Greensboro Grasshoppers Sunday Afternoon Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner: Hoppers take series from WS Dash 4-2 after Sunday 15-5 win led by Hudson Head, Josiah Sightler, and Sammy Siani

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

The Greensboro Grasshoppers went up 4-0 early on the WS Dash, then Greensboro fell behind 5-4, just before Hudson Head’s two-run HR to right field put the home back in front 6-5, in what turned out to be a four-run sixth innning for the Grasshoppers and by the time the defense went back out for the seventh, the Greensboro Grasshoppers led the Winston-Salem Dash, 8-5…Then after a seven-run eighth inning, the Hoppers has their 15-5 victory…

Hoppers one run in the second, three runs in the third, four runs in the sixth, and then that heavy-hitting seven-run eighth inning…Hoppers take the Six-Game homestand from the WS Dash, 4-2, and now the Grasshoppers led the season-series, 8-4/Eight-games-to-Four….

Hopper wins in the homestand go, 9-2, 14-4, 5-4, and on Sunday you had that 15-5 pasting at First National Bank Field…Hoppers are getting hot, and the weather gets warmer, and the team now sits at (16-10) for 2024…Winston-Salem falls to (11-16) after to falling to the Hoppers again on Sunday…

Starting Pitcher Hunter Barco went 3 Innings, with 0 Runs, on 2 hits, with 0 BBs, and 4 Ks…Barco was once again on a tight pitch count after his Tommy John’s surgery from a couple of seasons back…

Derek Diamond came on in relief to get the win for Greensboro, and Diamond was not quite as sharp as Neil on Sunday, as Derek allowed five runs, on seven hits, with 0 BBs, and he gave up two home runs, which were a two-run HR by Colby Smelley, and a solo shot/home run from the Dash’ Loidel Chapelli…

Both of the Dash homers came in the Dash’ five-run sixth inning…Five runs and the Dash were done with their scoring on Sunday afternoon…At one stage of the sixth inning, Diamond was set to be the losing pitcher, but then when the Hoppers came back with four runs in the bottom of that sixth frame, Diamond is your diamond-leader and dish cleaner, and he goes on to get the “W”….

The Greensboro Grasshoppers back end of their bullpen was like glue on Sunday…Darvin Garcia, Emmanuel Chapman, and Luis Peralta worked one inning each, and they gave up 0 runs, on one hit, with 0 BBs and 4 Ks…I would say that Gracia, Champman, and Peralta were ready for the challenge on Sunday…The Hoppers pitching staff a whole unit, struck out 10 Dash batters, and only walked one Winston-Salem Dash player…

It was beautiful day at the ballpark, and that final score, 15-5 Hoppers, made everything even sweeter…

Hopper hitters:Jack Brannigan was 1-4/Triple/BB/3 Runs/1 RBI…Termarr Johnson 0-2/3 BBs/2 Runs…Sammy Siani 3-5/Double/2 Runs/RBI…Charles McAddo 2-4/Double/BB/2 Runs/3 RBI…Lonnie White Jr. 1-3/BB/Run/SB..Nick Cimillo 2-4/Double/Run/3 RBI…Hudson Head 4-5/HR/2 Runs/3 RBI…Josiah Sightler 2-5/HR/2 Runs/3 RBI…

Greensboro Grasshoppers Player of the Game go, Exhibit A Hudson Head, Exhibit B Sammy Siani, Charles McAdoo, Josiah Sightler, Nick Cimillo…

Dash Top Hitters on the day:Loidel Chapelli 2-5/HR….D.J. Gladney 2-5/Double/Run…Chris Lanzilli 2-4/Double/Run/2 RBI…Colby Smelly 1-4/HR/2 RBI…

Toughest Line of the Day from the Dash pitching staff was Johnny Ray, who went 2/3’s of an inning for the Dash, allowing 7 runs on five hits, with 2 BBs/1 K and he gave up one HR…Hoppers 15 runs, on 15 hits says it all…

Final Score again, if you missed it up top…
Greensboro Grasshoppers 15, Winston-Salem Dash 5
WP:Derek Diamond(1-0)
LP:Everhett Hazlewood(0-2)
Hold:Emmanuel Chapman(3)
Hold:Darvin Garcia(2)

Hoppers' Line-15-15-1
Dash' Line-    5-10-0

Greensboro Grasshoppers(16-10)
Winston-Salem Dash(11-16)

Game Paticulars:
Time of Game-2:51
Game Time Temp-65 Degrees

Next Up:
Greensboro Grasshoppers(16-10) at the Bowling Green Hot Rods(13-14) on Tuesday night at 7:05pm…..

from Callie Cline at
Grasshoppers Defeat the Dash, 15-5 for the Series Win

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro Grasshoppers defeated the Winston-Salem Dash 15-5 on Sunday, May 5 to take the series win. The Grasshoppers improved to 16-10 on the season while the Dash fell to 11-16. Greensboro outhit Winston-Salem 15-10 as the Grasshoppers had one mishap.

Leading at the dish for the Grasshoppers was outfielder Hudson Head as he went 4-5 with a home run, three RBI, and one run scored. Outfielder Sammy Siani followed close behind as he went 3-5 with a double, one RBI, and two runs scored. Charles McAdoo went 2-4 with a double, three RBI, and two runs scored while Josiah Sighler went 2-5 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored. Hits for Greensboro were also tallied by Jack Brannigan and Lonnie White Jr.

Outfielder Chris Lanzilli led the Dash offense going 2-4 with a double, two RBI, and one run scored. Loidel Chapelli and DJ Gladney both went 2-5 as Chapelli tallied a home run and Gladney tallied a double. Hits for Winston-Salem were also recorded by Jacob Gonzalez, Bryce Willits, Colby Smelley, and Calvin Harris.

Starting on the mound for Greensboro was lefthanded pitcher Hunter Barco as he tallied four strikeouts and gave up two hits and one free base on three innings of work. Derek Diamond recorded the win for the Grasshoppers and improved to 1-0 on the season. Darvin Garcia (2) and Emmanual Chapman (3) each recorded a hold.

Starting on the mound for Winston-Salem was righthanded pitcher Riley Gowens as he tallied four strikeouts and gave up four hits, four earned runs, and three free bases on four innings of work. Everhett Hazelwood took the loss for the Dash and fell to 0-2 on the season.

The Grasshoppers are back in action on Tuesday, May 7, in Bowling Green, KY as they take on the Bowling Green Hot Rods. To purchase tickets to any Greensboro Grasshoppers game, visit or call our front office at (336) 268-2255.