Sports Report for Thursday, 4-18-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Baseball: Greenwood 5 – Clinton 4… The Red Devil baseball team finished out its regular season last night as they traveled to Greenwood HS to take on the Eagles in a non-region game… The Red Devils outhit the Eagles 11-9 and even scored first in the game but the Eagles still managed to escape with a 5-4 win… The Red Devils did get on the board 1st inning when Caleb Riddle singled and later came home an Eagle error… The Eagles did not score until the 3rd inning when they used 4 singles and a sacrifice fly to produce 3 runs…They added another run in the 4th inning before Clinton added 2 more runs in the top of the 5th inning on a couple of hits, a fielder’s choice or two and an Eagle error… The Eagles got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning on a solo homer to make it 5-3… The Red Devils tried to rally in the 7th inning when they scored one run and had the tying run thrown out at the plate after base hit on a perfect throw from the Eagles left fielder… Griffin Fuller led the Red Devils at the plate going 2 for 4 with a double… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-17-19-CBB-Greenwood… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-17-19-CBB-Greenwood-SC
  • Red Devils Baseball Eliminated From Playoffs… Last night there was another region game that was of great interest to Red Devil fans… The Woodruff Wolverines traveled down to Prosperity to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels… The reason that the Red Devils were keeping an eye on the game is simple…. If the Rebels win the Red Devils make the playoffs… If the Wolverines win, Clinton is out of the playoffs… Well unfortunately I have to report that Woodruff took a 4-2 win over the Rebels thus eliminating the Red Devils from the playoffs… As Coach Fortman commented about the Greenwood game and the Woodruff win afterwards, “Kind of sums up our season, just short”.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Baseball: Laurens 4 – Ninety Six 3… The Raider varsity baseball team stepped out of region play as they hosted the Wildcats of Ninety Six at Ed Prescott Field… The Wildcats came into last night’s game with a 13-7 season record and finished first in their region with a 9-1 record but the Raiders prevailed by a score of 4-3… The Raiders scored first in the 2nd inning when reached on a fielder’s choice and then scored on and eventually advanced and scored on 3 wild pitches… In the top of the 3rd inning the Wildcats scored all 3 of their runs which were all unearned due to Raider errors…  The Raiders got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning when Tanner Smith singled and was later driven in by a double off the bat of Jalen Bragg… The Raiders scored the winning runs in the 5th inning on a couple of hits (including an RBI single by Luke Willis) and a couple of Wildcat errors…. The Raiders had 9 hits in the game to the Wildcats 5 with Luke Willis going 3 for 3 to lead the Raiders at the plate…  Eric Jones picked up the win for the Raiders pitching 5⅔ innings with Tanner Smith picking up a save… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-17-19-LBB-NinetySix… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-17-19-LBB-NinetySix-SC… The Raiders close out their season tonight on the road taking on the Ealey Green Wave… The game will have a huge bearing on the Raiders playoff position…. If you can, go up and cheer the Raiders on.

 

 

Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders Basketball Players and Coach Honored… Last Sunday the South Carolina Sports Report some members of the Crusader basketball teams for their work this past season… Coach Jason Marlett was honored as the SCISA Class A Coach of the year… Ruthie Moore was the HSSR SCISA Miss Basketball for this past season… Jennifer Wu was also honored as the SCISA Class A Player of the Year… And finally Blair Quarles, Regan Williamson, and Noah Moore were all honored as SCISA Class-A All-State Players… Congratulations to all these players and Coach Marlett.

 

 

 

 

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D-Backs 3 -Braves 2… The D-backs made it 2 in a row against the Braves last night in Atlanta as they took a 3-2 win… The teams will finish the current series today at 12:10  pm and the Braves will be trying to avoid the sweep.

RiverDogs 7 – Drive 1… The Greenville Drive finished their 4-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs last night down at Joe Riley Park and the news is not good for Drive fans as the RiverDogs took a 7-1 win to take the series 3-1… The Drive return home tonight to start a brief 3-game series with the Rome Braves at 7:05 pm.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-17-2019

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CHS Red Devils:

  • Baseball: Clinton 10 – Newberry 3… The Red Devil varsity baseball team hosted the Newberry Bulldogs on Senior Night in their last region game of the regular season… They came into the game knowing that if they wanted to keep their playoff hopes alive they had to defeat the Bulldogs last night and then hope that Mid-Carolina can knock off Woodruff tonight… Well the Red Devils took care of their part of that scenario last night as they took a 10-3 win over the Bulldogs…The Red Devils wasted little time in getting control; of the game as they scored 4 runs in the 1st inning and added 3 more in the 2nd inning… They added their last 3 runs in the 5th inning… The Red Devils had 10 hits in the game and both Caleb Riddle and Glavin Alexander led the team with 2 hits each….The Red Devils used 3 pitchers in the game with Caleb Riddle getting the start and both Chance Ewell and Davis Wilson getting in relief work… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-16-19-CBB-Newberry… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-16-19-CBB-Newberry-SC… The Red Devils now must wait and see if the Mid-Carolina Rebels can knock odd the Wolverines… Go Rebels!

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Baseball: Easley 2 – Laurens 1… The Laurens Raider varsity baseball team hosted the Easley Green Wave in an import ant region match up… The two teams were locked in a pitcher’s duel which the Green Wave took by a score of 2-1… Easley scored first in the top of the 5Th inning going up 1-0… In the bottom of the 6th inning the Raiders tied the on a solo homer by Jalen Bragg to centerfield tying the game with his third homerun of the season…. Heath Bragg got the start for the Raiders and pitched 6⅔ innings giving up 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6 and walking 3… Jalen Bragg took the loss pitching just ⅓ of an inning and giving up the winning run on 2 hits…. The Raiders had only 3 hits on the night all by different players… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-16-19-LBB-Easley… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-16-19-LBB-Easley-SC…The Raiders are locked in a battle for 3rd place in the region with the Greenwood Eagles who took a 10-4 win at JL Mann last night making the Raiders final region game on Thursday at Easley even more critical in determining playoff seeding… The Raiders are back in action today at 6:00 pm as they host the Ninety Six Wildcats in non-region play in a game that we plan on broadcasting.

