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Charlotte Knights Shut Out Gwinnett Braves 8-0 on Thursday

Charlotte Knights Shut Out Gwinnett Braves 8-0 on Thursday

Fort Mill, SC – The Knights scored early and often in the nightcap to avoid a two-game series sweep at the hands of the Gwinnett Braves on Thursday. Drew Garcia went 3-3 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Gwinnett Braves 8-0 on Thursday in the finale of the two-game series from Knights Stadium. The win for Charlotte snapped a season-high four-game losing streak. Earlier in the day, the Knights lost Tuesday’s suspended game by a score of 4-3. That loss was the club’s fourth-straight to Gwinnett. In the originally scheduled matchup, LHP Scott Olsen started and did not allow a run over two innings. He walked one, gave up one […]

Tuesday’s Suspended Game Goes to Gwinnett Braves 4-3 on Thursday

Tuesday’s Suspended Game Goes to Gwinnett Braves 4-3 on Thursday

Originally Scheduled Game Currently Being Played at Knights Stadium Fort Mill, SC – Reliever Donnie Veal (3-3, 3.14) allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Gwinnett Braves, who were the home team at Knights Stadium, beat the Charlotte Knights 4-3 on Thursday in the suspended game from Tuesday. The win was Gwinnett’s fourth-straight over Charlotte.   Two days ago, the Knights and Braves began a game from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. Before the teams could get through two full innings, the rain began to fall and the game was delayed. After a one-hour and 12 minute delay, the game was officially suspended.   Since Charlotte was not scheduled to face Gwinnett again at […]

Report from China: Recent graduate updates U.S. State Department experience

Report from China: Recent graduate updates U.S. State Department experience

Amanda Slowikowski, Nighthawk News editor-in-chief for 2011-2012, is spending six weeks in China with the U.S. State Department as a part of  the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. Slowikowski will be sending email updates about her trip to us here.  Keep up with what she’s doing and what she’s learning. This is the email we received today (July 3). So I’m in China and everything is great here. Getting here on the other hand was a different story. My flight itenerary to D.C. was from Norfolk to New York to D.C. It makes no sense, but that was what they gave me so I went with it. So my flight from Norfolk to NY was delayed for 2 hours […]

Senior will spend summer in China, immerse herself in language, local culture

Senior will spend summer in China, immerse herself in language, local culture

By Anderson Sullivan Associate Editor When most students think of summer, the beach, jobs and time with friends come to mind. For one senior, this summer will hold much more. Senior Amanda Slowikowski will be spending six weeks of her summer in China through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. Just two weeks after graduation Slowikowski will leave for the Jilin Province of China to live with a host family and immerse herself in the Chinese language and culture. “I really want to be fluent in Chinese and plan on minoring in it in college along with Spanish,” Slowikowski said. “A six week summer program dedicated entirely to the Chinese language sounds amazing, and I’m sure I’m going […]

Chris Thomas Signs Professional Contract

Chris Thomas Signs Professional Contract

Wilmington, NC – As the United States celebrates its birth on this Fourth of July, Sharks pitcher Chris Thomas celebrates the birth of his new career as a professional baseball player after signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Though he primarily came out of the bullpen this summer, the righty was a starter at Lander University, where he was the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year among many other accolades, and will be a starter in the Diamondbacks organization. He has been waiting for this opportunity, calling it an “unrealistic feeling to watch your dream become a reality.” Thomas added, “I’m very thankful that I’ve been blessed enough to get this opportunity and that the Lord gave it to me.” […]

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Deunte Heath Recalled by Chicago White Sox

Deunte Heath Recalled by Chicago White Sox

Right-Hander Becomes Eighth Knights Player to Go from Charlotte to Chicago This Season Fort Mill, SC – The Chicago White Sox have announced that right-handed pitcher Deunte Heath, who was originally scheduled to start tonight’s game for the Charlotte Knights, was recalled to Chicago earlier today. Heath posted a 4-2 record with one save and a 1.70 ERA in 22 games (three starts). Heath will replace RHP Jesse Crain, who the White Sox placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 24) with a right posterior shoulder strain. Heath, 26, is now the eighth Charlotte Knights player this season to go from Charlotte to Chicago. RHP Dylan Axelrod, LHP Eric Stults, LHP Jose Quintana, OF Jordan Danks, RHP Brian […]

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UNCW’S Blaze Tart Picks Up Win In 2-1 Victory

UNCW’S Blaze Tart Picks Up Win In 2-1 Victory

Wilmington, NC – Blaze wasn’t just the name of the pitcher on the mound for the Wilmington Sharks (17-13) on Tuesday night. It was also the pace of the game in a 2-1 victory over the Wilson Tobs (10-21) that lasted just two hours, the shortest nine-inning game the Sharks have played this season. Before the fireworks started in the outfield, the Sharks opened the game with a quick burst for two runs in the first inning. Each of the first four batters reached base, with Casey Goss and Aaron Preston scoring the runs and Andrew Valencia and Scott Coleman providing the RBIs with a single and a fielder’s choice. After that point, the home team notched just two hits […]

SwampDogs Tally 20th Victory In Front Of Sellout Crowd

SwampDogs Tally 20th Victory In Front Of Sellout Crowd

Fayetteville, NC – The Fayetteville SwampDogs improved to 20-10 on the season with a 3-2 victory over the Asheboro Copperheads on Tuesday night, impressing more than 6,000 fans that packed “The Swamp” to watch the game. It was the perfect way to kickoff the evening that culminated in the biggest and brightest Fireworks Extravaganza of the summer. Drasen Johnson picked up his second victory of the season as he worked seven strong innings as the starter. He retired the leadoff man in each of those seven frames, and walked no one. He has walked only one opposing hitter in over 20 innings of work on the mound this season. Asheboro picked up a run in the top of the first […]

Cougars Ranked Program-Best No. 5 In ITA Carolina Region

Cougars Ranked Program-Best No. 5 In ITA Carolina Region

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s tennis team capped yet another record-setting season ranked a program-best No. 5 in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Carolina Region rankings.   The Cougars were previously ranked No. 8 at the conclusion of the 2010-11 campaign. They rounded out the top 5 in one of the nation’s toughest regions consisting of Division I schools in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina behind No. 3 nationally-ranked Duke, No. 8 North Carolina, No. 13 South Carolina and No. 25 Clemson. CofC was ranked No. 63 in the final ITA national rankings and captured its fourth-consecutive Southern Conference title and NCAA Tournament berth.   “I’m really proud of the team and their […]

Onslow County, NC: The 29th Annual Freedom Festival

Onslow County, NC: The 29th Annual Freedom Festival

Jacksonville, NC – The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and the Jacksonville Daily News are sponsoring the 29th Annual Freedom Festival at Onslow Pines Park! Activities, games, rides and vendors will be open at 3pm. Live entertainment will be presented on 2 stages and will feature Gaylon Pope & SweetWater and Flatbed Dixie Band beginning at 5pm. Fireworks will begin at 9pm. There is no cost to attend. Onslow Pines Park is located at 1244 Onslow Pines Rd. in Jacksonville. For more information and details please call 910-347-5332 or visit       http://www.onslowcountync.gov/parks/   MCCS Camp Lejeune 4th of July Celebration Celebrate America’s 236th Birthday with MCCS Camp Lejeune 4th of July Celebration. Festivities will begin at 5pm on the […]