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Appalachian State University women’s cross country was picked to finish fourth in the Sun Belt Conference as voted on by the league's coaches, the conference announced on Wednesday.

And it could very well happen. The Chicago White Sox, who have struggled pitching-wise (they have a 4.43 team earned-run-average), especially with their bullpen this season, might just bring this year's third

It will eventually happen for Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants. The left hander from South Caldwell High had a perfect game going into the eighth inning before Justin Morneau of the Colorado Rockies broke it up with a lead-off double.

The Ashe County High girls' golf team fired a 162 in its season-opening match Tuesday and finished second to South Stokes at the Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy, N.C.

The Hickory Crawdads kept their slim playoff hopes alive by knocking off the Lakewood BlueClaws 6-2 Tuesday night at FirstEnderty Park in Lakewood, N.J.