Sports Report for Friday, 4-2-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Softball: Spartanburg 31 – Clinton 19… The Red Devil softball teams hosted the Vikings of Spartanburg HS yesterday… In varsity action the Vikings took a 31-19 win over the Red Devils… Coach Caughman did confirm that score for me…  According to the Spartanburg scoring of the game,  the Red Devils were leading 12-6 going into the top of the fourth inning where the Vikings put 5 runs on the board and another 8 runs in the fifth to go on the 31-19 win… Again according to the Spartanburg scoring of the game the Vikings had 25 hits (including numerous doubles, two triples and a homer) while the Red Devils had 10 hits with Maddi Wood getting 2 homers and Ashely Shiftlet hitting a grand slam homer… The team is now 4-8 on the season.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 20 – Clinton 15… The Raider baseball team hosted the Red Devils last night at Ed Prescott Field and started out looking like it was going to be an easy win for the Raiders turned out to be anything but that as they did eventually take a 20-15 win over the Red Devils… The Raiders put 8 runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning and another 6 in the bottom of the second… They led 18-4 going into the top of the fifth inning where the Red Devils showed they were not going quietly in the cold night scoring 6 runs to keep the game going… They scored another 5 runs in the sixth inning where the Raiders also added another 2 runs to make the score 20-15 which wound up being the final score… Both teams played less than stellar ball as each team had at least 5 errors and both pitching staffs had trouble at times with control as each team walked at least 10 batters… The Red Devils had 8 hits with Davis Wilson, Kimon Quarles and Jaylin Alexander each getting 2 of them… The Raiders finished with 14 hits and both Mason Hamby and Austin McNuer each had 3 of them … To see the box score of the game click here….  Now the Red Devils will be on the road to Broome tonight and the Raiders will head to Greer… Tomorrow tall 3 of the Raider baseball teams will travel to Clinton for C-Team baseball starting at 10:00 am, JV at 12:30 and varsity at 3:00   
  • Softball: Greer 15 – Laurens 1… The Raider varsity softball team hosted the Greer Yellow Jackets last night as in a region contest… Very simply put the Raider bats were about as cold as the weather last night as they managed only 2 hits while Greer’s were hot producing 15 runs on 17 hits as the Raiders fell 15-1… The Yellow Jackets scored 2 runs in the first inning and then at least 3 in the remaining 4 innings while the Raiders scored their lone run in the bottom of the second inning… The run came as the result of 3 walks issued by the Greer pitcher and a hit batter… Peyton Herring and Bri Posey each had a hit for the Raiders… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Raiders fall to 4-8 on the season and 2-2 in region play… They will be back in action on Tuesday, 4-12 when they host the Woodruff Wolverines.
  • JV Baseball: Laurens 5 – Abbeville 2….The Raider JV baseball team was also in action yesterday as they traveled over to Abbeville to take on the Panthers… Laurens scored 3 runs in the top of the first inning and made them standup as they took a 5-2 win… The Raiders had only 5 hits in the game to the Panthers 6 and took full advantage of 6 walks, 4 wild pitches and 2 errors committed by the Panthers… NO Raider had more than 1 hit but Owen Pridgen’s was an RBI triple… Joshua Hughes picked up the complete game win striking out 4 and walking none… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…. With the win the JVs run their record to 9-0

Laurens Academy: All Crusader games scheduled for yesterday were postponed due to wet field condition.


Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games

  • Tuesday, 4-6-21, Baseball host Wade Hampton, 6:30
  • Monday, 4-12-21, Softball host Woodruff, 7:00
  • Wednesday, 4-14-21, Softball host Clinton, 7:00

Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time due to COVID 19

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the baseball schedules click here and to see the softball schedule click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.

Ticket Information

  • Clinton HS… Clinton HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring…  To see their press release concerning this click here… One of the things mentioned is the option to buy season tickets for each individual spring sport and the fact that tickets must be bought online ahead of time and that  no tickets will be sold at the gate.  To purchase tickets for home contest at Clinton HS click here.
  • LDHS… Laurens District 55 HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring… To see their press release concerning this click here… One item in the release is that tickets must be purchased ahead of time online and will not be sold at the gate… To purchase tickets for home contest at LDHS click here.
  • LDHS Baseball Season Passes Available… Recently it was announced that season passes of various types are available for those wishing to attend the regular season home games of the various Raider baseball teams… For more information about this click here.


General College Notes:

Men’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • NCAA Men’s March Madness… For information about the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, just click here to go to the NCAA website where you will most likely find out anything you want to know about the tournament including the brackets… By the way the Clemson Tigers are in the field… Let the fun begin!!

Women’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • NCAA Women’s March Madness… For information about the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, just click here to go to the NCAA website where you will most likely find out anything you want to know about the tournament including the brackets.

DI College Baseball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI baseball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI baseball rankings click here.

DI College Softball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI softball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI softball rankings click here.

FCS College Football… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • FCS Football Scores… To see the latest FCS football scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • FCS Rankings… To see the latest FCS football rankings click here.


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

Major League Baseball

  • Braves… To see the schedule for the Atlanta Braves and recent scores click here.
  • Scores and Schedules… To see the latest scores and daily schedule for all of MLB click here.

NBA

  • Scores… To go to the NBA website where they list the most recent scores click here and you can also find the box score for the games there also.
  • Schedule… To see the upcoming NBA schedule and TV availability if at click here.
  • Standings… To see the current NBA standings click here.

NASCAR

  • NASCAR Schedule and Results… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series schedule and results are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity schedule and results or the Camping World Truck Series schedule and results by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • Driver Standings… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series driver standings are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity driver standings or the Camping World Truck Series driver standings by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • NASCAR TV Schedule… Now for those of you who like to watch the various NASCAR events, replays and other programing on TV, click here to go to the NASCAR website where this week’s TV schedule is posted.


This and That

  • Spring Soccer Registration Now Open at Lauren YMCA… Youth soccer registration is now open at the Lauren Family YMCA which is part of the Lakelands YMCA System… Registration is open until April 11th for youth ages 3-15 for the league which will begin play on April 19th… The cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members… Scholarships are available…For more information contact Haley Garrison at 864-984-2626 or email her at hgarrison@lakelandsymca.org

 

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