Sports

Lakewood, NJ - The red-hot Hickory Crawdads won their sixth straight game Saturday night in New Jersey, thanks to a two-out, RBI single by Frandy De La Rosa in the top of the 10th inning in a 3-2 win against the Lakewood BlueClaws at FirstEngergy Park.

STATESBORO, Ga. - The Georgia Southern University football team will vacate three wins---two in 2013 and one in 2014---as part of the recently completed NCAA investigation into impermissable academic benefits in the football program.

Salisbury, MD - The surging Hickory Crawdads stretched their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 4-0 win against the Delmarva Shorebirds 4-0 Friday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The win also gives Hickory the three-game series sweep.

BOONE - T.J. Poulos, a rising sophomore at (Division III) Guilford College in Greensboro, was presented the inaugural Ben Stafford Memorial Scholarship Award on Thursday at Jack Groce Stadium, during the opening ceremonies of the Tar Heel League State Tournament.

NEW ORLEANS - Senior linebacker John Law (Atlanta, Ga./Grady) was named the Sun Belt’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year on Friday, which highlighted the six Appalachian State University football student-athletes that received preseason all-Sun Belt recognition, the league office announced.