Guenther hurls complete game shutout

First rounder Scott belts first homer with Hoppers

By Josh Feldman / Greensboro Grasshoppers | August 20, 2018 10:07 PM

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (August 20, 2018) -- Sean Guenther tossed the fourth complete-game shutout by a Grasshoppers starting pitcher this season in a 2-0 win in seven inning over the Kannapolis Intimidators on Monday night at Intimidators Stadium. Greensboro (23-30 Second Half, 57-65 Overall) earned its 10th shutout victory of the year.

Guenther (3-3) limited the Intimidators to two hits, both singles, while walking none and striking out seven over 7.0 innings to notch the win. Spencer Moran (1-3) took the loss, working 6.0 innings and allowing two runs on two hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.  

Connor Scott led off the game with a home run (1), the first in his professional career. The Miami Marlins selected the 18-year-old Scott in the first round (13th overall) of this June's First-Year Player Draft, and he joined Class A Greensboro on August 7. 

Scott drove in Greensboro's second run of the game in the third inning with a sacrifice fly to cash Sam Castro for a 2-0 lead.

Monday's game was played as a 7-inning contest after the two teams completed Sunday's suspended game earlier in the evening. Kannapolis won that game, 1-0. 

The Grasshoppers and Intimidators wrap up this series with a doubleheader on Tuesday beginning at 5:05 p.m. Greensboro opens its final home stand on Thursday at First National Bank Field, and tickets are available online at

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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