Crawdads Weekly - 'Dads Start Second Half with Series WinJune 25, 2012 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Hickory Crawdads
The Crawdads are 3-1 to start the second half and 39-34 on the season. Hickory is in 2nd place in the Northern Division Second Half Standings, just a half game behind the Kannapolis Intimidators for 1st place.
Mon. @ Kannapolis - 7:05 pm
Tues. @ Kannapolis - 7:05 pm
Wed. @ Kannapolis - 12:05 pm
Thur. @ Kannapolis - 7:05 pm
Fri. @ Greensboro - 7 pm
Sat. @ Greensboro - 7 pm
Sun. @ Greensboro - 4 pm
Last Week (3-1):
6/21: Crawdads 6 vs. Greensboro 3
6/22: Crawdads 11 vs. Greensboro 4
6/23: Crawdads 11 vs. Greensboro 5
6/24: Crawdads 3 vs. Greensboro 4
INF Hanser Alberto and RHP Luke Jackson get the call to High-A Myrtle Beach!
All-Star INF Hanser Alberto and RHP Luke Jackson are the two most recent Crawdads to be promoted to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High-A), getting the call last Friday.
Alberto had been one of the Crawdads best hitters this season, batting a team-best .337 along with 38 RBIs, 37 runs, 17 doubles, 15 stolen bases, and four home runs in 62 games. At the time of his call-up, Alberto had the second-highest batting average in the league.
With the 'Dads this season, Jackson held a 5-5 record with a 4.92 ERA and led the team with 72 strike outs. He held the 5th-highest strikeouts per nine innings ratio (10.13) in the league at the time of his his call up.
Alberto and Jackson are the third and fourth Crawdads promoted to Myrtle Beach this season, joining RHP Randol Rojas and RHP Jose Monegro.
Player and Team Notes
-Hickory has the 5th-highest team batting average in the league (.270)
-The Crawdads are 4th in the SAL with 142 doubles
-The 'Dads are 3rd in the league with 61 home runs
-INF Drew Robinson is batting .357 in 35 home games this season, the highest of any Crawdad
-Robinson has improved his on-base percentage to .426, the 3rd-highest in the league
-C Jorge Alfaro has a team-high .367 batting average in his last eight games
-Alfaro drove in five RBIs against Greensboro on Saturday, only the second Crawdad to drive in five runs in one game this season
-Alfaro and INF Alejandro Selen combined for 9 RBIs in Saturday's game against the Grasshoppers
-RHP Jerad Eickhoff has compiled a 4-1 record with a 2.12 ERA on the road, and leads the team with eight overall wins, which is also tied for 2nd in the league
-RHP Phil Klein has allowed only one hit in his last three appearances
-RHP Arlett Mavare leads all SAL relievers with a 12.46 strikeouts per nine innings ratio
4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza kicks off FUN-filled homestand!
After a nine-game road trip, the Crawdads will be back for a FUN-filled homestand starting with the 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Carolina Postal Credit Union and KICKS 103.3 FM, on Wed., July 4 at 7 p.m.! Don't miss all the upcoming FUN!
Wed., July 4 vs. Delmarva - 7 p.m.
-4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza! - Celebrate Independence Day with the 'Dads and stay for the best fireworks show in the area after the game!
-All tickets are just $10 and going fast!
- Click here to order yours in advance today!
-Carolina Postal Credit Union, KICKS 103.3 FM
Thurs., July 5 vs. Delmarva - 7 p.m.
-Thirsty Thursday - $1 can beers and Pepsi products
-Post-Game Concert by Soul Watt
-Buffalo Wild Wings
Fri., July 6 vs. Delmarva - 7 p.m.
-Friday Fireworks after the game!
-Piggy Bank Giveaway - First 500 fans with paid admission
-Texas Rangers Night - Wear Texas Rangers gear for a Half Off ticket!
-Hickory Trace Village, Mumy Financial, The Big Dawg 92.1 FM
Sat., vs. Delmarva - 6 p.m.
-Beach Towel Giveaway! - First 1,000 fans with paid admission
-Willy Wonka Night - Unravel a Golden Ticket at the game and win great prizes!
-Post-Game Autographs - Stay after the game to have Crawdads players and coaches sign autographs!
-Galaxy, Dial Liquid and Bar Soap, 1290 WHKY
Sun., vs. Delmarva - 5 p.m.
-Bark at the Park! - Bring your dog to the game!
-Post-Game Catch - Bring your glove to play catch on the field after the game!
-Countryside Pet Hospital
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.
LEAGUE LEADERS (Through 6/24):
INF Drew Robinson - .426 on-base percentage (3rd)
OF Zach Cone - 10 home runs (T-10th)
OF Chris Grayson - 4 triples (T-8th)
INF Luis Sardinas - 21 stolen bases (T-10th)
LHP Victor Payano - 1 complete game (T-1st)
Payano - 1 shutout (T-1st)
RHP Jerad Eickhoff - 8 wins (T-2nd)
RHP Arlett Mavare - 12.46 strike outs/9 innings pitched as a reliever (1st)
CRAWDADS LEADERS (Through 6/24):
Batting Average - C Jorge Alfaro (.303)
Home Runs - OF Zach Cone (10)
RBIs - OF Jeremy Williams (41)
Stolen Bases - SS Luis Sardinas (21)
Walks - 3B Drew Robinson (47)
Wins - RHP Jerad Eickhoff (8)
ERA - RHP Phil Klein (2.54)
Strikeouts - RHP Jerad Eickhoff (63)
Innings Pitched - RHP Jerad Eickhoff (76.2)
South Atlantic League Stories from June 25, 2012
- Greensboro Comes Back for 12-11 Win over Legends in 13 Innings - Lexington Legends
- Depleted Tourists Drop Series Opener to Augusta 3-2 - Asheville Tourists
- Shorebirds Drop Series Opener to Suns, 7-3 - Delmarva Shorebirds
- Leonida Leads Suns over Shorebirds - Hagerstown Suns
- Errors Prove Costly as Drive Lose to Braves, 4-2 - Greenville Drive
- Payne's Triple The Difference in 3-2 Win - Augusta GreenJackets
- BlueClaws Use Three-Run 6th for 6-4 Win - Lakewood BlueClaws
- RiverDogs Follow Williams Lead in 3-2 Win - Charleston RiverDogs
- Three Run First Lifts Braves - Rome Braves
- 'Dads Take 1st Place with 6-2 Win in Kannapolis - Hickory Crawdads
- Crawdads Snap Intimidators Streak - Kannapolis Intimidators
- Crawdads Weekly - 'Dads Start Second Half with Series Win - Hickory Crawdads
- Tourists Place Three on DL, Receive Three - Asheville Tourists
- Mason Williams Claims SAL Pow Honors - Charleston RiverDogs
- Mejia Named SAL Pitcher of the Week - Augusta GreenJackets
- Shorebirds Game Notes vs. Hagerstown June 25 - Delmarva Shorebirds
- Power Game Notes - West Virginia Power
- July 4th Features Fireworks & Guaranteed Win Night - Kannapolis Intimidators
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