Vote for Crawdads collision photo as best of the year
MiLB.com has launched the 8th Annual Minor League Baseball Yearly (MiLBY) Awards in which fans can vote for the top players, moments and more from the 2012 season. Up for Photo of the Year is
Team Photographer Tracy Proffitt's photo of Crawdads INF Trever Adams as he collided with Delmarva Shorebirds C Adam Davis during a play at the plate on July 7. Adams was safe on the play, which took place in the first inning, and the 'Dads went on to win, 12-5.
Also nominated for 2012 MiLBY Awards are former Crawdads SS Jurickson Profar ('11) for Moment of the Year with the Frisco RoughRiders, RHP Cody Buckel ('11) for Starting Pitcher of the Year with Frisco and Myrtle Beach Pelicans RHP Ben Rowen ('11) for Relief Pitcher of the Year.
Arizona Fall League action kicks off on Tues., Oct. 9!
Two members of the 2012 Hickory Crawdads, C Kellin Deglan and SS Luis Sardinas, have been selected to play for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League, which starts next week. This prestigious league is regarded throughout professional baseball as the "finishing school" for Major League Baseball's top prospects, and the schedule will run from Oct. 9 - Nov. 15.
Deglan, 20, spent his second season with the 'Dads in 2012, and slugged 12 home runs to go along with 41 RBIs and 25 doubles in 92 games. The Langley, British Columbia native finished the year on an offensive tear, hitting .325 with four home runs and 16 RBIs in 22 games in August, along with eight doubles and 13 runs scored. Deglan, also one of the best defensive catchers in the South Atlantic League, was selected by Texas in the 1st round of the 2010 June Draft out of high school. Click here to view his player page.
Sardinas, 19, a native of Upata, Venezuela, played in 96 games for the Crawdads in 2012, his first season in Hickory. In addition to having the second-highest batting average on the club (.291), he also led the team with 32 stolen bases. He had a team-high 15-game hitting streak from May 14 - June 4, which tied for the 7th-longest streak in the SAL last season. Sardinas signed with the Rangers as a non-drafted free agent in 2009. Click here to view his player page.
Joining Deglan and Sardinas on the Saguaros roster are former Crawdads LHP Miguel De Los Santos (2010), SS Leury Garcia (2009-10), LHP Jimmy Reyes (2011), RHP Ryan Rodebaugh (2011) and RHP Ben Rowen (2011), along with other prospects from the Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals farm systems.
Mark your calendar - Free Fall Fling scheduled for Sat., Nov. 10!
Come out to L.P. Frans Stadium on Sat., Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for some Free Fall FUN! Join the Crawdads for Autumn-themed fun, food and entertainment at this year's FREE Fall Fling, featuring $1 hot dogs and Pepsi products, FREE popcorn, other concession items, deals at the Team Store, games on the field and more! All fans can hang out with Conrad the Conrad, while kids can play in the Bounce House and test their arm at the Speed Pitch.
Keep an eye on Hickorycrawdads.com for more details as the Fall Fling approaches!
The Rangers are back in the playoffs!
The Texas Rangers, major league affiliate of the Hickory Crawdads and back-to-back American League Champions, will be making another appearance in the MLB postseason this year! After a loss on Tuesday night to go along with an Oakland Athletics win, the two teams are tied for first in the American League West Division, but both are guaranteed spots in the playoffs - one as the division champs and one as a wild card. They would each surely like to win the division, as that would place them directly in the divisional round of the playoffs rather than in the wild card match up, a one game playoff between the two wild card teams this Friday with the winner moving on.
Let the Crawdads host your Holiday Party!
Looking for a fun place to host a Halloween or Holiday themed dinner party? Come to L.P. Frans Stadium and let the Crawdads cater your event! The Crawdad Café is a great place to get together with coworkers or friends, made even better by a fun atmosphere and great food. Pick a night and reserve the café from 6-10 p.m. for fun, food and drinks. Your event will include appetizers and snacks, a buffet including a salad, entrée, two sides and a dessert. Pepsi products will be available to all, with beer and wine available to those of age.
The date and time, as well as bar and food menu options can be flexible to best fit your needs. For more information contact Director of Special Events Matt Moes (
) or Director of Food and Beverage Jeff Dickson (
), or call the Front Office at 828-322-3000.
Get Ready for the 2013 Season Now!
It is never too early to start planning for all the FUN next season, and the 'Dads have season tickets, ticket books, group outings, Claw Club memberships, corporate partnerships and more available right now for the 2013 campaign!
2013 Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 4 vs. the Greensboro Grasshoppers, and the full 2013 Early Bird Schedule is available by clicking here. Be sure to keep an eye on Hickorycrawdads.com,the Crawdads Facebook Fan Page, and the 'Dads Twitter Page for all of the upcoming events throughout the rest of 2012 and the start of 2013!