Sports Report for Tuesday, 5-27-2014

College Notes:

Lander BaseballSouthern Indiana 6 – Lander 5… The Lander Bearcat baseball team was back in action yesterday in the Division II Baseball finals up in Cary, NC…  The S.I. Screaming Eagles jumped out to a 5-0 lead at the end of 4 innings but Lander rallied putting 4 on the board in the top of the 5th inning but could never get any closer as the Eagles went on to take a 6-5 win… Lander had 7 hits in the game to S.I’s 6 but Lander’s pitchers issued 7 walks and hit 3 Eagle batters which contributed to the loss… Lander now drops into the losers bracket and will face #1 ranked University of Tampa tomorrow at 3:00


NCAA Division I Baseball Championship: Yesterday I mentioned that South Carolina was chosen as one of the regional sites for the Div. I Baseball Tournament, well know I have more information about the “Road to Omaha.

  • Top 8 Seeds… The national top eight seeds are Oregon State (42-12), Florida (40-21), Virginia (44-13), Indiana (42-13), Florida State (43-15), La.-Lafayette (53-7), TCU (42-15) and LSU (44-14-1).
  • Columbia Regional… The Gamecocks now also know who they will be hosting in their regional starting Friday… The #2 seed will be Maryland, Old Dominion the #3 and Campbell the #4 seed… Maryland and Old Dominion will play first on Friday at 1:00 pm and Campbell and South Carolina are scheduled for a 7:00 pm first pitch Friday night… All games can be seen on ESPN 3…. And a note here, the winner of the Columbia Regional will advance to play the winner of the regional being hosted by Virginia… If Virginia wins it, it will be at Virginia.
  • Clemson… The Clemson Tigers also made it into the 64 team field and they will travel to Nashville to take part in the regional hosted by Vanderbilt… The Tigers drew a #3 seed in the regional and will play #2 seeded Oregon in the 1:00 pm game on Friday… Vanderbilt will take on #4 seed Xavier in the second game on Friday night…
  • NCAA Bracket… Click on the following to see the complete bracket for the regionals and their participants:  2014 NCAA Div.I Baseball Bracket


Braves: Red Sox 8 – Braves 6… The Braves and the defending World Series Champions the Boston Red Sox opened a short 2-game series at The Ted and even though the Braves jumped out to a 6-1 lead at the end of 4 innings, the Sox scored 5 in the 5th to tie the game and 2 in the 7th to take an 8-6 win… Justin Upton and Chris Johnson each had 2 heats each which made up half of the Braves 8 hits… Former Gamecock Jackie Bradley Jr. went hitless for the Red Sox…. The teams will finish the Braves home stand tonight in a 7:10 pm contest.


Greenville Drive: Drive 11 – RiverDogs 3… The Greenville Drive traveled down to Charleston yesterday to start 3-day, 4-game series with the RiverDogs and they sure started off on the right foot as Greenville took an 11-3 win… The teams will play a doubleheader today starting at 6:00 where the second game will be a make-up of a previously rained out game.


 Community Interest:

  • Laurens Raider Baseball Camp… Coach Dale Nelson and the Rider baseball staff will be having a baseball camp June the 9th-12th from 8:30-12:30… Cost of the camp will be $60… Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily thru our school cafeteria… They will limit the camp to the first 40 kids that sign up… Eligible ages will be 7 years old-rising 8th graders… The Raider baseball coaching staff will provide fundamental baseball instruction that will help your child improve his ability as a player… Players will be grouped according to their skill level… Contact head coach Dale Nelson by email for more information and to register: 
  • 4th Annual CHS Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament… The CHS Athletic Booster Club will be holding their 4th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday May 31st at The Links @ Stoney Point down on Lake Greenwood… This is a major fund raiser for the Club that helps them do a lot of things that the school’s athletic budget just cannot cover… They literally help every sport at CHS… Now if you want more information, call Jimmy Webb Club President at 833-4949 or click on the following link which will lead you to the posting on the school’s athletic website:   CHS Booster Club Golf Tournament Information  

Summer Camps

Laurens YMCA:

The Laurens YMCA will be having summer sport and specialty camps all summer long… You can get a $10 discount on each camp by registering the Friday prior to each camp… Call the YMCA at 984-2626 for more information about this or any of the camps…  The following are the next camps on their schedule;

Golf Camp:

  • June 10-12, Ages 7-15, 9:00 – 11:00 am at Lakeside Country Club,
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • Camp will be instructed by Paul Young, Please visit

Jr. Lifeguard Camp

  • June 17-19, Ages 12-14, 9:00 – 11:00 am @ Laurens YMCA
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • Capacity 10, Instructed by Josie Parker certified LGI & CPO
  • A sneak peek at what it takes to be a lifeguard, NO CERTIFICATION

Volleyball Camp

  • June 17-19, Ages 12-14, 9:00 – 11:00 am @ Laurens High School
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • This camp will be instructed by LDHS Head Volleyball Coach Diane Raabe


Clinton YMCA:

The Clinton YMCA will be having summer sport and specialty camps all summer long also … Call the YMCA at 833-9622 for more information about this or any of the camps…  The following are the next camps on their schedule:

SOFTBALL CAMP                                        Coach Nickie Templeton

June 2, 4 & 5             5:00-7:30 pm                girls age 5-12

Cost: $45 members, $50 non-members  **$5 discount if live inside city

Sign-up deadline – Friday, May 30 at 5:00 pm

SOCCER CAMP                                               Coach Sean Vick

June 9-13                            5-7 pm               boys & girls age 6-12

Cost:  $50 members, $55 non-members  **$5 discount if live inside city limit

Sign-up deadline – Friday, June 6 at 5:00 pm

GOLF CAMP (Lakeside CC)                                 Paul Young, Instructor

JUNE 10-12                      9-11 am                 boys & girls age 7-15

Cost:  $40 members, $55 non-members

Sign-up deadline – Friday, June 6 at 5:00 pm

BASKETBALL CAMP – Girls                                 Coach John Gardner

June 10-13                      9 – 11:30 am              girls 6-12

Cost:  $45 members, $50 non-members  **$5 discount if live inside city limit

Sign-up deadline – Friday, June 6 at 5:00 pm



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