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Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:24 PM EDT
Frank Viola was in Asheville this week but it wasn't for a vacation. The former Cy Young award winner is the pitching coach for the Savannah Sand Gnats, He says now his joy comes from passing on his pitching knowledge to a younger generation.
The Sand Gnats must have been listening to Viola, they had very good pitching and enough hitting to beat the Tourists 5-1 in their series finale.\
Prep football teams in North Carolina can officially start practice Thursday. A former mountain star is now battling to catch on in the NFL. Crezdon Butler, a former Asheville High Cougar is trying to stick with the Buffalo Bills, literally fighting for a cornerback job. Tuesday in camp, Butler was involved in a fight on the field, but it was a boys will be boys altercation. Everyone made up and focus back to football.