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Priester, Rodriguez pack a punch for Pirates

Future batterymates headline balanced group of All-Star talent
December 7, 2022

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 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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

Stowers, Gorski, Nootbaar tally trifecta of trifectas

Tides, Redbirds, Grasshoppers outfielders all belt way to milestone
May 22, 2022

With hockey playoffs in full swing, it's only appropriate baseball put together its own version of a hat trick. Or more appropriately, a hat trick of a hat trick. Kyle Stowers, Matt Gorski and Lars Nootbaar all homered three times Sunday, turning their respective contests into their own personal home

Hot Rods flex offensive muscle in win over Hoppers

Endy Rodriguez and Sammy Siani hit home runs in loss for Greensboro.
May 20, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Winning pitcher Seth Johnson walked none and struck out 11 in five innings, and Bowling Green's offense collected 16 more hits as the Hot Rods beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 10-4 at First National Bank Field on Friday night. Osleivis Basabe went 2-for-5 with a home run to lead

Matt Gorski hits two more HRs, but Hoppers lose

Gorski compiles back-to-back two-homer games and leads league in several offensive categories
May 19, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Matt Gorski hit two home runs for the second night in a row, but it wasn't nearly enough as the Bowling Green Hot Rods pounded out 21 hits and beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 12-3 at First National Bank Field on Thursday night. Ronny Simon went 4-for-4 with a

Matt Gorski hits two HRs, leads league in RBIs

Abrahan Gutierrez also homers for Hoppers; Jacob Gonzalez's hitting streak snapped
May 18, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Matt Gorski hit 847 feet worth of home runs and drove in four runs, Abrahan Gutierrez smacked a ball off the scoreboard, and Greensboro's bullpen shut down Bowling Green's offense as the Grasshoppers beat the Hot Rods 7-3 at First National Bank Field on Wednesday night. Gorski homered

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

Back-to-back homers lift Hoppers to series split

Matt Gorski and Jacob Gonzalez hit home runs in 8th inning in Greensboro's comeback win
May 15, 2022

HICKORY ― Matt Gorski and Jacob Gonzalez hit back-to-back solo home runs in the eighth inning, lifting the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Hickory Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium on Sunday afternoon. With Hickory ahead 3-2, losing pitcher Tristan Polley (3-2) relieved Marc Church to start

Crawdads' pitchers combine on two-hit shutout of Hoppers

Matt Gorski and Ernny Ordoñez had Greensboro's hits
May 13, 2022

HICKORY ― Right-hander Nick Krauth and two relievers combined on on two-hit shutout, leading the Hickory Crawdads to a 3-0 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. Krauth (1-1) struck out five in six innings. Joe Corbett struck out four in two innings, and Marc

Ernny Ordoñez's grand slam powers Hoppers

Matt Gorski hits a two-run triple, and Hudson Head extends his hitting streak to eight games
May 13, 2022

HICKORY ― Ernny Ordonez hit a grand slam, and Matt Gorski had a two-run triple, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 7-1 victory over the Hickory Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday night. With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Ordoñez hit the first pitch he saw from

Hoppers' balanced lineup clobbers Asheville

Matt Gorski hits his 8th home run of the season to lead a 15-hit barrage
May 5, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Center fielder Matt Gorski went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs, and the Grasshoppers' offense rapped out 15 hits as Greensboro clobbered the Asheville Tourists 14-3 at First National Bank Field on Wednesday night. Gorski's home run was a missile, a game-tying two-run shot in the

Adrian Florencio's dominant pitching lifts Hoppers

Florencio strikes out 11 in five terrific innings, and Henry Davis goes 3-for-4 with a home run
May 3, 2022

GREENSBORO ― The big guy had his best stuff of the season so far, and it showed. Winning pitcher Adrian Florencio, a 6-foot-6 right-hander, struck out 11 in five dominant innings to lead the Greensboro Grasshoppers to an 8-5 victory over the Asheville Tourists on a warm Tuesday morning at

Matt Gorski's HR lifts Hoppers in series finale

Gorski, Endy Rodriguez and Dariel Lopez all hit home runs as Hoppers snap losing streak
May 1, 2022

ROME, Ga. ― Matt Gorski's solo home run to center field in the eighth inning broke a tie score and lifted Greensboro to a 7-6 victory over the Rome Braves, as the Grasshoppers salvaged the final game of the series Sunday afternoon at AdventHealth Stadiium. Gorski's home run was the

Greensboro loses third in a row at Rome

Maikol Escotto goes 3-for-4 with two RBIs, but Hoppers run strikeout total to 50 in last three games
April 30, 2022

ROME, Ga. ― Christian Robinson went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Rome's pitching staff struck out 14 more batters as the Braves defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers 8-5 at AdventHealth Stadium on Saturday night. It was the third straight loss for the Hoppers (7-13), who have struck out

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

Hoppers split first two games of series in Rome

Reliever Jack Carey picks up win as Greensboro pitchers strike out 12
April 27, 2022

ROME, Ga. ― Right-hander Jack Carey struck out three in 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, and Abrahan Gutierrez hit his first home run of the season, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to a 3-1 victory over the Rome Braves at AdventHealth Stadium on Wednesday night. Henry Davis, the No. 1

Aberdeen hands Hoppers fourth loss in a row

Top prospect Henry Davis gets two more hits, but he's hit with a pitch for the fifth straight game
April 23, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Cesar Prieto slapped an 0-2 pitch down the third-base line for an opposite field RBI double, driving in the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth inning as the Aberdeen IronBirds rallied for a 7-4 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at First National Bank Field on Friday

Hoppers lose third straight to first-place Aberdeen

Henry Davis goes 2-for-3 in loss and gets hit by pitch for fourth game in a row
April 22, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Cesar Prieto and Connor Pavolony hit home runs, and John Rhodes went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs, leading the Aberdeen IronBirds to a 9-4 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on the first Thirsty Thursday of the season at First National Bank Field. Starting pitcher Houston Roth

IronBirds' pitchers strike out 19 in win over Hoppers

Jack Herman and Maikol Escotto hit homers as Greensboro loses another close game
April 20, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Winning pitcher Ignacio Feliz struck out 10 batters in four innings of relief, and three Aberdeen pitchers combined for 19 strikeouts as the IronBirds defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers 5-4 at First National Bank Field on Wednesday night. Feliz (1-0), a hard-throwing right-hander whose fastball consistently clocked 94-96 mph,

Late rally sinks Greensboro in series opener vs. Aberdeen

Matt Gorski goes 3-for-4 with a towering home run to lead the Hoppers
April 19, 2022

GREENSBORO ― The minor leagues have been around for about 120 years, and in all that time no one has figured out a way to play defense against a walk. Three of the nine Aberdeen hitters who drew walks Tuesday night ended up scoring ― including the tying and go-ahead

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