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'Dads Hold RiverDogs to Two Hits in Win

June 22, 2019 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Hickory Crawdads News Release

Hickory, NC - Yerry Rodriguez threw another gem on Saturday night as the 'Dads defeated the Charleston RiverDogs 8-1.

Jax Biggers led off the home half of the first with a double to center. Miguel Aparicio hit his fourth triple of the year to drive Biggers in and give the 'Dads a 1-0 lead.

The 'Dads added on five more runs in the bottom of the third. Jax Biggers drew a walk to lead things off. Miguel Aparicio was hit by a pitch and Kole Enright drew another walk. Tyreque Reed hit a sacrifice fly to score Biggers. Pedro Gonzalez added on a double to bring in Aparicio and Enright. Matt Whatley finished off the inning's scoring with a two-run homer that put the Crawdads ahead 6-0.

In the bottom of the sixth, Jonathan Ornelas and Matt Whatley hit back-to-back doubles to push the score to 7-0.

Crawdads starter Yerry Rodriguez finished the evening after seven shutout innings. He allowed just one hit, walked two, and struck out five. He improved to 7-2 on the season and lowered his ERA to 1.77, which is second-best in the South Atlantic League.

The Crawdads scored another run in the eighth inning to pull ahead 8-0. Jonathan Ornelas reached on a throwing error and was brought home on Frainyer Chavez' triple to left.

The RiverDogs got on the board in the ninth, scoring off Crawdads reliever Tai Tiedemann, but still trailed 8-1.

The series wraps up tomorrow evening at 5pm. It is Church Bulletin Sunday and fans can bring in their church bulletin for a discounted $6 ticket. The 'Dads will donate $4 to that bulletin's respective church thanks to PDQ. It is also Hospitality Night and hospitality and service industry professionals can get a free ticket. Family and friends can purchase discounted $6 ticket. It is also Social Media Sunday presented by WHKY 1290 AM and 102.3 FM and fans can show they follow the 'Dads on social media for a $6 ticket. There will also be contests throughout the night themed to social media so be sure to check the Crawdads Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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