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The Lakewood BlueClaws scored three runs in the first inning Saturday, and they never looked back. The BlueClaws defeated the Hickory Crawdads 6-0 in the third game of the Divisional Round of the South Atlantic League playoffs.
The BlueClaws won the series 2-1.
Lakewood catcher Sebastian Valle dealt the first blow with a two run homer in the bottom of the first inning and was followed later by an RBI single from third baseman Jeremy Barnes to make it 3-0.
Lakewood added a run in the fourth, before two unearned runs in the 8th
came in to account for the 6-0 final.
BlueClaws pitcher Jonathan Pettibone (1-0) did not allow a hit to the Crawdads through 5-2/3 innings until left fielder Travis Adair singled to break it up. Pettibone logged seven scoreless innings to guide the BlueClaws to the win, ending the Crawdads playoff run.View more articles in: