Sports Report for Wednesday, 5-22-2019

Local Notes:  


  • Spring Game… The Raiders finished their spring practice with an hour long contest last night… In the first 30 minutes the Green offense scored twice once on a long 73 yard run by Ty Roberson and again on a 3 yard run by Ryan Campbell…. After a 10minute break the White offense took to the field and they moved the ball well but were only able to score once on a I yard run by Ryan Campbell… Check back later for a short video interview done with coach liner after the contest and a few photos…
  • Juniors Win… In a flag Powder Puff game before the Raiders took the field, the Juniors defeated the Seniors by a TD in a game that was a lot of fun for the participants and the fans.


College Notes:

  • ACC Baseball Tournament…. The tournament in Fayetteville, NC kicked off yesterday with pool play… The #8 seeded Clemso9n Tigers took on the #12 seeded Eagles of Boston College in the very first game of the tournament… Now the news is not good for Tiger fans as Boston College took a 7-5 win in 11 innings… The Tigers fell behind early and fought back to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning… The game stayed that way until the 11th inning when the Eagles put the winning runs on the board and then held the Tigers in the bottom of the inning… For more on this game click here… The Tigers will be in action on Thursday at 11:00 am when they take on the #1 seeded Louisville Cardinals… To find out how the other games in the tournament went yesterday and the schedule for today, click here…. Be sure to scroll all the way down when you get to the posting.


  • SEC Baseball Tournament…The SEC Tournament got underway yesterday also and the South Carolina Gamecocks played in the last game of the day which did not start until about 10:00 pm… For you Gamecock fans that might have went to bed early I’ll tell you that South Carolina made a quick exit from the tournament as they lost 8-6 to the #17 ranked LSU Tigers… The gamecocks fell behind 1-0 after one inning of play but put 5 runs on the board in the second to go up 5-1…. LSU then chipped away at the Gamecock’s lead until they finally took the lead in the fourth inning and added to it to make the final 8-6 with South Carolina’s getting its last run in the eighth inning…. For more information on this game and other games in the tournament click here… Moe than likely that finishes the Gamecock’s season as their season record of 28-28 most likely will not get them into the playoffs.


  • Southern Conference Baseball Tournament…. There was only 1 game in the Southern Conference Tournament yesterday at Flour Field and in that game Western Carolina defeated The Citadel 7-3 to earn the right to advance to the double-elimination portion of the tournament starting today…. If you would like more information about this game or the tournament and its bracket, click here.


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

  • Giants 4 – Braves 3… Last night out in San Francisco the Braves led the Giants 3-1 going into the bottom of the 9th inning… The Giants rallied and scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to take a 4-3 win wi9th the winning hit coming with 2 outs by the Giants second baseman Joe Panik when he had a 3-2 count.
  • Fireflies 5 – Drive 2… The Greenville Drive started a 4-game series down in Columbia last night taking on the Fireflies… The Drive led 2-1 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when the Fireflies struck for 4 runs and then held the Drive scoreless the rest of the way to hand the Drive a 5-2 loss


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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