Sports Report for Thursday, 6-21-2018

Local Notes:

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

  • SECA 604 Crate… For the second time in as many weeks, Dale Timms took he win in the 604 Crate main event… He finished almost two seconds ahead of Mike Akeson who finished second with Colby Cannon taking third.
  • Limited… In the Limited main event, Larry Timms barley edged out Frank Coates for the pole and then rolled through the race to finish a little over 4.7 seconds ahead of Tony Quarles who finished second.
  • FWD… The main event in the FWD division had a lot of starts and stops early but when they finally got going and the race finished, Joel Cabe was the first to get the checkered flag… Shawn Nichols and Jason Bishop were the next two to take the checkered flag in that order but a post-race inspection disqualified Nichols moving Bishop up to second and Robert Spencer got third.
  • Thunder Bombers… In the Thunder Bomber main event, Dylan Chappell did not lead until just before the end of the race and that’s when you need to be leading as he took the lead and the win late in the race… Brandon Satterfield was second and Dan Lawson was third.
  • 602 Crate… In the 602 Crate main event, Jeff Robinson also overcame early race problems to come back and take the win… Lucas Motte and Matt Dean finished in second and third respectively.
  • 4-Cylinders… In the 4-Cylinder main event, division leading Rod Tucker took the win leading wire to wire and finished over 4.5 seconds in front of Larry Teal… Brandon Frazier took third.
  • Enduro… The Enduro main event saw another driver take the lead at the start and never trail in the person of Eric Caughman… The next two drivers to get the checkered flag were Robbie Hartman and Brandon Patterson in that order.

 

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

  • Arkansas 7 – Texas Tech 4… Well weather did delay the games somewhat at the CWS in Omaha yesterday but they did manage to get the two games scheduled in the book… In a winners’ bracket game, Arkansas defeated Texas Tech 7-4… The Hogs jumped out early and led 5-0 before the Red Raider finally plated 2 runs in the 5th inning but the Hogs got those back in the 8th to go up 7-2… The Red Raiders tried to come back in the bottom of the 9th plating two runs to make the final 7-4 but could get no closer…. Arkansas has the day off today but Texas Tech is scheduled to take on Florida in an elimination game tonight at 8 pm.
  • Oregon St. 11 – North Carolina 6… In an elimination game last night, the Oregon St. Beavers scored 4 runs in the 8th inning and 4 more in the 9th to come from behind and defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 11-6 thus ending the Tar Heels season… The Beavers will be back in action Friday when they face Mississippi St. who is undefeated in the CWS…. To see the entire bracket, click here.

 

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

  • Blue Jays 5 – Braves 4… In the final game of a two-game series in Toronto yesterday, the Blue Jays took a 5-4 win over the Braves to earn a split of the series… The jays had a 5-2 lead going into the 9th and the Braves did get two runs there and had the tying run on second but just could not get it in… Both teams had 8 hits and Kurt Suzuki had a solo homer for the Braves in the 2nd inning…. The Braves are off tonight and will come home to Sun Trust Park tomorrow night to start a weekend series with the Baltimore Orioles on Hank Aaron Weekend.
  • 2018 MLB All-Star Game… The MLB All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday, July 17th and it will be at Nationals Park in Washington, DC and you will be able to watch it on FOX… Now some of you die-hard baseball fans out there may be interested in voting on the players you would like to see in the game… If so click here to go to the MLB website where you can vote…. You may vote up to 5 times every 24 hours (up to a total of 35 ballots) and the voting ends on July 5th at 11:59 pm ET… Vote, I did!
  • Drive… The Drive were off last night completing the all-star break… They start a 3-game series with the Ashville tourist 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 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.
  • PC Summer Sports Camps… This summer various sports at PC will be holding camps for various age groups of youth in the area… To see a complete listing of all the camps click here… The nest camp is: 2018 Elite Women’s Basketball Camps… Saturday, June 23 and Saturday, August 4, 2018… These camps are open to all girls who will be in grades 7-12 this next school year… The goal of the camps is to provide excellent instruction, promote the love of the game, and create an environment which fosters a lifetime of memories while improving the campers’ skills through drills and game play… The cost is $50 and you can find more information about the camp including online registration by clicking 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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