|ASU Track Wraps Up Regional Competition|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Saturday, 28 May 2011 23:35|
The Appalachian State University track program will have one qualifier making his way to the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, IA, June 8-11.
Malcom Styers, the Southern Conference Field Athlete of the Year, advanced on Friday night in the hammer throw. He finishedin an 11th-place tie with a throw of 201-feet, eight inches. Otherwise, the Mountaineers had a pretty tough time at the East Regional Championships at Indiana University in Bloomington.
RAMS-SOUTHEAST GUILFORD HEADED FOR DECISIVIE THIRD GAME
CREST RALLYS TO BEAT TIGERS
The Crest Chargers are on their way back to the state tournament, denying Fred T. Foard (22-5) its first trip to state in 13 years.
The Chargers wiped out a 2-0 deficit in the seventh inning and rallied to beat the Tigers 5-2 in eight innings in the Class 3A Western Semifinals in Newton, NC, Saturday night. Three bunts, a hit bats man, and a throwing error ignited the Crest rallied in the top of the seventh, tying the game 2-2.
Losing pitcher Lexi Shubert had only given up one hit until that point. Catcher Amanda Baker, who was hitless on the night, came through with a lead-off triple in the eighth, and eventually scored what proved to be the winning run on Sumer Kale's infield single.
The Tigers made two costly erros in the last two innings, Emily Kale fired a three-hitter and got the win for the Chargers.
In Class 4A, Alexander Central will play North Davidson, the defending champion 4A champion in Raleigh in the opening round of the state tournament Friday, June 3. North Davidson made its way back to Raleigh by knocking off Southwest Guilford 3-1 in the western semifinals Saturday night.
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