Sports Report for Thursday, 6-13-2019

Local Notes:  See information below for local camps being held soon.

 

College Notes:

  • CWS Starts Saturday… For true college baseball fan it’s the time of the year that they look forward to as College World Series starts Saturday… On Saturday Texas Tech will play Michigan at 2:00 pm and then at 7:00 pm Arkansas and Florida State will go at it… The other 4 teams will play Sunday with Vanderbilt taking on Louisville at 2:00 pm and Mississippi State taking on Auburn at 7:30 pm… Looks like the SEC has 4 teams in the chase, not bad… Now if you would like more information about the CWS including the full schedule and bracket, click here to go to the NCAA website posting where all of that and more is available.

 

Women’s World Cup

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019Now for the futbol fans out their (soccer is what we call it here in the USA) the women’s World Cup has been going on for about a week over in France… The UAA has played one match and they defeated Thailand 13-0 and a lot of folks are critical of the team as they say they “celebrated” each goal too much thus humiliating the Thailand…Oh how unsporting the world media says… Rubbish I say… Now if you would like to see the complete schedule for the tournament click here… By the way the USA will play Chile at noon on Sunday… Let’s hope they play nice…sic.

 

 

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

  • Braves 8 – Pirates 7 (11)…For you Braves fans who did not stay up to watch after the weather delay there is good news as the Braves made it three in arrow over the Pirates as they took an 8-7 win but it took them 11 innings to do it… The Braves took an early lead but the Pirates came back and tied the game so that it stood 7-7 at the end on 9 innings… Ozzie Albies delivered the game winning it a double into centerfield to drive in Austin Riley from first… The Braves rookie Austin Riley continues to swing a hot bat as he went 3 for 5 with a homer and a triple… The Braves will finish their series with Pirates this afternoon with a 12:10 start.
  • Drive 3 – Intimidators 1… The Greenville Drive finished their 3-game series with the Kannapolis Intimidators at Flour Field on a positive note as they took a 3-1 win that also gave them the series win 2 games to 1… There were only 14 hits in the game and the Drive had 8 of them with all the runs being scored in the 4th and 5th inning by both teams… The Drive head down to the coast to start a 4-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs tonight.
  • NHL: Blues 4 – Bruins 1… Well for my 3 hockey fans out there in case they missed it last night, the St. Louis Blues took a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins in Boston to win the Stanley Cup for the first time in the franchise history 4 games to 3… Jordan Binnington made 32 saves; Alex Pietrangelo and Ryan O’Reilly each had a goal and an assist; and Schenn and Zach Sanford scored for St. Louis, which entered the NHL in 1967-68 and had never won a Cup Final game in three prior appearances (1968-70)… O’Reilly won the Conn Smythe Trophy, voted the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

 

This & That:

 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

  

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 from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm… If you have any questions email Coach Smith at: mesmith@laurens55.org

 

Clinton YMCA Summer Sports Camps, Swimming Lessons and Pool Schedule… The Clinton YMCA has a full summer of sports camps scheduled and again this summer they will be offering swimming lessons just about every week…. If you would like to see the full schedule of sports camps and swimming lesson as well as the pool schedule click here or see the posting in the Featured Sports section of our homepage… The next sports camps at the Clinton YMCA are tennis June 17-20 for various age groups at different times and Cheer Camp June 18-20 for girls 5-12… You must register by 5:00 pm this Friday (7-14-19).

 

 

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