Sports Report for Monday, 6-18-2018

Local Notes:

Laurens Academy:

  • Tindall Picks Up Post Season Honors… Recently the High School Sports Report released its list of baseball and softball players who made its all-state teams and the various spring sports at each classification including baseball… Laurens Academy’s Wil Tindal was on their list of players who made the team for the SCISA Class A All-State Team… Tindal was one of only two seniors on the very young Crusader team this year… When he was not playing shortstop you would find him on the mound pitching for the Crusaders… He led the Crusaders with a .460 batting average… He will be honored on the June 24th at HHSR’s banquet in Columbia along with a long list of other honorees… If you would like to see the HSSR’s complete list of those chosen for the various all-state teams click here… Congratulations to Wil!

College World Series Notes… Now for you die-hard college baseball fans out there, here are the results from the first two days of the CWS in Omaha …. For more information on all of the following games and the brackets click here….

  • Saturday… In the first game of the CWS on Saturday North Carolina took an 8-6 win over Oregon State and Mississippi State took a 1-0 win over Washington… Washington and Oregon State will face each other today at 2:00 pm in an elimination game while North Carolina and Mississippi State will take the field at 7:00 pm tonight in a winners’ bracket game.
  • Sunday… In action yesterday, Arkansas defeated Texas 11-5 and Texas Tech defeated Florida 6-3… Tomorrow Texas and Florida will meet in an elimination game at 2:00 pm and Arkansas and Texas Tech will meet in a winners’ bracket game at 7:00 pm.

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

Braves…. The Atlanta Braves completed their 4-game series with the San Diego Padres in Atlanta yesterday… As you may recall the series started Thursday night with the Braves taking a 4-2 win over the Padres.

  • Friday: Padres 9 – Braves 3… The Braves’ Freddie Freeman hit a solo homer in the 5th inning to give the Braves a 3-2 lead over the padres which they carried into the top of the 7th inning where the Padres struck for 5 runs and then added 2 insurance runs in the 9th to take a 9-3 win over the Braves… The Padres Freddy Gavis had a 3-run homer in the decisive 7th inning and went 5-5 at the plate.
  • Saturday: Braves 1 – Padres 0… If you are a fan of a pitchers’ duel, Sun Trust Park was the place for you Saturday as the two teams combines for only 9 hits and 1 run and good news for Braves fans as they had the lone run taking a 1-0 win over the Padres… The Braves got 6 scoreless innings out of starter Sean Newcomb who struck out 7 and walked only 1 and then turned it over to 3 Brave relievers… The Braves only came on a solo homer by Charlie Culbertson (3) leading off the 5th inning.
  • Sunday: Braves 4 – Padres 1… The Braves completed their series with the padres with a 4-2 win Sunday… They scored 2 runs in the 4th inning and then Tyler Flowers added a 2-run homer in the 8th inning as the Braves took the series 3 games to 1… Julio Teheran pitched 6 strong no-hit innings striking out 11 and walking 1 in his first start since coming off the disabled list…. The Braves have tonight off as they get their suitcases packed along with their passports as they start a 2-game series in Toronto tomorrow.

Drive… The Greenville Drive were down on the coast of SC taking on the Charleston RiverDogs over the weekend.

  • Friday: Drive 8 – RiverDogs 5… In the first game on Friday the Drive scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning and then went on to take an 8-5 win… They outhit the RiverDogs 14-7 and scored their runs playing small ball.
  • Saturday: RiverDogs 10 – Drive 4… The RiverDogs came back on Saturday and turned the tables on the Drive taking a 10-4 win… They outhit the Drive 16-10 and three Dive errors figured into the win.
  • Sunday: Drive 4 – RiverDogs 1… In the rubber game of the series, the Drive took a 4-1 to get the series win 2-1…. The Drive scored 2 runs in the first and 2 in the ninth inning while giving up the single run in the sixth… The Drive will now take three off for the SAL All-Star Game break… The game will be Wednesday in Greensboro.


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 baseball and T-Ball… 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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