Sports Report for Tuesday, 5-28-2019

PC Notes:

  • Five Blue Hose Earn All Conference Selections… Putting a wrap on the PC baseball season I’ll mention that 5 PC players have players received postseason honors… Nick Guimbarda made the second team and was also selected as Scholar Athlete of the Year… Zacchaeus Rasberry and pitcher Jackson Dean also made the second team… Pitcher Eric Miles and Infielder Jimmy Marcelli also received honorable mention for the all-conference team…. For more information on these young men and why they received these honors, click here.


Local Notes:  


  • Spring Football Game… The Red Devils will wrap up their first spring practice under new head coach Corey Fountain Thursday with a spring game starting at 6:00 pm… I do believe it will be held at the CHS practice field due to the work being done at Wilder Stadium… I’ll try to confirm that between now and then.



College Baseball Notes: Yesterday the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee chaired by South Carolina Athletic Director Ray Tanner announced the field of 64 that would be trying to make it to Omaha to play in the CWS this year

  • Top 16 Seeds in D-I Baseball Championships Announced… The committee announced the top 16 seed in the tournament and they are in order from 1-16: UCLA (47-8), Vanderbilt (49-10), Georgia Tech (41-17), Georgia (44-15), Arkansas (41-17), Mississippi St. (46-13), Louisville (43-15), Texas Tech (39-17), Oklahoma St. (36-18), East Carolina (43-15), Stanford (41-11), Ole Miss (37-25), LSU (37-24), North Carolina (42-17), West Virginia (37-20) and Oregon St. (36-18-1).
  • Teams of Area Interest in the Field… The Clemson Tigers did make the field as a #3 seed in the Oxford Mississippi regionals and they will take on #2 seeded Illinois Friday at 4:00 pm and that game can be seen on ESPNU…. Mississippi and Jacksonville state are the other two teams in that regional… Coastal Carolina is the only other team from the state of South Carolina in the playoffs and they will be headed to Atlanta on Friday as a #3 seed to take on #2 seeded Auburn in the regional hosted by Georgia Tech… They will play at noon and that game can also be seen on ESPNU… Florida A&M is the other team in that regional… Georgia is also hosting a regional with FAU, Florida State and Southern Conference winner Mercer the other team in the regional… Campbell the Big South winner will be headed to Greenville North Carolina to play in a regional hosted by east Carolina.
  • Interactive Bracket… Now if you would like to go to the NCAA website where they have and interactive bracket where all you have to do is click on the regional or team you are interested in to get the latest schedule, scores and TV channel for the games, click here.
  • Want More Information… Now if you click here it will carry you to a posting on the NCAA website where it list such things as teams that got in by winning their conference championship, at-large teams and the teams from each conference that got into the championship field… The SEC had the most teams with 10 and the ACC was second with 8.


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

  • Braves … The Braves were off yesterday and they will start a 2-game series with the Washington Nationals tonight in Sun Trust Park…The Braves record at this point in the season is 30-24 and they are in second place in the NL East 1.5 games behind the Phillies.
  • Drive 6 – GreenJackets 4… Yesterday afternoon down in Augusta the Drive took a 6-4 win over the GreenJackets in game 4 of their 5-game series thus assuring themselves of a series win as they won the first two games… The Drive outhit the GreenJackets 7-4 and one of the 7 hits was a homer by Tristan Casas (8) their designated hitter.



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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