Sports Report for Thursday, 4-26-2018

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Softball Opens Playoffs at Crescent… This afternoon at 6:00 pm the Red Devil softball team will travel to Iva to take on the Crescent Tigers in opening round action of the Class-AAA softball playoffs… The Tigers are a traditionally strong team that has won at least 2 state titles in the last 10 years… They finished second last year to the state champ Hanahan losing 2 games in the 3–game finals by a total of 2 runs…They are normally very aggressive on the base paths and at the plate… They finished first in their region while Clinton finished fourth… Go Big Red !
  • Soccer Plays for Second… The Clinton boys’ soccer team will travel to Woodruff this afternoon to take on the Chapman Panthers in a tie braking match for second place in the region… The winner will get to host a first round playoff match on May 1st… The match starts at 5:30 so if you can’t make it to Iva to watch the softball team, then why don’t you go up and cheer on the soccer team…. Go Big Red !
  • Birchmore Signs with Saints… Yesterday morning at CHS senior softball player Caroline Birchmore signed a letter of intent to continue her education and softball career at Limestone College in Gaffney for the Saints… The signing took place in the auditorium at CHS and she was surrounded by her parents, coaches, teammates and friends… The Red Devil catcher is batting .262 on the season and has an on-base percentage of .352 as the Red Devils head into the playoffs… Congratulations to Caroline!

 

LDHS

  • Tennis: Greenwood 7 – Laurens 0… The Raider boys’ tennis team closed out its season on Tuesday with a 7-0 loss to the Greenwood Eagles down in Greenwood… The Raiders had a young team that struggled all season but never gave up… For complete match details click here.
  • Softball Opens Playoffs at Nation Ford… The Raider softball team will be traveling to nation Ford today as they open playoff action taking on the 12-6 Falcons…  The Falcons will be looking for a measure of revenge as the two teams meet in the third game of the playoffs last year at Laurens where the Raiders took a 5-2 win eliminating the Falcons from the playoffs… Now I hope you can make over to the Rock Hill area to follow the Raiders but if you can’t we plan on bringing you all the action starting about 7:00 pm here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

Link to Playoff Brackets on WLBG Homepage… Now for the true high school baseball or softball fans out there, if you go to our homepage at wlbg.com and look down the right hand side in the “Featured Sports” area you will find a listing titled “SCHSL Baseball and Softball Brackets” .. If you click on that it will open up to a posting where you can simply click on the sport (baseball or softball) and the classification whose bracket you would like to see and t will carry you to the SCHSL  page where that bracket is located…. Enjoy!

 

Pros… Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Braves 5 – Reds 2… Last night after dropping the first two games of the four-game series to the Reds in Cincinnati, the Braves finally put one in the win column as they took a 5-4 win over the Reds… It was a comeback win for the Braves as they tied the game with a single run in the top of the 8th inning and then scored the winning run in the top of the 9th when Johan Carmago hit his second double of the game to drive in Ozzie Albies with what would prove to be the winning run… The two teams complete their 4-game series with a 12:35 game this afternoon.
  • Augusta 9 – Drive 2 and Augusta 3 – Drive 0…. As you may recall the Greenville Drive won the SAL title last year as part of their best ever season… well it looks like the Drive this year might be described as “from first to worst” as they last both games of a doubleheader at Flour Field yesterday the first by a score of 9-2 and the second by a score of 3-0… That makes 12 consecutive loses for the Drive and their season record to date is only 3-17.

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.

  • Thursday, 4-26, 7:00 – Softball at Nation Ford in first round playoff action,

This and That:

  • Laurens County Cancer Association will hold its annual golf tournament on Monday, May 7th… This is their major fund raiser to help the citizens of Laurens County who are battling cancer in a variety of ways… Hole sponsorships are available and the cost for a participating foursome is $800… For more information contact Ann Casey on Tuesday or Thursday at the LCCS office at 833-3976… Her email address is: lccancerassoc@gmail.com… Please come out and help the association as they help your family and friends here in Laurens County.
  • 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.