Sports Report for Monday, 7-24-17

Local Notes:

Laurens LL Majors All-Stars Open State Tournament Play… Over the weekend this team opened play in the state tournament up in Taylors at the Northwood LL facility

  • Saturday: Laurens 14 – Darlington 5… On Saturday the team wasted little time scoring as they scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and 5 more in the bottom of the 2nd and then went on to take a 14-5 win over an all-star team from Darlington… Laurens outhit Darlington 9-3 and took advantage of at least 4 Darlington miscues.
  • Sunday: Laurens 12 – Tega Cay-Fort Mill 5… Yesterday the team did not get on the board first the team from TCFM did that scoring 1 run in the top of the first inning… However Laurens did get on the board the most as they put 6 on the board in the second inning and then went on to take a 12-5 win over TCFM… Laurens batts came alive pounding out 16 hits while their 3 pitchers held TCFM to just 4 hits… Laurens is one of only 2 undefeated teams left in the double elimination tournament and they are scheduled to face off against the other undefeated team from Greenville tomorrow at 6 pm… I am sure they would appreciate a lot of fans coming up there tomorrow to cheer them on. 

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

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-25-17): 32
  • Laurens Academy at Holly Hill (8-25-17): 32
  • PC at Wake Forest (Thursday, 8-31-17): 38
  • PC home opener vs. Campbell (9-18-17): 54 

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

Braves… The Braves completed their 4-game series with the Dodgers out in LA over the weekend… As you may recall they took the opening game on Thursday by a score of 6-3.

  • Friday: Braves 12 – Dodgers 3… On Friday the Braves made it 2 in a row as they defeated the Dodgers 12-3… The Braves pounded out 13 hits to the Dodgers 7 and 3 of them were homeruns… Freddie Freeman had a solo shot in the 5th (18), Tyler Flowers had a 3-run homer in the 6th (8) and the big blow was a grand slam by Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia in the 5th (1)…. Garcia also picked up the win
  • Saturday: Dodgers 6 – Braves 2… On Saturday the Dodgers rebounded to take a 6-2win over the Braves… Very simply they outhit the Braves 12-6 and 3 0f their 12 hits were homers.
  • Sunday: Dodgers 5 – Braves 4… Yesterday the Braves trailed 4-1 going into the top of the 9th inning in the series finale when the Braves Matt Adams belted a 3-run homer that tied the score and the Braves held the Dodgers in the bottom of the inning to send the game into extra innings… The Braves went down in order in the top of the 10th but the Dodgers used 3 singles and an intentional walk to get a walk-off win on a single by Larry Forsythe to take a 5-4 win and finish the series with a split…. The Braves travel to Phoenix to start a 3-game series with the D-backs.

Drive… The Drive finished their series with Greensboro on Friday and then moved on to Hickory to start a 4-game series with the Crawdads on Saturday.

  • Friday: Drive 4 – Grasshoppers 1… The Drive ended their series with Greensboro with a 4-1 win on Friday thus taking the series 2 games to 1… They simply outhit the Hoppers 9-4 with third baseman Bobby Dalbec hitting a solo homer in the 8th for the Drive.
  • Saturday: Crawdads 7 – Drive 3… On Saturday the Drive opened their series with the Hickory Crawdads on a sour note as they lost 7-3… Hickory scored first putting 5 runs on the board in the 3rd inning with 4 of them coming on a grand slam homerun and the drive just could not recover from that.
  • Sunday: Crawdads 3 – Drive 0… Sunday the Drive had trouble getting their offense in gear as thy had only 4 hits and lost to Hickory by a score of 3-0. 

Panthers Training Camp Starts Wednesday, 7-26-17… It is almost time for the Panthers to once again start the preseason training camp at Wofford College… The first practice will start at 6:30 on 7-26-17 at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College… To go to the Panthers website where you can get all your questions as to dates, times, parking directions and what you can bring or not bring, click here.

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
  • 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 Fall Flag Football and Cheerleading… Registration is now open for flag football and cheerleading at the Clinton Family YMCA… For flag football there will be 3 age groupings 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12…. Cheerleading is open to youth in grades K-6…. For more information including cost, fall-out dates, click here… The last day to register is Friday, August 18th… Of course you can call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555.
  • 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 and the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department.


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: No further summer camps… See above for flag football and cheerleading information.
  • Laurens YMCA: The next camp at the Laurens YMCA is a soccer camp for youth ages 7-15 that will take place from Tuesday, August 8 to Thursday, August 10th…The camp will be conducted by the Lakeland Toros a Greenwood based soccer team… The camp will be in the mornings from 9-11 am and with the experience of the Toros should be an excellent camp!… Click here for more information.

City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Sports… For more information on any of the following camps call 681-7275 and go The Ridge to register… You can also email them at

  • Basketball Camp… This camp will be July 31 – August 2 and is open to youth ages 9-13… The cost of this camp will be $40 and will be held at The Ridge from 9:00 am – noon each day.

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.

  • 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.

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