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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

Will Matthiessen's grand slam in 12th inning finishes wild walk-off win

Hoppers and Crawdads combine to score 24 runs from ninth inning onward in marathon game
August 7, 2021

THE TWILIGHT ZONE ― Did that game really happen? And if so, was it baseball or metaphysics? Where to begin? How about at the end. Winning pitcher Will Matthiessen's trip around the bases in the bottom of the 12th inning finished an unforgettable journey into a wondrous place whose boundaries

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

Matthiessen doubles twice, homers to lead Hoppers over Hot Rods

Alvarez goes 4-for-5 in return from IL; Jennings shuts door in relief
July 2, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. ― Greensboro first baseman Will Matthiessen went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs, leading the Grasshoppers to a 7-3 victory over the Hot Rods at Bowling Green Stadium on Thursday night. Matthiessen, who was promoted from Class-A Bradenton on May 21, had his

Gonzales, Macias hit HRs as Hoppers win in series finale

Red-hot Greensboro takes five of six in series with Greenville
June 27, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Top prospect Nick Gonzales homered in his second consecutive game since returning from the injured list, and Fabricio Macias hit a home run to extend his hitting streak to 10 games, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 9-5 victory over the Greenville Drive on a sunny Sunday afternoon

Gorski's 10th-inning hit lifts Hoppers to walk-off win

Red-hot Greensboro has won three in a row and 13 of last 17
June 23, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The three-run lead evaporated the afternoon sun, a disastrous ninth inning for the Greensboro Grasshoppers that threatened to ruin a gorgeous day at First National Bank Field. And then Matt Gorski came to bat in the bottom of the 10th. Gorski's line-drive single on a full-count pitch whistled