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July 8th, 2012

Kevin Harvick becomes father day after Daytona

July 8, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Kevin Harvick became a father on Sunday, a day after his wife flew home unexpectedly from Daytona International Speedway.

Keelan Paul Harvick was born Sunday in North Carolina. He is the first child for Kevin and DeLana Harvick.

July 6th

'Dads versatile 1B Adams continues hot second half

July 7, 2012

Primarily a first baseman, the Hickory Crawdads' Trever Adams can play just about anywhere his team needs him.

After a slow start to his first season in Hickory, Adams has powered back to have a fantastic start to the second half of his South Atlantic League campaign.

Four-run second inning lifts 'Dads past Shorebirds

July 7, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads took a 2-1 series advantage over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Friday with a 5-2 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The 'Dads (12-4, 48-37) were led by a four-run second inning that included a two-RBI single from Nick Urbanus, an RBI-single by Rougned Odor and a ground out by Jordan Akins that also plated a run.

App State hires OSU's Jones as baseball coach

July 7, 2012

BOONE — Appalachian State has hired Oklahoma State assistant Billy Jones as its new baseball coach.

The school on Friday chose Jones to replace Chris Pollard after he left last month to take over at Duke.

Jones spent the past eight seasons on the Cowboys' staff. Before that, he was an assistant at North Carolina State from 2002-04, and he also has coached at Oregon State and Arizona State.

July 5th

Cole McGraw’s 5 RBIs lifts Hickory to next round

July 5, 2012

Continuing its offensive output this postseason, Hickory Post 48 scored more than 10 runs for the third-straight playoff game, knocking off Kings Mountain at Henkel-Alley Field on Thursday, 12-10.

With the 3-0 series win, Hickory (18-4) advances to the second round of the playoffs, where it meets the Gaston Braves (13-4), who swept Henderson County.

Shorebirds best Crawdads in game two of series

July 5, 2012

After being one-hit against Hickory on the Fourth of July, the Delmarva Shorebirds returned the favor in game two of the series, handing the 'Dads a 6-4 loss at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday.

The Shorebirds (4-10 in the second half, 32-51 overall) were powered by a two-run fourth inning and three-run sixth frame, overcoming a 4-2 deficit in the game to take the lead for good.

NASCAR not interested in mandatory cautions

July 5, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bruton Smith has an idea how to create more excitement in NASCAR.

NASCAR President Mike Helton didn't sound very interested in the billionaire track promoter's suggestion to throw bogus cautions to bunch up the field. Smith argued last weekend at Kentucky that long green-flag runs are damaging NASCAR and floated his theory on creating mandatory cautions.

Post 48 wins 11-4 to take a 2-0 series advantage

July 5, 2012

Hickory Post 48 picked up an 11-4 road victory over Kings Mountain Post 155 on Wednesday, moving within one game of advancing to the second round of the Area IV playoffs.

Hickory (17-4) was led in victory by pitcher Ben Watson, who tossed a complete game and allowed eight hits, four runs (all earned), 10 walks and struck out 10 Kings Mountain batters.

July 4th

Crawdads one-hit Shorebirds, earn 3-1 victory

July 4, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads returned home in style on Wednesday before 5,468 fans — the most people to attend a single 'Dads game at L.P. Frans Stadium in the past five years.

Left-handed starting pitcher Will Lamb and right-handed reliever Nick McBride combined to toss a one-hitter, helping the Crawdads to a 3-1 Independence Day victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds.

July 3rd

Cole McGraw's walk gives Hickory 1-0 series lead

July 3, 2012

A bases-loaded walk by Cole McGraw in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Hickory Post 48 to a 12-11 victory over Kings Mountain Post 155 on Tuesday at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

With the win, Hickory (16-4) takes 1-0 series lead over Kings Mountain (3-12).

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