Greensboro Grasshoppers Friday Night Baseball Report brought to us by Mike Causey for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner: Barco throws Five Innings of No-Hit ball plus Grand Slam HR from Cimillo/Solo HR and Triple by White Jr.

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

These performances we listed in the headlines were more than enough to secure a 14-1 Greensboro Grasshoppers win on Friday night, at Lakewood, New Jersey…..We see where Hoppers’ starting pitcher, Hunter Barco, goes five innings, and he gave up 0 Runs, on 0/Zero Hits, with 1 BB/9 Ks…Nine(9) strikeouts by Barco over his five innnings…Plus Nick Cimillo connected on his 13th HR of the season, and it was a Grand Slam home run, and he was joined in the Long Ball circle by Lonnie White Jr., who came up with his 11 home run for 2024, and White Jr. was there with a solo shot, but Lonnie White Jr. was also good for a Triple on Friday night…

All Hoppers in this one…Two runs on the second inning, four more in the third, and the Grasshoppers added three additional runs in the fifth inning, to take a 9-0 lead over the JS BlueClaws, behind Hunter Barco’s no-hit ball over five innings….

Let’s take a closer look at how the Greensboro Grasshoppers grabbed that 9-0 lead after five frames….A Balk and a Passed Ball, factored into the Hoppers scoring….
Top 2nd
With Josiah Sightler batting, Mitch Jebb scores on a balk. P.J. Hilson advances to 2nd on a balk.
GBO 1,JS 0

Josiah Sightler singles on a ground ball to center fielder Emaarion Boyd. P.J. Hilson scores.
GBO 2,JS 0

Top 3rd
Nick Cimillo hits a grand slam to left center field. Termarr Johnson scores. Jack Brannigan scores. Shawn Ross scores.
GBO 6,JS 0

Top 5th
Lonnie White Jr. triples on a sharp line drive to left fielder Troy Schreffler. Nick Cimillo scores. Mitch Jebb scores.
GBO 8,JS 0

Passed ball by catcher Jordan Dissin. Lonnie White Jr. scores.
GBO 9,JS 0

Looking at the Hoppers’ hitters, with Lonnie White Jr., and Geovanny Planchart leading the way overall, with 2 hits each…Lonnie White Jr. 2-4/HR/Triple/BB/3 Runs/3 RBI…Geovanny Planchart 2-5/RBI…Nick Cimillo 1-2/HR/2 BBs/3 Runs/4 RBI…P.J. Hilson 2-5/Double/2 Runs/2 RBI…Josiah Sightler 1-3/BB/2 RBI…Shawn Ross 1-5/Run…Termarr Johnson 1-6/Run…Mitch Jebb 0-2/2 BBs/3 Runs…Jack Brannigan 0-5/Run…The Grasshoppers with those 14 runs, on 9 hits, they drew 6 BBs, and still found a way to strike out 14 times in the ballgame…

The Hoppers bullpen, with Linares, Garcia, and position player Maikil Escotto, following Barco, the pen gave up just the one run, on 7 hits, with 1 BB and 5 Ks, over four innings of relief pitching…

The Jersey Shore BlueClaws’ starting pitcher, Jean Cabrera, took the loss for the Claws, as he went 4 innings, allowing 6 runs, on 5 hits, with 3 BBs/4 Ks, and gave up one home run…

BlueClaws at the plate on Friday night, were led by Keaton Anthony, who was 3-4/RBI…They also got a 2-4/Doulbe/Run night from Felix Reyes…The Grasshoppers pitching staff only walked two BlueClaw batters and that is very strong, right there…

Another solid win for the Greensboro Grasshoppers and let’s go ahead and hit our key game info for Friday night, as we slide in with that content right now…Must say again, just might have seen Hunter Barco’s best overall start/effort of the season….

Final from Friday Night at Lakewood, New Jersey:
Greenboro Grasshoppers 14, Jersey Shore BlueClaws 1
WP:Hunter Barco(3-1)
LP:Jean Cabrera(4-4)

Hoppers' Line- 14-9-0
BlueClaws' Line-1-7-2

Greensboro Grasshoppers(44-28)
Jersey Shore BlueClaws(41-32)

Game Particulars:
Time of Game/TOG-2:38
Game Time Temp-70 Degrees

Up Next:
Greensboro Grasshoppers(44-28) at the Jeresy Shore BlueClaws(41-32) on Saturday night, at 7:05pm, there in Lakewood, New Jersey….