The Hickory Crawdads put together a solid 4-3 road trip during the third week of the second half, taking two of three from the Hagerstown Suns before
splitting four games against the Lakewood BlueClaws.
The 'Dads then kicked off their 7-game home stand on Wednesday with a 6-0 shutout win over the Suns to increase their lead in the South Atlantic League Northern Division to 1.5 games.
The Hickory offense also continued to churn out home runs, with the team now only two long balls away from tying the single-season Crawdads record of 135.
Thurs. vs. Hagerstown - 7:00 pm
Fri. vs. Hagerstown - 7:00 pm
Sat. vs. Charleston - 7:00 pm
Sun. vs. Charleston - 5:00 pm
Mon. vs. Charleston - 7:00 pm
Tues. vs. Charleston - 7:00 pm
Player and Team Notes
- The Crawdads still easily lead the South Atlantic Lead in home runs with 133. The next closest team is Asheville with 81 HRs. The 'Dads long ball total trails only Stockton of the California League for the Minor League lead.
- The Crawdads also lead the South Atlantic League in Total Bases (1,365) and RBI (438) while ranking third in the league in Runs Scored (473).
- The 'Dads base running has also turned into a plus, with the team leading the SAL with a 76.5% stolen base success rate while being caught stealing a league low 26 times.
- INF Ryan Rua currently leads all of MiLB with his 28 home runs. Teammate Joey Gallo sits right behind him with 26 bombs.
Thursday July 18th: Toga-Toga-Toga!
Fans can join the Crawdads staff by wearing a toga to the game and receive a half price ticket!
All Pepsi Products and 12 oz beers are only $1 on a special Toga Party Thirsty Thursday! Live music by Band of Brothers after the game!
Friday July 19th: Fireworks Friday
Stick around after the game for a fantastic fireworks show presented by Autoworks of Valdese, Carey's Auto Shop, Dickinson Service Center, Main Street Tire and Auto, Perry's Service Center, Redline Automotive, Charter Communications and KICKS 103.3FM
The Wonderful World of Disney comes to Crawdads Stadium! Fans wearing Disney apparel or dressed as their favorite Disney character will receive a half priced ticket!
Saturday July 20th: Thundersticks Giveaway
The first 500 fans with paid admission will get a FREE pair of Thundersticks courtesy of Bark Mobile and 1290 WHKY
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas RED OUT
RED OUT the stands! Wear red to the game to support the Crawdads and receive a half priced ticket! Fans can also show their CBCC blood donor card to get the half price ticket deal.
Make sure to stay after the game for a post-game player autograph session!
Sunday July 21st: Willy Wonka Night
The wacky world of Willy Wonka comes to Crawdads Stadium! Make sure to pick up a delicious hotdog at the game for a chance to find one of the 5 Golden Tickets!
Cool off at the 'Dads game with some watery fun!
Monday July 22nd: Social Media Night
Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! The Crawdads are offering up a great deals to fans who are up-to-date with our socal media pages! Bring in a printout of the screenshot or show the page on your phone to prove that you Like/Follow the 'Dads, and receive a free ticket to the game!
Buy one senior admission ticket to the game and get one FREE courtesy of Alps Mountain Hearing
Tuesday July 23rd: Christmas in July
You trick-or-treated in May, you feasted in June, now celebrate in July - Christmas is coming! Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Crawdads Stadium with plenty of Christmas themed games and fun!
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 thanks to 1290 WHKY!
Call (828) 322-3000 for all the info or to get your tickets right now!
LEAGUE LEADERS (Through 7/17):
INF Ryan Rua - 28 HR (1st)
INF Joey Gallo - 26 HR (2nd)
INF Ryan Rua - 76 RBI (1st)
INF Ryan Rua - 51 Extra Base Hits (1st)
INF Joey Gallo - 44 Extra Base Hits (2nd)
INF Ryan Rua - 187 Total Bases (2nd)
INF Joey Gallo - 168 Total Bases (3rd)
INF Ryan Rua - .617 Slugging Percentage (2nd)
OF Nick Williams - .612 Slugging Percentage (3rd)
OF Nick Williams - 10 Triples (2nd)
RHP Connor Sadzeck - 9 Wins (2nd)
RHP C.J. Edwards - 8 Wins (3rd)
RHP C.J. Edwards - 122 Strikeouts (1st)
RHP C.J. Edwards - 1.83 ERA (1st)
RHP Connor Sadzeck - 2.31 ERA (5th)
RHP C.J. Edwards - .186 BAA (3rd)
RHP C.J. Edwards - 1.03 WHIP (2nd)
RHP Connor Sadzeck - 93.2 IP (5th)
RHP C.J. Edwards - 93.1 IP (6th)
CRAWDADS LEADERS (Through 7/17):
Batting Average - OF Nick Williams (.312)
Home Runs - INF Ryan Rua (28)
RBIs - INF Ryan Rua (76)
Stolen Bases - OF Lewis Brinson (14)
Walks - INF Ryan Rua (44)
Wins - RHP Connor Sadzeck (9)
ERA - LHP Luis Parra (1.31)
Strikeouts - RHP CJ Edwards (122)
Innings Pitched - RHP Connor Sadzeck (93.2)