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Crawdads Slug Past Blue Claws, 5-1

Special Report to Blowing Rock News. By A. Buchbinder. July 19, 2012. HICKORY, NC - DH Trever Adams and RF Chris Grayson both belted home runs in the bottom of the fifth, helping lead the first place Hickory Crawdads to a 5-1 win against the Lakewood BlueClaws, before 2,571 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday night.

The Crawdads (16-11, 52-44) broke through with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning against RHP Colin Kleven (L, 4-7). With one out, Grayson walked and 1B Jorge Alfaro was hit by a pitch, putting two men on. After both runners advanced on a successful double steal, Grayson scored on an RBI ground out from 3B Drew Robinson. LF Alejandro Selen then drove in Alfaro with an RBI single chopped up the middle to put Hickory ahead, 2-0.

The BlueClaws (15-12, 41-55) responded with a run in the top of the fifth inning against LHP Kevin Matthews (W, 2-2). 1B Brock Stassi reached base on a bunt single and quickly stole second base. 2B Trey Ford worked a walk, and then the BlueClaws executed a double steal to put runners at second and third. After a strikeout and a walk loaded the bases with two down, Stassi came across to score on an RBI walk by RF Kelly Dugan, cutting the deficit to 2-1.

Matthews surrendered just the one run in five innings, while scattering only three hits and striking out six.

The Crawdads opened the lead in emphatic fashion in the bottom of the fifth inning. After SS Luis Sardinas led off with an infield single, Adams blasted a two-run bomb over the left-field fence. After the 'Claws retired two outs, Grayson tallied one more run for Hickory with a solo homer launched over the right-field wall to put the 'Dads up, 5-1.

Hickory RHP Taylor Dennis and RHP Jose Monegro combined for four scoreless relief innings, closing the 5-1 win for the Crawdads.

 

Final
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Lakewood 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Hickory 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 x 5 7 0
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W: Matthews (2-2, 5.06) L: Kleven (4-7, 4.75)

Lakewood BlueClaws
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tim Carver SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .200
Miguel Alvarez LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Kelly Dugan RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .286
Christopher Duffy DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .385
Aaron Altherr CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Maikel Franco 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .233
Josh Ludy C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .300
Brock Stassi 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233
Trey Ford 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .071
BATTING
2B: Franco, M (17, Matthews).
TB: Stassi; Dugan; Franco, M 2; Ludy.
RBI: Dugan (36).
2-out RBI: Dugan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Altherr; Ford; Duffy 2; Stassi.
GIDP: Duffy.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Stassi 2 (5, 2nd base off Matthews/Deglan, 3rd base off Matthews/Deglan), Ford (1, 2nd base off Matthews/Deglan).
CS: Altherr (7, 2nd base by Matthews/Deglan).
Hickory Crawdads
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Luis Sardinas SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Nick Urbanus SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Trever Adams DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .271
Rougned Odor 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
Zachary Cone CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .253
Christopher Grayson RF 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 .263
Jorge Alfaro 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .270
Drew Robinson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .266
Alejandro Selen LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .403
Kellin Deglan C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206
BATTING
2B: Alfaro (8, Kleven).
HR: Adams (6, 5th inning off Kleven, 1 on, 0 out), Grayson (9, 5th inning off Kleven, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Selen; Sardinas 2; Grayson 4; Alfaro 2; Adams 5.
RBI: Robinson, D (49), Selen (24), Adams 2 (42), Grayson (40).
2-out RBI: Selen; Grayson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Selen 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Grayson (23, 3rd base off Kleven/Ludy), Alfaro (4, 2nd base off Kleven/Ludy).

FIELDING
PB: Deglan (10).
DP: 3 (Robinson, D-Alfaro, Deglan-Odor, Alfaro-Urbanus-Monegro).
Lakewood BlueClaws
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Colin Kleven (L, 4-7) 5.0 6 5 5 2 4 2 4.75
Zach Cooper 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Austin Brough 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6.59
Hickory Crawdads
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kevin Matthews (W, 2-2) 5.0 3 1 1 6 6 0 5.06
Taylor Dennis 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.18
Jose Monegro 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.50
WP: Monegro.
HBP: Alfaro (by Kleven).
Groundouts-flyouts: Kleven 6-1, Cooper 2-2, Brough 0-0, Matthews 1-4, Dennis 1-3, Monegro 1-2.
Batters faced: Kleven 24, Cooper 7, Brough 3, Matthews 22, Dennis 7, Monegro 6.
Umpires: HP: Drew Maher. 1B: Junior Valentine. 
Weather: 87 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:21.
Att: 2,573.

 

 

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