Sports Report for Wednesday, 7-11-2018

Local Notes

Clinton O-Zone All-Stars

  • Clinton 12 – North Myrtle Beach 2… The Clinton O-Zone All-Stars went into last night’s game with N.M.B. looking for revenge as they were taking on N.M.B the team that handed them an 11-0 loss in their first game in the State O-Zone Tournament in Union… Well they got it as they took a 12-2 win to eliminate N.M.B. from the tournament…. N.M.B. actually got on the board first scoring a single run in the bottom of the first inning but Clinton responded by plating 2 in the top of the 2nd inning… Clinton plated 5 runs in the top of the 4th to break the game open and go on to the win… Clinton pounded out 15 hits while Caleb Taylor and Zane McClendon each gave up a single hit holding N.M.B. to just 2 hits one of which was a homer… Caleb Taylor and Bryce Young each homered for Clinton … Young, McClendon and Zy Leake each had 3 hits for Clinton… To see the game’s box score click here… Clinton now moves on the finals of the Dixon Bracket of the tournament and will face Hartsville this morning at 10:00 am… Hartsville is undefeated so Clinton must beat them twice today to move on the best 2 out of 3 series with the winner of the Deaton Bracket starting July 20th in Moncks Corner… Good Luck to Clinton in what I hope will be two games today.


Laurens Little League (B3) Minors All-Stars

  • Northwood 10 – Laurens 1… Last night at the Laurens City Parks the only two undefeated team in the State Minors Tournament faced off against each other as Northwood took on the Laurens team… Unfortunately for the fans of the home team, Northwood took a 10-1 win over Laurens…. Northwood scored in every inning except the first and their starting pitcher Zack Zadel went 5⅓ innings scattering 4 of the 5 hits Laurens had while striking out 6 and walking none… Uncharacteristically Laurens had 4 errors and 8 wild pitches in the game which more often than not aided the Northwood cause… Auston Williams had 2 of Laurens 5 hits… If you want to see the box score and some stats on the game click here and if you want to see the game’s scorecard click here… The loss drops Laurens into the elimination bracket where they will Greenville tonight at 7:00 pm and the winner of that game will take on Northwood tomorrow.


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

  • Toronto 6 – Braves 2… The Braves returned home to Sun Trust park last night to start a short 2-game series with the Blue Jays…The game was tied 1-1 going into the top of the 8th inning when the Blue Jays plated 5 runs and then went on to take a 6-2 win over the Braves… Both teams had 8 hits on the night but one of Toronto’s hits was a solo home by former South Carolina Justin Smoak… Ozzie Albies led the Braves at the plate going 3-4 and scoring 2 runs and Kurt Suzuki drove him in both times. 
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were off last night and will return home to Flour Field to start a series with the Rome Braves tonight.



  • Free Football Camp This Saturday…There will be a free football camp for youth ages 8-18 this Saturday at KC Hanna Stadium… The Camp is being sponsored by Bigger Than Sports South Carolina an organization whose board members include Coach Chris Liner, Marcus Latimore, Jay Spearman and other notable former football players for across the state… The title of the camp is F.A.M.S. which stands for Faith, Agility, Movement and Speed…. The camp starts at 9:00 am and will finish at 11:30 am… Again it is free and other than cleats no special equipment or apparel is needed.


  • 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.


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

  • Laurens at Clinton… (8-24-18)… 44
  • Laurens Academy at Faith / Christian…(8-24-18)… 44
  • PC at Austin Peay… (9-8-15)… 59
  • PC host Stetson… (9-15-18)… 66 

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 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 2 more camps this summer… They will have a 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.


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