Archive - Jun 15, 2013 - Sports Article
Forty-five years after helping N.C. State make it to the College World Series for the first time in program history, Newton natives and former Wolfpack baseball players Dennis Punch and Gary Yount reflected on their team's remarkable run to Omaha.
Punch and Yount were two of three Red Devils who played in back-to-back College World Series in 1967-68.
Madison Bumgarner was magic on the mound Friday in Georgia in front of 40 of his closest family and friends.
The former South Caldwell High and current San Francisco Giants pitcher tossed a two-hit gem in a 6-0 victory against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
Bumgarner spoke after Friday's game that he knew "after the first out" of his potential perfect game and no-hit performances.
Despite having nearly a week off from competition, Hickory Post 48 picked up where it left off on Friday.
A six-run top of the fourth lifted Hickory to a Area IV West Division victory against Asheville.
Post 48 improves to 8-3 overall and 4-2 in divisional games.