2013 Baseball Trip-Game 7: Creeping into Hickory

Hickory Crawdads vs. West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League)dads1L.P. Frans StadiumHickory, NCThe fifth day of our trip was pretty busy also. We spent the morning and afternoon visiting some Civil War battle fields, and I was in heaven at the Under Armour outlet store. We then started the long road back west toward Hickory. We pulled into L.P. Frans Stadium ready for some baseball, though. There seemed to be another small crowd, but there were a few buses that arrived to fill the seats. Our seats were front row, right behind home plate. It’s a given you’ll have to deal with some netting with these seats, but the netting just seemed to keep going and going. I don’t think there were many seats at all with a clear view. Not sure if this is just the team teams in the Carolinas that love the net, or the SALly league. Hickory seemed to be a team that is community based, and the fans all seemed to know each other for the most part. Again, I’m sure with a bigger crowd the atmosphere would greatly improve. They did have a nice play area for the kids and a carousel, also. The Crawdads do host a nice game, and this was a good addition to our trip.

dads2dads3dads4dads5The game gave us a victory for the home team, but not much offense for either team. Center fielder Lewis Brinston led the ‘Dads going 2-3 with a double. On the mound, C.J. Edwards earned the win going over five innings. Final score: Crawdads 2, Power 1.

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Chillin' in the bullpen...

Chillin’ in the bullpen…

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9 comments

  1. mlblogsroxaddict

    Interesting old stadium I was there last year nice to see that got a n Conrad. It was sun faded last year when I went! I have One more stadium left in N.C. which I will get to this year. It is the Mudcats stadium they never are home when I am in that area.

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