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Cody Freeman
Cody Freeman had a home run in the second contest of the night.
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Hickory Crawdads Blanked by Hudson Valley

The Hickory Crawdads lost Wednesday night’s contest against the Hudson Valley Renegades by a score of 7-0.

Nick Lockhart got his first start of the year, going 3.1 innings. He allowed four hits and walked none while giving up a run in the second and one in the fourth.

Leury Tejada entered in relief, lasting 2.2 scoreless frames. Yohanse Morel pitched a scoreless seventh but allowed a grand slam in the eighth before recording an out, to put the Crawdads behind 6-0. Jackson Kelley finished out the eighth without further damage but allowed a run in the ninth.

Cody Freeman led the Crawdads offense with two hits, a single and a double. Keyber Rodriguez, Abimelec Ortiz, Geisel Cepeda, and Daniel Mateo also picked up base hits.

The teams will meet again Thursday evening for Fire and Ice Night.