Ricardo Valencia hit a walk-off single with one out in the 10th inning, as the Hickory Crawdads topped the Augusta GreenJackets 5-4 on Thursday.
Alex Kowalczyk scored the game-winning run after he led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch and then went to third on a single by Valencia.
The GreenJackets tied the game 4-4 in the top of the eighth when Adam Sonabend hit an RBI double, bringing home Sandro Fabian.
Hickory starter Edgar Arredondo allowed one run and three hits over six innings. He also struck out two and walked one. Kaleb Fontenot (3-2) got the win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief while Nolan Riggs (1-3) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.
Yeyson Yrizarri doubled twice and singled, driving in three runs in the win. Kowalczyk doubled and singled twice.
Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Haylea Salamon has been named to the 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Second Team for Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country. CoSIDA is the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Salamon, a junior from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA, earns Academic All-America accolades for the second straight year. Salamon is an exercise major with a grade point average of 3.93.
This indoor season, Salamon earned All-Southeast Region accolades in both the shot put and weight throw and established a school record in the shot put (40’1") at the Mountaineer Open in Boone, N.C., in the middle of January.
In outdoor track and field, Salamon was named the 2015 South Atlantic Conference Women's Freshman Of The Year and the 2015 and 2016 SAC Women’s Field Athlete Of the Year. In addition, Salamon holds the school record in the discus (154’11”) and won the event two years in a row – 2015 and 2016 – at the South Atlantic Conference Championships.
At the 2015 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Allendale, Mich., Salamon was named a Second-Team All-American after finishing 12th in the discus.
Salamon was also a member of the Canadian Junior National Team and placed eighth in the women’s discus at the 2015 Pan-Am Junior Games in Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA.
Twenty of the 45 members of the 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country teams have at least a 3.90 G.P.A., with nine student-athletes maintaining a perfect 4.00 G.P.A. The 15 members of the first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.90.
The 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country teams consisted of 13 student-athletes who made repeat appearances on the team, including four student-athletes who received their third appearance on the list.
2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-America®
Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country
NCAA Division II
Sabrina Anderson, Slippery Rock, Gr., Warren, Pa., 3.91, 4.00 (G), MBA (G) / Exercise Science (UG)
Jamie Ashcroft, Alaska Anchorage, Sr., Shawnigan Lake, B.C., 3.85, Health Science
Breanna Colbenson, Minnesota Duluth, Sr., Elmwood, Wis., 3.89, Physical Education
Bethany Drake, Western Washington, Gr., Sandy, Ore., 3.87, 4.00 (G), Master In Teaching (G) / Art (UG)
Olivia Esbenshade, Cedarville, Sr., Marietta, Pa., 3.82, Nursing
Lacey Herbert, Oklahoma Baptist, Sr., Perryton, Texas, 4.00, Elementary Education
Summer Hill, California (Pa.), Jr., Honesdale, Pa., 3.89, Sport Management
Alyssa Johnson, Wingate, Sr., San Jose, Calif., 4.00, Elementary Education
Carsyn Koch, Cedarville, Jr., Washburn, Maine, 3.54, Nursing
Marissa McCay, Humboldt State, Sr., McKinleyville, Calif., 3.83, Liberal Studies / Elementary Education
Carly Muscaro, Merrimack, Sr., Ashland, Mass., 3.88, Criminology
Natalie O'Keefe, Southwest Baptist, Sr., Granite City, Ill., 4.00, Art
Georgia Porter, Western State Colorado, Sr., Stevenson, Wash., 4.00, Recreation & Outdoor Education
Stachia Reuwsaat, Chadron State, Sr., Black Hawk, S.D., 3.97, Legal Studies (Pre-Law)
Cheyenne Thompson, Montevallo, Sr., Chelsea, Ala., 4.00, Biochemistry
Kaitlyn Barber, Walsh, Jr., Toledo, Ohio, 3.96, Pre-Physical Therapy (Biology)
Sarah Berger, Walsh, Jr., Wadsworth, Ohio, 3.90, Pre-Med Biology
Thalie Carmigniani, Lynn, Gr., Tours, France, 3.99, 4.00 (G), Financial Valuation (G) / Business (UG)
Michaela Dendinger, Wayne State (Neb.), Jr., Coleridge, Neb., 3.63, Biology
Kendra Foley, Grand Valley State, Sr., Noblesville, Ind., 3.54, Communication Studies
Mel Herl, Chadron State, Gr., Eaton, Colo., 3.79, 3.78 (G), Organizational Management
Brittany Kallenberger, Central Missouri, Sr., Lee's Summit, Mo., 3.81, Design & Drafting Technology
Alicja Konieczek, Western State, Colorado, So., Zsrit Powodowo, Poland, 3.78, Exercise & Sports Science
Molly Montonye, Minnesota State Moorhead, Sr., Graceville, Minn., 3.96, Medical Technology
Colett Rampf, Saint Leo, Sr., Premnitz, Germany, 3.78, Economics
Emily Roberts, Southern Indiana, Jr., Fredericktown, Ohio, 3.82, Exercise Science (Occupational Therapy)
Haylea Salamon, Lenoir-Rhyne, Jr., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 3.93, Exercise Science
Emily Sechrist, Oklahoma Baptist, Jr., Hillsboro, Kan., 4.00, Special Education
Kendra Smith, Lindenwood, Sr., Whitby, Ontario, 3.88, Marketing
Emi Trost, Minnesota Duluth, Jr., Goodhue, Minn., 3.76, Exercise Science
Lenoir-Rhyne University Head Volleyball Coach Dave Markland has signed six recruits for the 2017 campaign. The Bears welcome Madison Asher, Maggie Bogart, Angelica Hernandez, Taylor Prall, Megan Treadway and Taylor Walton.
