For the second consecutice night, the Hickory Crawdads were shut out by the Lakewood BlueClaws, this time by a 2-0 final on Sunday in New Jeresy.
Saturday night, Hickory managed only four hits. Sunday, the Crawdads could only make contact for two hits. Pedro Gonzalez singled on a line drive to center field in the top of the second inning, while Yohel Pozo had a single in the fourth inning on a line drive to center field.
Hickory pitching matched the BlueClaws with a shutout until the eighth inning. Tyree Thompson got the start for Hickory and went six innings, allowing five hits but no runs scored while striking out four and not allowing a walk. Sal Mendez took the loss pitching two innings, allowing three hits, two runs, only one earned whie striking out three and also not allowing a walk.
Hickory falls to 20-31 on the first half of the season. The Crawdads are off on Monday and will return home to L.P. Frans Stadium on Tuesday when they host the Kannapolis Intimidators. Game one begins at 4pm with a completion of a suspended game due to weather on May 20th in Kannapolis. The regular scheduled game is set for a 6pm start.
Hickory: 3, 9
Henderson County: 2, 3
The Jack Britt Buccaneers returned to Dail Softball Stadium for game three of the 4A Softball Championship Series with South Caldwell just one day after being no-hit in game two by the Spartans Anna King. The Buccaneer bats woke up overnight, slapping out 13 hits in the decisive game three as Jack Britt pounded their way to a 6-3 victory over South Caldwell and the school’s first fast-pitch state championship.
The Buccaneers opened the game with a run in the top of the first as MacKenzie George came around to score on a line drive single to center field by Rayven Shepard. George who singled to open the game, went 3 for 4 on the day at the plate, scoring two of the Jack Britt runs and adding an RBI as she was named the series M.V.P. for the Buccaneers. In game one George also scored a run and had an RBI as she went 2 for 4 from the plate in the other Jack Britt win of the series.
South Caldwell responded in the bottom of the first, plating two runs as Reagan Weisner slashed an RBI single into center that scored Ciara Hanson who had doubled with two outs. Then Weisner scored as Graclyn Green singled, giving the Spartans a 2-1 lead.
Jack Britt answered right back in the second when the Buccaneers strung three straight one-out singles together as Catie McGrath, George and Savannah Roddey all singled. Then Carlie Myrtle drew a four-pitch walk to drive in a run and tie the game at 2. Shepard drove home the second run of the inning with a sacrifice fly to left allowing George to scamper home and give the Buccaneers a 3-2 lead.
South Caldwell tied it up in the bottom of the second as Katie Wright singled with one out. She moved to second on a hard-hit single off the pitcher by Jasmine Hall before Cydney Combs smashed a ball off the shortstop for a single that allowed Wright to score and tie the game at 3.
MaKayli Harris opened the top of the third with a single for Jack Britt, advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt by Alyssa Norton. Harris stole third as McGrath drew a walk, bringing up George. George slapped a single through the left side to score Harris and give the Buccaneers a lead they did not relinquish.
The Buccaneers added some insurance in the top of the fourth when Taryn O’Connor singled to center field. Her single drove home Kassady Hardee and Abigail Johnson who was running for Myrtle as a courtesy runner. Myrtle managed the rest for Jack Britt, throwing the final 5.1 innings and allowing just 2 hits and no runs while striking out one Spartan and issuing one walk.
South Caldwell finished the season 29-4, winning the Northwestern 3A/4A over 3A State Champions Alexander Central by posting a record of 13-1 in league play. The Spartans earned the program’s first State Championship berth winning the Western Regional for the first time in school history.
Jack Britt finished the year 25-6, finishing in second place in the Sandhills 4A with a 10-4 league record. The Buccanneers won the Eastern Regional for the first time in program history and claimed Cumberland County’s first fast-pitch State Title.
The Hickory Crawdads could only muster our four hits as the Lakewood BlueClaws won 7-0 in New Jersey Saturday night.
