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Grasshoppers take 3-1 win from Crawdads

June 8, 2009 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Hickory Crawdads News Release

HICKORY, N.C. - The Greensboro Grasshoppers struck for three runs in the first inning and held on for the 3-1 win against the Hickory Crawdads, before 4,562 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Monday afternoon.

The Grasshoppers first inning offense was compounded by a pair of errors by the Crawdads, resulting in two of the three runs surrendered by RHP Wilfredo Boscan being unearned. After the first inning, Boscan settled in for four scoreless frames, during which he only allowed two more hits.

LHP Yoon-Hee Nam took over on the mound to start the sixth inning and dealt four shutout frames in relief. Nam tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and allowed only two baserunners in his outing -- one on a hit and one on a walk. Nam lowered his season ERA to 0.64.

The Crawdads picked up their run in the bottom of the sixth inning, when RF Mike Bianucci belted a solo home run against RHP Kyle Kaminska (5-3) to start the frame. It was Bianucci's 10th homer and 34th RBI of the season, moving him into a tie for third in the South Atlantic League in both offensive categories. He also leads the league with a .347 batting average.

Greensboro's bullpen hung on to the two-run lead through the final three innings and RHP Pete Andrelczyk registered his 11th save with a scoreless ninth inning in the Grasshoppers 3-1 win. Boscan was tagged with the loss for Hickory, while Kaminska picked up the win for Greensboro.

Click here for the full box score. If you missed any or all of the action from today's game, be sure to tune in to the tape-delayed broadcast on The Big Dawg 92.1 FM and tonight at 7 p.m.

Crawdads Clippings: The Crawdads homestand continues, as the Kannapolis Intimidators come to town on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Tuesday is a KRAFT Singles Night at the ballpark and also features All-You-Can-Eat tickets for only $13! All kids in attendance on Wednesday evening can run the bases like the pros after the game! Gates open at 6 p.m., first pitch is at 7 p.m. both nights.

Get Tickets: Single game tickets for all Crawdads games are on sale now at the Crawdads Ticket Office and online at and start at just $6! Season tickets, mini-plans and group outings are available at the Crawdads office, located at 2500 Clement Blvd. NW or by calling 322-3000.

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