- PC Football season Tickets… The Blue Hose will open their home football season on Sept 24th as they host Florida Tech…. In addition they will have 3 other home games…. Season tickets for the Blue Reserved seats are only $75 each… Bench reserved season tickets are $60 each… It’s not too early to go ahead and but in your application for season tickets… To go to the PC website where the season ticket order form is, click here… You will find out here how to get the optional season parking pass, single home game tickets (if available) and tickets to select away games…. For more information, call 864-833-8240.
- Laurens Junior All-Stars Start State Tournament Action Today @ LDHS…. Well all-star baseball is not quite over in the county and as a matter of fact all-star action this weekend will take place at Ed Prescott Field on the LDHS campus…. That is where the Little League Junior State Tournament will take place and the local Laurens Little Junior team will be there as the District I Champion… The Laurens Junior team is composed of 13-14 year old players from the greater Laurens County area with the majority coming up through the LDHS program… Their head coach LDHS baseball coach Dale Nelson… The other teams in the double elimination tournament are Summerville, Irmo, Northwood, Northwest, Easley and Chester… Laurens will start the tournament today playing in the first game at 2 pm against Northwest…. The players on the Laurens team are: Ryan Campbell, Nic Robertson, Peyton Nelson, Luke Willis, Garrett Addy, Zac Faulkner, Heath Bragg, Kobe Williams, Aidan Pridgen, Eric Jones, John Michael Weatherford, Chase Gambrell and Nic Humphries… If you would like to see the entire tournament schedule, click here….. Good luck to the Laurens team!!!
- Midlands Captures O-Zone State Championship… Yesterday I reported to you that the Midlands team had eliminated the Clinton O-Zone All-Star team from state tournament play on Wednesday night… The Clinton team should not hang their heads over that loss as they did a great job coming back in the losers’ bracket and finishing third in the state losing to the team that would win the state championship… Yesterday Midlands won the state championship defeating a team from Hartsville by a score of 10-0… Midlands went undefeated in the tournament and hit a state record of 23 homeruns in tournament action…. Clinton as I said had nothing to be ashamed of the lost to a pretty good team.
- Reminders… Today is the last day to register for the basketball camp for youth ages 12-18 at the Clinton Family YMCA and tomorrow is the last day to register for youth (tackle) football and cheerleading with the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Department at their Little River office between the hours of 2-7 pm.
- Rockies 7 – Braves 3… The Braves started a 4-game series with the Rockies out in Colorado last night with a 7-3 loss… The game was scoreless until the bottom of the 6th inning when the Rockies Carlos Gonzalez got things going with a 459 foot 3-run homer… The Braves trailed 7-1 going into the last inning and could have rolled over and played dead but to their credit the had a mini-rally putting 2 runs on the board and came close to getting more…For more information on this game, click here
- Drive 2 – Grasshoppers 0… The Greenville drive broke a 5 game losing streak last night as they took a 2-0 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers up in NC…. The game was somewhat of a pitcher’s duel as three Drive pitchers allowed only 2 hits while the Drive scored single runs in the first and sixth inning on 8 hits off 3 Greensboro pitchers… For more information on this game, click here… The two teams will finish their current series in Greensboro tonight and then the Drive will move on to Ashville for a 4-game series with the tourist starting tomorrow night.
Countdown to Kickoff… Well its only 35 days until Laurens and Clinton open their football season as the Raiders travel to Clinton to take on the Red Devils in the opening game of the season for both teams on August 26th… Also on the same date Laurens Academy opens their season at home against Hilly Hill Academy… Now PC fans have to wait until Sept 1st which is 41 days away for the Blue Hose to open their season on the road at Central Michigan and 64 days (Sept. 24th) for the home opener with Florida Tech.