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July 10th, 2012
In his third and final year with Hickory Post 48, Cole McGraw is making the most of his last chance.
The left-handed veteran, who plays infield, outfield and serves as the team's closing pitcher, is having a standout postseason.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The third playoff game between Hickory Post 48 and the Gaston Braves was postponed on Tuesday.
The game, which was scheduled to take place at South Point High School, was called due to rain.
The contest has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. today at South Point H.S.
Gaston leads the series, 2-0, winning the first two games of the series, 11-7 and 16-6.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats have signed their first round draft pick.
The team announced that forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of Kentucky signed a deal worth about $4 million for his first season, according to the union negotiated rookie pay scale. Kidd-Gilchrist averaged nearly 12 points and more than seven rebounds in his only season with the Wildcats.
Hickory Post 48 had lost four American Legion baseball games by a combined eight runs this season.
That all changed on Monday.
The Gaston Braves scored 16 runs on 16 hits on their way to taking a 2-0 series lead over Post 48 at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 16-6.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â€” AJ Allmendinger was silent Sunday, a day after NASCAR suspended him for failing a random drug test.
Penske Racing, which gave Allmendinger the biggest break of his career this season, is withholding judgment until NASCAR's system has been completed.
Where that leaves the 30-year-old driver remains to be seen.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats NBA Summer League team will include four current players and two rookie draft choices, the team announced Monday night.
The Gaston Braves scored eight unanswered runs on their way to an 11-7 game one victory over Hickory Post 48 at South Point High School on Sunday.
Hickory (18-5) took an early 3-0 first-inning lead in the ball game behind an RBI single from Cole McGraw and two-RBI double from Jordan Eckard.
Catawba native Justin Harper caught a team-high four passes for 34 yards, helping the Saskatchewan Roughriders remain undefeated on the season with a 17-1 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos.
With his offensive totals on Sunday, Harper's season receiving stats are six catches for 66 yards.
CHARLOTTE â€” 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.
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.