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Bryan Bender has been named as the new Director of Basketball Operations for Appalachian State University men’s basketball, head coach Jim Fox announced on Monday.

Joey Gallo, who played for the Hickory Crawdads last summer, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Major League Baseball Futures Game Sunday at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.

Tim Hudson of the San Francisco Giants will replace teammate Madison Bumgarner in the All-Star Game Tuesday in Minneapolis, MN.

The Hickory Crawdads didn't have any problems making hits Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, they only scored four times in a 9-4 loss to the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium.

The Hickory Crawdads offense came back to life Saturday night against the Rome Braves in an 8-1 win at State Mutual Stadium.