 

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  • D-Backs 9 – Braves 6… The Braves and the D-backs started a series yesterday in Atlanta with D-backs picking up a 9-6 win over the Braves…. The game was tied 6-6 going into the 9th inning where the D-backs scored 3 runs in the top of the inning then held the Braves scoreless in the bottom of the inning to take the win…
  • Drive 4 – RiverDogs 3The Greenville Drive got back on track last night as they took a 4-3 come-from behind win over the Charleston RiverDogs last night down on the coast of SC… They trailed 3-2 going into the 7th inning where they scored 2 runs and then held on for the win. .. The two teams finish out the 3-game series today at 11:05 am with a series win on the line.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-16-2019

PC Notes: Click on scores of games below for more details on the game.

  • Softball… The PC Softball team traveled to Gardner-Webb this past weekend to take on the Runnin Bulldogs… On Saturday the teams played a double header with the Bulldogs taking an 8-0 win in the first game and the Blue Hose bounced back to take an 11-10 win in the second game… On Sunday Garner-Webb took the rubber game of the series by a score of 12-6The team will be back in action today at 3:00 pm as they host Appalachian State. .

 

  • Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team made the short drive up I-26 to Spartanburg over the weekend to take on the USC Upstate Spartans in a 3-game series… On Friday the Blue Hose defeated the Spartans 8-0… Then on Saturday the two teams played doubleheader and good news for PC fans as the Blue Hose took both games by scores of 5-4 and 4-3 to complete the sweep of the Spartans and even their season record at 18-18 and 10-5 in Big South play… The Blue Hose hit the road today for their second of three meetings with Davidson at Wilson Field In Davidson, N.C. with first pitch slated for 6 p.m. on ESPN+.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Softball Game Cancelled… The Red Devil softball team was scheduled to go to Ware Shoals to take on the Hornets yesterday but the Hornets’ field is down at the bottom of a hill and was too wet to play…. There are no plans to make up the game.
  • Baseball at Home Tonight… The Red Devil baseball team closes out its region schedule tonight at home hosting the Newberry Bulldogs… This is a very important game for 2 reasons… One it is Senior Night as the Red Devils honor their seniors… Secondly I believe that if the Red Devils are going to make the playoffs they must win the game tonight and will also need a little help in that one of the other region teams must defeat Woodruff for them…  Make plans to come on out and support the Red Devils in varsity action about 7:30.
  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Newberry 1… Catching up with the Red Devil boys’ tennis team, last Thursday they traveled down to Newberry to take on the Bulldogs… Good news for Red Devil fans as they took a 5-1 win to keep their region record a perfect 8-0… In singles action Ike Waldron, Connor Donley, Anders Orr, Hayden Minor and Brandon Campbell all took wins… For more specific information on this match, click here.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Baseball at Home Tonight… The Raider varsity baseball team will be at home tonight hosting the Easley Green Wave in a 6:00 pm contest… The Raiders are currently tied with Greenwood for 3rd place in the region… If they want to hold on to that spot they need to defeat Easley tonight and again Friday at Easley… Come out and cheer the Raiders on but if you can’t we do plan on bringing you the game hear on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG as well as stream it live in the internet at WLBG.com.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Softball: Union Christian day 15 – Crusaders 0… The young Crusader softball team was back in action yesterday as they travelled to Union to take on the Eagles of Union Christian Day School… The Crusaders had trouble getting their bats going as the eagles took a 15-0 win… To see the box score and some stats on the game click on the following: 4-15-19-LASB-Union-Christian

 

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  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and will start a 3-game series with the D-Backs in Atlanta tonight.
  • RiverDogs 6 – Drive 2… The Greenville drive opened a 3-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs last night down on the coast with a 6-2 loss.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-15-2019

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Softball: Clinton 7 – Mid-Carolina 6… Last Friday the Red Devil softball team hosted the Mid-Carolina Rebels in their last region game of the season… The Red Devils lead 4-1 going into the top of the 5th inning where the Rebels hit the Red Devils with 5 runs to take a 6-4 lead… The Red Devils came back and tied the game scoring 2 runs in the 6th inning… Clinton held the Rebels scoreless in the top of the 7th inning and then in the bottom of the inning Hunter Benson drew a walk to start things off for the Red Devils… Maddi Wood singled and she and Hunter both stole a base to move up to second and third… Anna Grace Cross was drew a walk to load the bases and the next Clinton batter struck out… Then with 2 strikes, Katelyn Baker singled to drive in Benson and win the game in walk off fashion… Both teams had 9 hits and Savannah Campbell was the only Red Devil to have more than 1 hit as she went 2 for 3… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-12-19-CSb-Mid-Car… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-12-19-CSb-Mid-Car-SC… The Red Devils finish the region schedule with a 5-5 record and will wait to see how other region teams finished to determine whether or not they make the playoff…. They do have two non-region games on the schedule and one of them is today where they travel to Ware Shoals to the on the Hornets.

