Jared Prince hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in six runs to power the Hickory Crawdads to a 15-4 win over the Lexington Legends at Applebee's Park on Saturday night.
Prince's slam gave Hickory a 6-1 lead in the second inning, and his two-run drive in the fifth made it 12-3. Prince went 3-for-4 and increased his season RBI total to 57.
It was a rough night for Legends left-hander Brad Dydalewicz (0-3), who walked eight, gave up eight hits and 10 earned runs in four innings of work. Reliever Michael Schurz was touched for six hits and five earned runs in 22⁄3 innings.
The Crawdads had 15 hits, and six players had two or more.
Jacob Goebbert went 3-for-4 for the Legends, including a solo homer in the eighth inning. Jose Altuve scored two runs.
The rubber game of the five-game series is Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Hickory has won the last two games.