Sports Report for Monday, 6-11-2018

College Notes … Click on the lead score(s) of the following for more information about the contest.

Gamecocks Travel to Arkansas for Super Regional… After taking  three straight games to win the Greenville, NC Regional the Gamecocks of South Carolina travelled out to Fayetteville, Arkansas to take on the #5 ranked Razorbacks in a best of 3 Super Regional with both teams trying to punch their ticket to Omaha and the College World Series later this week.

  • Saturday: Razorbacks 9 – Gamecocks 3… The Razorbacks held a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the 7th inning of the first game Saturday night when the put 4 runs on the board and then added another run in the 8th to take a 9-3 win over the Gamecocks… The Gamecock pitchers had trouble finding the strike zone consistently throughout the game as they gave up the 9 (8 earned) runs on 10 hits… They did strike out 8 Arkansas hitters but walked 8 also… LT Tolbert and Maddison Stokes both had solo homers for the Gamecocks.
  • Sunday: Gamecocks 8 – Razorbacks 5… On Sunday the Gamecocks had a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the 5th inning when they broke the game open scoring 5 runs in the inning and then adding another in the 6th in route to an 8-5 win over the Razorbacks… The big blow in the 5th inning was a grand slam homerun by L.T Tolbert… Hunter Taylor the next batter up also went deep with a solo homerun… The Gamecock win evens the best of 3 series at a game each and forces the winner take all deciding game tonight at 7:00 pm ET and you can see it on one of the family of ESPN networks.

Other CWS Results… If you would like to see how the other Super Regionals are coming along I invite you to click here to go to the interactive brackets where you can find all the results… I will tell you that North Carolina and Oregon State are they only two teams who swept their Super Regionals and have punched their ticket to Omaha as part of the final 8 teams.

 

Pros …Click on the lead score(s) of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Braves… The Braves were out on the west coast taking on the LA Dodgers in a 3-game series this weekend.
  • Friday: Dodgers 7 – Braves 3… If you look at the number of hits in Fridays game there were 8 for the Dodgers and 6 for the Braves so it must have been pretty close… Wrong… Five of the Dodgers 8 hits were homers as they took a 7-3 win over the Braves… The Braves Johan Camargo did get his sixth homer of the season a solo shot in the 8th inning.
  • Saturday: Braves 5 – Dodgers 3… The Braves rebounded on Saturday pounding out 14 hits as they took a 5-3 win over the Dodgers… The Braves had no homers on the game and Freddie Freeman and Charlie Culbertson led the Braves with 3 hits each.
  • Sunday: Dodgers 7 – Braves 2… In the rubber game of their 3-game series yesterday, the Dodgers took a 7-2 win… The Dodgers scored 3 runs in the 3rd and the Braves scored 2 in the top of the 4th to make it 3-2 but could get no closer… The Braves two runs came on a pair of solo homers one by Ozzie Albies (15) and the other by Freddie Freeman (12)… The Braves are off tonight and return to Sun Trust Park tomorrow night to start a short 2-game series with the Mets.

 

Drive… The Greenville Drive hosted the Charleston RiverDogs over the weekend and the Drive have been on a hot streak lately so let’s see if they were able to keep it up.

  • Friday: Drive 10 – Charleston 9 (10)… A wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th by the RiverDogs pitcher Austin DeCarr allowed the Drive’s Kevin Suarez to score from third giving the Drive a 10-9 walk-off win over the RiverDogs… This was a come from behind win for the Drive as the RiverDogs scored 8 runs in the top of the 4th inning to take a 9-1 lead over the Drive with the Drive coming back and tying the game in the 7th and then taking the win in the 10th.
  • Saturday: Drive 5 – RiverDogs 1… The Drive scored 3 runs in the 1st inning and 2 more in the 3rd and then made them hold up in Saturday’s game as they took a 5-1 win over the RiverDogs… The RiverDogs outhit the Drive 8-3 but they also made 3 errors that aided the Drive some.
  • Sunday: RiverDogs 7 – Drive 4… I the final game of the 3-game series last night the RiverDogs avoided being swept by the Drive as they took a 7-4 win breaking the Drive’s 6-game winning streak…. The Drive remain at home where they will be playing 5 games against the Rome Braves in the next 4 days.

 

 

 

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.
  • 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 football and tennis… The tennis camp will be conducted at 3 different times during the day for 3 different age groupings… The deadline to register is this Friday at 5:00 pm… Again for more details on these and swimming lessons click here.
  • City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Summer Info… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Dept. will be holding three summer camps this summer and they have released some registration dates for football, cheerleading and fall baseball… To see the information about all of these, click here… The first of the camps is the Straight Street Camp being held June 11 -29 for youth ages 7-13 and the cost is $60 per week per child… For more information click the link above, call them at 681-7251 or visit their website at www.laurensrecreation .com.

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