Sports Report for Thursday, 4-12-2018

Local Notes:


  • Two Sign at CHS… Yesterday morning at CHS, two student athletes signed to continue their education and sports careers at two local institutions of higher learning… Senior soccer player Zach Chaffins signed with USC-Union for the Bantams… Senior tennis player Isaac MacMillian signed with Coker College to play for the Cobras… I did do short video interviews with each of these players but a hectic schedule yesterday prevented me from being able to get them edited and posted… Good Lord willing I have them posted by tomorrow morning and give you the link to them on tomorrow’s sports report.
  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Newberry 0… Back on Tuesday the Red Devil tennis team hosted the Newberry Bulldogs and the Red Devils took a 6-0 win over the Bulldogs to raise their season record to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in region play… All singles players took wins and only the #2 doubles team played and they were also victorious… For complete match details, click here.
  • Soccer: Clinton 1 – Chapman 0…. Also on Tuesday the Red Devil boys’ soccer team was in action as they traveled to Chapman to take on the Panther… Good news here as they took a 1-0 win over the Panther… J.P. Snelgrove had the lone goal for the Red Devils… For more complete information on this match click here.



  • Baseball: Laurens 6 – Woodruff 5… The Laurens Raiders hosted the Woodruff Wolverines last night at Ed Prescott Field and going into the bottom of the seventh inning the Raiders trailed 5-1… The Nate Towels walked to lead off the inning and then Luke Willis singled to give the Raiders runners on first and second… Each runner moved up a base on a wild pitch and then Layton Mahon reached on an error scoring Towles and moving Willis to third… A wild pitch then scored Willis making it 5-3 and Mahon moved to second… Mahon then moved to third on a passed ball… Jalen Bragg then walked putting runners on the corners with no outs but Bragg then moved to second on defensive interference… After a pitching change Nathan Rutter walked to load the bases… Kobe Williams then singled driving Mahon making it 5-4… Tanner Smith then had a sacrifice fly to drive in Bragg m tying the game 5-5 and the other two runners remained where they were… Woodruff then issued an intentional walk to Zach Rice to load the bases… The next batter struck out so the bases were loaded with two out… Denote Smith then came to bat and drew a 4-pitch walk to bring in the winning run… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following:  LDHS-BB-4-11-Wood… For the games scorecard, click on the following:LDHS-BB-4-11-Wood-SC … The Raiders will be back in action tomorrow as they host the Hillcrest Rams in a JV-Varsity doubleheader and we plan on bringing you the varsity game starting about 7:30 here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and on the internet at
  • Tuesday’s game at Hillcrest Scorecard and Box Score… Yesterday I did not have the box score and stats for the Raiders game at Hillcrest on Tuesday…  Well I do now… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-10-Hill … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-10-Hill-SC
  • Golf: Clinton 176 – Laurens 196… Back on Monday the Clinton Red Devils took a 176 – 196 win over the Raiders in golf out at Lakeside CC… Scores for Laurens were: Bailey Goode 43, Collin Harlan 47, Preston Mahon 51, and Bariden Bragg 55…. Sorry no details on Clinton scores.


Pros… For more information on the games below, click on their scores at the beginning.

  • Braves 5 – Nationals 3… It took them 12 innings to do it, but the Braves avoided being swept by the Nationals in DC yesterday afternoon as they took a 5-3 win… The Braves are now 7-5 on the season and will have the night off as the travel to Chicago for a 3-game series with the Cubs starting tomorrow.
  • Legends 9 – Drive 6… The Greenville Drive saw their record fall to 2-5 on the season as they lost to the Lexington Legends 9-5 yesterday… The Drive will have their home opener today as they start a 4-game series with the Rome Braves


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 Academyclick 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.

  • Friday, 4-13, Baseball host Hillcrest @ 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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