Sports Report for Wednesday, 6-5-2019

Local Notes:  

Last Saturday Main Event Results at the Laurens County Speedway

  • LimitedFrank Coates took the lead at the start of the race and never relinquished it as he led wire to wire to win the Limited main event for the second week in a row….Mike Huey finished second and Tony Quarles


  • SECA 604 Crate… Gray Parton did not start on the front row in the SECA 604 Crate main event but as you know starting position is not what counts as it is finishing position that counts and he finished first with Brad Rachels and Justin Wofford being the next two across the finish line in that order.
  • FWD… The FWD main event saw two drivers get disqualified for various reasons and when the checkered flag finally waved it was for Charles Bellor who picked up his first win at the LCS… Billy Medlin was second and Matt Puckett took third.
  • 4-Cylinder… In the main event here, Phillip Wilson and J.R. Baker started on the front row and when the race ended they finished first and second with Wilson getting the win and Baker second… Scott Nelson finished third.
  • 602 Crate… The main event in the 602 Crate Davison had 3 negated starts but when they finally got in underway and finished Billy Rushton was the first driver to see the checkered flag… Dale Timms and Michael Smith were the next two the see the flag in that order.
  • Thunder Bombers… In the Thunder Bombers, Dillon Chappell started on the poll, took the lead at the start and then went on to win the race leading wire to wire… Scott Pulley finished second and Grant Burton third.



College Notes:

  • Softball: UCLA 5 – Oklahoma 4… The UCLA Bruins won the NCAA Division I Softball Championship last night as they defeated Oklahoma 5-4 in dramatic fashion…. UCLA led 3-2 in the top of the 7th inning when Oklahoma tied the game 3-2 on a 2out homer… UCLA bounced back in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out game-winning flare to left field… Colleen Sullivan, who reached second base on a wild pitch, raced home on Washington’s single to deliver UCLA its first national title since 2010 and 12th in program history… Click on the score to go to the NCAA website for more information on the game and to see a video of the winning run just barley scoring as Sullivan just managed to avoid the tag by the catcher.


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

  • Braves 12 – Pirates 5… The Atlanta Braves found themselves trailing the Pirates 5-23 going into the top of the 7th inning up in Pittsburg last night but scored 3 runs in each of the last 3 innings to take a 12-5 win over the Pirates… Austin Riley (9), Josh Donaldson (8) and Freddie Freeman (15) all had multi-run homers in the last three innings to power the Braves comeback.
  • Legends 6 – Drive 3… The news is not as good for Greenville Drive fans as they lost to the Lexington Legends 6-3 last night at Flour Field… The Drive led 3-1 up until the 6th inning when the Legends scored 3 runs and added 2 more in the 9th to take the win… The Drive will try to avoid being swept tonight as they teams finish the series and the Drive will hit the road to West Virginia tomorrow


This & That:

Raider Youth Football Camp… Join the Laurens football coaching staff and players for their youth football camp Friday, June 7, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Laurens District High School… This football camp offers an experience designed to teach players the fundamentals and techniques of football. Techniques and drills will improve speed, agility, strength, catching, and throwing…  The camp is only $20 and will be under the direction of Coach Liner and his staff…To learn more about this camp including what to bring and who to contact if you have more questions, go to the registration form by clicking here… Go Raiders!


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


Raider Youth Softball Camp… Starting June 10th and running through August 26th Coach Michaela Smith will be offering a FREE softball camp on Mondays for young ladies in grades 1-6…. There is no registration required and all you need to bring is your glove… Again the clinic is free and it is on Mondays at the LDHS softball field or adjacent hitting building… If you have any questions email Coach Smith at:



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