Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-16-2019

PC Notes: Click on scores of games below for more details on the game.

  • Softball… The PC Softball team traveled to Gardner-Webb this past weekend to take on the Runnin Bulldogs… On Saturday the teams played a double header with the Bulldogs taking an 8-0 win in the first game and the Blue Hose bounced back to take an 11-10 win in the second game… On Sunday Garner-Webb took the rubber game of the series by a score of 12-6The team will be back in action today at 3:00 pm as they host Appalachian State. .

 

  • Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team made the short drive up I-26 to Spartanburg over the weekend to take on the USC Upstate Spartans in a 3-game series… On Friday the Blue Hose defeated the Spartans 8-0… Then on Saturday the two teams played doubleheader and good news for PC fans as the Blue Hose took both games by scores of 5-4 and 4-3 to complete the sweep of the Spartans and even their season record at 18-18 and 10-5 in Big South play… The Blue Hose hit the road today for their second of three meetings with Davidson at Wilson Field In Davidson, N.C. with first pitch slated for 6 p.m. on ESPN+.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Softball Game Cancelled… The Red Devil softball team was scheduled to go to Ware Shoals to take on the Hornets yesterday but the Hornets’ field is down at the bottom of a hill and was too wet to play…. There are no plans to make up the game.
  • Baseball at Home Tonight… The Red Devil baseball team closes out its region schedule tonight at home hosting the Newberry Bulldogs… This is a very important game for 2 reasons… One it is Senior Night as the Red Devils honor their seniors… Secondly I believe that if the Red Devils are going to make the playoffs they must win the game tonight and will also need a little help in that one of the other region teams must defeat Woodruff for them…  Make plans to come on out and support the Red Devils in varsity action about 7:30.
  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Newberry 1… Catching up with the Red Devil boys’ tennis team, last Thursday they traveled down to Newberry to take on the Bulldogs… Good news for Red Devil fans as they took a 5-1 win to keep their region record a perfect 8-0… In singles action Ike Waldron, Connor Donley, Anders Orr, Hayden Minor and Brandon Campbell all took wins… For more specific information on this match, click here.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Baseball at Home Tonight… The Raider varsity baseball team will be at home tonight hosting the Easley Green Wave in a 6:00 pm contest… The Raiders are currently tied with Greenwood for 3rd place in the region… If they want to hold on to that spot they need to defeat Easley tonight and again Friday at Easley… Come out and cheer the Raiders on but if you can’t we do plan on bringing you the game hear on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG as well as stream it live in the internet at WLBG.com.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Softball: Union Christian day 15 – Crusaders 0… The young Crusader softball team was back in action yesterday as they travelled to Union to take on the Eagles of Union Christian Day School… The Crusaders had trouble getting their bats going as the eagles took a 15-0 win… To see the box score and some stats on the game click on the following: 4-15-19-LASB-Union-Christian

 

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

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and will start a 3-game series with the D-Backs in Atlanta tonight.
  • RiverDogs 6 – Drive 2… The Greenville drive opened a 3-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs last night down on the coast with a 6-2 loss.

 

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- 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 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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