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Hoppers lose pitchers' duel in 10 innings

Greenville wins on ground-rule double, spoiling strong pitching performances
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GREENVILLE, S.C. ― Kole Cottam hit a ground-rule double off Oliver Garcia in the bottom of the 10th inning, driving home pinch-runner Jake MacKenzie from second base with the winning run as the Greenville Drive edged the Greensboro Grasshoppers 3-2 on Friday night at Fluor Field. The unearned run off

Fraizer goes 4-for-5 with grand slam as Hoppers win slugfest

Jared Triolo extends hitting streak and Greensboro wins for 13th time in last 17 games
July 23, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C. ― Lead-off hitter Matthew Fraizer went 4-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBIs, helping the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 12-10 victory over the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field on Thursday night. Fraizer's two-out grand slam in the top of the seventh inning broke a 5-5 tie and

Fraizer hits 16th home run in Hoppers' loss

Blake Sabol goes 3-for-4 with two doubles to lead Greensboro offense
July 22, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C. ― Designated hitter Blake Sabol had three hits and lead-off batter Matthew Fraizer hit his team-high 16th home run, but Greensboro stranded 11 baserunners and the Grasshoppers lost to the Greenville Drive on Wednesday night at Fluor Field. The Hoppers (41-27) have won 12 of their last 16

Hoppers win opener in Greenville,  12th win in last 15 games

Grant Ford's strong start, Jared Triolo's three hits lead Greensboro
July 21, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C. ― Third baseman Jared Triolo went 3-for-4 with two doubles and spot starter Grant Ford pitched five effective innings, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 7-4 victory over the Greenville Drive in their series opener at Fluor Field on Tuesday night. The Hoppers (41-26) have won 12 of

Pirates top prospect Nick Gonzales brings proven swing to Greensboro

Seventh overall pick in 2020 draft was college baseball's best hitter
June 16, 2021

This article can also be found in our May 25 digital gameday program, by clicking here. GREENSBORO ― Often the game we love doesn’t love us back. That’s baseball, a game of routine failure punctuated by just enough moments of success that keep us coming back for more. And so

Hoppers stay hot, win 5 of 6 in series at Rome

Nick Gonzales gets four hits, Lolo Sanchez homers and Tahnaj Thomas pitches well in return
July 19, 2021

ROME, Ga. ― Top prospect Nick Gonzales went 4-for-5 with a triple and an RBI, and Lolo Sanchez hit his ninth home run of the season, helping the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 7-5 victory over the Rome Braves in their series finale Sunday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium. The Hoppers

Gonzales' bases-loaded single lifts Hoppers past Rome

Reliever Colin Selby gets second win of series; Aaron Shackelford and Matt Gorski hit HRs
July 18, 2021

ROME, Ga. ― Nick Gonzales hit a tie-breaking, two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Rome Braves 8-5 on Saturday night at State Mutual Stadium. Aaron Shackelford hit his 15th home run of the season

Gorski's two-run single caps Hoppers' winning rally at Rome

Pitching prospect Quinn Priester turns in longest outing of pro career
July 17, 2021

ROME, Ga. ― Matt Gorski hit a tie-breaking, two-run single with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the eighth inning, lifting the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 5-4 victory over the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium on Friday night. The Hoppers trailed 3-2 heading into the

Rome pitchers combine on 4-hit shutout to beat Hoppers

With prospect Carmen Mlodzinski on IL, newcomer Santiago Florez makes first start for Greensboro; Matt Fraizer's hit streak snapped
July 16, 2021

ROME, Ga. ― Right-hander A.J. Puckett and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout, and the Rome Braves beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 6-0 on Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium. Jared Triolo went 2-for-4, and Matt Gorski was 1-for-2 with a double and two walks to lead Greensboro (37-26). The

Hoppers ace Quinn Priester pitches in Futures Game

July 11, 2021

DENVER, Colo. ― Greensboro Grasshoppers right-hander Quinn Priester pitched to three batters in his appearance in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday at Coors Field, closing out the fourth inning for the National League team on the way to an 8-3 victory over the American League prospects. The Futures Game

Hoppers take advantage of 5 Rome errors in win

Jared Triolo and Grant Koch finish with two hits apiece; Matt Fraizer extends hitting streak
July 15, 2021

ROME, Ga. ― Jared Triolo went 2-for-4 with a double and scored the tie-breaking run on two errors in the eighth inning, as the Greensboro Grasshoppers beat the mistake-prone Rome Braves 4-3 on Wednesday at State Mutual Stadium. Grant Koch doubled twice for the Hoppers, Matthew Fraizer was 1-for-5 with

Hoppers pitchers combine on one-hit shutout at Rome

Aaron Shackelford's HR in 9th lifts Greensboro to 2-0 win; Braves break up no-hit bid in 8th inning
July 14, 2021

ROME, Ga. ― Aaron Shackelford hit a two-out, two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, and four Greensboro pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout as the Grasshoppers beat the Rome Braves 2-0 on Tuesday night at State Mutual Stadium. Hoppers lead-off hitter Matthew Fraizer went 1-for-3 to

