Sports Report for Thursday, 6-28-2018

Local Notes:

Clinton All-Star Teams… Well the weather once again caused problems in the District 3 Tournaments so let me tell you what I know.

  • Minors 9-10 All-Stars… As you may recall their game with the Starr-Iva team was suspended a couple of nights ago with Clinton leading 5-2… Well they moved the game site to Abbeville last night and were only able to get in a half an inning before rain and lightning stopped the game again… Clinton did score another run and now leads 6-2 and they hope to finish the game in tonight again in Abbeville starting at 6 pm.
  • O-Zone All-Stars… The Clinton O-Zone All-Stars were able to finish their game with Mid-Carolina last night that had been suspended due to weather from the night before… Good news here as they defeated Mid-Carolina 6-1 to remain the only undefeated team in the tournament… Shortly after they defeated Mid-Carolina they started a game with Edgefield that if they won would make Clinton the District Champion… They were able to play 5.5 innings of the game and Edgefield led 4-3 going into the bottom of the 6th inning where Clinton had one last chance to pull the game out…. The leadoff batter for Clinton singled and then stole second and that is as far as they got as rain and lightning forced the game to be suspended… After about an hour and a half rain delay it was decided to come back and finish the game tonight starting at 6 pm… Should Clinton come back and win, they claim the district title… should they loose and winner take all game between the two teams will take place shortly after the conclusion (weather permitting) suspended game…. Good luck to both Clinton teams! 



  • Free Softball Clinics on Mondays… Don’t forget that LDHS softball Coach Michaela Smith will conducting free softball clinics for girls in grades 2-6 on Monday nights to help the young ladies in District 55 improve their softball skills and learn the proper fundamentals in a fun environment… Come to the LDHS softball field starting at 7pm and the clinics will conclude at 8:30 pm…. Clinics are scheduled to run each Monday from now through July 23rd.
  • Softball Tryouts… Coach Smith is also inviting any young lady in grades 7-12 who would like to come out for softball or just see if you might be interested to come to the workouts they are now having on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night between the hours of 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the LDHS softball field. 


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

  • Oregon State 5 – Arkansas 3… The Beavers of Oregon State took an exciting and improbable 5-3 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks to force a winner take all game 3 in the CWS finals last night out in Omaha.. The Razorbacks led 3-2 going into the top of the 9th inning and had the Beavers down to their last out with a man on third when the Oregon State batter hit a pop-up in foul territory on the right side of the infield that the right fielder, second baseman and first baseman all had a shot at to end the game and give the razorbacks the championship but in what looked like a little bit of confusion it fell harmlessly to the ground for a foul ball… On the next pitch the Beaver batter singled driving in the tying run… The next batter homered putting the Beavers up by the final score of 5-3 as they held the Razorbacks scoreless in the bottom of the 9th…. Game 3 will start tonight at 5:50 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN2


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

  • Reds 6 – Braves 5… In the final game of their 3-game series at Sun Trust Park yesterday afternoon, the Reds took a come from behind 6-5 win over the Braves to give them the series win 2-1… The Braves led 5-3 going into the top of the 7th inning when the Reds struck for 3 runs to take the lead and then held the Braves scoreless for the win… The Braves have the night off tonight as they start a road trip tomorrow with the first stop being in St Louis for a 3-game series with the Cardinals.
  • 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 weather that rolled through the area last night caused the Greenville Drive’s game down in Augusta to be suspended…. They will finish that game today starting at 5:30 and then play the regularly scheduled game with the GreenJackets.


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 next camps is a cheer camp starting July 9th for girls ages 5-12 and you must register by Friday, 7-6 at 5 pm… The other camp is a soccer camp starting July 16th for boys and girls ages 6-12… The deadline to register for it is July 13th at 5 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: Academy Showcase Soccer Camps… June 29- July 1 and July 27-29… These camps are for high are for rising high school freshman – seniors… The camps are intended to put college-bound elite high school soccer player in the best possible environment in this intense three-day camp… During the day, camper will be in high-level technical and tactical training session conducted by the Presbyterian College staff or other high level college coaches from the area… In the evening players will be coached and evaluated in 11 v 11 match play…Each day of camp features coaches who will educate campers on topics including: strength and conditioning, college recruiting, and what it is like to be an NCAA Division 1 athlete…. For more information about these camps including cost ($350 or less) and registration, 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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