The Hickory Crawdads fell on the road to the Greensboro Grasshoppers Monday night, 5-2 in a seven-inning game.
The Grasshoppers started off quickly with two runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Hickory would respond in the top half of the second however. Melvin Novoa would be issued a walk. However, he was thrown out after a force out by Pedro Gonzalez. Gonzalez would get to second base on a wild pitch before Jose Almonte his his third home run of the season to left field.
The Grasshoppers would respond with two more runs in the bottom of the second and tack on an insurance run in the fourth for the final 5-2 score.
The Crawdads managed only three hits on the night, with Miguel Aparicio and Curtis Terry registering the hits along with Almonte's home run. Cole Winn took the loss as the starter for Hickory. He went four innings, allowing seven hits, five runs, three of which were earned while striking out one. Ronny Henriquez pitched the final two innings, giving up two hits and striking out one.
The Crawdads drop to 38-23 on the first half of the season. Hickory will stay on the road at Greensboro through Wednesday, and end the first half of the season on the road at division leading Delmarva.