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Cameron Cauley hit a two run home run for the Crawdads.
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Hickory Crawdads Dominate Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads scored early and often and the pitching staff held Greensboro to only four hits in a 9-0 win on the road against the Grasshoppers Sunday. It was a complete flip of the script from Saturday’s game that Greensboro won 8-1 and the Crawdads offense was held to only four hits.

Wyatt Langford and Cameron Cauley both homered in the contest for Hickory. Langford hit a solo shot in the top of the third inning while Cauley hit a two run blast in the top of the fifth. 17-year old Sebastian Walcott played in his first game as a Crawdad slotted as the designated hitter. He had a hit, a run scored, an RBI and was walked once. Walcott signed with the Texas Rangers as an international free agent on Jan. 15, 2023 out of the Bahamas. He was ranked by as the No. 8 prospect in the 2023 international class. He made his Rangers debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2023 before moving to the Arizona Complex League on June 24, 2023, playing a total of 44 games before being called up to the Crawdads on Sunday.

With the win, Hickory is 38-21 on the second half of the season. They have a three game lead over the Bowling Green Hot Rods in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League with six games left to play in the regular season. Hickory is off on Monday and will wrap up the regular season against Winston-Salem at home starting Tuesday.

The Crawdads have led the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division throughout the second half and are looking towards the postseason.

Tickets for all three potential playoff games at LP Frans Stadium are on sale now. The Crawdads would host game 1 of the Southern Division Championship series against the Greenville Drive on Tuesday, September 12th. Game 2 and a potential game 3 would be on the road in Greenville.

For game 1, the Crawdads would give away team pictures to the first 1,000 fans and would also host a post-game firework show.

The ‘Dads would also have the potential to host two games of the best of three Championship Series against the Northern Division Champion. Game 1 would take place on Sunday, September 17th in the Northern division city. Monday would be a travel day before the series continues in Hickory with Game 2 on Tuesday, September 19th and, if necessary, Wednesday September 20th.

All playoff games would begin at 7pm and daily promotions will apply. Tickets are regularly priced. The Crawdads will also continue to offer up to two free tickets to active duty and retired military members thanks to Hendrick Honda Hickory.

Fans that are interested in attending all home playoff games can get the three-game package for $18.

The Crawdads are also proud to announce all playoff games will feature a radio stream. Broadcaster Brian Rushing will be on the call for home and road games. Audio can be found via StreamGuys on the Crawdads website.

What is needed to clinch? The Crawdads have been in first since the start of the second half, but the Bowling Green Hot Rods have been right behind them. The ‘Dads hold a three game lead with six to play, making the magic number five. Magic number is derived from the total number of Crawdads or Hot Rods losses need to clinch.

But what if the games don’t happen? Should any game not take place, hold on to your tickets, they will be good for a game in April or May next season! Just take your ticket to the box office and trade it in for the date you would like. An upgrade will be required for July 3rd and concert dates.