Hoppers suffer second shutout of series

Kannapolis starter Lewis tosses 7-inning complete game

By Josh Feldman / Greensboro Grasshoppers | August 21, 2018 9:58 PM

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (August 21, 2018) -- The Grasshoppers suffered their second shutout loss of this series, falling 3-0 in seven innings to the Intimidators on Tuesday in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Intimidators Stadium supported by Atrium Health. Greensboro (23-31 Second Half, 57-66 Overall) mustered five hits, all singles, to drop the opening contest in the twin bill.

Zach Lewis (4-5) earned the win for Kannapolis, striking out eight batters over 7.0 scoreless innings to earn a complete-game shutout. He walked two and scattered five hits.  

Jeremy Ovalle (0-2) took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in 2 and 1/3 relief innings after taking over for starter Edward Cabrera in the third inning. Cabrera worked 2 and 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out two, in a no decision.  

Kannapolis broke the scoreless tie in the fourth inning when Carlos Perez doubled with one out, and Ramon Beltre singled him in for a 1-0 lead.

One inning later, the Intimidators padded their lead on Steele Walker's two-run home run (1).

Earlier in this series, Kannapolis shutout Greensboro, 1-0, in a game that began Sunday evening and concluded on Monday. The Grasshoppers earned a measure of revenge with a 2-0 shutout win of their own in Monday's regularly-scheduled game.

The Grasshoppers return to Greensboro on Thursday to open an 8-game home stand at First National Bank Field. Tickets are available online at gsohoppers.com. 

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

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