Crawdads Ground Shorebirds with 8-3 WinMay 28, 2012 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Hickory Crawdads
The Crawdads (24-25) took an early lead in the top of the first inning and never trailed in the game. With the bases loaded and two down, CF Chris Grayson worked an RBI walk against RHP Parker Bridwell (L, 2-3) to force in the game's first run and make it 1-0.
Hickory added three runs to the lead in the top of the third inning. SS Luis Sardinas started the stanza by reaching on an error, and quickly stole second base. After Sardinas moved to third on a passed ball, DH Hanser Alberto drove him in with an RBI single. A single by RF Zach Cone and a walk drawn by 3B Drew Robinson loaded the bases with still no outs in the inning. Grayson and LF Jordan Akins then drove back-to-back RBI sacrifice flies, stretching the lead to 4-0.
After RHP Luke Jackson (W, 4-4) kept the Shorebirds (21-29) scoreless through his first three innings of work, Delmarva got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. LF Mikey Planeta and 2B Nicky Delmonico hit consecutive singles to start the frame, and then a one-out walk by RF Brenden Webb loaded the bases. C Wynston Sawyer skied an RBI sacrifice fly to left field to cut the Crawdads lead to 4-1.
The Crawdads, though, struck again in the top of the sixth. 2B Rougned Odor led off with a single and stole his way to second base. Odor raced to third on a fly out to center, before coming home on another RBI single by Alberto, making it 5-1.
The 'Dads kept swinging away in the top of the seventh. With one away, Akins and C Kellin Deglan both singled their way on. 1B Trever Adams and Odor then followed with back-to-back RBI base hits, plating Akins and Deglan, respectively. A walk by Sardinas loaded the bases, and Adams came darting in on an RBI sacrifice fly by Alberto, his third RBI of the game, putting the 'Dads ahead, 8-1.
Delmarva cut into the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh, but RHP Nick McBride got out of that inning with no further damage being done before tossing a scoreless eighth. LHP Greg Williams closed the 8-3 win for Hickory with a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth .
Hickory goes for their second straight win against the Shorebirds in Delmarva on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Catch all the action live on The Big Dawg 92.1FM and Hickorycrawdads.com, and tune in 15 minutes early for Crawdads Countdown!
The 'Dads then return home for a four-game series against the West Virginia Power, kicking off this Thursday at 7 p.m. The FUN-filled series will feature Thirsty Thursday, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, this Thursday, Friday Fireworks, presented by Galaxy, Texas Pete and 106.9 The Light, on Friday and T-Shirt Giveaway, courtesy of Duck Graphics and The Big Dawg 92.1FM, for the first 1,000 fans with a paid admission on Saturday!
Individual Tickets for all Crawdads home games are available right now at Hickorycrawdads.com or by calling (828) 322-3000! Group outings, corporate partnerships, Levine Children's Hospital Claw Club memberships and Ticket Books for the 20th Anniversary Season are also available right now by calling the Front Office at (828) 322-3000 .
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