Sports Report for Friday, 5-26-2017

PC Notes

  • Baseball: PC 6 UNC Ashville 4… The third-seeded Blue Hose baseball team claimed its first ever victory in the Big South Tournament with a 6-4 win over the sixth-seeded Bulldogs of UNC Asheville yesterday afternoon in the Big South Tournament down at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium…. The Bulldogs led 1-0 after one inning of play but by the time the 6th inning rolled around PC had a 3-1 lead… UNC-A scored two runs in the top of the 6th to tie the game 3-3 but PC scored a run in the bottom of the inning to go back up on top and never trailed again…. PC outhit UNC-A 10-5 but did make 3 errors… For more information on this game, click here… . PC will now face the No. 7 seed Gardner-Webb today in the winner’s bracket of the Big South Championship… First pitch is slated for 45 minutes following the first game of the day, which is set to begin at 9:30 am…. PC claimed the regular season series over the Runnin’ Bulldogs, taking two of three games with a pair of 2-1 victories…. To check on other results in the Big South Tournament click here and it will carry you to the Big South’s Baseball Tournament posting where all kinds of information can be found.
  • Kerns Named Head Coach of PC Men’s basketball Team… Earlier this week PC President Bob Staton introduced Dustin Kerns as the new Head Coach for the Blue Hose men’s basketball team… Kerns will be coming to PC from Wofford College where he been on the Terrier coaching staff the last 7 years the last four of which have been as associate head coach… Of course he will be replacing Coach Gregg Nibert who stepped down after 28 years at the helm of the Blue Hose…. Now to find out more about Coach Kerns I invite you to click here and it will take you to the announcement on the PC website dobluehose.com… Congratulation to Coach Kerns and good Luck!

 

College Notes:

  • Baseball: South Carolina 10 – Missouri 2In the SEC Tournament yesterday, the Gamecocks took a 10-2 win over Missouri thus allowing them at least one more game today… The Gamecocks out hit the Tigers 14-6 and Carlos Cortes tied a couple of SEC Tournament single game records… One was the fact that he had 2 homers and the other was he had 6 RBIsFor more information on this game, click here… The Gamecocks will play another elimination game today at 4 pm as they take on Kentuky who lost to LSU by a score of 10-0 last night… As you may recall, the Wildcats took a 7-2 win over the Gamecocks on Wednesday so the SC will be looking for revenge…For information as to other results in the SEC Baseball Tournament, click here.
  • Clemson Back in Action Today… The Clemson Tigers will return to action in the ACC today at 4 pm as they take on Virginia… The Tigers will go into today’s game knowing that they will not make it to semifinal tomorrow as Duke took a 4-3 win over Virginia yesterday meaning they will be the team from the pool Clemson is in to make it to the semifinals….If you would like to check results on other ACC tournament games, yesterday, click here
  • Women’s Softball College World Series…. The NCAA softball playoffs are well underway and they are down to the final 16 teams in the 8 different super regionals… If you are a fan of college softball, click here and it will carry you to the NCAA’s website where you can find out who those 16 teams are and the schedule for this weekend.  

Pro Sports

  • Pirates 9 – Braves 4… In the last game of a 4-game series with the Pirates in Atlanta yesterday afternoon, the Pirates scored 5 runs in the second inning and then went on to take a 9-4 win over the Braves giving them a split of the series… In the second the Pirates Adam Frazier had a 3-run homer that did most of the damage… For more information on this game, click here.… The Braves now start a 10-day road trip with the first stop tonight out in San Francisco to start a 3-game series with the Giants.
  • Drive 1 – RiverDogs 0… The Greenville Drive were down on the coast of SC last night as they were in Charleston to take on the RiverDogs… The Drive scored a single run in the top of the first inning and made it holdup as they took a 1-0 win…. For more information on this game, click here… The Drive will stay down there and finish the 4-game series over the weekend.

 

This & That:

  • Laurens Adult Basketball League… The Laurens Adult Basketball League (LABL) will kick off its inaugural season on June 5, 2017…The LABL will take the first six teams to register for the 2017 season. The LABL is open to teams consisting of players ages 16 and up… Teams must submit a roster with a maximum of 10 players before their first game. All players must have matching jerseys with visible numbers… Games will be played at The Ridge at Laurens on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from June 5 to June 28. Game times will be 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. The top 4 teams will advance to the semifinals on Thursday, July 6 with the championship game being played on Monday, July 10… Registration is open now and will continue until Friday, May 26 at The Ridge at Laurens… The cost to register is $100 per team… Each team will also be responsible for paying a $30 referee fee at each game… There will be a mandatory team captains meeting on Wednesday, May 31 at 6pm at The Ridge at Laurens… For more information, contact Jason Pridgen at laurensprd@yahoo.com or 864-681-7275.
  • CHS Athletic Booster Golf Tournament… Athletic Director Nickie Templeton and Booster Club President Buddy Bridges have released information about the 2107 CHS Booster Club Golf Tournament… This year, the tournament will be held at Musgrove Mill, on July 27…  Registration begins at 8:30…  For more information: CHS Golf Tourney Brochure 2017… This is a major fundraiser for our Red Devil student-athletes, and it is also a lot of fun… GO BIG RED!
  • Clinton YMCA Better Together 50th Anniversary Celebration… The Clinton YMCA will be celebrating their 50th year in operation this June… To help celebrate this milestone the YMCA is offering a way that current members can get 20% off their membership for a year by  referring a new member who also gets the same 20% off for a year… This special celebration offer can be taken advantage of for the remainder of the calendar year… For complete details call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555 or simply click on the following which has all the details, click here … Don’t let this opportunity to save on Y memberships pass you by and help celebrate the YMCA’s 50th year! !

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