files/MDT&SB-GBR490x110-Aug-2014.jpg files/redtails.gif
GoBlueRidge.Net
High Country News, Weather, and Bulletins
HCR WSOC TV NCNN
files/auto-banner-2014.gif

Todays ForecastToday:
64°F | 79°F | 40%
Tomorrows ForecastTomorrow:
63°F | 80°F | 30%
  Swap Shop Online
Home Listen Live Listen Live Weather Classifieds Jobs Real Estate Autos
Crawdads stall Intimidators with 9-5 win PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Sunday, 17 April 2011 07:45

The Hickory Crawdads snapped the Kannapolis Intimidators seven-game winning streak with a 9-5 win before 2,096 fans at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium on Saturday night.


The Crawdads (6-4) exploded right out of the gates, striking for six runs in the top of the first against RHP Matt Heidenreich (L, 0-1).  Eleven Crawdads came to the plate during the rally, all started by a leadoff double from CF Teodoro Martinez, who later in the frame doubled in a run.  In between Martinez's doubles, LF Jake Skole slapped an RBI single, then with two outs, RF Josh Richmond was hit by a pitch, 2B Odubel Herrera singled in a run, 3B Christian Villanueva was plunked, 1B Jhonny Gomez worked a bases-loaded, RBI walk, and Jonathan Roof came through with a two-run single, before Martinez capped the big inning with his run-scoring double.
 
Kannapolis (7-2) began chipping away against RHP Justin Grimm with a leadoff homer by CF Trayce Thompson in the first and an unearned run in the third, cutting the Crawdads lead to 6-2 through three.
 
The Crawdads struck back with three runs in the top of the fifth, pushing the lead to 9-2.  C Tomas Telis started the frame with a single, and then was pushed to third as DH Andrew Clark and Richmond were consecutively hit by pitches.  Herrera then pulled a two-run double to right field, scoring Telis and Clark while advancing Richmond to third.  Richmond came in the final ninety feet on a sacrifice fly by Villanueva, putting Hickory in front by seven.
 
However, the Intimidators refused to go away quietly.  Kannapolis plated one in the fifth against RHP Andres Perez-Lobo in his Crawdads debut, then brought home two unearned runs against RHP Colby Killian (W, 1-0) in the seventh, pulling back within four, 9-5.
 
LHP Kevin Johnson took over for the 'Dads and closed the door with two scoreless frames in the eighth and ninth, inducing a game-ending 6-4-3 double play to nail down the 9-5 win for Hickory.
 
NOTES:
The 'Dads return home for a nine-game homestand on Monday, April 25 against the Augusta GreenJackets!  It will be 2-for-1 Senior Night,with bingo!  Also, all kids get to eat for free with a ticket purchase.  First Pitch is 7 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m.

 


 

  
Prev ArticleNext Article
 
Share This Article:
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

files/Carolina-Panthers.gif
files/goheels.gif
files/appstatemountaineers.gif
files/whs_pioneers.gif
files/Avery-Vikings.jpg