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Greensboro hangs on in the 9th inning

It wasn't easy, but the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers hung on for a 6-5 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash. The win came despite the Grasshoppers allowing runs in both the 8th and 9th inning. With the win, Greensboro is now 47-43 on the season.

Jack Carey worked as an opener for Greensboro. Carey allowed two hits, walked a pair, and struck a batter out in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Joshua Loeschorn followed Carey, allowing 3 runs on five hits, a walk, a home run, and four strikeouts in 2.2 innings pitched.

Yunior Thibo was next up. Thibo allowed a hit in 1.1 scoreless innings pitched. Michell Miliano pitched the 7th inning and got the first two outs of the 8th. Miliano allowed a hit, walked two, and struck out three on his way to allowing a run in the 8th. Cy Nielson got the final out of the 8th inning. A lead off walk and a wild pitch led to Nielson allowing a run in the 9th inning, but he was able to close the door for his 8th save of the season.

Jack Brannigan went 2-for-4 with his 1st home run at the High-A level. Tres Gonzalez was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, two runs scored, and his 5th home run of the season. Will Matthiessen started in left field and went 2-for-4 with a double, his 12th home run of the season, and four RBI. Singles by Sammy Siani and Josiah Sightler were the other two hits of the night for the Grasshoppers.