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Richardson Becomes Winningest Manager in Team History PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Monday, 23 April 2012 07:51

The Hickory Crawdads won their sixth straight game in a rain-shortened five inning contest, 1-0, against the Savannah Sand Gnats at Historic Grayson Stadium on Sunday afternoon.  The game was called due to wet grounds after

a 46-minute rain delay. With the win, Crawdads Manager Bill Richardson passes Tony Beasley as the all-time winningest manager in Crawdads history with 166 victories. The Crawdads (12-5) took the lead in the top of the third against losing pitcher Michael Fulmer (0-2).  And they scored the game's only run on a pair of errors by the Sand Gnats. With one out, Chris Grayson belted a double to right field.  Hanser Alberto then ripped a line drive to the mound that was caught by Fulmer. But a pair of bad throws allowed Grayson to score from second base on the play.
The rain began falling in the sixth inning. The umpires stopped the game 46-minutes later. Victor Payano (2-0) got the win. He tossed five scoreless inning and gave up one hit. He walked two ansd struck out three.
Crawdads Clippings:
The 'Dads kick off a seven-game homestand on Tuesday, April 24 vs. the Greensboro Grasshoppers at 6 p.m.  It will be Dollar Day. Buy one ticket for this game, and get a second grandstand ticket for just a buck!  Also, nine other items around the ballpark will be just $1 each.
Get Tickets:
Individual Tickets for all Crawdads home games are available right now at or by calling (828) 322-3000!  Group outings, corporate partnerships, Levine Children's Hospital Claw Club memberships and Ticket Books for the 20th Anniversary Season are also available right now by calling the Front Office at (828) 322-3000.

Photo Courtesy: Bill Richardson, Hickory Crawdads

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