Ninth Inning Rally Falls Short (2018-09-02 14:04:40)

Miguel Aparicio put the 'Dads ahead in the third inning with a solo homerun. The homerun was his eighth of the season.

The Grasshoppers took the lead with a trio of runs in the fifth inning. 'Dads starting pitcher Noah Bremer finished the night with five innings pitched and three runs allowed on seven hits and two walks. He struck out five batters.

The Grasshoppers widened the deficit with six runs in the seventh inning off reliever Joe Kuzia to take a 9-1 lead.

The Crawdads got two runs back in the home half of the inning to make the score 9-3. Ryan Dorow doubled and Tyreque Reed hit his eighteenth homerun of the season.

The 'Dads rallied again in the ninth but were unable to tie the game. Yohel Pozo got things started by reaching first on a throwing error. Preston Scott followed up with a single. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Kole Enright drove Pozo and Scott in with a single to center that cut the score to 9-5. Aparicio singled and Justin Jacobs drew a walk to load the bases and bring the tying run to the plate with one out. The 'Dads were unable to get any more across.

Wins from West Virginia and Kannapolis eliminated the Crawdads from playoff contention tonight. To secure the wild card the 'Dads needed to win their final three games while West Virginia and Kannapolis lost all three of their remaining games.

The series against the Grasshoppers continues tomorrow night with a 5pm game. It will be Bark in the Park and all dogs will get in free. Fans who bring in a church bulletin will receive a discounted $6 ticket. The 'Dads will then donate $4 back to that bulletin's respective church.


'Dads Offense Hops on Greensboro For 11 Runs

The Crawdads offense struck first, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Yonny Hernandez singled and got into scoring position with his forty third steal of the season. Ryan Dorow drew a walk to put runners on the corners for the 'Dads. Tyreque Reed hit a double to left field to score both runners.

The game entered a weather delay in the second inning that ended 'Dads starting pitcher Hans Crouse's evening. He finished with no runs or walks allowed, one hit, and two strikeouts.

The 'Dads extended their lead in the bottom of the fourth with another pair of runs. Yohel Pozo hit his tenth homerun of the season to give the Crawdads a 3-0 lead. Preston Scott followed up with a double to left. Scott stole third base and scored on a single by Justin Jacobs.

Dorow added onto the lead with a solo homerun in the fifth inning. The homerun was his twelfth of the year.

The 'Dads offense kept it going in the sixth, scoring three more runs. Preston Scott led off the inning with a homerun. Kole Enright and Justin Jacobs hit back-to-back singles to put two runners on. Hernandez walked to load the bases for Dorow, who hit a single to score Enright. Reed grounded into a force out that brought in Jacobs.

The Crawdads scored in their fourth consecutive inning in the seventh to make the score 11-0. Pozo started things off with the 'Dads third double of the night. Preston Scott singled and advanced Pozo to third. Enright walked to load the bases. Bubba Thompson singled to score Pozo. Hernandez drew a bases-loaded walk to increase the 'Dads lead to double digits. Enright dashed home on a wild pitch.

Greensboro broke up the shutout with a run in the eighth inning.

Tonight's win, and West Virginia's loss, keeps the 'Dads in the playoff hunt. The Crawdads trail West Virginia by two and a half games with three games to play.