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Recapping Wednesday's Pirate minor league action

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Late inning rally leads to 1-run Greensboro victory

The High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers defeated the Asheville Tourists 4-3 on Wednesday. With the win, the Grasshoppers are now 50-45 on the season.

Joshua Leoschorn started for Greensboro and shoved. Leoschorn threw 24 of 33 pitches for strikes, while striking out four in 3 perfect innings pitched. Jaycob Deese followed Leoschorn, allowing 3 runs on four hits, a walk, and two strikeouts in the 4th inning. After Deese's day ended, the rest of Greensboro's pitchers pitched well.

Valentin Linarez struck out a pair in a 1-2-3 5th inning. Eddy Yean allowed a hit and struck a batter out in a scoreless 6th inning. Jack Carey pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing a hit, walking a batter, and striking out four. Yunior Thibo got the final two outs of the game for his 1st save of the season while walking a batter and striking out two.

Josiah Sightler singled to start the bottom of the 2nd inning and scored on a Shawn Ross doubled for the first Grasshopper run of the night. Maikol Escotto hit his 8th home run of the season, a solo shot, in the bottom of the 5th. Following Termarr Johnson and Jack Brannigan walks, Nick Cimillo doubled to plate a pair, and give Greensboro the go-ahead run, in the bottom of the 6th.