Sports Report for Monday, 5-21-2018

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Spring Game… The Red Devils were able to get in a little over an hour last Friday night before lightning in the area forced them to cut it short… By all accounts the Red Devil offense which was led by rising junior quarterback Konnor Richardson seemed to fair a little better than the defense.

LDHS

  • Spring Game… The Laurens Raiders decided to postpone their Spring Game until tonight at 7:00 pm… Before it starts there will be a Powder Puff Game starting at 5:30.

 

State baseball & Softball Championship Wrap-up: Taking a quick look at the state champions in baseball and softball for this spring

  • AAAAA… Baseball: Dorman defeated River Bluff 2 games to 1… Softball:  White Knoll took two straight games from Byrnes
  • AAAA… Baseball… Chapin defeated Airport in two straight games to claim the title… Softball: Union County and Hartsville are still deciding this championship with Union taking the first game of the best of three series.
  • AAA… Bishop England and Seneca met in this championship series and Bishop England took the title in 2 games….Softball: Palmetto and Hanahan were the opponents for the AAA championship and it only took two games for Hanahan to claim the title.
  • AA… Baseball: Chesnee and Latta battled for the AA baseball championship and Latta won it in 3 games…. Softball: Andrews defeated Landrum in two straight games to get the big trophy.
  • A… Baseball: Not 100% sure on this one but I know McBee took a win in game one over  Hannah-Pamplico and I believe they won game two to claim the title… Softball: Lewisville claimed the Class A Softball Championship by defeating East Clarendon in two games.

 

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

Braves… The Braves hosted the Miami Marlins in a 3-game series over the weekend in Atlanta…

  • Friday: Marlins 2 – Braves 0…  On Friday Marlins pitcher Dan Straily went a season-high seven innings shutting down the Braves as the Marlins scored two runs in the sixth inning taking a 2-0 win over the Braves… The Marlins outhit the Braves 6-4 and Nick Markakis had 3 of the Braves 4 hits.
  • Saturday: Braves 8 – Marlins 1… On Saturday the Braves the Braves rebounded taking an 8-1 win over the Marlins… The Marlins took an early 1-0 lead but the Braves scored 4 runs in the fifth inning in route to the win… The Braves only outhit the Marlins 9-5 but two of their hits were homers…. Kurt Suzuki had his sixth homer of the season a solo shot in the 7th inning and Freddie Freeman had his ninth of the season in the 8th inning a two run blast.
  • Sunday: Braves 10 – Marlins 9…  Dansby Swanson lined a two out, bases loaded 2-2 pitch about 2 feet fair into the leftfield corner driving in two runs to cap a 6-run 9th inning giving the Braves a 10-9 walk-off comeback win over the Marlins in Atlanta yesterday afternoon… The Marlins scored 6 runs in the 4th inning to go up 6-0 and the Braves did not get on the board until the bottom of the 6th inning when they plated 2 runs… The Marlins got those back in the top of the &th but the Braves responded scoring 2 more in the bottom of the inning… The Marlins added what they thought would be an insurance run in the top of the 9th but the Braves did not throw in the towel as they scored 6 to take the win and the series 2 games to 1… The Braves start a road trip tonight with the first stop being in Philadelphia to take on the Phillies.

Drive… The Greenville Drive started a 4-game series with the Augusta GreenJackets last Thursday and as you may recall I mentioned Friday morning that the GreenJackets took a 2-1 win Thursday afternoon.

  • Friday: Augusta 2 – Drive 1… On Friday the GreenJackets took another 2-1 win over the Drive… Both teams had 5 hits but one of the GreenJackets’ was a homer and the Drive had a couple of errors.
  • Saturday: Augusta 5 – Drive 2… On Saturday the Drive scored two runs (as many as they did in the first two games combined) but unfortunately for Drive fans Augusta scored 5 taking the win… Again the number of hits were close (6-5 Marlins) but again a homerun by Augusta helped to make the difference.
  • Sunday… Yesterday the two teams started the final game of the series but had the game suspended due to rain and will be completed later in the month… The Drive now start a road trip with the first stop being in Ashville tonight as the Southern Conference takes over Flour Field for their baseball tournament staring tomorrow.

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