The Hickory Crawdads kept their hot streak going Wednesday afternoon with a 3-1 win over the Charleston RiverDogs at L.P. Frans Stadium. The win also gives the 'Dads their first series sweep of the year while also pushing their season-best win streak to five straight games.
The Crawdads also got a solid pitching performance from their bullpen. Relievers Ricardo Rodriguez and Anyelo Leclerc combined to toss five shutout innings from the bullpen. Rodriquez (3-1), who got the win in relief, tossed four scoreless innings with four strikeouts; Leclerc, who picked up his first save, tossed a scoreless ninth and struck out two.
Catcher Joe Jackson took care of the offense as he drove in all three runs. His run-scoring single in the bottom of the first tied the game; his two-run double in the fifth gave Hickory (31-27) its two-run lead. Jackson is 4-8 with five RBI in his last two games.
Jackson finished the game going 2-3 with a double and three RBI; Nick Vickerson was 2-3 with a pair of doubles; Evan Van Hoosier was 2-4 with a stolen base.
The Crawdads are now a season-high four games over .500; in turn, the RiverDogs (27-32) have lost seven in a row. West Virginia Power comes to town tonight for a four-game, weekend series. Tonight's game begins at 7:00 p.m.
'Dads at Home: The Crawdads are home for four more games on the home stand, with some great promotions scheduled for the weekend! The home stand includes Thirsty Thursday (6/5), The Cruise-in-Car Show presented by Farris Insurance on Friday (6/6), and Saved by the Bell night with Dustin "Screech" Diamond on Saturday (6/7)! PROMOTIONS
All-Inclusive All-Star Package: Don't miss a single event surrounding the 55th annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game in Hickory by purchasing the All-Inclusive Ticket Deal for only $95, a $25 savings! INFO
Screech Meet-N-Greet: Tickets are still available for the "Saved by the Bell" Meet-N-Greet with Dustin "Screech" Diamond on June 7th! For only $22, fans can meet, chat with, and get an autograph from the TV star while also enjoying a pre-game meal! SCHEDULE
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