James Nelson(Greensboro Grasshoppers) named Miami Marlins Minor League Player of the Year

Posted by Press Release on September 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from www.gsohoppers.com: MIAMI – The Miami Marlins today named third baseman James Nelson and right-handed starter Trevor Richards as the organization’s Player and Pitcher of the Year for 2017. The announcement was made by Marlins’ President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill. Nelson spent the season with Single-A Greensboro, appearing in 102 games. He finished second …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers head home after season ends

Posted by Guest Columnist on September 9, 2017 at 1:21 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Hoppers head home after season ends from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com KANNAPOLIS?—?You’re spraying champagne on Monday and packing your bags for the off-season on Friday. That’s the nature of playoff baseball, and so it was for the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The Hoppers celebrated Monday by making the playoffs with a win in …Read the Rest…


Bill Hass on Baseball:Kannapolis puts Hoppers in a 1–0 hole

Posted by Guest Columnist on September 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Kannapolis puts Hoppers in a 1–0 hole from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com The Hoppers have played some of their best baseball with their backs against the wall, and they will need to now to extend their season. Kannapolis got the best of Greensboro with a 4–0 win Thursday in the opening …Read the Rest…

Greensboro Grasshoppers Playoff Game with Kannapolis Postponed

Posted by Press Release on September 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com….. Hoppers Playoff Game Postponed! Due to inclement weather, tonight’s playoff game (September 6) has been postponed and will be played Thursday, September 7. Gates open at 6:00pm and first pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm. Tickets for September 6 will be valid at the gate for September 7. Go Hoppers!!!!!

Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers aim to take the next step

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Hoppers aim to take the next step from Bill Hass on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com Step one of the process was complete when the Hoppers qualified for the playoffs on the final day of the regular season. Step two, a best-of-3 series against Kannapolis, will begin a day later than scheduled after Wednesday’s game at First …Read the Rest…


Bill Hass on Baseball:Another gritty effort sends Hoppers to playoffs

Posted by Guest Columnist on September 4, 2017 at 11:48 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Another gritty effort sends Hoppers to playoffs from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com HICKORY– His contact lenses were soaked with so much champagne that it made his eyes burn, but Michael Mertz didn’t care. “It feels awesome,” he said with a broad smile. “I was right in the middle of it (the …Read the Rest…

Greensboro Grasshoppers win 2-1 today/Monday at Hickory:SAL North Second Half Champs and in playoffs at Home on Wednesday

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Greensboro Grasshoppers win the SAL North second half and will face the Kannapolis Intimidators in Round One of the playoffs, Best-of-Three Series, at home on Wednesday night at 7pm, at First National Bank Field….Hoppers Second Half SAL Northern Division Champs…. Final today/Monday from Hickory… Greensboro Grasshoppers 2, Hickory Crawdads 1 WP:Dustin Beggs(10-6) LP:Parker Sanburn (0-1) …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Playoff berth within Hoppers’ grasp

Posted by Guest Columnist on September 3, 2017 at 11:57 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Playoff berth within Hoppers’ grasp from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com It comes down to this for the Hoppers Monday?—?win and they’re in. The Hoppers did their part Sunday by beating Hickory 3–1, an outcome that eliminated the Crawdads. West Virginia fell to Delmarva, also by 3–1, so Greensboro moved into first …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Race still tight after Hoppers split two games

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Race still tight after Hoppers split two games from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com The Hoppers made sure the SAL Northern Division race remained tight Saturday. After losing 4–0 to Hickory in the resumption of Friday’s game suspended by rain, Greensboro came back to take the 7-inning second game 2–0. West Virginia …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Rain stops Hoppers-Hickory; two games Saturday

Posted by Guest Columnist on September 2, 2017 at 1:52 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Rain stops Hoppers-Hickory; two games Saturday from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com…. Rain interfered with the first game of the Hoppers’ series at Hickory Friday night, leaving things in a state of suspension. The game was in the bottom of the third inning when umpires waved the teams off the field, and …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Bounce-back win puts Hoppers in first

