Sports Report for Wednesday, 6-28-2017

Local Notes:

 

The Clinton 9-12 Dixie Minors All-Star Team has been in action the last two nights in the District 3 Tournament in Abbeville so let’s catch up on their scores (sorry no other details available).

  • Monday: Clinton 13 – Mid-Carolina 6
  • Tuesday: Clinton 17 – Edgefield 1.

 

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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17) : 59
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 59
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 65
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 80 

CWS… For more information on the game, click on the score.

  • Florida 6 – LSU 1The Florida Gators won the Division I College World series last night by taking a 6-1 win over the LSU Tigers out in Omaha giving them their second straight win in the best of three finals… The Gators scored a run in the bottom of the first inning and another in the second to go up 2-0… The Tigers made it 2-1 scoring their only run in the top of the seventh inning… The Tigers threatened to score more in the seventh and eighth inning but good defense and relief pitching by the gators helped them hang on to their one-run lead going into the bottom of the eighth inning… In the eighth, the Gators exploded scoring 4 runs to and then slammed the door in the top of the ninth to bring home their first championship in baseball in their eleventh try in Omaha…. Florida pitcher Alex Faedo was named CWS Most Outstanding Player… The CWS All-Tournament team was also announced afterwards and the Gators had three players on it one of whom was Faedo… If you want to see who else made the team, click here.

 

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

  • Braves 3 – Padres 0 … The Braves started a 3-game series with the Padres last night out in san Diego and they started it on a positive note as they took a 3-0 win… The Braves rookie pitcher Sean Newcomb went six-plus scoreless innings and the Braves put two runs on the board in the top of the 4th innings on a two run double by third baseman Johan Camargo which would prove to be all the runs the Braves would need though they did add another in the top of the 9th.
  • Tourist 5 – Drive 3… The Greenville Drive and the Ashville Tourist hooked up in game 2 of their 4-game series in Ashville last night and the Drive actually outhit the Tourist 12-10 but that is not hat counts in the record book as it is runs they go by and the Tourist scored 5 to the Drive’s 3 to hand the Drive 5th loss in 6 games since the second half of the season started… The Drive led 3-2 going into the bottom of the 7th inning when the Tourist put 3 runs on the board to take the lead… The Drive had the bases loaded with one out in top of the 9th inning but just could not get the clutch hit to bring in the runs. 

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…

  • Clinton YMCA: The next camp at the Clinton YMCA is a T-ball camp July 10-13 for boys and girls ages 4-6 that you must sign up for by July 7th … Click here for more information.
  • Laurens YMCA: The next camp at the Laurens YMCA is a Pee-Wee camp for youth ages 3-6 that is to be held July 11-13… The campers will be introduced to T-ball, flag football, soccer, gaga ball & disc golf… Click here for more information.

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.