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'Dads Walk-Off in 10th against Charleston

May 21, 2019 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Hickory Crawdads News Release

Hickory, NC - The Crawdads defeated the Lexington Legends 3-2 on Tuesday evening on a walk-off single in the 10th inning by Miguel Aparicio.

The 'Dads offense wasted no time putting a rally together, jumping ahead 2-0. Jonathan Ornelas and Miguel Aparicio both singled to lead off the bottom of the first. Both runners stole a base to put men on second and third. Sherten Apostel singled to left to bring Ornelas in to score. Melvin Novoa hit the inning's fourth single to score Aparicio.

The Legends tied the game up with a pair of runs off Crawdads starter Ronny Henriquez in the third inning. Henriquez finished the evening with four innings pitched, five strikeouts, no walks, three hits allowed and was charged with two earned runs.

The game remained tied through the tenth inning, when Miguel Aparicio delivered the game winning hit. Jose Almonte began the inning as the designated runner on second base. Frainyer Chavez dropped a bunt single to advance Almonte to third. The Legends intentionally walked Ornelas to load the bases. Aparicio stepped up to the plate and delivered a single to left to win the game for the 'Dads.

Tomorrow evening the series continues with Kids Win Wednesday. All kids 12 and under will get a free ticket, meal voucher, and a pass for the speed pitch, bounce house, and carousel thanks to NC Pediatric Dentistry. It is also Wine Wednesday which means Carolina Vines and Catawba Farms will be on the concourse for a wine sampling. The first pitch is at 6:30pm and gates open at 5:30pm.

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