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Pair of two-run homers pace Tigers in win

May 18, 2012

Falling behind in a game is something the Fred T. Foard softball team never likes to do.

The Tigers powered out a pair of two-run homers, lifting them to a 5-0 win against Erwin in the District round of the 3A softball playoffs on Friday.

Tourists take 6-2 win Friday against Crawdads

May 18, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads fell in their series opener against the Asheville Tourists, dropping a 6-2 contest.

The Tourists (24-15) were led by designated hitter Samuel Mende, who had two RBIs and a home run in the

Jose Rivera also drove in a pair of RBIs on a 2-for-4 hitting performance.

Rougned Odor and Hanser Alberto led the Crawdads (19-18) with one RBI each in the game.

Busch wins pole for NASCAR All-Star Race

May 18, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Kyle Busch has been a force on the NASCAR circuit for years, but of is 24 Sprint Cup victories, none have come at his favorite track — Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He has nine top-10 finishes in 16 starts. Victory lane, though, has proven to be elusive.

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