 

  • Baseball: Mid-Carolina 8 – Clinton 7… The Red Devil baseball team traveled to Mid-Carolina to take on the Rebels last Friday and according to CHS athletic website lost 8-7… Coach Fortman has yet to post up results to Game Changer but Mid-Carolina has posted the game to their Game Changer account… Base on that I can tell you that Clinton scored 2 runs in the top of the 2nd inning and that would be the last time they led in the game as the Rebels tied the game scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the inning… They added 6 more runs in the following innings and going into the top of the 7th led 8-2… In true Red Devil fashion, the team did not give up and scored 5 runs in the 7th and had the tying run thrown out at the plate to stop the rally as Mid-Carolina escaped an 8-7 win… Again based on the Mid-Carolina scoring of the game the Red Devils outhit the Rebels 13-10 with Griffin Fuller going 3 for 4… If and when I get Coach Fortman’s account of the game I’ll give those stats to you as well as the scorebook…. The Red Devils close out their region schedule tomorrow hosting the Newberry Bulldogs.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: JL Mann 14 – Laurens 4… The Raider softball team traveled up to JL Mann last Friday for a region contest… The Raiders only trailed by one (4-3) going into the bottom of the 4th inning when the Patriots broke the game open scoring 8 runs and then going on to take a 14-4 win in 5 innings… Once again the Raiders had trouble with errors as they had 5 of them in the game with 4 coming in the 4th inning when the Patriots put 8 runs on the board… When all was said and done only 6 of the Patriots 14 runs were earned… The Patriots ended the night with 12 hits while the Raiders had 9… Michela Smith and Kauree Munyan each had 2 hits for the Raiders and one of Munyan’s was a double… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-12-19-LSB-Mann… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-12-19-LSB-Mann-SC… Unless they make up a game postponed by weather, the Raiders will next see action one week from today when they travel to Ninety Six.

 

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  • Braves… The Braves finished their home series with the Mets over the weekend… As you may recall they lost to the Mets 6-3 on Thursday… They also lost to the Mets 6-2 on Friday but rebounded to win Saturday and Sunday’s games by scores of 11-7 and 7-3… The Braves are off tonight and will start a 3-game series at home with the D-Backs tomorrow night.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive completed their series with the Rome Braves in Georgia over the weekend… As a reminder they lost to the Braves 4-3 on Thursday… They also lost the Friday game by a score of 5-0… They did rebound to take a 6-5 win on Saturday but lost Sunday 8-7… They travel now to the coast of South Carolina to start a 3-game series with the Charleston RiverDogs tonight.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-12-2019

PC Notes:

  • Blue Hose Name PC Alumnus Quinton Ferrell Men’s Basketball Head Coach… After Dustin Kerns stepped down as the men’s basketball coach at PC a couple of weeks ago a search was started to replace him… Well yesterday it was announced that they had found his replacement and they did not have to go all that far to find a familiar face… PC alumnus Quinton Ferrell who was an assistant coach at the College o Charleston until the announcement was made has been selected to head the program… Now for more on Coach Ferrell click here
  • Softball… The PC softball team traveled to Winthrop this past Tuesday and Wednesday for 3 games with the Eagles… On Tuesday Winthrop won both games of a doubleheader by scores of 2-0 and 9-5…. Then on Wednesday they made it a sweep of the Blue Hose taking a 5-0 win… For more information on these games click on their scores…. The team is back in action tomorrow and Sunday as they travel to Boiling Springs, NC to take on the Runnin Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb.
  • Baseball: PC 7 – Wofford 6… Now the news is better where the Blue Hose baseball team is concerned as on Wednesday they took a 7-6 win over the Wofford Terries in Spartanburg in 10 innings… For more information on this game click on the score… The team will be back in action this weekend as they travel to Spartanburg for a 3-games series with the USC Upstate Spartans with the first game being tonight at 7:00 pm and then at 2:00 pm Saturday and 1:00 pm Sunday… I do believe the games can be heard on the PC radio network.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Baseball: Clinton 7 – Woodruff 1… The Red Devil baseball team loaded the bus and traveled to Woodruff last night to take on the Wolverines… They must have stored the bats in the engine compartment of the bus on the way up because the Red Devil bats were hot last night getting 10 hits as they took a 7-1 win over the Wolverines…The game was scoreless until the top of the 3rd inning when Clinton used 4 hits and a wild pitch to score 3 runs and were never really challenged after that as Caleb Riddle picked up the complete game win giving up the 1 unearned run on 4 hits while striking out 5 and walking 2… Konnor Richardson continues to swing a hot bat as he went 4 for 4 on the night with a solo homer in the 4th inning… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-11-19-CBB-Woodruff… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-11-19-CBB-Woodruff-SC… The team is scheduled to be back in action tonight as they travel to Prosperity to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels.

 

  • Softball: Clinton 4 – Woodruff 1…  The Red Devil softball team also took on Woodruff at CHS and again there is good news for Red Devil fans as they defeated the Wolverines 4-1… The game was close all the way as it was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the 6th inning… There the Red Devils plated 3 runs to go up 4-1 and held the Wolverines scoreless in the 7th inning to take the win…  The Red Devils had 8 hits with Hunter Benson and Maddi Wood both getting 2 hits each… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-11-19-CSb-Woodruff… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-11-19-CSb-Woodruff-SC…The team is scheduled to host Mid-Carolina today at 7:00 and it will be Senior Night.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Baseball: TL Hanna 4 – Laurens 2… The Laurens Raider varsity baseball team hosted the Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna last night at Ed Prescott Field in a battle for second place in the region…The Raiders outhit the Yellow Jackets 7-4 but that is not what counts as Hanna took a 4-2 win… The Raiders were bitten last night by the error bug 4 times and only 2 of Hanna’s 4 runs were earned… Hanna led 4-0 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning when the Raiders picked up their first run… The Raiders had runners in scoring position at least 3 more times but were only able to cash in on the opportunities once in the 5th inning when they picked up their last run…  The Raiders were led on offense by Jalen Bragg who went 3 for 4 and Zac Rice who went 2 for 3… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-11-19-LBB-Hanna… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-11-19-LBB-Hanna-SC… The Raiders will be back in action next Tuesday when they host Easley.

