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The Hickory Crawdads fell 4-3 to the Bowling Green Hot Rods Monday in the start of a six game series. Hickory led 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. The Hot Rods scored three in the home half of the eighth and won in walk-off fashion with a run in the bottom of the ninth.
Hickory opened the game with a 1-0 lead after the first inning. On the first pitch of the game, Aaron Zavala launched a home run to right center field. He would hit another solo home run, a shot to right field to lead off the sixth inning.
In the eighth inning with two out, Evan Carter doubled. Thomas Saggese would drive him home with a soft fly ball out into right field. Saggese ended up on second but would get stranded.
However, Bowling Green tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and won it in the bottom of the ninth after a Crawdads error, the third of the game for Hickory.
Hickory is 5-5 on the second half of the season, 43-33 overall. The Crawdads are off on Tuesday and will resume the series on the road at Bowling Green on Wednesday.