Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-18-2014

Local Sports Results 


Softball – Over the weekend the Lady Raider varsity softball team participated in the Lexington Invitational just outside Columbia… Here are the results of those games;

  • LDHS 11 – White Knoll 9… The first game on Friday was a high scoring affair but the Lady Raiders prevailed taking an 11-9 win… The Raiders score 5 runs in the 1st inning and 6 in the 3rd then held off a White Knoll rally in the 4th to take the win in 5 innings… Maria Williamson went 3-3 in the game with 4 RBIs… Click on the following for more stats: 14-3-14-Gm-1_SB_LDHS-Whit-Knoll_stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard:14-3-14-Gm-1_SB_LDHS-Whit-Knoll_scorecard
  • Ashley Ridge 6 – LDHS 5… In the second game, the Lady Raiders dropped their first game of the season as they fell to Ashley Ridge by a score of 6-5… The Raiders fell behind early by a score of 6-2 and rallied in the final inning but fell just short… Maria Williamson went 2-4 with a triple… Tara Bond, & Jordan Henderson also had 2 hits each… Click on the following for more stats: 14-3-14-Gm-2_SB_LDHS-Ash-Ridge_stats    Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-14-Gm-2_SB_LDHS-Ash-Ridge_scorecard
  • Lugoff Elgin 9 – LDHS 3… In the first game on Saturday morning the Raiders fell to Lugoff Elgin by a score of 9-3… The Lady Raider bats were still asleep that morning as they managed only 5 hits and Tara Bond was the only Raider to get more 1 hit as she had 2… Allison Foreback’s only hit was a 2-run homer The Raiders fell behind early and scored 2 of their runs in the final inning… Click on the following for more stats: 14-3-15-Gm-1_SB_LDHS-Lugoff-Elgin_stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-15-Gm-1_SB_LDHS-Lugoff-Elgin_scorecard
  • LDHS 11 – Brooklyn Cayce 6… In the second game on Saturday the Lady Raider bats finally woke up as they pounded out 15 hits in route to an 11-6 win over Brooklyn Cayce… The Lady Raiders fell behind at the end of 2 innings but 3 runs on the board in the 3rd inning and 5 more in the 4th to jump ahead for good…. Maria Williamson led the Raiders going 4-4 with a triple and 3 RBIs in the game… Baylee Bragg went 3-3 and Elizabeth Carman 3-4… Click on the following for more stats: 14-3-15-Gm-2_SB_LDHS-Brook-Cay_stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-15-Gm-2_SB_LDHS-Brook-Cay_scorecard
  • Gilbert 16 – LDHS 6… In the third and final game last Saturday, Gilbert took a 16-6 win over Laurens… At the end of 3 innings of play the Lady Raiders found themselves down 13-0 mainly due to a 9-run 2nd inning by Gilbert… The Raiders rallied with a run in the 4th and 5 in the 5th but it proved to be too little to late… Maria Williamson and Bailey Gibbs were the only 2 Raiders with multiple hits in the game as they had 2 each… Williamson had a solo homer in the 4th inning and in the 5th inning Michaela Smith had a 2-run homer… Click on the following for more stats: 14-3-15-Gm-3_SB_LDHS-Gilbert_stats   Click on the following for the game scorecard: 14-3-15-Gm-3_SB_LDHS-Gilbert_score sheet     Laurens is now 4-3 on the season and is scheduled to travel to Easley today (weather permitting) for a JV varsity double header.


JV baseball..  The Raider JV baseball team had a couple of games last Saturday and in the first game they tied JL Mann 8-8… In the second game they fell to TL Hanna by a score of 2-0… That means their season record is 2-1-1.  

 College Notes:

  • NCAA Women’s D-I Basketball Tournament Selection…  Well last night it was the ladies turn as the NCAA selection committee announce the field for the women’s D-I version of March Madness… Connecticut at 34-0 drew a #1 seed in the Lincoln, NE Regional, Notre Dame 32-0 drew the #1 in the regional they will host, Tennessee (27-5) will be the #1 seed in the Louisville, KY Regional and for the first time in school history the 27-4 Lady Gamecocks of South Carolina will be the #1 seed in the Stanford, CA Regional… The will open up play this Sunday in Seattle, Washington as they play cal State Northridge (18-14)… Tipoff is set for 5:30 pm ET and will be televised on ESPN… Click on the following for the complete tournament bracket: 2014 NCAA D-I Womens Basketball Bracket
  • Clemson Starts NIT Play Tonight…  Now Tiger fans don’t forget that they will open play tonight in the NIT as they host Georgia State (25-8) in Littlejohn Coliseum with tipoff scheduled for 9:00 pm… That game can be seen on ESPNU.


 Local Sports Schedule: Weather permitting


  • Varsity baseball @ Broome   6:00
  • Golf @ Newberry   4:00
  • Lacrosse @ Greenville
  • JV & varsity softball host Broome   5:00 / 7:00
  • Soccer host Providence   5:30


  • Varsity baseball host Easley   6:00
  • Tennis host Woodmont   5:00
  • Golf host TL Hannah   4:40
  • JV & varsity softball @ Easley   5:30 / 7:30
  • Soccer @ Woodmont   5:30 / 7:30
  • Track @ Union vs. Union & Boiling Springs  5:00

 Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball host Ware Shoals   6:00
  • Softball @ Ben Lippen   5:00

 Broadcast Reminder 


  • Today the Raider varsity baseball team is scheduled to host the Green Wave of Easley at Ed Prescott Filed with first pitch scheduled for 6:00 pm… If you can’t make it to the game. Join Mike Hughes just a few minutes before 6:00 for all the action and remember you can also here it on the internet at
  • On Thursday March 20th the Lady Raider softball teams will be traveling to Clinton to take on the Lady Red Devils in round 2 of the cross-county rivalry… If you can’t make it over for the varsity game at 7:00, join Mike as he brings you all the action both at AM 860 and streaming live on the internet at


  • Today (weather permitting) the Red Devils travel to Spartanburg to take on the Centurions of Broome High in baseball action… Join Buddy & Jimmy just about 6:00 pm as they come to you live from the field… Remember, you can also hear all the action on the internet at
  • On Tuesday March 25th the Lady Red Devils softball teams will be hosting the Lady Wolverines of Woodruff… The varsity game is suppose to start at 7:00 pm and Buddy & Jimmy will have all the action for you on Sports Radio 1410 WPCC.


FYI / Community Interest:

  • On Thursday April 3rd the Laurens YMCA will be hosting the Cal Ripken Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic at Collyar Park from 6:00 – 9:00 pm… It is open to youth ages 6-14.  Now it is a free clinic but you MUST register prior to the day of the clinic.  For complete information about the clinic and how to register, click on the following: Cal Ripken Clinic 2014

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