Posted by Guest Columnist on September 1, 2017 at 11:18 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Bounce-back win puts Hoppers in first from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com It comes down to the Hickory series after all. The final four games of the regular season will see the Hoppers playing at Hickory, the matchup that manager Todd Pratt has been talking about for some time. And a 4–0 …Read the Rest…


Bill Hass on Baseball:Nine-run lead evaporates in Hoppers’ loss

Posted by Guest Columnist on August 31, 2017 at 11:24 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Nine-run lead evaporates in Hoppers’ loss from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com…. There’s no way to sugarcoat Wednesday night’s game for the Hoppers. They jumped on Kannapolis for a 9–0 lead after three innings, then surrendered 13 straight runs and eventually wound up losing 13–11. “Give credit to their hitters,” said Greensboro …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers don’t lose any ground despite loss

Posted by Guest Columnist on August 29, 2017 at 11:39 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Hoppers don’t lose any ground despite loss from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com The Hoppers’ offense never got in gear Tuesday night and the result was a 4–0 loss to Kannapolis. (Full disclosure: I was not able to be there.) But the Hoppers got some help from Charleston, which rallied for two …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers sticking to the same approach

Posted by Guest Columnist on August 28, 2017 at 11:19 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Hoppers sticking to the same approach from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com Todd Pratt probably doesn’t even have a fire-breathing, inspirational speech for his players. But he doesn’t need one. Every player knows what’s at stake and doesn’t have to be reminded .The Hoppers sit in second place in the Northern Division …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers lose but remain one game behind

Posted by Guest Columnist on August 27, 2017 at 9:50 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Hoppers lose but remain one game behind from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com The Hoppers couldn’t get their offense going Sunday afternoon and suffered a 2–0 loss to Rome. Fortunately, they didn’t lose any ground in the SAL Northern Division race. First-place Hickory dropped a 4–3 decision to Columbia, so the Hoppers …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers lose to Rome, drop to 2nd place

Posted by Guest Columnist on August 26, 2017 at 11:16 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Hoppers lose to Rome, drop to 2nd place from Bill Hass at Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com ROME, Ga.?—?The tight race in the SAL Northern Division continued Saturday with yet another change in first place. While the Hoppers were absorbing a 9–4 loss to Rome, Hickory beat Columbia 11–7, surviving a 5-run rally in the …Read the Rest…

Bill on Baseball:Hoppers bounce back into tie with Hickory

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Hoppers bounce back into tie with Hickory from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com…. ROME, Ga.?—?Pitching, defense and timely hitting paid off once again the for Hoppers Friday night. Greensboro’s 4–1 victory over the Rome Braves, combined with Hickory’s 3–1 loss to Columbia, once again created a tie for first place in the …Read the Rest…


Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers lose in 11, fall one game behind

Posted by Guest Columnist on August 24, 2017 at 11:50 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Hoppers lose in 11, fall one game behind from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com KANNAPOLIS?—?The Hoppers suffered a tough loss Thursday night, dropping a 6–5 decision to Kannapolis in 11 innings. The other three contenders in the race the for the second-half pennant in the SAL Northern Division all won. Hickory moved …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Big inning keeps Hoppers tied for the top

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Big inning keeps Hoppers tied for the top KANNAPOLIS?—?The Hoppers continued their winning ways and kept their share of first place by beating Kannapolis 9–3 Wednesday night. Greensboro remains tied with Hickory, which beat Delmarva 9–8, in the Northern Division of the SAL. The Hoppers (33–24) have the edge with a winning percentage of .579 …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball:Hoppers share first place again

Posted by Guest Columnist on August 23, 2017 at 11:16 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Hoppers share first place again from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at www.gsohoppers.com KANNAPOLIS- It was a good night for the Hoppers Tuesday as they moved back into a first-place tie in the Northern Division of the SAL. Greensboro beat Kannapolis 5–2 and Hickory lost to Delmarva 1–0 in 14 innings. The teams are …Read the Rest…