Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-2-2019

PC Notes:

  • Baseball… The PC baseball team had a 3-game series with the Campbell Camels in Buies Creek, NC this weekend and the news is not good for PC fans as the Camels swept the Blue Hose… Game scores were 5-3 on Friday, 3-2 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday…. For more information on each of these games click on their scores… The team will travel to Georgia Southern today for a 6:00 pm game with the Eagles…. I believe you can watch the game by clicking here
  • Softball… The PC softball team also had a tough weekend as they were swept by Radford at Radford… The lost a double header on Saturday by scores of 4-2 and 4-3… For details on these games click here… The score of the final game on Sunday was 10-5 Radford… For more details on that game click on its score…The team will be at home tomorrow as they host Charleston Southern with first pitch scheduled for 3:00 pm. 

 

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Union County 1… Catching up with the Red Devil boys tennis team, last Thursday they traveled to Union and the ride home was a pleasant one as the Red Devils took a 5-1 win over the Yellow Jackets to make their season record 7-0… For more information and details on this match, click here.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Hillcrest 11 – Laurens 7… The Raider softball team hosted the Rams of Hillcrest in non-region action last night… The Raiders lost to the Rams at Hillcrest a couple of weeks ago 8-1 in a game where the Raiders had 8 errors that aided the Rams… They were trying not to repeat those mistakes last night but unfortunately the Raiders came down with another bad case of “erroritis” as they committed 9 errors which helped the Rams take an 11-7 win… Rachel Delio pitched well enough to win as she struck out 9 and walked only 2 while giving up just 9 hits and only 3 of the Rams 11 runs were earned… The Raiders never stopped battling as they scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning… The Raiders actually outhit the Rams 13-9 with Delio going 4 for 4 and one of those hits was a solo homer her first of the season…. Bre Posey and Vanessa Harshaw each had 2 hits…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-1-19-3-LSB-Hillcrest… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-1-19-3-LSB-Hillcrest-SC… The Raiders are back in action tonight as they travel to Greenwood to take on the Eagles.

 

  • Baseball: Laurens 9 – Emerald 3… The Raider baseball team hosted the Emerald Vikings last night at Ed Prescott Field and the news is better for Raider fans as the Raiders scored 6 runs in the first two innings to the Vikings 1 and then went on to take a 9-3 win… The Raiders simply outhit the Vikings 9-5 and took advantage of 3 Viking errors, 5 walks and 4 wild pitches… The Raiders were not perfect in the field either as they committed 4 errors themselves… Kobe Williams picked up the win pitching 6 strong innings giving up the 3 runs only 2 of which were earned on 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking 2… The Raiders were led on offense by Tanner Smith who went 3 for 4 with a double while both Heath and Jalen Bragg had 2 hits each…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-1-19-LBB-Emerald… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-1-19-LBB-Emerald-SC… The Raiders head to JL Mann tonight for a BIG region game as the Patriots are currently first in the region with Laurens right behind them in second.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Baseball: Crusaders 7 – Upstate Homeschool 2… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team was in action yesterday also as they hosted Upstate Homeschool… The game was tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the 5th inning when the Crusaders broke the game open scoring 4 runs and then adding another in the 6th inning to take a 7-2 win … The Crusaders outhit Upstate by the same margin of 7-2 with Thomas Lowry going 3-4 with 2 RBIs while Kyle Thompson went 2-2 with a double and an RBI… Thomas Lowry picked up the complete game win striking out 7 and walking just 2…. To see the game’s box score click on the following: 4-1-19-LA-BB-Upstate HmSch
  • Softball… Yesterday’s home opener for the Crusader softball teams with Richard Winn was postponed and a makeup date is yet to be determined.

 

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.

  • Braves 8 – Cubs 0… The Atlanta Braves had their home opener last night and they notched their first win of the season as they defeated the Cubs 8-0.

 

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- 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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