Fraizer extends hitting streak in Hoppers loss

Greensboro lead-off hitter homers to run streak to 10 games, and Hoppers win series despite lopsided loss in finale
July 11, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Matthew Fraizer hit his team-leading 15th home run and extended his hitting streak to 10 games, but the Greensboro Grasshoppers lost their series finale to the Asheville Tourists 10-3 on Sunday afternoon at First National Bank Field. The Hoppers (35-25) won four out of six games in the

Triolo's walk-off double in 10th inning lifts Hoppers over Asheville

Pitching prospect Carmen Mlodzinki leaves start early with shoulder tightness
July 11, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Jared Triolo doubled down the left-field line, driving home Aaron Shackelford from second base with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Greensboro Grasshoppers beat the Asheville Tourists 4-3 on Saturday night at First National Bank Field. The Hoppers spilled out of the

Hitters club 3 HRs, pitchers strike out 18 in Hoppers' victory

Jared Triolo and Matt Gorski hit back-to-back homers, and four pitchers combine on 18 Ks
July 10, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Jared Triolo and Matt Gorski hit back-to-back home runs deep over the center field fence, and four Greensboro pitchers combined for 18 strikeouts as the Grasshoppers beat the Asheville Tourists 4-2 before a fireworks night crowd of 5,722 Friday at First National Bank Field. Lolo Sanchez also hit

Tourists hit 5 home runs in 13-7 win over Hoppers

Aaron Shackelford goes 2-for-5 with an RBI in return to Hoppers lineup
July 9, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Alex Holderbach hit two of Asheville's five home runs, and the Tourists pounded out 17 hits on the way to a 13-7 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at First National Bank Field on Thursday night. Holderbach, the ninth hitter in Ashville's lineup, went 4-for-5 with three runs scored

Burrows' dominant start leads Hoppers over Tourists

Michael Burrows strikes out 10, and Matt Fraizer extends hitting streak in win
July 7, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Michael Burrows took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out 10 batters, and Matthew Fraizer hit his 14th home run of the season to pull into a tie for the league lead, helping the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 5-2 victory over the Asheville Tourists on a

Fraizer's second homer of game lifts Hoppers to walk-off win over Asheville

Matt Fraizer hits two two-run shots, moves into league lead in batting average and runs scored
July 7, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Matthew Fraizer hit a two-run home run with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 7-5 walk-off victory over the Asheville Tourists at First National Bank Field on Tuesday night. Fraizer drove a 1-0 pitch from reliever Chandler Casey (3-1,

Quinn Priester and Roansy Contreras to Represent Pirates Organization at All-Star Futures Game

Selections mark first time Bucs will have two pitchers in Futures Game since 2012
June 30, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers Roansy Contreras and Quinn Priester have been named to the National League roster for the All-Star Futures Game. The announcement was made today by Major League Baseball. The game will take place on July 11 at Coors Field in Denver as part of All-Star Sunday. The 21-year-old

Hoppers hit 7 doubles, split series with Hot Rods

Will Matthiessen goes 8-for-17 with 4 doubles and HR on road trip
July 5, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― Red-hot Will Matthiessen hit two more doubles, and Greensboro finished with seven doubles in all as the Grasshoppers clobbered host Bowling Green 13-5 Sunday evening to split their six-game series with the Hot Rods. Greensboro scored its 13 runs on 13 hits ― seven doubles and

Shockley's home run lifts Hoppers over Hot Rods

Greensboro's Matt Fraizer goes 3-for-5 to continue hot streak
July 4, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― Reserve catcher Dylan Shockley hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the top of the eighth inning, lifting the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 6-5 win over the host Hot Rods at Bowling Green Stadium on Saturday night. Shockley drilled a 3-1 pitch from reliever Colby White

Back-to-back home runs lift Hot Rods over Hoppers

Bowling Green scores 3 in the eighth inning to break open tie game
July 2, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― Grant Witherspoon and Jordan Qsar hit back-to-back home runs with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break open a tie game and lead the Hot Rods to a 6-3 win over the Grasshoppers at Bowling Green Stadium on Friday night. Right-hander Will

Matthiessen doubles twice, homers to lead Hoppers over Hot Rods

Alvarez goes 4-for-5 in return from IL; Jennings shuts door in relief
July 2, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― Greensboro first baseman Will Matthiessen went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs, leading the Grasshoppers to a 7-3 victory over the Hot Rods at Bowling Green Stadium on Thursday night. Matthiessen, who was promoted from Class-A Bradenton on May 21, had his

Hoppers lose back-to-back one-run games at Bowling Green

Matt Fraizer and Liover Peguero finish with two hits apiece for Hoppers
July 1, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― Evan Edwards hit the second pitch thrown by reliever Garrett Leonard for a solo home run, breaking a 2-2 tie, and the Hot Rods held off the Greensboro Grasshoppers for a 3-2 victory Wednesday at Bowling Green Stadium. Greensboro (28-22) put its lead-off hitter on base

Bases-loaded walk in bottom of 9th sinks Hoppers

Lolo Sanchez drives home both runs in 3-2 loss to Hot Rods
June 30, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― Greensboro closer Oliver Garcia walked Connor Hollis on four pitches with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the first-place Hot Rods eked out a 3-2 victory over the second-place Grasshoppers in their first game at Bowling Green Stadium on a rainy