The Crawdads best chance may have come in the first inning, despite not getting a hit. Bubba Thompson walked to open the contest. Yonny Hernandez was out on a sacrafice bunt that advanced Thompson to second. Preston Scott then walked. Yohel Pozo grounded out, advancing the runners to second and third, but they were left stranded on a strikeout to end the inning.
While only getting four hits in the game, the Crawdads were also walked four times, but all eight baserunners were left on base, including an 0-for-5 night with runners in scoring position.
Hickory falls to 20-30 on the first half of the season.
Alexander Central claimed the school’s sixth fast-pitch state championship as they stormed back from three runs down in the final inning to knock off Cleveland 6-4 in eleven innings.
The Cougars found themselves down 4-1 with two outs in the top of the seventh when they mounted a furious comeback to tie the game and force extra innings. Lanie Goforth drew a two-out walk to get the comeback started, advancing to second on a sharply hit single by Julie Gast to short. That set the stage for Chesney Millsaps to slap an RBI single to center and trim the Rams lead to 4-2. Alexis Walter’s RBI double to right brought home two more runs to tie the game at 4 and push the game to additional frames.
Both teams held each other in check in extra innings until the top of the eleventh when Alexa Rash singled with one out for Alexander Central. She advanced to second and third on a pair of passed balls before Gracie Rhoney brought her home with a sacrifice fly to give Alexander Central a 5-4 lead. The Cougars added some insurance with a Gast RBI single to score Goforth.
Cleveland managed to work a runner into scoring position in the bottom of the eleventh, but the Rams could not get any runs across as Chesney Millsaps shut down any momentum the Rams tried to generate in the extra innings. Millsaps was named the series M.V.P. going the distance in both games. She held the Rams to three hits in game one and 10 hits through 11 innings in game two while striking out eight Cleveland batters. She also went 3 for 6 with a pair of RBI’s in the series final game.
After coughing up a two-run lead in the top of the seventh in game one, South Caldwell bounced back to shut out Jack Britt and force a decisive game three with a 3-0 win for the Spartans. Anna King threw a no-hitter to keep the Bucanneers off the board and push the series to a final game.
King was dominant for South Caldwell, working around two errors during her complete game no-hitter that saw her strike out 10 batters. King also worked around three walks in the game.
The Spartans gave her a cushion early, scoring two runs in the top of the second inning. South Caldwell loaded the bases with no outs in the second. Jenna Pittman stepped into the box to slap a ball hard to the shortstop, Rayven Shepard, with one away. Shepard tried to make the play at the plate but the throw got away and Graclyn Green and Addison Blair came around to score, making it 2-0.
South Caldwell added on to their lead in the top of the fifth when Reagan Weisner slashed a single into left field as Cydney Combs came around to score. The RBI single pushed the score to 3-0 and the Spartans, and though the Bucanneers put runners in scoring position in the sixth, South Caldwell managed to hold on without surrendering a run.
Jack Britt fell to 24-6 on the season. South Caldwell improved to 29-3 on the year.
The Hickory Crawdads opened their road series at Lakewood with a resounding 8-2 win.
Hickory scored four runs in the fifth inning and would score at least one run in each inning thereafter until being held scoreless in the ninth. The BlueClaws scored two in the bottom of the ninth to break up the shutout.
All but one Crawdads players got on base in the contest, led by Preston Scott and Kole Enright who each had two hits. Tyreque Reed hit a solo home run in the eighth innin., Bubba Thompson, Scott and Pedro Gonzalez all had doubles in the win as well.
Hickory improves to 20-29 on the first half of the season.
Burke County: 3
Union County: 4
The Jack Britt Bucanneers roared from behind in game one of the 4A State Championship series, scoring three runs in the top of the seventh to take a 3-2 victory over South Caldwell.