 

 

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  • Mets 6 – Braves 3…. The braves were back at home last night and started a series with the Mets… The series did not get off to a good start for Brave fans as the Mets took a 6-3 win.
  • Rome 4 – Greenville 3 (10)… The news is also not good for Greenville Drive fans as the Rome Braves took a 4-3 win over the Drive in 10 innings…The  game was tied at 1-1 when it went into extra innings… The Drive put 2 runs on the board in the top of the 10th inning but could not make them standup as the Braves put 3 on the board in the bottom of the inning to take the win.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-11-2019

Local Notes 

CHS Red Devils & LDHS: Raiders

  • Baseball: Laurens 10 – Clinton 2… The Raiders and the Red Devils got together last night at Ed Prescott Field for the second game in their 2 game series and the Raiders took a 10-2 win thus giving them the county championship for this season as they took a 9-1 win earlier this season in Clinton… The Raiders scored twice in the bottom of the first inning on 3 singles, a bunt and a sacrifice fly and never trailed after that… The closest the Red Devils got to the Raiders was in the top of the 3rd inning when they scored their first run to make it 2-1 Raiders but the Raiders responded with 3 runs in the bottom of the inning and the Red Devils never got that close again… The Raiders only outhit the Red Devils 10-9 but the Raiders got the key hits when needed while the Red Devils did not… The Red Devils were led at the plate by Konnor Richardson who went 3 for 4 with a double… The Raiders were led by Tanner Smith who also went 3 for 4 with a double… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-10-19-LBB-Clinton… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-10-19-LBB-Clinton-SC… The Red Devils will be back in action today as they head to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines and with 3 region wins left the Red Devils need to win this one to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot… The Raiders were going to host TL Hanna tomorrow but with the weatherman calling for rain tomorrow the game has been moved to 6:30 today at Ed Prescott Field… The Raiders can move into second place in the region with a win over the Yellow Jackets… I hope you can come out and cheer the Raiders on but if you can’t you can catch all the action here on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com and we will go live just about 6:30.

 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Woodruff 1… Catching up with the Red Devils boys’ tennis team, back on Tuesday the Red Devils took a 5-1 win over the Woodruff Wolverines at home to make their region record a perfect 7-0… Ike Waldron, Condor Donley, Anders Orr, Hayden Minor, and Brandon Campbell all took wins in singles action… For more details on this match, click here.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Woodmont 14 – Laurens 6 Yesterday the Raider softball team hosted the Woodmont Wildcats in region action… If I told you that the Raiders outhit the Wildcats 15-12 you might think the game was close and that Laurens might have won… Well that is not the case as Woodmont took a 14-6 win mainly because the Raiders shot themselves in the foot committing 5 costly errors… Only 5 of Woodmont’s 14 runs were earned… Woodmont had 3 big innings which were the third, fourth and fifth where they scored 4 runs in each inning… Cassie Plaia led the Raiders going 4 for 4 with 2 doubles while both Trinity Daniels and Octavia Johnson had 3 hits each…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-10-19-LSB-Woodmont… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-10-19-LSB-Woodmont-SC… Weather permitting the Raiders travel to JL Mann tomorrow for a varsity game at 6:00 pm.

 

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  • Braves…  The Braves had their game with the Rockies postponed yesterday due to bad weather… The will return home tonight to start a 4-game series with the New York Mets
  • Drive: Augusta 9 – Greenville 8… The Greenville Drive lost the final game of their current home stand to the Augusta GreenJackets last night by a score of 9-8… The Drive hit the road for the first time this season with their first stop being in Rome, Ga. to take on the Baby Braves.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-10-2019

Local Notes:

Athletic Postponement Yesterday

Clinton HS.

  • Yesterday’s boys’ soccer matches @ Woodruff will be played today. The matches with Providence Athletic. Club have been cancelled.”
  • The C-team baseball game was postponed until Wednesday 4/17
  • The JV and Varsity baseball games at Woodruff were postponed until Thursday 4/11
  • The softball games have been rescheduled for Thursday 4-11 at Woodruff

LDHS

  • The softball games with Woodmont scheduled for yesterday will be played today at LDHS.
  • The home golf match was been canceled.
  • The JV Baseball game scheduled for Monday will be made up on Thursday at 5:00 at LDHS.

Laurens Academy

  • Yesterday’s baseball game at Newberry Academy was postponed due to poor field conditions and impending bad weather. A makeup date will be announced once it is finalized.

 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Girls Soccer: Woodruff 6 – Clinton 3… The Clinton girls soccer team was able to get their match in with the Woodruff Wolverines and despite playing what Coach Benson said was “Definitely one of our best performances of the year” Clinton still fell to the Wolverines by a score of 6-3… Madison Bagwell had 2 goals for the Red Devils and Abby Collins the third one… For more details on this match and more comments from Coach Benson, click here… You will also find out there that the JV team lost 2-1 to Woodruff.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Baseball: Laurens 10 – TL Hanna 3… The Laurens Raider baseball team was able to get its game in with the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets in Anderson mainly because the Yellow Jackets (and the Westside Rams) have field turf on their athletic fields… Good news for Raider fans as the Raiders came home with a 10-3 win… The Raider bats were hot last night as they pounded out 13 hits while Tanner Smith and the Raider defense limited the Jackets to just 4 hits while striking out 8 and walking 3… The Yellow Jackets actually led 2-1 going into the 4th inning when the Raiders put 3 runs on the board and added 3 more in the 5th and never looked back… Heath Bragg and Zac Rice both had 3 hits for the Raiders with Bragg driving in 2 runs while Rice had a double and drove in 3 runs… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-9-19-LBB-Hanna… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-9-19-LBB-Hanna-SC… The Raiders step out of region play tonight as they host the Clinton Red Devils in a JV-Varsity double header and we do plan on bringing you the varsity game here on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG as well as streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

Laurens County Speedway… Well racing resumed last Saturday night out at the Laurens County Speedway… This season they have a new division of racing and if you want to see what it is and the results from the first week’s action, click on the following: Laurens County Speedway 4-6-19

 

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  • Braves 7 – Rockies 1… The Braves made picked up their second consecutive win over the Rockies out in Colorado as they took a 7-1 win… Ronald Acuna homered for the 4th time this season in the 2nd inning and Dansby Swanson had a 2-run homer in the 4th inning which was also his 4th round-tripper of the season.
  • Drive 2 – Augusta 1…  After being rained out in August on Monday the Greenville Drive were scheduled to play a doubleheader of baseball against the Augusta GreenJackets but Mother Nature had other ideas as rain limited them to 1 game but good news for Drive fans as thee Drive took a 1-0 win.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-9-2019

PC Notes:

  • Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team had a great weekend as they swept the Bulldogs on UNC-Ashville in a 3-game series in Clinton… On Friday PC took a 4-2 win and did even better on Saturday as they defeated the Bulldogs 6-2The final game on Sunday saw the Blue Hose take a 7-2 win over the Bulldogs to sweep the series…. PC improves to 14-18 on the season and 7-5 in Big South play… The team will travel to Spartanburg tomorrow to take on the Wofford Terriers in a 6:00 pm ballgame.
  • Softball… The Blue Hose softball team has been idle for almost a week now but that ends today as it travels to Rock Hill for a doubleheader with the Winthrop Eagles today and a single game tomorrow.

