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Crawdads Split Home Doubleheader With BlueClaws

Special Report to Blowing Rock News. By. A. Buchbinder. July 22, 2012. HICKORY, NC - The Hickory Crawdads and Lakewood BlueClaws split Sunday's doubleheader, with Lakewood claiming the first seven-inning game, 7-3, and the 'Dads taking game two, 2-1, before 1,475 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The Crawdads, BlueClaws and Hagerstown Suns are all currently tied for the top spot in the Northern Division's Second Half Standings.

Game One

After the start of the game was delayed by 55 minutes due to inclement weather, the Crawdads (16-13, 52-46) got out to a quick start with a run in the bottom of the first against LHP Lino Martinez (W, 5-4). SS Luis Sardinas led off with a single to left-center field. After stealing second base, Sardinas scored later in the inning on an RBI single from DH Zach Cone to put Hickory ahead, 1-0.

The 'Dads added a second run in the bottom of the third inning. Sardinas started the stanza with a double down the left-field line, before moving to third on a sacrifice bunt by 1B Trever Adams. 2B Rougned Odor placed an RBI base hit to left field, plating Sardinas for the 2-0 lead.

The BlueClaws (17-12, 43-55) cut the Crawdads lead in half with a run in the top of the fourth inning against LHP Will Lamb (L, 4-7). With 1B Chris Duffy at third base and two down, C Josh Ludy came through with an RBI double to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Lakewood then swung in front with six tallies in the top of the fifth inning. With two on and no outs, DH Aaron Altherr doubled in a run to tie the game. RF Kelly Dugan followed with a two-run single, before Duffy belted a two-run bomb. RHP Paul Schwendel took over on the mound and settled things down, but a final run in the inning did come in on a balk, making it 7-2.

The 'Dads came closer with an RBI single by Odor in the bottom of the fifth, but Lakewood hung on for the 7-3 win in the first half of the doubleheader.

 

Final
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Lakewood 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 7 7 1
Hickory 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 6 1
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W: Martinez (5-4, 6.20) L: Lamb (4-7, 4.88)

Lakewood BlueClaws
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tim Carver SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221
Aaron Altherr DH 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .256
Kelly Dugan RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .294
Christopher Duffy 1B 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 .380
Brock Stassi 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Maikel Franco 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235
Miguel Alvarez LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .182
Josh Ludy C 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .302
Trey Ford 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .067
Diego Gonzalez CF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167
BATTING
2B: Dugan (23, Lamb), Ludy (6, Lamb), Altherr (21, Lamb).
HR: Duffy (9, 5th inning off Lamb, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Altherr 2; Dugan 3; Duffy 4; Carver; Franco, M; Ludy 2.
RBI: Ludy (8), Altherr (45), Dugan 2 (41), Duffy 2 (49).
2-out RBI: Ludy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Franco, M; Ford.
GIDP: Dugan, Alvarez, M, Franco, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Alvarez, M (2, 2nd base off Schwendel/Alfaro).

FIELDING
E: Franco, M (11, fielding).
Hickory Crawdads
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Luis Sardinas SS 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .301
Trever Adams 1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .272
Rougned Odor 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .282
Zachary Cone DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .248
Christopher Grayson RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .265
Jorge Alfaro C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265
Drew Robinson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .262
Alejandro Selen LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .392
Jordan Akins CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .192
BATTING
2B: Sardinas (11, Martinez, L).
TB: Sardinas 3; Adams; Cone; Odor 2.
RBI: Cone (40), Odor 2 (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Alfaro 3.
SAC: Adams.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sardinas (23, 2nd base off Martinez, L/Ludy).

FIELDING
E: Alfaro (6, throw).
DP: 3 (Odor-Sardinas-Adams, Sardinas-Adams, Robinson, D-Odor-Adams).
Lakewood BlueClaws
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lino Martinez (W, 5-4) 5.0 5 3 3 3 7 0 6.20
Yari Sosa 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.20
Hickory Crawdads
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Will Lamb (L, 4-7) 4.0 7 6 6 5 2 1 4.88
Paul Schwendel 3.0 0 1 0 3 3 0 0.00
Lamb pitched to 5 batters in the 5th.

