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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

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 Game 1 when Bowling Green rallies in 9th inning

Victory just out of reach as lead slips away from Greensboro in opener
September 24, 2021

GREENSBORO ― So close. So very close. A few inches here, a few inches there, and a victory turns into a loss. Such is the nature of playoff baseball, when the last few outs are the hardest to get and every pitch can be a game-changer. Curtis Mead's clutch single

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

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

Hoppers offense collects 17 hits in 12-5 win at Asheville

Liover Peguero, Jared Triolo and Matt Gorski all have three hits in victory as Greensboro gains ground in playoff hunt
August 29, 2021

ASHEVILLE ― Lead-off hitter Liover Peguero went 3-for-6 with a home run and three RBIs, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers pounded out 17 hits on the way to a 12-5 victory over the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field on Saturday night. Jared Triolo hit three doubles and drove in two runs

Quinn Priester, Colin Selby strike out 19 in one-hit shutout

Hoppers hitters slug 4 home runs to support superb pitching in 8-0 victory
August 28, 2021

ASHEVILLE ― Quinn Priester and Colin Selby combined for 19 strikeouts in a one-hit shutout, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers offense hit four home runs in an 8-0 victory over the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field on Friday night. Priester (6-3, 2.86 ERA) struck out the first nine Asheville batters of

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

Nick Gonzales sparks Hoppers to series finale win over Hot Rods

Gonzales' 4 hits moves him up to fifth in the league's batting title race; Hoppers a half-game out of playoff spot
August 22, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Nick Gonzales went 4-for-5 with a home run and a double, continuing a torrid August and leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to an 11-6 victory over the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Sunday afternoon at First National Bank Field. Gonzales, a 22-year-old second baseman picked seventh overall in the

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

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

Hickory pitchers combine to shut out Hoppers on 3 hits

Matt Gorski extends hitting streak to eight games, and Jonah Davis rejoins Greensboro
August 5, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Zak Kent and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout, and Hickory's offense hit four home runs as the Crawdads beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-0 on a Thirsty Thursday at First National Bank Field. Kent (6-2, 2.83 ERA) struck out 13 batters in seven dominant innings. He gave

Matt Fraizer promoted after Hoppers' matinee win

Nick Gonzales and Aaron Shackelford hit HRs in win over Hickory, but Hoppers lose league's top hitter to Altoona
August 4, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The best offensive player in the league so far this season was promoted Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the Greensboro Grasshoppers won without him in the lineup. Lead-off hitter Matthew Fraizer had a scheduled day off for the Hoppers' matinee against the Hickory Crawdads, watching from the dugout in

New-look Hickory hits 5 HRs in win over Ocelotes

Aaron Shackelford's tape-measure home run a bright moment in otherwise dismal game
August 4, 2021

GREENSBORO ― In the long baseball season, there are days to remember and days to forget. For the Ocelotes de Grasshoppers (aka the Grasshoppers), this was a night to forget. Dustin Harris hit a pair of two-run home runs, and the new-look Hickory Llamas (aka the Crawdads) hit five home

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

Quinn Priester shuts down Dash to lead Hoppers to win

Liover Peguero and Matt Gorski hit homers as Greensboro takes 9-7 lead in Battle of I-40 rivalry
July 31, 2021

GREENSBORO ― Ace right-hander Quinn Priester pitched seven dominant innings and Liover Peguero homered and drove in three runs, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 9-1 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash before a big Fireworks Friday night crowd of 5,105 at First National Bank Field. Lead-off hitter Matthew Fraizer went

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

Gonzales' bases-loaded single lifts Hoppers past Rome

Reliever Colin Selby gets second win of series; Aaron Shackelford and Matt Gorski hit HRs
July 18, 2021

ROME, Ga. ― Nick Gonzales hit a tie-breaking, two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Rome Braves 8-5 on Saturday night at State Mutual Stadium. Aaron Shackelford hit his 15th home run of the season

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