Sports Report for Tuesday, 6-27-2017

PC Season Football Tickets on Sale

  • PC has 7 home games this season and the first one is on Saturday, Sept 16 when the Blue Hose host Campbell in the first of 6 home games in a row.
  • Blue chair back reserve seats are only $120.00 for the entire 7-game home season.
  • Bench reserved seating is $90 per seat for the season.
  • Parking is $5 per game but season parking passes are available for $25.
  • Per game seating (subject to availability) is $2o per game for chair type seats bench general admission will be $10 per seat for adults and $5 for students.
  • For more information on PC season tickets and a link to the season ticket order form click here… For the PC football schedule, click here. … Go Blue Hose!! 

Local Notes: 

Clinton 11-12 All-Stars have been participating in the District 3 Tournament at the Clinton YMCA

  • Friday: Clinton 19 – Saluda 2…. The All-Stars put up 7 runs in the 1st inning and added 12 in the 3rd to end the game.  Luke White pitched the first 2 innings giving up 2 earned runs.  Justin Copeland came on to pitch a scoreless 3rd… The All-Stars were led offensively by RT Corley who went 1-3 with a grand slam, Wilson Wages 1-2 with a 3 run HR, and Wil Stewart 2-2, double, and 3 RBIs… Head Coach Matt Stewart commented after the game: “Great way to open our district tournament, especially on our home field.  Very proud of these guys… Hopefully we can keep this momentum going into Sunday… 6 good teams in this tournament, we’ll have to play really well to advance…  Our goal stays the same, win 1 game and that’s Sunday at 4pm.”..Clinton’s 11-12 All-Stars r team members are RT Corley, Austin Copeland, Justin Copeland, Wilson Wages, Landen Vo, Zane McClendon, Wil Stewart, Luke White, Zach Fortman, Caleb Taylor, Bryce Young, and Kason Copeland.  Head Coach Matt Stewart, assisted by Brian Fortman, and Josh McClendon.
  • Sunday: Clinton 9 – Edgefield 4… Clinton’s 11-12 All-Stars rallied back from a 4-0 1st inning deficit to beat Edgefield County 9-4 Sunday in the District 3 tournament at the Clinton YMCA… With one out and the bases loaded Edgefield’s Greg Bryant sent the first pitch he saw over the left field fence for a grand slam putting Edgefield up 4-0 in the top half of the first inning…  The All-Stars quickly responded in their half scoring 4 runs of their own, highlighted by an Austin Copeland homerun… The All-Stars would tack on 1 run each in the 3rd and 4th innings as well as 3 in the 5th to round out the scoring… Wil Stewart pitched a complete game for Clinton allowing 3 earned runs off 5 hits while striking out 5… After giving up 4 runs in the 1st inning, 3 earned, Stewart held Edgefield scoreless through the next 5 innings while only facing 2 over the minimum during that span… Offensively Clinton was led by Austin Copeland 2-3 ,2 HRs, 3 RBIs, Wilson Wages 2-3, HR, 2 RBIs, and Landen Vo 2-3, 2 RBIs… “Wow!!  What a great game!  Hats off to Edgefield County, they are a very good baseball team.  We could have folded our tents there so to speak during that 1st inning when they put up 4 on us in a hurry,” Head Coach Matt Stewart commented afterward.  “Really proud of our kids for battling back, not getting down , and sticking to what we constantly tell them; which is, “do what you’ve been coached to do.”  To often kids lose focus when things start to go bad and big innings can quickly get much worse…  We as coaches always tell them do what you’ve been coached to do in practice and the score will take care of itself.  What a great pitching performance by Wil Stewart, he was lights out after that 1st inning, didn’t get rattled after giving up that grand slam and completely shut them down for the next 5 innings.  Just goes to show what kind of competitor he is…  Austin Copeland and Wilson Wages had clutch performances to lead us offensively, their special players the moment is never too big for them.”

Clinton 9-10 Minors All-Stars have been participating in the District 3 Tournament at Abbeville

  • Saturday: Clinton 6 – Abbeville 1
  • Sunday: Edgefield 5 – Clinton 4.  

CWS… Click on score for more information.

  • Florida 4 – LSU 3In the first game of the College World Series last night out in Omaha, the Florida Gators took a 4-3 win over the LSU Tigers… The Gators scored 3 runs in the 4th inning than held on to take the win… LSU actually outhit Florida 9-6 but just could not get the clutch hit when needed…. Game two of the best of three series is tonight at 8:00 pm on ESPN. 

