Sports Report for Wednesday, 6-13-2018

Local Notes:

Laurens County Speedway… Checking the results in the each division’s main event last Saturday night at the LCS you find:

  • Late Model… Larry Timms had the fastest car in the qualifying for the Late Model Division and that carried over to the main event as he took the win holding off Drew Collins who finished second and Tony Quarles took third… The others tried to catch him but he won by just over 2 seconds.
  • 604 Crate… In the 604 Crate main event, Dale Timms had the fastest qualifying time and he also used that to jump out to the lead in the main event and led wire to wire…. He won by just over ¾ of a second ahead of Taylor Puckett who finished second with Deano long coming in third.
  • Thunder Bombers… In the Thunder Bombers, Scott Pulley held off Dusty Eaves who finished second… The battle for third place was won by Dylan Chappell.
  • 4 Cylinders… Rod Tucker took the win in the 4 Cylinder Division main event… The battle for second was more intense as Larry Teal edged out Travis Sharpe who took third.
  • 602 Crate… The 602 Crate main event saw defending champion Chris Patterson take the win leading from start to finish in a caution-free race… The next two across the finish line were Mac Owens and Colt Smith.
  • FWD… In the FWD Division main event Joel Cabe got a great start to jump in front of pole-sitting Jason Bishop and then Bishop had to fight off other drivers to take second… Reid Neiderhiser finished third.
  • Enduro… In the Enduro main event it looked like Shane Roberts was going to take the win but mechanical problems forced him to the pits putting Eric Caughorn in the lead and eventually taking the checkered flag… Brandon Patterson was second and Robbie Hartman was third

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

  • Braves 8 – Mets 2… The Atlanta Braves returned home last night to start a short 2-game series with the New York Mets… The Braves trailed 2-1 going into the bottom of the 6th inning but by the time it was over they led 7-2 as Ozzie Albies hit a grand slam homerun (16) and Freddie Freeman hit a solo shot (13) in the inning to deliver the knockout punch the Mets could not answer… The Braves added an insurance run in the 7th inning when Nick Markakis had an RBI double driving in Freddie Freeman…. Markakis led Braves at the plate getting 3 of the Braves 10 hits in the game.
  • Rome 10 – Greenville 4… In the second game of their 5-game series with the Rome Braves at Flour Field last night, the Greenville Drive lost to the Baby Braves by a score of 10-4… Rome scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and then added 3 more in the 3rd to take a 7-0 lead before the Drive finally plated a single run in the 6th inning… That must have made the baby Braves mad as they scored 3 in the top of the 7th to go up 10-1… The Drive tried to come back scoring 3 runs in the 8th inning making it 10-4 but could get no closer… Rome pounded out 18 hits in the game including 2 homeruns while the Drive managed just 6 hits… The teams will play a doubleheader today with the first game slated to start at 5:00 pm.


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 Sumer Camps… The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting 3 camps this summer… They will have a Straight Street Camp (June 11-29), basketball camp (July 9-12) and a baseball camp (July 16-19)… Also registration will open for cheerleading, football and fall baseball at different times this summer… For more information about all of these, click here.

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