Sports Report for Thursday, 6-7-2018

  • Local Notes:


  • Williamson Earns NFCA Division II All –American Status… Former Laurens Raider softball player Maria Williamson and presently an outstanding player for Coker College was recently named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II All-American Third Team At-Large at first base for her performance on the season and in the Southeast Regional… This award caps off a stellar season which saw her win numerous other awards… Through her junior season, she ranks highly in many categories in the Coker records. Williamson is tied for fourth in home runs, fifth in runners batted in, and sixth in hits… For this season alone, she sits third in walks, eighth in hits, and ninth in RBI in Coker single season records. In the SAC, the Laurens, S.C. native finished first in batting average and on base percentage, tied first in hits, and second in total bases…. Now for more on this including comments from her and her coach, click here… Congratulations to Maria!


Laurens County Speedway Results: Looking at the winners in each of the divisions main events last Saturday night you find:

  • 4-Cylinder… Rod Tucker was the fastest driver in the qualifying for the main event in the 4-Cylinder division and that carried over to the main event as he won leading wire-to-wire…  Danny Sexton finished second and followed by Adam Vandiver third.
  • Limited… Michael Smith picked up his 3rd win of the season in the Limited main event even though 2 restarts allowed the field to catch back up with him…  Mike Huey was second and Jim Rogers was third.
  • SECA 604 Crate… Justin Wofford wasn’t the fastest qualifier in the SECA 604 Crate division but did win the main event with Terry Bullard being the next to cross the finish line and Brad Rachels close behind him to take 3rd.
  • 602 Crate… Mac Owens and Colt Smith battled the entire race in the 602 Crate main event but the checkered flag dropped first for Mac Owens with Smith coming in second and Mark Abercrombie taking third.
  • Thunder Bombers… In the Thunder Bombers Dylan Chappell pulled away from the field after a restart on lap 7 and went on to take the win… Scott Pulley finished second and Dan Lawson claimed third.
  • FWD… Mason Mack grabbed the victory in the main event of the Front-Wheel Drive Division… Joel Cabe was second and Jason Bishop finished third.
  • Enduro… Shane Roberts took the win in the Enduro starting on the pole and leading the entire race… Dean Barnett was second and Allan Staton was third.


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

  • Padres 3 – Braves 1… The Braves and the Padres finished their 3-game series in San Diego yesterday afternoon… As you may recall the first two games were high-scoring affairs with 15 runs being scored in each game and the two teams splitting those games… Well yesterday’ game had much less offense as the two teams combined for only 4 runs but unfortunately for Braves fans the Padres had 3 of those runs as they took a 3-1 win over the Braves… The Braves only run came on a solo home by Freddie Freeman… The Braves have tonight off and start a series in LA with the Dodgers tomorrow.
  • Drive 2 – GreenJackets 0… Good news for Greenville Drive fans as they took a 2-0 win over the GreenJackets in Augusta


This and That:

  • 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
  • Clinton YMCA Summer Camps and Swimming Lessons… The Clinton Family YMCA will be having a full slate of summer sports camps this summer and will also be offering swimming lessons throughout the summer… To see complete details on all these click here… The camps that start next week are basketball and volleyball…. The deadline to register is this Friday at 5:00 pm… Again for more details on these and swimming lessons click here.


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