MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Crawdads announce home game times for 2018 season

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The Hickory Crawdads will have early starts to their spring games for the sixth consecutive season, the club announced on Tuesday. Games scheduled to be played on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday on the 2018 schedule will again have 6 p.m. first pitches, while Sunday games during the first half of the South Atlantic League (SAL) schedule …

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Texas Rangers new owners of Crawdads

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The Hickory Crawdads will start their 26th baseball season with new ownership. The Texas Rangers, who have had a player develop agreement with Hickory’s minor league baseball team since 2009, have purchased the Crawdads from a group that includes majority owner Don Beaver, it was announced Thursday. A formal press conference with representatives from the Texas Rangers, …

CRAWDADS: Greensboro wins by a run, grabs Northern Division title in Hickory

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The Greensboro Grasshoppers hopped into the playoffs by winning 2-1 on Monday afternoon over the Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium. James Nelson had two hits and Eric Gutierrez hit his seventh home run of the season to spark Greensboro, which finished 75-61 overall and 38-30 in the second half to win a South Atlantic League (SAL) Northern …

CRAWDADS: Eliminated on Sunday, they’ll finish season with 1 p.m. game today

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The baseball season ends this afternoon for the Hickory Crawdads. Greensboro clipped Hickory 3-1 on Sunday at L.P. Frans Stadium, eliminating the Crawdads in the chase for a South Atlantic League (SAL) second-half title in the Northern Division. The Grasshoppers can clinch the division title by beating the Crawdads — who are closing their 25th anniversary season …

CRAWDADS: Split with Greensboro, both 1 game behind Power with 2 to go

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — With two regular season games to play, the Hickory Crawdads are one game out of first place in South Atlantic League (SAL) baseball. Hickory played twice on Saturday at L.P. Frans Stadium, beating Greensboro 4-0 in the completion of a game suspended on Friday night before the Grasshoppers won the nightcap 2-0. The results send the Crawdads …