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Dads Off to Perfect 4-0 Start in 2nd Half PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Monday, 23 June 2014 16:08

The Hickory Crawdads began the second half of the South Atlantic League season the same way they ended the first half, with winning baseball. The 'Dads kick started their post-All-Star Game schedule with

a 4-game series sweep over the Braves in Rome, bringing the squad's current win streak to 7-straight games dating back to the 1st half.

 

 

Hickory has been the hottest team in the SAL going back to early May, as the Crawdads have either won or split each of their last 11 series with a 31-9 record over that time span. The Crawdads offense has been the driving force behind the stellar play, with the 'Dads bats averaging more than 6 runs per game over the 5 week stretch.

 

The Crawdads are home for the next eight days with a pair of 4-game series against the Kannapolis Intimidators and the Greenville Drive.

 

 

This Week:

Mon. vs. Kannapolis - 7:00 pm

Tue. vs. Kannapolis - 7:00 pm

Wed. vs. Kannapolis - 12:00 pm

Thur. vs. Kannapolis - 7:00 pm

Fri. vs. Greenville - 7:00 pm

Sat. vs. Greenville - 7:00 pm

Sun. vs. Greenville - 5:00 pm

Mon. vs. Greenville - 7:00 pm

 

Last Week (4-0):

6/19: Crawdads 8 vs. Rome 3

6/20 Crawdads 4 vs. Rome 2

6/21 Crawdads 1 vs. Rome 0

6/22: Crawdas 4 vs. Rome 3

 

 

Player and Team Notes

- The Crawdads offense currently ranks 2nd in the SAL in Runs Scored (389) & Home Runs (60), while placing 3rd in Walks (600) and 4th in RBI (335) & Doubles (131).

- INF Travis Demeritte leads not only the SAL but all Class-A players with 16 home runs.

- OF Nomar Mazara currently ranks 4th in the SAL in both HRs (10) & RBI (50).

- The 'Dads pitching staff is among the SAL leaders in strikeouts, with the team total of 605 currently ranking 4th.

 

 

Hickory All-Star Game Draws Huge Crowd

The 55th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game in Hickory proved to be a huge success! Fans from throughout the country gathered in Hickory for the two-day All-Star event, with 3,753 fans in attendance for the game itself on June 17th! The crowd was treated to an exciting game with plenty of late-inning action, as the Northern and Southern division each scored a pair of runs in extra innings to end the game in a 4-4 tie after 10 innings! RECAP

 

 

All-Star Jersey Auction

The Hickory Crawdads are auctioning off the authentic, game worn jerseys from this year's South Atlantic League All-Star Game in Hickory. Jerseys from both the Northern and Southern Division players and coaches will randomly be auctioned over the final 10 weeks of the 2014 season, beginning on Monday, June 23rd. The jerseys will be auctioned off online, with 5-8 jerseys randomly selected for auction every week! MORE INFO

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

Monday, June 23rd: Make-A-Difference Monday

The Crawdads are teaming up with Pregnancy Care Center for Make-a-Difference Monday! Donate the following items and receive FREE admission to the game: baby blankets, baby bottles, bibs, crib sheets, diapers, new car seats, and/or wipes. All donated items must be a $5 value.

"Unsuccessful" Night

In response to NCAA President Mark Emmert's remarks that minor league sports "... aren't very successful either for fan support or for the fan experience," the 'Dads are letting NCAA fans show us how to do things! Fans wearing NCAA apparel get FREE admission and can help run the game promotions!

 

Tuesday, June 24th: Bark @ the Park

It's the Crawdads 2nd Bark @ the Park of the season, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. All dogs get in free for a night filled with both fun & fur!

Dollar Day

Buy a ticket, get another for ONLY $1. Also enjoy a selection of $1 concession items all night long, courtesy of 1290 AM WHKY!

 

Wednesday, June 25th: Summer Camp Day

Kids from various summer camps take over Crawdads Stadium for the day!

 

Thursday, June 26th: Thirsty Thursday

$1 12oz. beers and Pepsi Products are available all game long. Stick around after the game and enjoy a performance by Nunya Bizness!

80's Night

It's a blast from the past! Wear your 80's gear to the ballpark and get a $5 ticket to the game!

 

Friday, June 27th: Fireworks Friday

It's another Fireworks Friday, with the post-game show presented by Mann Travels, Hamilton & Herring Orthodontics!

Salute to Dead Celebrities Night

The Crawdads will honor fallen celebrities throughout the game, with various games and contests!

North Carolina Education Lottery Night

The first 100 fans 18 and older will receive a scratch off ticket brought to you by the North Carolina Education Lottery! Stop by the North Carolina Education Lottery booth and learn about the newest instant and online games that the NCEL has to offer. Enjoy the BUY, PLAY, & WIN promotion for your chance to win NCEL merchandise ranging from t-shirts to other great NCEL branded items!

 

Saturday, June 28th: Tribute to Wrestling Night

Former WWE superstar Matt Hardy makes an appearance at Crawdads Stadium, presented by 1290 AM WHKY!

T-Shirt Giveaway

The first 1,000 fans through the gates with paid admission receive a Crawdads T-Shirt courtesy of Duck Graphics!

North Carolina Education Lottery Night

The first 100 fans 18 and older will receive a scratch off ticket brought to you by the North Carolina Education Lottery! Stop by the North Carolina Education Lottery booth and learn about the newest instant and online games that the NCEL has to offer. Enjoy the BUY, PLAY, & WIN promotion for your chance to win NCEL merchandise ranging from t-shirts to other great NCEL branded items!

 

Sunday, June 29th: Church Bulletin Sunday

Come with your church bulletin and receive a ticket for $5, courtesy of 88.1 Joy FM. The Crawdads will then donate $4 back to your respective church!

NASCAR Night

Shake & Bake! Come out to the ballpark to support your favorite NASCAR drivers! Fans wearing NASCAR apparel get a $5 ticket to the game!

 

Monday, June 30th: Make-A-Difference Monday

The Crawdads are teaming up with Sipes Orchard Home for Make-a-Difference Monday! Donate the following items and receive FREE admission to the game: school supplies, sheets, pillow cases, towels & washcloths, personal hygiene supplies, sports equipment, arts & crafts supplies, board games, and/or gift certificates. All donated items must be a $5 value.

 

Fans can explore the entire 2014 Promotional Calendar HERE or call (828) 322-3000 for more information!

 

 

LEAGUE LEADERS (Through 6/22):

INF Travis Demeritte - 16 HR (1st)

OF Nomar Mazara - 10 HR (4th)

OF Nomar Mazara - 50 RBI (4th)

INF Travis Demeritte - 50 R (4th)

OF Evan Van Hoosier - 5 3B (4th)

 

 

CRAWDADS LEADERS (Through 6/22):

Batting Average - C Joe Jackson (.366)

Home Runs - INF Travis Demeritte (16)

RBIs - OF Nomar Mazara (50)

Stolen Bases - OF Ryan Cordell (11)

Walks - OF Nomar Mazara (32)

Wins - RHP Cody Kendall (6)

ERA - RHP Anyelo Leclerc (0.98)

Strikeouts - RHP Cole Wiper (68)

Innings Pitched - RHP Cole Wiper (63)

 

 

GET TICKETS:

Individual Tickets for all Crawdads home games are available right now at Hickorycrawdads.com or by calling (828) 322-3000! Group outings, corporate partnerships, Buffalo Wild Wings Claw Club memberships, and Ticket Books are also available right now by calling the Front Office at (828) 322-3000.

  
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