Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
Through its successes and struggles this season, the Fred T. Foard softball team persevered to reach the 3A state softball championship.
The Lady Tigers (25-4) meet the C.B. Aycock Falcons (29-2) in the first game of a best-of-three series at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Friday.
Behind a five-RBI game by outfielder Phillip Carroll, Hickory Post 48 picked up its third-straight win to start to the season, topping Rutherford County Post 423, 10-5.
Ky'Rawn Whitfield added two RBIs for Post 48 (3-0). Davis Hanvey scored three runs on a 3-for-5 day, while teammate Jason Setzer also scored a pair of runs and hit a triple on his 2-for-4 performance.
For the second-straight day, the Hickory Crawdads won a baseball game by the score of 3-2, knocking off the West Virginia Power in their return to L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday.
The win was Hickory's fourth-straight overall, which includes a road sweep Monday through Wednesday against the Delmarva Shorebirds.
Fred T. Foard junior catcher Mackenzie Dziendziel remains a mainstay for her team defensively, offensively and emotionally.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Hickory Crawdads finished off a road sweep of the Delmarva Shorebirds in Maryland on Wednesday, 3-2.
Crawdads shortstop Luis Sardinas plated Rougned Odor twice in the game, including RBI singles in the sixth and eighth inning.
Odor, the South Atlantic League player of the week for May 21-27, had three of the 'Dads six hits in Wednesday's game.
A day after a dramatic last-inning victory, Post 48 continued its early season roll.
Todd Church pitched a one-hit performance in his 5.2 on the mound, whil Logan Gray hit a two-run homer to lift Hickory Post 48 to a 7-5 victory against Burke County Post 21.
Colton Chapman also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Post 48 (2-0).
NEW YORK (AP) â€” New owner, and now a new star player coming to New Orleans.
And yet another loss â€” in a historic season full of them â€” for Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Hornets, recently sold by the NBA to Saints owner Tom Benson, won the NBA's draft lottery Wednesday and the No. 1 pick overall â€” which they almost certainly will use to pick Kentucky star Anthony Davis.
Catawba Valley Commmunity College's dream of winning an National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series is over.
After nearly a four-hour rain delay, the Bucs (38-17) fell to Heartland Community College on Tuesday, 7-2.
It was the second time CVCC lost to Heartland (53-7) in the tournament, including a 5-4 opening game defeat in the tournament on Saturday.
After leaving six runners in scoring position in the game and trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth, Post 48 rallied.
A successful bunt by Nick Guarino forced an error that plated Tyler Pait and Logan Gray to tie the game.
Scoring in six-of-nine innings, the Hickory Crawdads picked up their second-straight win over the Delmarva Shorebirds in Maryland on Tuesday.
Catcher Kevin Torres and first baseman Jhonny Gomez led Hickory (25-25) with two RBIs each.
Zach Cone and Jeremy Williams also drove in an RBI each for the â€˜Dads.