Four-run second inning lifts 'Dads past Shorebirds

The Hickory Crawdads took a 2-1 series advantage over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Friday with a 5-2 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The 'Dads (12-4, 48-37) were led by a four-run second inning that included a two-RBI single from Nick Urbanus, an RBI-single by Rougned Odor and a ground out by Jordan Akins that also plated a run.

After Nick Delmonico hit a two-run homer for Delmarva (4-11, 32-52) in the top of the sixth inning.

Hickory answered two innings later with an insurance run when Jorge Alfaro triples and later scored, helping the 'Dads stay ahead for the victory.

Hickory pitcher Nick Martinez improves to 5-2 on the season. He allowed two hits, one walk and struck out four batters in his five innings on the mound.

Hickory and Delmarva play game four of the series Saturday at L.P. Frans Stadium. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

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