Jack Britt’s Carlie Myrtle and South Caldwell’s Jenna Pittman settled into a pitcher’s duel with both pitchers working out of jams in each of the first two innings. South Caldwell opened up the scoring in the bottom of the third as Jasmine Hall singled with one out before advancing on an error and a passed ball, before she scored the game’s first run on a ground ball to short by Ciara Hanson.
Jack Britt threatened to tie the game in the top of the fifth when Myrtle singled off the glove of the shortstop into shallow left field, pushing Skylar Owens towards the plate from second base. Owens was gunned down at the plate by Hall for the second out of the inning and keeping the score 1-0 Spartans.
South Caldwell added to their lead in the bottom of the fifth. Reagan Weisner singled with one out and then came around to score on a double by Addison Blair. The Spartans threatened again in the sixth, stranding runners on second and third, leaving the score 2-0.
Down to their last three outs, the Bucaneers rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to take their first lead of the game. Alyssa Norton led off the inning with a single, and Abigail Johnson attempted to sacrifice her into scoring position. Johnson reached on a throwing error, putting the tying run on the base paths.
The Bucanneers got on the board with a single by Catie McGrath, scoring Norton and pushing the pinch runner Owens to second. MacKenzie George slapped a single to right field, scoring Owens and tying the game at two. With the bases loaded and one out, Rayven Shepard grounded to third, where Graclyn Green took a force at third and threw home where McGrath slid in under the tag to put Jack Britt up 3-2.
Myrtle was the winning pitcher for Jack Britt, throwing a complete game while allowing two runs, both earned, giving up 10 hits while striking out five and walking three. Pittman took the loss for South Caldwell, throwing a complete game, allowing three runs, two earned, with nine hits, five strikeouts and two walks.
The Spartans dropped to 28-3 on the year, snapping a 25 game winning streak. Jack Britt improved to 24-5 on the season.
The Cougars of Alexander Central managed to find two runs in the fifth inning of a game where hits were terribly hard to come by as Alexander Central walked away with a 2-0 victory over Cleveland in game one of the 3A Softball Championship Series.
Alexis Walker started the two-run fifth with a single for the Cougars. Tara Chatham came on as a courtesy runner for Walker, and Chatham moved up to second as Kelsea Dejarnette reached on a throwing error as she tried to sacrifice bunt. Another error allowed the two runners to move up to second and third, with just one out.
Mattie Starnes reached first as she laid down a bunt to bring in Chatham from third and advance Dejarnette to third, giving the Cougars a 1-0. The Alexa Rash stepped in driving a sacrifice fly into center field to bring home Dejarnette and give the Cougars a 2-0 advantage.
That 2-0 lead was all Chesney Millsaps needed as the senior cruised through the game. She pitched a complete game shutout, allowing only three hits while walking three and striking out a trio as well. Julia Wiggs was the tough-luck losing pitcher, allowing just a single hit in her six innings of work. She struck out three without issuing a walk.
Cleveland dropped to 20-4 on the season as the loss snapped a six-game winning streak. Alexander Central brought their record up to 27-5 as the won their seventh straight.
The Hagerstown Suns and Hickory Crawdads contest scheduled for Thursday evening has been canceled due to wet grounds. The two teams do not play again in the first half of the 2018 regular season and tonight's contest will not be made up.
The Crawdads travel to Lakewood, New Jersey to take on the BlueClaws Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hickory will be off on Friday and return home to L.P. Frans Stadium on Tuesday to take on the Kannapolis Intimidators in the start of a six game homestand.
Kickoff times have been set for four games on Appalachian State's 2018 football schedule, starting with a 3:30 p.m. season opener at Penn State on the Big Ten Network and continuing with a 3:30 p.m. home opener on ESPN+ against Southern Miss.
App State begins the season Sept. 1 against the Nittany Lions, who are widely considered a top-10 team nationally, before playing at Charlotte on Sept. 8 (game time TBD) and making its first home appearance on Sept. 15 against the Golden Eagles from Conference USA. Launched this spring, ESPN+ is a direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service that offers thousands of additional live events and costs just $4.99 a month.
