Crawdads 3, RiverDogs 0

HICKORY, N.C. -- Matt Thompson and the Hickory bullpen put the clamps down on the Charleston offense as the Crawdads blanked the RiverDogs, 3-0, in South Atlantic League action Wednesday.

The RiverDogs (20-26) dropped their fourth straight.

Charleston and Hickory each had three hits over the first two innings, but neither scored as Shane Greene (2-4) and Thompson avoided trouble. The Crawdads (25-20) scored three runs in the third, with Josh Richmond's two-run double the big hit.

Kyle Roller had two hits for Charleston. The teams play again at 7 tonight in the second of their four-game series at L.P. Frans Stadium.

E--Heathcott 2. DP--Charleston ; Hickory 1. LOB--Charleston 5, Hickory 9. 2B--Richmond 2. SF--Villanueva. SB--Mojica 2, Flores. CS--Flores, Villanueva.

WP--Thompson 2. HBP--by Greene (Profar); by Thompson (Mojica).

Time--2:39. Att--1,441.