Matt Juengel blasted a solo home run in the sixth inning for Greensboro's only run, but it was enough as the Grasshoppers blanked the West Virginia Power 1-0 Thursday in a South Atlantic League contest at Appalachian Power Park.
A crowd of 2,226 attended the game.
Chad James (2-6) earned the win for Greensboro (24-28) allowing no runs on two hits and striking out eight over five innings.
Ronald Barnes came on in the ninth to earn his third save of the season.
The Power (33-19) managed only three hits in the game.
Jason Creasy (4-4) was tabbed with the loss, giving up one run on six hits and striking out eight batters over six innings.
West Virginia remains in first place in the South Atlantic League Northern Division with a one-half game lead over the Hagerstown Suns.
Hagerstown beat Delmarva 9-1 on Thursday.
The Power will host Hickory for a pivotal our-game series beginning tonight at 7:05.
West Virginia is 31/2 games ahead of the third-place Crawdads, but should first-half champion Hagerstown capture the second-half divisional crown as well, a playoff spot would go to the second-best record overall in the division.
Hickory finished two games ahead of West Virginia in the first half meaning the Power would have to overcome that cushion to clinch a playoff spot, should Hagerstown sweep both halves.
Tyler Glasnow aims for his team high ninth win for West Virginia and will be opposed by Hickory southpaw Frank Lopez.