Cole McGraw’s 5 RBIs lifts Hickory to next round

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.

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