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Hoppers run out of magic, lose championship series

Bowling Green pitchers hold Hoppers without an extra-base hit in Game 5, and one last ninth-inning rally falls short
September 29, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― In the end, with the days growing shorter and the summer gone, the Greensboro Grasshoppers ran out of magic and fell one comeback short of a title. The Hoppers brought the tying run to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning Tuesday night, but

Hoppers' loss sets up winner-take-all Game 5

Matt Gorski and Will Matthiessen homer for Greensboro, but Hoppers strand 13 baserunners in Game 4
September 28, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― And now it's winner take all. With five months and 124 games in the books, the Greensboro Grasshoppers' entire season comes down to one last game 10 hours from home in the Central time zone. Bowling Green left-hander Michael Constanzo struck out Andres Alvarez with two

Hoppers win Game 3 as four pitchers combine for 19 strikeouts

Blake Sabol's RBI single drives in go-ahead run as Greensboro takes 2-1 lead in High-A East Championship series
September 27, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― Blake Sabol's sharp single up the middle drove home Lolo Sanchez with the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning, and four Greensboro pitchers combined for 19 strikeouts, lifting the Grasshoppers to a 6-5 victory over the top-seeded Hot Rods in Game 3 of the High-A East

Quinn Priester pitches Hoppers to Game 2 victory, evens series

Matt Gorski's two-run double key hit as Hoppers even series with Bowling Green
September 24, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Let's face it: The last home game of this magical summer was a must-win game. And the Greensboro Grasshoppers responded with a must-win effort. Prized prospect Quinn Priester pitched like a future ace, Matt Gorski hit a clutch two-run double and the Hoppers beat the top-seeded Bowling Green

Hoppers lose next-to-last game of season in 12 innings

Greensboro heads into finale needing victory to salvage split of six-game series
September 19, 2021

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. ― Everson Pereira hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning to drive home the winning run and lift the Hudson Valley Renegades to a 5-4 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at Dutchess Stadium on Saturday night. Pereira finished 2-for-4 with a home run

Hoppers clinch spot in High-A East championship series

Greensboro gets 2 RBIs each from Gorski and Matthiessen, and Jennings dominates in relief to eliminate Hudson Valley
September 17, 2021

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. ― The Greensboro Grasshoppers are officially a playoff team. Matt Gorski hit a two-run home run, Will Matthiessen drove in two runs and right-hander Steven Jennings pitched four scoreless innings of relief as Greensboro beat the Hudson Valley Renegades 5-2 at Dutchess Stadium on Thursday night to

Hoppers win at Hudson Valley, pull one win away from postseason berth

Aaron Shackelford goes 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs, and Lolo Sanchez hits his 17th home run as Hoppers clobber Renegades 10-1
September 15, 2021

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. ― One more win. Just one. That's all the Greensboro Grasshoppers need to lock up a spot in next week's High-A East championship series. Aaron Shackelford went 3-for-3 with a double, two walks and three RBIs, and Lolo Sanchez hit his 17th home run and swiped his

Hoppers lose series, but need just 2 wins for playoff spot

Greensboro has lost 4 straight games, but heads to Hudson Valley with 3-game lead
September 12, 2021

LAKEWOOD, N.J. ― Here's the deal: The Greensboro Grasshoppers need to win two games this week to get into the postseason. That's it, and that's all. But the Hoppers head into their final six-game series of the regular season this week against the Hudson Valley Renegades in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.,

Hoppers lose 3rd in a row; magic number still 4

Lolo Sanchez goes 3-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs
September 12, 2021

LAKEWOOD, N.J. ― Nicolas Torres' one-out RBI single in the fifth inning broke a 3-3 tie and sparked the Jersey Shore BlueClaws to an 8-3 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at FirstEnergy Park on Saturday night. Torres went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and McCarthy Tatum hit a three-run home run

Hoppers magic number down to 4

Greensboro loses at Jersey Shore, but inches closer to playoff spot as Hudson Valley also loses
September 9, 2021

LAKEWOOD, N.J. ― Carlos De La Cruz hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning, starting a three-run rally that broke a 4-4 tie and lifted the Jersey Shore BlueClaws to an 8-5 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at FirstEnergy Field on Thursday night. Jonathan Guzman

Hudson Valley snaps Hoppers' 8-game winning streak

Andres Alvarez homers in 3rd consecutive game, but Hoppers lose as Renegades' offense goes wild
September 6, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The postgame fireworks were spectacular. The in-game fireworks snapped the Greensboro Grasshoppers' eight-game winning streak. Everson Pereira hit three of Hudson Valley's 10 home runs, and the Renegades staved off a six-game series sweep by defeating the Grasshoppers 23-4 on Sunday night in Greensboro's regular-season home finale at

