to win the game, 4-3…..(All Four Hoppers runs came in that big Third Inning.)
WP:J.P. Massey(1-0)
LP:Noah Schultz(0-1)
SV:Brandan Bidois(1)

Dash   -3-4-0

Greensboro Grasshoppers(5-3)
Winston-Salem Dash(3-5)

The Hoppers now lead the week-long Six-Game Series, 3-2…..

Greenboro at the plate saw Rodolfo Nolasco go 1-4/Double, with 2 RBI…And Nolasco had the game-winning RBI, when he doubled back in the third inning…Mitch Jebb went 2-4…Charled McAdoo was 1-3/Double/BB/Run…Jack Brannigan 1-5/Run/RBI…Termarr Johnson 1-3/RBI…Geovanny Planchart 0-3/BB/Run…Luke Brown 0-2/BB/Run

Hoppers starter and Winning Pitcher J.P. Massey went five innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, with 1 BB and 2 K’s…Closer Brandan Bidois worked the ninth inning and got the Dash giving up 0 runs, on 0 hits, with 0 BB’s and two game-ending strikeouts…

Time of Game-2:15
Game Time Temp-69 Degrees

Up Next:Greensboro Grasshoppers(5-3) at WS Dash(3-5) on Sunday afternoon at Truist Stadium, 2pm….A chance for the Hoppers to clinch the Series that they now lead 3-2 going into Sunday’s matinee…

from the WS Dash website/

Schultz Makes Shaky Home Debut as Dash Fall to Grasshoppers 4-3

The Winston-Salem Dash fell 4-3 to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Saturday night in game five of a six-game set.

All eyes were on Noah Schultz in his first home start for Winston. The 20 year-old southpaw started steady, allowing two hits and striking out one batter through two innings.

Winston-Salem started the scoring in the second inning as D.J. Gladney led off with a double. A wild pitch sent Gladney to third, and he was singled home by Bryce Willits. Willits made it to third on a groundout and touched home on a sac fly to left from Chris Lanzilli, giving the Dash a 2-0 lead.

The third inning gave Schultz a lot of trouble before he was able to settle back in. Schultz walked the first two batters of the inning and allowed a single to Jack Brannigan, which scored Geovanny Planchard. With the bases loaded and the Hoppers behind a run, Noah Schultz hit Termarr Johnson with a fastball and the tying run came home. Greensboro then took the lead 4-2 on 2 RBI double by Rolando Nolasco.

Schultz was able to find some momentum as he struck out the next three batters in a row. Schultz also retired the side in the fourth inning, and totaled seven strikeouts through four innings, allowing four earned runs on as many hits with three walks.

Max Roberts, Garrett Schoenle and Everhett Hazelwood held the Grasshoppers scoreless from then on.

Winston-Salem did get a run back in the sixth. Jacob Gonzalez led off the inning with a single and advanced all the way to third on two passed balls. Bryce Willits hit a sacrifice fly to left to bring him in.

The scoring for Winston-Salem stopped there, and the Grasshoppers went on to take the game 4-3. Greensboro starter J.P. Massey earned his first win. Schultz took the loss. Brandon Bidois earned a save.

The series concludes on Sunday as the Dash will go for the series split. First pitch is at 2 P.M. ET from Truist Stadium.