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Hickory Crawdads Defeat Drive To Continue Win Streak
Owen White, from nearby China Grove, NC, threw six innings, striking out nine batters.
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Hickory Crawdads Defeat Drive To Continue Win Streak

The Hickory Crawdads came out on top over the Greenville Drive 6-1 in front of crowd of 2,694 on Friday night. The victory gives the ‘Dads five wins in a row.

The Drive scored first, getting a run on a solo homer in the second inning.

In the bottom half of the inning, the ‘Dads scored two to take a lead which they wouldn’t give back. Frainyer Chavez drew a walk to get on board for Scott Kapers, who delivered a homerun to left.

On the mound for the ‘Dads, Owen White was lights out. He allowed just two hits and no walks across six frames while striking out nine. He picked up the win to move to 1-1 on the season.

The ‘Dads added onto their lead in the sixth inning. Chavez drew another walk and moved into scoring position on a single by Kapers. Aaron Zavala walked to load the bases. A wild pitch allowed Chavez to come home to give the Crawdads a 3-1 advantage.

The Crawdads scored three more in the eighth to take a commanding five run lead. Cody Freeman led off the inning by reaching second base on a throwing error by the third baseman. A balk allowed him to take third before Angel Aponte singled him in to score. Chavez doubled in Aponte for the inning’s second run. Kapers’ third hit of the evening sent Chavez to third. Zavala grounded into a double play but Chavez came in to score.