Sports Report for Tuesday, 5-14-2019

PC Notes: Click on the score(s) below for more information about the game.

Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team was on the road this past weekend as they traveled to Farmville, Virginia to take on the Lancers of Longwood University in a 3-game series…

  • Friday DH: Longwood 6 – PC 5 and PC 13 – Longwood 11… On Friday the teams played a doubleheader which they split… Longwood took a 6-5 win in the first game and PC rebounded to take a 13-11 win in the second game… In game 1, Longwood outhit PC 13- but PC managed to tie the game in the top of the 9th inning by scoring 2 runs but the Lancers came back with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning to take the 6-5 win…  In game two the Blue Hose trailed 8-2 early but used 3 homeruns to come back and take the 13-11 win.
  • Saturday: PC 10 – Longwood 1… The Blue Hose then took a 10-1win on Saturday to take the series 2 games to 1… PC scored 3 runs in the first inning and never looked back as they outhit the Lancers 10-6 and were the recipient of 9 walks in the game…
  • Next for the Blue Hose… The Blue Hose will play their final home game of the regular this afternoon as they host the Georgia State Panthers at 3:00 pm… It is also Senior Day where they will be honoring their six seniors before the game.


Local Notes: 

LDHSYesterday in the auxiliary gym at LDHS two senior athletes signed letter of intent to continue not only their athletic careers but also education next fall at two different colleges in South Carolina.

  • Bailey Goode… Bailey signed with Spartanburg Methodist College to play golf for the Pioneers… Bailey did not start playing golf seriously until a little over two years ago… Over that span of time he has been able to continually reduce his average score in each 9 hole match until today it is about 8 strokes better than it was when he started averaging about 45.. Bailey even has a part time job at the Ware Shoals Gold Course (a nine hole course) which allows his to get in some practice there… He plans on majoring studying business and transferring most likely to Lander after two years…. To see a short video interview done with him and some photos taken at the signing, click here.
  • Will Pontoon… Will Pontoon was the second Raider who signed yesterday… Will was a standout in both football and wrestling and yesterday he signed to become a Presbyterian College Blue Hose wrestler… Will drew interest form other schools but chose PC because they are starting their wrestling program and he wanted to get in on the ground floor as they start… is wrestling coach Rob Sheffield pointed out that Will is the first Raider wrestler during his tenure that has received an scholarship a very rare occurrence for any high school wrestler in the State of South Carolina… Will also noted that his football career may not be over… He plans on concentrating on academics and wrestling his freshman year and then taking a look at trying to walk-on at PC in football… To see a short video interview done with him and some photos taken at the signing, click here.


 College Notes:

  • SEC Softball Tournament… Now for you college softball fans out there I’ll tell you that the Florida Gators won the SEC 2019 Softball Tournament out in College Station, Texas over the weekend… They came into the single elimination tournament seeded #6 and defeated #1 seeded Alabama 2-1 on Saturday to claim the title. This means they drew an automatic bid to this year’s NCAA College Softball World Series… For complete details on the SEC Softball Tournament, click here.



 Pro Sports    For more information on any of the following game(s), click on their score.

  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and return home to Sun Trust Park to start a six-game homestand with the first team coming in will be the Cardinals.
  • Tourist 2 – Drive 0… The Greenville Drive finished their 4-game series up in Ashville with the Tourist on a sour note last night as the Tourist took a 2-0 win… Four Tourist pitchers held the Drive to just 3 hits while the Tourist used two solo homers to take the win… The Tourist won the series 3-1… The Drive start a 3-game series with the Hickory Crawdads tonight at 7:05 at Flour Field.


This & 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.


  • Raider Baseball Camp…The Raider Baseball Program will be hosting a 4-day camp, June 24th-27th. This camp is offered to young boys and girls, ages 7-12. While at camp, your son/daughter will learn basic baseball fundamentals; including base running, hitting, catching, throwing, and specific position fundamentals. Our goal for this camp is to serve youth baseball players in our county that want to become better players. We feel like it is our duty to give back to the community that has grown and shaped so many of our Raider Baseball players, past and present. We look forward to working with our youth and hope to see all of you on June 24th. Registrations will take place every morning beginning at 8am. Snacks and water will be provided. Players should wear proper baseball attire every day; baseball pants, hat, and cleats. If a player does not have appropriate baseball attire, please have them dress in clothes that they can get dirty in and tennis shoes. The cost is $45 per player / $55 for Siblings. A Google Form link is provided below if your children plan to attend, in order for us to get a head count… For more information or if you have questions contact Coach Patterson by email at     Click on following to register: LINK: Baseball Camp



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