The Hickory Crawdads built an early 4-0 lead, but couldn't hang on in a 6-5 loss to the Greensboro Grasshoppers Sunday night at NewBridge Bank Park. Carlos Lopez capped off Greensboro's (66-34 overall; 21-10 second half of the South Atlantic League season) huge comeback with a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. Sunday's disappointing loss drops Hickory (57-43; 16-15) five games behind
After tying for the regular season championship last year, UL Lafayette and Arkansas State have been picked to finish first and second in the 2014 Sun Belt Football Preseason Coaches Poll.
In its inaugural Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Division I FBS campaign, Appalachian State University football has been picked to finish seventh in the 2014 Sun Belt preseason coaches poll, the league