HICKORY, N.C. - Hickory turned back another Hagerstown Suns comeback attempt Saturday as Jeff Keppinger unloaded a base-clearing triple to highlight a five-run seventh to give the Crawdads a 7-4 victory.
Hickory (2-1) held on for the win on the heels of Hagerstown's rally from a 5-0 deficit for a 7-5 extra-inning victory on Friday.
The Suns (1-2) scored single runs in the fifth and seventh innings to tie the game at 2-2. Keppinger got the hit off Julio Pavon (0-1) to prevent another late-inning loss.
Hickory got to Hagerstown starter Ryan Hannaman in the first as Vic Buttler led off with a single and scored from first on first baseman Tyler Von Schell's fielding error.