Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-4-18

Local Notes:


  • Louie Alexander Added to Football Staff… According to other media sources, Louie Alexander will be added to the CHS football coaching staff pending school board approval… Alexander had been a long time football coach at Mid-Carolina until he recently resigned both his head football coaching duties as well as those of athletic director…


  • Baseball… Weather permitting; the Raider baseball team starts their participation in the Upstate Diamond Classic at JL Mann this morning at 11:00 am taking on the Daniel Lions… They continue action tomorrow taking on Seneca at 2:00 pm, Friday JL Mann at 5:00 and then a game on Saturday against an opponent at and time to be determined by earlier results

Laurens County Speedway… The LCS opened the 2018 season last Saturday night so let’s do a check on the opening night results in each division’s main event… (First, Second & Third)

  • Limited… Michael Smith, Billy Rushton & Tony Quarles… Michael Smith started on the pole and led wire to wire and the battle was for second where Billy Ruston bested Tony Pulley.
  • Thunder Bombers… Dusty Eaves, Tony Bagwell & Daniel Overstreet… Dusty Eaves picked up the win coming from behind to move into first near the end of the race.
  • 602 Crate… Jeff Robinson, Billy Rushton & Mart Patterson… After several cautions at the start of the race, Jeff Robinson was in front and front and the big battle was for second where Billy Rushton outdueled Mart Patterson.
  • Monster Minis / 4 Cylinder… Rod Tucker, Travis Sharpe & Larry Teal… Rod Tucker took the lead after the second attempt to get the race started and held on to take the win by a comfortable margin.
  • FWD… Alex Woodward, Robert Spencer & Carson Crowder… Alex Woodward slipped into the lead about the fifth lap of the main event and then went on to take the win.
  • 604 Crate… Taylor Puckett, Goose Calvert & Steven Bowie… Taylor Puckett started on the front row and got off to a good start and finished first… Goose Calvert challenged him early in the race but then fell behind finished second.
  • EnduroShane Roberts, Bruce Barnett & Eric Caughhorn… The LCS added the Enduro division and the first winner was Shane Roberts.

Pros: Click on the scores of games below for more information about the game.

  • Braves 13 – Nationals 6… Last night down in Atlanta the Braves handed the Washington Nationals their first loss of the season as the Braves soundly defatted the Nationals by a score of 15-6… The Braves bats pounded out 15 hits with Ozzie Albies going 3-3 and both Preston Tucker (solo homer in the first) and Freddie Freeman (3-run homer in the second) homered for the Braves… The Braves play a noon game today so they can get out of town and head for Colorado to start a series with them on Friday.

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.


 Broadcast Schedule… Below is the broadcast schedule for baseball and softball for the next several days on Real Radio 860 WLBG…  And as usual you can hear it live on the internet at… All are home games unless noted.

  • Tuesday, 4-10, Softball host Hillcrest @ 7:30
  • Friday, 4-13, Baseball host Hillcrest @ 7:30
  • Monday, 4-16, Baseball host Woodruff @ 6:00
  • Tuesday, 4-17, Softball host Greenwood @ 7:30
  • Friday, 4-20, Baseball host Greenwood @ 7:30

This & That:

  • 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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