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Storms Postpone Sunday’s Matchup

Game to be Made Up in Asheville
May 28, 2023

Hickory, NC- Sunday’s series finale against the Asheville Tourists was postponed due to weather. Tonight’s game, like Saturday’s, will be made up in Asheville during the June 20-25th series with the exact date to be determined. Tickets from tonight’s game can be exchanged for another date this season at the

Saturday’s Game Washed Out

Hacksaw Meet & Greet Still On
May 27, 2023

Hickory, NC- Saturday evening’s game against the Asheville Tourists has been postponed due to storms. The game will be made up in Asheville during the June 20-25th series. Tickets from tonight’s game can be exchanged for another date this season at the Mike Johnson’s Hickory Toyota Ticket Office. An upgrade

Crawdads Win Behind Kindreich’s Strong Start

Lefty Tosses Five Scoreless in 9-2 Victory
May 26, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads rolled the Tourists 9-2 on Friday night, pulling ahead 3-1 in the series. The ‘Dads got their first run in the second to pull ahead 1-0. Tucker Mitchell walked and moved to second as Daniel Mateo was able to reach on a fielder’s choice and Keyber

Ortiz Goes Deep Twice as ‘Dads Lose in Extras

Crawdads Fall 12-9 in Ten Innings
May 25, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads lost 12-9 in ten innings to the Asheville Tourists on Thursday night. The Crawdads wasted no time taking a lead, getting three in the bottom of the first. Alejandro Osuna singled to start off the inning and took second on a passed ball. Maximo Acosta drove

Crawdads Win 3rd Straight

Acosta Picks Up 3 Hits in 4-2 Win
May 24, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads won their third consecutive game on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the Asheville Tourists 4-2. Two runs in the second put the ‘Dads ahead. Griffin Cheney drew a walk and Keyber Rodriguez drove a homerun to left-center on the first pitch he saw. In the third inning, the

Ortiz Homers in Debut as ‘Dads Win 6-3

Newcomers Ortiz and Mitchell Drive in 4
May 23, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads took down the Asheville Tourists 6-3 in Tuesday’s series opener. Asheville took a 1-0 lead as the second batter of the game hit a solo homerun. The Crawdads tied it up in the bottom of the first. Daniel Mateo reached on a fielding error by the

Crawdads to Join Diamond Baseball Holdings

Texas Rangers Announce Sale to DBH
May 23, 2023

Hickory, NC– May 23, 2023 – The Texas Rangers today announced the sale of the Hickory Crawdads and Down East Wood Ducks to Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH), an organization that owns and operates select Minor League clubs affiliated with Major League Baseball (MLB). “The Texas Rangers are excited to enter

‘Dads Slam Their Way to Victory

Osuna Drives in 6 in 8-7 Win
May 21, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads snapped their losing streak on Sunday afternoon, coming from behind to win 8-7 over the Rome Braves. The game remained scoreless until the fifth inning when the ‘Dads pulled ahead 3-0. Geisel Cepeda led off the fifth inning with a single that trickled down the left

Freeman Homers in 4-Hit Night but ‘Dads Fall

Ninth Inning Surge Not Enough in 10-6 Loss
May 20, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads lost 10-6 to the Rome Braves on Saturday night as their ninth inning comeback couldn’t close the gap after allowing early runs. Rome jumped on Crawdads starter Larson Kindreich for three runs (two earned) in the first inning. They scored five more in the second, with

Stephan Shines in ‘Dads Defeat

Righty Throws 6 Scoreless Frames
May 19, 2023

Hickory, NC- Despite a strong start by right hander Josh Stephan, the Crawdads lost 1-0 to the Rome Braves, their twelfth consecutive defeat. Stephan delivered another excellent performance on the mound for the ‘Dads. He pitched six innings, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out seven. Stephan

Rally Comes up Short in Loss

Cepeda Collects 2 Hits in 4-3 Defeat
May 18, 2023

Hickory, NC- Almost 2,500 fans packed the Frans on Thursday morning, but the Crawdads came up short, losing 4-3 to the Rome Braves. Rome took a 4-0 lead after scoring a run in the top of the third and three in the fourth. The Crawdads rallied for three in the

Osuna Reaches Three Times in Loss

Slide Hits 10 in 3-1 Defeat
May 17, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads losing streak continued Wednesday evening against the Rome Braves as they lost their tenth straight game. The ‘Dads pulled ahead in the second inning with a run. Alejandro Osuna walked and stole second and came home on a single by Keyber Rodriguez. A solo homerun by

