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Hickory Post 48 arrived at Henkel-Alley Field on Friday expecting to play a doubleheader against Lincoln County Post 455.
What it got wasnâ€™t anywhere close to that.
Post 48 picked up 7-6 victory against the Cardinals in a rain-shortened 4 1/2 inning game.
The second contest between the two teams was rained out.No make up date for the game was announced.
Former Hickory High and current N.C. State track and field standout Ryan Hill will be chasing history on Saturday.
Hill will be racing in the 1,500-meter run final on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. for a chance to win his 10th All-American award and an NCAA championship.
Hill qualified for the finals by finishing fifth in the first of two semifinal heats on Thursday.
Hickory Post 48 overcame an early deficit on the road Thursday to end a three-game losing skid with a 12-11 victory against Waynesville.
Post 48 (4-3, 3-2) trailed 4-0 early, but scored three runs in the third inning and six in the sixth inning to pull ahead and go on to win.
Aaron Rudisill led Hickory with two hits, including a home run, and dorve in five RBIs.
Fred T. Foard pitcher Lexi Shubert added another impressive mark to her prep softball career on Thursday.
The graduated senior was named the Gatorade North Carolina Softball Player of the Year.
She is the first Catawba County softball player to win the honor.
Hunter Harvey had to show the same composure, if not more, on Thursday night during the 2013 MLB Draft that he showed in his four years on the mound at Bandys High School
The Trojan pitcher completed his long journey to his future in professional baseball after being selected with the No. 22 overall pick by the Baltimore Orioles in Thursday's draft.
Hickory Post 48 trailed Hendersonville 8-5 in the top of the ninth inning with one out before lightening delayed the game at Henkel-Alley Field.
The game was eventually called at around 11:15 p.m. after rain and more lightening entered the area.
Hunter Harvey has prepared his entire life and baseball career for Thursday night.
The Bandys senior pitcher is likely to hear his named called that night during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
The event is being televised at 6 p.m. on the MLB Network.
Six Hickory Crawdads were chosen to represent the Northern Division in the 54th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game.
The league announced its All-Star selections in a press release on Tuesday.
The game will be played June 18 at the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws â€” FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.
Tuesday night's American Legion Baseball game featuring Hickory Post 48 at Wilkes County was postponed due to weather conditions.
Hickory coach Fore Rembert said both teams will attempt to make up the game, but a date and time have yet to be determined.
Garrett Lowery nearly had the game of his life on Monday â€” all at Hickoryâ€™s expense.
The Gastonia shortstop was a double short of hitting for the cycle, helping hand Post 48 its second-straight loss on Monday night at Henkel-Alley Field.
Hickory, which fell 10-8 on Friday to Burke County, drops to 3-2 overall on the season.