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Originally published: 2013-07-25 14:40:45
Last modified: 2013-07-25 14:41:29

Sports notes: Anglers land ASU baseball player

by Staff Reports

Appalachian State infielder William Head joined the Chatham Anglers of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League for the final two weeks of the regular season.
Head, a rising senior at Appalachian, received the invitation to join the first-place Anglers (23-9-1) on Monday. He will be in uniform when Chatham visits the Hyannis Harbor Hawks on Wednesday.
Head had a breakout campaign for the Mountaineers in 2013. He hit .288 with five doubles, two triples, and a home run.
He also had 25 RBI and scpred 34 runs scored in 49 games as Appalachian's primary starting third baseman.
Head led the Southern Conference with 27 stolen bases.

TRACK AND FIELD
Appalachian State women's track and field competitors Cassie Crawford and Amanda Hamilton have been named all-academic track and field team honorees by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Crawford, a senior nursing major, captured 15 top-five finishes over the course of the 2012-13 season, including a second place mark and all- Conference honors in the pole vault at the 2013 SoCon Outdoor Championships.
Hamilton capped off her impressive Mountaineer career with 13 top-five marks, which included a new Appalachian State record in the 10,000-meter run with her time of 34:52.76 at the Raleigh Relays.

LEES-MCRAE BASKETBALL
GREENSBORO -- Two members of the Lees-McRae men's basketball team's incoming recruiting class played alongside some of the top young players in North Carolina on Monday night in the North Carolina Coaches' Association East-West All-Star Game at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Donte Falls and Josh Gaither both suited up for the West team. Each played for at least 20 minutes alongside mostly NCAA Division I commitments and top prep school players.
"This was exciting for my staff to go watch Donte and Josh play," Bobcats head coach Steve Hardin said. "Having signed two players out of 20 that were selected just shows how many hours we have put into recruiting for this coming year. Both Donte and Josh earned the right to play in this prestigious all-star game."