 

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CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Christ Church 4 – Clinton 2… Last Wednesday the Red Devil boys tennis team hosted Christ Church… The Red Devils fell for the first time this season as the Cavaliers took a 4-2 win… Ike Waldron and Hayden Minor had the wins for the Red Devils… For complete details on this match, click here.
  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Mid-Carolina 1… The Red Devils got right back on track the next day as they defeated the Mid-Carolina Rebels 5-1 in Clinton… The Red Devils won all the singles matches and fell in the #2 doubles match…. For complete information on this match, click here… The team is now 8-1 overall and a perfect 6-0 in region paly and will be back in action today as they host Woodruff (weather permitting) starting at 5:00 pm.
  • Boys Soccer: Clinton 2 – Emerald 0… Last Friday the Red Devils boys’ soccer team hosted the Vikings of Emerald at PC… Good news for Red Devil fans as Clinton took a 2-0 win…  JP Snelgrove and Luke Mahon had the Red Devil’s two goals…  The team is scheduled team is scheduled tom travel to Woodruff today.
  • Girls Soccer: Clinton 2 – Newberry 1… Last Thursday night the Lady Red Devils soccer team traveled to Newberry to take on the Bulldogs and the ride back was probably a nice one as Clinton defeated Newberry 2-0…. Emma Pinson and Abby Collins each had a goal for the Red Devils… For more details on the match click here

 

LDHS: Raiders

  • Tennis: Laurens 6 – Westside 1… Last Thursday the Raider boys’ tennis team hosted the rams of Westside HS… Good news for Raider fans as they took a 6-1 win over the Rams… For details on this match click here… The team is scheduled to travel to Woodmont today.
  • Golf: Laurens 187 – Westside 206… Last Wednesday the Raider boy’s golf team traveled to Anderson to take in the Westside Rams… The ride home probably seemed shorter than a few days ago as the Raiders took a 187-206 win over the Rams…Collin Harlan was the Match Medalists as he shot a 43….For more details on this match click here.

College Notes:

  • Men’s Basketball Championship: Virginia 85 – Texas Tech 77 (OT)… The Virginia Cavaliers were able to hoist the National Championship trophy above their head last night as they took an 85-77 win in overtime against Texas Tech… For details on the game, click here.

 

Pro Baseball: Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Braves 8 – Rockies 6… The Braves are ion the road now and last night they started a series with the Colorado Rockies on a positive note as they defeated the Rockies 8-6… Last year’s NL Rookie of the Year Ronald Acuna Jr. had a long 2-run homer for the Braves in the first inning.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive had their game with the Augusta GreenJackets in Augusta postponed due to the bad weather moving through the area… They will play a doubleheader today in Augusta to try tom get back on schedule.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-8-2019

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Baseball: Clinton 14 – Chesnee 10… Last Thursday the Red Devil baseball team stepped out of region play as they hosted the Chesnee Eagles… The Red Devils lead 4-3 going into the 4th inning when the Eagles struck for 7 runs to go up 10-4… The Red Devils came right back in the bottom of the inning and scored 8 runs themselves and then went on to take a 14-10 win… The Red Devils outhit the Eagles 13-12 with Griffin Fuller going 3 for 4 with a double and 4 RBIs to lead Clinton at the plate… Jaylin Alexander was credited with the win and Konnor Richardson with the save… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-4-19-CBB-Chesnee… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-4-19-CBB-Chesnee-SC

 

  • Baseball: Emerald 2 – Clinton 0… The Red Devils were right back in action last Friday night as they traveled to Emerald to take on the Vikings… Unlike the night before when there was a total of 24 runs scored in Friday’s game with Emerald there were only 2 runs scored and they were both scored by Emerald as they took a 2-0 win over the Red Devils… The Vikings had 5 hits in the game and they got 3 of them in the first inning on a pair of singles and a double scoring both their runs… The Red Devils managed only one hit in the game and that was a single by Griffin Fuller… Caleb Riddle took the loss striking out 5 and walking none… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-5-19-CBB-Emerald… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-4-19-CBB-Chesnee-SC… The Red Devils are scheduled to travel to Gaffney today weather permitting

 

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Laurens 8 – Westside 3… The Raider softball teams traveled to Anderson last Friday night to take on the Westside Rams… In varsity action the Raiders took an 8-3 win… The Raiders wasted little time getting on the board as Kauree Munyan had a 2-run homer in the 1st inning to put the Raiders up 2-0… They added a pair of runs in the 2nd and a single run in the 3rd. before Westside finally got their 3 runs in the 5th inning… The Raiders had 9 hits with Rachel Delio and Micheala Smith getting 2 hits each… Delio also picked up the win striking out 12 and walking 1… She gave up 3 runs of which only 2 were earned on 3 hits… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-5-19-LSB-Westside… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-5-19-LSB-Westside-SC… Weather permitting the team is scheduled to host the Clinton Red Devils today at 7:30 in a game that can be heard here on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG as well as streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Softball: Richard Winn 18 – Crusaders 3… Last Thursday the Crusader softball teams hosted the Eagles of Richard Winn… Richard Winn lead 5-1 going into the top of the 3rd inning when the Eagles put 12 runs on the board and then went on to take an 18-3 win over the Crusaders… The Eagles only outhit the Crusaders 9-4 and only 6 of the Eagles’ runs were earned as the Crusaders had 7 errors, walked 9 and had 7 wild pitches… Mattie Grace Noffz, Morgan Marlett and Blair Quarles had the 3 hits for the Crusaders with Quarles hit being a double… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-4-19-LASB-Richard-Winn… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-4-19-LASB-Richard-Winn-SC

