Greensboro Grasshoppers Sunday Night Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for Insurance Commissioner: Hoppers keep hitting those Homers, as Ross and Hilson both go Long Gone in Sunday night’s one-run Victory over Greenville Drive

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

The Greensboro Grasshoppers need to keep winning series or get splits, and The Split is exactly what you get, after Sunday night’s 5-4 win by the Hoppers over the Greenville Drive…This week’s Six-Game Series with Greenville ended up 3-3, and now you still have the Hoppers in first place in South Atlantic League Northern Division….The Greensboro Grasshoppers(26-19) have a one game lead over the Jersey Shore Blue Claws(25-20)…..

Final from the Sunday night, at First National Bank Field:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Greenville Drive 4
WP:Jaden Woods(1-0)
LP:Isaac Stebens(1-2)
SV:Luis Peralta(2)

Hoppers' Line-5-6-1
Drive' Line-  4-7-1

Greensboro Grasshoppers(26-19)
Greenville Drive(20-25)

The Hoppers just keep on hitting those Homers…Three more on Sunday night, and Shawn Ross hit two long balls, while P.J. Hilson connected once…For Ross, he now has eight(8) HRs on the season, plus Hilson has his dinger ringer reach 6 HRs, and Hilson has only been here, around three weeks…

For the season, the Greensboro Grasshoppers have 65 Home Runs as a team, and they are almost 20 HRs ahead of the next closet team to them, the Asheville Tourists, who have 48 home runs for 2024…On the flip side, the Greensboro Grasshoppers have a team batting average of .219, but hey, they need to just keep on hitting those Homers, and let the Long Gone/Long Ball, be their best friend…The Hoppers are still in first place, so let them keep hitting them hard…

From Sunday, the Hoppers fell behind in the first inning, with the Greenville Drive jumping out in front, 2-0 over the Hoppers…Kristian Campbell singled and scored for Greenville, while Allan Castro walked and scored…Miguel Ugueto drove in Campbell with a SAC Fly to right field, and Ugueto had a line drive to right field, that brought Castro home…Two-zip Drive at the end of the first inning..

In the bottom of the second frame, the Greensboro Grasshoppers got rolling when Hudson Head reached on a ground ball single to right field, then P.J. Hilson came up with a bloop single to left center field, and next up to the plate was Shawn Ross, who sent both Head and Hilson home, and Ross followed right behind them, after Ross plated his Three-Run home run, which made it HR #7 of the season for Ross…What was a 2-0 game, was now a 3-2 contest, in favor of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, from First National Bank Field…(Got me thinking about the old New Bridge Bank Park, there for a second.)

It was 3-2 Hoppers and it stayed that way until Ross planted another ball on top of the left field hill, and this Ross HR(his eighth of the year) came as a solo shot, and it put the home team up 4-2, and it looked like this game might be on ICE, but No Sir…Ross got it rolling the Hops way again in the 6th inning…

But in the seventh frame, the Greenville Drive came right back and tied the game…The Drive’s Kristian Campbell busted a rocket to the left field, and it carried both Campbell and his teammate Bryan Gonzalez to the plate…A two-run homer for the Drive and our Sunday night Memorial Day Weekend Game was locked up, at 4-4….Campbell’s game-tying clout came off of Hoppers’ reliever Emmanuel Chapman…

Brand new ball game, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers had worked so hard to get that 4-2 lead, and now it was gone…But just like John Belushi and his rag-tag team always said, “Over, It’s Not Over Till We Say It’s OVER”…”Was it over when the Germans bombed Peral Harbor”??? Nooooo, let’s Goooo…And it always sounded better when John was saying it, but I am sure you sort of get what I mean here…

The Hoppers were still in it to win it, and it happened again in the bottom of the eighth inning…Fairly newcomer P.J. Hilson, from Jonesboro, Arkansas, was at the plate there in the botttom of 8, and he just couldn’t wait, he felt like he had date with fate, and not Kate, and he hit one Straight Out of the Ballpark, with P.J. going LONG to left, and Hilson put that Home Run ball on top of the left field hill…What proved to be a Game-Winning, Two-Out Home Run, off of the bat of Mr. Hilson…

That home run hit by Hilson ended up being the Game-Winner, as the Greensboro Grasshoppers went on to win the game, 5-4…Yes 5-4 was your final score, and the Hoppers-Drive game concluded just before the Super-Charged heavy rains hit First National Bank Field….Every time I bring my umbrella with me to the game, it never rains…I don’t carry the Umbrella in with me, it Pours Down RAIN…

And RAIN is that four-letter word you never say out loud in the Press Box…If you said or mentioned RAIN in the old days, they would kick your butt out of the Press Box, and tell you not to come back…Also put 50 cents/2 Quarters in the plastic cup at the door on your way out….That was the Code of the Box, back in those days…

Hoppers Win, 5-4….