The start times for the two midweek road games on App State's Sun Belt Conference schedule have also been set. The Mountaineers will play at Arkansas State on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and play at Georgia Southern on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
Appalachian State's historic 34-32 upset of No. 5 Michigan on Sept. 1, 2007, was the first game to be broadcast on the Big Ten Network, and the Mountaineers will be making their second BTN appearance on the 11-year anniversary of that memorable game.
The newest members of Appalachian State's Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted on the same day as the 2018 home opener against Southern Miss and be recognized during the game against the Golden Eagles, who have moved forward from an 8-5 season in 2017. The Mountaineers' home schedule also features Saturday visits from Gardner-Webb (Sept. 22), South Alabama (Sept. 29), Louisiana (Oct. 20), Georgia State (Nov. 17) and Troy (Nov. 24).
Appalachian State cornerback Clifton Duck, a rising junior, has been named a second-team preseason All-American by Street and Smith.
The national publication's 2018 college football preview magazine recognized App State in several areas, as it ranked Scott Satterfield as the Sun Belt Conference's best head coach and picked Kidd Brewer Stadium as the Sun Belt's best game-day atmosphere.
Of the 48 players on the publication's two All-America teams, Duck was one of only four selections from a Group of Five conference program.
A two-time All-Sun Belt selection, Duck is tied for first place nationally with 11 interceptions since the start of the 2016 season. In the same time frame, according to the PFF College Football site, he leads FBS defensive backs by allowing a passer rating of just 50.4 when targeted with a throw. Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick, the No. 11 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, ranked second with a 59.9 rating.
Duck had five interceptions as a true freshman in 2016, when he was named to a pair of Freshman All-America Teams, and he added six more interceptions last season as a sophomore. That total led the Sun Belt and tied for fourth place nationally.
In addition to the interceptions, Duck had 50 tackles and one sack in 2017. With fellow cornerback Tae Hayes picking off four passes last season, App State's corners have an FBS-leading 30 interceptions in the last three years.
Duck, Hayes, linebacker Anthony Flory, running back Jalin Moore and offensive lineman Victor Johnson made the preseason All-Sun Belt team from Street and Smith, which labeled Moore as the league's "Top NFL Prospect" and its "Best Under Pressure" performer. Street and Smith also tabbed Jalen Virgil as the league's "Fastest Receiver," center Noah Hannon as the league's "Best Interview" and new defensive coordinator Bryan Brown as the "Coordinator To Watch."
Appalachian State head men's basketball coach Jim Fox has announced the additions of Breki Gylfason (Reykjavik, Iceland) and James Lewis (Mt. Holly, N.C./Northside Christian Academy) to the program.
Gylfason most recently played for Haukar Hafnarfjordur in the Dominos League in Iceland.
In the 2017-18 season for Haukar Hafnarfjordur, Gylfason appeared in 31 contests, making 10 starts and averaging 7.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting, to go along with 3.2 rebounds and 18 blocks in 18.1 minutes. In 2016-17, he averaged 4.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 22 games, with six coming as starts.
At the FIBA U20 Euro Championship in 2017, he helped Iceland advance to the final eight with averages of 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 17.4 minutes of action.
"We are pleased to welcome Breki to our Appalachian family," said Fox. "He has traveled all over the world with his experience playing in Iceland and his basketball background. He will give us versatility and the toughness that we need. Breki is an extremely hard worker and we are looking forward to having him in the lineup."
Lewis appeared in 27 games at UT Chattanooga in 2017-18, making 21 starts. He reached double figures in seven contests and averaged 7.3 points and 5.4 rebounds on 50.8 percent shooting.
Lewis, who missed six contests during the season due to an injury, lead the Mocs in offensive rebounds with 60. The Mount Holly, N.C. native had a strong outing against Tennessee Tech, tallying a double-double with a career-high tying 15 points and a career-best 11 rebounds.
