Archive - Jul 2013 - Sports Article
The Hickory Crawdads are making the best of the situation before the July 31 MLB trade deadline.
On Monday, the Chicago Cubs traded starting right-handed pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers for minor leaguers Mike Olt (Triple-A), Justin Grimm (Double-A) and Hickory Crawdads pitcher C.J. Edwards.
On the heels of potentially setting the franchiseâ€™s home run record, Hickory was denied its historic moment on Tuesday.
Charleston scored one run in the third, fourth and sixth innings and two in the seventh to come away with a 5-1 victory against the Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Hickory Crawdads right-handed pitcher C.J. Edwards, above, was traded by the Texas Rangers along with fellow minor leaguers Mike Olt (Triple-A) and Justin Grimm (Class A) to the Chicago Cubs for right-handed pitcher Matt Garza on Monday night.
Edwards, who was scheduled to start for Hickory on Monday night against Charleston, was assigned to the Cubs High-A affiliate in Daytona, Fla.
New additions to several Catawba County high school football coaching staffs were made on Monday.
These hires were made during Catawba County Schools July board meeting.
New Foard coach Tom Harper will retain most of the assistant coaches under former Tiger leader Jason Phelps, except for the addition of one new coach.
The Catawba County Hornets rolled to a 33-6 victory against the Upstate Vikings in their season opener on Saturday in Gaffney, S.C.
Back up quarterback Jason Kennedy threw three touchdown passes in the game.
Kennedy replaced starter Brandon Streater in the first quarter after he was hurt on a kickoff.
Former Bandys High School pitcher Hunter Harvey made his professional debut on Friday for the Gulf Coast League Orioles.
Harvey allowed one hit and struck out one batter in one inning on the mound against the Gulf Coast League Rays.
â€śIt felt really good,â€ť Harvey said. â€śThey are taking it slow with me.â€ť
Sitting in the dugout, Post 48 head coach Fore Rembert could only watch on as his team's season came to a close.
Shelby pulled ahead by four runs early and held off a late rally by Hickory to win game four on Sunday, 5-3, at Henkel-Alley Field.
Post 82 (33-7) clinches the best-of-five third round playoff series, 3-1, and advances to the Area IV finals against Lincoln County (20-13).
The fourth playoff game between Hickory Post 48 and Shelby Post 82 on Saturday was postponed due to inclement weather.
The contest was moved to Sunday at 2 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.
A fifth game, if necessary, would take place on Monday at Keeter Stadium in Shelby at 7 p.m.
Hickory tied its third playoff game with Shelby with two runs in the top of the eighth inning.
A half-inning later, it all unraveled at the seams.
Shelby scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to come away with a 10-5 victory and a 2-1 series advantage against Post 48.
Hickory (21-10) trailed 4-1 after six complete innings, but would rally starting in the seventh.
Coming off of possibly their best season ever, the Catawba County Hornets are aiming to add more history and success in 2013.
Led by a shutdown defense, the Hornets ended their 2012 campaign with an 11-3 record.
The team made it to the Florida Bowl in Deltona, Fla. and faced off against the Orlando Rage.