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Crawdads Announce 2013 Schedule PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:12

With the team currently battling for 1st place in the Northern Division Second Half Standings and the final 2012 playoff spot, the Hickory Crawdads, South Atlantic League affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have announced their schedule for

the 2013 SAL Regular Season. The 2013 campaign will mark the 21st season of Crawdads baseball, and will start with Opening Night at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday, April 4 against the I-40 rival Greensboro Grasshoppers.  Hickory will remain in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League, and will again play 140 total games next season.  The campaign will be divided into two halves, both consisting of 70 games.  The All-Star Break will serve as the divider and is scheduled for June 17 - 19, with the 2013 SAL All-Star Game to be played on Tuesday, June 18 at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws. Hickory will take on Northern Division teams 72 times in 2013, with 68 match-ups against the Southern Division.  The Crawdads will face the Charleston RiverDogs more than any other team next season, with 19 games against one another on the docket.  Hickory will host the Grasshoppers more than any other squad next year, with 11 scheduled home games.  The Crawdads in-state rivalries will be bolstered by 17 total games against Greensboro and 16 games against both the Kannapolis Intimidators and the Asheville Tourists in 2013. Below is a listing of games versus opponent for the 2013 season:


vs. Northern Division - 72 (36h, 36a)
vs. Greensboro - 17 (11h, 6a)
vs. Kannapolis - 16 (8h, 8a)
vs. Hagerstown - 13 (3h, 10a)
vs. Delmarva - 12 (8h, 4a)
vs. Lakewood - 7 (3h, 4a)
vs. West Virginia - 7 (3h, 4a)


vs. Southern Division - 68 (34h, 34a)
vs. Charleston - 19 (8h, 11a)
vs. Asheville - 16 (10h, 6a)
vs. Savannah - 11 (4h, 7a)
vs. Greenville - 9 (6h, 3a)
vs. Augusta - 6 (3h, 3a)
vs. Rome - 4 (0h, 4a)
vs. Lexington - 3 (3h, 0a)


Season tickets, ticket books, group outings and corporate partnerships for the 2013 season are available now at the Crawdads Front Office or by calling (828) 322-3000. Information regarding individual tickets will be released on a future date, so be sure to keep an eye on!
Crawdads Clippings:
All this week's FUN starts with Thirsty Thursday, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, this Thursday against the Savannah Sand Gnats at 7 p.m.  Enjoy $1 can beers and Pepsis during the game, and stick around after for a post-game concert by XerockX!  This Thursday will be 80s Night, so dress up in 80s-style clothing for a Half Off Ticket!  Thursday is also U.S. Air Force Night.  Gates open at 6 p.m....The 'Dads then host the Sand Gnats on Friday at 7 p.m. for the final Friday Night Fireworks show of the regular season, presented by CharterMedia....Friday is also Team Card Set Giveaway, with FREE Card Sets for the first 500 fans with paid admission, courtesy of Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet....Additionally, the Crawdads 2012 Game-Worn Jersey Auction, featuring the game-worn 20th Anniversary Jerseys, will be collecting final bids on the concourse this Friday.  Click here to get your early bid in right now....The FUN continues with The ZOOperstars!, presented by Dickinson Service Center and KICKS 103.3FM, on Saturday with a 6 p.m. First Pitch against Savannah.  Don't miss the nationally-acclaimed mascot caricatures put on a show you'll never forget!  Also on Saturday, it is Snuggie Giveaway with the first 1,000 fans with paid admission receiving a FREE Crawdads Snuggie, courtesy of Galaxy, Ken's Dressings & Marinades and KICKS 103.3FM!  Gates open at 5 p.m. on Saturday....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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