Hoppers sweep Renegades in pennant race doubleheader

Quinn Priester continues shutout streak, and Will Matthiessen has 4 RBIs to lead sweep as Greensboro pads playoff lead on Hudson Valley
September 3, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The games dwindle away, one by one. And the Greensboro Grasshoppers get closer and closer to a spot in the postseason. Will Matthiessen homered and drove in four runs in the opener, and ace Quinn Priester struck out six in six shutout innings in the second game, leading

Nick Gonzales' walk-off grand slam lifts Hoppers to key win

Grasshoppers move 1 1/2 games ahead of Hudson Valley in race for playoff spot
September 1, 2021

GREENSBORO ― From May through August, player development is Job One in the minor leagues and far more important than the final scores of games. But with September coming on and time getting short, it's all about winning. It's all about steady nerves, big pitches and clutch hits. Hits like

Asheville starter shuts down Hoppers offense

Matt Gorski's double accounts for Greensboro's only extra-base hit in 4-2 loss
August 27, 2021

ASHEVILLE ― Right-hander Misael Tamarez struck out 10 in seven strong innings, leading the host Asheville Tourists to a 4-2 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at McCormick Field on Thursday night. Tamarez (1-0, 2.87 ERA) was dominant in his third start for the Tourists, allowing one unearned run in a

Liover Peguero, Lolo Sanchez lead Hoppers over Tourists

Jared Triolo homers for Greensboro, which keeps pace in High-A East playoff chase
August 26, 2021

ASHEVILLE ― Lead-off hitter Liover Peguero went 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBIs, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 12-4 win over the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field on Wednesday. Peguero, a 20-year-old shortstop rated by MLB Pipeline as the No. 5 prospect in Pittsburgh's farm system, hit

Hoppers lose series opener at Asheville

Blake Sabol goes 3-for-4 in loss, and Hoppers remain half-game out of playoff spot
August 25, 2021

ASHEVILLE ― Shay Whitcomb went 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs, and every man in Asheville's lineup had at least one hit as the Tourists beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 13-6 in their series opener Tuesday night at McCormick Field. Blake Sabol went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and

First-place Hot Rods rally for third straight win over Hoppers

Top pick Henry Davis and red-hot Lolo Sanchez hit home runs for Greensboro in loss; Jared Triolo's 20-game hitting streak snapped
August 20, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Top draft pick Henry Davis hit his second home run since joining the Grasshoppers, and Lolo Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs, but Greensboro couldn't hold a lead in the seventh inning and lost 8-6 to the Bowling Green Hot Rods on a Thirsty

Matt Gorski extends hit streak to 10 in Hoppers loss to Hot Rods

Bowling Green wins 10-2 to spoil Gorski's return from 7-day injured list
August 18, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Jared Triolo hit his 13th home run of the season, and Matt Gorski returned from the injured list and extended his hitting streak to 10 games, but the Greensboro Grasshoppers lost to the Bowling Green Hot Rods 10-2 in a matchup of the High-A East's top two teams

Hoppers sweep Dash to win "Battle of I-40" rivalry

Matthiessen's 8 RBIs lead doubleheader sweep as Hoppers run winning streak to 7 in a row
August 15, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM ― Will Matthiessen homered in both games and combined to go 5-for-8 with eight RBIs, helping the Greensboro Grasshoppers close out the "Battle of I-40" rivalry series with a doubleheader sweep of the Winston-Salem Dash at Truist Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Hoppers (58-32) finished 17-7 head-to-head against the

Quinn Priester's dominant start leads Hoppers to 5th straight win

Nick Gonzales goes 4-for-5 as Greensboro improves to 15-7 in "Battle of I-40" rivalry
August 13, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM ― Ace right-hander Quinn Priester turned in his best start as a pro, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to their fifth straight victory, a 4-1 win over the Winston-Salem Dash on Friday night at Truist Stadium. Priester (5-3, 2.80 ERA), a 20-year-old rated by MLB Pipeline as the No. 2

Lolo Sanchez hits 2 homers as Hoppers clinch I-40 rivalry

Greensboro clinches "Battle of I-40" season series, and pulls into tie for second playoff spot
August 11, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM ― Lolo Sanchez hit two home runs, a grand slam and a two-run shot, and relief pitcher Bear Bellomy took over the league lead in wins, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 9-5 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash on Wednesday at Truist Stadium. Sanchez finished 2-for-5 with six RBIs

Will Matthiessen homers, Ford fans 8 for Hoppers in I-40 win

Greensboro wins at Winston-Salem to clinch at least a tie in 'Battle of I-40' season series
August 10, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM ― Will Matthiessen hit a three-run home run, and winning pitcher Grant Ford struck out eight in six strong innings, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 5-4 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash as the final series of the season in "The Battle of I-40" opened Tuesday night at Truist

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

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

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