The final game of the four game series between the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Greensboro Grasshoppers was played in front of 897 fans Sunday afternoon at Grayson Stadium. With the score tied 1-1 going into the 9th inning, the Grasshoppers scored twice to beat the Gnats 3-1.
Greensboro scored in the first inning. 2bNoah Perio reached first and advanced to second on a throwing error by the shortstop. A bunt single by rfMarcell Ozuna moved Perio to third and Perio scored on a ground out to second but the relay to first for the double play was not in time.
Savannah scored their only run in the 6th inning on a home run by 3bAderline Rodriquez to tie the score at 1-1. It was his 10th home run of the year which leads the team.
In the 9th, Greensboro received back to back walks followed by back to back singles to score 2 runs.
The Gnats had 6 hits for the game. Rodriquez was 2-for-4. 2bLuis Nieves went 2-for-4.
Starting Savannah pitcher, Ryan Fraser, pitched 7 innings, allowed 1 run on 4hits, 2BB, and struck out 5. Ronny Morla(1-1) took the loss, pitching 2 innings, allowed 2 runs on 2 hits, 2BB, and struck out 2.
Photo courtesy of Ed DeVita, Editor of The Savannah Sports Monthly.