Sports Report for Monday, 5-29-2017

College Baseball Notes:

South Carolina & the SEC Tournament

  • Friday: Gamecocks 3 – Kentucky 1On Friday the Gamecocks defeated Kentucky 3-1 in an elimination round game out in Hoover, Al… TK Hopkins pinch-hit three-run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning proved to be the difference in the game… For more details on this game, click here.
  • Saturday: LSU 11 – Gamecocks 0… On Saturday the Gamecocks had to take on LSU and the Tigers pounded out 14 hits 3 of which were homers in route to an 11-0 win over the Gamecocks… For more information on this game, click here… With the loss the Gamecocks saw their record drop to 35-25 on the season and now must wait to see if they make it into the 64-team field that will all trying to reach Omaha and the national Championship.
  • SEC ChampionshipBy the way LSU went on to take a 4-2 win over Arkansas in the SEC Championship game and get an automatic spot in the field of 64… This is LSU’s 12th SEC Championship… For more on this game, click here.

 Clemson & the ACC Tournament

  • Friday: Virginia 10 – Clemson 2… In what would prove to be their last game in the ACC Tournament last Friday, the Clemson Tigers lost to #10 Virginia by a score of 10-2… Virginia scored 8 runs in the bottom of the first inning to go up 8-1 and were never really threatened after that… The loss dropped the Tigers season record to 39-19.
  • ACC ChampionshipIn the ACC Tournament semi-finals on Saturday, Florida State took a 5-1 win over Duke and North Carolina took a 12-4 win over Miami… Then in the finals yesterday Florida State took a 7-3 win over North Carolina to claim the ACC’s automatic bid to the field of 64…. This pushes the Seminoles record to 39-20 on the season and marks their second ACC championship in three years… For more information on this game, click here 

NCAA Division I Baseball Championship

  • NCAA Announces Regional Host… Yesterday the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the 16 regional sites for the 71st annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship…. Good news for the Clemson Tigers as they have been selected as one of those sights… They will start the regional either Thursday or Friday and that will be announced today… The other schools hosting are LSU, North Carolina, Oregon State, Arkansas, TCU, Florida, Southern Mississippi, Houston, Kentucky, Long Beach State, Louisville, Texas Tech, Stanford, Florida State and Wake Forest… For more details on this and a breakdown by conferences and other criteria, click here.
  • Balance of Teams Selected Today… Now there are 31 conferences whose winners all receive automatic bids to the to the regionals… Where they will be placed in the regionals and the balance of the 64-team field will be announced today and uoc can see that live selection show on ESPN2 starting at noon today. 

Pro Sports

Braves… The Braves started a road trip to the left half of the USA on Friday with their first stop being in san Francisco to take on the Giants in a 3-game series…. If you want more information on each of the following, click on their scores.

  • Friday: Braves 2 –Giants 0… Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia pitched 6⅔ innings giving up just 4 hits and drove in one of the Braves two runs in the 7th inning as the Braves opened the series with a 2-0 win over the Giants.
  • Saturday: Giants 6 – Braves 3… The Giants jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after 5 innings and Giants; pitcher held the Braves scoreless until the 8th inning as the Giants took a 6-3 win in game two of the series… The Giants only outhit the Braves 9-8 but two of their hits were homers.
  • Sunday: Giants 7 – Braves 1… Yesterday the Braves knuckleball pitcher had some control problems early as the Giants score 7 runs in the first 3 innings and then went on to take a 7-1 win over the Braves…. The Braves remain out west as they start a 3-game series with the Angels.

Drive … The Grenville Drive started a 4 game series down in Charleston last Thursday with a 1-0 win over the RiverDogs…Checking on the games this weekend (gain click on the scores for more details of each game)

  • Friday: RiverDogs 2 – Drive 1… At the end of 9 innings of play the RiverDogs and the Drive were tied 1-1 and it stayed that way until the bottom of the 13th inning when the first two RiverDogs singled to put runners on first and second base and then after a strikeout they picked up another single for a walk-off 2-1 win.
  • Saturday: RiverDogs 1 – Drive 0… Saturday’s game was pretty much a pitcher’s duel as the two teams used 5 pitchers and between them they gave up only 8 hits and one run… However, the one run was scored by the RiverDogs in the 7th inning as they took a 1-0 win.
  • Sunday: Drive 10 – RiverDogs 3… In the series finale yesterday the Drive bounced back to taking a 10-3 win thus gaining a split of the 4-game series… The Drive jumped on top quickly scoring two in the first inning and six runs in the second and then coasting to a 10-3 win… The Drive return home to Flour Field today and the first team will be the Rome Braves as they play a doubleheader starting at 2:00pm. 

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.
  • MLB All-Star Game Ballot… The MLB All-Star Game is scheduled to be played in Miami on July 11th… If you would like to vote for your favorite player(s) you may do so by clicking here which will take you to the MLB website’s page where the ballot is located.
  • 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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