Sports Report for Friday, 3-29-2019

PC Notes:

  • MBK: Marshall 83 – PC 66… The PC men’s basketball team saw their season come to an end last Tuesday night as Marshall took an 83-66 win over PC at Marshall in a quarterfinal game of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament… The game was tied 56-56 midway through the second half when Marshall went on a 29-10 streak to win the game… For more information on this game, click here… PC ends its season with a 20-16 record which I believe is their best since making the jump to D-I status.
  • Kern Accepts Appalachian State Position… Now the success of the PC men’s team under second year head coach Dustin Kerns turned out to be a mixed blessing for PC as it was announced yesterday that Kerns has accepted a position at Appalachian State as their new head men’s basketball coach… For more information on Kerns and his acceptance of this position, click here.
  • Baseball… The PC baseball team defeated Wofford 5-4 Wednesday in Clinton… For more information on this game, click here…. The team is on the road this weekend for a 3-game series with Campbell
  • Softball… The softball team hosted Charleston Southern in a doubleheader and PC lost both games… They lost the first game 7-0 and then lost the second game by a score of 1-0… For more information on both of these games, click here… The team is on the road to Radford for a doubleheader tomorrow and a single game on Sunday.

 

Local Notes

CHS Red Devils:

  • Boys Soccer: Woodruff 1 – Clinton 0 in OT… Back on Wednesday the Red Devil boys’ soccer team hosted the Woodruff Wolverines over at the PC soccer field… The contest was a scoreless defensive battle all through the regulation time period… It remained that way until there was about 1 minute left in overtime when Woodruff got the only goal of the game to take the win… Heartbreaker… For more information on this contest, click here.
  • Girls Soccer: Woodruff 6 – Clinton 0… The Red Devil girls’ soccer team traveled to Woodruff on Tuesday and the news is not good here either as the Wolverines took a 6-0 win… Sorry no other details.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Laurens 9 – Greenwood 1… The Raider softball team hosted the Greenwood Eagles last night in region action and it was a good night for the Raiders as they took a 9-1 win over the Eagles… The Raiders only had 7 hits in the game but they made full use of them plus used 4 Greenwood errors and some aggressive base running to take the win…  As a matter of fact the Raiders first run came on a 4 base error that allowed Cassie Plaia to speed around the bases and score without the ball leaving the ball park… The Raiders plated another run in the inning and never looked back… They scored in every inning they played except the 4th… Rachel Delio picked up the win giving up the 1 unearned run on 2 hits while striking out 10 and walking none… Vanessa Harshaw led the Raiders at the plate going 2 for 3… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-28-19-3-LSB-Greenwood… For the games scorecard, click on the following:3-28-19-3-LSB-Greenwood-SC … The Raiders are back at home tonight as they host the Wade Hampton Generals and we plan on bringing you that game.
  • Tennis… The Raider boys’ tennis team had 2 matches this week… On Tuesday they hosted the Easley Green Wave and fell by a score of 4-2… Murphy Rush and Walt Womble picked up wins in singles action for the Raiders… Then on Wednesday the Raiders traveled to Westside and good news here as the Raiders took a 7-0 win over the Rams… Murphy Rush, Will Adams, Walt Womble, Brooks Nelson and William Yates all picked up wins in singles action… Rust and Adams teamed up to take a win as the #1 doubles team while David Hampton and Hampton Barker took a win as the # 2 doubles team… Now for more information on either of these tennis matches, click on their score.

 

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!

 

Pro Baseball: Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Phillies 10 – Braves 4… The Braves dropped their opening game to the Phillies in Philadelphia by a score of 10-4… Julio Teheran pitched 5 strong innings in the season start and only gave up 3 of the Phillies 10 runs as the Braves bullpen went flat in relief… Matt Joyce had a pinch hit 2-run homer for the Braves… The Braves are off today but will finish the 3-game series with the Phillies on Saturday and Sunday.

 

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- 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.

 

 

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