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Matt Fraizer promoted after Hoppers' matinee win

Nick Gonzales and Aaron Shackelford hit HRs in win over Hickory, but Hoppers lose league's top hitter to Altoona
August 4, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The best offensive player in the league so far this season was promoted Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the Greensboro Grasshoppers won without him in the lineup. Lead-off hitter Matthew Fraizer had a scheduled day off for the Hoppers' matinee against the Hickory Crawdads, watching from the dugout in

New-look Hickory hits 5 HRs in win over Ocelotes

Aaron Shackelford's tape-measure home run a bright moment in otherwise dismal game
August 4, 2021

GREENSBORO ― In the long baseball season, there are days to remember and days to forget. For the Ocelotes de Grasshoppers (aka the Grasshoppers), this was a night to forget. Dustin Harris hit a pair of two-run home runs, and the new-look Hickory Llamas (aka the Crawdads) hit five home

Grasshoppers to Release Limited Edition Photo

2020 Team Picture Expected to Sell Out in Short Order
July 26, 2021

(Greensboro, NC) The Greensboro Grasshoppers will release a limited number of 2020 Team Pictures on Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM. These photos are 11” X 14”, hand-numbered from 1 to 250, and illustrate the unique and unfortunate 2020 season that never was, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will sell

Liover Peguero homers in fourth straight I-40 rivalry game

Hoppers win to take 11-7 season series lead in "The Battle of I-40" rivalry
August 1, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The man they call "Peggy" is both a free spirit and a leader in the clubhouse. And he happens to be a heck of a ballplayer, too. Prized prospect Liover Peguero has homered in four consecutive games, and he hit a pair of two-run home runs Sunday afternoon

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

Liover Peguero, Matt Fraizer hit 2-run HRs to power I-40 rivalry win

Greensboro hits four home runs and extends "Battle of I-40" season series lead to 10-7
August 1, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Liover Peguero and Matthew Fraizer both went 3-for-4 with home runs, and Greensboro won its third straight in the "Battle of I-40" rivalry as the Grasshoppers rallied to beat the Winston-Salem Dash 11-7 before a crowd of 6,221 at First National Bank Field on Saturday night. Fraizer's league-leading

Quinn Priester shuts down Dash to lead Hoppers to win

Liover Peguero and Matt Gorski hit homers as Greensboro takes 9-7 lead in Battle of I-40 rivalry
July 31, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Ace right-hander Quinn Priester pitched seven dominant innings and Liover Peguero homered and drove in three runs, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 9-1 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash before a big Fireworks Friday night crowd of 5,105 at First National Bank Field. Lead-off hitter Matthew Fraizer went

Chase Murray's walk-off shot lifts Hoppers in I-40 slugfest

Greensboro hits five home runs and Winston-Salem hits six as Battle for I-40 rivalry heats up
July 30, 2021

GREENSBORO ― On sultry summer nights, when the heat and humidity are both high, hard-hit balls at First National Bank Field tend to carry. And carry. And carry. And carry. Chase Murray's flyball to the opposite field sailed over the left-field wall for a game-winning two-run home run in the

Dash rallies late to beat Hoppers, ties Battle of I-40

Grant Koch's grand slam leads productive offense, but Hoppers can't hold a pair of 4-run leads
July 29, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Alex Destino hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and his one-out single in the eighth drove in the tie-breaking run as the Winston-Salem Dash rallied for a 9-8 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at First National Bank Field on Wednesday night. Destino finished 3-for-4 with

Ford's strong start, Triolo's slam lead Hoppers in 8-0 win over Dash

Grant Ford and Colin Selby strike out 13 in shutout; Hoppers hit 4 HRs to take lead in Battle of I-40 series
July 28, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Pitchers Grant Ford and Colin Selby combined on a brilliant four-hit shutout, striking out 13, and red-hot Jared Triolo hit a grand slam to lead the Greensboro Grasshoppers to an 8-0 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash in their series opener on a sultry Tuesday night at First National

Triolo, Fraizer hit homers to lead Hoppers in win

Blake Sabol extends hitting streak to eight games, and Tahnaj Thomas turns in encouraging start
July 25, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C. ― Jared Triolo went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, and Matthew Fraizer hit his team-leading 18th home run, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to an 8-2 victory over the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field on Sunday afternoon. Blake Sabol singled twice and drove in a run,

Flowers, Manasa combine to shut out Drive 6-0

Hoppers' Blake Sabol homers for third game in row, Jared Triolo hits solo shot and Nick Gonzales has 2 RBIs
July 25, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C. ― Right-handers J.C. Flowers and Alex Manasa combined on a five-hit shutout, and Blake Sabol homered for the third consecutive game, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 6-0 victory over the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field on Saturday night. Flowers (4-1, 3.08 ERA) threw 80 pitches in six

Hoppers lose pitchers' duel in 10 innings

Greenville wins on ground-rule double, spoiling strong pitching performances
July 24, 2021

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

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