Greensboro Grasshoppers Wednesday Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner:Hoppers hang on and hold back Hickory Crawdads in School Kids Day Game at FNB Field

Greensboro Grasshoppers Wednesday Baseball Report
brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner…..

This one got a bit dicey today, as our man Andrew Dice Clay used to say…

Final Score:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 8, Hickory Crawdads 6
WP:Luis Peralta(1-0)
LP:Luis Ramirez(0-1)
SV:Cy Nielson(1)

Hoppers- 8-8-1
Crawdads-6-9-1

Greensboro Grasshoppers(7-4)
Hickory Crawdads(4-7)

The Greensboro Grasshoppers scored 6 runs in fourth inning to grab a 6-1 lead over the Crawdads in this contest, and then Greensboro added another run in the sixth inning, to extend the home team’s lead to 7-1, but Hickory decided to mess up any plans for an early exit from this School Kids Day Game, and the ‘Dads, became the Bads and they made life tough for the Hoppers, as we reached the later innings of this daytime affair…

What was as 7-1 Hoppers lead was sliced down and it then became 7-2 Hoppers, and then 7-4 Hoppers, as the ‘Dads were breaking bad, and roughing up the Greensboro bullpen…So for good measure the home nine tacked on a Farm Bureau Insurance run in bottom of the eighth inning to move out in front, 8-4, but the ‘Dads were not done…And just for fun, I guess, they stirred up the mess again, by posting two big runs/tallies in the Top of the Last Frame of the Game, with those two ninth inning naughties, old Hickory had sawed the Greensboro lead down to just two runs, and fortunately for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Hoppers held off Hickory, and your Good Guys, top the Bad Guys, as Ken “Hawk” Harrelson used to say during his Chicago White Sox baseball broadcasts…
Here’s some interesting backstory info on Ken “The Hawk” Harrelson…
Kenneth Smith Harrelson (born September 4, 1941), nicknamed “the Hawk” due to his distinctive profile, is an American former professional baseball player and television announcer. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1963 to 1971 as a first baseman and outfielder, and he subsequently spent 33 years as a play-by-play broadcast announcer for the Chicago White Sox. In December 2019, Harrelson was named the 2020 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually to one broadcaster for “major contributions to baseball”.

I know the Hoppers were happy to hang on/hang in and get that two-run win, but to me, and maybe I am a dreamer, like Tommy Dreamer maybe, I felt like the margin of victory should have been larger, but take the win, and ‘Go Back Jack, and try and do it again, on Thursday night, at First National Bank Field…

Looking at some of the Hopper hitters that helped get the hometown nine past Hickory on this Wednesday morning/afternoon…

Impressive day for Termarr Johnson who went 2-3/BB/Run/2 RBI…At the top of the Hoppers batting order, Mitch Jebb was 2-5/RBI..Charles McAdoo came through with two big hits, that lead to McAdoo scoring a run and driving in a run for the Greensboro Grasshoppers…Shawn Ross went 1-3/Double/2 Runs/2 RBI..Ross has been in the right frame for each game as of late, and he has been a bit hot at the plate, and you would have to rate him as Warm, and getting Warmer….It was a 1-3 day for Sammy Siani, who also drew a Walk, and he scored a key run…Sammy Siani came on to be a pinch runner in the Tuesday night game, and then got the start today…Steady day for Josiah Sightler, as he went 1-3/Drew a bases-loaded Walk for an RBI, and Sightler scored a run…At the number nine spot in the Batting Order, Luke Brown showed up as 0-2, but he was still a major contributor in this Minor League game, with Brown earning two Walks, plus he scored a run, and he drove in a run…

Lots of Greensboro Grasshoppers getting in on the act at the plate on Wednesday, and again it was that huge six-run fourth inning, that proved to a significant difference-maker in the final score of this matchup with the Hoppers and the ‘Dads…

We take a look back, sort of like a replay, or Flashback to that trip to the dish, in the Bottom of the Fourth for the Hoppers…This is what the scoring looked like:
Bottom 4th
Charles McAdoo singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Daniel Mateo. Termarr Johnson scores. Lonnie White Jr. to 2nd.
HIC 1,GBO 1

Josiah Sightler walks. Lonnie White Jr. scores. Charles McAdoo to 3rd. Sammy Siani to 2nd.
HIC 1,GBO 2

Shawn Ross doubles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Yosy Galan. Charles McAdoo scores. Sammy Siani scores. Josiah Sightler to 3rd.
HIC 1,GBO 4

