9th inning rally falls short in wild game for Greensboro
In one of the crazier baseball games anyone will see this season, the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers had a 9th inning rally fall short in a 16-14 loss against the Aberdeen IronBirds. With the loss, the Grasshoppers are now 38-37 on the season.
Greensboro scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning. This came after they scored 2 runs in the 6th, 4 runs in the 7th, and a run in the 8th. Despite a valiant late effort from the offense, the Grasshopper rally came up short.
Lead off man Mike Jarvis was 0-for-3 but did draw three walks. Tres Gonzalez was 2-for-5 with a double, walk, and a run scored. Jase Bowen was 2-for-4 with his 16th home run of the season, a walk, two runs scored, and five RBI.
Will Matthiessen also hit a home run, giving him 8 on the season. Matthiessen finished the game 4-for-5 with four runs scored and five RBI. Catcher Eli Wilson went 1-for-4 with a triple, run scored, and two RBI. Brenden Dixon was 1-for-3 with two RBI.
The Greensboro pitching staff? Well. It was a lot of bad. Grasshopper pitchers allowed 16 runs, all earned, on 20 hits, five home runs, four walks, three wild pitches, and a hit batter. Not good!