Greensboro Grasshoppers Thursday Night Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner: Hoppers top JS BlueClaws in 10 Innings, as GSO scores three runs in a wild Top of the Tenth to take it

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

Final Score from Thursday night in Lakewood, New Jersey:
Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Jersey Shore BlueClaws 2…10 Innings
WP:Elijah Birdsong(4-0)
LP:Gunner Mayer(3-2)
SV:Jaycob Deese(1)

Hoppers' Line-4-5-2
Claws' Line-  2-5-2

Greensboro Grasshoppers(43-28/4-2)
Jersey Shore BlueClaws(41-31/3-3)

Game all tied up at 1-1 after nine innings, at Lakewood, New Jersey, and it was time for extra innings, or should we say, an extra inning on Thursday night….As well as being a 1-1 game after the regulation 9 innings, it was also a 1-1 game at the end of five innings, and it stayed that way until the Top of the Tenth…

The Grasshoppes nailed it down with three runs in the top of that 10th frame, and made sure they got the edge they needed, and they went on to make their winning margin stand up, and they won by the final score of 4-2 Hoppers….Not a bad idea at all to get as many runs as you can while you are able to score, and doing that, put the Hoppers over the top, in the Top of the Tenth….

Here’s a look at the fifth inning, when both clubs scored to make it 1-1, at the end of five innings….
Top 5th
Termarr Johnson singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Leandro Pineda. Josiah Sightler scores.
GBO 1,JS 0

Bottom 5th
Felix Reyes homers on a fly ball to left center field.
GBO 1,JS 1

And here is a detailed look at what the Grasshoppers did to put together those key three runs in the Top of the Tenth Inning….One of the keys for the Hoppers, was getting that Ghost Runner, P.J. Hilson to the plate, and Hilson scored with just one out, so the Hoppers still had two outs to work with, to bring in more runs…And we said it was sort of a Wild top of the 10th inning, and it was as P.J. Hilson scored on a Wild Pitch…Run one in…Kalae Harrison scores on a throwing error…Run two in…Termarr Johnson scores on a Base-Loaded Walk…Run three In…All three runs really come in Unearned…Wild Pitch, Throwing Error, and Walk….
Top 10th
Defensive Switch
Troy Schreffler remains in the game as the left fielder.
Runner Placed On Base
P.J. Hilson starts inning at 2nd base.

Josiah Sightler flies out to center fielder Justin Crawford. P.J. Hilson to 3rd. 1 out

Kalae Harrison walks.
GBO 1,JS 1

Wild pitch by pitcher Gunner Mayer. P.J. Hilson scores. Kalae Harrison to 2nd.
GBO 2,JS 1

Termarr Johnson walks.
GBO 2,JS 1

Jack Brannigan singles on a line drive to shortstop Aidan Miller. Kalae Harrison scores. Termarr Johnson to 3rd. Jack Brannigan to 2nd. Throwing error by shortstop Aidan Miller.
GBO 3,JS 1

Gunner Mayer intentionally walks Shawn Ross.

Nick Cimillo called out on strikes. 2 outs

Hudson Head walks. Termarr Johnson scores. Jack Brannigan to 3rd. Shawn Ross to 2nd.
GBO 4,JS 1

Forceout
Lonnie White Jr. grounds into a force out, shortstop Aidan Miller to third baseman Zach Arnold. Shawn Ross out at 3rd. 3 outs

Hoppers give up one run in the bottom of the tenth inning, but do Win the Game, 4-2, over the JS BlueClaws…

Grasshoppers hitters as they score 4 runs, on 5 hits, but still went down 14 times on Strikeouts…Were able to draw six walks…Jack Brannigan was 2-5…Josiah Sightler 2-5/Double/Run…Termarr Johnson 1-4/BB/Run/RBI…And that accounts for the Hoppers five hits right there…P.J. Hilson 0-4//Run…Kalae Harrison 0-3/BB/Run…

Top hitters for Jersey Shore were:Erick Brito 2-5/RBI…Felix Reyes 1-4/HR/2 Runs…

Greensboro Grasshoppers’ Winning Pitcher Elijah Birdsong(4-0) was still officially in the game, when the Hoppers moved in front, in the Top of the Tenth..Birdsong goes 2 Innings, giving up 0 Runs, on 0 Hits, with 2 BBs/1 K…Jacycob Deese closed things out and was the finisher for the Hoppers on the hill, in the bottom of the 10th, with 1 Inning of work, giving up the 1 Run, on 1 hit, 0 BB/0 K…

Game Particulars:
Attendance-3,567
Time of Game/TOG-2:37
Game Time Temp-83 Degrees

Up Next:
Greensboro Grasshoppers(43-28/4-2) at the Jersey Shore BlueClaws(41-31/3-3) on Friday night at 7:05pm…