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Hickory Crawdads Manage Only Three Hits in Loss at Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads managed only three hits in a 2-0 loss to the Greenville Drive on the road Friday.

Sebastian Walcott was walked with two out in the first inning, and stole second base, his ninth of the season. However, he was stranded after a ‘Dads strike out. Hickory went three up, three down in the second inning. In the third, with one away, the Crawdads got their first hit in the game when Benjamin Blackwell hit a line drive to center field. He would also steal second base, but also be stranded after another strikeout.

In the fourth inning, with two out, Quincy Scott singled to right field. However a groundball from shortstop to first was the third out of the inning, and Hickory failed to move past second base. Hickory went in order in both the fifth and sixth innings.

In the seventh, Luis Mieses reached first base on an error, but a fly out, a strike out and a ground out left him on first base. In the eighth inning, Hickory had their best opportunity to score. Ian Moller opened the inning with a single. However, after a strikeout, Hickory hit into a double play that ended the threat, and the inning. Meanwhile, Greenville got their two runs in the bottom half of the eighth inning, and while Hickory drew a walk by Yeison Morrobel in the ninth, he could not get any further than first base.

The loss drops Hickory to 2-5 on the second half of the season, 30-43 overall. The Crawdads remain in Greenville through this weekend.