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'Dads Sweep Shorebirds with 4-0 Shutout

July 22, 2016 - Salisbury, MD - The surging Hickory Crawdads stretched their winning streak to a season-best five games with another victory Friday night, as the Crawdads shutout the Delmarva Shorebirds 4-0 to complete a three game sweep of their Northern Division rivals at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Erik Swanson, Jason Richman, and Omarlin Lopez combined to throw the Crawdads' second shutout of the series, as the Hickory pitching staff left Delmarva with only three runs allowed over 27 total innings pitched. The Crawdads offense also rea... Full Story

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Columbia Wins Series Behind Church's Arm

July 22, 2016 - HAGERSTOWN, MD - Right-hander Andrew Church did it again. Columbia's starter held Hagerstown to just one run over seven innings and helped the Fireflies to a 4-1 series-clinching win. Columbia took two of three games from the Suns, its first series win in two and a half weeks. Church (W, 4-0) has started four games for the Fireflies and has won them all. The Las Vegas, Nevada, native has surrendered just two earned runs in 28.2 innings pitched in a Columbia (8-19, 44-53) uniform. Oddly enough, the lone run for the home... Full Story

Call, Cruz Homer as Intimidators Top Claws

July 22, 2016 - LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Alex Call and Johan Cruz each hit solo home runs as the Intimidators broke out of an offensive funk to beat the BlueClaws, 7-5, on Friday at FirstEnergy Park. Kannapolis (14-13 Second Half, 38-59) snapped its 4-game losing streak while avoiding a series sweep in Lakewood. With the game tied 5-5 going into the fifth inning, the Intimidators pulled away from the BlueClaws for good. Cruz led off with a base hit, and two batters later, Danny Mendick doubled to cash Cruz from first for a 6-5 lead. Grant Massey... Full Story

Hickory Shuts Down Shorebirds for Third Straight Night

July 22, 2016 - SALISBURY, MD - Hickory completed a three game sweep of the Shorebirds on Friday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium by silencing the Shorebirds' bats. The Shorebirds fell 4-0 and were shut out for the fourth time in six contests. Cristian Alvarado (7-7) took his third consecutive loss by allowing three runs on six hits over five innings. Alvarado struck out six and didn't walk anyone. Jesus Liranzo pitched out of a jam in the top of the sixth and lowered his team-leading ERA to 1.10 over 15 appearances. Offensively, the... Full Story

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OurSports Central provides coverage of the following South Atlantic League teams:

Asheville Tourists - Asheville, North Carolina
Augusta GreenJackets - Augusta, Georgia
Charleston RiverDogs - Charleston, South Carolina
Columbia Fireflies - Columbia, South Carolina
Delmarva Shorebirds - Salisbury, Maryland
Greensboro Grasshoppers - Greensboro, North Carolina
Greenville Drive - Greenville, South Carolina
Hagerstown Suns - Hagerstown, Maryland
Hickory Crawdads - Hickory, North Carolina
Kannapolis Intimidators - Kannapolis, North Carolina
Lakewood BlueClaws - Lakewood, New Jersey
Lexington Legends - Lexington, Kentucky
Rome Braves - Rome, Georgia
West Virginia Power - Charleston, West Virginia

SAL Scoreboard

Sat., Jul 23 West Virginia at Rome 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Jul 23 Greenville at Asheville 6:05 p.m.
Sat., Jul 23 Columbia at Lexington 6:35 p.m.
Sat., Jul 23 Augusta at Greensboro 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Jul 23 Charleston at Hagerstown 7:05 p.m.
Sat., Jul 23 Hickory at Lakewood 7:05 p.m.
Sat., Jul 23 Kannapolis at Delmarva 7:05 p.m.
Fri., Jul 22 Greenville 3 at Greensboro 4 Final
Fri., Jul 22 Lexington 2 at Rome 3 Final
Fri., Jul 22 Augusta 5 at Asheville 10 Final
Fri., Jul 22 Charleston 2 at West Virginia 4 Final
Fri., Jul 22 Columbia 4 at Hagerstown 1 Final
Fri., Jul 22 Hickory 4 at Delmarva 0 Final
Fri., Jul 22 Kannapolis 7 at Lakewood 5 Final
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