|'Dads Drop Series Finale in 12 Innings|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:00|
The Hickory Crawdads and the Kannapolis Intimidators closed out their three-game series with an error filled game. In the end, the Intimidators prevailed 4-
3 in 12-innings at L.P. Fran Stadium.
A costly error by Hickory third baseman Juremi Profar to start the 12th inning set the stage for the Intimidators. that Adam Engel, who reached on Profar's error, eventually scored the go-ahead run on a run-scoring single by Danny Hayes.
The 'Dads nearly tied it up in the bottom fo the 12th. Kannapolis second baseman Tyler Shryock committed back-back-errors with two outs, putting runners at first and third for Nick Vickerson.
But Vickerson popped out to end Wednesday's three-hour, thirty five-minute game.
It was a heartbreaking loss for the Crawdads (6-8), who rallied from a 3-0 deficit.
Jacob Morris handed Kannapolis an early 2-0 lead with a two-run homer in the first inning. Tyler Williams went deep in the fifth to give the Intimidators a 3-0 lead.
The 'Dads jumped back in the mix with a pair of unearned runs in the sixth. Profar had the big blow with a two-run single in the frame. Hickory completed its comeback with an unearned run in the eighth. Shryock, who made four errors on the day, allowed Lewis Brinson to reach base. He eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Jairo Beras to tie the game at 3-3.
Brinson was 2-4 on the day with a run scored, extending his team-high hitting streak to seven games.
The 'Dads will try to bounce back on the road on Thursday when they start a three-game series in Asheville against the Tourists. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 7:05 pm.
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