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The Hickory Crawdads have moved on to the Sally League Finals, while the Spokane Indians were eliminated

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In the minor league playoffs last night, one Ranger affiliated advanced while another was eliminated.

The Hickory Crawdads beat Delmarva 1-0 in 10 innings on Friday. Abdiel Mendoza, a 20 year old righthanded pitcher from Panama who came over in the Cory Gearrin trade last year, threw 6.1 IP with just 1 hit and 1 walk allowed. Hever Bueno threw 2.2 scoreless innings with 3 Ks, and Kelvin Gonzalez had a scoreless 10th to lock down the win. Pedro Gonzalez had 2 hits, and the winning run scored in the 10th when a bases loaded safety squeeze by Jax Biggers brought home Kole Enright.

The Spokane Indians also played 10 innings last night, but lost to Tri-City by a score of 3-2. Spokane scored a pair of runs in the 9th to tie things up, but a bases loaded walk in the 10th ended the game. David Garcia and Davis Wendzel each had hits for Spokane, and Derwin Barreto picked up a pair of hits.

Today, Down East, which is tied 1-1 in the Carolina League semifinals, will play a pair against Fayetteville.