Dash vs. Greensboro: Game 26 Preview
Winston-Salem Dash (13–12) vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers (12–13)
Tuesday, June 2–12:00 p.m.
First National Bank Field (Greensboro, NC)
Game 25 Recap
The Dash offense pounced early in the first inning with a pair of homers from Ian Dawkins and Alex Destino for a 2–0 lead. Dawkins drove in another run with an RBI single in the next frame to extend the lead to 3–0. A throwing error by Evan Skoug in the third inning allowed a Grasshopper to trot home and cut the deficit to 3–1, Dash. Winston-Salem continued their streak of scoring in consecutive innings when Johan Cruz plated a run on a sacrifice fly in the third for a 4–1 lead. AJ Gill launched a homer to right-center to extend the lead to 5–1 in the fourth. The Grasshoppers began to chip away at the Dash’s lead in the fourth when Grant Koch delivered a two-run homer to set the score at 5–3, Dash. Alex Destino delivered the final blow of the game with a solo homer to right to cement the 6–3 win. Davis Martin started the game for the Dash and tossed 4.2 innings of four-run ball (three earned). The Dash bullpen was lights out with 4.1 scoreless no-hit innings pitched by the trio of Trey Jeans, Luke Shilling and Lane Ramsey.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
Ian Dawkins and AJ Gill had the right stuff in their Dash debut Tuesday. Dawkins went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs driven in. Gill went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.
IT’S CLOBBERING TIME
Alex Destino recorded his first multi-homer game of the season Tuesday with a pair of long balls. The outfielder now has five home runs and 18 runs driven in.
Lane Ramsey struck out the side in the ninth inning to earn his second save of the year. The 6–9 right-hander extended his scoreless inning streak to nine and owns a 0.90 ERA.
BORN TO RUN
After swiping his seventh Tuesday, Ellis is now tied fourth in the High-A East in stolen bases. Ellis went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the series opener against Greensboro.
Jeremiah Burke will make his second start of the season for the Dash Wednesday. In his last start, Burke tossed five innings of two-run (unearned)ball, allowed four hits and struck out four batters.
First pitch is slated for 12:00 p.m. and click the link below for the live broadcast.