Sports

Home Runs Carry Crawdads to 5-1 Win....Hickory, NC - "Next man up." That's a phrase you hear so much in the world of sports.

Ibanez Promoted to Double-A Frisco....Hickory, NC - The Texas Rangers, major league parent club of the Hickory Crawdads, have announced that 'Dads second baseman Andy Ibanez has been promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders (Class AA), becoming the second Crawdad in as many days to move up in the organization.

Three Pioneers Headed To Raleigh....BOONE - Watauga High softball coach Brad Isaacs has announced the Kloie Greene, Mariel Price and Jada Wilson of the Pioneers will join him on the Region 7 All-Star Team at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina, June 21-22.

'Dads Bats Bottled Up in 5-2 Loss....Hickory, NC - Jose Almonte belted a two-run homer in his first at-bat in nearly 3 weeks Monday night, but that would be all the 'Dads bats could muster as Hickory fell to the visiting Greensboro Grasshoppers 5-2 at L.P. Frans Stadium.

LITTLE ROCK – Shandon “Biggie” Goldman (6-9, 210) has been added to Little Rock’s 2016 recruiting class, head coach Wes Flanigan announced on Monday. A native of Lincoln, Ark., Goldman played the 2015-16 season at Tennessee Preparatory Academy.