"I'm very excited about this class," said Markland. "This group fills a variety of needs and every position is covered. All these student-athletes are top-notch academically and will be excellent representatives of Lenoir-Rhyne University."
Asher (Abingdon, Va.) is a three-time first-team all-conference honoree and a two-time all-region selection who graduated as Abingdon High School's all-time leader in kills. Asher was also a member of the VHSL All-Star Team and was Team Most Valuable Player. Asher was a member of the Tri Cities Extreme Travel Team as well.
Bogart (Shawnee, Kan.) was an Eastern Kansas League honorable mention selection in 2016 was named to the All-State Academic Team twice (2015 and 2016). Bogart also played club volleyball for Final Slam 18s.
Hernandez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) was named most outstanding player for Colegio Espíritu Santo. Hernandez's club teams were GVA (Guaynabo Volleyball Academy), VB Rags and Borinquen Coqui.
Prall (Tipp City, Ohio) earned first-team all-league honors twice and is a two-time all-district selection. Prall led Tippecanoe High School to the section and district championships in 2015. Prall also played club volleyball for Elevation out of Mason, Ohio. An outstanding all-around athlete, Prall also earned all-conference accolades in both women's basketball and women's track and field.
Treadway (Valdese, N.C.) was Team MVP and an all-conference honoree for Jimmy C. Draughn High School. Her club team, BEVC Kryptonite, was coached by former Lenoir-Rhyne player and assistant Meredith Lutz and current player Kathryn Sizemore.
Walton (Advance, N.C.) was an all-league and team most valuable player for Davie County High School. Walton also played for the Piedmont Volleyball Club.
Lenoir-Rhyne opens the 2017 season on Friday, September 1, against Saint Leo (11:30 a.m.) and American International (4:30 p.m.) in the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Lenoir-Rhyne University Head Women’s Soccer Coach Gary Higgins has officially released the Bears’ 2017 schedule.
Lenoir-Rhyne (13-5-2 overall, 8-2-1 South Atlantic Conference) is looking to build on last year’s league regular season championship crown and subsequent berth in the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
“We are very excited for the upcoming season,” said Higgins. “We are looking to build on a strong 2016 campaign and are looking forward to a very challenging schedule.”
The Bears will play nine games at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex including non-conference opponents Limestone (Thursday, August 31, at 7:00 p.m., in the opener), Mount Olive (Wednesday, September 6, at 7:00 p.m.), Lees-McRae (Wednesday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m.) and Saint Leo (Tuesday, October 10, at 2:00 p.m.).
In the opener, the Bears will take on a Saints’ squad which went 18-2 on the year, earned a playoff berth and finished with a No. 22 national ranking. In addition, Saint Leo (13-4-1) also played in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
The league portion of the schedule begins on Wednesday, September 13, against Catawba in Salisbury, N.C., at 5:00 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne shared the league title last year with Tusculum (10-5-3) and Carson-Newman (17-4-1). The Bears host the Pioneers on Saturday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m., before traveling to Jefferson City, Tenn., to take on Carson-Newman on Wednesday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m. The Eagles were a playoff team in 2016 as well.
“We had five to six freshmen starting almost every game last season so we are looking forward to them having a little more experience as well as some talented players joining our program,” added Higgins.
