Greensboro Grasshoppers Friday Night Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner: Hoppers win Completed Thursday game, 10-0, but fall on Friday, 2-0 in 7 Innings to the WS Dash

Greensboro Grasshoppers Friday Night Baseball Report:
brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner……

The Greensboro Grasshoppers used up all of their runs in the Thursday win over the WS Dash, taking that game, which was completed on Friday as a nine-inning contest, by the Final Score of Greensboro Grasshoppers 10, WS Dash 0…..

But, in the regular Friday night contest, the Hoppers fell to the Dash, 2-0, in Seven(7) Innings….The Hoppers could only come up with one hit in the Friday night finale..

Really two totally different games with the Game One Win, 10-0, and the Game Two loss, 2-0…All Hoppers in Game One, and all Dash in Game Two…

Again, those Game One results from Thursday, and the game was picked up in the Top of the Fifth Inning, and completed on Friday afternoon…

Greensboro Grasshoppers 10, WS Dash 0
WP:Jack Carey(1-0)
LP:Peyton Pallette(0-1)

Dash   - 0-5-1


Heavy Hopper hitters were Lonnie White who went 3-5/HR/Double/2 Runs/3 RBI…Sammy Siani 2-4/HR/Double/2 Runs/4 RBI…Shawn Ross 1-3/HR/2 BBs/Run/RBI…Rodolfo Nolasco 1-4/3 RBI…Also Jack Brannigan 1-3/Run…Josiah Sightler 1-3/Run…Hudson Head 0-2/3 BBs/3 Runs…

Winning Hopper pitcher Jack Carey went 3 Innings, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit, with a BB/3 K’s…Four innings for work from Hoppers starter Hunter Barco, and closer/finisher Emmanuel Chapman went two innings to take her home…

Time of Game-3:02
Game Time Temp-71 degrees

In the regular Friday Night Game we had…
Final Score:
Winston-Salem Dash 2, Greensboro Grasshoppers 0…7 Innings
WP:Jose Ramirez(1-0)
LP:Patrick Reilly(0-1)

WS Dash-    2-3-0
GSO Hoppers-0-1-1


Sort of weird in the game that the Greensboro Grasshoppers only had one hit, but the Hoppers drew six walks from the WS Dash pitching staff…Hoppers pitchers only gave up three hits, and one of those three hits was a Solo home run off of the bat of the Dash’ Jacob Gonzalez…Hoppers pitchers give up the three hits, but allowed NO Dash batters any free passes..No walks in this game by the WS Dash…Hoppers pitchers pretty much kept things nailed down, but the Hopper hitters could not produce runs….

Like we mentioned for the Hopper batters, just the one hit, and that one hit was a Sammy Siani single…Those six Hoppers who walked were Termarr Johnson, Josiah Sightler, Charles McAdoo, Luke Brown, Maikol Escotto, and the aforementioned singles hitter, Sammy Sinai…

Hoppers stating pitcher Patrick Reilly went four innings, allowing two runs on two hits with 0 BBs and 6 strikeouts…Reilly pitched well and Hoppers’ reliever Luis Peralta did his job, going two innings and giving up 0 Runs, on 0 Hits, with 0 BBs and 5 strikeouts…Hoppers’ pitching staff in Game Two over their six innings, gave just the two runs on only Three hits, with the real BIG stuff being the Zero/0 Walks, and they had 11 BIG strikeouts…

With really any hitting at all, the Hoppers should have won this game, because their pitching was nearly superb…No Walks and Eleven Strikeouts, most nights, that will get it done for you….Dash pitchers gave up the NO Runs on just the one Sammy Siani Hoppers single…But the Dash walked Six Hopper batters and struck out just 7 Hoppers…

Still say that with some timely hits, the Hoppers would have won this game going away….Big win in Game One, but the story of the night, might have been how well the Hoppers pitched in Game Two over the six innings, and the fact that the Hoppers couldn’t find/come up with the key hits to get their men around the bases…

You hate to lose one that you know you had a good chance to win….There may have been more of a story in Game Two, than there was in Game One…

Game Two/Friday Night Game Particulars:
Time of Game-1:44
Game Time Temp-56 Degrees

Next Up:Greensboro Grasshoppers(4-3) at Winston-Salem Dash(3-4) on Saturday night at 7pm, at Truist Stadium, in Winston-Salem, N.C. The week-long Six-Game Series is now tied at 2-2, after the first four games…..

from the WS Dash website:
Dash Washed Out in 10-0 Loss, Flirt with No-Hitter in Seven-Inning Shutout

Rain put a pause on action between Winston-Salem and Greensboro on Wednesday night, forcing the completion of game three of a six-game set to resume on Thursday, followed by a seven-inning game four.

Greensboro dominated the Dash in game three, first putting up three runs on two homers allowed by righthander Peyton Pallete, who otherwise had a solid start. Pallette came out ready to play, striking out three of the first four batters he faced and eventually totaled seven strikeouts and only one walk. Trouble came for Pallette in the third, as catcher Shawn Ross hit his first home run of the year—a solo shot to left putting Greensboro ahead 1-0.

A two-run home run in the third by Lonnie White Jr. ended Pallete’s night and brought in southpaw Jonah Scolaro, who had limited time to warm in the bullpen. Scolaro struggled to find the zone early, and it cost him six earned runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out three. Rain fell hard just as Scolaro had given up a three-run home run to Sammy Siani, and the game was postponed until Thursday night.

The continuation of game three began with righthander Ernesto Jaquez taking the mound with one out. Jaquez completed the fifth by striking out two batters in a row. A few walks followed a by a fielding error plated another run for Greensboro, but it went unearned by Jaquez who finished the night with two innings, one hit, three strikeouts and three walks.

Righthander Zach Franklin held the Grasshoppers hitless through the rest of the game. With the Dash bats not able to put any runs on the board, Greensboro took game three 10-0.

The Dash put game three to rest as they entered a seven-inning game four and flirted with a no-hitter. RHP Juan Carela got the start, hoping to last longer than his opening day outing. He clocked the same amount of innings (2.1), but allowed no hits or runs while walking four and striking out three.

The Dash struck first in the second inning. DJ Gladney led off the inning with a base hit, stole second, and was driven home on a long double to the right field corner by 3B Wes Kath.

José Ramirez took over on the mount in the third and kept the Grasshopper bats silent through 3.2, and walked one batter while striking out three.

Jacob Gonzalez tacked on another run in the fourth as he sent his first home run of 2024 into the right field seats.

With a no-hit bid on the line, Quiroz called closer Eric Adler from the bullpen to finish out the game. Adler walked the leadoff man Luke Brown and then pitched into a 6-3 groundout off the bat of Maikol Escotto. Sammy Siani stepped into the box with one out and sent a fly ball high in the air toward left center. The ball was lost in the lights by three Dash players and dropped into no-man’s land for the Grasshoppers’ first hit of the game. Adler did snag his second save on the year after a strikeout and a lineout, securing a 2-0 victory for Winston-Salem. José Ramirez was credited with the win. Grasshoppers starter Patrick Reilly took the loss.

The six-game series is even at two games each and continues on Saturday with the home debut of 20-year-old southpaw Noah Schultz. Righthander J.P. Massey will get the ball for Greensboro. First pitch is at 7:00 P.M. ET from Winston-Salem.