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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

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 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

BlueClaws hold Hoppers to 3 hits in shutout

With 8 games left in season, Greensboro's magic number to clinch playoff berth remains at 4
September 11, 2021

LAKEWOOD, N.J. ― Right-hander Tyler Phillips made his first start for Jersey Shore, and he and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout, leading the host BlueClaws to a 6-0 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday night at FirstEnergy Park. Despite the loss, Greensboro's magic number for clinching a

Hoppers magic number down to 4

Greensboro loses at Jersey Shore, but inches closer to playoff spot as Hudson Valley also loses
September 9, 2021

LAKEWOOD, N.J. ― Carlos De La Cruz hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning, starting a three-run rally that broke a 4-4 tie and lifted the Jersey Shore BlueClaws to an 8-5 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at FirstEnergy Field on Thursday night. Jonathan Guzman

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

Hudson Valley snaps Hoppers' 8-game winning streak

Andres Alvarez homers in 3rd consecutive game, but Hoppers lose as Renegades' offense goes wild
September 6, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The postgame fireworks were spectacular. The in-game fireworks snapped the Greensboro Grasshoppers' eight-game winning streak. Everson Pereira hit three of Hudson Valley's 10 home runs, and the Renegades staved off a six-game series sweep by defeating the Grasshoppers 23-4 on Sunday night in Greensboro's regular-season home finale at

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 run winning streak to 7 games in pennant race

Andres Alvarez and Jonah Davis hit home runs as Hoppers beat Hudson Valley to push lead to 4.5 games
September 4, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The bunt was a beauty, a slow roller down the third-base line and a sure base hit if only the ball stayed fair. Instead, it trickled foul and Andres Alvarez had to trudge back to the batter's box to try again. Two pitches later, Alvarez drove a fly

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

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

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

Liover Peguero homers in fourth straight I-40 rivalry game

Hoppers win to take 11-7 season series lead in "The Battle of I-40" rivalry
August 1, 2021

GREENSBORO ― The man they call "Peggy" is both a free spirit and a leader in the clubhouse. And he happens to be a heck of a ballplayer, too. Prized prospect Liover Peguero has homered in four consecutive games, and he hit a pair of two-run home runs Sunday afternoon

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