Sports Report for Tuesday, 6-5-2018

Presbyterian College Notes:

Baseball Camp…  One week from today (June 12th) Coach Elton Pollock and his staff will be conducting a day camp for youth in grades 9-12 and Junior College players… Please check below in the This and That section for more details.

Local Notes:

LDHS

  • 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 kspeake@laurens55.org or blothridge@laurens55.org… 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.

 

College Notes

  • South Carolina 8 – UNC Wilmington 4… Yesterday the Gamecocks and the Seahawks of UNC Wilmington played for the Region Championship of the Greenville, NC Regional… The Gamecocks only needed to win of a possible two games to punch their ticket to a Super Regional…. Well one game is all they needed as the Gamecocks defeated the Seahawks 8-4… The game was tight for the first 6 innings as the Gamecocks only led 4-3 going into the top of the 7th inning… That is where the Gamecocks put 2 runs on the board and then added two insurance runs in the top of the 9th to make it 8-3… The Seahawks did not go quietly in the bottom of the inning as they plated a run to make it 8-4 but could get no closer… The Gamecocks outhit the Seahawks 15-9 with Carlos Cortez going 4-5 scoring three runs…. For more information about this game, click on the score at the beginning of this paragraph… The Gamecocks will be traveling to super Regional at Arkansas this weekend and I’ll have more details later in the week. … Click here if you wish to the interactive bracket on the NCAA website to see the rest of the results.
  • Softball Women’s College World Series… The Women’s Softball College World Series is about to draw to a close as the final two teams have started a best of three for the championship… The two teams that are left are Washington and Florida State… Florida State took a 1-0 win yesterday and can claim the championship if they defeat Washington today… For more information on the WCWS, click here

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

  • Padres 11 – Braves 4… The Braves started a road trip to the west coast last night and their first stop is in San Diego where they lost to the Padres by a score of 11-4… The Padres only led 3-2 going into the bottom of the 7th inning where they broke the game open by scoring 7 runs putting the Braves in a hole they just could not climb out of.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive had the night off last night and will return to action today as they start a road trip with the first stop being in Augusta to take on the GreenJackets… The GreenJackets lead the SAL Southern Division with a 34-20 record while the Drive is in last place in the division with a 16-38 record…. The teams will play a doubleheader today
  • MLB Draft… The Major league baseball Draft kicked off yesterday and Mize Casey a right-handed pitcher out of Auburn was the first player selected in the draft by the Detroit Tigers… Clemson’s Seth Beer was the 28th overall pick by the Houston Astros… According to the MLB Draft posting the approximate value of for his pick is $2.4 million… WOW… Let’s see what he signs for… To go to the MLB Draft Tracker interactive posting for the draft, click here.

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 Stadium… 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 kspeake@laurens55.org or blothridge@laurens55.org… 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.
  • PC Baseball Camps… Coach Elton Pollock and his staff will be conducting at least two baseball camps this summer and might do more… Their first camp will be a one day camp on Tuesday, June 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm… It is open to youth in grades 9-12 and Junior College players… The camp will consist of intensive instruction, an extensive pro-style workout, batting practice and scrimmages… The cost is only $175.00. For more information about the camp including what to bring and a link to registration for the camp click here and be sure to click on the More Info tab under the June 2018 bar…. There will also be a two-day camp Saturday and Sunday August 25 & 26… This camp is also open to youth in grades 9-12 and Junior College players … The camp emphasis will be on offense & defense approach, pitching philosophy, base running, mental approach, team approach and much more!… The cost for this camp is $245.00… Again to get more information about this camp click here and be sure to click on the More Info tab under the August 2018 bar… If your questions are not answered following the links provided call 864-833-8236 or e-mail epollock@presby.edu

 

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