DUDLEY, N.C. (AP) _ Shawn Gallagher tied a high school record Thursday with five home runs in Wilmington New Hanover’s 16-1 victory over Southern Wayne.
Gallagher, a senior first baseman who will play at Georgia next year, matched the mark set by Ken Lisko in 1976 for Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney. Gallagher, the only player to hit five in five at-bats, also extended his state-record hitting streak to 48 games _ three shy of the national mark.
He led off with a homer, hit two-run shots in the third and seventh innings and added three-run homers in the fourth and fifth.
Gallagher is batting .620 (44-for-71) with 13 home runs, 45 RBIs and 36 runs scored.
New Hanover is 17-0 and ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today.
ATLANTA (AP) _ One in three Southerners and about half of all Americans don’t know Atlanta is the site of the 1996 Olympics, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported today.
A poll of 1,078 Southerners and 507 non-Southerners commissioned by the newspaper also shows that nine out of 10 respondents don’t know what the Cultural Olympiad is and hardly anyone can name the mascot, Izzy.
The poll, conducted by the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina, has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for Southerners and five percentage points for non-Southerners.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) _ Jerry Kelly shot a 7-under-par 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Nike Alabama Classic.
``I felt like a had complete control of my clubs today,″ said Kelly, who has four top-10 finishes in eight events this year. ``My driver and iron play were good and my putting was very smooth.″
Franklin Langham, Jeff Gove and Tom Pernice Jr. opened with 66s on the 6,934-yard Cherokee Ridge course.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) _ Dennis Zinkon shot a 9-under-par 62 on Thursday for a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Hooters Tour’s Coca-Cola Classic.
Ray Franz, Eric Epperson, Chris Anderson, Todd Gleaton, Craig Perks and Robert Ireland opened with 64s on the 6,380-yard Belwood Country Club course.
TORONTO (AP) _ The expansion Birmingham Barracudas will play Baltimore in a CFL exhibition game at the Orange Bowl in Miami on June 24.
The game will be the second of the Barracudas’ two preseason dates, with the first still to be determined.