Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-3-2018

Presbyterian College Notes: lease look below in the This and That section for the latest on PC Sports Camps.

 

Local Notes: Things are kind of quiet right now in local sports as everything locally is taking a break for the Fourth of July Holiday

Countdown to Kickoff… The numbers of days until the following teams open their season

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 51
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian… (8-24-18)… 51
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 66
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 73

 

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

  • Braves 5 – Yankees 3 (11)… The Braves started a 3-game series with the Yankees in New York last night with a bang… The bang came for the bat of Ronald Acuna Jr. who had a fly ball barley get over the fence in right-centerfield in the 11th inning for a 2-run homer that lifted the Braves to a 5-3 win over the Yankees… Johan Camargo also homered for the Braves in the 3rd inning a solo shot…
  • 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!   Also to see the latest in who are the top vote getters in each of the positions in both leagues, click here….  Freddie Freeman looks like a lock at first base to start and a couple of other Braves are close.
  • Charleston 6 – Drive 2… The Greenville Drive and the Charleston RiverDogs played game 3 of their 4-game series at Flor Field last night and just like the previous two games the Drive came up on the short end of the score as the RiverDogs took a 6-2 win. They outhit the Drive 8-5 and led 5-0 before the Drive finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 7th inning…. The teams will finish their series tonight and I believe I can promise firework if not in the game then after the game as the Drive hit the road tomorrow starting a series down in Columbia with the Fireflies. .

 

Freedom Festival Tonight… Speaking of fireworks, there will be some tonight at the Laurens Riverfront Freedom Festival… The event kicks off at 6:30 at the Laurens Amphitheater where the finalist in Laurens Sings will take the stage for one last time and after they sing the will announce the winner of Laurens Sings… When that is done Outshyne will take the stage for a show… Then about 9:15 fireworks will light the sky… make plans to bring your chair and come on out.

 

LDHS Softball

  • 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.
  • Photos… To see some photos from the first clinic, click here.
  • 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… No practice the week of July 4th! 

 

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 next camp is: 2018 Tommy Spangler Elite Football Camp… Sat, July 14, 2018 This camp is designed for High School Juniors and Seniors to receive individual instruction from the Presbyterian College coaching staff…  Campers will receive instruction in Fundamentals, Skills, and Techniques as well as One-on-One drills…  Our camps are designed to make each participant a better football player while creating a fun and competitive environment…The cost is only $40 and for more information about this camp including what to bring, what NOT to bring and online registration, click here.

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.