CRAWDADS: Beaten by grand slam but still lead Northern Division

HobbsDailyReport.com GREENVILLE, S.C. – Bobby Dalbec’s seventh-inning grand slam carried Greenville (S.C.) past visiting Hickory 7-4 on Saturday night in South Atlantic League (SAL) baseball. Dalbec’s third home run of the season broke a 3-all tie that the Crawdads (40-53, 13-10 second half) had gained by scoring three runs in the top of the seventh inning. Despite losing, Hickory holds …

COLLEGE TENNIS: Lenoir-Rhyne matches to be played at Hickory Foundation YMCA

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced a partnership with the YMCA of Catawba County that will allow the Bears’ home tennis matches to be played at the Hickory Foundation YMCA. “Having the expertise of Lenoir-Rhyne’s tennis program on our YMCA campus makes our YMCA stronger, and enables us to serve more people,” YMCA of Catawba Valley President and CEO …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Ex-Bandys player new head coach at South Pointe, S.C.

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – Bradley Rudisill, a former Bandys High baseball player who also later coached at his alma mater, is the new head baseball coach at South Pointe High in South Carolina. Rudisill takes over a program that won a Upper State 4A title last season. His coaching experience includes a stint at Montreat College. A 2013 graduate …

MAD BUM UPDATE: He throws 7 innings, 102 pitches in return to Giants

HobbsDailyReport.com Catch up on the return to the San Francisco Giants pitching rotation by former South Caldwell High star Madison Bumgarner. On Saturday — in his first game in three months — he threw seven innings and 102 pitches against the San Diego Padres. Bumgarner, who turns 28 in 17 days, had last pitched at Kansas City on April 19. …

PGA TOUR: Poston birdies first 3 holes, shoots 69 to make cut

HobbsDailyReport.com SILVIS, Ill. – J.T. Poston got off to a good start on Saturday, with a birdie at each of the first three holes, en route to a round of 69 as he made the cut at the John Deere Classic. Poston, a golfing star at Hickory High and Western Carolina who is a PGA Tour rookie, is at 68-69-69—206 …