Local Sports Notes:
Baseball… The Raider baseball team had two games over the weekend.
- Baseball: Laurens 5 – Wade Hampton 3… The Laurens Raider baseball team took on the Wade Hampton Generals last Friday night and for the second time in three days they defeated the Generals this time by a score of 5-3… The Raiders put 3 runs on the board in the first inning off 3 hits and 2 of the General’s 8 errors on the night… The Generals got one of the runs back in the runs back in the second but the Raiders scored 2 in the bottom of the inning where a ball and two General errors figured into the scoring… Ethan Jones picked up the win giving up the 3 runs only 1 of which was earned while striking out 6 and walking 4… The Raiders had just 5 hits and they were spread among 5 different players… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-17-Wade Hampton-B … For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-17-Wade Hampton-B-scorebook
- Baseball: Laurens 4 – Emerald 2… The Raiders were also in action Saturday night as they traveled to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings… Again it is good news as the Raiders took a 4-2 with all but one of the runs being scored in the first inning… The Raiders put 3 on the board during their first at-bat on a couple of hits, a couple of walks and a Viking error being the catalyst… The Vikings got 2 of them back in the bottom of the inning and the game moved ailing quickly until the top of the seventh when the Raiders picked up an insurance run… AJ Wilson picks up the complete game win striking out 7 and walking 2… He gave up the unearned two runs on two hits… The Raiders had 6 hits with 6 different players getting those hits… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-18-Emerald-B… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-18-Emerald-B-sb
Softball… The Raider softball team participated in a tournament hosted by Byrnes HS up at the Tyger River Park Complex last Friday and Saturday.
- Travelers Rest 5 – Laurens 3… In the first game on Friday, the Raiders lost to the Travelers Rest Bulldogs 5-3… The Raiders led 1-0 going into the top of the 5th inning when the Bulldogs 3 on the board to take the lead… The Raiders responded with two in the bottom of the inning but the Bulldogs scored 2 in the top of the 6th inning and went on to take a 5-3 win… CJ Ginn and Bailey Gibbs each had 2 of the Raiders 6 hits with Gibbs getting a 2-run homer… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-17-SB-T_R … For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-17-SB-T_R-scorebook
- Wando 10 – Laurens 5… In their second game on Friday night the Raiders’ bats went cold and Wando took a 10-5 win over the Raiders… The Raiders had only 4 hits in the game and Cassy Plaia had 2 of them… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-17-SB-Wando … For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-17-SB-Wando-scorebook
- Laurens 9 – St Josephs 3… In the first of three games on Saturday, the Raiders rebounded to take a 9-3 win over St. Josephs… The game was tied 2-2 going to the top of the 6th inning when the Raiders broke it open putting 5 runs on the board and going on to take the win… The Raiders’ bats came alive as they pounded out 11 hits and bailey Gibbs went 4-5 with another homerun… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-18-SB-St_Joe … For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-18-SB-St_Joe-scorebook
- Laurens 5 – York 2… In their second game on Saturday, the Raiders took on the York Cougars and the game was scoreless for the first 5 innings… However in the top of the 6the the Raiders plated 5 runs then the Cougars got 2 of them back as the Raiders prevailed by a score of 5-2… Bailey Gibbs and Mattie Cantrell each had 2 of the Raiders 9 hits with one of Gibbs’ being a double… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-18-SB-York … For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-18-SB-York-SC
- Laurens 8 – Dorman 5… In their last game on Saturday, The Raiders took an 8-5 over the Dorman Cavaliers… Laurens jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one inning of play and led 6-2 after 2 innings of play in route to the win… The Raiders had 8 hits and were aided by 7 Dorman errors while Dorman had 10 hits and were aided by 4 Raider errors… Eight different players each had a hit for the Raiders and 3 different players had a double… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-18-SB-Dorman … For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-18-SB-Dorman-SC
- Baseball: Chapman 10 – Clinton 1… Last Friday the Red Devil varsity baseball team traveled up to Chapman HS to take on the Panthers… The Panthers scored 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning and those runs would prove to be enough as the Panthers went on to take a 10-1 win over the Red Devils… The Red Devils only run came in the second inning when Matt Thomas led off with a double and later scored on an error… The Red Devils managed just 4 hits in the game with no player getting more than 1… Chapman scored their 10 runs on 6 hits and was aided by 11 walks and 5 Clinton errors… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-17-CHSB-Chapman … For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-17-CHSB-Chapman-scorebook … The team will host Mid-Carolina tomorrow in a JV/varsity doubleheader.
- Soccer: Chapman 4 – Clinton 2 on Penalty Kicks… The Red Devil soccer team was also in action last Friday as they traveled to Chapman HS also… At the end of regulation the match was tied 0-0 so they went to penalty kicks to determine the winner and Chapman made 4 of them while Clinton found the net twice… The team host Mid-Carolina tomorrow at 7:00 pm.
- Oakbrook 11 – LA 1… last Friday the LA Crusader baseball team traveled to Spartanburg to take on Oakbrook Prep… The news is not what I like to report as Oakbrook Prep took an 11-1 win… Sorry no other details.
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…
- 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 host Wardlaw today at 6:00 pm.
This & That:
- Donations Sought For Athletic Missionary Trip… Tirzah Hopp and Kayla Price are athletic trainers at LDHS and have been presented with an amazing opportunity to share our knowledge and skills with coaches and athletes from Costa Rica April 1st-7th… A small group of athletic trainers in conjunction with Score International will be providing injury clinics and game coverage to many of the athletes of Costa Rica. SCORE International has sent over 100,000 people on short-term mission trips; serving in capacities varying from medical teams to construction crews…Their goal is to provide a well-stocked medical kit for every sport, as well as possible funding for an AED ($1,000). We are reaching out to you for your help in making this a realization. Basic first aid supplies or funding is what we are requesting. Please contact Kayla Price @ email@example.com or Tirzah Hopp @ firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or donation pick up…. You can also donate by going to Score International (https://scoreintl.org/) and then clicking on the Donate Tab at the top pf their homepage and then then on Traveler Donation… That will open a page where you need to fill in either of their names and Costa Rica in the country along with your information… Thanks!
- 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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