First up is exhibition game against Lenoir-Rhyne University on April 5
By CHRIS HOBBS
HICKORY – The Hickory Crawdads’ 30th season of baseball is just around the corner.
The Crawdads will play an exhibition game at L.P. Frans Stadium against Lenoir-Rhyne University on April 5 at 6 p.m. (admission $5).
Hickory continues as a Texas Rangers affiliate (High A) — a relationship that began in 2009 – and the Crawdads will play in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League.
The SAL opener is scheduled April 8, starting a three-game series at Winston-Salem.
The first home series for Hickory begins April 12 to begin a six-game homestand against Bowling Green, Ky.
The Crawdads will be managed by Carlos Cardoza. They are coming off a 46-68 record last season and can reach 2,000 all-time victories if they win 56 games this season.
Minor league baseball returned to Hickory in 1993 when the Crawdads were a farm club of the Chicago White Sox. The team then played from 1999 to 2008 as part of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
CRAWDADS 2022 SCHEDULE: https://www.milb.com/hickory/schedule/2022-04
PURCHASE SINGLE GAME TICKETS: https://www.milb.com/hickory/tickets/single-game-tickets
CRAWDADS WEBSITE: https://www.milb.com/hickory
CRAWDADS 2022 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE: https://www.milb.com/hickory/tickets/promotions