Sports Report for Friday, 5-10-2019

PC Notes:.. For more information on the game(s) below, click on their score.

Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team had a pair of mid-week games so let’s catch up on those.

  • PC 8 – Clemson 7… On Tuesday the Blue Hose traveled up to Clemson to take on the Tigers… It was a happy bus ride back to Clinton as the Blue Hose used a top-run homer by Jimmy Marcelli in the seventh inning to lift them to an 8-7 upset win over the Tigers.
  • PC 13 – Georgia State 4… The Blue Hose turned right around and got right back on the bus on Wednesday and traveled Georgia State University to take on the Panthers… The Blue Hose bats were hot as they pounded out 17 hits and 13 runs taking a 13-4 win over the Panthers.
  • Up Next…  The Blue Hose return to Big South action as they travel Longwood to open a three-game series with the Lancers… For more information about this series, click here.


Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils:

Red Devils in Columbia This Weekend… Several of the CHS Red Devil Athletes will be traveling down to Columbia today and / or tomorrow to participate in championships.

  • Tennis…Coach Clovis Simmons and the Red Devil boys’ tennis team will be traveling down to Columbia tomorrow for the third consecutive year to participate in the Class-AAA Tennis Finals… Their opponent this year will be the Battling Bishops of Bishop England HS out of the Charleston area… The match is scheduled to start at noon and will take place at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center…For those of you who would like to follow them down the address for the center is 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce, SC  29033
  • Track… Coach Paige Drisgula had six members of the Lady Red Devil track team qualify at the Upper State Meet last weekend for the State finals at Spring Valley HS today and tomorrow… Maya Smith will be competing in the 100 m and 200 m dash, Quiana Suber in the 400 m run, Deasia Boyd in the 800 m run and Keira Dendy in the shot put… Also the 4×100 m relay team composed of Suber, Smith, Patients Adams and Aaliyah Jonson will be there competing… Good Luck to all these Red Devil athletes and as always… Go Big Red!


LDHS: Raiders:

  • Price to Run in State Finals… The Laurens Raiders had one member of the boys track team to qualify for the State Meet last weekend and that was Evan Price… Evan will also be headed to Spring Valley to run in the 3200 m run… Good Luck to Evan!

  • Anderson Signs with Belmont Abbey… Yesterday in the auxiliary gym at LDHS in front of family, friends, faculty members and teammates Christian Anderson became the latest Raider to sign a letter of intent to continue not only his athletic career but also his education… Anderson signed with Belmont Abbey to play basketball with the Crusaders and major in business… As LDHS Coach Walker commented he becomes one of the less than 3 percent of high school athletes who receive a college scholarship… He was also quick to note that Christian had become a leader on the Raider squad this past two years but more than that had excelled in the classroom… Christian has been a member of the All-County Team for the past two seasons and a member of the All-Region team this past season… This past season Christian averaged 14.1 points per game while also pulling down 4.1 rebounds per game while handing out 3 assist per game… To see a short video interview done with Christian after the signing and some photos taken during the signing, click here… Good Luck to Christian as he opens a new chapter in his life!


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

  • D-Backs 4 – Braves 3The Braves opened up a four-game series with the Diamondbacks in Arizona last night with a tough 4-3 loss in 10 innings… The Braves scored a run in the top of the 9th inning on a solo homer by Josh Donaldson to go up 3-2… The D-backs countered with a homer of their own in the bottom of the inning to tie the game and send it into extra innings…. The Braves got runners on base in the top of the 10th inning but left them stranded and the D-backs used a walk and a pair of singles in the bottom of the inning to take the 4-3 win.


  • Drive 6 – Braves 4Now there is better news for you Drive fans as they took a 6-4 win over the Rome Braves in game 2 of their 3-game series down in Rome yesterday… The Drive simply outhit the Braves 8-4 to gain the win… The Drive and the Braves conclude their series tonight in Rome then the Drive will travel to Ashville to start a 3-game series with the Tourist tomorrow night.


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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