 

 

College Notes:

  • Women’s D-1 Championship: Baylor 82 – Notre Dame 81… Well the true basketball FANS ALREADY KNOW THAT Baylor took an 82-81 win over Notre Dame to win the Women’s national Championship last night… For more on this, click here
  • Men’s D-1 Championship Tonight… Also the true college basketball fans also know that Texas Tech and Virginia will meet tonight for the men’s championship and that can be seen on CBS (WSPA Channel 7) with tipoff scheduled for 9:20 pm.

 

Pro Baseball: Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Braves… The Braves finished their first home stand of the season hosting the marlins… On Friday the Braves took a 4-0 win over the Marlins but the Fish turned the tables on Saturday taking a 4-2 win… In the final game yesterday the Braves took a 4-3 win… The Braves are now 5-4 on the season and head to Colorado for a 3-game series with the Rockies starting tonight at 8:40 pm.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive finished their 4-game series with the West Virginia Power at Flour Field over the weekend… On Friday they took a 3-2 win over the Power but Saturday fell to the Power by a score of 6-5… Yesterday the Drive took a 6-5 win to even their season record at 2-2…. The Drive now play host to the Augusta GreenJackets tonight at 7:05 in the first of a 3-game series with Augusta.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-5-2019

PC Notes:

  • Softball: Charleston Southern 8 – PC 3… Back on Wednesday the Blue Hose softball team hosted the Buccaneers of Charleston Southern and they were just too nice of a host as the Bucs took an 8-3 win over the Blue Hose… For more details on the game click here… The team will be idle this weekend and will not see action again until next Tuesday when the travel to Winthrop
  • Baseball: Georgia Southern 10 – PC 5… The Blue Hose baseball team traveled to Georgia Southern back on Tuesday to take on the Eagles and I’m afraid the news is not good for PC fans as the Eagles took a 10-5 win… For more information on the game, click here… Weather permitting the baseball team will start a 3-game home series with UNC-Ashville starting at 3:00 pm today and continue tomorrow and Sunday.

 

Local Notes 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Softball: Clinton 12 – Newberry 3… Back on Wednesday the Red Devil softball team traveled to Newberry to take on the Bulldogs and the ride back was a happy one as the Red Devils took a 12-3 win… I’m afraid that is all I can tell you about the game as Coach Caughman has not uploaded the results to Game Changer as he usually does…. The Red Devils will travel to Lauren Monday for a JV-Varsity double header with the Raiders and I hope you can make it over but if not we do plan on bringing you the varsity game here on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Baseball: JL Mann 7 – Laurens 5… The JL Mann Patriots and the Laurens Raiders battled for the second time in 3 days last night at Ed Prescott Field… As you may recall the Patriots took a 4-1 win on Tuesday in Greenville to increase their region lead over the Raiders to 2 games…  Well after last night the region lead is up to 3 games as the Patriots took a 7-5 win over the Raiders where only 4 of the seven Mann runs were earned as the Raiders found themselves bitten by the error bug again last night… The game was scoreless until the 4th inning when Mann’s Chris Payne blasted a 3-run homer over the right field fence to put Mann up 3-0… The Raiders got one of those runs back in the bottom of the on an RBI double by Kobe Williams driving in the courtesy runner for Zac Rice… The Raiders scored 2 runs in the 5th inning mainly due to a Mann error to tie the game 3-3… Mann jumped back on top in the 6th inning 3 runs on only 2 hits and were helped by a couple of Raider errors… The added another in the top of the 7th to go up 7-3 but the Raiders did not go quietly in the bottom of the inning as they scored 2 runs and left the bases loaded to make the final 7-5… Kobe Williams led the Raiders on offense as he was the only Raider with more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIs… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-4-19-LBB-Mann… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-4-19-LBB-Mann-SC

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Baseball: Richard Winn 14 – Crusaders 4 (5)… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team hosted Richard win Eagles last night making up a game postponed from a couple of weeks ago… The Eagles brought their hot bats as they pounded out 15 hits in route to a 14-4 win over the Crusaders… Their big inning was the second where they scored 6 runs to put the Crusades in a hole they just could not climb out of… The Crusaders had 7 hits with Dawson Foster leading them going 2 for 3 with a double…. Click on the following to see the games box score: 4-4-19-LA-BB-Richard Winn

 

College Notes:

  • College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

Pro Baseball: Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Braves 9 – Cubs 4… The Braves ended their 3-game series with the Cubs in Atlanta last night with a 9-4 win… This gives them a sweep of the series and evens their season record at 3-3… The will remain at home this weekend as they host the Marlins for a 3-game series starting tonight at 7:2
  • West Virginia Power 1 – Drive 0… The Greenville Drive lost their opening game to the West Virginia Power at Flour Field last night by a score of 1-0 in 10 innings.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-4-2019

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Girls Soccer: Clinton 2 – Newberry 0… Last night the Lady Red Devil soccer team traveled to Newberry to take on the Lady Bulldogs… After a scoreless first half, the Red Devils had 2 second half goals as they took a 2-0 win over the Bulldogs… Emma Pinson and Abby Collins both scored a goal late in the match… For more details on this match click here… The team improves to 9-4 overall and 4-2 in region play.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Ninety Six 8 – Laurens 3… The Raider softball team played host to the Wildcats of Ninety Six yesterday in non-region action… In varsity action the Wildcats defeated the Raiders by a score of 8-5… The Raiders outhit the Wildcats 11-7 but as it has been the case in recent games the error big struck the Raiders as they committed 7 errors in the game… Of the 8 runs scored by the Wildcats only 3 were earned as Rachel Delio struck out 6 and walked none in the loss… The Wildcats led 5-0 before the Raiders put a single run on the board in the bottom of the 4th inning and continued to score in each of the remaining innings including the 7th where they put 2 runs on the board but just could not climb out of the hole… Octavia Johnson, Kauree Munyan and Rachel Delio led the Raider offense getting 2 hits each…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-3-19-3-LSB-NinetySix… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-3-19-3-LSB-NinetySix-SC… The team returns to action Friday (weather permitting) when they travel to Anderson to take on the Westside Rams.

