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Hickory had Shelby right where it wanted it in the first game of the Area IV semifinals on Tuesday.
However, Post 82 chipped away at an early four-run deficit inning by inning to come away with a 5-4 victory at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium.
Shelby (31-6) leads the best-of-five series with Hickory, 1-0, and remains undefeated this postseason (7-0).
From being a three-year player for Hickory Post 48 to serving as a first-year assistant coach, the American Legion baseball journey has come full circle for Cam Beard.
The former Bunker Hill High and current Catawba College standout hopes to give back to his American Legion program and build experience toward a future in coaching and teaching.
Hickory is one step away from the Area IV title series after a winning three of four games against the Gaston Braves.
Post 48 tallied wins against Post 144-266 on Friday and Saturday to advance to the third round of the Area IV playoffs.
Hickory defeated Gaston by a score of 4-2 on Friday behind pitcher Tyler Paitâ€™s performance.
Two Catawba County High Schools were busy on Monday, hiring a total of three new head coaches in three different varsity sports.
St. Stephens athletic director Jim Woodruff announced on Monday that the school has hired a varsity baseball and varsity girls basketball coach.
Driven by his faith and fueled by his team winning, Phillip Carroll has become a spark plug in his final campaign for Hickory Post 48.
He is hoping to lead his team back to the North Carolina American Legion State Tournament â€” the same place it was at just two seasons ago.
Carrollâ€™s approach this season has been to serve as a catalyst.
The search for new head coaches in volleyball, cross-county and softball at Bunker Hill High School.
Bears athletic director Lee Miller said this week his hopes to have a new volleyball coach hired as early as this week.
Miller said he has talked to several potential coaching candidates, including one at the school, and also made several phone calls.
On just a few days rest, Colton Allison had the best pitching performance of his entire American Legion baseball career on Thursday.
The former St. Stephens and current CVCC pitcher tossed a three-hit shutout, helping Hickory pick up a 2-0 game two victory against Gaston at Henkel-Alley Field.
With the victory, Post 48 (18-8) ties its series with the Braves at one game apiece.
Former Bandys High pitcher Hunter Harvey will make his anticipated pro debut next week with the Gulf Coast Orioles.
Harvey, who was drafted with the 22nd pitch in the 2013 MLB Draft, will pitch against the Gulf Coast League Rays on July 19 in Sarasota, Fla. at 12 p.m.
The Hickory Crawdads announced on Thursday that they will host next year's South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.
This will be the third time that the Crawdads franchise has hosted the event (1994, 2001).
When it needed runs the most on Wednesday, Hickory's bats just couldn't produce on offense.
Post 48 stranded 10 runners on base in a 5-3 series-opening loss to the Gaston Braves at Red Raider Field on the campus of South Point High School.