Sports Report for Monday, 5-28-2018

Local Notes:


  • Jahleed Cook Signs with Newberry… Last Friday CHS senior Jahleed Cook signed a letter of intent to continue his education while playing basketball at Newberry College… Jahleed averaged 12 points per game this past season and also 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 assist per game… During the last two seasons he helped the Red Devil basketball team win 37 games and advanced to the Upper State Championship his junior year and into the second round of the playoffs this year… To see a short video interview done after the signing, click here… Congratulations to Jahleed!


College Notes Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Florida State 5 – Clemson 4… The Clemson Tigers saw their run in the ACC baseball Tournament come up a little short of the ACC Championship as Florida State defeated them 5-4 in a semi-final game on Friday… The Seminoles broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the 9th inning with a two-out RBI single and then held the Tigers scoreless in the bottom of the inning to take the win… The Seminoles then went on to defeat Louisville for the ACC Championship… For more information about the ACC Tournament, click here… It was announced yesterday that the Tigers will be hosting an NCAA Regional later this week and the teams that will be in it will be announced today.
  • Ole Miss Wins SEC Championship… Yesterday Ole Miss took an 8-1 win over LSU to claim the SEC Baseball Championship… For more information on that game and the entire SEC Tournament, click here.
  • Samford Wins Southern Conference Championship…  Meanwhile up at Flour Field yesterday, Samford took a 14-4 win over Mercer to claim the Southern Conference Championship… For more information about that game and the entire tournament, click here
  • Campbell Wins Big South Baseball Championship… Finally Campbell defeated High Point 5-2 to take the Big South Baseball Championship… For more information on this game and the entire Big South Tournament, click here.

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

Braves… The Braves traveled to Boston this weekend to take on the Red Sox and the Big Green Monster.

  • Friday: Boston 6 – Atlanta 2… In the first game on Friday, the Braves jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but could not hold it as the Red Sox used 4 homeruns to defeat the Braves 6-2.
  • Saturday: Boston 8 – Braves 6… On Saturday the Braves took an early lead as they led 3-0 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning when the Red Sox scored 3 runs to tie the game and then went on to take an 8-6 win over the Braves… Dansby Swanson did have a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning and Ronald Acuna Jr. had a solo shot in the 9th for the Braves.
  • Sunday: Braves 7 – Boston 1…Yesterday the Braves avoided the sweep as they took a 7-1 win over the Red Sox… Mike Foltynewicz pitched 7 strong innings giving up no runs on 3 hits while striking out 7 and walking just 3… The Braves had 9 hits to the Red Sox 4 with Kurt Suzuki going 3 for 5 to lead the Braves and Tyler Flowers hitting a 3-run homer in the in the 2nd inning…. The Braves come home today with the Mets coming to town for a doubleheader making up a weather delayed game from last month and the first game is scheduled to start at 1:10 pm.

Drive: The Greenville Drive traveled down to Columbia to start a 4-game series with the Fireflies last Friday.

  • Friday: Columbia 3 – Drive 1… This game was pretty much a pitcher’s duel with the Fireflies scoring 3 runs in the 2nd inning and holding on for the win.
  • Saturday: Columbia 9 – Drive 2… Saturday’s game featured more offense than Friday’s as the two teams combined for 11 runs but unfortunately for Drive fans the Fireflies had 9 of them as they took a 9-2 win..
  • Sunday: Drive 3 – Columbia 0… yesterday the Drive made sure they would not be swept in the series as they took a 3-0 win over the Fireflies… They simply outhit the Fireflies 9-3 and none of the Drive hits were homers…. The two teams play the last game of the series today with the first pitch scheduled for 12:05 pm.


This and That:

  • Raider Youth Football Camp 2018… On Thursday, June 7th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm the Laurens Raider football staff will be conducting a youth football camp at KC Hanna Field… The camp is open to rising 2nd – 8th graders and it is always a lot of fun for the youth as the Raider staff has age appropriate football related activities… The cost is only $20 and you register the day of the camp between the hours of 8:00 – 9:00 am…By the way that cost includes launch…  If you have any questions contact either Coach Sentell Peake or Coach Brian Lothridge…. Their email addresses are or… If you wish to reach them by phone call 864.426.6076 or 864.682.3151… Go ahead and make plans to have your youth have a fun filled and instructive half day with the Raiders.
  • Finally Friday… The City of Laurens and Main Street Laurens will hold another Finally Friday on the Square Friday, June 29th  from 7- 9 pm… There will be a family game area, music, concessions, beer & wine and businesses on the square will be open late… The music for this Friday will be provided by the Shag Doctorz and it is free to the public… The other Finally Friday events will be held on the last Friday of each month… The theme for the summer concert series will be beach music… On July 27th there will be an ice cream event…. At the end of August Split Shot will present the music and in September The Carolina Player are scheduled to provide the music.



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