Sports Report for Friday, 5-17-2019

PC Notes: For more information on any of the following games, click on their score.

    • PC 11 – Georgia State 7Back on Tuesday the Blue Hose baseball team hosted the Georgia State Panthers in their final home game of the regular season… As you might expect they honored their 6 seniors before the game… After that was over the Blue Hose got down to business and defeated the Panthers 11-7… The Blue Hose led 2-1 going into the bottom of the 5 the inning where they put 9 runs on the board only to give 5 of them back in the top of the 6th inning… They then held the panthers to a single run in the top of the 9th inning to take the win.
  • Charleston Southern 10 – PC 5Now last night the Blue Hose started their final series of the regular season down in Charleston taking on the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern… The Blue Hose started the 3-game series on a less than stellar note as the Bucs took a 10-5 win… PC trailed 3-1 going into the 5th inning where they plated 4 runs to go up 5-4….However that would be the last runs they scored but not the Bucs as they tied it in the bottom of the 5th and then added 5 more runs to take the win…. Game 2 of the series will be tonight at 6:00 pm and the series finale will be tomorrow at 2:00 pm.



Local Notes:  See This and That below.


College Notes:

  • D-I Softball Tournament. Underway… The NCAA Division I Softball Tournament started last night and the South Carolina Gamecocks are one of the teams in the field of 64 trying to make it to Norman. Ok to content for the title… They are in the regional hosted by Florida State… They will play today at noon taking South Florida… If you would like to see the entire interactive bracket for the entire tournament click here and then when you get the posting click on the team you are interested in to see their schedule… Go Gamecocks!


Pro Sports    For more information on any of the following games, click on their score.

  • Braves 10 – Cardinals 2… In the final game of their 3-game series with the Cardinals at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta, the Braves were swinging their hot bats last night and took a 10-2 win… The Braves outhit the Red Birds 14-6 with rookie Austin Riley in just his second game going 3-4 with a double and an RBI… Freddie Freeman picked up his 8th homer of the season in the 8th inning…. The win means that the Braves won the series 2 games to 1… The Braves will host the Milwaukie Brewers in a 3-game series starting tonight and it will be the last 3 home games for a while as they week long road trip after they are finished.
  • Hickory 7 – Drive 5… The Greenville Drive finished their 3-game series with the Hickory Crawdads at Flour Field last night on a down note as they lost 7-5… The Drive outhit the Crawdads 11-10 but one of the Crawdads’ hits was a homer…The Drive start a 4-game series with the West Virginia Power tonight at Flour Field.


This & That:

 Rhythm on the Rails… Over at Clinton, Main Street Clinton kicks off Rhythm on the Rails today at 5:30 and it will continue tomorrow starting at 10:00 am…There will be retail and craft vendors, non-profit information booths, rides, games, food (including a sanctioned BBQ event) and lots of music… For more information about this event including a list of the entertainers and times they will be preforming, click here.



Laurens County Mud Run… This Saturday (5-18-19) the Laurens Family YMCA in conjunction with Main Street Laurens will be holding the Laurens County Mud Run… The off-road course will have 20 challenging obstacles and will be a lot of fun… For more information including age limits, start time and registering online click here… You can also register at the Laurens Family YMCA and call them at 984-2626… The event will take place rain or shine and to tell the truth it is probably more fun in the rain as long as there is no lightning.


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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