Sports Report for Friday, 5-31-2019

PC Notes:

  • GoBlueHose.com… Well all the sports at PC for this school year have concluded but that does not mean that all is quiet… There are some sports camps that will be taking place at PC over the summer and if you want to check them out click here…. Also remember that if you want to find out anything about PC athletics including the schedules for the fall sports all you have to do is go to GoBlueHose.com.

 

Local Notes:  

CHS

  • Spring Game… Yesterday at the practice field on the campus of CHS (due to work on Wilder Stadium) the Red Devils under new head coach Corey Fountain wrapped up their spring practice with their spring game in front of the Red Devil faithful… It was a very spirited contest with the payers really going at it… Of course there were mistakes made which happens when you are installing a whole new offense but there were positives… Overall Coach Fountain was pleased with the team and its work during spring practice but knows there is a lot yet to do… One notable absence was that of Konnor Richardson who had reinjured the same arm he broke during last season and was sidelined recovering from surgery on it… He expects to be able to rejoin the team a little later in the summer in time for the upcoming season… To see a short video interview done with Coach Fountain after the game and a few photos click here.

 

College Notes:

  • Baseball Playoffs Start Today… The NCAA Division I Baseball Playoffs start today with 16 regionals scattered around the country…. If you are a college baseball junkie and you want to keep up with the schedule, TV availability and scores, click here to go to the NCAA website where you will find an interactive bracket for the entire playoffs… Once there all you have to do is click on the regional to see its schedule and results or click on the team you are interested in to see how it is doing… 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.
  • 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.
  • College Softball World Series… Now the College Softball season is further along than the baseball season as they started paly among the final 8 teams yesterday out in Oklahoma City… If you want to keep up with the Softball CWS click here to go to the interactive softball bracket… The scores in yesterday’s games were: Arizona 3 – Washi8ngton 1, UCLA 7 – Minnesota 2, Oklahoma State 2 – Texas 1 and Oklahoma 3 – Alabama 2… For more details click here.

 

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

  • Braves… The Braves had the night off last night but return to action tonight as they start a 3-game series with the Detroit Tigers at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta… After losing both games to the Nationals earlier this week, the Braves are now 30-28 on the season and find themselves in second place in the NL East 3 games behind the Phillies… Detroit comes into tonight’s game with a 21-32 record and are in fourth place in the AL Central Division 15 game behind the division leading Twins.
  • Delmarva 10 – Drive 2… The Greenville Drive returned home to Flour Filed last night to start a 40-game series with the Delmarva Shorebirds… I think the Drive may have left their some of their bats on the bus when they unloaded as the Shorebirds outhit them 13-4 in route to a 10-2 win over the Drive.
  • NBA: Toronto 118 – Golden State 109… Now for you NBA (Not really Basketball Association) fans who did not stay up late for whatever reason, I’ll mention to you that the Toronto Raptors took a 118-109 win over the Golden State Warriors up in Toronto…

 

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 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 kjpatterson@laurens55.org.     Click on following to register: LINK: Baseball Camp

 

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