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Crawdads Drop Their Third Straight PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Saturday, 14 July 2012 08:51

The North Division race in the South Atlantic League is turning into a dogfight. The Crawdads, who were sitting pretty just a few days ago, now find themselves mired in a three-game losing streak, and in a first place tie with the Hagerstown Suns. The Suns dropped a 7-2 decision at Greensboro Friday night. But those aren't the only problems. The

Lakewood BlueClaws, who rallied for a 3-2 win against the Crawdads Friday night, are now just one game off the lead; and West Virginia, which swept a double header from Rome Friday night, is only two games back.
Trailing 2-0, the BlueClaws (12-10; 39-52) rallied from a 2-0 deficit and tied the game in the fourth inning. An RBI single by Maikel Franco got the BlueClaws on the board in the third before a passed ball enabled the game-tying run to score in the fourth.
The tie remained intact until Lakewood seized it's first lead of the game in the bottom of the eighth against losing pitcher Arlett Mavare (4-5). A pair of one-out walks put runners at first and second base. Brock Stassi placed an RBI single just inside the line in shallow left-field line that gave the BlueClaws a 3-2 lead. The Crawdads (14-8, 50-41) broke through first with two runs of the game in the top of the third. Kevin Torres led off the inning with a single, and took second on a ground out by Nick Urbanus. After Chris Grayson walked and Trever Adams singled, Rougned Odor bounced an RBI single through the left side of the infield, bringing in Torres for the 1-0 lead. Grayson darted scored on a passed ball.
Blake Mascarello (3-0)  tossed three scoreless innings in relief and picked up the win. Mascarello struck out three and walked one during his appearance. Zach Cooper tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his first save. The Crawdads only made five hits. They've made eight hits in their last two games. Odor was their most productive hitter going 2-4 with an RBI.
Crawdads Clippings:
The Crawdads continue an eight-game road trip on Saturday in Delmarva at 6:35 p.m.  Catch all the action live on Wednesday on Hickorycrawdads.com....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.
 

 

  
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