 

  • Baseball… The Raider baseball team was scheduled to host the Wildcats of Ninety Sin in varsity action today at 6:00 pm at Ed Prescott Field… With the weather forecast for Friday not looking good Coach Tori Patterson as decided to postpone the game with Ninety Six today and instead host region foe JL Mann today instead of tomorrow… It will be a JV-Varsity doubleheader with the JV game starting at 5:30 and the varsity game about 7:30… I hope you can come out and root the Raiders on as they try to knock off the region leading Patriots but if not we do plan on bringing you the varsity game here on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG and streaming live on the internet atwww.wlbg.com.

 

  • Tennis: Greenwood 7 – Laurens 0… Back on Tuesday the Raider boys’ tennis team hosted Greenwood and unfortunately I have to report that the Eagles took a 7-0 win over the Raiders… The closest the Raiders came to picking up a win was in the #1 doubles match where Murphy Rush and Will Adams lost 5-8 in a pro set match… For more details on the match,  click here.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Softball at Home Today… Earlier this week the Laurens Academy Crusader softball team postponed their home opener with Richard Winn… That postponed JV-Varsity doubleheader will be made up today out at Laurens Academy with the JV game starting at 4:00 pm and the varsity starting as soon as the JV game is finished… Good luck to the Crusaders!

 

College Notes:

  • College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

Pro Baseball: Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Braves 6 – Cubs 4… Last night the Atlanta Braves scored 4 runs in the 8th inning to take a come from behind 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs at Sun Trust Park in Atlanta.
  • Drive… Now for you Greenville Drive fans out there don’t forget that the Drive open their season tonight at Flour Field hosting the West Virginia Power…. First pitch is at 7:05.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-3-2019

Local Notes:  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Boys Soccer: Clinton 4 – Union 0… Catching up with some Red Devil boys’ soccer action last Friday that took place over on the PC soccer Field, the Red Devils took a 4-0 win over Union County HS… Parker Duncan had 3 goals for the Red Devils and Luke Mann got the other goal… For more details on this match, click here.
  • Girls Soccer: Clinton 4 – Union 3… The Lady Red Devil soccer team also took on Union last Friday and the news is good for Red Devil fans as they defeated Union 4-3…. Madison Bagwell had 2 goals while Abby Collins and Reese Lawson each had 1… For more information on this match, click here.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Laurens 8 – Greenwood 1… The Raider softball team traveled to Greenwood HS last night to take on the Eagles… Now I don’t have as many details as I normally do on the game but I can tell you that the Raiders took an 8-1 win…The Raiders and the Eagles battled in a close game for 6 innings and the Raiders broke the game open in the 7th inning putting 5 runs on the board… Kauree Munyan did homer for the Raiders…. The team is now 10-6 on the season and 9-2 in region play… They will host the Ninety Six Wildcats tonight in a JV-Varsity doubleheader and we do plan on broadcasting the varsity game about 7:30.

 

  • Baseball: JL Mann 4 – Laurens 1… Now while the softball team was in Greenwood the Baseball team traveled to Greenville to take on the Patriots of JL Mann… The Patriots came into the game leading the region with the Raiders right behind hoping to defeat them and move into a tie for the region lead… Well that was not to be as the patriots scored 2 runs in the 4th inning and added another one in the 5th inning to break a 1-1 tie and take a 4-1 win over the Raiders… Neither team really “crushed” the ball last night as the patriots had only 5 hits while the Raiders had only 3… All of the Raider hits were singles while the Patriots had 3 singles and 2 doubles… No Raider had more than 1 hit and Heath Bragg took the loss pitching 4⅓ innings… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-2-19-LBB-Mann… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-2-19-LBB-Mann-SC…The Raiders will step out of region action tomorrow as they host the Ninety Six Wildcats at Ed Prescott Field with first pitch scheduled for 6:00 pm.

 

College Notes:

  • College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

Pro Baseball: Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Braves… The Braves had the night off last night but return to action tonight with the 2nd game of the current 3-game series with the Cubs at Sun Trust Park.
  • Drive… Now for you Greenville Drive fans the wait is almost over as they open their season tomorrow hosting the West Virginia Power at Flour Field with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm… A very familiar face will don the Drive uniform, as the Boston Red Sox are sending second baseman Dustin Pedroia, a World Series Champion and 2008 American League MVP, to Greenville for a Major League rehab assignment.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-2-2019

PC Notes:

  • Baseball… The PC baseball team had a 3-game series with the Campbell Camels in Buies Creek, NC this weekend and the news is not good for PC fans as the Camels swept the Blue Hose… Game scores were 5-3 on Friday, 3-2 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday…. For more information on each of these games click on their scores… The team will travel to Georgia Southern today for a 6:00 pm game with the Eagles…. I believe you can watch the game by clicking here
  • Softball… The PC softball team also had a tough weekend as they were swept by Radford at Radford… The lost a double header on Saturday by scores of 4-2 and 4-3… For details on these games click here… The score of the final game on Sunday was 10-5 Radford… For more details on that game click on its score…The team will be at home tomorrow as they host Charleston Southern with first pitch scheduled for 3:00 pm. 

