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Recapping Friday night's Pirate minor league action

Feb 22, 2023; Bradenton, FL, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jared Jones (81) poses for photos
Feb 22, 2023; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jared Jones (81) poses for photos / Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
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Walk off extra innings victory for Greensboro

It took 10 innings, but the High-A Greensboro Grasshoppers were victorious on Friday night. A 2-run bottom of the 10th inning powered the Grasshoppers to a 5-4 walk off victory against the Aberdeen IronBirds, improving to 39-38 on the season.

After the IronBirds scored a run in the top half of the inning the Grasshoppers went into the bottom of the 10th trailing 4-3. Ernny Ordonez walked to start the inning. Then with two outs in the inning, Luke Brown singled home both Ordonez and Jase Bowen for the walk off victory.

Designated hitter Tres Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with his 4th home run of the season at the top of the Grasshopper lineup. Making a rehab start, Travis Swaggerty went 1-for-3 with a triple, two walks, and a run scored.

Catcher Eli Wilson was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Brown was 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI to go with his walk off hit. Bowen was 1-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI.

Thomas Harrington started for Greensboro and pitched 6 strong. Harrington allowed a run on five hits, two walks, and five strikeouts in 6 innings pitched, lowering his ERA on the season to 3.98. Michell Miliano allowed 2 runs in 2 innings pitched. Dante Mendoza also pitched 2 innings, striking out four batters and allowing the automatic runner in the 10th inning to score.