Sports Report for Thursday, 4-5-2018

Local Notes:

CHS… I need to do some catching up on some of the sports at CHS that occurred just before the spring break  started that I just did not have time to get to.

Tennis:

  • CHS 4 – Riverside 3…On Wednesday of last week the Red Devil boys’ tennis team stepped out region action and traveled to Riverside to take on the Warriors…. Good news here as the Red Devils took a hard fought 4-3 win over a traditionally strong Class-AAAAA Warrior team… To see who took wins for the Red Devils and other match details, click here.
  • CHS 7 – Chapman 0… The following day they went back into region play as they defeated Chapman at Chapman… Again to see who took wins for the Red Devils and other match details, click here… The team is now 7-1 overall and 5-0 in region play and will be back in action next Tuesday when they host the Newberry Bulldogs.

Boys’ varsity soccer:

  • CHS 4 – Woodruff 1… Tuesday last week the boys varsity soccer team traveled to Woodruff and came back happy as they took a 4-1 win… For match details including who scored for the Red Devils, click here.
  • CHS 5 – Broome 0… Then on Thursday the team was back in action as they hosted the Broome Centurions… Again there is good news for Red Devil fans as they took a 5-0 win over the Centurions… For complete match details, click here… The team is now 7-6 on the season and 5-2 in region play and will travel to Chapman next Tuesday as they continue in region play.

 

LDHS

  • Baseball: Laurens 9 – Daniel 6… The Raider baseball team started its participation in the Upstate Diamond Classic at JL Mann on a positive note yesterday as they defeated the Daniel Lions 9-6 to raise the Raider season record to 6-5… The Raiders got on the board first scoring 3 runs after two were out on hits by Jalen Bragg, Layton Mahon, Kobe Williams and a walk to Nathan Rutter… The Lions responded by plating two runs in the bottom of the inning… The Raiders added 2 more runs in the top of the second to go up 5-2… Daniel took the lead in the bottom of the third inning when they put 4 runs on the board to go up 6-5… The Raiders retook the lead for good plating 2 runs in the top of fourth inning on a mixture of Lion errors, wild pitches a double by Zac Rice and a sacrifice fly by Ty Foster… The Raiders added 2 insurance runs in the sixth inning when Foster reached on an error and two batters later Jalen Bragg hit a two-run homer the first for the Raiders this season… The Raiders had 9 hits in the game with Jalen Bragg, Nathan Rutter, Kobe Williams and Zac Rice getting 2 hits each… Tanner Smith picked up the win pitching the last 4 innings in relief of Nate Towels…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-4-Dan … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-4-Dan-SC… The Raiders are back in action in the tournament at JL Mann this afternoon as they take on the Seneca Bobcats at 2 pm.

 

Pros… For more information on the game(s) listed below, click on their score.

  • Braves 7 – Nationals 1… The Braves and the Nationals completed their 3-game series in Atlanta yesterday afternoon and good news for Braves fans as they took a 7-1 win over the Nationals giving them the series wins 2 games to 1… The Braves jumped out an early lead scoring 3 runs in the first inning and that would be all they needed as Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz pitched 5⅓ strong inning giving up the 1 earned run on 4 hits while striking out 8 and walking just 2…. Braves left fielder Preston Tucker had 2 hits in the game and one of them was his second home run of the season that drove in all 3 of the Braves runs in the first inning.

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 www.wlbg.com… All are home games unless noted.

  • Monday, 4-9-, Baseball Clinton at Laurens
  • 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 kjpatterson@laurens55.org…. 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.

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.