What's that old cliche, "if it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all." That best describes the Hickory Crawdads and their recent slide.

hit into three double plays and left seven men on base in a 3-2 loss Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. The Crawdads, mired in a mini three-game losing streak, now find themselves 4 1/2 games behind first-place Hagerstown in the SAL's Northern Division. Hagerstown had its games at Delmarva rained out Tuesday night; Greensboro took advantage of the situation and swept Lakewood in a twi-night double-header to move within 1 1/2 games out of first place.