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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 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

Hoppers close regular season with victory, No. 2 seed in title series

Greensboro players finish 1-2-3 in batting title race; Hoppers to host first two games of championship series
September 20, 2021

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. ― The regular season is over. And now it's on to the championship series. Will Matthiessen's RBI single in the top of the seventh inning drove home Jared Triolo with the go-ahead run as the Greensboro Grasshoppers beat the Hudson Valley Renegades 6-5 at Dutchess Stadium on

After loss, Greensboro still one win away from clinching playoff spot

Hudson Valley hands Quinn Priester rare loss, beats Hoppers 6-5 to stave off elimination
September 15, 2021

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. ― Different day, same magic number. Anthony Volpe, the top prospect in the Yankees farm system in the MLB Pipeline rankings, hit a solo home run, walked twice and scored two runs, and the Hudson Valley Renegades staved off elimination with a 6-5 victory over the Greensboro

Aaron Shackelford, Blake Sabol hit homers as Hoppers cut magic number to 5

Greensboro leads Hudson Valley by six games in standings with 10 games remaining in regular season
September 8, 2021

LAKEWOOD, N.J. ― Aaron Shackelford hit his 22nd home run of the season, a grand slam in the second inning as the Greensboro Grasshoppers jumped on the Jersey Shore BlueClaws early en route to a 13-4 victory Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Field. Shackelford has homered in back-to-back games, and he

Aaron Shackelford hits for cycle in bounce-back victory

Andres Alvarez homers in 4th straight game and Matt Gorski goes 5-for-6 as Hoppers clobber BlueClaws 21-4
September 8, 2021

LAKEWOOD, N.J. ― There are bounce-back wins, and then there are Bounce-Back Wins with capital letters. The kind like Tuesday's win. Aaron Shackelford hit for the cycle and drove in seven runs, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers clobbered the Jersey Shore BlueClaws 21-4 at FirstEnergy Park on Tuesday night. Shackelford finished

Blake Sabol's 2 home runs lead Hoppers to 8th straight win

Andres Alvarez and Eli Wilson also hit home runs as Greensboro pads pennant race lead to 5 1/2 games
September 5, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Blake Sabol hit a pair of two-run home runs and the Greensboro Grasshoppers won their eighth consecutive game, beating the Hudson Valley Renegades 8-4 in a key High-A East matchup Saturday night at First National Bank Field. Shortstop Andres Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, and

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

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

Restocked Crawdads beat Hoppers to take 3-2 series lead

With 5 new players in lineup, Hickory wins to threaten Hoppers' streak of successful series
August 8, 2021

GREENSBORO ― All of a sudden, Sunday's series finale takes on added importance. There's a streak in jeopardy. Winning pitcher Kevin Gowdy struck out five in six dominant innings, and Dustin Harris went 5-for-6 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Hickory Crawdads to a 16-2 victory over

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

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

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

Burrows' dominant start leads Hoppers over Tourists

Michael Burrows strikes out 10, and Matt Fraizer extends hitting streak in win
July 7, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Michael Burrows took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out 10 batters, and Matthew Fraizer hit his 14th home run of the season to pull into a tie for the league lead, helping the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 5-2 victory over the Asheville Tourists on a