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Crawdads win fourth straight, top Power, 3-2

June 1, 2012

For the second-straight day, the Hickory Crawdads won a baseball game by the score of 3-2, knocking off the West Virginia Power in their return to L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday.

The win was Hickory's fourth-straight overall, which includes a road sweep Monday through Wednesday against the Delmarva Shorebirds.

Catcher Dziendziel steady for Lady Tigers

May 31, 2012

Fred T. Foard junior catcher Mackenzie Dziendziel remains a mainstay for her team defensively, offensively and emotionally.

To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Crawdads clip Shorebirds, sweep series

May 30, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads finished off a road sweep of the Delmarva Shorebirds in Maryland on Wednesday, 3-2.

Crawdads shortstop Luis Sardinas plated Rougned Odor twice in the game, including RBI singles in the sixth and eighth inning.

Odor, the South Atlantic League player of the week for May 21-27, had three of the 'Dads six hits in Wednesday's game.

Church, Gray lift Post 48 past Burke County, 7-5

May 30, 2012

A day after a dramatic last-inning victory, Post 48 continued its early season roll.

Todd Church pitched a one-hit performance in his 5.2 on the mound, whil Logan Gray hit a two-run homer to lift Hickory Post 48 to a 7-5 victory against Burke County Post 21.

Colton Chapman also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Post 48 (2-0).

Hornets will pick No. 1 in NBA Draft, Bobcats No. 2

May 30, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — New owner, and now a new star player coming to New Orleans.

And yet another loss — in a historic season full of them — for Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Hornets, recently sold by the NBA to Saints owner Tom Benson, won the NBA's draft lottery Wednesday and the No. 1 pick overall — which they almost certainly will use to pick Kentucky star Anthony Davis.

Bucs' World Series ended by Heartland, 7-2

May 30, 2012

Catawba Valley Commmunity College's dream of winning an National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series is over.

After nearly a four-hour rain delay, the Bucs (38-17) fell to Heartland Community College on Tuesday, 7-2.

It was the second time CVCC lost to Heartland (53-7) in the tournament, including a 5-4 opening game defeat in the tournament on Saturday.

3-2 rally win against Shelby starts Post 48’s season

May 29, 2012

After leaving six runners in scoring position in the game and trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth, Post 48 rallied.

A successful bunt by Nick Guarino forced an error that plated Tyler Pait and Logan Gray to tie the game.

Crawdads blank Shorebirds, improve to .500

May 29, 2012

Scoring in six-of-nine innings, the Hickory Crawdads picked up their second-straight win over the Delmarva Shorebirds in Maryland on Tuesday.

Catcher Kevin Torres and first baseman Jhonny Gomez led Hickory (25-25) with two RBIs each.

Zach Cone and Jeremy Williams also drove in an RBI each for the ‘Dads.

LIVE: CVCC vs. Heartland in NJCAA World Series

May 29, 2012

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team (38-16) is competing right now against Heartland Community College (52-7) at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series in Enid, Okla.

Heartland defeated Catawba Valley, 5-4, in the opening game of the tournament on Saturday.

Times set for Fred T. Foard's 3A state title games

May 29, 2012

The start times in the best-of-three series for the state 3A championship between Fred T. Foard and Charles B. Aycock have been released.

Foard (25-4) and Aycock (29-2), who play on Field 5 at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh, open their series Friday in game one at 8 p.m.

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