Sports Report for Monday, 4-9-2018

Local Notes:


  • Baseball: JL Mann 9 – Laurens 2… The Laurens Raider baseball team finished their participation in the Upstate Diamond Classic last Friday (all games Saturday were canceled due to weather) with a 9-2 loss to the Patriots of JL Mann at Mann… Three Patriot pitchers combined to hold down the Raider offense by limiting the Raiders to just 3 hits while three Raider pitchers allowed the 9 Patriot runs on just 8 hits… The Raiders also committed 3 errors and hit 3 Patriot batters almost all of which helped the Patriots get their runs… The Patriots picked up single runs in the first two innings and carried a 2-0 lead into the top of the fourth inning where the Raiders scored their two runs… In that inning Jalen Bragg reached on an error and Nathan Rutter doubled moving him to third… Layton Mahon then walked to load the bases with 1 out… Kobe Williams then lined a single to center that drove in both runs with Rutter beating the throw to the plate… Unfortunately the Raiders could not get another run across the plate or in the inning or the remainder of the game… The Patriots added 2 runs in the fifth and 3 in the sixth to make the final 9-2… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-6-Mann… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-6-Mann-SC…  Now weather permitting the Raiders are scheduled to host Clinton in round two of their annual 2-game series today as part of a JV-Varsity doubleheader… We plan on brining you the varsity game here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and on the internet at  starting at about 7:30.


Pros… For more details on each of the games listed below, click on their score at the start of each.

Braves…  The Braves were on the road this weekend taking on the Colorado Rockies… They will remain on the road for the next 3 days as they travel to DC to take on the Washington Nationals.

  • Friday: Braves 8 – Rockies 3…. The Braves opened the series on Friday with an 8-3 win as their offense pounded out 11 hits while 4 Brave pitchers held the Rockies to just 7 hits… Ozzie Albies homered for the Braves in the first inning in which the Braves put 4 runs on the board.
  • Saturday: Rockies 3 – Braves 2… The Rockies came back on Saturday and outhit the Braves 10-8 as they took a 3-2 win over the Bravos… Tony Wolters drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 9th to left the Rockies to the win.
  • Sunday: Braves 4 – Rockies 0… The Braves came back yesterday and took a 4-0 win to give them their 3rd series win in a row and lifting them to a 6-3 record on the young season… Nick Markakis, Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies all homered for the Braves.

Drive… As you may recall I mentioned Friday morning that the Greenville Drive started their season on the road last Thursday night taking an 8-1 win over the West Virginia Power up in West Virginia… They will remain on the road as they travel to Lexington, KY to take on the Legends in a 3-game series starting tonight.

  • Friday: Drive 4 – Power 2… the Drive won the second game on Friday by a score of 4-2 outhitting the Power 11-4.
  • Sunday, game 1: Power 8 – Drive 7… Rain caused Saturday’s game to be postponed and therefore they played a doubleheader yesterday… In the first game the Power rebounded to take an 8-7 win over the Drive…The Power broke a 7-7 tie in the bottom of the 8th inning (the last inning they played due to it being a doubleheader) on a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded.
  • Sunday, game 2: Power 10 – Drive 3… In the second game yesterday, the Power ted the series at 2 games each as they took a 10-3 win over the Drive… The Drive outhit the Power but 3 Drive errors didn’t help their cause.

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.

  • 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 Alumni Baseball Game Scheduled… The LDHS 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 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: or text me at 864-981-3470.