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June 7th, 2012
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.
Hickory Post 48 brought its best to the plate against an undefeated Caldwell County squad on Tuesday.
Robert Whaley allowed five hits, no runs and struck out 11 batters on the mound, and Colton Chapman nearly hit for the cycle, allowing Post 48 to remain undefeated with a 9-0 victory against Post 29 at Henkel-Alley Field.
The Hickory Crawdads' win streak came to an end on Tuesday.
The Charleston RiverDogs pounded out 10 runs on 10 hits, including home runs by Reymond Nunez and Mason Williams, on their way to a 10-3 victory over the Hickory Crawdads in South Carolina.
Dante Bichette, Jr. led Charleston (35-22) with a 3-for-5 hitting performancing, including two RBIs.
CHARLOTTE â€” David Reutimann will replace suspended driver Kurt Busch at Pocono Raceway, but Busch's future with Phoenix Racing appears murky, at best.
Bandys has its next leader of the boys basketball program.
Scott Stilwell was approved by the Catawba County Schools Board of Education to be a social studies teacher at Bandys High School.
Stilwell also jointly accepted an offer from BHS Principal Todd Black to be the next Trojans boys basketball coach.
The Hickory Crawdads fell below the .500 mark on May 27. Since then, they've been flawless.
The 'Dads (31-25) continued their winning streak, notching their eighth-straight victory with a 14-5 tally against Kannapolis at home on Monday.