The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Charleston RiverDogs 5-3 on Sunday to win the series 3-1.
Texas Rangers' top prospect Hans Crouse got the start in his return from a stint in Arizona, according to a release from the Hickory Crawdads. Crouse pitched three hitless innings, struck out two and walked two.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Crawdads got on the board to take a 1-0 lead. Pedro Gonzalez doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Frainyer Chavez.
The RiverDogs erased the Crawdads lead in the top of the fourth with a pair of runs off lefty Grant Wolfram.
The Crawdads answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Miguel Aparicio got things started with a triple. Jax Biggers tied the game with a single to right. Tyreque Reed hit a double that brought Biggers around to score. Gonzalez gave the Crawdads their fourth run of the game with a single that scored Reed.
Charleston got a run back in the sixth inning but still trailed 4-3.
Hickory added on another run in the in eighth inning to take a 5-3 lead. Aparicio hit a two-out double to right. Biggers singled him in to give them a two-run lead.