Crawdads Outlast 'Hoppers, 4-2, in 13 InningsJuly 1, 2012 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Hickory Crawdads
The Grasshoppers (5-6, 51-30) got out to a quick lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning against RHP Nick Martinez. Three straight singles started the frame, including an RBI base hit by LF Aaron Senne that brought in CF John Schultz for the 1-0 lead.
The Crawdads (8-3, 44-36) quickly tied the game in the top of the second, facing RHP Jose Urena. LF Alejandro Selen belted the inning's second pitch over the left-field wall for a game-tying solo homer, making it 1-1.
However, Greensboro responded with a run in the bottom of the second to retake the lead. With one away, 2B Ryan Goetz deposited a solo home run over the right-center field wall for the 2-1 advantage.
Hickory again battled it back even, with Selen driving in another run in the top of the sixth. 2B Rougned Odor and SS Luis Sardinas led off with consecutive singles, before Odor moved up to third on a fly out to center. Selen then struck again, skying an RBI sacrifice fly to right field, plating Odor for the 2-2 tie.
After six scoreless innings alternated by both teams' bullpens, the 'Dads broke through against RHP Chris Shafer (L, 1-2) in the top of the 13th inning. With one away, RF Jordan Akins lined a double to right field, before racing home on an RBI double by Odor off the left-field wall. Sardinas advanced Odor to third with a bunt single, and then CF Chris Grayson drove an RBI sacrifice fly to left, plating Odor for the 4-2 lead.
After RHP Taylor Dennis (W, 1-0) logged three scoreless relief innings in his Hickory debut, RHP Daniel Lopez (S, 1) slammed the door with a scoreless bottom of the 13th, closing the 4-2 marathon win for Hickory.
The 'Dads continue the nine-game trip in Greensboro on Monday at 7 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!
Hickory returns home for the 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Carolina Postal Credit Union and KICKS 103.3FM, on the Wed., July 4. First Pitch will be at 7 p.m. against the Delmarva Shorebirds, before the best Independence Day celebration in the area! Tickets are just $10 for the game and unforgettable fireworks show, and are going fast! To secure your seats right now, call the Front Office at (828) 322-3000.
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