Rocks get the scoring started in the third inning
In the first two innings, each team’s batters could not figure out the opposing team’s starting pitcher as the scoreboard stayed silent.
In the top of the third inning, the scoreboard would not be blank anymore as Gage Canning hit a line drive solo home run to right field, which gave the Blue Rocks a 1-0 lead.
Grasshoppers take the lead in the sixth inning
After pitching five full innings and seeing four hitters in the sixth, Wilmington’s Joan Adon’s day would be done as he gave up five hits, two runs, two earned runs, two walks, four strikeouts, and one home run.
Adon gave up two runs in the sixth inning, which lost the lead for the Rocks as they would trail 2-1.
Greensboro’s first run of the inning came when Aaron Shackelford hit a solo home run to left-center field.
The second run of the inning came when Jared Triolo hit an RBI double.
Alex Troop came in for Adon as he went 1.1 innings, gave up one hit, one strikeout, and earned the win.
Wilmington wins 3-2!
It took four innings, but the Wilmington Blue Rocks hitters would get a run across the plate in the seventh inning.
The action on the bases in the top of the seventh inning started with Gilbert Lara hitting a line-drive single to right field.
On the next play, Armond Upshaw would reach first base on a fielding error. Upshaw would then steal second base on the following play.
Justin Connell would be the next batter up as he earned a walk.
The bases were now loaded with Jake Alu walking to the plate as he would hit a line-drive single to centerfield, which allowed Upshaw and Lara to score to give Wilmington a 3-2 lead.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Matt Cronin would come in to close the game for the Rocks, which he did just that as he went two innings, gave up one hit, one walk, four strikeouts, and earned the save.