Sports Report for Tuesday, 5-30-2017

PC Notes

Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team wrapped up their participation in the Big South Baseball Championship Tournament last Sunday where they did a lot better than some folks expected, so let’s recap how things went… You can get more details on each game by clicking on its score.

  • Thursday: PC 6 – UNC-A 4… As you may recall, I reported last Friday that PC opened up their tournament participation on Thursday where they defeated UNC-A by a score of 6-4
  • Friday: PC 7 – Gardner-Webb 6… In Friday’s game against G-W, PC jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 2 innings of play but the Runnin Bulldogs tied the game putting 3 on the board in the 4th inning… By the time to 9th inning rolled around PC had responded and led 7-4… G-W tried to battle back in the top of the 9th as they scored two runs before PC could get the third out making the final score 7-6.
  • Saturday: Winthrop 4 – PC 3… Then on Saturday the Blue Hose took on the #1 seeded Winthrop Eagles and lost a heartbreaker by a score of 4-3… PC led 3-1 going into the bottom of the 9th inning when the Eagles rallied and scored 3 runs to take the win… The loss forced the Blue Hose into an early Sunday morning game with the eagles to see who would advance to championship game later on Sunday
  • Sunday: PC 9 – Winthrop 4 (7)… On Sunday morning, the Blue Hose wasted little time in their quest for revenge for the 9th inning loss the night before as they scored 5 runs in the first inning and then went on to a 9-4 win over Winthrop in 7 innings… Cletis Avery and AJ Priaulx both homered in the first inning for the Blue Hose…
  • Sunday: Radford 9 – PC 2… Then on Sunday Afternoon PC and Radford faced off for the Big South Championship… The game was tied 1-1 going into the top of the 5th inning when Radford broke it open scoring 6 runs and then went on to a 9-2 win and the Big South Championship… PC finished the season with 32 wins (against 29 losses), a Division I era record and the most by a PC team since 2000 when it won 37 games. The Blue Hose finished third in the Big South standing, its highest ever finish, and went on to make its first appearance in the Big South Championship game… Congratulations to the Blue Hose on a fine season.

College Baseball Notes:

  • Field of 64 FinalizedYesterday the NCAA Division I baseball Committee finalized the field of 64 teams and announced the top 8 seeds that will host Super Regionals if they make it out of their regionals… The top 8 seeds are Oregon St. (49-4), North Carolina (47-12), Florida (42-16), LSU (43-17), Texas Tech (43-15), TCU (42-16), Louisville (47-10) and Stanford (40-14)…. The Clemson Tigers found out who their opponents will be and when their regional will start yesterday… Their regional will start this Friday when St. John’s takes on Vanderbilt at noon and then the Tigers will take on UNC-Greensboro at 7:00 pm… The Tigers are the #1 seed in their regional and Vanderbilt the #2 seed… The Gamecocks and defending National Champion Coastal Carolina did not make it into the field of 64…. For more information on the who made it and who did not as well as a breakdown of how many teams from each Conference made it, click here….
  • Link to Interactive Bracket… If you click here you will be carried to an interactive bracket where you can click on any of the 16 regionals and it will show you the teams, schedules and results for that regional.

Pro Sports

  • Braves 6 – Angels 3… The Braves continued their road trip to the west coast yesterday as they stopped in Anaheim for a series with the Angels… Julio Teheran navigated around three solo homers and Matt Adams and Danny Santana hit two-run doubles in a six-run third inning as the Braves went on to top the Angels, 6-3… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Rome 3 – Drive 2 (11)… The Greenville Drive finally returned home to Flour Field yesterday and were scheduled to play a doubleheader with the Rome Braves… Rain forced the cancelation of the second game and the Drive might wish it would have done the same to the first game as Rome took a 3-2 win in 11 innings…      The Braves used a solo homerun by Justin Ellison to get the win in the 11th inning… For more information on this game, click here. 

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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