Sports Report for Thursday, 6-29-2017

Local Notes: 

Clinton 11-12 All-Stars Win District Tournament

  • Clinton’s 11-12 All-Stars outlasted Edgefield County 5-4 in 7 innings Tuesday night to claim the Dixie Youth District 3 Tournament title at the Clinton YMCA.  With the win Clinton advances to the Dixie Youth State Tournament in Hartsville, SC July 14-19… Edgefield opened the scoring in the bottom of the first putting up 2 runs off a single and a fielder’s choice.  Clinton responded in the top of the 2nd scoring 1 run off a 2 out single from Wil Stewart. .. Both Teams were held scoreless in the 3rd inning.  The All-Stars added 1 run in the 4th inning on a solo HR by RT Corley.  Wilson Wages led off the 5th with a double, stole 3rd and scored on passed ball to put the All-Stars up 3-2..  Luke White was hit by a pitch to start the top of the 6th, stole 2nd and advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch.  Zach Fortman delivered a 2 strike single to score White giving Clinton a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the inning… The All-Stars were 3 outs away from the district title.  Pitching for Clinton, Fortman quickly recorded the first 2 outs of the bottom of the 6th off a fly ball and a fielder’s choice which put Edgefield County’s leadoff hitter Drew Johnson at 1st base.  Number 2 hitter Chandler Mims worked a 2-1 count from Fortman and on the next pitch sent it over the right center field fence for a 2 run homer tying the game at 4-4… Fortman would record a strike out to end the inning… In Clinton’s half of the 7th, Corley led off with a single and would come around to score off another single from Austin Copeland giving Clinton a 5-4 lead entering the bottom of the 7th… Justin Copeland came on in relief of Fortman for the All-Stars pitching a scoreless bottom half, finally securing the District 3 title for Clinton…Clinton was led offensively by RT Corley 2-3 with a HR ,1 RBI and 2 runs scored, Wilson Wages 2-3 with a double.  Zach Fortman pitched 6 complete innings giving up 4 earned runs off 9 hits while striking out 4. Justin Copeland pitched the 7th inning allowing no hits and striking out 1…Coach Matt Stewart commented “Wow, what a game!  Neither team would back down, both teams gave everything they had tonight.  Can’t say enough about Edgefield’s Chandler Mims, he is a special player who can single handedly control and win a baseball game.  His pitching completely kept us off balance the entire game and delivering a 2 out last inning HR to tie the game is unbelievable.  We just managed to scratch across enough runs off him to win, it wasn’t easy” Head Coach Matt Stewart commented afterward.  Very proud of the way my guys hung in there an battled tonight.  They never gave up.  This team’s heart and will to compete is second to none.  For some on this team it’s their 6th straight district title and for the majority it’s their 5th straight.  These kids, every one of them, are extremely special players and more importantly great young men.  Remember their names, you will continue to read about them in the future!!!’… The team opens State Tournament play on July 15 at 9am against a team to be determined.

Clinton Minors Win District Championship

  • Last night the Clinton Minors All-Star Team (9-10) defeated Edgefield 5-1 over in Abbeville to capture District 3 Title for their age group… Sorry but I don’t have any details and they also will be advancing to the state tournament in July.

 

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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17) : 58
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 58
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 64
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 79 

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

  • Padres 7 – Braves 4… In game 2 of their 3-game series out in San Diego last night the padres put 2 runs on the board in the first inning and then went on to take a 7-4 win over the Braves… The Padres led 6-0 going into the top of the 6th inning where the Braves finally got on the board scoring all 4 of their runs…. The Padres had 12 hits in the game while the Braves managed only 7 with no Brave getting more than 1 hit.
  • Tourist 6 – Drive 5 (10)… The Greenville Drive continue to struggle after winning the first half of their season as they dropped their fourth game in a row (and sixth out of seven games since the all-star break) to the Tourist up in Ashville last night by a score of 6-5 in 10 innings… With one out in the 10th inning, the Tourist got a bases-loaded single for the walk off win… The Drive actually outhit the Tourist 15-11 but just could not get the clutch hit when needed 

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.