Sports Report for Friday, 6-15-2018

Presbyterian College Notes:

  • Football Notes… The Blue Hose football team will kick off it season on Saturday, September 8th when they travel to Clarksville TN to take on Austin Peay … The following week they will host Stetson in the first of 5 home games they will have this season… If you would like to see the entire PC football schedule for the upcoming season, click here…  Season ticket prices for the Blue Seats has been set at $90 each  this season and if you are interested in going ahead and purchasing them, contact the ticket office at 864-833-8240 or email the ticket office by using the following email address:


Local Notes:

Laurens Little League All-Star Team

  • Coaches Pitch Team at State Tournament This Weekend… The Laurens Little League Coaches Pitch All-Star Team will be traveling to Irmo to start their participation in the State Tournament beginning tonight… As you may recall they won the District Championship a couple of weekends ago to earn the right to play in the tournament… We want to wish Coach Pinson and the team good luck in the tournament.


Shrine Race Results…The Annual Shrine Race was held at the Laurens County Speedway Tuesday night so let’s take a quick look at the results.

  • Carolina Clash Super Late Model…  Ross Bailes took the checkered flag and the big pay check in this division like he has done at least 3 times before… Rambo Franklin and Joey Coulter were the next two across the finish line… Bailes had the strongest car in qualifying and pretty much led wire to wire.
  • 604 Crate… Trent Ivey took the win in the 604 Crate Division leading from start to finish with Larry and Dale Timms finishing second and third respectively.
  • Thunder Bombers… Dusty Eaves picked up his third win of the season at the LCS in the Thunder Bombers followed across the finish line by Casey Lawson and Troy Bagwell… Eaves took the lead early in the race and then had to fight off a strong challenge by Lawson.
  • 4-Cylinder… Rod Tucker had the poll in the 4-Cylinder Division and used it to his advantage as he rolled to the win almost 5 seconds ahead of second place finisher Larry Teal… Stacy Brock finished third.
  • 602 Crate… Dustin Morris took the checkered flag in the 602 Crate main event with Chris Patterson coming in second… The real fight was for third place where Billy Ruston was finally able to claim that spot in the finish.
  • Front-wheel Drive… Mason Mack started on the poll in the Front-Wheel Drive main event and held off an early challenge from Travis Jamieson to take the win… Jamieson eventually finished third with Michael Burner taking second.


College Notes

  • College Baseball World Series… The 72nd CWS begins tomorrow and the pairings and start times for the first two days of the tournament have been announced… If you click here it will carry you to the NCAA posting that probably has the answer to any question you have about the tournament and further links to the full schedule and interactive bracket.


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

  • Braves 4 – Padres 2… The Braves and the Padres started their 34-game series in Atlanta last night and the padres outhit the Braves 8-5 but that is not what counts as the Braves defeated the Padres 4-2… The Braves led 3-0 going into the 8th inning when the Padres tried to come back scoring their two runs but the Braves would let them get no closer and added an insurance run in the bottom of the 8th to make the final score 4-2.
  • Drive 3 –Rome 2 (11)… The Greenville Drive finished their 5-game series with the Rome Braves last night at Flour Field and it took them 11 innings to do it but they took a 3-2 win over the Baby Braves… The game had a lot of hit (18 total) but only the five runs as the hits were pretty well scattered… A bases loaded walk in the 11th inning was the difference in the game…  The Drive travel down I-26 to the coast of South Carolina as they take on the Charleston RiverDogs this weekend.

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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