Written by Staff Reports
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 08:20
The Kannapolis Intimidators finally picked up a win against the Hickory Crawdads on Monday night. After they dropped the first two games of the series, the Inditimidators (13-17) rallied from a 2-0 deficit and defeated the Crawdads
5-4 at CMC-Northeast Stadium on Monday night. Losing pitcher Will Lamb, who kept the Intimidators scoreless through the first three innings was finally victimized in the fourth. Trailing 2-0, Leighton Pangilinan of the Intimidators got things started when he was hit by a pitch to lead-off the frame. Mark Haddow doubled and moved him to third. After Keenyn Walker walked to load the bases, Martin Medina belted a two-run single to right-center field that tied the game. Lamb retired the next two batters, but Ross Wilson smacked a two-run single that gave the Intimidators a 4-2 lead.
A solo home run by Jeremy Williams, who drove in two runs on the night, made it 4-3 in the seventh. But the Intimidator recaptured a two-run lead with a tally in the eighth. Pangilinan led off with a double and scored moments later on an RBI double by Haddow for a 5-3 lead. The Crawdads (18-12) rallied with a run in the top of ninth, but their comeback fell short.
Kellin Deglan led-off with a walk and raced to third on a single by Williams. Pinch-hitter Chris Grayson scored Deglan on a sacrifice fly to center field to make it 5-4. But Terance Marin, who came on in relief, retired the next two batters to pick up his third save of the season.
A solo home run by Drew Robinson in the second inning, and a run-scoring single by Williams in the fourth inning staked Hickory to an early 2-0 lead before Kannapolis rallied for four runs in the fourth.
The Crawdads conclude a four-game road series in Kannapolis on Tuesday evening with a 7:05 p.m. First Pitch. Catch all the action live on Hickorycrawdads.com, starting 15 minutes early with Crawdads Countdown!
Individual Tickets for all Crawdads home games are available right now at Hickorycrawdads.com 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.