He also excelled in the classroom at UT Chattanooga, appearing on the Dean's List and Athletic Director's Honor Roll in both semesters.
"We are really excited to add James to our program," added Fox. "He will take his developmental year to improve all aspects of his game, after having a very good freshman season at UT Chattanooga. He is someone that will continue to get better and build off of that success. We are looking forward to having James as part of our family."
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Lewis will sit out the 2018-19 season for the Mountaineers.
Glyfason and Lewis join Adrian Delph as the newest roster additions for the Black and Gold.
The Hickory Crawdads spotted the Hagerstown Suns a two-run lead before rallying for a 3-2 win on the road in Maryland Wednesday.
Hickory was down 2-0 headed into the sixth inning before back-to-back doubles got the first run on the board. Witw two outs, Preston Scott hit his first double of the season and then came home when Yohel Pozo followed with a double of his own.
Hickory would tack on two runs in the eighth inning. Yonny Hernandez led the innng off with a single to right field. Hernandez would advance to second on a ground out by Pedro Gonzalez and would get to third after a ground out by Ryan Dorow. Scott would then hit his second double of the game, driving in Hernandez. Pozo would step up and rip a line drive to center field, scoring Scott on the single.
The cleanup portion of the lineup starred for the Crawdads. Scott, batting third in the lineup, went two-for-three with the two doubles and two runs scored. He also had the one RBI. Pozo, batting fourth, went two-for-four with the two RBI.
Hickory is 19-29 on the first half of the season. They will wrap up the series with Hagerstown on Thursday, and travel to Lakewood on Friday. The Crawdads return home on Tuesday.
Appalachian State men's cross country and track & field has announced the addition of seven athletes for the 2018-19 season.
The Mountaineers welcome Isaac Benz, Ryan Brown, Sawyer Gwyn-Rowsom, Dakota Mendenhall, Jalen Neely-Baldwin, Charles Pace and Conrad Phillips to the High Country for the 2018-19 season.
Isaac Benz | Appleton, Wis. | Kimberly High School
Benz will join the Mountaineers as a transfer from South Dakota. Last season with the Coyotes, he competed in six meets during the cross country season placing in the top-20 twice. He placed eighth in the Augustana Twilight in 19:52.54. He also finished 18th at the Summit League Championships with a personal-best time of 25:51.44. At the Summit League Indoor Championships, he recorded an eighth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run in 15:06.36. Benz posted a top-eight finish at the Summit League Outdoor Championships, finishing sixth in 32:27.47 in the 10,000-meter run. In high school, he helped Kimberly to a state title in 2015 with a 19th place finish. As a senior, he would finish 20th overall at the state meet.
Cross Country: 4M – 19:52.60…4.96M – 26:51.90…4.97M – 26:42.90…8K – 25:51.50…10K – 31:26.20
Indoor: 1-Mile – 4:21.98…3000m – 8:50.07…5000m – 15:06.36
Outdoor: 800m – 2:01.81…1500m – 4:05.84…5000m – 15:17.92…10000m – 31:59.86
Ryan Brown | Raleigh, N.C. | Broughton High School
Brown qualified for the NCHSSA State Championship in cross country in all four seasons at Broughton High School, posting his best finish of 20th in 2016. He finished in the top-10 in the CAP Conference Championships all four seasons, including second place finishes in 2016 and 2017. Brown will also contribute in distance events during the track season. He is a two-time state qualifier in the indoor 3,200-meter run, recording a fourth place finish this past season. Earlier this season, Brown broke the North Carolina state record in the 2K steeplechase by just under three seconds, with a time of 6:03.48, while also finishing second at the NCHSAA 4A State Championships in the 3,200-meter run in 9:31.38.
