Lexington Legends

Crawdads sweep doubleheader against Legends

Former University of Louisville star Andrew Clark hit a two-run homer, and the Hickory Crawdads beat the Lexington Legends 6-1 Saturday night in Hickory to sweep a doubleheader.

Earlier in the day, the Crawdads took a 6-2 decision in a game that was completed after being suspended in the third inning Friday night because of rain. Both games were seven innings. Hickory has now won the first three games of the series, which wraps up Sunday.

The Legends return to Lexington on Monday for a seven-game stand against the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Hagerstown Suns.

Lexington finished the first half of the season with six straight wins on the road, but the Legends have gone 2-8 in away games since the All-Star break.

After using three pitchers in the first game, the Crawdads stuck with Nicholas Tepesch (5-3), who scattered eight hits and struck out seven for a complete-game win in the second. Luis Cruz (1-1) gave up all six runs for the Legends in 41⁄3 innings.

In the first game, the Crawdads scored all six of their runs in the third thanks in part to three Legends errors, two by second baseman Enrique Hernandez. He now has six on the season.