Sports Report for Friday

PC Notes: … Click on the scores for more information on each of the following.

  • Softball: UNCG 11 – PC 1 (5) and UNCG 8 – PC 0 (5)… The PC softball team continues to struggle this season as they traveled to UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday and lost both games of a double header to the Spartans… The team will have a 3-game series with Longwood in Clinton this weekend with the two teams playing a doubleheader starting at 1 pm tomorrow and a single 1 pm game on Sunday.
  • Baseball: Wofford 3 – PC 2…  The Wofford Terriers took a 3-2 win over the Blue Hose baseball team back on Wednesday by scoring 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning and then holding PC scoreless in the bottom of the inning….  The Blue Hose will welcome Campbell to the PC Baseball Complex for a three-game series beginning today at 3 p.m.
  • Football… The PC football team has been busy the last couple of weeks with spring practice and they will be wrapping up their spring practice on tomorrow starting at 10 a.m… The practice will last until roughly 12:30 and even though there will not be a game the team would love for everyone to come out and watch the practice…  The practice will feature a majority of offense versus defense work in an effort to be as similar to a real game as possible.

 

Local Notes:

CHS

Softball: Clinton 11 – Spartanburg 3… Yesterday the Red Devil softball team traveled up to Spartanburg to take on the Vikings and they used a 9 run second inning to take an 11-3 win over the Vikings… In that second inning the Red Devils sent 13 batters to the plate and there were 2 homeruns… Beth Wiggins and Madilyn Wood both had round trippers… The Red Devils pounded out 13 hits with Hunter Benson, Caroline Birchmore, Savanah Campbell and Beth Wiggins getting 2 hits each… Kate Marshall picked up the win allowing only 5 hits… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-12-18-Spt … For the games scorecard, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-12-18-Spt-SC … The team travels to Mid-Carolina today.

Tennis: Clinton 6 – North Augusta 0… The Red Devil tennis team stepped out of region play on Wednesday as they hosted North Augusta… Good news for Red Devil fans as the team took a 6-0 win… Clinton took wins in all the singles matches and in the #2 doubles match… The #1 doubles team did not play… For complete match details, click here. … They will host Mid-Carolina on Monday.

 

LDHS

  • Kathleen Horner Signs… Yesterday at Laurens High School senior tennis player Kathleen Horner signed with Mars Hill to continue her education and tennis career… She was also recruited by Converse College in SC,  Brevard College and  William Peace College in North Carolina, Averett University in Virginia, and several other schools that were simply farther than she wanted to go… She picked Mars Hill due to the beautiful campus, they offered the major she desired, Chemistry, and the current girls on the team… “It feels like a great place every time I visit because the girls are open, friendly, and treat me like a part of the team already.”… “It was great to have my teammates at LDHS here today to help me celebrate. It’s a special day for me and made even more special sharing with my friends and family.”… Congratulations and good luck to Kathleen… Photo courtesy of Scott Horner…
  • Laurens Tennis Drops a Pair of Matches… The Raider tennis team has been busy this week as they traveled to Wade Hampton and lost to the Generals 7-0… They were also in action on Wednesday as they traveled to BHP to take on the Bears and lost a close one to the Bears by a score of 4-3…. For complete information on these matches, click on their scores.

 

Laurens Academy…The Crusaders host Richard Winn today at 6 pm on the Crusader baseball field.

 

  • Pros… For more information on each of the following, click on their scores at the beginning.
  • Braves… The Braves were off yesterday and start a series with the Cubs in Chicago today.
  • Drive 14 – Rome 4… After losing 6 games in a row oc the road, the Greenville Drive had their home opener last night and good news for Drive fans as they defeated the Rome Braves 14-4… The Drive pounded out 17 hits including 2 homeruns… They continue their series with the Braves this weekend at Flour Field.

 

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.

  • 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 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.

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