Greensboro Grasshoppers Wednesday Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner: Hoppers trail 10-2, then come back and go ahead 11-10, then trail 12-11, tie it at 12-12 before falling 14-12 in 10 Innings(Roller Coaster/See-Saw Battle at FNB Field)

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

The Greensboro Grasshoppers were behind 10-2 in the top of the third inning, then the Hoppers battled back to move on top, 11-10 in the bottom of the seventh inning, then the Greenville Drive connected on a two-run Home Run, to retake the lead in the top of the 8th inning, moving ahead of the Hoppers 12-11, but in the bottom of the 9th, the Greensboro Grasshoppers tied the game at 12-12 to send things into extra innings, where the Greenville Drive prevailed for the second straight day, with the Drive scoring two key runs to claim the 14-12 victory, over the Grasshoppers……….

Wow, what a Roller Coaster of a game!!!!! It was like being on a see-saw in the kid’s playground….Back-and-forth, up-and-down, and the Hoppers came a LONG way back and nearly grabbed the “W” on Wednesday…

Final from Wednesday afternoon, at First National Bank Field:
Greenville Drive 14, Greensboro Grasshoppers 12…10 Innings
WP:Isaac Stebens(1-1)
LP:Brandon Bidois(0-4)

Drive' Line-  14-14-1
Hoppers' Line-12-12-3

Greensboro Grasshoppers(23-18)
Greenville Drive(19-22)

Hoppers homers and there were five of them on the day, and the only thing that sort of held things back, were that four of the five Greensboro Grasshoppers home runs, were solo HRs…P.J. Hilson with two HRs, and one of his bombs was a two-run dinger…Solo HRs for Termarr Johnson, Geovanny Planchart, and Nick Cimillo…The order of the day, on that Wednesday menu was the LONG Ball…Hopper hitters show P.J. Hilson going 2-5/2 HRs/2 Runs/3 RBI…Nick Cimillo was on base after nearly every of his at-bats in this game as he went 2-4/HR/2 BBs/2 Runs/RBI…Jack Brannigan 2-6/Double/Run/RBI…Termarr Johnson was wearing out a path between home and first as TJ goes 1-4/HR/2 BBs/2 Runs/RBI…Charles McAdoo went 1-4/2 BBs/2 Runs/RBI…Geovanny Planchart was 1-4/HR/Run/2 RBI…Hudson Head 1-3/2 BBs/Run…Hoppers with those 12 runs, on 12 hits, and they drew 8 BBs….

The bottom of the 7th Inning was big for the Grasshoppers as they began things after the Seventh Inning Stretch down 10-7 to the Drive, and by the time the 7th frame was finished, the score was Hoppers 11, Drive 10…..
Bottom 7th
Mitch Jebb grounds into a double play, shortstop Mikey Romero to first baseman Tyler Miller. Charles McAdoo scores. Nick Cimillo out at 2nd. Mitch Jebb out at 1st. 2 outs
GVL 10,GBO 8

Geovanny Planchart homers on a fly ball to left center field.
GVL 10,GBO 9

P.J. Hilson homers on a line drive to left center field. Hudson Head scores.
GVL 10,GBO 11

Down 12-11, the Grasshoppers find a way to beat out the Double Play, and they tie the game back up in the bottom of the 9th inning, but they leave two men on the bases, and sure could have used those two potential runners to the plate, and least one of them scoring, Jack Brannigan or Luke Brown, would have given the win to the men from GSO…Hoppers had the bases loaded in the ninth…
Bottom 9th
Jack Brannigan grounds into a force out, fielded by shortstop Mikey Romero. Mitch Jebb scores. Luke Brown to 3rd. Hudson Head out at 2nd. Jack Brannigan to 1st. 2 outs
GVL 12,GBO 12

Let’s look at the Greenville Drive and their two top hitters on the day:Miguel Ugueto went 4-6/Double/2 Runs/2 RBI…Mikey Romero was 3-6/HR/3 Runs/3 RBI…Greenville Drive home runs from Romero, Allan Castro, and from Cutter Coffey…

Pitching was not a premium in this contest, but At-Bats were, with the Drive coming to the plate 45 times, and the Hoppers coming up 41 times…The Hoppers did get very solid bullpen efforts from Emmanuel Chapman, Derek Diamond, and from Cy Nielson….

Game Particulars, and from what we can deduce, ascertain, determine, this was the longest game time-wise, of the season…..
Time of Game\TOG-3:32
Game Time Temp-76 Degrees

Up Next:
Greenville Drive(19-22) at the Greensboro Grasshoppers(23-18) on Thursday night at 6:30, from beautiful downtown Greensboro at First National Bank Field…..Thirsty Thursday coming up at the Memorial Day Weekend kickoff, and if you can’t make to the game, be sure to Listen LIVE, when you CLICK HERE for….

**********On Wednesday’s game from Callie Cline, at**********
Grasshoppers Fall to the Drive, 14-12 in Extra Innings Wednesday Afternoon

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro Grasshoppers fell to the Greenville Drive, 14-12 in extra innings on Wednesday, May 22. The Drive improved to 19-22 on the season while the Grasshoppers fell to 23-18. Greenville outhit Greensboro 14-12 as the Grasshoppers had three mishaps to the Drive’s one.

