Aparicio Stays Hot in 8-3 Loss to Legends
HICKORY, NC (May 22, 2019) — The Crawdads fell to the Lexington Legends 8-3 on Wednesday night. With the Crawdads’ extra-inning win last night, the series is now tied at one game each.
For the second day in a row, the ‘Dads put up two runs in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. Jonathan Ornelas started the inning off with a single. Miguel Aparicio followed up with a triple to give the ‘Dads their first run. Aparicio was brought in on a sacrifice fly by Curtis Terry.
The Legends responded with four runs in the top of the second to pull ahead 4-2. ‘Dads starting pitcher Cole Winn, who was a first-round draft pick last season, finished his night after getting just four outs, all strikeouts. He allowed one hit and walked three and was charged with all four runs.
Another pair of runs by the Legends in the third inning put the ‘Dads behind 6-2.
The Crawdads got a run back in the sixth inning but still trailed the Legends. Terry and Sherten Apostel singled to get things going. Both advanced on a wild pitch before Gonzalez delivered an RBI single.
Lexington added two more runs in the eighth to take an 8-3 lead.
On the bases Matt Whatley swiped his thirteenth base of the season and Gonzalez stole his fourth. Whatley’s thirteen steals are tied for sixth most in the South Atlantic League.
The series continues tomorrow night at 7pm with Thirsty Thursday. Discounted Pepsi products and draft beer will be available thanks to Sheetz and Focus News. It is also Thanksgiving in May and the evening will feature food themed on-fields and other salutes to the holiday.