Lenoir-Rhyne returns sophomore forward Abigael McGarel (Morristown, Tenn.), last year’s league freshman of the year, and all-league senior defender Helen Ramsey (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.).
“We have eight incoming players with a good mix of freshman and transfers so hopefully we can hit the ground running and have another successful year,” added Higgins, the 2016 SAC Coach Of The Year.
“As always, we have given ourselves a very tough schedule and will play some quality regional opposition. Our conference is always strong with at least three of four teams pushing for a national ranking each year.”
“We hope to see our loyal fan base cheering on the Bears as we look to defend our conference championship and hopefully represent Lenoir-Rhyne University on the national stage once again.”
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The Lenoir-Rhyne University Volleyball Team has officially released its 2017 schedule.
The Bears, 12-18 and 10-12 in South Atlantic Conference play last fall, will be looking to bounce back from their stellar 2015 campaign in which Lenoir-Rhyne won the SAC Championship Tournament and advanced to the finals of the Southeast Regionals for the first time ever.
Lenoir-Rhyne, under 15-year mentor Dave Markland, opens the season at the Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational (September 1 and 2) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Bears will be facing Saint Leo, American International, Nova Southeastern and Saint Anselm. Saint Leo (20-11) earned a berth in the playoffs.
The Bears’ home opener is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m., against Lees-McRae at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. LR will play 12 games at home in 2017.
Lenoir-Rhyne opens league play on Tuesday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m., against Anderson in Anderson, S.C.
A pair of South Atlantic Conference schools – Queens (22-9) and Wingate (29-5) – punched tickets to the NCAA Division II Playoffs last season. The Bears host the Bulldogs (Thursday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m.) and the Royals (Saturday, September 30, at 2:00 p.m.) in back-to-back contests.
“When 75 percent of your matches are against South Atlantic Conference opponents, every year is tough,” said Markland. “This season, we also travel to Florida in September for a tournament that will include nationally-ranked teams as well as hosting two traditionally strong programs from the Southeast Region. Our 2017 schedule will be very challenging.”
Lenoir-Rhyne is led by a pair of all-league honorees: senior middle blocker Emily Steele (Greenville, N.C.) and senior outside hitter Brooke Redmond (Statesville, N.C.). Steele had 242 kills and a team-leading 109 blocks last year while Redmond totaled 282 kills, 243 digs and 35 blocks.
Lenoir-Rhyne looks to keep the momentum going after strong finish last year when the Bears won five of their last six matches including three straight victories over first-place league opponents.
2017 Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Schedule
Date Day Opponent Site Time
Sept. 1 Fri. !Saint Leo Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 1 Fri. !American International Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 2 Sat. !Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 2:00 p.m.
Sept. 2 Sat. !Saint Anselm Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 9 Sat. Lees-McRae Hickory, N.C. 2:00 p.m.
Sept. 12 Tues. #Anderson Anderson, S.C. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 15 Fri. #Tusculum Hickory, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 19 Tues. #Catawba Hickory, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 22 Fri. #Carson-Newman Jefferson City, Tenn. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 23 Sat. #Lincoln Memorial Harrogate, Tenn. 2:00 p.m.
Sept. 28 Thurs. #Wingate Hickory, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 30 Sat. #Queens Hickory, N.C. 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Tues. #Mars Hill Hickory, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 6 Fri. #Newberry Newberry, S.C. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 7 Sat. #Coker Hartsville, S.C. 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 11 Wed. #Anderson Hickory, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 13 Fri. Francis Marion Hickory, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 20 Fri. #Tusculum Greeneville, Tenn. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 Tues. #Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 27 Fri. #Carson-Newman Hickory, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 28 Sat. #Lincoln Memorial Hickory, N.C. 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 2 Thurs. #Wingate Wingate, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 4 Sat. #Queens Charlotte, N.C. 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 7 Tues. #Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 10 Fri. #Newberry Hickory, N.C. 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 11 Sat. #Coker Hickory, N.C. 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 14 Tues. 2017 SAC Championship Higher Seeds TBA
Nov. 17-18 Fri.-Sat. 2017 SAC Championship Jefferson City, Tenn. TBA
(Semifinals and Finals)
Home matches are boldfaced
# South Atlantic Conference match
! Nova Southeastern Shark Invitational
Head Coach: Dave Markland
Lenoir-Rhyne University Head Men’s Soccer Coach Jack Winter has announced the 2017 schedule for the Bears.