Balk: Martinez, L, Schwendel.
Groundouts-flyouts: Martinez, L 5-1, Sosa, Y 2-3, Lamb 6-1, Schwendel 3-1.
Batters faced: Martinez, L 24, Sosa, Y 7, Lamb 22, Schwendel 11.
Umpires: HP: Drew Maher. 1B: Junior Valentine. 
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:09 (:55 delay).

 

Game Two

The Crawdads (17-13, 53-46) again jumped in front with a run in the bottom of the first inning against RHP Gabriel Arias (L, 3-5). After reaching base on a fielder's choice, LF Chris Grayson scored on an RBI double by CF Zach Cone to straight-away center field, giving Hickory the 1-0 lead.Game Two:

The 'Dads doubled the early lead in the bottom of the third frame. With one down, 3B Trever Adams singled his way on, before stealing second base and moving to third on a wild pitch. Grayson then drove an RBI double to left-center field, plating Adams for the 2-0 advantage.

After four scoreless innings by RHP Santo Perez (W, 3-8), the BlueClaws picked up an unearned run against him in the top of the fifth. 3B Maikel Franco was hit by a pitch to start the inning, and then took second on a wild pitch. LF Miguel Alvarez reached base on a fielding error by Adams, advancing Franco to third. Franco then scored as 1B Brock Stassi bounced into a double play, getting the BlueClaws on the board, 2-1.

Perez escaped the rest of the fifth with the lead intact, before RHP Jose Monegro (S, 2) dealt two perfect relief innings to close the 2-1 win for the Crawdads, splitting the doubleheader with Lakewood.

 

Final
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Lakewood 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0
Hickory 1 0 1 0 0 0 x 2 7 2
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W: Perez (3-8, 5.88) L: Arias (3-5, 4.60) 
S: Monegro (2)

Lakewood BlueClaws
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tim Carver SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211
Aaron Altherr CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
Kelly Dugan RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294
Christopher Duffy DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .374
Maikel Franco 3B 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Miguel Alvarez LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .154
Brock Stassi 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Gabriel Lino C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .214
Stephen Malcolm 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .151
BATTING
TB: Lino; Dugan.
GIDP: Duffy, Stassi.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 1.
Hickory Crawdads
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Nick Urbanus SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Trever Adams 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .274
Christopher Grayson LF 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .266
Zachary Cone CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .249
Drew Robinson DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263
Alejandro Selen 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .395
Kevin Torres 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Kellin Deglan C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207
Jordan Akins RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .191
BATTING
2B: Cone (16, Arias, Ga), Grayson (23, Arias, Ga), Torres (6, Arias, Ga).
TB: Grayson 2; Robinson, D; Deglan; Adams; Cone 2; Selen; Torres 2.
RBI: Cone (41), Grayson (42).
2-out RBI: Cone.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Robinson, D 2; Akins.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Adams (7, 2nd base off Arias, Ga/Lino), Grayson (25, 3rd base off Arias, Ga/Lino).

FIELDING
E: Grayson (4, fielding), Adams (12, fielding).
DP: 3 (Selen-Torres-Urbanus-Deglan, Selen-Urbanus-Torres 2).
Lakewood BlueClaws
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gabriel Arias (L, 3-5) 4.0 5 2 2 1 4 0 4.60
Blake Mascarello 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1.98
Hickory Crawdads
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santo Perez (W, 3-8) 5.0 2 1 0 1 4 0 5.88
Jose Monegro (S, 2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.00
WP: Arias, Ga, Perez, S.
HBP: Franco, M (by Perez, S).
Groundouts-flyouts: Arias, Ga 4-3, Mascarello 0-3, Perez, S 7-2, Monegro 1-1.
Batters faced: Arias, Ga 18, Mascarello 8, Perez, S 17, Monegro 6.
Umpires: HP: Junior Valentine. 1B: Drew Maher. 
Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 1:47.
Att: 1,475.

 

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