Sports Report for Monday, 4-5-2021

Local Notes:

 Clinton HS:

  • Softball: Woodruff 16 – Clinton 4… The Red Devil softball team took on the Wolverines of Woodruff HS at Woodruff in region action… The news is not good for Red Devil fans as they fell to Wolverines by a score of 16-4… Sorry no other details available… The team is now 4-9 on the season and 0-4 in region play and will return to action on Tuesday, 4-13 when they host the Broome Centurions.
  • Baseball: 6 – Broome 5 (8)…  The Red Devil baseball team traveled to Broome last Friday night to take on the Centurions in region action… As you may recall the Red Devils took a 4-3 win over the Centurions on Tuesday night taking a walk-off win in the seventh inning… Well on Friday night at Broome the Red Devils won again by a score of 6-5 but it took them 8 innings to do it… At this time I do not have Clinton’s version of the scoring and what follows comes from Broome’s scoring of the game… The Red Devils scored first putting a single run on the board when Jack Carroll started the game off with a walk and later scored on a ground out… Broome tied the game with a single run in the bottom of the second… The Red Devils responded by scoring 2 runs in the third on a double by Davis Wilson… Broom then scored 2 runs in the bottom of the third to tie the game 3-3… Broome then went up 4-3 scoring a single run in the fifth inning… The Red Devils retook the lead scoring 2 runs in the sixth inning on a Broome error and a sacrifice bunt by Wilson Wages… The Centurions ties the game in the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings… In the eighth inning Broome was able to retire the first two Red Devil batters… Luke white then drew a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch… Wilson Wages then doubled driving in White with what would prove to be the winning run… The Centurions did got a couple of runners on in the bottom of the eighth as they drew walks but the Red Devils threw out the tying run at the plate for the third out taking the win… Again according to the Broome scoring of the, the Red Devils had only 5 hits while the Centurions had 9… To see the box score from Broome’s scoring click here.
  • JV baseball: Clinton 12 – Broome 0… In JV action prior to the varsity game the Red Devils rolled to a 12-0 win over the Centurions… The Red Devils simply outhit the Centurions 11-2 with Zack Fortman going 3 for 3 while RT Corley and Zane McLendon each had 2 hits…Zack Fortman picked up the win going 3⅓ innings with Zack Lollis finishing the game… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.

Laurens HS:

  • Greer 12 – Laurens 8… Friday night the Raider varsity baseball team traveled to Greer for a rematch with the Greer Yellow Jackets that they defeated 5-0 on Tuesday… The game was tied 8-8 going into the bottom of the fourth inning where Greer but 2 runs on the board and added another two in the fifth inning while holding the Raiders scoreless the rest of the way thus taking a 12-8 win over the Raiders…  Laurens scoring iPad had a problem so any of the following details come from the Greer scoring of the game… The Raiders scored 4 runs in the top of the second on a wild pitch and RBI singles by Sulli Pinson and mason Hamby… The Raiders scored their other 4 runs in the top of the third on a RBI single by Pinson and Austin McNuer while a bases loaded walk to Jackson Edwards brought in another run… Again according to the Greer scoring of the game, the Yellow Jackets outhit the Raiders 16-8 and Pinson was the only Raider with more than one hit as he went 2 for 4 driving in 2 runs and scoring twice himself… Now if you would like to see the box score generated by the Greer scoring of the game, click here.

Laurens at Clinton Baseball on Saturday, 4-3-2021… All three of the Raider baseball teams traveled to Clinton to take on the Red Devils

  • C-Team Baseball: Laurens 9 – Clinton 5… In the first game Saturday morning at Clinton, the Raider Baseball C-Team put 6 runs on the board in the first inning then went on to take a 9-5 win over the Red Devils in a 4 inning time-limit game… In the first inning C Coker had a 3 RBI double while Ran Allen had a RBI single and the other two runs came in on a wild pitch and during a ground-out… Laurens added their other 3 runs in the top of the third inning on a Red Devil error and a double by Coleman Coker… The Red Devil got 3 of their runs in the bottom of the third on a passed ball, a sacrifices fly by Jacob Chandler and a RBI single by Jayden Glenn… The Red Devils picked up their final two runs in the bottom of the fourth just before the time limit expired… A sacrifice fly by Kason Copeland and a Raider error were the main factors in those two runs… The Raiders only outhit the Red Devils 5-4 and took advantage of 2 Red Devils errors and 6 walks issued by 3 Red Devil pitchers… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here… The Raiders improve to 7-3 on the session while the Red Devils fall to 8-4.
  • JV: Laurens 3 – Clinton 2… In JV action, the Raiders came from behind to take a 3-2 win scoring all 3 of their runs in the top of the sixth (and last) inning… The Red Devils got both of their runs in the bottom of the second inning when Zack Fortman led the inning off being hit by a pitch…. He later scored on an RBI single Zane McLendon after stealing second base… Harrison Moore reached base on a walk and McLendon was thrown out trying to steal third… Moore eventually scored on a fielder’s choice by Chase Ashley… The Raider runs in the sixth inning came when the bases were loaded (on walks) and with one out when Owen Pridgen had a sacrifice fly driving in 1 run and moving the other runners up a base… Joshua Hughes then followed with a single that drove in the other 2 Raider runs… The Red Devils managed to get a runner on the bottom of the sixth but just could not move him around… The Red Devils actually outhit the Raiders 5-3… Seth Hill got the win pitching the last 2⅓ innings in relief of Asher Gross… Ashley took the loss in relief of Glenn with Zack Lollis pitching the last 2 outs for the Red Devils… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Raiders keep their season record perfect at 10-0 on the season while the Red Devils fall for the first time this season as they are now 8-1 on the season.
  • Varsity: Laurens 9 – Clinton 2… In varsity action the Raiders scored 9 runs in the first three innings of the game and then went on to take a 9-2 win over the Red Devils… The Raiders scored 3 runs in the first inning with Jackson Martin driving in two runs with a double and then later scoring as part of a play that involved a Red Devil error… The Raiders added 5 more runs in the second inning. A walk and a Clinton error allowed a couple of baserunners to get on and then Zak Rice and Zach Faulkner had RBI producing hits for the Raiders to go along with a sacrifice fly by Jackson Martin that brought in a run… The Raiders last run was scored in the third inning when a bases loaded walk to Zak Rice brought in a run… The Red Devils scored one of their two runs in the fifth inning when Wilson Wages led the inning off with a triple and was brought home by an RBI single off the bat Davidson Pitts… The Red Devils other run came in the sixth inning when Jaylin Alexander walked and later came home on a bases loaded walk to RT Corley… The Raiders outhit the Red Devils 11-5 with Mason Hamby going 4 for 5 to lead the Raiders and Wilson Wages was the only Red Devil with more than one hit as he went 2 for 3… Kalob Hamilton took the win for the Raiders going 4 innings allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits while striking out 3 and walking 2… Nolan Marion finished the game 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 will host Wade Hampton at 6:30 tomorrow night and it will be Senior Night….. The Red Devils will host the Saluda Tigers tonight as part of a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm.

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.


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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