Sports Report for Friday, 5-24-2019

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

Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team opened up its participation in the Big South Tournament Wednesday taking on the Running Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb u in Fayetteville, NC.

  • PC 2 – G-W 1… Now there is good news for PC fans as the Blue Hose took a 2-1 win… Eric Miles pitched 7⅔ strong innings scattering 10 hits and giving up just 1 earned run while PC used its 5 hits timely hits to score 2 runs…. The win advanced PC in the winner’s bracket to take on the #4 seeded Eagles of Winthrop yesterday morning.
  • Winthrop 12 – PC 5… The Eagles wasted little time yesterday morning getting on the scoreboard as they plated 3 runs in the bottom of the first inning… The Blue Hose responded getting 4 runs in the top of the second to go up 4-3 but in the bottom of the fourth inning the eagles took the lead scoring 2 runs and would never trail again in the game as they defeated PC 12-5…The loss dropped PC into the loser’s bracket and they had to turn around and face the High Point Panthers.
  • HP 15 – PC 4… The game with the Panthers was a close one for 7 innings with High Point holding a 4-3 lead going into the top of the 8th inning…. In the top of the 8th inning the Panthers broke the game open scoring 9 runs putting the Blue Hose in a hole they just could not climb out of as the panthers eliminated the Blue Hose by a score of 15-4… PC finishes the season with a 30-29 win on the season while the panthers moved on in the tournament with a 26-26 record… Now to keep up with the remainder of the tournament this weekend, click here. .


Local Notes:  

 Laurens Academy

Sports Award Banquet… Last night Laurens Academy held its end of the year varsity sports banquet where the various awards in all the sports were announced in front of a full house of family and friends… In addition to the usual awards that were handed out, the girls’ cross country team and the girls’ basketball team members all received their rings for winning the state championship… Mrs. Sandy Moore was also recognized for her service mainly as assistant girls’ basketball coach and Mrs. Joani Stribling as athletic secretary and scorekeeper…. Also Ruthie Moore was announced as the latest member of the Laurens Academy Sports Hall of Fame after winning just about any award you care to name during her basketball career and scoring 2,242 points… To see the list of award winners in each sports, click here…. Congratulations to one and all!









College Notes:

ACC Baseball Tournament

  • Clemson 7 – Louisville 1… The Clemson Tigers closed out play in the ACC Baseball Tournament yesterday with a 7-1 win over Louisville… The Tigers scored a pair of runs in the third inning and went on from there to take the win outhitting the cardinals 12-1 with the Cardinals only hit being a solo homer in the bottom of the 9th inning… For more information on this game, click here… Boston College won Clemson’s Pool and will advance to the semi-finals tomorrow… The Tigers are now 34-24 on the season and the win against Louisville will certainly help their cause when the committee sits down to decide who will make it into the field of teams trying to reach Omaha to play in the College World Series.


SEC Tournament… To check on scores in the SEC Baseball Tournament and the schedule for today, click here.


Southern Conference Baseball Tournament… To check on scores Southern Conference Tournament click here.


Big South… To check on scores in the Big South Baseball Tournament click here.



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

  • Braves 5 – Giants 4 (13)… In the final game of the 4-game series out on the west coast with the Giants, the Braves took a 4-3 win in 13 innings to win the series 3 games to 1… The Giants led 4-2 going into the top of the 8th inning when rookie Austin Riley hit a 2-run homer (5) to tie the game 4-4… The game remained that way until the top of the 13th inning when Riley singled to drive in Dansby Swanson with what would prove to be the winning run… The Braves remain on the road as they start a 3-game series with the cardinals in St. Louis.
  • Drive 4 – Fireflies 1… In game 3 of their 4-game series with the Fireflies down in Columbia, the Drive took a 4-1 win… The Drive and Fireflies finish their current series tonight then the Drive will take I-20 over to Augusta to start a 4-game series with the GreenJackets tomorrow.


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.


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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