Wednesday, 12 July 2017 22:29

Hickory Crawdads Open Road Trip With Loss to Asheville

Alex Kowalczyk hit his seventh home run of the season despite the loss Alex Kowalczyk hit his seventh home run of the season despite the loss Hickory Crawdads

Manuel Melendez tripled and singled twice as the Asheville Tourists defeated the Hickory Crawdads 8-4 on Wednesday.

Asheville started the scoring in the second inning when Jacob Bosiokovic hit a two-run triple.

Trailing 5-1, the Crawdads cut into the deficit with three runs in the fourth inning, including a solo home run by Alex Kowalczyk.

The Tourists later added a run in the fourth and two in the eighth. In the fourth, Melendez hit an RBI single, while Bosiokovic and Willie Abreu both drove in a run in the eighth.

Asheville right-hander Antonio Santos (5-8) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing four runs on eight hits over seven innings. Opposing starter Edgar Arredondo (5-4) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game after allowing six runs and eight hits over six innings.

With the win, Asheville improved to 4-1 against Hickory this season.

The Crawdads drop to 12-8 on the second half of the season. Hickory is at Asheville again tomorrow.

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