Sports Report for Thursday, 6-14-2018

Local Notes:

Clinton – Laurens Newberry Tennis Association Notes:

The Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association held its 7th Annual Mac Harrison Memorial Round Robin Doubles Tournament on Sunday, June 3rd, at the Oakland Park Tennis Center in Newberry…. There were 26 participants who competed in the event

  • In the women’s division, first place Abigail Yi (Newberry), second place to Nease Luke (Clinton), third place to Paulette Jenkins (Laurens) and fourth place to Tracy Holland (Laurens).
  • Men’s Division (2.5-3.0): First place: Christian Davis (Newberry), Second place: Dan Dewit (Newberry), Third place: Jurgen Schnackenburg (Newberry), Fourth place: Will Garner (Newberry).
  • Men’s Division (3.5-4.0): First place: Joseph Yi (Newberry), Second place: Wilson Smith (Greenwood), Third place: Seth Yi (Newberry), Fourth place: Jeff Fretwell (Lexington).
  • The participants contributed $370.00, with more pledged by those who couldn’t attend… All proceeds will go towards the CLNTA’s two week-long summer youth tennis camps: late July in Clinton, and early August in Newberry…. The CLNTA would like to thank Mark Gardiner (and his staff) for all the work they did, and to Sharon and Harry Sullivan for supplying all of the tennis balls for this tournament and for our upcoming August Mixed Doubles Tournament…The CLNTA’s next Round Robin Tournament will be Saturday, August 25th, at Laurens City Park. (This is the CLNTA’s Annual Mixed Doubles Tournament.

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

  • Braves 2 – Mets 0… Yesterday afternoon the Braves and the Mets completed their short 2-game series in Atlanta and the Braves were able to bring out the short-series brooms as they took a 2-0 win over the Mets… The Braves outhit the Mets 8-2 and Freddie Freeman had 2 hits that had a big part in the Braves two runs… He singled in the 4th inning to drive in Dansby Swanson and then in the 8th he had a solo homer his 14th round-tripper of the season… Braves rookie pitcher Mike Soroka pitched 6⅓ innings giving up just 1 hit in his first start since coming of a month-long stint on the disabled list… The Braves remain at home and start a 4-game series with the Padres tonight at Sun Trust Park.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive played a doubleheader yesterday with the Rome Braves making up a rained out game from back in April… In the first game which was scheduled to go just 7 innings but it went 8 and the Braves took a 9-8 win over the Drive… The Drive trailed 7-3 after 4 innings of play but battled back to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th inning only to have the Braves score 3 in the top of the 8th and the Drive could only get one of them back in the bottom of the inning as the Braves took the 9-8 in…. The second game was a 7 inning contest also and the news is better for Drive fans as they took a 6-4 win over the Baby Braves… This was a come from behind win for the Drive as they scored 3 in the bottom of the 6th inning and then held the Braves scoreless in the top of the inning to take the win…. The teams will finish their current series tonight at Flour Field.


This and That:

  • 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.
  • 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.


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