Greensboro Grasshoppers Saturday Night Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Baseball Commissioner: Hoppers fall behind, make comeback, but still lose by a run to Greenville Drive on Military Appreciation Night at FNB Field

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

Final from Saturday night at First National Bank Field, in downtown Greensboro, on Military Appreciation Night:
Greenville Drive 3, Greensboro Grasshoppers 2
WP:Connelly Early(1-3)
LP:Wilber Dotel(2-2)
SV:Cade Feeney(1)

Drive' Line-  3-7-1
Hoppers' Line-2-5-0

Greensboro Grasshoppers(25-19)
Greenville Drive(20-24)

The Greenboro Grasshoppers were down 3-0, going to the bottom of the ninth inning, and at that point, that is where the Hoppers mounted their comeback…Nick Cimillo gets hit by a pitch…Then the Hoppers get a deep Double from Charles McAdoo, and McAdoo’s fly ball to left field, nearly got out of there, but after the Mac whack, the Hoppers got a SAC from Lonnie White Jr., and that SAC Fly to left field was caught by the Greenville Drive leftfielder, and he backed up to get ready for the ball, then he came sprinting in to make the catch on the run, and tried to used his forward momentum, to help him on his throw to the plate, but Bryan Gonzalez was still late to the plate, and Nick Cimillo scored from third base…

McAdoo’s double had moved Cimillo from first to third, after he had reached on that HBP…McAdoo tagged up and advanced to second base on the Lonnie White Jr. SAC Fly, and from third base, McAdoo came in to score on a ground ball by Mitch Jebb…It was a groundout by Jebb, and now there were two Hopper outs, and the bottom of Nine, with the game still on the line, as the Grasshoppers had cut that 3-0 lead to now just one run at 3-2, and Hudson Head came to the plate as a pinch hitter for Maikol Escotto…Head grounded out to second baseman Kristian Campbell, and the Greenboro Grasshoppers were out of outs, and this game was in the books, with Drive topping the Hoppers, 3-2…

A real nice ninth inning comeback, but the Hoppers came up just a bit short…

Here is the rundown, on how the Hoppers got their runs in the bottom of that ninth inning:
Bottom 9th
Lonnie White Jr. out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Bryan Gonzalez. Nick Cimillo scores. Charles McAdoo to 3rd. 1 out

Mitch Jebb grounds out, second baseman Kristian Campbell to first baseman Tyler Miller. Charles McAdoo scores. 2 outs

The Greenville Drive had gone up early in the contest behind the solid pitching of their starting pitcher, Connelly Early, and the Drive came alive in the top of the First Inning, scoring two runs, on their two-run Home Run from Cutter Coffey, scoring Kristian Campbell who had walked and Coffey, who drilled his homer to right field for that 2-0 Greenville Drive advantage…

The Drive made that 2-0 lead stick until the seventh inning when Greenville got grinding with Kristian Campbell sending a fly ball to right field, and Campbell’s single scored Bryan Gonzalez from third, after Gonzalez had reached base on a fielder’s choice…

Greeville had their 3-0 lead now, and the Drive made it stick, by holding off the Hoppers charge in the bottom of the ninth inning…

Looking back at the Hoppers’s hitters:Nick Cimillo 0-2/BB/HBP/Run…Charles McAdoo 3-4/Double/Run/RBI…(McAdoo now batting .317 for the season.)…P.J. Hilson went 2-3…That’s it for all of the Greensboro Grasshoppers hitting on Saturday night…3 hits for McAdoo, and 2 hits for Hilson, plus the walk by Cimillo…And Cimillo’s walk was the BB of the game for the Grasshoppers…

The top hitters of the night for Greenville were Kristian Campbell and Cutter Coffey…Cambell goes 2-3/BB/Run/RBI…Coffey was 1-4/HR/2 RBI…

Very strong and efficient start by the Greenville Drive’s WP Connelly Early, who went 6 Innings, giving up 0 Runs, on 2 hits, with 1 BB/6 Ks…On the other side of the coin, the Grasshoppers starter, Wilber Dotel, worked 4 1/3 Innings, allowing 2 runs, on 4 hits, with 2 BBs/4 Ks, and he gave up the two-run HR to Cutter Coffey…

A 3-2 final, and the Hoppers did battle back in aggressive fashion, on Military Appreciation Night…

Game Particulars:
Time of Game/TOG-2:21
Game Time Temp-76 Degress
First Pitch came in at-6:35pm

Up Next:
Greenville Drive(20-24) at the Greensboro Grasshoppers(25-19) on Sunday night at 6:30pm, at First National Bank Field, in beautiful downtown Greensboro…If you can’t make it to the game, be sure to Listen Live, when you CLICK HERE….

On Saturday night’s game from Callie Cline, at
Grasshoppers Fall to the Drive, 3-2 on Saturday Evening

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro Grasshoppers fell to the Greenville Drive, 3-2 on Saturday, May 25. The Drive improved to 20-24 on the season while the Grasshoppers fell to 25-19. Greenville outhit Greensboro 7-5 as the Drive had one mishap.

Outfielder Charles McAdoo led the Grasshoppers offense as he went 3-4 with a double and one run scored. Outfielder P.J. Hilson followed behind as he went 2-3.

Leading at the dish for the Drive was Kristian Campbell as he went 2-3 with one RBI and one run scored. Hits for Greenville were also tallied by Ahbram Liendo, Cutter Coffey, Miguel Ugueto, Luis Ravelo, and Tyler Miller.

Starting on the mound for Greensboro was righthanded pitcher Wilber Dotel as he tallied four strikeouts and gave up four hits, two earned runs, and two free bases on 4.1 innings of work. Dotel took the loss for the Grasshoppers and fell to 2-2 on the season.

Starting on the rubber for Greenville was lefthanded Connelly Early as he tallied six strikeouts and gave up two hits and one free base on six scoreless innings of work. Early tabbed the win for the Drive and improved to 1-3 on the season.

The Grasshoppers finish out its homestand against the Greenville Drive tomorrow, Sunday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. for Family Funday Sunday & Memorial Day Fireworks. To purchase tickets to any Greensboro Grasshoppers game, visit or call our front office at (336) 268-2255).