Sports Report for Tuesday, 5-29-2018

Presbyterian College Notes: Despite the baseball and softball teams having less than stellar season both had players that garnered Big South honors.

  • Baseball… Presbyterian College placed three baseball players on All-Big South teams as the conference announced its annual award winners and All-Conference teams…Infielder Jonathan White was named first team All-Big South with outfielder AJ Priaulx and pitcher Ryan Hedrick earning a spot on the second team… Priaulx also earned All-Academic Team honors for the third consecutive season… For more information as to why they were awarded these honors, click here.
  • Softball… Now in softball Macy Hyatt picked up Second-Team and All Freshman Team honors… Her teammate Jonnie Petree earned a spot on the All-Academic Team… Again if you want to learn the reasons why these young ladies were chosen, click here.


Local Notes:


  • Vote for Raider Student-Athlete of the Year… This year the Laurens School District 55 Administration instituted a process that will determine a Raider Student-Athlete of the Year…  After nominations by each team’s coach, fans voted on Student-athlete for each of the three sports seasons fall, winter and spring… The winners for each of those seasons have now been announced… They are; Fall: Braylen Williams, Winter: Carson Todd and Spring: Tamara Haney… It is now time for Raider fans to choose one of those three as the Raider Student-Athlete of the Year… For more information about each of these finalists and to vote click here.

College Baseball Notes … The big news in college baseball yesterday was the announcement of which teams made it into the regionals that start later this week… As you may recall I told you yesterday that it was announced Sunday that Clemson would be hosting a regional… Let’s look further at who will be in the Clemson Regional, how the Gamecocks faired and the entire bracket.

  • Clemson… The Clemson Tigers will be hosting Morehead State (37-24), Vanderbilt (31-250 and St. John’s (39-15)… Vanderbilt will face St. John’s at noon on Friday and the Tigers will take on Morehead State at 6:00 pm on Friday… For more information about the Clemson Regional including ticket prices, click here… The Tigers were one of six ACC schools chosen to the NCAA Tournament, joining Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina and NC State.
  • South Carolina… The Gamecock baseball team (33-24) will head to the Greenville, North Carolina Regional, hosted by East Carolina University (43-16)… In addition to the host the other two teams in the regional are Ohio State (36-22) and UNC-Wilmington 37-21)… The Gamecocks first game will be this Friday at 2:00 pm when they take on Ohio State in a game that can be seen on ESPN2… For more information about the teams in this regional and ticket information, click here…. The SEC had the most teams (10) to make it into the World Series…. Besides South Carolina the other teams were Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi St., Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.
  • College World Series Information… Now for more general information about the field selected click here… Now if you are one of the real baseball junkies who would like to see the entire bracket which is interactive, click here… Let the fun begin!


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

  • Braves… The Braves returned home yesterday and played a doubleheader with the New York Mets… In the first game, the Braves used a two-run homer by Charlie Culbertson in the bottom of the 9th inning to take a 4-3 walk-off win over the Mets… The second game did not get started until after 10:00 pm due to an almost 3 hour rain delay… The wait must have reenergize the Mets as they took an 8-5 win over the Braves… Kurt Suzuki homered for the Braves in the second inning.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive had the final game of a 4-games series against the Fireflies rained out last night and it will be made up later… The Drive return home to Flour Field today (weather permitting) and will finish a suspended game with the Augusta GreenJackets starting at 4:30 this afternoon and then play the regularly scheduled game after that.

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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