Outfielder P.J. Hilson led the Grasshoppers offense going 2-5 with two home runs, three RBI, and two runs scored. Infielder Nick Cimillo followed close behind as he went 2-4 with a home run, one RBI, and two runs scored. Hits for Greensboro were also tallied by Jack Brannigan (2), Termarr Johnson, Lonnie White Jr., Charles McAdoo, Mitch Jebb, Geovanny Planchart, and Hudson Head.

Leading at the plate for the Drive was outfielder Miguel Ugueto as he went 4-6 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored. Infielder Mikey Romero followed close behind as he went 3-6 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and three runs scored. Hits for Greenville were also tallied by Cutter Coffey (2), Allan Castro (2), Kristian Campbell, Tyler Miller, and Caden Rose.

Starting on the mound for Greensboro was righthanded pitcher Alessandro Ercolani as he tallied two strikeouts and gave up eight hits, 10 runs (nine earned runs) and three free bases on 2.1 innings of work.

Starting on the mound for Greenville was lefthanded pitcher Dalton Rodgers as he recorded five strikeouts and gave up five hits, six runs (five earned runs), and two free bases on 4.1 innings of work. Isaac Stebens recorded the win for the Drive and improved to 1-1 on the season.

The Grasshoppers continue its homestand against the Greenville Drive tomorrow, Thursday, May 23, 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.

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Scores from Wednesday:Greenville 14, Hoppers 12(10 Innings)…Winston-Salem Dash over Bowling Green, 4-1…Hickory topped Asheville 4-2, it was Brooklyn past Hudson Valley 3-1, Rome slipped by the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-2, and finally Aberdeen shut out the Jersey Shore Blue Claws, 2-0…

Today in the South Atlantic League:
6:30 PM ET
(0 – 1)

7:00 PM ET

Hudson Valley
7:00 PM ET

7:00 PM ET

Bowling Green
7:00 PM ET

Jersey Shore

7:05 PM ET

Current Standings:SALLY North-First Place Greensboro Grasshoppers and Jersey Shore BlueClaws both at (23-18)..Brooklyn a game back at (22-19)…Two games out are the Wilmington Blue Rocks at (20-19) and the Aberdeen Iron Birds at (21-20)…At the bottom of the North currently are the Hudson Valley Renegades at (19-19)…
SALLY/South Atlantic League South:Bowling Green Hot Rods at (22-19) and they have a One Game lead over the Rome Emperors at (20-19)…The Winston-Salem Dash are in 3rd Place at (20-21) and Two Games out of first…The Greenville Drive sit in 4th Place and are Three Games back, at (19-22)…The Asheville Tourists are Three and a-Half Games back and in 5th Place with their (18-22) record and down in the cellar in 6th Place, we find the Hickory Crawdads at (15-26) and they are 7 Games out of First Place…

Around the Pirates’ System…..Class A Ball Bradenton Marauders from Wednesday it was Bradenton 7 to 1 winners over Dunedin…Today it is the Dunedin Blue Jays(20-21) at Bradenton(18-23) at 6:30pm
Double A Altoona Curve:from Wednesday, Altoona topped Erie, 2-0…WP former Hopper Eddy Yean(3-1)…2023 Hopper Sun Che Chang was 2-4/Double for the Curve…Sammy Siani from the Hoppers this season was 0-2/BB/RBI…Jace Bowen off of last year’s Hoppers team was 1-2…Former Hopper Sean Sullivan got the start for the Curve and went 6 Innings…Former Hopper Nick Dombkowski got the Save for the Curve…Today Altoona (11-30) at Erie(23-16) at 6:05pm
Triple A Indianapolis Indians:from Wednesday, Iowa Cubs won 8-7 over the Indians, in 11 Innings…Look at the former Hoppers for Indianapolis show SS Liover Peguero went 1-3/3 BBs/2 Runs…1B Matt Gorski was 1-4/Triple/2 Runs/2 RBI(5TH Triple of the Season for Gorski)…RF Matt Frazier 2-4/HR/Double/BB/2 Runs/3 RBI…2B Andres Alvarez 1-5…C Henry Davis 1-1/Double/RBI…Today, Indianapolis(21-23) at the Iowa Cubs(21-26) at 7:38pm…
MLB Pirates:from Wednesday, it was the San Francisco Giants topping the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9 to 5…Former Hopper Jarrett Jones got the start for the Pirates and he went 6 innings, while former Greensboro Grasshopper Carmen Mlodzinski took the loss, he’s now (0-1)..At the plate, former Hopper Jared Triolo was 1-4, plus Hopper of the past, Nick Gonzalez went 1-5…Today it was the Giants(24-26) at the Pirates(23-27) at 12:35…It was Paul Skenes time and turn on the mound for the Bucs/Pirates…Skenes making the scene in a BIG Way….

System:Bradenton(18-23)…Greensboro Grasshoppers(23-18)…Altoona(11-30)…Indianapolis(21-23)…Pittsburgh(23-27)……