Archive - Jun 7, 2012 - Sports Article
After a long break off from winning the state Kepner Cup last fall, the Catawba Valley Youth Soccer Association (CVYSA) â€˜95 Blast Blue girls soccer team is ready to compete at the Region III President Cup tournament today in Greensboro.
Coming off a 3-1 victory against Twins Silver at the state Kepner Cup two weeks ago, the â€˜96 Blast Blue boys soccer team heads into todayâ€™s Region III Presidents Cup tournament carrying momentum.
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Behind 14 hits, the Hickory Crawdads topped the Charleston RiverDogs in their series finale Thursday in South Carolina.
Hickory (32-27) scored two runs in the first inning and three runs in the fourth inning to pull out to the 5-0 lead and remain ahead the entire ball game.
Five Crawdads drove in one run each, including catcher Kellin Deglan, who hit a solo home run.
First-year players Matt Ward and Colton Chapman, as well as three-year veteran Cole McGraw, make up the heart of the Hickory Post 48 batting order.
Despite coming from different schools and backgrounds, the three players have developed a special bond that is translating into results on the field.
Hickory Post 48 continued its early season surge with a sweep of Asheville Post 70 on Wednesday.
Post 48 improves to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in Area IV West Division.
In the first game, seven runs on 11 hits lifted Post 48 to a 7-0 shutout.
Pitcher Jordan Fulbright tossed a complete game shutout, striking out four Post 70 batters and allowing one walk.
Behind a four-run seventh and one-run eighth, the Charleston RiverDogs topped the Hickory Crawdads for the second-straight day on Wednesday, 9-5.
Trailing 5-4 after six innings, Charleston (36-22) rallied with four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, including a three-run homer by Angelo Gumbs that scored Gary Sanchez and Dante Bichette Jr.