Archive - May 11, 2012 - Sports Article
With a 2-0 count, a runner on third base and the game tied 2-2, Maiden's Luke Setzer made a guess at what his next pitch would be.
The junior smacked a ball down the first base line that landed just fair, plating pinch runner Kyle Kelly to give Maiden a dramatic 3-2 home playoff victory against Starmount on Friday night.
Seven of the 10 Catawba County teams in action in the 2A and 3A baseball and softball playoffs have advanced past the first round.
Bandys 11, West Davidson 1 (five innings)
Behind a three-run homer by first baseman Scarlett Harris, the Lady Trojans advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a convincing home win Friday.
The Hickory Crawdads evened their home series with the Savannah Sand Gnats on Friday with a 3-1 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Second baseman Rougned Odor led Hickory (19-13) with a 1-for-3 hitting performance from the plate, which included two RBIs.
Crawdads third baseman Drew Robinson drove in the other run for Hickory.
Bandys pitcher Hunter Harvey, the 2012 Catawba Valley 2A baseball player of the year, continues his growth during a stellar junior season.
Harvey is hoping to lead the Trojans (16-7) past the opening round of the 2A playoffs for the first time in three seasons when Bandys travels to West Stokes (20-3) on Friday.
The St. Stephens baseball team lost its third-straight 3A first-round playoff game, falling to Crest on Thursday, 13-8.
Tied 7-7 in the fifth inning, Crest score four runs, including a two-RBI single by Brock Melton, to pull away for good. Melton led the Chargers with four RBIs on a 4-for-4 hitting performance on the day.
The Hickory Crawdads fell 7-2 to the Savannah Sand Gnats in their home return game from a lengthy seven-game road tilt.
First baseman Brian Harris led the Sand Gnats (21-12) with three RBIs on a 2-for-3 hitting performance from the plate.
Trever Adams drove in the lone RBI for Hickory (18-13).