Mateo Homers in Crawdads Loss

Crawdads Drop Opener 7-3
May 16, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads returned to Hickory to start a six-game homestand against the Rome Braves on Tuesday evening, dropping the opener 7-3. Rome took an early lead, getting runs in the first and second inning. They added another in the fifth to make it a 3-0 game. The Crawdads

Comeback Comes Up Short on Sunday

‘Dads Lose Finale 3-2
May 7, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads couldn’t complete the comeback on Sunday as they lost to the Jersey Shore BlueClaws 3-2 in the series finale. Jersey Shore scored first, getting a run in the top of the second. The Crawdads tied the game in the bottom of the third. Angel Aponte singled

Rodriguez Reaches Base 3 Times in Loss

Crawdads Fall 13-1 to BlueClaws
May 6, 2023

Hickory, NC- Homeruns sunk the Crawdads on Saturday evening as they fell 13-1. The BlueClaws scored a run in the top of the first off Crawdads starting pitcher Winston Santos. The ‘Dads rallied to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning. Keyber Rodriguez walked and advanced to

Acosta Homers in Victory

Crawdads Take Down BlueClaws 6-3
May 5, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads defeated the Jersey Shore BlueClaws 6-3 on Friday night as Kumar Rocker impressed in his second home start. Alejandro Osuna led off the bottom of the second with a walk. He stole second base to get into scoring position and took third on a ground out

Crawdads Homer Twice in Loss

Eleventh Inning Sinks ‘Dads
May 4, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads fell 7-5 in eleven innings on Thursday against the Jersey Shore BlueClaws. The Crawdads smacked two homers in the third to take a 5-0 lead. Marcus Smith and Jayce Easley smacked singles to get on for Josh Hatcher, who hit his fourth homer of the season.

‘Dads Blank BlueClaws in 4-0 Victory

Crawdads Even Series with Wednesdays Win
May 3, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads shutout the Jersey Shore BlueClaws 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon in front of a crowd of over 3,000. The ‘Dads took an early lead in the first, scoring two. Daniel Mateo, Josh Hatcher, Maximo Acosta, and Alejandro Osuna started off the inning with four straight hits to

Crawdads Steal 5 Bases in Loss

‘Dads Fall 7-5 in Series Opener
May 2, 2023

Hickory, NC- The ‘Dads opened a six-game series against the Jersey Shore BlueClaws on Tuesday night, falling 7-5 in the first game. Jersey Shore jumped on Crawdads starter Josh Stephan for three runs in the top of the first inning. The ‘Dads pushed back for two runs in the bottom

Crawdads Allow 2 Hits in Win

‘Dads Close Out Series with 4-0 Victory
April 23, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads two-hit the Bowling Green Hot Rods in a 4-0 victory as they closed out the homestand. Daniel Mateo led off the bottom of the first inning with a homerun to left-center, his first of the season, and put the Crawdads ahead 1-0. The ‘Dads added on

‘Dads Win 4th Straight Game

Crawdads Take Saturday’s Game 5-3
April 22, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads stayed hot, winning their fourth straight game over the Bowling Green Hot Rods by a score of 5-3. Bowling Green got off to a quick start, scoring three in the top of the first against Kumar Rocker. The ‘Dads responded in the button half of the

‘Dads Roll Hot Rods in 16-4 Victory

Crawdads Draw 18 Walks on Friday Night
April 21, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads took advantage of a wild Bowling Green staff, riding eight hits and eighteen walks to a 16-4 victory, their third straight win. In the top of the first, lefty Mitch Bratt retired the first two batters before surrendering consecutive doubles to put the ‘Dads down 1-0.

Stephan Shuts Down Hot Rods in Win

‘Dads Take Game Three 5-1
April 20, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads took down the Bowling Green Hot Rods 5-1 on Thursday night behind a stellar performance on the mound by Josh Stephan. Stephan picked up his second win of the season, tossing seven shutout innings and lowering his season ERA to 0.75. He allowed just two hits

Crawdads Win 8-7 on Walk-Off 

Freeman Delivers Game-Winning Hit
April 19, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads rallied to come from behind and defeat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 8-7 on a walk-off single by Cody Freeman on Wednesday night. Bowling Green pulled ahead in the first with two runs and added on two more in the top of the third. The Crawdads

Crawdads Homer Twice in 5-3 Loss

Acosta & Cepeda Go Deep
April 18, 2023

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads smacked two homeruns in Tuesday’s series opener but ultimately fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods by a score of 5-3. Geisel Cepeda started the scoring off with a solo homerun to right in the bottom of the second. Bowling Green tied things up at one