Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-7-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Red Devils Take A Pair From Whitmire… Last night two of the Red Devil baseball teams hosted the Whitmire Wolverines… I don’t have any information other than the final scores so let me pass them along to you… In C-team action, the Red Devils took a 9-5 win over the Wolverines… Then in varsity action, the Red Devils made it a sweep of the Wolverines by taking an 11-4 win… The varsity team is now 8-4 on the season… If I get any more information on these two games I will pass it on to you… According to the Red Devil schedule they will next be in action next Tuesday when they host the Emerald Vikings in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 12 – Wade Hampton 4… The Raider varsity baseball team hosted the Generals of Wade Hampton HS last night at Ed Prescott Field in non-region action and the news is good for Raider fans as they took a 12-4 win over the Generals… …. The Raiders got on the board first scoring a single run in the bottom of the first inning when Thomas Willis led off with a single and later scored on a RBI single by Zach Faulkner… The Generals responded by putting two runs on the board in the top of the second inning and both runs came in on bases loaded walks… The Raiders took the lead for good when they plated 3 runs in the bottom of the third to go up 4-2… A bases loaded walk to Sully Pinson and a sacrifice fly by Zac Rice drove in the runs… The Raiders broke the game open with 5 runs in the fourth inning as Zack Faulkner, Austin McNuer and Sully Pinson all had RBI doubles in the inning… The Generals got their last two runs in the top of the fifth inning to make the score 9-4 Raiders… The Raiders added another run in the bottom of the fifth when Austin McNuer drew a bases loaded walk and then added the last two runs in the sixth inning when Thomas Willis doubled driving in a run and Jack Yarborough brought in the other with a sacrifice fly to right field… According to my unofficial scoring of the game the Raiders outhit the Generals 12-3 and were aided by 6 General errors… Both teams also had more walks than the coaches like as 3 General pitchers issued 6 walks while 3 Raider pitchers issued 10 walks… Thomas Willis led the Raiders at the plate going 4 for 4 with an RBI and scoring 3 times… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…. The Raiders improve to 9-4 on the season and will be in action next Monday when they travel to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm
  • Senior Night…  Last night was also Senior Night for the Raider baseball team where they honored their seven seniors in pregame activities… The Raider seniors are Zack Faulkner, Parker Wasson, Sully Pinson, Kalob Hamilton, Nick Humphries, Zak Rice and Austin McNuer… Now if you would like to read a little more about these seniors and the ceremony I invite you to click here.
  • C-Team Baseball: Laurens 6 – Westside 0… Now I owe an apology thot the Raider baseball C-team… Yesterday I reported they lost to the Westside Rams 6-2 on Monday night but what I failed to mention that was the second game of a doubleheader at Ed Prescott Field and that they won the first game 6-0 (both games were just 5 innings long)… The big inning for the Raiders was the second where the Raiders put 4 runs on the board and then added a single run in the third and fourth innings… To be honest with you the Raiders only outhit the Rams 4-3 in the game and 7 walks issued by 2 Ram pitchers along with a couple of errors aided the Raiders cause… Jireh Brown was the only Raider to get more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 2 with a double, a RBI and a walk… Braden Yarborough got the complete game win giving up no runs, 3 hits while striking out 4 and walking 2…To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.

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

  • 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:

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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