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Sebastian Walcott
Sebastian Walcott is the third Crawdad player to participate in the MLB Futures game.
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Hickory Crawdads Drop Homestand Opener to Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods by a 5-2 score on Tuesday night at LP Frans Stadium.

The Crawdads fell behind 4-0 against the Hot Rods before Sebastian Walcott led off the fourth inning with a sharp single to center. The base hit for Walcott continued a strong offensive stretch for the shortstop, marking his 13th hit over the last eight games.

Luis Mieses followed up the Walcott safety with a double to right field, advancing Walcott to third.

Quincy Scott got the ‘Dads on the board, scoring Walcott on a ground out to pitcher Owen Wild, cutting the Bowling Green (35-29) lead to 4-1.

In the seventh, the Crawdads would score again, as Ian Moller doubled home Anthony Gutierrez to trim the lead to 4-2.

That would be as close as the ‘Dads (27-37) got, as Jack Hartman nailed down his first save of 2024, preserving the win for Wild to move his record to 2-0. The win for the Hot Rods keeps pace with the Rome Emperors, who won 1-0 over Greenville, maintaining the Emperors’ one-game lead for the South Division’s first-half title.

Wednesday, Ryan Lobus gets the start for Hickory, as the Crawdads look to even the series with a 12:05pm matinee.

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