Hickory, NC- The Crawdads held the Charleston RiverDogs to three hits but dropped Thursday's series opener 3-1.
The RiverDogs took the lead with a run in the second inning and added two more in the fourth inning to pull ahead 3-0. Lefty starter Grant Wolfram pitched 4.2 innings giving up the three runs on two hits and three walks. He struck out four batters.
Grant Anderson came in relief of Wolfram and tossed 2.1 scoreless innings. Hever Bueno took the 'Dads the rest of the way, getting the final six outs and not allowing a run.
The Crawdads got on the board with a run in the ninth inning. Ryan Anderson tripled and came in on pinch-hitter Pedro Gonzalez' sacrifice fly.
On offense, Josh Jung had two singles for his 9th multi-hit performance in his 23 games as a Crawdad. Jax Biggers and Miguel Aparicio also collected a hit in Thursday's game.
Friday at the Frans is Hero Night thanks to NC Pediatric Dentistry. Fans who come dressed as their favorite hero can purchase discounted $6 tickets. It is also Goodwill Family Night. Goodwill will have a donation truck set up in front of the stadium and fans who donate items can get a free ticket to the game. Fans that already have their tickets can get a voucher for a future game this season. Following the game, the Crawdads have fireworks presented by the Prysmian Group and WHKY 1290AM and 102.3FM. The game will begin at 7pm and gates open at 6pm.
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