RiverDogs Fall Short of Four-Game Sweep
HICKORY, N.C. – After two straight nights of comeback wins in the eighth inning, the RiverDogs couldn’t capitalize on a litany of chances late Sunday evening as they dropped a 2-1 series finale to come up short of a four-game series sweep of the Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Harold Cortijo (L, 4-3) and Aaron McGarity combined to hold Hickory (69-45, 28-20) to just two total hits in a losing effort. Despite battling at times with his command, Cortijo gave the RiverDogs (61-58, 24-25) five solid innings, working around four walks to allow just the pair of runs.
In the second, center fielder Miguel Aparicio tallied a leadoff double and scampered up to third on a wild pitch before scoring on an errant pickoff throw by Cortijo to make it 1-0 Crawdads…..