Sports Report for Thursday, 3-28-2019

Local Notes:

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Laurens 4 – TL Hanna 0… Last Friday the Raider softball team hoisted the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets and took an 18-0 win… Well last night the Raiders traveled to TL Hanna for the rematch… The Yellow jackets proved to be tougher this time around but the Raiders still came home with a 4-0 win… The Raiders scored what would prove to be the winning run in the top of the 1st inning when Rachel Delio singled driving in Octavia Johnson… The Raiders added single runs in each of the last 3 innings to make the final 4-0 as Rachel Delio picked up the complete game win giving up only 1 hit while striking out 8 and walking 4… The Raiders had 8 hits with Kauree Munyan and Rachel Delio each getting 2 of them to lead the Raiders at the plate… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-27-19-3-LSB-Hanna… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-27-19-3-LSB-Hanna-SC… The Raiders return to action today as they host the Greenwood Eagles in a JV-Varsity doubleheader and we do plan on brining you the varsity game about 7:30 on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG as well as streaming it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

  • Baseball: Laurens 4 – Wade Hampton 2 (9)…  The Raider baseball team traveled to Greenville last night to take on the Wade Hampton Generals… Again there is good news for Raider fans as the Raiders took a 4-2 win but it took them 9 innings to do it… The game was tied 2-2 at the end of 7 innings and in the 9th inning with 2 outs Jalen Bragg doubled and then scored on an RBI triple by Zac Rice who also scored when when Kobe Williams doubled… The Raiders outhit the Generals 11-5 with Jalen Bragg and Nick Robertson both going 3 for 4… Jalen Bragg picked up the win on the mound in relief of Erick Jones who pitched the first 7⅔ innings…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-28-19-LBB-Wade-Hamptont… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-28-19-LBB-Wade-Hamptont-SC… The Raiders travel to Woodmont tomorrow for a JV-Varsity double header.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Baseball: Oakbrook 10 – Crusaders 0 (5)… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team traveled to Spartanburg yesterday to take on the Oakbrook Knights… The Crusaders had trouble getting their bats going as they managed only 3 hits while the Knights had 6 as Oakbrook took a 10-0 win in 5 innings… Simply put, Oakbrook got their hits at the right time and were aided by 9 walks issued by 3 Crusader pitchers… The Knights broke open a 2-0 game in the 3rd inning when they scored 6 runs… Dawson Foster had 2 of the Crusaders 3 hits and Cal Robertson had the other which was a double…. Click on the following for the game’s box score: 3-27-19-LA-BB-Oakbrook

 

College Notes:

College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

MLB:

Braves Open at Philly Today… Well today is the day that MLB baseball fans have been waiting for since last October as the regular season kicks off today… The Braves will open their defense of the National League east Title on the road today as they travel to Philadelphia to start a three-game series with the Phillies… Their home opener will be Monday, April 1st when they host the Cubs in a 3-game series… If you want to print a copy of the Braves season schedule click here to go to their website’s printer friendly schedule.

 

High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • Laurens School Dist. 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • Laurens School District 56: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see 2019 Crusader baseball schedule click here…. To see the 2019 Crusader softball schedule click here.

 

Broadcast Notes…  The broadcast schedule for upcoming local sports is just below… Remember all local sports are streamed live on the internet at www.wlbg.com on our homepage where you need to click on the Listen Live button in the upper right area of the page.

  • SB- Thur., March 28, Greenwood* 7:30
  • SB- Fri., March 29, Wade Hampton* 7:30
  • BB- Mon. April 1, Emerald 6:00
  • SB- Mon., April 1, Hillcrest 7:30
  • SB- Wed., April 3, Ninety Six, 7:30
  • BB- Thur., April 4, Ninety Six, 6:00
  • BB- Fri., April 5, JL Mann*, 7:30

 

This and That 

Youth Soccer at the Laurens YMCA… Registration is now open for youth soccer at the Laurens Family YMCA for youth ages 3-15… The cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members… Registration will close March 31st… For more information call the Y at 984-2626.

 

Tickets on Sale for Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony… The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame will induct five members into its third class on April 25, 2019… The induction ceremony will be held at The Ridge at Laurens at 6:30pm… Tickets for the induction banquet will go on sale on Monday, March 25 at the Clinton YMCA, Laurens YMCA and Farm Bureau in Laurens… Individual tickets are $25 and include a meal catered by Lee’s BBQ… For more information on the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame, visit www.laurenscountysportshalloffame.com or email bdunlap@golaurens.com… For more information about the members being inducted, current remembers and the hall of fame itself, 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.