Hoppers Hammer Two HomersSeptember 3, 2011 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Kannapolis Intimidators
Greensboro's Kyle Winters (8-3) earned the win, tossing 5.0 innings and allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts before turning the ball over to Michael Brady for two scoreless relief innings and the save (18).
Catcher Kevin Dubler put the Intimidators on the board with solo home run (3) in the bottom of the third. Christian Yelich (14) and Jacob Realmuto (12) responded with solo home runs of their own to give the Grasshoppers a 2-1 lead through four innings.
Greensboro added a run in the fifth inning when Ryan Fisher scored from third base on a passed ball.
Intimidators starter Brad Furnish (0-2) worked 5.1 innings in a losing effort, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits with a strikeout. Terance Marin tossed 1.2 innings in relief, allowing one walk while striking out three.
With the loss, Kannapolis remains a half-game behind first place Hickory in the Northern Division 2nd Half standings after the Crawdads lost the first game of their doubleheader in Greenville today.
The Grasshoppers increased their lead in the Northern Division overall standings over the Intimidators to 1.5 games, giving Greensboro the inside track to a playoff berth if 1st Half winner Hickory also wins the 2nd Half.
Kannapolis and Greensboro play the second game of today's doubleheader beginning at 7:25 p.m. For ticket information, call the box office at (704) 932-3267 or visit www.IntimidatorsBaseball.com.
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