Greensboro Grasshoppers Tuesday Night Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner: Hoppers’ White drives in Brown with Walkoff Winner, as GSO tops Jersey Shore in 10 to get the WIN!!!

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

Final from Tuesday night at First National Bank Field:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 5, Jersey Shore Blue Claws 4…10 Innings
Elijah Birdsong(2-0)
LP:Daniel Harper(0-2)

Hoppers' Line-   5-11-0
Blue Claws' Line-4- 7-0

Greensboro Grasshoppers(30-21)
Jersey Shore Blue Claws(28-24)

Greensboro Grasshoppers get a Walkoff Single from Lonnie White Jr. in the Bottom of the Tenth Inning, with White Jr. driving the pinch runner for Nick Cimillo at second base, and that was Luke Brown…Brown was the ghost runner for the Hoppers in the bottom of the 10th and he took second base on a SAC bunt from Mitch Jebb, and then Lonnie White Jr. launched a single to center to score Luke Brown, and the Hoppers Win Again…

Here is the official scoring of that White drives in Brown for the Win play:
Bottom 10th

Lonnie White Jr. singles on a ground ball to center fielder Justin Crawford. Luke Brown scores.
JS 4,GBO 5

The Hoppers were down in the game, 1-0 after one inning, and then Greensboro got going in the bottom of the fifth, when they took a 2-1 lead over Jersey Shore…The Claws battled back to tie the game up at 2-2, in the Top of the Sixth Inning…The Grasshoppers would break that tie quickly, as they move back in front, 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning…But, in what was a real back-and-forth game, the Claws grabbed the lead back from the Hoppers, with Jersey going on top, 4-3, with the Claws two runs in the top of the 7th inning…But not be outdone, or out run, the Grasshoppers got a solo Home Run from Nick Cimillo, to tie the game up again, at 4-4, in the bottom of the 8th inning…

Here is how that Nick Cimillo game-tying home run looked in the Bottom of the 8th:
Bottom 8th

Nick Cimillo homers on a fly ball to left field.
JS 4,GBO 4

One of the key defensive plays of the game came in the top of the Tenth Inning, with the Jersey Shore Blue Claws at the plate(The Blue Claws had the bases loaded with Jersey Shore runners and then…
William Bergolla grounds into a double play, pitcher Elijah Birdsong to shortstop Jack Brannigan to first baseman Nick Cimillo. Erick Brito out at 2nd. William Bergolla out at 1st. 3 outs……

Looking back at the Top Hopper Hitters of the Night….And we have to give out the Player of the Game Award to Lonnie White Jr., for bringing Luke Brown in from second base with the game-winning run…Lonnie White Jr. went 2-4/Double/BB/2 Runs/RBI, and that was the Game-Winning Run for White Jr. Nick Cimillo was 2-5/HR/Run/RBI…HR #8 on the season for Cimillo…Jack Brannigan 2-4/Double/BB/Run/RBI…Joshua Palacios 1-3/Double/RBI…Hudson Head 1-4/RBI…Shawn Ross 1-4…Termarr Johnson 1-5…Charles McAdoo 1-5…McAdoo still batting .329 for the season…P.J. Hilson 0-3/BB…Luke Brown a Pinch Runner who scored the Game-Winning Run….

The Greensboro Grasshoppers starting pitcher Derek Diamond went five innings, allowing 1 run, on 4 hits, with 1 BB/3 Ks…The Hoppers’ Winning Pitcher Elijah Birdsong worked 2 innings, giving up 0 runs, on 0 hits, with 2 BBs/1 K…

The Blue Claws losing pitcher Daniel Harper with the 1/3 inning of work, giving up the 1 Run, on 1 Hit…Luke Brown the run, Lonning White Jr. the RBI hit….Claws’ starter, Mitch Neunborn pitched three innings, and he was sharp, allowing 0 runs, and 0 hits, with 1 BB/2 Ks…The Claws used 7 pitchers and the Hoppers had 5 pitchers working in this key SALLY North contest…

Key Jersey Shore Blue Claw batters/hitters were, Leandro Pineda 2-5/Double/Run, and Erick Brito who went 2-3/Double/2 BBs…..

Hoppers take Game One of this week’s Six Game Set with the Jersey Shore Blue Claws….Greensboro Grasshoppers now with a 2 1/2 Games lead over both Jersey Shore, and the Brooklyn Cyclones, in the SAL North…Both Claws, and Clones, now at (28-24) for 2024…

Game Particulars:
Attendance-2,806
Time of Game/TOG-2:48
Game Time Temp-74 Degrees

Up Next:
Jersey Shore Blue Claws(28-24) at the Greensboro Grasshoppers(30-21) on Wednesday night at 6:35, inside First National Bank Field, in beautiful downtown Greensboro…If you can’t make to the game, be sure to Listen Live, when you CLICK HERE for GSOHoppers.com…

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