Luke Brown grounds out, second baseman Devin Hurdle to first baseman Quincy Scott. Josiah Sightler scores. Shawn Ross to 3rd. 2 outs
HIC 1,GBO 5

Mitch Jebb singles on a line drive to left fielder Yosy Galan. Shawn Ross scores.
HIC 1,GBO 6

Solid start by Greensboro left-handed pitcher Hunter Barco today, and he limited the damage, and finished up with some nice numbers for this time on the mound…Barco goes four strong innings, giving up 1 run, on 5 hits, with 1 BB/5 K’s….GSO Winning Pitcher Luis Peralta was also able to pitch around problems and be a survivor, with his line going, 1 1/3 innings of work, allowing 0 runs, on 0 hits, but he walked four Hickory batters, while striking out 3 Hickory batters…Cy Nielson came on to claim the Save, taking over in the Top of Ninth Inning, and Nielson gave up 0 runs, on 0 hits, with a BB, and a K…Nielson came on to save Darvin Garcia, who gave up 3 Hickory runs, on 3 hits, including a two-run Home Run by the ‘Dads Yosy Galan….

For Hickory, Galan was 2-3/HR/Double/2 BBs/2 Runs/3 RBI…The ‘Dads Yeison Morrobel went 2-4/Double/BB/Run…Tucker Mitchell goes 2-4/HR/BB…Devin Hurdle finished at 2-5/Double/Run/RBI…Ben Blackwell was 1-5/BB, and he got so mad after he was called out on strikes during one of his at bats, that Blackwell tried to break his bat over his leg…Had a ball that looked like it hit him, and the home plate umpire said the ball hit his bat for a strike…Blackwell was fuming….Sebastian Walcott went 0-2 for the Crawdads, but he got on base with three(3) walks, and he scored a run…

Hickory’s losing pitcher, Luis Ramirez was strong for a while early, as he and the Hoppers’ starter Barco were both battling in a pitcher’s duel, but in the end, Ramirez gave up six runs, on five hits, walking one Hopper batter, while Ramirez struck out four Hoppers, over the course of his 3 2/3’s innings of action on the hill for Hickory, and all six runs charged to Ramirez were Earned Runs…

Game Particulars:
Attendance-5,926
Time of Game-3:06
Game Time Temp-69 degrees

We have given you a pretty serious/detailed breakdown on today’s game, and now our work is done, and time to have some more FUN on Thursday, with the Hickory Crawdads(4-7) taking on the Greensboro Grasshoppers(7-4) at 6:30pm, at First National Bank Field…Thirsty Thursday at the ole’ ballyard, and we will see you there…

If you can’t make it to the game, or if you would like to listen and follow along, while you are at the game, you can Listen Live, when you CLICK HERE for GSOHoppers.com radio….

Grasshoppers Defeat the Crawdads, 8-6 on GCS Day Game
from Callie Cline, at www.gsohoppers.com

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro Grasshoppers defeated the Hickory Crawdads, 8-6 on Wednesday, April 17 for the Guilford County School Day Game. The Grasshoppers improved to 7-4 on the season while the Crawdads fell to 4-7. Hickory outhit Greensboro 9-8 while both teams had one mishap.

Leading at the dish for the Grasshoppers was infielder Mitch Jebb as he went 2-5 with an RBI. Charles McAdoo followed close behind as he went 2-3 with an RBi and one run scored. Hits for Greensboro were also tallied by Termarr Johnson (2), Sammy Siani, and Shawn Ross.

Yosy Galan led the Crawdads offense as he went 2-3 with a home run, double, three RBI, and two runs scored. Following close behind were Devin Hurdle and Tucker Mitchell. Hurdle went 2-5 with a double, one RBI, and one run scored while Mitchell went 2-4 with a home run, one RBI, and one run scored. Hits for Hickory were also tallied by Yeison Morrobel (2) and Ben Blackwell,

Starting on the rubber for Greensboro was lefthanded pitcher Hunter Barco as he tallied four strikeouts and gave up five hits, one earned run, and one free base on four innings of work. Luis Peralta recorded the win for the Grasshoppers and moved to 1-0 while Cy Nielson tallied his first save of the season.

Starting on the mound for Hickory was righthanded pitcher Luis Ramirez as he recorded four strikeouts and gave up five hits, six earned runs, and one free base on 3.2 innings of work. Ramirez took the loss for the Crawdads and fell to 0-1 on the season.

The Grasshoppers continue its home series against the Crawdads tomorrow, Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 a.m. for Thirsty Thursday. To purchase tickets to any Greensboro Grasshoppers game, visit www.gsohoppers.com or call our front office at (336) 268-2255.