August 20, 2002
Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads blew open a tight contest to pull away for an 11-1 win over the South Georgia Waves in a South Atlantic League game at L.P. Frans stadium Tuesday night.
The Waves slipped 4.5 games behind the Columbus RedStixx, who beat the Delmarva Shorebirds 2-1, in the Southern Division standings with 13 games remaining in the regular season.
Walter Young went 5-for-5 including a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth inning and a three-run shot in a seven-run eighth to lead the charge for the Crawdads who knocked-off the Waves for the second-straight night after the Waves had won five in a row to start their road trip.
Edwin Jackson and Ian Oquendo (11-6) hooked-up in an impressive bout of starting pitching through the first six innings Tuesday.
Jackson struckout seven and allowed only one run in five innings while Oquendo scattered six hits and run over six innings, tallying nine strikeouts to earn the win.
Andres Astacio (4-5) surrendered the first of Young's two homers with his first offering in the sixth inning and the Waves stranded seven of their 11 runners in scoring position to go along with four errors to aid the effort. T
he Waves (28-28/68-57) send Carlos Garcia (NR) to the mound in Wednesday night's series finale versus Hickory (32-25/76-51) right-hander Pat O'Brien (10-7) in the 7:00 p.m. first pitch.