Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-16-2019

PC Notes:

PC Season Football Tickets on Sale

  • PC has 6 home games this season and the first one is on Saturday, Sept 14 when the Blue Hose host Jacksonville.
  • Blue chair back reserve seats are only $90.00 for the entire 6-game home season.
  • Parking is $5 per game but season parking passes are available for $25.
  • Per game seating (subject to availability) is $20 per game for chair type seats bench general admission will be $10 per seat for adults and $5 for students.
  • For more information on PC season tickets and a link to the season ticket order form click here… For the PC football schedule, click here. … Go Blue Hose!!


 Local Notes: 

7 on 7 at LDHS Today… The Laurens Raiders will be hosting a 7 on 7 passing event today at 10:00 am and there will be several teams there… One of the teams will be the Clinton Red Devils… Come on out and watch your favorite team if you get a chance.


Clinton AAA Minors All-Star Team… Thanks to Jason Glenn for the information below!

  • Sunday: Clinton 4 – Gaffney 3… After a heartbreaking 9 inning loss on Saturday, Clinton found themselves down 3-0 to Gaffney in an elimination game on Sunday… Rhett Gilliam saw his first action in the post season on the mound as he got the start… He gave up only 2 hits and 2 runs, only 1 earned, before giving way to Zack Lawson in the 4th inning… A base hit and a throwing error allowed Gaffney to score its 3rd run in the top of the 5th… In the bottom of the 5th, Clinton cut into the lead as Dalton Williams lead off the inning with a towering homerun to straightaway center.       Camden Finley reached on an error and later scored on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to 3-2… Gaffney loaded the bases after 2 strikeouts in the 6th, but Lawson snagged a liner right back at him for the 3rd out…       In the bottom of the 6th, Brian Steele was hit by pitch to lead off the inning. A couple wild pitches moved him over to 3rd… Owen Glenn then walked. Another wild pitch scored Steele to tie the game, and putting Glenn on 2nd… Williams was then intentionally walked…       Gaffney’s 4th wild pitch put Glenn on 3rd… Then Aiden Price hit a grounder to 2nd allowing Glenn to come in for the winning run…. Hitting: Owen Glenn 1-2, Walk, Dalton Williams 1-2, HR and Aiden Price 1-2, Walk.


  • Monday: Clinton 8 – N. Myrtle Beach 0… Talan Campbell and Dalton Williams combined for a 3-hit shutout as Clinton beat North Myrtle Beach 8-0 to stay alive in the State Tournament… Only one runner got as far as 3rd base for North Myrtle and that runner was thrown out trying to steal home… Clinton’s Rhett Gilliam did not have his glove on, but still caught the ball bare handed and tagged the runner out… Clinton got on the board first with 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning…       Owen Glenn led off the game with a single, and Talan Campbell followed with a liner into right field…  Dalton Williams walked to load the bases with nobody out…   Then Aiden Price hit a fly ball that dropped in shallow left field to score Glenn but the umpire made a controversial call, saying it was an infield fly and Price was out. An error later in the inning scored Talan Campbell to give Clinton a 2-0 lead…Clinton got 2 more runs in the 4th when Williams was hit by pitch and Price walked… Zack Lawson then came through with a 2RBI double to push the lead to 4-0… Owen Glenn busted the game wide open in the 6th with a bases loaded single, scoring Ryder Rowland… A throwing error on the play scored Rhett Gilliam and Brian Steele while allowing Glenn to go all the way to 3rd… A wild pitch scored Glenn for the 4th run of the inning… Williams got the final 3 outs in relief to seal the win… Hitting: Talan Campbell       2-3, Walk, Owen Glenn 2-4, RBI, Dalton Williams 1-2, Walk, Hit By Pitch and Zack Lawson 1-3, 2 RBI Double… Clinton will play Pineview today at 6:30.



