- Written by Mike Kelly
- Category: Sports
The Asheville Tourists played long ball Friday night, they jumped out to an early lead, and they blasted Hickory 9-2 at L.P. Fran Stadium. Asheville's offense, powered by a pair of two-run homers by David Dahl in the first inning and Ryan McMahon in the third, staked the Tourists (5-4) to an early 5-0 lead. Starting pitcher David Ledbetter (0-1) was on the receiving end and suffered the loss. The right-hander finally left the game in the fourth with the Crawdads (5-4) trailing, 7-0.