Intimidators doubles drop Grasshoppers

Greensboro suffers series loss, 3-games-to-2

By Josh Feldman / Greensboro Grasshoppers | August 21, 2018 10:08 PM

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (August 21, 2018) -- The Grasshoppers couldn't overcome a pair of 2-run innings by the Intimidators in a 5-3 loss in seven innings in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Tuesday at Intimidators Stadium supported by Atrium Health. Greensboro (23-32 Second Half, 57-67 Overall) suffered a series loss, 3-games-to-2, after being swept in a doubleheader Tuesday, including a 3-0 loss in Game 1.

In the bottom of the third, Steele Walker laced a 2-run double to right field, scoring Ramon Beltre and Luis Curbelo for a 2-1 lead. One inning later, Carlos Perez led off with a base hit, and Michael Hickman put both men in scoring position with a double. Ian Dawkins followed with an RBI-single, and Beltre added a sac-fly to make it 4-2 Intimidators. 

Luis Ledo (7-1) earned the win in relief for Kannapolis, working 3.0 innings and allowing an unearned run on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Jose Nin recorded the final three outs for the save (8).

Ethan Clark (0-2) suffered the loss, giving up five runs on nine hits over 5.0 innings, striking out six and walking two. Steven Farnworth spun the final inning for Greensboro, striking out one.

Jake Elliott opened the game on the mound for the Intimidators, tossing 3.0 innings and striking out five batters while allowing a run on two hits with four walks.

Thomas Jones was ejected in the top of the seventh inning after being called out on strikes. The Hoppers designated hitter walked once and scored one of the team's three runs during the game.  

Jhonny Santos finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and a double for the Grasshoppers.

The Grasshoppers are off on Wednesday before returning to First National Bank Field to open an 8-game home stand on Thursday at 7:00 p.m., and 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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