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Crawdads Win Both Series in 5-2 Week

July 9, 2013 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Hickory Crawdads News Release

HICKORY, NC - The Hickory Crawdads continued their hot start to the second half of the season with a 5-2 week, including a 3-1 home stand against the Kannapolis Intimidators at Crawdads Stadium.

The 'Dads took two of three in Savannah against the Sand Gnats, before returning home for a 4th of July home stand against Kannapolis. After dropping a rain-suspended game one, the Crawdads bounced back to win the next three contests including a 10-inning, walk off 7-6 victory on Sunday.

The Crawdads currently boast an 11-6 record in the second half of the the season, including an 8-3 mark at home.

This Week:

Tues. @ Hagerstown - 7:05 pm

Wed. @ Hagerstown - 7:05 pm

Thurs. @ Hagerstown - 7:05 pm

Fri. @ Lakewood - 7:05 pm

Sat. @ Lakewood - 7:05 pm

Sun. @ Lakewood - 5:05 pm

Mon. @ Lakewood - 7:5 pm

Last Week (4-4):

7/1: Crawdads 5 @ Savannah 0

7/2: Crawdads 9 @ Savannah 2

7/3: Crawdads 1 @ Savannah 3

7/4: Kannapolis 4 vs. Crawdads 2

7/5: Kannapolis 2 vs. Crawdads 8

7/6: Kannapolis 3 vs. Crawdads 6

7/7: Kannapolis 6 vs. Crawdads 7 (10 Inn.)

Player and Team Notes

- The Crawdads still easily lead the South Atlantic Lead in home runs with 125. The next closest team is Asheville with 75 HRs. The 'Dads long ball total trails only Stockton of the California League for the Minor League lead.

- The Crawdads also lead the South Atlantic League in Slugging Percentage (.443), Total Bases (1,270) and RBI (407) while ranking third in the league in Runs Scored (440).

- INF Joey Gallo currently leads all of MiLB with his 26 home runs. Teammate Ryan Rua sits right behind him with 25 bombs.

Upcoming Promotions

Wednesday July 17th: Wild and Wacky Wednesday

What wild and wacky things will be happening tonight?! Come out to Crawdads Stadium and see for yourself!

Unemployment Night

Show your NCESC issued debit card or printed online statement and receive up to four complimentary tickets!

Thursday July 18th: Toga-Toga-Toga!

Thirsty Thursday

All Pepsi Products and 12 oz beers are only $1 on a special Toga Party Thirsty Thursday! Live music by Band of Brothers after the game!

Friday July 19th: Disney Night

The Wonderful World of Disney comes to Crawdads Stadium!

Fireworks Friday

Stick around after the game for a fantastic fireworks show presented by Autoworks of Valdese, Carey's Auto Shop, Dickinson Service Center, Main Street Tire and Auto, Perry's Service Center, Redline Automotive, KICKS 103.3FM

Saturday July 20th: Thundersticks Giveaway

The first 500 fans with paid admission will get a FREE pair of Thundersticks courtesy of Bark Mobile and 1290 WHKY

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas RED OUT

RED OUT the stands! Wear red to the game to support the Crawdads and receive great ticket deals!

Post-Game Autographs

Make sure to stay after the game for a post-game player autograph session!

Sunday July 21st: Willy Wonka Night

The wacky world of Willy Wonka comes to Crawdads Stadium! Will you be one of the lucky fans who find a Golden Ticket in their hot dog?!

Splash Day

Cool off at the 'Dads game with some watery fun!

Monday July 22nd: Social Media Night

Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! The Crawdads are offering up a great deals to fans who are up-to-date with our socal media pages! Bring in a printout of the screenshot or show the page on your phone to prove that you Like/Follow the 'Dads, and receive a free ticket to the game!

Senior 2-for-1

Buy one senior admission ticket to the game and get one FREE courtesy of Alps Mountain Hearing


WSVM Night

Tuesday July 23rd: Christmas in July

You trick-or-treated in May, you feasted in June, now celebrate in July - Christmas is coming! Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Crawdads Stadium with plenty of Christmas themed games and fun!

Dollar Day

Buy one ticket at regular price and receive a second ticket of equal value for just $1! Hot dogs, popcorn, and Pepsi products, along with many other concession items, can be purchased for only a buck thanks to 1290 WHKY!

Click here or call (828) 322-3000 for all the info or to get your tickets right now!

LEAGUE LEADERS (Through 7/8):

INF Joey Gallo - 26 HR (1st) INF Ryan Rua - 25 HR (2nd) INF Ryan Rua - 66 RBI (1st) INF Ryan Rua - 47 Extra Base Hits (1st) INF Joey Gallo - 44 Extra Base Hits (2nd) INF Ryan Rua - 169 Total Bases (2nd) INF Joey Gallo - 168 Total Bases (3rd) OF Nick Williams - .626 Slugging Percentage (2nd) INF Ryan Rua - .621 Slugging Percentage (3rd) OF Nick Williams - 9 Triples (2nd) RHP Connor Sadzeck - 8 Wins (2nd) RHP C.J. Edwards - 108 Strikeouts (1st) RHP C.J. Edwards - 1.98 ERA (2nd) RHP Connor Sadzeck - 2.45 ERA (6th) RHP C.J. Edwards - .190 BAA (3rd) RHP Connor Sadzeck - 88.2 IP (2nd)


Batting Average - OF Nick Williams (.311)

Home Runs - INF Joey Gallo (26)

RBIs - INF Ryan Rua (66)

Stolen Bases - OF Lewis Brinson & INF Luis Marte (13)

Walks - INF Ryan Rua & INF Nick Vickerson (38)

Wins - RHP Connor Sadzeck (8)

ERA - LHP Luis Parra (1.13)

Strikeouts - RHP CJ Edwards (108)

Innings Pitched - RHP Connor Sadzeck (88.1)

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