By Doug Maurer / Asheville Tourists | August 9, 2019 10:12 PM
GREENSBORO- The Asheville Tourists looked a little fatigued on Friday night. So did the Greensboro Grasshoppers. It is understandable after the two teams played a three-hour forty-five-minute marathon on Thursday and Friday's game temperatures were pushing the mid-90's. Greensboro grabbed a 2-1 lead early and held on to win by the same score.
The two teams combined for only 11 hits but the Tourists seemed to look a little more comfortable than their opponents at the plate. Kyle Datres had a pair of hits, including a triple, and is now 11-for-his-last-21 at the plate. Coco Montes flew out to the wall in right field twice. His other two at-bats were balls caught on the warning track.
Daniel Montano had one hauled in right in front of the wall as well. The run the Tourists did score was in the second inning when Willie MacIver raced home from first on a Grasshoppers fielding error.
Ryan Feltner pitched very well in his second start since being activated from the IL. Feltner worked five innings and gave his team plenty of chances to overcome the early deficit. Feltner retired the final seven batters he faced.
The Grasshoppers plated both of their runs on two-out RBI singles by Fabricio Macias; one night after failing to record a hit in 13 chances with runners in scoring position. Raymells Rosa and Reagan Todd combined for three scoreless innings out of the Tourists bullpen.
The loss drops the Tourists back into second place in their division and evens up the current series with the Grasshoppers to one game apiece.
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