HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- Demarcus Evans got Marten Gasparini to hit into a double play in the eighth inning, leading the Hickory Crawdads to a 2-1 win over the Lexington Legends on Monday.
The double play came with runners on second and third and prevented the Legends from scoring in the inning.
Hickory got on the board first in the third inning when Miguel Aparicio hit a two-run single.
The Legends cut into the deficit in the seventh inning when MJ Melendez hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Seuly Matias.
Hickory right-hander Reid Anderson (1-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on just three hits over 6 2/3 innings. Opposing starter Andres Sotillet (0-1) took the tough loss in the South Atlantic League game after giving up two runs and five hits over five innings.