|Intimidators Blank Crawdads, 3-0|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Friday, 12 August 2011 07:13|
The 1st-Half Northern Division Champion Hickory Crawdads fell to the Kannapolis Intimidators, 3-0, before 1,881 at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday nightKannapolis (64-49, 27-18) took the lead with one big swing by Dan Black to start the top of the second inning against losing pitcher Ben Henry (4-2). Black jumped on a first-pitch fast ball for a solo home run that gave Kannapolis a 1-0 lead.
Despite that blemish, Henry went six strong innings. He gave up just one run and struck out a season-high 10 batters. But he was matched by Jon Bachanov (1-1) of the Intimidators, who logged five scoreless innings of his own before three Justin Collop and Wes Whisler closed things out against the Crawdads (66-48, 26-20).
Kannapolis added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth innings against Jimmy Reyes. Collin Kuhn made it a 2-0 with an RBI double in the seventh; Trayce Thompson made it 3-0 with an RBI single in the eight.
NOTES: The 'Dads host Kannapolis on Friday at 7 p.m. for a huge night at L.P. Frans Stadium! Don't miss Friday Night Fireworks after the game, presented by CBS Sports and The Big Dawg 92.1FM. The ZOOperstars! will also be performing live during the game and entertaining fans of all ages with their whacky mascot antics! Friday is Bark in the Park, presented by Bark Mobile, so bring your dog with you! Gates open at 6 p.m.
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