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'Dads Walk Off With 8-7 Win Before 4,853 Fans PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 09:22

With a standing-room-only crowd of 4,853 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium, Drew Robinson's game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Hickory Crawdads to the 8-7 walk-off win against the Lexington Legends Friday night. Chris Grayson got things started with a double to left-center field; Zach Cone walked, and Hanser Alberto laid down a sacrifice

bunt that was bobbled by losing pitcher Nathan Pettus (0-4) loading the bases with nobody out for Robinson.  Phil Klein (4-0) picked up the win with an inning of scoreless relief.
The Crawdads wiped out an early 4-3 deficit and took a 7-4 lead in the bottom of the seventh. An RBI single by Cone, and a two-run single by Alberto gave Hickory (22-24) it's three-run advantage. But the Legends came back and tied the game with three runs in the top of the eighth. A two-run homer by Mike Kvasnicka evened things up at 7-7. Cone backboned the offense with three hits, including a double and he drove in three runs; Alberto had two hits and two RBI.
Crawdads Clippings:
The 'Dads and the Legends take the field for a 6 p.m. start on Saturday.  The first 1,000 fans with a paid admission will receive FREE Thunderstix on Saturday night!  Also, all fans can go down on the field after the game for post-game autographs from some of the 'Dads!  Saturday will be U.S. National Whitewater Center Night and Clark Tire Night, as well.  And there will be a Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive from 3 - 6 p.m. - all fans that donate blood will receive a FREE ticket to the game!  Gates open at 5 p.m.....Hickory then wraps up the home series on Sunday at 5 p.m.  Bring your glove to play catch with a couple of Crawdads after the game, presented by Countryside Pet Hospital.  Also, don't miss a pre-game Faith and Family Day praise concert with Longview Church of God from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
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.

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