Sports Report for Friday, 4-5-2019

PC Notes:

  • Softball: Charleston Southern 8 – PC 3… Back on Wednesday the Blue Hose softball team hosted the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern and they were just too nice of a host as the Bucs took an 8-3 win over the Blue Hose… For more details on the game click here… The team will be idle this weekend and will not see action again until next Tuesday when the travel to Winthrop
  • Baseball: Georgia Southern 10 – PC 5… The Blue Hose baseball team traveled to Georgia Southern back on Tuesday to take on the Eagles and I’m afraid the news is not good for PC fans as the Eagles took a 10-5 win… For more information on the game, click here… Weather permitting the baseball team will start a 3-game home series with UNC-Ashville starting at 3:00 pm today and continue tomorrow and Sunday.

 

Local Notes 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Softball: Clinton 12 – Newberry 3… Back on Wednesday the Red Devil softball team traveled to Newberry to take on the Bulldogs and the ride back was a happy one as the Red Devils took a 12-3 win… I’m afraid that is all I can tell you about the game as Coach Caughman has not uploaded the results to Game Changer as he usually does…. The Red Devils will travel to Lauren Monday for a JV-Varsity double header with the Raiders and I hope you can make it over but if not we do plan on bringing you the varsity game here on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Baseball: JL Mann 7 – Laurens 5… The JL Mann Patriots and the Laurens Raiders battled for the second time in 3 days last night at Ed Prescott Field… As you may recall the Patriots took a 4-1 win on Tuesday in Greenville to increase their region lead over the Raiders to 2 games…  Well after last night the region lead is up to 3 games as the Patriots took a 7-5 win over the Raiders where only 4 of the seven Mann runs were earned as the Raiders found themselves bitten by the error bug again last night… The game was scoreless until the 4th inning when Mann’s Chris Payne blasted a 3-run homer over the right field fence to put Mann up 3-0… The Raiders got one of those runs back in the bottom of the on an RBI double by Kobe Williams driving in the courtesy runner for Zac Rice… The Raiders scored 2 runs in the 5th inning mainly due to a Mann error to tie the game 3-3… Mann jumped back on top in the 6th inning 3 runs on only 2 hits and were helped by a couple of Raider errors… The added another in the top of the 7th to go up 7-3 but the Raiders did not go quietly in the bottom of the inning as they scored 2 runs and left the bases loaded to make the final 7-5… Kobe Williams led the Raiders on offense as he was the only Raider with more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIs… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-4-19-LBB-Mann… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-4-19-LBB-Mann-SC

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Baseball: Richard Winn 14 – Crusaders 4 (5)… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team hosted Richard win Eagles last night making up a game postponed from a couple of weeks ago… The Eagles brought their hot bats as they pounded out 15 hits in route to a 14-4 win over the Crusaders… Their big inning was the second where they scored 6 runs to put the Crusades in a hole they just could not climb out of… The Crusaders had 7 hits with Dawson Foster leading them going 2 for 3 with a double…. Click on the following to see the games box score: 4-4-19-LA-BB-Richard Winn

 

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 9 – Cubs 4… The Braves ended their 3-game series with the Cubs in Atlanta last night with a 9-4 win… This gives them a sweep of the series and evens their season record at 3-3… The will remain at home this weekend as they host the Marlins for a 3-game series starting tonight at 7:2
  • West Virginia Power 1 – Drive 0… The Greenville Drive lost their opening game to the West Virginia Power at Flour Field last night by a score of 1-0 in 10 innings.

 

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.

 

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.

 

3rd Annual Kick for Kids Kickball Festival… The Bridging the Gap Advocacy organization along with the Laurens Family YMCA and the Laurens School District 55 will be having their 3rd Annual Kick for Kids Kickball Festival at the legendary Sanders Death Valley Football on Park Place off Farley Avenue on Saturday, April 27th… This event is a fundraiser to help promote awareness of bulling, domestic violence and hemophilia… The admission will be $1.00 and in addition to the kickball festival… Concessions will be available that include hotdogs, chips, drinks and Krispy Kreme donuts which will all be for sale… There will also be jump houses, corn hole games and door prizes… If you would like to enter a team (of up to 25) the cost is $50 until April 15th… After that the cost to enter jumps to $75 per team… To enter a team or if you have any questions contact Mr. Calvin Whitmire P.O. Box 644 Laurens, SC 29360 or (864) 200-1144 or whitmirejc@gmail.com

 

 

Girls Volleyball at the Ridge… The Laurens Recreation Department has begun its 2019 Volleyball registrations. The league is open to any female ages 7-14.  The cost is $60.  The last day to register will be April 24th with the first night of participation being April 29th at 5:30.  All practices and games will be held at The Ridge and will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  All players must provide their own knee pads.  For more information please visit the Ridge at 301 Exchange Drive or call 681-7275

 

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