Laurens Little League 11U All-Stars

  • Greenville 6 – L3 4The Laurens Little League (L3) 11U All-Star team took on the Greenville team in an elimination game in the State Tournament… I hate to have to report that L3 saw their season come to an end as Greenville took a 6-4 win but L# battled write down to the end…. Greenville took an early 1-0 lead plating a run in the top of the first inning… They struck again in the 3rd inning scoring 3 runs but L3 responded with 3 of their own runs in the bottom of eh inning on RBI singles by Logan Martin and Cal Benson… A passed ball allowed the third run to score from third… Greenville responded by picking up their last two runs in the top of the 4th inning… L3 threatened in the 4th inning but left a runner stranded at third but never gave up as they plated their last run in the bottom of the 6th inning when Brayden Patterson reached on an error with 2 outs and then Luke Young tripled driving in Patterson… L3 had 6 hits in the game with 6 different players getting a hit with Young’s triple being the only multi-base hit for L3… Brayden Burke went 5 innings for L3 taking the loss giving up the 6 runs only 2 of which were earned as L3 did have some errors that aided Greenville’s cause…. Congratulation to the team on a good tournament!


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

  • Braves 4 – Brewers 2… The Braves started their 3-game series with the Brewers in Milwaukie last night with a 4-2 win over the Brew Crew… All but one of the Braves runs came off the bat of Freddie Freeman (25) as he blasted a 3-run homer in the 4th inning… The Braves outhit the Brewers 9-7 with Ozzie Albies being the only Brave with more than one hit as he went 3-4 with a double and scored a run.
  • Drive 7 – Tourist 2The Greenville Drive finally made it back home to Flour Field last night as they started a series with the Ashville Tourist… Good news for Drive fans as they took a 7-2 2 win … The Drive took the lead early scoring 3 runs in the third inning and then held the Tourist scoreless until the 7th inning when they finally got their first run to make it 4-3 Drive but the Drive got that run back in the bottom of the inning and added 2 more in the 8th inning and the Tourist to a single run in the 9th inning to take the win.


Countdown to Kickoff… The numbers of days left to the first football games are as follows;

  • Clinton at Laurens (8-30-19): 45
  • Laurens Academy host Faith/Ridge (8-30-19): 45
  • PC at Stetson, 8-31-19): 46
  • PC home opener vs. Jacksonville (9-14-19): 60
  • Clemson host Georgia Tech (Thursday, 8-29-19): 44
  • South Carolina vs. North Carolina in Charlotte (8-31-19): 46


This & That: 

Football and Cheerleading at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department… Registration is now open for tackle football and cheerleading at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department…. These are open to youth ages 7-12 and the cost is $60 per person plus a $25 equipment rental fee for those participating in football…. You can register at The Ridgeon Exchange Drive during their normal business hours and if you have any questions visit them there of call 681-7275… The last day to register is July 26th.


Flag Football and Cheerleading at the Clinton YMCA… Registration is now open for flag football and cheerleading at the Clinton Family YMCA… There will be 3 age appropriate divisions for flag football that include 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 years old…Cheerleading is for youth in kindergarten through 6th grade… Now for more information about this such as cost, age date determination, fall-out dates and financial assistance click here or call the YMCA at 833-1555… The last day to register is August 16th.


 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:


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 two camps at the Clinton YMCA are a Volleyball Camp July 22-26 for boys or girls ages 7-14 that you must register for by Friday, July 19 at 5:00 pm and a Dance Camp August 5-8 for girls ages 5-12 that you must register for by Friday, August 2 at 5:00 pm …For more information on these camps click here or call the YMCA at 833-1555.


Laurens YMCA Summer Sports and Specialty Camps … Starting July 1st, the Laurens family YMCA will be having several sports and specialty camps… All camps cost $50 for YMCA members and $60 for non-members…. To see a full list of these camps click here and if you have more questions call the YMCA at 984-2621… You must register by the Friday before the camp starts. The next 2 camps are: Archery July 23-25, 9:00.-11:00 am, Ages 7-15… Ready, aim, fire! Campers will learn the basic skills of archery, shooting targets, and learned different styles of shooting. The camp will be instructed by Ed Prescott. Spaces are limited for this camp… Soccer Camp July 29-August 1, Ages 5-9 at 9-11 am, Ages 15 and up at 6:00-8:00 pm… Goal! Take your soccer skills to the next level! Campers will participate in soccer drills to improve their skills in passing, dribbling and shooting! This camp will be at Collyar Park… Again click here for more details.


Next Sports Camps at PC:

  • Kid’s Sports CampJuly 15-19… This camp is for youth ages 7-12 and is a fun, energetic camp that will give your aspiring athlete an opportunity to try three different sports! The camper will rotate between wrestling, flag football, and baseball, learning the basics of each from proven clinicians… For more information about this camp click here


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