Scotty McCreery gets a save for Garner High

Staff writerMay 10, 2011 

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Scotty McCreery of Garner, who is among the final four contestants in this year's "American Idol" television show, picked up an unofficial save for the Garner Senior baseball team last Friday.

McCreery pitched on the Garner junior varsity in 2010 and is on the Trojans' roster this spring. He hasn't been able to play, or even be in town, this season because of his success on the Los Angeles-based television show.

He had been projected as a starting pitcher for the Trojans.

But last Friday, McCreery's name popped up in the boxscore that ran in the N&O following the Trojans' 4-3 victory over East Wake. The result was either reported incorrectly or a mistake was made typing in the result.

Alec Hulme should have gotten credit for the pitching save.

If McCreery advances to the final three, he is expected to be in Garner on Saturday for a homecoming celebration at Lake Benson Park. He is expected to sing ... but not pitch.

Because of his success on Idol, and the singing success that is predicted for him, the incorrect linescore may turn out to be a collectible – the only time McCreery's nam appeared in a Garner High School varsity baseball linescore.

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