Greensboro Grasshoppers Wednesday Baseball Report, brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner: Hard-hitting Hoppers Homer Five MORE Times, as Greensboro powers past Winston-Salem Dash, 14-4(Jebb 2xs, Siani, Nolasco, and Escotto with HRs)

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

The Hard-hitting Hoppers have done it again…On Tuesday night it was Five Greensboro Greensboro Grasshoppers home runs to push the Hoppers past the WS Dash, 9-2…Then on Wednesday morning/Wednesday afternoon, the Hard-hitting Hoppers’ Power was on display again, when the Grasshoppers left the yard, FIVE MORE times, to power past the Winston-Salem Dash, 14-4…Fourteen to Four, was our final score, with Greensboro’s Mitch Jebb homering two times, and ended up the game with 5 RBI….Then you had HR’s from Sammy Siani and Maikol Escotto, who both connected for Solo HRs, and Rodolfo Nolasco blasted a three-run HR for the Greensboro Grasshoppers…Jebb and Siani had both homered back on Tuesday night, so they both have gone LONG GONE now, in back-to-back games…

On Tuesday night it was Charles McAdoo with the multi homer game, as he hit two and also drove in a total of Five Runs…Then on Wednesday it was Mitch Jebb with the mult-homer outing, and Jebb duplicated McAdoo’s feat, as Jebb also have Five RBI…

No lack of Power right now on the part of these Greensboro Grasshoppers was they have worn out the WS Dash pitching to the tune of 23 runs and 10 Home Runs over the past two contests…The Hoppers now have 2-0 advantage in the Best-of-Six Games set, set for this week, vs. The Dash, and on the season, Greensboro has won six of eight meetings with Winston-Salem, here in 2024…

Our Players of the Game from the Wednesday Win were, POG Exhibit A Mitch Jebb, POG Exhibit B Geovanny Planchart, POG Exhibit C Sammy Siani, POG Exhibit D Rodolfo Nolasco, and POG Exhibit E was Maikol Escotto…

That shows up as Jebb going 3-6/2 HRs/Double/5 RBI…Planchart was 3-3/Triple/2 BBs/4 Runs/1 RBI…Siani went 3-4/HR/Double/BB/2 Runs/2 RBI…Nolasco shows up as 2-5/HR/3 RBI…Escotto finished the POG Parade going 1-4/HR/BB/2 Runs…Also on the afternoon, Nich Cimillo got rolling going 2-4/BB/Run/2 RBI…Cimillo had a two-run single that through a drawn-in infield, and that was another boost on Wednesday…Charles McAdoo went 1-5/Run, while Hudson Head came out going 1-4/BB/Run…Busy day for the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ Hard-hitting offense…

Here’s a quick glance at the Hoppers’ scoring parade:
Bottom 3rd
Mitch Jebb homers on a line drive to right field. Geovanny Planchart scores.
WS 1,GBO 2
Sammy Siani homers on a fly ball to right field.
WS 1,GBO 3

Bottom 4th
Geovanny Planchart triples on a sharp line drive to center fielder Samuel Zavala. Maikol Escotto scores.
WS 2,GBO 4
Mitch Jebb doubles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Samuel Zavala. Geovanny Planchart scores.
WS 2,GBO 5

Bottom 5th
Rodolfo Nolasco homers on a fly ball to right center field. Nick Cimillo scores. Hudson Head scores.
WS 4,GBO 8
Bottom 6th

Mitch Jebb homers on a fly ball to right field. Geovanny Planchart scores.
WS 4,GBO 10

Nick Cimillo singles on a ground ball to center fielder Samuel Zavala. Sammy Siani scores. Charles McAdoo scores.
WS 4,GBO 12

Bottom 7th
Maikol Escotto homers on a fly ball to right field.
WS 4,GBO 13

Sammy Siani doubles on a line drive to left fielder Chris Lanzilli. Geovanny Planchart scores.
WS 4,GBO 14

The Grasshoppers Cy Nielson worked one inning to grab the Win, giving up 2 runs on 0 hits, with 2 BBs/1 K…For the WS Dash, their starting pitcher Tyler Schweitzer took the loss, as went 4 2/3’s Innings, allowing 7 runs, on 7 Hopper hits with 3 BBs/5 Ks, and he gave up two Home Runs…

Just another all-out hard-hitting day for the Greensboro Grasshoppers as their power continues to exceed their hitting for average….Patrick Reilly got the start on Wednesday for the Hoppers and he goes 4 Innings, giving up 2 runs, on 5 hits, with 2 BBs/4 Ks, and served up one Home Run…Reilly had the leave the contest, when his pitch count reached 82 pitches…

Top Dash hitter on the day was Colby Smelly going 3-4/RBI…Plus Chris Lanzilli was 1-4/HR/BB…

Final Score again:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 14, Winston-Salem Dash 4
WP:Cy Nielson(1-0)
LP:Tyler Schweitzer(0-2)

Hoppers' Line-14-16-1
Dash' Line-   4-6-2

Greensboro Grasshoppers(14-8)
Winston-Salem Dash(9-14)

Game Particulars:
Time of Game-2:46
Game Time Temp-72 Degrees

Next Up:
Winston-Salem Dash(9-14) at Greensboro Grasshoppers(14-8) on Thursday night at 6:30pm, at First National Bank Field…Thirsty Thursday, and if you can’t make it to the game, you can Listen Live when you

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16 Hits Lift the Grasshoppers Over the Dash, 14-4 for its Wednesday Day Game

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro Grasshoppers defeat the Winston-Salem Dash, 14-4 on Wednesday, May 1. The Grasshoppers improved to 14-8 on the season while the Dash fell to 9-14. Greensboro outhit Winston 16-6 as both teams had one mishap.

Infielder Mitch Jebb led the Grasshoppers’ offense going 3-6 with two home runs, one double, two runs scored, and five RBI. Following close behind was Sammy Siani as he went 3-4 with one home run, one double, two runs scored, and two RBI. Catcher Geovanny Planchart also tallied three hits with a triple, four runs scored, and one RBI.

Leading at the plate for the Dash was catcher Colby Smelley as he went 3-4 with one RBI. Hits for the Dash were also tallied by Shawn Goosenberg, Wes Kath, and Chris Lanzilli.

Starting on the mound for Greensboro was righthanded pitcher Patrick Reilly as he tallied four strikeouts and gave up five hits, two earned runs, and two free bases on four innings of work. Cy Nielson recorded the win for the Grasshoppers and improved to 1-0 on the season.

Starting on the rubber for Winston-Salem was lefthanded pitcher Tyler Schweitzer as he recorded five strikeouts and gave up seven hits, seven runs (five earned), and three free bases on 4.2 innings of work. Schweitzer took the loss for the Dash and fell to 0-2 on the season.

The Grasshoppers continue the Battle of I-40 against the Winston-Salem Dash tomorrow, Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. for Thirsty Thursday. To purchase tickets to any Greensboro Grasshoppers game, visit or call our front office at (336) 268-2255.