Sports Report for Friday, 4-6-2018

PC Notes:

  • Softball… The Blue Hose softball team was scheduled to host SC State on Wednesday but the threat of bad weather caused to game to be postponed until April 25th… The team is back in action starting today as they host the Winthrop Eagles at 3:30 and then continue the 3-game series tomorrow and Sunday… For  times and results, click here.
  • Baseball: The Blue Hose baseball team did get two games in this week… On Tuesday they traveled to Durham, NC and lost 7-2 to NC Central… The very next day (Wednesday) they rebounded as they took a 12-8 win over North Carolina A&T in Clinton… To see more details on these games click on their scores… The team is on the road this weekend as they travel up I-26 to take on UNC Ashville in a 3-game series with the first game scheduled for 3 pm this afternoon… These games can be seen on the Big South Network and you can finds link to it by clicking here.

Local Notes:

LDHS

  • Baseball: Seneca 11 – Laurens 8… The Raiders continued their participation in the Upstate Diamond Classic at JL Mann yesterday taking on the Seneca Bobcats and found themselves on the wrong side of an 11-8 final score with the Bobcats breaking an 5 game winning streak by the Raiders… To be honest it was not the best game the Raiders have played recently as 4 Raider errors figured into the Bobcat scores along with a couple of questionable calls by the umps (for me to say that as a retire 30 year umpire it takes a lot for me to say that). The Bobcats got on the board first scoring 4 runs in the first inning and part of them were on one of the questionable calls, 2 walks, a hit batter and a single… The Raiders responded by putting 3 runs on the board in the bottom of the first on a a couple of hits including an RBI double Kobe Williams and a sacrifice fly by Nathan Rutter… The Raiders tied the game in the bottom of the second when Tanner Smith walked, stole second and later scored on a pair of passed balls by the Seneca catcher… The Bobcats broke the game open in the third inning when they plated 6 runs on 4 hits, a pair of walks and a pair of Raider errors… The Raiders got one of the runs back in the fourth inning when Tanner Smith lead the inning off with a triple that was not handled cleanly by the Bobcats left fielder allowing him to score…. The Raiders mounted a comeback in the sixth inning that out 3 runs on the board to make it 10-8 Bobcats but in the top of the seventh the they got one of the runs back when they hit a sharp line drive in gap between Layton Mahon and Ty Foster that they were both trying to snag and collided and went to the ground… By the time they recovered enough to get the ball back in the Bobcat batter had raced home for an inside the park homer… The Raiders got the leadoff batter on in the seventh but a phantom double play eased him and the next batter struck out looking to end the game… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-5-Sen … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-5-Sen-SC… The Raider continue action in the tournament today as they take on the host JL Mann Patriots at 5 pm and are scheduled to play tomorrow against a foe and at a time yet to be determined… When / if  I know the specifics, I’ll post that information on our homepage at www.wlbg.com.
  • Golf… On Thursday, 3-29 the Raider golf team traveled to Thornblade CC up in Greer for a match with Mauldin, Spartanburg and Riverside… The order of finish for the teams was just as I stated as the Raiders finished 4th with a 197 while Mauldin finished first with a 152… Bailey Goode had the low score for the Raiders shooting a 46… To see what the other Raiders shot and for more match details, click here.
  • Tennis… The Raider tennis team was also in action last week and the news is not what I like to report as Boiling Springs took a 7-0 win over the Raiders… For more information on this match, click here.

Pros:

  • Braves… The Braves were off yesterday as they traveled to Colorado to start a 3-game series with the Rockies today at 4:10 pm EDST.
  • Drive 8 – West Virginia 1… The Greenville Drive opened their season on the road yesterday as they traveled up to Charleston, West Virginia to take on the West Virginia Power… Good news for Drive fans as they opened the season with an 8-1 win over the Power… For more information on this game, click here.

 

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… 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.