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Appalachian State University baseball’s Bradley Morton (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) has been named the Coastal Plain League Hitter of the Week, the CPL office announced on Monday.

Two of last year’s Wells Fargo Cup champions repeated the feat. Cary Green Hope maintained its lead after winter sports to capture the Cup in the final 4-A standings for the fifth consecutive year. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge had a terrific year and took its first Cup title in the 3-A classification, while Carrboro was the Cup

Pitcher Greg Holland of the Kansas City Royals notched his 20th save in 21 opportunities this season with a perfect ninth inning against the White Sox Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.

The Atlanta Braves didn't waste any time signing their top draft pick, outfielder Braxton Davidson of Asheville-Roberson.

The Hickory Crawdads concluded the first half of the South Atlantic League season with an exclamation point Sunday afternoon. The 'Dads pounded out a season-high 19 hits in a 14-4 win against the Lakewood BlueClaws at FirstEnergy Park.