The schedule includes eight home games at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex in addition to a home exhibition contest on Saturday, August 19, against Montreat at 5:00 p.m., to kick off the season. LR also faces NCAA Division I Gardner-Webb in an exhibition on Tuesday, August 22, at 7:00 p.m., in Boiling Springs, N.C.
Lenoir-Rhyne went 12-5-3 overall in 2016 including a 7-3-1 mark in South Atlantic Conference play and earned a berth in the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the first time in 10 years. LR advanced to the second round of the playoffs before falling to Pfeiffer.
“After a very successful 2016 season, we are extremely excited about this year,” said LR Head Men’s Soccer Coach Jack Winter. “It is always important for us to add some tough regional games to our very competitive conference schedule.”
The Bears open the season on Friday, September 1, at 7:00 p.m., on the road against USC Aiken before hosting Lander in the home opener on Sunday, September 3, at 7:00 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne also hosts Limestone on Saturday, September 9, at 7:00 p.m., in a key Southeast Region showdown. Both the Bearcats (14-4-1) and the Saints (16-4) were playoff teams in 2016.
The league portion of the schedule opens on Wednesday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m., against long-time rival Catawba in Salisbury, N.C.
Lenoir-Rhyne also hosts Tusculum (16-4), an NCAA Division II Playoff Team with a final national ranking of No. 24, on Saturday, September 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne will also travel to Wingate, the 2016 NCAA Division II National Champions, for a conference showdown on Saturday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m.
“As usual, the South Atlantic Conference will continue to improve year by year as shown by its universities prevalence in the NCAA Division II Tournament every year,” added Winter.
Lenoir-Rhyne returns the 2016 SAC Player Of The Year in senior forward Ismael Noumansana (Bamako, MALI) and junior forward Marc Fernandez (Barcelona, SPAIN), an all-league forward. Noumansana led the league in goals scored (17) and total points (35) while Fernandez total four goals, a team-high nine assists and 17 points.
“We will be looking to improve on our away record this year while maintaining our home dominance,” said Winter. “We have always felt comfortable and confident at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.”
“With the addition of 11 new players this year, our biggest challenge will be the smooth transition of our new members into the processes and systems we have at Lenoir-Rhyne. I am very excited about this group of young men, both returning and new. I hope to see everyone’s continued support on the sidelines this year.”
2017 Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Schedule
Date Day Opponent Site Time
Aug. 19 Sat. Montreat (Exhibition) Hickory, N.C. 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 22 Tues. Gardner-Webb (Exhibition) Boiling Springs, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 1 Fri. USC Aiken Aiken, S.C. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 3 Sun. Lander Hickory, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 9 Sat. Limestone Hickory, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 13 Wed. #Catawba Salisbury, N.C. 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 Sat. #Tusculum Hickory, N.C. 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 Wed. #Carson-Newman Jefferson City, Tenn. 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 Sat. #Lincoln Memorial Harrogate, Tenn. 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 Wed. Lees-McRae Hickory, N.C. 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 30 Sat. #Queens Charlotte, N.C. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 Wed. #Mars Hill Hickory, N.C. 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 7 Sat. #Anderson Hickory, N.C. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 Wed. Flagler Savannah, Ga. 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 14 Sat. Francis Marion Florence, S.C. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 18 Wed. #Coker Hickory, N.C. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 Sat. #Wingate Wingate, N.C. 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 Sat. #Newberry Hickory, N.C. 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 31 Tues. 2017 SAC Men’s Soccer Higher Seeds TBA
Nov. 3 Fri. 2017 SAC Men’s Soccer Rock Hill, S.C.^ TBA
Nov. 5 Sun. 2017 SAC Men’s Soccer Rock Hill, S.C.^ TBA
Lenoir-Rhyne’s Thomas St. Clair Earns 2017 All-State Baseball Honors
Senior from Winston-Salem, N.C., was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals
Hickory, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Thomas St. Clair has been named to the 2017 NCCSIA College Division All-State Baseball Second Team. NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.
St. Clair, a senior starting pitcher from Winston-Salem, N.C., was taken in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 24th round as the 724th selection. St. Clair was the seventh player drafted in school history.
St. Clair had one of the best seasons in school history this past spring as he finished with a 10-4 record, a 2.28 earned run average and a school-record 116 strikeouts in addition to being named the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Pitcher Of The Year.
St. Clair, a first-team all-region selection as well, set the school single-game record for strikeouts (17) in a 3-0 win over Anderson on Friday, February 24, in Anderson, S.C.
