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Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Defeats Hickory Crawdads In Exhibition Contest

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Defeats Hickory Crawdads in Exhibition Contest

The Hickory Crawdads kicked off their 2022 season on Wednesday evening with an exhibition matchup against the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears. L-R won 3-1.

The Bears led off the game with a solo homerun. The game remained 1-0 until the eighth when LR added on two more runs.

In the bottom of the eighth the Crawdads loaded the bases and got a run across on a wild pitch to cut the score 3-1.

The Crawdads outhit the Bears 7 hits to 6. The announced crowd for the matchup was 930.

Tomorrow night the Crawdads are hosting a Fan Fest event presented by Shed’s Direct where fans can watch practice, meet the team, and hear from the coaching staff. The event is $5 and will run from 5-7pm. The team will then head to Winston-Salem to start the regular season on Friday night before returning to Hickory for the home opener on Tuesday, April 12th.

The Lenoir-Rhyne baseball team meanwhile, resumes South Atlantic Conference play on Wednesday when they host Virginia-Wise for a three-game weekend series. First pitch of game one of the series is set for Friday at 6pm at Durham Field. The Bears will play a doubleheader Saturday starting at 1pm.