CRAWDADS Miguel Aparicio

Miguel Aparicio's fourth-inning home run helped the Crawdads overcome a three-run deficit as they rallied for a 7-5 win over Kannapolis on Wednesday night at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 7-5 on Wednesday night to finish off a three-game sweep.

The win puts the Crawdads in first place for the first time in the second half.

The Intimidators scored three runs in the top of the second inning off Crawdads left-hander Grant Wolfram .

The Crawdads answered with a pair of runs to cut the score to 3-2. Miguel Aparicio walked and Jonathan Ornelas singled to put two runners on. Jonathan Ornelas hit a grounder that forced Matt Whatley out at second but Aparicio came in to score.

Kannapolis got two more runs on the board in the fourth inning to pull ahead 5-2. Aparicio responded with his ninth homer of the season and second of the series to bring the Crawdads within two runs in the bottom half.

The Crawdads completed the comeback with four runs in the sixth inning. Aparicio and Whatley hit consecutive singles and Ornelas brought the first run in with a double.

Two more runs came in on Frainyer Chavez 's single.  Pedro Gonzalez drew a walk and Josh Jung singled to load the bases. Tyreque Reed hit a sacrifice fly to score a run and cap the scoring.

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