The Hickory Crawdads offense made sure the team's road trip got off on the right foot last night, as the 'Dads kick started their 7-game road stretch with a 10-1 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats at Historic Grayson Stadium.
Hickory jumped out to an early lead off of 'Gnats starting pitcher Logan Taylor, scoring two runs in the 1st and another in the 2nd for a 3-0 advantage. Savannah got on the board in the home half of the third when Champ Stuart lined a RBI single off of Smith to cut the score to 3-1. The 'Dads quickly answered the run with another of their own in the top of the 5th to push their lead back up to three runs at 4-1.
The score remained the same until the 8th inning, when the Crawdads sent all nine batters to the plate while scoring three runs on three hits and three Sand Gnats errors for a 7-1 advantage. The 'Dads wrapped up the scoring with three more runs in the 9th for the final 10-1 score.
The Crawdads who are now (24-16) and the Sand Gnats (23-16) will match up again tonight for game two of the four game series.