Sports Report for Friday, 6-8-2018

Presbyterian College Notes:

  • Baseball Day Camp… Next Tuesday (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

  • Track Awards… Recently the LDHS track teams held their end of season celebration where track awards were handed out…. Those receiving awards were: Top Sprinter – Tracy McClintock, Top Distance – Evan Prince, Top Jumper – Aija Davis, Top Thrower – Nadia Anderson, Male New-Comer – Isaac Craig, Female New-Comer – Nadia Anderson, Raider Spirit – Zach Plaia, Raider Spirit – Javen Latimore, Most Improved – Seven McBeth, Most Outstanding Male – Josh Campbell and Most Outstanding Female – Andrea Choice… Congratulations to all these student-athletes… The photo is courtesy Coach Jawon Stephens and pictured L-R are: Josh Campbell, Aija Davis, Andrea Choice, Nadia Anderson and Evan Prince.

 

  • Laurens Little League
    Coaches Pitch All-Star Team Wins District Championship
    … Congratulations are due to the Laurens Little League Coaches Pitch All-Star Team as the won the District Championship last weekend up in Easley… They defeated Easley 13-2, Wren 2-1, Greenwood 13-2 and then defeating Wren again for the Championship…. The win sends them on to the state tournament starting June 14th… Congratulations to Coach Pinson and the team!

 

College Notes

  • South Carolina Headed to Arkansas for Super Regional This Weekend… The University of South Carolina Gamecocks will be heading out to Arkansas to start their participation in the CWS Super Regional against the #5 ranked Razorbacks… The two teams played a 3-game series in Fayetteville in mid-April this season with the Gamecocks winning the first game 3-2 and “The Hogs” taking the next two games by scores of 2-0 and 3-0… They also hooked up in the SEC Tournament where Arkansas took a 13-8 win… The first pitch tomorrow is slated for 6:30 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN2… The second game on Sunday is scheduled to start at 3:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN… The “if needed game” will, be played on Monday…  My only comment here is: Go Gamecocks, skin the Hogs!

 

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

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and will start a 3-game series with the Dodgers in LA tonight… The Braves are 36-26 on the season and are tied with the Washington Nationals (35-25) for first place in the NL East 3 games in front of the Phillies.
  • Drive 5 – Augusta 4… The Greenville Drive and the Augusta GreenJackets finished their 4-game series down in Augusta last night and the Drive took a 5-4 win to earn the series win 3 games to 1… The Drive are on a little bit of a hot streak as they have won 6 of their last 7 games but are still in last place in the SAL Southern Division… They return home tonight to Flour Field with the first team in for the home stand being the Charleston RiverDogs.

 

 

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 epollock@presby.edu
  • 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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