We arrived in Hickory, North Carolina in mid-afternoon. We made a quick reconnaissance drive to the ballpark so we’d know how to get there in the evening for a ballgame. Then we we checked in at our motel and got a few hours of rest.

At 6 PM we starting making our way back to the ballpark. On this night, the Hickory Crawdads hosted the Delmarva Shorebirds in a South Atlantic League game.

Delmarva dominated the action for most of the game but their late-inning collapse handed the game to Hickory. The final score was Hickory 4, Delmarva 2. Box Score