St. Clair’s accolades also include pitcher-of-the-week honors four times by the league, twice by the region and once on the Division II national level by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
In addition, St. Clair finished with 284 strikeouts – three off tying the school career mark – and went the distance three times in 2017.
Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.
Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina.
The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.
North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2017 College Division All-State Baseball Teams
C - Andrew Webster, Barton
DP - Zack Mozingo, Mount Olive
INF - Calvin Hawke, Barton
INF - Hunter Merrill, Mars Hill
INF - Drew Ellis, Mount Olive
INF - Ethan Baucom, UNC Pembroke
OF - Luke Setzer, Catawba
OF - Roberto Rivera, UNC Pembroke
OF - Nick Debo, UNC Pembroke
RP - Zack Mozingo, Mount Olive
RP - Bryan Blanton, Catawba
SP - Austin Hutchison, Mount Olive
SP - Anthony Burke, UNC Pembroke
C - Zac Almond, Catawba
DP - Stibel Aleman Saba, UNC Pembroke
INF - Ricky Surum, Mount Olive
INF - Zack Cooper, Chowan
INF - Trevor Denton, Guilford
INF - Kyle Smith, Catawba
OF - Randy Norris, Winston-Salem State
OF - Brett Brubaker, Mars Hill
OF - Troy Maslowski, Barton
RP - Zack Cooper, Chowan
RP - Kyle Ramsey, UNC Pembroke
SP - Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne
SP - Bruce Zimmermann, Mount Olive
Hickory Crawdads right-handed pitcher Kyle Cody has been named the South Atlantic League's Pitcher of the Week for June 12th-18th, thanks to his impressive performance against the Lakewood BlueClaws on June 17th.
Cody, 22, tossed eight scoreless innings of 1-hit ball, while issuing just one walk and fanning eight batters. The 6'7" righty has now recorded 6 starts this season in which he pitched at least 5.0 innings and allowed 3 earned runs or less.
Signed in the 6th round of the 2016 Draft, Cody currently leads all Crawdads starting pitchers in strikeouts (51) and innings pitched (59.2) to go along with a 51/21 K/BB ratio.
Cody joins now-former 'Dads Yanio Perez and Jonathan Hernandez as winners of SAL Weekly Awards in 2017, with Perez winning Player of the Week and Hernandez being named Pitcher of the Week in weeks 3 and 6 respectively, this season.
Darick Hall hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, leading the Lakewood BlueClaws to a 4-1 win over the Hickory Crawdads on Sunday. With the victory, the BlueClaws swept the three-game series.
The double by Hall, part of a three-run inning, gave the BlueClaws a 3-1 lead before Henri Lartigue hit an RBI single later in the inning.
In the top of the first, Hickory took the lead on a single by Leody Taveras that scored Blaine Prescott. Lakewood answered in the bottom of the inning when Hall hit an RBI double, driving in Arquimedez Gamboa.
Gamboa singled twice, scoring two runs for Lakewood.
Trevor Bettencourt (3-1) got the win with 3 1/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Reid Anderson (1-4) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.
Prescott doubled twice and singled for the Crawdads.
Arquimedez Gamboa hit a walk-off single with two outs in the 10th inning, as the Lakewood BlueClaws defeated the Hickory Crawdads 2-1 on Saturday.
David Martinelli scored the game-winning run after he reached base with a single and advanced to second on a single by Luke Williams.
The BlueClaws tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the ninth when Raul Rivas hit an RBI triple, bringing home Gamboa.
Reliever Will Hibbs (5-1) went two scoreless innings, striking out two to pick up the win. Kaleb Fontenot (2-2) allowed one run and got two outs in the South Atlantic League game.
Enmanuel Garcia had three hits and two RBI, and JoJo Romero struck out 10 hitters over eight innings as the Lakewood BlueClaws topped the Hickory Crawdads 6-0 on Friday.
Romero (5-1) allowed four hits to get the win.
In the bottom of the third, Lakewood scored on a single by Mickey Moniak that brought home Garcia. In the following at-bat, Daniel Brito scored on a double play to give the BlueClaws a 2-0 lead. The BlueClaws then added a run in the fourth and three in the sixth. In the fourth, Garcia hit an RBI single, while Raul Rivas drove in two runs and Garcia drove in one in the sixth.
Walker Weickel (0-1) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs and five hits in the South Atlantic League game. He also struck out three and walked three.
The Crawdads were held off the scoreboard for the third time this season, while the BlueClaws' staff recorded their 11th shutout of the year.