The Hickory Crawdads blasted three home runs en route to the 7-6 come-from-behind win against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at NewBridge Bank Park on Tuesday night. Hickory takes four out of five against Greensboro, and the 'Dads go 7-2 on their nine-game road trip. Hickory also remains in 1st place in the Northern Division of the South
Atlantic League with a two-game lead on the Lakewood BlueClaws and a three-game advantage on the Hagerstown Suns. And for the second night in a row, the 'Dads had to come from behind. Hickory (10-3; 46-36) rallied from an early 5-0 deficit; Hickory began chipping away in the top of the third inning. With one out, SRougned Odor walked and Drew Robinson followed with a two-run homer to get the 'Dads on the board. Trailing 5-2, the Crawdads completed the comeback with three runs in the top of the fourth. Kellin Deglan hammered a one-out double down the right-field line before Jorge Alfaro reached on an error to put runners at first and third. One out later, Jhonny Gomz tied it with a three-run homer to left field tying the game at 5-5
The 'Dads kept swinging away as they grabbed their first lead of the game in the top of the fifth. Alejandro Selen was hit by a pitch with one away; Tever Adams then hit Hickory's third home run of the game, this one a two-run shot over the right-field fence that gave the 'Dads a 7-5 lead. John Schultz of Greensboro (5-8, 51-32) countered with a solo home run in the fifth, but from there, the Hickory bullpen tossed four scoreless inning to settle the issue. Andrew Faulkner gave up a hit with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings in relief; Phil Klein picked up his fifth save with 1 2/3 scoreless innings.
Jerad Eickhoff (10-4) picked up his tenth win of the year. He gave up six runs, but only three were earned. The 'Dads made four errors behind him. Gomez had two hits, including a home run and he drove in three runs; Adams had two hits, including a home run and two RBI; Robinson homered and drove in two runs.
Hickory returns home for the 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Carolina Postal Credit Union and KICKS 103.3FM, on the Wed., July 4. First Pitch will be at 7 p.m. against the Delmarva Shorebirds, before the best Independence Day celebration in the area! Tickets are just $10 for the game and unforgettable fireworks show, and are going fast! To secure your seats right now, call the Front Office at (828) 322-3000.
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.