Crawdads’ Melvin Novoa (32) watches a fly ball into the outfield during Monday night’s game at L.P. Frans Stadium. Ernie Masche/Record

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Trenton Toplikar allowed just three hits over six innings, leading the Augusta GreenJackets over the Hickory Crawdads in a 3-2 win on Monday.

Toplikar (3-1) allowed two runs while striking out two to get the win.

Down 1-0 in the third, Augusta (62-50, 26-18 second half) grabbed the lead when Franklin Labour hit a two-run double.

Hickory (67-42, 26-17) answered in the next half-inning when Melvin Novoa hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Josh Jung to tie it up.

The GreenJackets took the lead for good in the fifth when Frankie Tostado hit an RBI single, scoring Simon Whiteman.

The Crawdads' Tai Tiedemann (4-1) went three innings, allowing one run and four hits while striking out four in the South Atlantic League game.

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