Sports Report for Monday, 4-1-2019

Local Notes:  

CHS Red Devils:

  • Softball: Union 6 – Clinton 1… The Clinton softball team traveled to Union Friday to take a region foe the Yellow Jackets of Union County HS… The Jackets only outhit the Red Devils 9-5 but took a 6-1 win getting their hits in a timely manner plus taking advantage of a couple of Clinton miscues… The Red Devils only run came in the 5th inning when Kam Akins doubled and two batters later was driven in on an RBI double by Hunter Benson… Benson led the Clinton offense as the only player to get more that 1 hit (2)… For the game’s box score click on the following:  3-29-19-CSb-Union… The schedule I have shows the Red Devils traveling to Newberry Wednesday.

 

  • Baseball: Union 6 – Clinton 3… Meanwhile last Friday night the Red Devil baseball team hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets… Earlier in the season Union took a 10-0 in Union and the Red Devils were looking to avenge that loss… Unfortunately is was not to be as the Yellow Jackets put 4 runs on the board in the top of the 1st inning and then went on to take a 6-3 win over the Red Devils… The Red Devils answered with 2 in the bottom of the inning and trailed 6-2 going into the bottom of the 5th inning where they did get their final run… I don’t have any “official” stats but unofficially I do believe that Union outhit Clinton 9-3 and that no Red Devil had more than 1 hit… IF I get the official stats I’ll pass them on to you later… Accordi8ng to the schedule I have the Red Devils will travel to Chesnee today.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Laurens 6 – Wade Hampton 0… The Raider softball team hosted the Wade Hampton Generals last Friday night and the Raiders won their 5th consecutive game as they took a 6-0 win over the Generals… The Raiders put 2 runs on the scoreboard in the 3rd inning and then 4 more in the 4th and kept the Generals off the board behind the pitching of Rachel Delio who took the complete game win and for the most part pretty good defense that snuffed out the Generals only real scoring threat at the plate… The Raiders outhit the Generals 11-3 with Cassie Plaia going 3 for 4 scoring twice and driving in one… Kauree Munyan had only 1 hit but it was a big one as she had an inside the park homer that gave her 2 RBIs…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-5-19-LSB-Wade-Hampton… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-5-19-LSB-Wade-Hampton-SC… The Raiders are at home tonight as they take on the Hillcrest Rams where they hope to avenge an earlier 8-1 loss here the Raiders had a bad case of “error-itis”.

 

  • Baseball: Laurens 5 – Woodmont 2… The Raider baseball team was on the road last Friday traveling to Woodmont HS to take on the Wildcats… Good news for Raider fans as the team took a 5-2 win … The Raiders got on the board in the top of the first inning when with 2 outs Jalen Brag reached on an error and Zac Rice followed with a single… Kobe Williams singled driving in both Bragg and Rice… The Wildcats tied the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning… The Raiders scored what would prove to be the winning runs in the 5th inning when they scored 3 runs on a walk, some singles and a Wildcat error… Each team had 7 hits with the Raiders taking advantage of Wildcat mistakes… Zac Rice and Kobe Williams led the Raiders at the plate with 2 hits each… Nick Robertson picked up the win pitching 6 strong innings striking out 11 and walking 3… Jalen Bragg pitched the last inning….  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-29-19-LBB-Woodmont… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-29-19-LBB-Woodmont-SC… The Raiders will host the Emerald Vikings tonight in a game that we plan on broadcasting and will also stream it live at www.wlbg.com.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Baseball: Newberry 16 – Crusaders 0 (4)… Last Friday the Laurens Academy Crusaders baseball team hosted the Newberry Academy Eagles… The top of the first inning pretty much doomed the Crusaders as Newberry used 6 walks, 1 hit batter, 4 singles and 1 double to score 12 runs and then went on to take a 16-0 win over the Crusaders in 4 innings… The Crusader bats could only punch out 4 hits with 4 different Crusaders getting 1 hit each… Cal Robertson’s hit was a double… For the games box score click on the following: 3-29-19-LA-BB-Newberry…  The Crusaders are back in action today as they host Upstate Home School at 6:00 pm and by the way the Crusader softball team will have their first home games of the season as they host Richard Winn in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 4:00 pm.

 

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.

  • Saturday: Phillies 8 – Braves 6… The Braves outhit the Phillies 10-9 but lost the battle of the homers 3-2
  • Sunday: Phillies 5 – Atlanta 1… The Phillies completed the three-game series with a 5-1 win giving them a sweep of the opening series of the season.
  • Monday… The Braves start their first home stand of the season as the Chicago Cubs will be the first team in starting a 3-game series tonight at 7:30

 

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.

  • BB- Mon. April 1, Emerald 6:00 and maybe softball hosting Hillcrest afterwards joined in progress.
  • 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

  • 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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