Greensboro Grasshoppers Thursday Night Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner: No-Doubter for Grasshoppers, as Hoppers’ Homers lead to 11-1 win over Greenville Drive(Grand Slam for Planchart, Three-Run Shot for Nick Cimillo, and Solo HR/Double for Jack Brannigan)

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

Tonight is the night to be sreading the Good News…Good news for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, as they put a halt to their two-game losing skid, and responded by hammering the Greenville Drive, 11-1…

Hoppers’ homers were Huge…A Grand Slam for Hops catcher Geovanny Planchart, it was a Three-Run home run, and the first one of the season for DH Nick Cimillo…Then Jack Brannigan launched a Solo HR off of his bat, for his third dinger of the season, and Brannigan added a Double for good measure…Plus look out, there was another extra-base hit, as Hudson Head connected for a big RBI Triple…

A really nice bounce-back night for the Greensboro Grasshoppers, after losses at Greenville, on Tuesday and Wednesday….

Final Score, from Thursday night at Fluor Field on the West End, in Greenville, South Carolina:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 11, Greenville Drive 1
WP:Patrick Reilly(1-1)
LP:Connelly Early(0-2)

Hoppers Line-11-12-2
Drive Line-   1- 6-2

Greensboro Grasshoppers(10-7)
Greenville Drive(6-12)

Greensboro Grasshoppers really got going early, with FOUR runs in the first inning, and then they(Hoppers) came right back with FOUR more runs in the fifth frame…

First Inning Grasshoppers hopping on the board quickly with those FOUR big runs…
Jack Brannigan doubles on a sharp fly ball to center fielder Allan Castro. Mitch Jebb scores. Jack Brannigan to 3rd. Jack Brannigan advances to 3rd, on a fielding error by center fielder Allan Castro. Jack Brannigan advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by shortstop Luis Ravelo.

Nick Cimillo homers on a fly ball to left field. Jack Brannigan scores. Rodolfo Nolasco scores.

There was another Hopper Homer in the top of the third inning…
Jack Brannigan homers on a fly ball to left field.

Same inning, Hudson Head gets rolling with a Triple…
Hudson Head triples on a line drive to right fielder Bryan Gonzalez. Nick Cimillo scores.

It was Geovanny Planchart’s turn in the Top of the Fifth inning, and he went LONG GONE…..
Geovanny Planchart hits a grand slam to left center field. Nick Cimillo scores. Hudson Head scores. Maikol Escotto scores.
GBO 10,GVL 0

Overall Hoppers Hitters on the night:Nick Cimillo led the way going 3-4/HR/BB/3 Runs/3 RBI…Jack Brannigan 2-5/HR/Double/2 Runs/RBI…Hudson Head was 2-5/Triple/Run/RBI…Luke Brown goes 2-4/Run…Geovanny Planchart 1-4/HR/4 RBI…Mitch Jebb 1-4/Double/BB/Run/RBI…Charles McAdoo 1-4/BB…Rodolfo Nolasco 0-4/BB/Run…Maikol Escotto 0-4/BB/Run…Every Hopper in the lineup, reached base at least one time during this game, and most of them were on more than once….

Super Start for Hoppers’ pitcher Patrick Reilly…He worked five innings, allowing NO Runs on Two hits, with 2 BBs, and Eight(8) big Strikeouts….Nice job, and a well-earned win/victory for Reilly….The Righty Reilly was Ready on Thursday night at Greenville…Add-in from the bullpen, Jack Carey, Darvin Garcia, and Julian Bosnic, and as a staff, the Greenboro Grasshoppers only walked two Greenville Batters, but those four(4) Hopper pitchers combined to Strike Out twelve(12) Greenville batters…Not too shabby a job, by the Hoppers’ pen/staff on Thursday night…

Leading Greenville Drive hitters were Allan Castro and Miguel Ugueto, who both went 2-4 with Doubles…Drive losing pitcher/starting pitcher Connelly Early, went 4 innings, giving up 6 runs on 5 hits, with 3 BBs/5 Ks, and he served up two Hopper Home Runs….

Game Particulars:
Time of Game-2:37
Game Time Temp-74 Degrees

Next Up:Greensboro Grasshoppers(10-7) at the Greenville Drive(6-12) on Friday night at 7:05pm, at Fluor Field on the West End, in Greenville, South Carolina….