Sports Report for Monday, 6-16-2014

College CWS Notes: The CWS started out in Omaha Saturday so let’s quickly recap the results..


  • UC Irvine 3 – Texas 1… Texas led 1-0 going into the top of the 8th when TCU got 3 and held on for the come from behind win.
  • Vanderbilt 5 – Louisville 3… Vanderbilt jumped out to a 4-0 lead at the end of 4 then held on to take a 5-3 win.


  • TCU 3 – Texas Tech 2… TCU got a single run in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead and the game stayed that way until the 8th inning when Texas tech got 2 runs to take a 2-1 lead but TCU responded with 2 runs of their own to take the 3-2 win.
  • Virginia 2 – Mississippi 1… In the final game last night, it was a SEC vs. ACC showdown as Mississippi and Virginia were the last 2 of the 8 teams in Omaha to see action… The game was tied 1-1 going into the 9th inning and in the bottom of the inning Virginia got a 2-0ut walk-off double to score the winning run.
  • Today’s Schedule… Texas and Louisville will play at 3:00 in an elimination game then Vanderbilt and UC Irvine will meet at 8:00 in a winner’s bracket game.

Braves: The Braves played host to the Los Angeles Angels over the weekend.

  • Friday: Braves 4 – Angels 3… On Friday the Braves scored 4 runs in the first inning then held on to take a 4-3 win over the Angels… A pair of homeruns did most of the damage in the first inning… They included a 2-run shot by Evan Gattis and a solo homer by Chris Johnson.
  • Saturday / Sunday Morning: Angeles 11 – Braves 6… The Braves put 4 runs on the board in the bottom of the 9th inning on Saturday to tie the game at 5 -5 and then both teams scored a single run in the 10th inning to make it 6-6… It stayed that way until the top of the 13th inning when the Angels put 5 runs on the board and the Braves were just not able to dig out of it… Evan Gattis did extend his hitting streak to 14 games as he had 3 hits one of which was a solo homer in the 8th inning.
  • Sunday (night): Braves 7 – Angels 3… The Braves trailed 3-0 going into the 6th inning when they put 4 on the board then added 2 in the 7th and 1 in the 8th to take an 7-3 win over the Angels and thus take 2 of 3 in the series… Both teams had 12 hits in the game and one of the Braves hits was a solo homer by Jason Heyward his 8th of the season… The Phillies come to Atlanta for a 3-game series starting tonight.


Greenville Drive: The Greenville Drive were up in Hagerstown, Maryland over the weekend for a 4 game series with the Suns.

  • Friday Game 1: Drive 8 – Suns 2…. The Drive got out in front early on Friday in the first game of a doubleheader and took an 8-2 win over the Suns with Drive catcher Jantzen Witte leading the ay going 3-4 with a 2-run home.
  • Friday Game 2: Drive 2 – Suns 0… After they finished the first game on Friday, the two teams played another game to make-up Thursday’s rained out game… The Drive scored 2 runs in the third inning then made them hold up as they took a 2-0 win.
  • Saturday: Drive 3 – Suns 1… On Saturday the Drive made it 3 in-a-row as they took a 3-1 win over the Suns.
  • Sunday: Suns 8 –Drive 5… The Suns avoided being swept by the Drive as they took an 8-5 win over the Drive on Father’s day to end the current series with the Drive… The Drive led 3-1 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when the Suns scored 3 in the inning and added 4 more in the 7th… The Drive tried to come back but could only manage 2 runs in the 8th to make the final 8-5…. The Drive will take a few days off for the SAL North-South All-Star Game which takes place tomorrow in Hickory, NC.


NBA: Spurs 104 – Heat 87… The San Antonio Spurs captured the NBA last night in San Antonio with a 104-87 win over the Miami Heat taking the title 4 games to 1… San Antonio pretty much had Miami’s number in the series as each of their 4 wins were by margins of 15 points or more and their 1 loss was by only 2 points… That gives the Spurs 5 titles in the last 15 years….By the way, the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard was the Series MVP…



This & That: 

Football Officials Wanted… Have you ever sat in the stands at a football game and said to yourself I can do as good a job as those “blind zebras” out there… Well now is your chance to prove that… The District 13 Football Officials Association is looking for a few good men or women to who want to be football officials… If you are interested, call Brian Shealy at the Clinton YMCA… The phone number there is 833-1555… Also you can come to their meetings which are held each Monday night in the meeting room at the Clinton YMCA to get more information… The meetings start at 6:00 pm… The last date to join them is Sunday, July 13th.



Upcoming Summer Camps – Clinton & Laurens YMCA and PC

 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;


Baseball Camp

  • June 24-26, Ages 7-14, 9:00 – 11:00 am @ Collyar Park, Instructor: Coach Ed Prescott
  • Cost: $55 Y-Members, $70 Non-Members

Soccer Camp

  • June 24-26, Ages 7-16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Laurens YMCA soccer fields.
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • More information at

Pageantry Camp

  • June 24-26, Ages 7-14, 9:00 – 11:00 am @ Laurens YMCA, Capacity 20
  • Cost: $45 Y-Members, $60 Non-Members
  • Conducted by Ali Rogers, Former Miss South Carolina and Miss America 1st Runner-Up

Volleyball Camp 

  • June 24-26, Ages: 5th – 8th graders, 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 833-1555 for more information about this or any of the camps…  The following are the next camps on their schedule:

 Baseball Camp

  • June 23 – 27, 9 am-12 noon, boys age 6-12, Instructor: Coach Lee Atkinson
  • Cost: $55 members, $60 non-members   **$5 discount if live inside city limit
  • Sign-up deadline – Friday, June 20 at 5:00 pm

Tennis Camp

  • July 7-10, Instructor: Coach Clovis Simmons
  • 9-9:45 am boys & girls age 4-6
  • 10-11 am boys & girls age 7-10
  • 11-12 noon boys & girls age 11-up
  • Cost: $35 members, $45 non-members **$5 discount if live inside city limit.
  • Sign-up deadlines –July 19, at 5:00 pm


PC Sports Camps

Women’s Basketball:

The 2014 PC Women’s Individual Summer Basketball Camp will be held June 25 – 28… The Premier Girls Individual Basketball Camp at Presbyterian College is open to any and all girls ages 7-17 and it offers an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of basketball in a fun-filled and safe camp setting… For more information, contact Kat Kundmueller at (817) 271-6412 or by email at or click on the following link: 2014 PC Women’s Individual Summer Basketball Camp



The PC Lacrosse Program will have their Big Blue Summer Clinic on June 27-29… It is open to Young ladies in grades 8-12… They will be running both a TEAM CLINIC and an INDIVIDUAL CLINIC simultaneously at that time… The Individual Clinic will focus on both individual skills and game situations… For more information click on the following link: Big Blue Summer lacrosse Clinic Information.


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