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Johnson, Solometo headline Pirates' Organization All-Stars

Pittsburgh's infielder, southpaw pacing path toward The Show
November 8, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Pittsburgh Pirates. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Indianapolis: 70-78 Double-A

Jackson Glenn's walk-off hit lifts Hoppers to I-40 lead

Cameron Junker wraps up Greensboro's dominant pitching performance in 3-2 win over rival Winston-Salem
September 4, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Jackson Glenn lifted a flyball over the head of a drawn-in outfielder for a game-winning double in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Greensboro Grasshoppers defeated the Winston-Salem Dash 3-2 at First National Bank Field on Saturday night. With Eli Wilson at third base after Ernny

Hoppers win, return for last homestand at .500

Ernny Ordoñez hits two home runs to power hot Hoppers to win at Greenville
August 29, 2022

GREENVILLE, S.C. ― Ernny Ordonez hit two solo home runs and right-hander Domingo Gonzalez picked up his team-high eighth win of the season, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 5-3 victory over the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field on Sunday afternoon. The Hoppers won five games in the series at

Hoppers lose pitchers' duel to BlueClaws 4-1

Domingo Gonzalez strikes out five in a scoreless relief effort
August 11, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Baron Radcliff struck out in his first plate appearance, winning everyone at First National Bank Field coupons for a free biscuit at Biscuitville. But from then on, Radcliff stopped playing nice. Jersey Shore’s left fielder went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, leading the BlueClaws to

Hoppers' pitchers combine for I-40 rivalry win

Jared Jones, Ricky DeVito and Cameron Junker help Hoppers pull even in 'Battle of I-40'
July 30, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Pitchers Jared Jones and Ricky DeVito combined for eight outstanding innings, and closer Cameron Junker doused a ninth-inning fire, lifting the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 6-4 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash at First National Bank Field on Friday night. Hudson Head, Dariel Lopezand newcomer Angel Basabe hit home

Endy Rodriguez hits 2 of Hoppers 4 HRs in win

Jackson Glenn and Abrahan Gutierrez also hit home runs as Greensboro beats Hickory 7-6
July 24, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Endy Rodriguez hit two of the Grasshoppers’ four home runs Saturday night, and all of Greensboro’s runs came via the long ball as the Hoppers beat the Hickory Crawdads 7-6 at First National Bank Field. Rodriguez and Abrahan Gutierrez hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning when

Francisco Acuña's home run lifts Hoppers to 2-1 win

Prized pitching prospect Jared Jones strikes out 8, and Acuña hits second HR of season
July 16, 2022

BROOKLYN ― Raise your hand if you would’ve picked Francisco Acuna as the player most likely to hit a clutch home run. Now put your hand down. Because, no, you would not. And yet it was, indeed, Acuña ― all 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds of him ― who launched a

Hoppers slug out Marvel-ous 14-2 victory over Drive

Pitcher Jared Jones fans six in strong start, and Hoppers hit three homers in win
July 9, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Winning pitcher Jared Jones worked into the seventh inning and struck out six, and Dariel Lopez went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 14-2 victory over the Greenville Drive on Marvel Defenders of the Diamond night Friday at First National

Asheville's ninth-inning rally beats Hoppers

Jared Jones fans nine in best start of season, and Greensboro hits three solo homers in loss
June 26, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Luis Santana grounded a two-run single through the drawn-in infield to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning as the Asheville Tourists beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 5-4 at First National Bank Field on Sunday afternoon. Greensboro reliever Oliver Mateo inherited runners at first and second when he

Hoppers' Herman hurts leg in loss to Renegades

Jack Herman taken off field on a stretcher after crashing into outfield wall making spectacular catch
June 16, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Both of Jack Herman’s superb catches at the left-field fence saved runs Tuesday night. But the second one cost more than it saved. Herman, a 22-year-old corner outfielder and perhaps the most popular player in the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ clubhouse, suffered a leg injury and had to be carted

Bad bounces, home run robbery sink Hoppers

Jared Jones strikes out 5, Yoyner Farjardo homers, but a wild pitch surrenders winning run
June 4, 2022

GREENSBORO ― The ball left Jacob Gonzalez's bat with a loud crack and sailed deep into straightaway center field, bound for the wall 400 feet away. It was high. It was far. It was ... caught. Wilmington center fielder Jeremy Ydens sprinted back to the warning track, leaped at the

Road recap: Hoppers adapt to roster moves

Greensboro wins five of last seven; Endy Rodriguez excels after move to No. 3 spot in lineup
May 29, 2022

ASHEVILLE ― Endy Rodriguez hit a three-run home run and Sammy Siani went 2-for-3 and threw two runners out from right field, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers in an 8-4 loss to the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field on Saturday night. The Hoppers (20-23) have won five of their last seven

Matt Gorski's third HR of game a walk-off shot

Gorski hits eight homers in six-game series with Bowling Green to help Hoppers split
May 22, 2022

GREENSBORO ― There's hot. There's silly hot. And then there's Matt Gorski hot. It's the kind of hot streak that is simply hard to believe, even when it's true. Gorski cracked the first pitch thrown in the bottom of the ninth inning for his third home run of the game

League strikeout leader quiets Hoppers

Greensboro's Jacob Gonzalez goes 3-for-4 with a homer to continue torrid start
May 18, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Winning pitcher Mason Montgomery and two relievers combined to strike out 14 batters, leading the Bowling Green Hot Rods to a 6-2 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on a sunny Tuesday morning at First National Bank Field. Montgomery (1-2) struck out nine in five solid innings, allowing four

Newcomer Gonzalez homers again in Hoppers' loss

Jacob Gonzalez now 5-for-7 with five RBIs and HRs in back-to-back games.
May 12, 2022

HICKORY ― Luisangel Acuña went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs, leading the Hickory Crawdads to an 8-3 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium on Wednesday night. Acuña, a 20-year-old shortstop, is rated by MLB Pipeline as the No. 10 prospect in the

Hoppers hit six HRs in win over Asheville

Henry Davis goes 3-for-5 with career-high 4 RBIs, and Maikol Escotto hits 3-run shot
May 6, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Prized prospect Henry Davis went 3-for-5 and hit the first of six home runs launched by the Greensboro offense as the Grasshoppers beat the Asheville Tourists 13-6 on a Thirsty Thursday at First National Bank Field. The Grasshoppers (11-13) won their fourth game in a row and are

Rome pitchers strike out 20 in Hoppers loss

Greensboro hitters strike out 36 times in back-to-back losses
April 30, 2022

ROME, Ga. ― Four Braves pitchers combined for 20 strikeouts, and prized prospect Vaughn Grissom doubled, singled and drove in three runs to lead Rome to a 10-6 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at AdventHealth Stadium on Friday night. Grissom, a shortstop rated by MLB Pipeline as the No. 7

Breakout candidate: Pirates’ Jones

Bucs’ No. 15 prospect can go far with ‘filthy’ repertoire
February 1, 2022's Breakout Candidate series spotlights players who could garner some serious attention in 2022. Here's a look at Pirates’ No. 15 prospect Jared Jones. While the final numbers in his first professional season don’t paint such a rosy picture, each of Jared Jones’ starts in 2022 might come with a