Jax Biggers delivered a walk-off single against the Hagerstown Suns to give the Hickory Crawdads a 7-6 victory Monday night. The Crawdads overcame two deficits and a rain delay approaching two hours to take the series opener against the Suns.
The Crawdads scored three runs in the second inning to take an early lead, according to a press release from the Hickory Crawdads. Jonathan Ornelas singled to get things started and Matt Whatley followed up with a walk. Frainyer Chavez singled to bring in Ornelas. Kole Enright hit his fifth double of the season to drive in Whatley. Miguel Aparicio's sacrifice fly allowed Chavez to score from third.
Hagerstown answered with four runs in the top of the third to take a 4-3 lead. Rangers prospect Brock Burke got the start in a rehab appearance from Frisco. He allowed four runs in five innings, walking none and striking out one.
Hickory added a run in the fifth to make the score 4-4. Jax Biggers singled to get things started. He stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Melvin Novoa grounded out but Biggers was able to score.
The Suns took a 6-4 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning.
The Crawdads answered with two runs in the bottom half the inning to tie the game. Miguel Aparicio hit a solo home run to right for the first run. Tyreque Reed crushed a homer to even the score up at six.
Frainyer Chavez led off the bottom of the ninth with a single to center. Kole Enright hit a sacrifice bunt to advance Chavez to second. Jax Biggers hit a line drive to right field to score Chavez and send the Crawdads home 7-6 winners.