Sports Report for Friday, 4-20-2018

PC Notes: Click on the scores below too see more details on the contest.

  • Softball: Georgia Tech 5 – PC 1… Georgia Tech used two runs in the fourth and two in the sixth to take a 5-1 win over the Presbyterian College softball team in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta… PC heads to Campbell for a single game today at 5 p.m., and a doubleheader tomorrow at 2 p.m…. Friday’s game will be shown live on the Big South Network at www.BigSouthSports.com…  The first game Saturday will be shown on ESPN3.com.
  • Baseball: PC 7 – South Carolina 4… On my Tuesday morning Sports report I wrote about the PC baseball team “The team will be back in action tonight as they travel down I-26 to Columbia to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks a team that historically they have played tough”… Well that is what happened as they not only played the Gamecocks tough but defeated them 7-4 to improve the PC season record to 12-26 while the Gamecocks fall to 20-17… The Blue Hose will head to Gardner-Webb for a three-game series beginning with a 6 p.m. game tonight.

 

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Softball: Broome 11 – Clinton 1 (6)… The Red Devil softball team traveled to Broome last night to take on the Centurions… The Red Devils got on the board first in the top of the 1st inning when Hunter Benson lead the game off with a single and advanced to third on a throwing error by the Broome outfielder… She then scored when Madison Burton grounded out to second base… At the time no one knew that would be the only run scored by the Red Devils as Broome put 3 runs on the board in the bottom of the 1st inning then went on to take an 11-1 win in 6 innings… The Centurions simply outhit the Red Devils 14-5 and Clinton only had a base runner past second one other time in the 6th inning… Elizabeth Childress led the Red Devils at the plate as she went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-19-18-Brm… For the games scorecard, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-19-18-Brm-SC… I believe this concludes the team’s regular season and they now await playoff seeding for the playoffs that begin next week.
  • Baseball: West-Oak 10 – Clinton 8… What follows is based on information from Coach Fortman and West-Oak’s game Changer posting… On Wednesday the Red Devil baseball team traveled to West-Oak to take on the Warriors…The Red Devils led 5-4 going into the bottom of the 5th inning when the Warriors put 6 runs on the board to go up 10-5… The Red Devils did not roll over as they got one of the runs back in the top of the 6th inning and 2 more in the 7th and had the tying runs on third and second with 0 outs as the Warrior pitcher struck out the side to preserve the win for the Warriors… According to the W-O Game Changer stats the Red Devils outhit the Warriors 10-8… Hunter Odom, Kimon Quarles and Konnor Richardson each had 2 hits for two hits for the Red Devils
  • Baseball: Broome 9 – Clinton 7….  Last night the Red Devils hosted the Broome Centurions in a game that would pretty much decide if Clinton was going to have a shot at the playoffs… The news is not good as the Red Devils lost a tough one… The game was back and forth affair in which the Red Devils took an early lead on a big shot by Konnor Richardson… The Centurions came back to take a 5-2 lead…  Dawson Green had a 2-RBI hit to tie the game at 5 all…  Broome came back to take a 9-5 lead going into the 7th inning…In the 7th the Red Devils tried to rally and had the tying runs on base but just came up a bit short, losing 9-7. 

 

LDHS…

  • A quick reminder that the Raider baseball and Softball teams will close out their regular seasons at home tonight on Senior Night for both teams as they host the Greenwood Eagles… We plan on bringing you the varsity softball game her on Real Radio 860 WLBG at about 7:30… The softball team’s game will have a major impact on where the team finishes in the region standings and whether they play at home or on the road in the first round of the playoffs starting next week… It is also Diner on the Diamond at the softball game and BBQ rib plates will be on sale for $10… They will include baked beans, coleslaw, desert and tea…. I highly suggest you find a softball player or one of their parents or coaches to get your ticket ahead of time.

Laurens Academy

  • Brashier 10 – Crusaders 4… The Crusader baseball team traveled up to the Simpsonville area to take on the Brashier Middle College Charter Bengals for the second time in three days…The Crusaders led 2-1 going into the bottom of the 4th inning when the Bengals tied the game plating a single run… They scored 2 more in the 5th inning and then broke the game open in the 6th inning scoring 6 runs… The Crusaders tried to rally scoring 2 runs in the 7th but it was too little too late… The Crusaders got their 4 runs off just 2 hits, 5 walks and were aided often by 1 of the Bengals 7 errors… Dawson Foster and Octavio Rodriguez had the 2 hits for the Crusaders… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LA-4-19-BMC… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LA-4-19-BMC-SC .

Pros… Click on the score(s) below too see more details on the game(s).

  • Braves 12 – Mets 4… Last night the Braves started a 4-game series with the New York Mets in Atlanta on a positive note as they took a 12-4 win outhitting the Mets 13-9… Kurt Suzuki had a 2-run homer for the Braves in eh 1st inning.
  • Intimidators 8 – Drive 3 The Greenville Drive saw their losing streak go to 6 games as they started a road trip traveling to Kannapolis, NC to take on the Intimidators and lost by a score of 8-3

 

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, 4-20, Softball host Greenwood @ 7:30

 

This and That:

  • The City of Clinton will be holding Rhythm on the Rails Friday and Saturday May 18 & 19th… Rhythm On the Rails is Downtown Clinton’s signature spring festival that includes retail and craft vendors, non-profit information booths, games, rides, lots of great music and BBQ… Go ahead and make plans to come out that weekend.

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.