Sports Report for Monday, 4-15-2019

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Softball: Clinton 7 – Mid-Carolina 6… Last Friday the Red Devil softball team hosted the Mid-Carolina Rebels in their last region game of the season… The Red Devils lead 4-1 going into the top of the 5th inning where the Rebels hit the Red Devils with 5 runs to take a 6-4 lead… The Red Devils came back and tied the game scoring 2 runs in the 6th inning… Clinton held the Rebels scoreless in the top of the 7th inning and then in the bottom of the inning Hunter Benson drew a walk to start things off for the Red Devils… Maddi Wood singled and she and Hunter both stole a base to move up to second and third… Anna Grace Cross was drew a walk to load the bases and the next Clinton batter struck out… Then with 2 strikes, Katelyn Baker singled to drive in Benson and win the game in walk off fashion… Both teams had 9 hits and Savannah Campbell was the only Red Devil to have more than 1 hit as she went 2 for 3… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-12-19-CSb-Mid-Car… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-12-19-CSb-Mid-Car-SC… The Red Devils finish the region schedule with a 5-5 record and will wait to see how other region teams finished to determine whether or not they make the playoff…. They do have two non-region games on the schedule and one of them is today where they travel to Ware Shoals to the on the Hornets.


  • Baseball: Mid-Carolina 8 – Clinton 7… The Red Devil baseball team traveled to Mid-Carolina to take on the Rebels last Friday and according to CHS athletic website lost 8-7… Coach Fortman has yet to post up results to Game Changer but Mid-Carolina has posted the game to their Game Changer account… Base on that I can tell you that Clinton scored 2 runs in the top of the 2nd inning and that would be the last time they led in the game as the Rebels tied the game scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the inning… They added 6 more runs in the following innings and going into the top of the 7th led 8-2… In true Red Devil fashion, the team did not give up and scored 5 runs in the 7th and had the tying run thrown out at the plate to stop the rally as Mid-Carolina escaped an 8-7 win… Again based on the Mid-Carolina scoring of the game the Red Devils outhit the Rebels 13-10 with Griffin Fuller going 3 for 4… If and when I get Coach Fortman’s account of the game I’ll give those stats to you as well as the scorebook…. The Red Devils close out their region schedule tomorrow hosting the Newberry Bulldogs.



LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: JL Mann 14 – Laurens 4… The Raider softball team traveled up to JL Mann last Friday for a region contest… The Raiders only trailed by one (4-3) going into the bottom of the 4th inning when the Patriots broke the game open scoring 8 runs and then going on to take a 14-4 win in 5 innings… Once again the Raiders had trouble with errors as they had 5 of them in the game with 4 coming in the 4th inning when the Patriots put 8 runs on the board… When all was said and done only 6 of the Patriots 14 runs were earned… The Patriots ended the night with 12 hits while the Raiders had 9… Michela Smith and Kauree Munyan each had 2 hits for the Raiders and one of Munyan’s was a double… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-12-19-LSB-Mann… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-12-19-LSB-Mann-SC… Unless they make up a game postponed by weather, the Raiders will next see action one week from today when they travel to Ninety Six.


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

  • Braves… The Braves finished their home series with the Mets over the weekend… As you may recall they lost to the Mets 6-3 on Thursday… They also lost to the Mets 6-2 on Friday but rebounded to win Saturday and Sunday’s games by scores of 11-7 and 7-3… The Braves are off tonight and will start a 3-game series at home with the D-Backs tomorrow night.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive completed their series with the Rome Braves in Georgia over the weekend… As a reminder they lost to the Braves 4-3 on Thursday… They also lost the Friday game by a score of 5-0… They did rebound to take a 6-5 win on Saturday but lost Sunday 8-7… They travel now to the coast of South Carolina to start a 3-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs tonight.


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 on our homepage where you need to click on the Listen Live button in the upper right area of the page.

  • BB- Tue. Apr. 16 – Easley 6:00
  • BB- Wed. Apr. 17 – Ninety Six 6:00
  • SB- Wed.. Apr. 24 – Easley 7:30
  • Class AAAAA & AAA Baseball Playoffs Start, Tuesday 4-23-19
  • Class AAAAA & AAA Softball Playoffs Start, Thursday, 4-25-19


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 or email… 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



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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