Sports Report for Thursday, 3-29-2018

Local Notes:


  • Softball: Laurens 4 – Clinton 3… Yesterday the Laurens Raider softball team traveled to Clinton to take on the Red Devils… This was the second meeting between the two teams as they faced each other in a tournament at the beginning of the season and the Raiders took a 6-4 win in that game.. Well last night saw fewer runs scored by both teams but in the end the Raiders were once again victorious this time by a score of 4-3… The Red Devils got on the board first plating 3 runs in the second inning… Elizabeth Childress started the inning off reaching base on a Raider error… Ashlyn Abercrombie was then hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second base… Two batters later, Kamryn Akins singled down the left field line but the Raider left fielder booted the fielding of the ball as it went all the way into the corner… This error was enough to allow bith runners and the speedy Akins to score making it 3-0… The Raiders did get those 3 runs back in the top of the third when Jillian Sward led off with a single and then stole second base… Cassy Plaia then walked and Vanessa Harshaw bunted her way on to load the bases… Octavia Johnson was then hit by a pitch to force in the first Raider run… Rachel Delio then lined out to Grayson Taylor playing second who trough to first to double off Johnson before she could get back to base… Kauree Munyan then hit a hard line drive double into left field to score Plaia and Harshaw tying the game… The Raiders put the winning run on the board in the sixth inning when with one out Munyan singled and moved to second when Michaela Smith drew a walk…  Two batters later Tamara Hayne singled to drive in Munyan with what would prove to be the winning run… The Red Devils threatened in their half of the sixth getting a runner as far as third base but just could not advance her the last 60 feet… Rachel Delio picked up the win pitching the last 5 ⅔ innings in relief of Taylor Powell while Kamryn Akins took the loss for the Red Devils… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-SB-3-28-18-Clin… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-SB-3-28-18-Clin-SC… The Raiders travel to JL Mann for a varsity only game starting at 6 pm today while the Red Devils travel to Woodruff next Monday.


Baseball: Laurens 9 – Woodruff 2… The Raider baseball team was on the road yesterday as they traveled up to Woodruff to take on former Laurens assistant coach Grant Ramsey and his Woodruff Wolverines… The ride back home was a happy one for the Raiders as they took a 9-2 win over the Wolverines… The Raiders wasted little time as they came off the bus swinging their bats as they put 5 runs on the board in the top of the first inning… Heat Bragg, Jalen Bragg, Nathan Rutter an Nick Robertson all drove in runs for the Raiders… The Raiders added another run in the fifth inning and three ore in the seventh… The Raiders had 8 hits in the game with Heath Bragg, Jalen Bragg and Nick Robertson each getting two hits… Nate Towels picked up the complete game win striking out 7 and walking 2 while giving up the two earned runs on 5 hits… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-3-28-Wood… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-3-28-Wood-SC… The Raiders will see action again this Saturday when they host the Emerald Vikings in a 2:00 pm contest making up a game rained out earlier in the season.


Sports Schedules for this Week

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy… To see the Laurens Academy baseball schedule and results, click here.


This & That:

  • The Annual Little River Spring Festival sponsored by PRTC will be held at Laurens City Park on Saturday, March 31 from 10am-12pm…  The event is free and includes activities such as an Egg Hunt, Crafts, Bounce houses and other fun games…  The event is open to children ages 10 and under…  The egg hunt will be divided into age appropriate groups…  For more information or to find out how you can get involved please contact the Recreation Department at 681-7275 or email
  • Inaugural Raider Alumni Baseball Game Scheduled… The LDHS Raider baseball team will be holding their first ever alumni baseball game on Saturday, April 14th at Ed Prescott Field… Any alumni who wish to participate needs to contact Coach Tori Patterson at 864-200-8654 or email…. The first pitch is scheduled for 11:00 am… Now the night before (Friday, April 13th) they will have a meet and greet for the alumni players starting at 5:45 pm at the field… Those alumni on hand will be recognized before the Raider baseball game against the Hillcrest Rams that starts about 7:30… So if you are an baseball alumni and want to meet up with other past players and have a little fun mark those dates on your calendar and contact Coach Patterson.

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