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By Marty Leap
High-A Greensboro doubles up Jersey Shore
The High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers defeated the Jersey Shore BlueClaws 8-4 on Wednesday. With the win, the Grasshoppers are now 18-11 on the season.
Brad Case worked as an opener for the Grasshoppers, walking a pair and striking out three in 2 hitless, scoreless innings pitched. Jaycob Deese followed with 3 innings pitched. Deese allowed a run on a solo home run, three walks, and three strikeouts.
Lefty Mitchell Miller allowed a hit and struck out a pair in 2 scoreless innings pitched. Oliver Mateo then ran into trouble for the Grasshoppers. He faced three batters, issuing a pair of walks and allowing a 3-run home run.
Cy Nielson then cleaned things up for the Grasshoppers. Nielson pitched 2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and hitting a batter. In 14.1 innings pitched this season Nielson now owns a 2.51 ERA and a 5:17 BB:K ratio.
Tsung-Che Cheng was 1-for-3 with a walk and a triple at the top of the lineup. Tres Gonzalez was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI. Sammy Siani was 1-for-3 with a walk and a 3-run home run, his 3rd of the season. Siani's home run came in the 1st inning and gave the Grasshoppers a lead they would never relinquish.