High School PR's
Cross Country: 3000m – 9:23.38…3200m – 9:35.24…4K – 13:13.90…5K – 15:36.40
Indoor: 1000m – 2:39.77…1600m – 4:28.98…3000m – 8:48.35…3200m - 9:27.20…2-Mile – 9:22.58
Outdoor: 800m – 2:02.50…1500m – 4:28.94…1600m – 4:22.19…2K Steeple – 6:03.48…3000m – 9:30.25…3200m – 9:20.76
Sawyer Gwyn-Rowsom | New York, N.Y. | Xavier
Gwyn-Rowsom placed seventh at the NYCHSAA/BQCHSAA Championships this past cross country season, navigating a 4k course in 13:37.72. He also posted a 50th place finish in 17:12.40 at the Nike Cross Nationals New York Regional (5K) and ran his PR in the 5K at the same regional in 2015, crossing in 16:46.80. Gwyn-Rowsom won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NY and BQ CHSAA Section Championships in 9:39.98 and was fifth in the indoor 3,200-meter run at the CHSAA Intersectional Championships with a time of 10:03.60.
High School PR's
Cross Country: 4K – 13:10.70…2.5 Mile – 13:06.12…3-Mile – 15:34.20…5K – 16:46.80
Indoor: 3200m – 9:42.68
Outdoor: 1-Mile – 4:28.55…2k Steeplechase – 6:22.52…3k Steeplechase – 9:39.89…3200m – 9:36.09
Dakota Mendenhall | Winston-Salem, N.C. | Forbush High School
Mendenhall enjoyed success at Forbush High School finishing as the runner up in the 2A State Cross Country Championships in 2017. He was crowned as the 2A West Regional champion in 2017. Mendenhall has enjoyed success during the track season as well. He captured the indoor 1,600-meter state title and outdoor 1,600-meter state title this past season and finished second in the indoor event in 2016 and 2017 and the outdoor event in 2017.
High School PR's
Cross Country: 1-Mile – 4:53.10…3200m – 9:37.64…4K – 14:32.64…5K – 15:31.70
Indoor: 800m – 2:01.67…1000m – 2:39.54…1500m – 4:10.78…1600m – 4:20.69…1-Mile – 4:22.21…3200m – 9:37.64
Outdoor: 800m – 1:58.51…1500m – 4:13.67…1600m – 4:18.09…1-Mile – 4:19.60…3000m – 10:57.81…3200m – 9:56.42
Jalen Neely-Baldwin | Gastonia, N.C. | Forestview
Neely-Baldwin competed for one season in the outdoor long jump and 100-meter dash for Forestview High School. Neely-Baldwin won the long jump in all four meets he competed in, including posting a PR leap of 19-8.00 at Forestview Meet #3. He also competed in five meets in the 100-meter dash, winning four of them, including the Gaston County Meet in a PR time of 10.61 seconds.
High School PR's
Outdoor: 100m - 10.61…Long Jump – 19-8.00
Charles Pace | Winston-Salem, N.C. | Mt. Tabor High School
Pace is a three-time NCHSAA State Championship qualifier in cross country. He placed ninth at the NCHSAA State Championship in 16:05.50, helping Mt. Tabor win the team state championship. He captured the Piedmont Triad 3A Conference Cross Country title in 2017 with a time of 16:31.54. Pace qualified for the NCHSAA 4A Indoor State Championships Meet in 2017, finishing 10th in the 1,600-meter run.
High School PR's
Cross Country: 3200m – 9:43.91…2-Mile - 9:51.20…4K – 13:17.20…5K – 16:05.50
Indoor: 1000m – 2:46.00…1600m – 4:28.45…3200 – 9:43.91
Outdoor: 800m – 2:02.50…1600m – 4:27.41…3200 – 9:37.92
Conrad Phillips | Mooresville, N.C. | Pine Lake Preparatory
Phillips is a four-time qualifier for the NCHSAA State Cross Country Championship, capturing the title in 2017 with a personal best time of 16:09.70. He also won the Midwest Regional title and finished second in the PAC-7 1A Conference meet. Phillips qualified for the indoor track & field state championship meet in 2017, taking fourth in the 1,600-meter run. In addition, he competed at the NCHSAA 1A State Championship meet in the 2017 outdoor season, placing 10th in the 1,600-meter run in 4:53.61 and 12th in the 3,200-meter run in 10:49.71.
