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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

Zavala's two HRs help Hickory beat Hoppers

Endy Rodriguez goes 3-for-4 with two doubles for Greensboro in loss
May 15, 2022

HICKORY ― Aaron Zavala hit two home runs, and 19-year-old prospect Evan Carter went 2-for-5 with a two-run double, leading the Hickory Crawdads to a 7-5 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday night. Luisangel Acuña went 2-for-4 with a walk and three stolen bases for

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

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

Jacob Gonzalez has 4 RBIs in Hoppers debut

Gonzalez goes 3-for-3 with an HR and double to lead Greensboro to a 6-4 win at Hickory
May 11, 2022

HICKORY ― Jacob Gonzalez made his debut with the Grasshoppers a game to remember. Gonzalez went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, four RBIs and a walk, leading Greensboro to a 6-4 victory over the Hickory Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium on Tuesday night. Gonzalez, a 23-year-old corner infielder,

Prized prospect promoted after series finale

Pittsburgh moves star catcher Henry Davis to Class-AA Altoona
May 9, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Henry Davis' stay in our city was short and productive. Davis, the No. 1 overall pick in last summer's amateur draft, was promoted to the Class-AA Altoona Curve in the hours after the Greensboro Grasshoppers' series finale against the Asheville Tourists on Sunday afternoon. Jason Mackey, the Pirates

Hoppers win streak snapped in rain-shortened game

Yoyner Fajardo goes 2-for-3 and Dariel Lopez homers in loss that stopped four-game streak
May 7, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Michael Sandle hit a grand slam, and Asheville scored two unearned runs late as the Tourists beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 6-5 in a rain-shortened game stopped in the seventh inning at First National Bank Field on Friday night. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Hoppers

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

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

Yoyner Fajardo's hit gives Hoppers another win in 10th

Ernny Ordoñez's two key hits help Greensboro to second consecutive extra-inning victory
April 24, 2022

GREENSBORO ― Another day, another victory in the 10th inning for the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Yoyner Fajardo ripped a sharp line drive down the right-field line, driving home Maikol Escotto with the game-winning run in the 10th inning as the Hoppers rallied to beat the Aberdeen IronBirds 4-3 on a sunny

Jack Herman's walk-off hit in 10th inning lifts Hoppers

Greensboro hits four home runs, and Francisco Acuña makes key defensive play
April 24, 2022

GREENSBORO ― The 10th inning belonged to the Greensboro Grasshoppers. And, man, did they ever need it. Jack Herman's one-out, opposite-field single drove home Henry Davis from second base with the game-winning run as the Hoppers snapped a four-game losing streak and beat the Aberdeen IronBirds 8-7 at First National

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,

Big inning powers Hoppers to first road win

Maikol Escotto and Sammy Siani lead potent Greensboro offense over Dash
April 13, 2022

WINSTON-SALEM ― Maikol Escotto doubled and drove in three runs, Sammy Siani reached base five times and drove in two runs, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers defeated the Winston-Salem Dash 12-5 at Truist Stadium on Wednesday night. Escotto, Siani, Jack Herman and Endy Rodriguez all had RBI hits during a six-run

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

Strong pitching lifts Hoppers to first win of season

Nick Garcia gets win in relief as bullpen shuts down Rome in last six innings
April 10, 2022

GREENSBORO ― In the light of day, on the first sunny Sunday afternoon game of the season, the Greensboro Grasshoppers found the kind of pitching they lacked the two dark nights before. Santiago Florez and three relievers combined to shut down Rome's offense, and Greensboro closed out its opening weekend

Hoppers Lose on Chilly Opening Day

April 9, 2022

As the sun went down, a cool spring evening became a cold spring night. And yet, what remained was the promise of summer. Such is the power of opening day. Matt Gorski hit a towering three-run home run and walked twice, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers in a season-opening 16-6 loss