Countdown to Kickoff… The numbers of days left to the first football games are as follows;

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17) : 60
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 60
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 66
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 81 

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

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and will return to action tonight out on the west coast as they start a 3-game series with the Padres… The Braves are now 36-39 on the season and are in second place in the NL east 9 games behind the division leading Washington Nationals and 1.5 games ahead of the marlins who are in third place in the division.
  • Tourist 5 – Drive 4… The Greenville Drive started a 4-game series with the Tourist up in Ashville last night and it started on a sour note as the Tourist took a 5-4 win… The Drive led 1-0 going into the bottom of the 5th inning when the Tourist took the lead putting 4 runs on the board… The Drive tied the game with 3 runs in the top of the 7th but the Tourist scored a single run in the bottom of the inning to plate what would prove to be the winning run. 

This & That:

  • Raider Softball Clinics… Coach Haley Register Satterfield the new head coach of the of the Laurens Raider varsity softball team will be holding FREE softball clinics at LDHS this summer… The clinics are open to all young ladies between the ages of 8 and 13 who are interested in learning to play softball and depending on participation they may lead to a travel team being formed this summer… The clinics will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between the hours of 7:00 – 8:15 pm… The clinics will end July 31st and there will not be any clinics during the July 4th week.… Each young lady needs to bring a glove, bat, tennis shoes and cleats to practice… If you have any questions about this, contact coach Satterfield at hmregister@laurens55.org.
  • Raider Youth Baseball Camp… Coach Patterson, his staff and both current and former players will be conducting a youth baseball camp July 10-13… 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…. The last day to vote is Thursday 6-29 a minute before midnight.
  • Laurens Parks & Recreation Youth Football Camp….The Laurens Parks and Recreation Dept. is having a youth football camp on July 22nd for youth ages 7-12… The camp is designed to teach the proper fundamentals of football and to give the attendees experience and knowledge of what it takes to make it to the NFS… Autwan Edwards, Rahim Abdullah and Airese Currie all of whom are NFL draftees will be coaching the camp… Ramon Robinson an elite QB coach in the southeast will also be one of the coaches… The cost of the camp is $65 and those who register will automatically be registered for the Parks and Recreation youth tackle football program this fall….You do noy have to be a resident of Laurens to attend and you do not have to play in the youth football program this fall to attend…If you have questions or want more details contact the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department at       681-7275 or email them at laurensprd@yahoo.com
  • 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! !

 

Sport and Specialty Camps at the Clinton & Laurens YMCA as well as Presbyterian College 

The Family YMCAs of Clinton and Laurens want to remind you that they have a full summer of specialty camps and activities available for the youth of our area… If you go to the WLBG home page and look down in the Featured Sports section on the right side toward the bottom of the page, you will find a posting that has information about these camps at both YMCAs or simply click here to go to that posting…

2017 PC Sports Camps… PC has different sports camps throughout the summer… Below are the next couple of camps that I know of being held at PC.

  • PC 2017 Elite Residential Boys Soccer Camp…       July 13 – 16… Boys 11-18The Presbyterian College Elite Residential Camp is intended to put college-bound elite high school soccer player in the best possible environment in this intense four-day camp. During the day, camper will be in high-level technical and tactical training session conducted by the Presbyterian College staff or other high level college coaches from the area. In the evening players will be coached and evaluated in 11 vs.11 match play…. It is open to boys ages 11-18 and the cost is $450.00 (more or less) for each camper… For more information on how to register and what to bring, click here.
  • Elite Football Camp…July 15th, 10:00– 3:00 pm… The Coach Tommy Spangler Elite Football Camp is designed for high school juniors and seniors to receive individual instruction from the Presbyterian College coaching staff…  Campers will receive instruction in Fundamentals, Skills, and Techniques as well as one-on-one drills…  Our camps are designed to make each participant a better football player while creating a fun and competitive environment…. The cost is $40… For more information on how to register, cost and what to bring, click here.
  • Boys Evening Day Soccer Camp… August 4-6…Boys 5-15… This camp is designed to help young men improve their skills at any level through teaching fundamentals and game play…       … For more information on how to register and what to bring, click here.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.