High School PR's
Cross Country: 3200m – 9:42.70…2-Mile – 13:00.00…3-Mile – 16:18.48…5K – 16:09.70
Indoor: 3200m – 9:42.70
Outdoor: 3200m – 9:45.57
The Hickory Crawdads scored early and often in a 7-0 rout of Hagerstown on the road Tuesday. The Crawdads scored two in the first, solo runs in the third and fifth, two more in the seventh and one more in the eighth for the win.
Hickory took the first lead of the series in the top of the first against Suns starter Jackson Stoeckinger. Bubba Thompson reached on a throwing error by Yasel Antuna and stole second. Ryan Dorow flew out to right, allowing Thompson to tag and move to third with one out. Yohel Pozo hit a ground ball to short with the infield playing in, but Antuna threw Thompson out at the plate to keep the game scoreless while Pozo reached on a fielder's choice. Tyreque Reed followed Pozo with a double, and both runners scored when Pedro Gonzalez doubled off the base of the wall in left-center to give the Crawdads a 2-0 lead.
Hickory scored another run in the third on a sacrifice fly with Thompson scoring, but the Crawdads left-fielder dealt a big blow to the Suns in the fifth. Thompson smashed a lead-off homer to left field, giving the visitors a 4-0 advantage. A pair of runs crossed in the seventh to make it a 6-0 lead, while Thompson capped the Crawdads scoring with an RBI single in the eighth against Sam Held, giving Hickory a 7-0 win.
Thompson led the Crawdads at the plate with a four-for-five night, with three runs scored, a double, a home run and two RBI.
Alex Eubanks pitched six innings, allowing only three hits. Alex Speaks pitched two innings allowing only one hit and Jean Casanova finished off the shutout allowing only one hit in his inning pitched.
Hickory is 18-29 on the first half of the season. They will stay in Hagerstown through tomorrow.
Senior Ryan Hastings (Matthews, N.C./Porter Ridge) has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Men's Track/Cross Country Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
It marks the first Google Cloud Academic All-District selection for the Appalachian State long sprinter.
The History/Social Studies Education major won the Sun Belt Indoor title in the 800-meter run in 1:50.87. Earlier in the indoor season, Hastings clocked a 1:50.48 in the 800-meter run at the Thundering Herd Invitational, winning the race and earning Sun Belt Track Athlete of the Week honors. The time set a meet and facility record and ranked as the second fastest time in the event in school history.
Also, in the indoor season, he was a member of the 4x300-meter relay team and 4x400-meter relay team that broke the school record in each event.
In the outdoor season, Hastings recorded a second-place finish in the 800-meter run at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships in 1:49.22, earning All-Sun Belt honors. He qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries for the second consecutive season, finishing 33rd in the 800-meter run.
Hastings was named Academic All-District in District 3, which includes athletes from North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. He advances to the Academic All-America ballot, with the selections announced in June.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their performances on the field and in the classroom.
Appalachian State junior Emily Fedders (Beckley, W. Va./Woodrow Wilson) was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Women's Track/Cross Country Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
This marks the first time in her career that Fedders has earned this honor. She was selected to the All-District Team in District 3, which includes athletes from North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Fedders advances to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with the selections being announced in June.
In the cross-country season, the Quantitative Geoscience major earned Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt honors with a 13th place finish in 18:10.10 at the Sun Belt Cross Country Championships. She turned in a 5k time of 18:03.00 at the Mountain to Sea Open Meet, which is tied for the eighth fastest time by a junior in program history.
Fedders garnered in All-Sun Belt honors at the Outdoor Sun Belt Championships, placing third in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 38:33.74.
The All-District team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their performances on the field and in the classroom.