Sports Report for Thursday, 4-18-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Baseball: Greenwood 5 – Clinton 4… The Red Devil baseball team finished out its regular season last night as they traveled to Greenwood HS to take on the Eagles in a non-region game… The Red Devils outhit the Eagles 11-9 and even scored first in the game but the Eagles still managed to escape with a 5-4 win… The Red Devils did get on the board 1st inning when Caleb Riddle singled and later came home an Eagle error… The Eagles did not score until the 3rd inning when they used 4 singles and a sacrifice fly to produce 3 runs…They added another run in the 4th inning before Clinton added 2 more runs in the top of the 5th inning on a couple of hits, a fielder’s choice or two and an Eagle error… The Eagles got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning on a solo homer to make it 5-3… The Red Devils tried to rally in the 7th inning when they scored one run and had the tying run thrown out at the plate after base hit on a perfect throw from the Eagles left fielder… Griffin Fuller led the Red Devils at the plate going 2 for 4 with a double… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-17-19-CBB-Greenwood… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-17-19-CBB-Greenwood-SC
  • Red Devils Baseball Eliminated From Playoffs… Last night there was another region game that was of great interest to Red Devil fans… The Woodruff Wolverines traveled down to Prosperity to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels… The reason that the Red Devils were keeping an eye on the game is simple…. If the Rebels win the Red Devils make the playoffs… If the Wolverines win, Clinton is out of the playoffs… Well unfortunately I have to report that Woodruff took a 4-2 win over the Rebels thus eliminating the Red Devils from the playoffs… As Coach Fortman commented about the Greenwood game and the Woodruff win afterwards, “Kind of sums up our season, just short”.



LDHS: Raiders:

  • Baseball: Laurens 4 – Ninety Six 3… The Raider varsity baseball team stepped out of region play as they hosted the Wildcats of Ninety Six at Ed Prescott Field… The Wildcats came into last night’s game with a 13-7 season record and finished first in their region with a 9-1 record but the Raiders prevailed by a score of 4-3… The Raiders scored first in the 2nd inning when reached on a fielder’s choice and then scored on and eventually advanced and scored on 3 wild pitches… In the top of the 3rd inning the Wildcats scored all 3 of their runs which were all unearned due to Raider errors…  The Raiders got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning when Tanner Smith singled and was later driven in by a double off the bat of Jalen Bragg… The Raiders scored the winning runs in the 5th inning on a couple of hits (including an RBI single by Luke Willis) and a couple of Wildcat errors…. The Raiders had 9 hits in the game to the Wildcats 5 with Luke Willis going 3 for 3 to lead the Raiders at the plate…  Eric Jones picked up the win for the Raiders pitching 5⅔ innings with Tanner Smith picking up a save… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-17-19-LBB-NinetySix… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-17-19-LBB-NinetySix-SC… The Raiders close out their season tonight on the road taking on the Ealey Green Wave… The game will have a huge bearing on the Raiders playoff position…. If you can, go up and cheer the Raiders on.



Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders Basketball Players and Coach Honored… Last Sunday the South Carolina Sports Report some members of the Crusader basketball teams for their work this past season… Coach Jason Marlett was honored as the SCISA Class A Coach of the year… Ruthie Moore was the HSSR SCISA Miss Basketball for this past season… Jennifer Wu was also honored as the SCISA Class A Player of the Year… And finally Blair Quarles, Regan Williamson, and Noah Moore were all honored as SCISA Class-A All-State Players… Congratulations to all these players and Coach Marlett.





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

D-Backs 3 -Braves 2… The D-backs made it 2 in a row against the Braves last night in Atlanta as they took a 3-2 win… The teams will finish the current series today at 12:10  pm and the Braves will be trying to avoid the sweep.

RiverDogs 7 – Drive 1… The Greenville Drive finished their 4-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs last night down at Joe Riley Park and the news is not good for Drive fans as the RiverDogs took a 7-1 win to take the series 3-1… The Drive return home tonight to start a brief 3-game series with the Rome Braves at 7:05 pm.


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.

  • 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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