|Crawdads Kick off 2nd Half at Home Tonight|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Thursday, 20 June 2013 16:25|
The Hickory Crawdads wrapped up the 1st Half of the South Atlantic League season last week with a 4-4 record, finishing just a half game behind the Hagerstown Suns for first place in the Northern Division. The 54th SAL All-Star game was also last week, with the Crawdads sending a league-high six players to the event. Aside
from the 2-1 Northern Division win, 'Dads 3B Joey Gallo also won the Home Run Derby.
The 'Dads will kick off the 2nd half with five returning All-Stars and a record setting offense that still leads all of Minor League and Major League Baseball with 106 home runs. The Crawdads still lead all of Minor League Baseball and now Major League Baseball with 106 home runs on the season. The Crawdads also lead the South Atlantic League in Slugging Percentage (.452), Total Bases (1,047) and RBI (336) while ranking second in the league in Runs Scored (365). Infielders Ryan Rua and Joey Gallo currently lead the league in home runs with 22, while teammate Lewis Brinson (13) sits in 5th place.
Crawdads closer Alexander Claudio was named the Texas Rangers Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May while 3B Joey Gallo took home the South Atlantic League Hitter of the Week for the week ending June 16th.....Thursday June 20th: Jimmy Buffett Beach Night Calling all Parrotheads! Make the great escape to L.P. Frans Stadium and take in a game Jimmy Buffett-style....Thirsty Thursday. All Pepsi products and 12oz. beers are only $1! Hometown musician Kirk Bass will be performing live after the game.....Friday June 21st: Summer Kick-Off Event. Celebrate the first day of summer with the Crawdads.....Grandfather Mountain Night, Fireworks Friday, make sure to stick around after the game for an exciting fireworks show.....Saturday June 22nd: Bobblehead Giveaway. Be one of the first 1,000 fans with paid admission and receive your very own Chipper Jones Bobblehead courtesy of Galaxy Food Centers, Nissin and Kicks 103.3.....Staff Alumni Reunion, Post-Game Player Autographs. Get your Crawdads gear autographed by the players themselves after the game....Sunday June 23rd: Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Night. If you drive a Chevy then this is the day for you! Fans driving a Chevrolet get Free parking at the Crawdads game and can get a FREE grandstand ticket by showing their Chevy keys at the box office courtesy of Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet.....Faith and Family Day. Freedom Biker Church of Hickory invites you to attend the pre-game service they will be leading at L.P. Frans Stadium from 3:30p-4:15p. Splash Day
Cool off at the Crawdads game with some water fun.....Monday June 24th: 2-for-1 Senior Night/BINGO Night. Buy one Senior admission ticket to the game, get one of equal value for free courtesy of Alps Mountain Hearing.....Tuesday June 25th: Dollar Day. Buy one ticket at regular price and receive a second ticket of equal value for just $1! Hot dogs, popcorn, and Pepsi products, along with many other concession items, can be purchased for only a buck. Metric Madness Bring your conversion charts! The metric system will be featured during the game.....Wednesday June 26th: Summer Camp Day. The Crawdads are running some great deals for Summer Camps and Campers! Call today to reserve your spot. Unemployment Night
Show your NCESC issued debit card or printed online statement and receive up to four complimentary tickets.....Call (828) 322-3000 for all the info or to get your tickets.
CRAWDADS LEADERS (Through 6/19):
Batting Average - OF Nick Williams (.294)
Home Runs - INF Ryan Rua & INF Joey Gallo (22)
RBIs - INF Ryan Rua (61)
Stolen Bases - OF Lewis Brinson (12)
Walks - INF Ryan Rua (32)
Wins - RHP C.J. Edwards (6)
ERA - LHP Alexander Claudio (1.15)
Strikeouts - RHP CJ Edwards (86)
Innings Pitched - RHP C.J. Edwards (66.0)
Photo Courtesy: Ryan Rua, Hickory Crawdads
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