Greensboro Grasshoppers Tuesday Evening Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner:Hoppers that homer turn into Hopper Home Run Heroes with McAdoo getting two HRs, plus Sammy Siani, Shawn Ross, and Mitch Jebb all go LONG with Solo Shots(Hoppers top WS Dash, 9-2)

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

Hopper Homers and Hopper Home Run Heroes on Tuesday afternoon/Tuesday night at First National Bank Field…
Final Score:Greensboro Grasshoppers 9, Winston-Salem Dash 2
WP:Jaycob Deese(1-1)
LP:Tanner McDougal(0-1)

Hoppers' Line-9-9-2
Dash' Line-   2-8-1

Greensboro Grasshoppers(13-8)
Winston-Salem Dash(9-13)

It was FIVE Greensboro Grasshoppers Home Runs on the night, that set the tone for this game…Sammy Siani got the Home Run Derby started for the Grasshoppers, when sent a two-out shot out of the park to left field, in the bottom of the first inning, and at that point, the Greensboro Grasshoppers had grabbed the early 1-0 lead…But the assault did not stop there, from there we move to the bottom of the third inning, and that is where Charles McAdoo followed up on Termarr Johnson’s and Sammy Siani’s two-out singles with a massive three-run HR that gave the Greensboro Grashoppers their commanding 4-0 adavantage in the ballgame…But Charlie Mac was not through, because he came up with a two-out RBI Triple in the fifth inning put the Hoppers on top, 6-2…Rodolfo Nolasco’s SAC Fly RBI back in the fourth inning had scored Mitch Jebb, and had given the Hoppers their 5-0 lead…

This was “The Night of Livid Hopper Homers”, and in the bottom of the seventh inning, with Greensboro still out in front of the Dash, 6-2, Shawn Ross just punished the baseball as he smashed a towering shot out of the ballpark to deep/deep/deep left field…Now the Hopper Home Run Heroes have propelled the Hoppers to a 7-2 advantage over the Dash..

And they weren’t done yet…In the bottom of the eighth inning, Charlie Mac/Charles McAdoo, proved he was not through, and Mac sent one back, back, back, to to centerfield, and this was a leadoff tape measure blast by Mr. Mac…This shot rose the game total to 5 RBI for Charles McAdoo…What you gonna do, What you gonna do, What you goona do, when Charles McAdoo goes yard for you….Just say thanks, and Can we have another, brother…So that was Hopper Homer #4 on the the night, and there was one MORE where those others came from, but another Hopper got in on the home run barage here, when Mitch Jebb took a jab at a pitch, and he planted it long to left….

The Jebb jab brought the game total to 5 Hopper Homers on the night, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers took the 9-2 win from the Winston-Salem Dash, and the Hoppers also grabbed a 1-0 lead in the Best-of-Six set of games, set for First National Bank Park this week….

Hoppers at the Plate very busy….Termarr Johnson 2-4/Run…Sammy Siani 2-4/HR/3 Runs…Charles McAdoo 3-3/2 HRs/Triple/BB/5 RBI…Mitch Jebb 1-4/HR/2 Runs…Rodolfo Nolasco 0-3/SAC Fly RBI…Shawn Ross 1-3/HR…

Charles McAdoo with that eye-opening game, with 2 HRs, a Triple, and 5 RBI….It was a night of “The Livid Hopper Homers”…And Charlie Mac sent two out, that aren’t ever coming back….

Just a couple of pitching observations with Greensboro starter Hunter Barco showing strength with his 4 1/3 innings of work, allowing 2 runs, on 4 hits, with 2 BBs and 6 Ks…Barco left the ballgame with a 5-2 lead, and his pitch count had reached 79 pitches…

The WS Dash starter, Tanner McDougal worked six innings, and he did give up 6 runs on 6 hits, with 1 BB/6 Ks, plus he did serve up two home runs, but he gave his Dash 6 innings of mound time, and he protected the Dash bullpen, by staying with the effort for those six innings, and 87 pitches…

The Hoppers’ bullpen got 2/3’s of an inning from Jaycob Deese, and he clamied the victory, while Derek Diamond went to the slab, and he pitched three innings of scoreless baseball, plus Julian Bosnic worked the ninth inning for Greensboro, and Bosnic was dealing all zeros, with one strikeout…

It was like the Hoppers’ bullpen was driving and working with an LTD..You know one of those Ford LTDs from the past…An LTD Classic, like as in LTD-“Limit The Damage”…And that was the case on Tuesday afternoon, and early Tuesday evening…With the effort the Greensboro Grasshoppers turned in hitting those Heroic Homers, and cruising within the LTD/Limit the Damage Mode, we were all headed home by around 8:15/8:30…And that was a real treat, considering we need to be at the ballpark by around 10am on Wednesday morning…

See you then….

Game Particulars:
Attendance-3,897
Time of Game-2:13
Game Time Temp-71 Degrees

Next Up:
Winston-Salem Dash(9-13) at the Greensboro Grasshoppers(13-8) on Wednesday morning at 11am…School Kids Day at the Ballpark, the Guiford County Schools second graders on the way to game…
(If you can’t make out to the ballpark on Wednesday morning, be sure to CLICK HERE and you can Listen to the Game LIVE, on GSOHoppers.com.)

from Callie Cline at www.gsohoppers.com:
Five Home Runs Lift the Grasshoppers Over the Dash, 9-2
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro Grasshoppers defeated the Winston-Salem Dash, 9-2 on Tuesday, April 30th for the first game of its home series. The Grasshoppers improved to 13-8 as the Dash fell to 9-13. Greensboro outhit Winston-Salem 9-8 while the Grasshoppers had two mishaps to the Dash’s one.

Outfielder Charles McAdoo led the Grasshoppers’ offense as he went 3-3 with two home runs, a triple, five RBI, and two runs scored. Following close behind was outfielder Sammy Siani as he went 2-4 with a home run, one RBI, and three runs scored. Infielder Termarr Johnson went 2-4 with one run scored. Shawn Ross and Mitch Jebb also tallied home runs to round out the nine-hit night for Greensboro.

Leading at the plate for the Dash was infielder Jacob Gonzalez as he went 2-4. Following close behind was infielder Loidel Chapelli as he went 2-4 with a double and one RBI. Hits for Winston-Salem were also recorded by Samuel Zavala, Shawn Goosenberg, Bryce Willits, and Wes Kath.

Starting on the rubber for Greensboro was lefthanded pitcher Hunter Barco as he tallied six strikeouts and gave up four hits, two earned runs, and two free bases on 4.1 innings of work. Jaycob Deese recorded the win for the Grasshoppers and improved to 1-1 on the season while Derek Diamond tallied his second hold.

Starting on the mound for Winston-Salem was righthanded pitcher Tanner McDougal as he recorded five strikeouts and gave up six hits, six runs (five earned), and one free base on six innings of work. McDougal took the loss for the Dash and fell to 0-1 on the season.

The Grasshoppers continue the Battle of I-40 against the Winston-Salem Dash tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1, at 11:00 a.m. for the Guilford County Schools Day Game. To purchase tickets to any Greensboro Grasshoppers game, visit www.gsohoppers.com or call our front office at (336) 268-2255