Sports Report for Monday, 6-5-2017

Local Notes:

LDHS

  • Girls’ Summer Basketball Workouts…. Coach Yoneko Allen is inviting any young lady who is interested in trying out for basketball at the middle school or high school level this next season to participate in the summer basketball workout starting today at LDHS… In order to participate, you must have a current physical dated April 1, 2017 or later… The workouts will take place every day this week except Thursday and will start at 5:30 pm… There will be other workouts at dates and times she will announce… If you have any questions contact Coach Allen at 864-682-3151 or email her at yallen@laurens55.org.

 College Baseball NotesClick on the scores of each game below for details on that game.

Clemson Regional… I’m sure most true Tiger fans kept up with the Tigers in the regional at Doug Kingsmore stadium but just in case you missed something.

  • Friday: Clemson 5 – UNC-G 4… On Friday the Tigers took a 5-4 win over the Spartans of UNC-Greensboro in their first game of the regionals… The Spartans took an early 1-0 lead but Clemson scored 4 runs in the 5th inning and then went on to take the win.
  • Saturday: Vanderbilt 9 – Clemson 4… Then on Saturday the Tigers took on the Commodores of Vanderbilt in a winners bracket game… The Commodores threw their ace pitcher Kyle Wright at the Tigers and he did give up a few runs but the Tiger pitchers gave up more as the Commodores won the game 9-4 pounding out 16 hits to the Tigers 9.
  • Sunday, Game 1: Clemson 6 – UNC-G 3… The loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday dropped the Tigers into the losers bracket where they were to face the Spartans of UNC Greensboro again yesterday at 1:00 pm and the winner of that game would face Vanderbilt at 7:00 pm and have to beat them twice to win the regional… However bad weather in the Clemson area forced the game with the Spartans to be delayed until; about 6 pm yesterday… The Spartans jumped out to an early lead but Logan Davidson’s two-run homer in the 7th inning helped lift the Tigers to a 6-3 win over the Spartans.
  • Sunday, Game 2: Clemson 6 – Vanderbilt 0… After winning the game with the Spartans, the Tigers had just a few minutes to catch their breath before the game with the Commodores started just after 10:00 pm last night… For those of you who did not stay up to watch it there is good news if you are a Tiger fan as Clemson took a 6-0 win forcing a winner take all game today at 4:00 pm… The Tigers got a great game out of graduate right-hander Tyler Jackson who pitched a two-hit shutout while the Tigers picked up 10 hits including a solo homerun by Weston Jackson who went 3-5 on the day and had 3 RBIs… The winner of today’s game at which starts at 4:00 pm and can be seen on ESPN3 will be the regional winner and advance to the Super Regional and will be playing Oregon state and I do believe it will be out in Oregon…. Good Luck to the Tigers!

Pro Sports    For more information on any of the following games, click on their score.

Braves … The Braves were in Cincinnati for a 3-game series with the Reds over the weekend.

  • Friday: Reds 3 – Braves 2 (10)… On Friday the Braves and the Reds battled to a 2-2 tie at the end of 9 innings with the Braves outhitting the Reds 11-5… In the 10th inning each team picked up one more hit but the problem for Braves fans is that the Reds hit was a leadoff solo homer by Devin Mesoraco in the bottom of the 10th to give the Reds a 3-2 win.
  • Saturday: Braves 6 – Reds 5 (12)… Saturday’s game was somewhat similar to Friday’s game in that the two teams were tied at the end of 9 innings this time by a score of 5-5… However the results were different in that the Braves took a 6-5 win in 12 innings and they had matt Adams bat to thank for the win… Not only did he get the winning run in the 12th inning on a solo homer but he also had a grand slam in the 5th inning where the Braves scored a total of 5 runs.
  • Sunday: Braves 13 – Reds 8… Yesterday the Braves and the reds hooked up in the rubber-game of the 3-games series and good news for Braves fans as they won 13-8… The long ball definitely played a part in this game as each team had 3 homeruns but the Braves managed to outhit the Reds 13-8 in the game to pick up the other runs they needed… The Braves now return home tonight after the long road trip and will start a week long home stand with a the first team into the Sun Trust Park tonight will be the Phillies for a 4-game series.

Drive … The Drive completed their 4-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs over the weekend… As you may remember the series started on Thursday with Greenville taking a 3-2

  • Friday: Drive 4 – RiverDogs 2…. On Friday the Drive again were victorious this time by a score of 4-2… The game was tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the 8th when the Drive put 2 runs on the board and tehn blanked the RiverDogs in the top of the 9th to take the win.
  • Saturday: RiverDogs  5 – Drive 0… On Saturday the RiverDogs bounced back to take a 5-0 win over the Drive scoring 3 runs in the 6th and single runs in the 7th and the 8th innings to take the win.
  • Sunday: RiverDogs 17 – Drive 0… Yesterday the two teams finished their series but someone forgot to tell the Drive pitchers and bats that there was a game because the RiverDogs put an old-fashioned beat-down on the Drive taking a 17-0 win handing the Drive their worse loss of the season… The RiverDogs pummeled the Drive pitchers getting 17 hits (three of which were homers) while the Dive managed just 5 hits in the game… The Drive are off tonight and will start a week long road trip tomorrow with the first stop being in Hickory, NC. 

This & That:

  • Laurens Adult Basketball League… The Laurens Adult Basketball League (LABL) will kick off its inaugural season in early June… 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 early June to early July. 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… Anyone interested in fielding a team is invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, June 7 at 6pm at The Ridge at Laurens…  For more information, contact Jason Pridgen at laurensprd@yahoo.com or 864-681-7275.
  • Raider Youth Baseball Camp… Coach Patterson, his staff and both current and former players will be conducting a youth baseball camp July 10-113… The camp is open to all youth in the community between the ages of 7-13…. The basic fundamentals including throwing, catching, hitting, base running, and pitching will be covered… Water and snacks for the campers will be provided with plenty of breaks between periods each day… The camp will be held at Ed Prescott Field between the hours of 5:00 – 7:30 pm and the cost is $40 (cash only) per camper… If you click here you will find more information as to what you should bring and a form that needs to be completed and signed by the parents and brought to the camp when you register that morning… Raider Baseball wants to provide our youth baseball players with the proper instructions on how to become a successful baseball player, and also an idea of what it takes to be RAIDER!
  • 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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