A look at the Hopper Hitters:Jack Brannigan 1-3/Double/HBP…Nick Cimillo 0-2/2 BBs…Hudson Head 1-3/BB/Run…And the real action came from the 7 and 8 spots in the batting order…#7 man, P.J. Hilson was 2-4/HR/RBI/2 Runs…#8 man, Shawn Ross went 2-4/2 HRs/2 Runs/4 RBI…Luke Brown 0-2/BB…We have Shawn Ross going as the Player of the Game with his 2 Home Runs and 4 RBI…

Greenville Drive batters:Mikey Romero 1-5…Kristian Campbell 2-4/HR/2 Runs/2 RBI…Allan Castro 0-3/BB/Run…Ronald Rosario 1-3/BB..Miguel Ugueto 0-3/SAC Fly RBI…Ahbram Liendo 2-3/BB/RBI…Bryan Gonzalez 1-3/BB/Run…

Solid Start from Hoppers’ starting pitcher Dominic Perachi who went five innings out of the gate, with 2 Runs, on 4 hits, 2 BBs/5 Ks on his account…Perachi was in line to be the Winning Pitcher until the Drive tied the game up in the seventh inning, at 4-4…When Perachi left the game, after the fifth, the Hoppers were up 4-2…Hoppers reliever Jaden Woods came on after Emmanuel Chapman gave up the two-run home run to Kristian Campbell, there in the 7th inning, and Woods had the goods, working an inning and a-third, with 0 Runs/1 Hit/0 BBs/2 Ks…Luis Peralta had the salvo to get the Save with his ninth inning finish, with a clean slate, including one strikeout and 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BBs…

The Drive’s long releif man, Isaac Stebens was charged with the loss, after he gave up the game-winning Home Run to P.J. Hilson…Stebens overall worked 3 1/3 innings, allowing 2 Runs, on 2 Hits, with 0 BBs/3 Ks…The fly in the ointment for Stebens, were the two HRs he allowed…The one to Ross in the 6th, and the Game-Winner to Hilson, in the 8th inning…

There you go, that is the long and the short of the Sunday night win for the home team, on Memorial Weekend, at First National Bank Field…

Game Particulars:
Attendance-4,788
Time of Game/TOG-2:20
Game Time Temp-81 Degrees
First Pitch Came In at-6:34pm…..

Next Up:
Greensboro Grasshoppers OFF on Monday…Then on Tuesday, it will be the Greensboro Grasshoppers(26-19) at the Asheville Tourists(20-24) at McCormick Field, in Asheville, N.C. and the first pitch is due in at 6:35pm…..

from Callie Cline at GSOHoppers.com on Sunday Night’s game with Hoppers vs. Drive:
Grasshoppers Take Final Game of its Home Series Against the Drive, 5-4

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro Grasshoppers took the final game of its home series against the Greenville Drive, 5-4 on Sunday, May 26. The Grasshoppers improved to 26-19 while the Drive fell to 20-25. Greenville outhit Greensboro 7-6 as both teams had one mishap.

Catcher Shawn Ross led at the dish for the Grasshoppers as he went 2-4 with two home runs, four RBI, and two runs scored. P.J. Hilson followed behind as he went went 2-4 with one home run, one RBI, and two runs scored. Hits for Greensboro were also tallied by Jack Brannigan and Hudson Head.

Leading at the plate for the Drive was designated hitter Kristian Campbell as he went 2-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored. Infielder Ahbram Liendo followed close behind as he went 2-3 with one RBI. Hits for the Drive were also tallied by Mikey Romero, Ronald Rosario, and Bryan Gonzalez.

Starting on the mound for Greensboro was lefthanded pitcher Dominic Perachi as he tallied five strikeouts and gave up four hits, two earned runs, and free bases on five innings of work. Jaden Woods took the win for the Grasshoppers as he improved to 1-0 on the season while Luis Peralta recorded his second save.

Starting on the mound for Greenville was lefthanded pitcher Hayden Mullins as he recorded seven strikeouts and gave up four hits, three earned runs, and four free bases on 4.2 innings of work. Stebens took the loss for the Drive and fell to 1-2 on the season.

The Grasshoppers are back in action on the road on Tuesday, May 28 as they take on the Asheville Tourists in Asheville, N.C. To purchase tickets to any Greensboro Grasshoppers game, visit www.gsohoppers.com or call our front office at (336) 268-2255%20268-2255)).