Sports Report for Thursday, 5-9-2019

High School Baseball & Softball Brackets… Now for you high school baseball and softball junkies out there I just want to let you know that if you go to and look in the Featured Sports section down on the right side of the home page just below Mike’ Sports Reports you will find a link to a posting that I have put up… If you click on it you will be carried to the posting where all you have to do is click on the classification below either the Baseball or Softball heading to go to the SCHSL website where the latest bracket is located… You can go there now by clicking here… Enjoy!


College Notes:

Baseball & Softball… It has been a while since I had the opportunity to look at college baseball or softball rankings but now that local sports are winding down lets catch up on those rankings.

  • D-I Baseball Rankings… Looking at the D1BASEBALL.COM TOP 25 you find UVLA ranked #1 with a 37-8 record… Stanford checks in at #2 while the balance of the top 5 is Vanderbilt, Arkansas and Mississippi State… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Louisville, Georgia Tech, Georgia, East Carolina and Texas Tech… No team from the state of South Carolina is in the top 25 according to this poll… If you would like to see the entire poll, click here.
  • D-I Softball Rankings… Now the college softball season is further along and teams are winding down their season as conference tournament play is fast approaching… Accursing to the USA Today / NFCA Coaches Poll Oklahoma holds down the top spot with a great 48-2 record… Following Oklahoma the next 3 spots are occupied by Washington, UCLA, Alabama and Florida State… Sports 6-10 are held down by Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, Florida and LSU… The South Carolina Gamecocks check in at #20 with a 36-16 record…. To see the entire top 25 in this poll, click here.


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

  • Dodgers 9 – Braves 4…. The Dodgers were able to pull the brooms out of the dugout closet last night out in LA and take a 9-4 win over the Braves thus sweeping the 3-game series… The Braves actually outhit the Dodgers 11-9 but 3 of the Dodgers hits were homers while the Braves countered with a single homer by Ronald Acuna Jr.(7)… The Braves fall to 18-19 on the season while the Dodgers improve to 25-14… The Braves remain on the road as they travel to Arizona tonight to start a 4-game series with the Diamondbacks tonight with first pitch scheduled for 9:40 pm


  • Braves 4 – Drive 3…. After having a night off on Tuesday, the Greenville Drive were back in action last night as they started a 3-game series with the Rome Braves in Rome, Ga… Bad news for you Drive fans as the Drive lost 4-3 to the Baby Braves… Greenville led 3-1 going into the bottom of the 5th inning when the Braves struck for 3 runs and then made them hold up as they went on to the 4-3 win.


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 

Raider Volleyball… The Raider volleyball team started spring practice yesterday… Coach Erin Lake would like for any young lady who is in the 7th – 12th grade next year and is interested in joining the Raiders to contact her… If you click here it will carry you to the LDHS Athletic Site where there is a posting about this and a link to a form you can fill out and submit online to contact Coach Lake about your interest in Raider volleyball.


Raider Girls Golf… The LDHS Lady Raider golf team will begin spring practice on Monday, May 6 2019. Practice will be from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Lakeside Country Club on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until May 30. No golf experience is necessary but proper golf attire is required… Any girl who lives in District 55 and is a rising seventh grader (current 6th grader) or above may play for the team… There are will be no try-outs or cuts to form the team… If you have any further question please contact Head Coach, Jim Iacuone at or (864)681-3630.


LDHS to Host Sports Physical Night…. On Wednesday, May 22 from 5:50 to 7:30 pm at LDHS student-athletes in Laurens School District 55 who need to get a physical for the 2019-2020 sports seasons will have the opportunity to do so at LDHS… The cost will be only $20 and you must sign up for the physical ahead of time and have ALL paperwork completed before you can see the doctor-No Exceptions… Now for more about this including link to the sign up for the physicals which can be done on-line and the form that need to be completed, click here…. Parents if you have a son or daughter who plans on playing any sport on the middle school or high school level don’t let this opportunity to get your physical pass you by.



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