Tyler Danish found a way to shut Hickory down Sunday night in a 3-1 win at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.




Danish, who entered the game with the best earned-run-average in the South Atlantic League, held the Crawdads to one hit over six innings. Danish, who had a 1.04 ERA to start the game, was working on a perfect game over the first four innings. Nomar Mazara broke that streak with a lead-off walk in the fifth.


But the Crawdads (14-14) didn't get on the board until the ninth when Kevin Torres doubled to center field with two outs breaking up the shutout. Danish (3-0) earned the win with his dominant performance. Cole Wiper (1-4) was saddled with the loss after allowing one run on seven hits over 3.2 innings. Kannapolis reliever David Putman earned his first save of the season despite giving up a run in the 9th.


Torres finished the night 1-4 with a double and a RBI. Travis Demeritte (1-2) and Nick Urbanus (1-3) picked up the other two Hickory hits.


The Crawdads go for the series win against the Intimidators (15-15) tonight at 7:05 p.m.



Crawdads to Host Taste of Hickory



Are you a self-professed foodie? Do you enjoy tasting new and local beers and wines? What if you could come to one event and taste all the food, wine and beer from area restaurants, breweries and wineries, and support community outreach programs and children's charities at the same time?


Welcome to the Taste of Hickory! Taste. Well Crafted. The Hickory Elks Lodge is excited to announce their new partnership with the Hickory Crawdads offering the much needed space to accommodate the growth of this year's Taste of Hickory while presenting the beautifully renovated L.P. Frans Stadium. The Hickory area is alive with talented chefs, bakers, brew masters, wine makers, and more, and the Hickory Elks in partnership with the Hickory Crawdads are thrilled to host the 3rd Annual Taste of Hickory on Sunday, May 18th.


The Taste of Hickory is sponsored this year by James Oxygen & Supply Company, Ashley's Heating & Air, Holbrook Landscaping, Republic Services, Colin Brady, Community One Bank, Prime Benefits Insurance, United Beverage, Hickory Convention & Visitors Bureau, and City of Hickory's "Life. Well Crafted." brand. The event will showcase locally owned restaurants, Carolina breweries and wineries, and other local vendors. Stroll through the stadium tasting and sipping while enjoying familiar tunes by Hickory's own "America's Got Talent" star Ulysses Long.


There will be competition for the "Best of Hickory" in several categories with raffles and door prizes during the event. Proceeds from the event will go to the many community outreach programs that the Elks sponsor including Veterans Programs, Youth Activities and Scholarships, Catawba Valley Backpack Program, the Helping Hands Program, and the many Children's Charities supported by the Lady Elks.


The event will be held at the Hickory Crawdads Stadium, Clement Blvd, on Sunday May 18, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be indoors and outdoors. Tickets are limited to 500. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. No one under 21 will be admitted and proper ID must be presented. For more information, to sponsor the event, to become a vendor, and to purchase tickets visit the Taste of Hickory Facebook page and call The Hickory Elks Lodge at (828) 322-2527.


All-Star Tickets on Sale: Tickets to the 55th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game in Hickory on June 17th are on sale now! TICKETS


Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend: The Crawdads will host their annual Breast Cancer Awareness weekend May 9 through May 11, presented by Kicks 103.3 FM. Friday (5/9) will have "Paint the Park Pink", with fans able to get a $5 ticket by wearing pink to the game. Saturday (5/10) will see the first 1,000 fans with paid admittance take home a pink, replica Crawdads jersey courtesy of Pepsi. Sunday (5/11) will wrap up the festivities with a live, silent auction of the 'Dads game-worn, pink uniforms! TICKETS


Stay Connected: Make sure to stay connected with the Crawdads by visiting the 'Dads website at www.hickorycrawdads.com, or by following us on Facebook and Twitter!