- Baseball: Georgia 8 – PC 7… The PC baseball team traveled to Athens, Ga. on Wednesday to take on The Dawgs of UGA… Unfortunately PC came up on the short end of an 8-7 score… PC led early and the game went back and forth with Georgia tying it in the sixth 7-7 and then scoring what would prove to be the winning run in the seventh and then hanging on… For more information on this game, click here The team will play host to Army this weekend for a 3-game series with the first game taking place today at 3:00 pm at the PC Baseball Complex
- Softball… The PC softball team hosted Appalachian State in a doubleheader yesterday and it is mixed news as the Mountaineer took the first game by a score of 4-1 but PC rebounded to take the second game 4-3… For more information on these games, click here … The team will travel to Rock Hill tomorrow for a double header with the Winthrop Eagles and then a single game on Sunday
Local Sports Notes:
- Softball… The Raider softball team was scheduled to play at Wade Hampton yesterday but for some reason Wade Hampton as to reschedule the game.
- Baseball / Softball Complex Dedication… Yesterday they had a ribbon cutting ceremony at CHS for the new baseball and softball complex on the campus of CHS… District 56 school board chairman Jim Barton and District Superintendent Dr. David O’Shields both had brief remarks about the planning and construction of this long desired facility… There were several board members on hand and after the ribbon cutting ceremony the officials and members of the 1960 and 1961 state championship teams moved to the baseball diamond… There former Red Devil Kinard Littleton threw out the first pitch… Slideshow of photos just below on You Tube.
- Baseball: Abbeville 3 – Clinton 2… In the varsity game following the ceremony, The Abbeville Panthers took a 3-2 win to spoil the home opener on the field for the Red Devils… The Panthers scored two unearned runs in the first inning and added another unearned run in the second inning while the Red Devils scored single runs in the first and third innings… The teams had only 4 hits each and four Clinton errors aided the Abbeville cause… There 21 strikeouts in the game with the Abbeville pitcher getting 11 of them while Aaron Copeland started and had 6 for the Red Devils and Charlie Craven recorded 4 in relief… Aaron Copeland, Charlie Craven, Cameron Bishop and Dakota Webb each had a hit for Clinton… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-16-CHSB-Abbeville… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-16-CHSB-Abbeville-scorebook… The Red Devils travel to Chapman today.
- Softball… Sorry but I did not receive any results from the softball team which took on Chapman.
- Crusaders Drop Two to Southside Christian… Yesterday afternoon the Crusader baseball team traveled to Simpsonville to take on the Southside Christian Sabres in a pair of five inning games to make up the one rained out Monday and the regularly scheduled game… The news is not what I like to report as the Sabres won the first game by a score of 5-0 and the second game by a score of 14-3…. Sorry no other details on these games… The Crusaders travel to Oakbrook Prep today for a 5:00 pm game.
Broadcast Notes: Real Radio 860 WLBG will be bringing you the following contest and as usual they will also be streamed on the internet at www.wlbg.com…
- Baseball: Friday 3-17-17 as the Raiders host Wade Hampton at 7:30 pm
- Softball: Tuesday 3-21 -17 as the Raiders host the Mauldin Mavericks at 7:30 pm
- Baseball: Thursday 3-23-17 as the Raiders host Woodruff at 6:00 pm
- Baseball: Friday 3-24-17 as the Raiders host Mauldin at 7:30 pm
Local Sports Schedule:
- LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week, click here
- CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week, click here
- Laurens Academy: Crusaders baseball travels to Oakbrook Prep
This & That:
- BBQ at the Plate… Tonight the Raider baseball team will be having a fund raiser called BBQ at the Plate… You will have a choice of ribs or a pulled pork sandwich and either comes with baked beans coleslaw or potato chips and tea… The cost will be $8 per plate and tickets can be obtained from any Raider baseball player… I suggest you get your tickets before that night as they are only fixing a little more than preordered and I can’t promise that you will be able to get a meal that night unless you do preorder.
- Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Tickets on Sale… The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame will induct eight members into its first class on March 30, 2017… The induction ceremony will be held at The Ridge at Laurens at 6:30pm… Tickets are on sale now at the Clinton YMCA, Laurens YMCA and Farm Bureau… Individual tickets are $25 and include the meal catered by Lee’s BBQ… The deadline to purchase tickets is March 24… No tickets will be sold at the door… For more information as to whom the inductees are and about the LCSHOF click here.
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