 

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Union County 1… Catching up with the Red Devil boys tennis team, last Thursday they traveled to Union and the ride home was a pleasant one as the Red Devils took a 5-1 win over the Yellow Jackets to make their season record 7-0… For more information and details on this match, click here.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Hillcrest 11 – Laurens 7… The Raider softball team hosted the Rams of Hillcrest in non-region action last night… The Raiders lost to the Rams at Hillcrest a couple of weeks ago 8-1 in a game where the Raiders had 8 errors that aided the Rams… They were trying not to repeat those mistakes last night but unfortunately the Raiders came down with another bad case of “erroritis” as they committed 9 errors which helped the Rams take an 11-7 win… Rachel Delio pitched well enough to win as she struck out 9 and walked only 2 while giving up just 9 hits and only 3 of the Rams 11 runs were earned… The Raiders never stopped battling as they scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning… The Raiders actually outhit the Rams 13-9 with Delio going 4 for 4 and one of those hits was a solo homer her first of the season…. Bre Posey and Vanessa Harshaw each had 2 hits…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-1-19-3-LSB-Hillcrest… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-1-19-3-LSB-Hillcrest-SC… The Raiders are back in action tonight as they travel to Greenwood to take on the Eagles.

 

  • Baseball: Laurens 9 – Emerald 3… The Raider baseball team hosted the Emerald Vikings last night at Ed Prescott Field and the news is better for Raider fans as the Raiders scored 6 runs in the first two innings to the Vikings 1 and then went on to take a 9-3 win… The Raiders simply outhit the Vikings 9-5 and took advantage of 3 Viking errors, 5 walks and 4 wild pitches… The Raiders were not perfect in the field either as they committed 4 errors themselves… Kobe Williams picked up the win pitching 6 strong innings giving up the 3 runs only 2 of which were earned on 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking 2… The Raiders were led on offense by Tanner Smith who went 3 for 4 with a double while both Heath and Jalen Bragg had 2 hits each…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 4-1-19-LBB-Emerald… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 4-1-19-LBB-Emerald-SC… The Raiders head to JL Mann tonight for a BIG region game as the Patriots are currently first in the region with Laurens right behind them in second.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Baseball: Crusaders 7 – Upstate Homeschool 2… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team was in action yesterday also as they hosted Upstate Homeschool… The game was tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the 5th inning when the Crusaders broke the game open scoring 4 runs and then adding another in the 6th inning to take a 7-2 win … The Crusaders outhit Upstate by the same margin of 7-2 with Thomas Lowry going 3-4 with 2 RBIs while Kyle Thompson went 2-2 with a double and an RBI… Thomas Lowry picked up the complete game win striking out 7 and walking just 2…. To see the game’s box score click on the following: 4-1-19-LA-BB-Upstate HmSch
  • Softball… Yesterday’s home opener for the Crusader softball teams with Richard Winn was postponed and a makeup date is yet to be determined.

 

College Notes:

  • College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

Pro Baseball: Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Braves 8 – Cubs 0… The Atlanta Braves had their home opener last night and they notched their first win of the season as they defeated the Cubs 8-0.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-1-2019

Local Notes:  

CHS Red Devils:

  • Softball: Union 6 – Clinton 1… The Clinton softball team traveled to Union Friday to take a region foe the Yellow Jackets of Union County HS… The Jackets only outhit the Red Devils 9-5 but took a 6-1 win getting their hits in a timely manner plus taking advantage of a couple of Clinton miscues… The Red Devils only run came in the 5th inning when Kam Akins doubled and two batters later was driven in on an RBI double by Hunter Benson… Benson led the Clinton offense as the only player to get more that 1 hit (2)… For the game’s box score click on the following:  3-29-19-CSb-Union… The schedule I have shows the Red Devils traveling to Newberry Wednesday.

 

  • Baseball: Union 6 – Clinton 3… Meanwhile last Friday night the Red Devil baseball team hosted the Union County Yellow Jackets… Earlier in the season Union took a 10-0 in Union and the Red Devils were looking to avenge that loss… Unfortunately is was not to be as the Yellow Jackets put 4 runs on the board in the top of the 1st inning and then went on to take a 6-3 win over the Red Devils… The Red Devils answered with 2 in the bottom of the inning and trailed 6-2 going into the bottom of the 5th inning where they did get their final run… I don’t have any “official” stats but unofficially I do believe that Union outhit Clinton 9-3 and that no Red Devil had more than 1 hit… IF I get the official stats I’ll pass them on to you later… Accordi8ng to the schedule I have the Red Devils will travel to Chesnee today.

 

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Laurens 6 – Wade Hampton 0… The Raider softball team hosted the Wade Hampton Generals last Friday night and the Raiders won their 5th consecutive game as they took a 6-0 win over the Generals… The Raiders put 2 runs on the scoreboard in the 3rd inning and then 4 more in the 4th and kept the Generals off the board behind the pitching of Rachel Delio who took the complete game win and for the most part pretty good defense that snuffed out the Generals only real scoring threat at the plate… The Raiders outhit the Generals 11-3 with Cassie Plaia going 3 for 4 scoring twice and driving in one… Kauree Munyan had only 1 hit but it was a big one as she had an inside the park homer that gave her 2 RBIs…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-5-19-LSB-Wade-Hampton… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-5-19-LSB-Wade-Hampton-SC… The Raiders are at home tonight as they take on the Hillcrest Rams where they hope to avenge an earlier 8-1 loss here the Raiders had a bad case of “error-itis”.

 

  • Baseball: Laurens 5 – Woodmont 2… The Raider baseball team was on the road last Friday traveling to Woodmont HS to take on the Wildcats… Good news for Raider fans as the team took a 5-2 win … The Raiders got on the board in the top of the first inning when with 2 outs Jalen Brag reached on an error and Zac Rice followed with a single… Kobe Williams singled driving in both Bragg and Rice… The Wildcats tied the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning… The Raiders scored what would prove to be the winning runs in the 5th inning when they scored 3 runs on a walk, some singles and a Wildcat error… Each team had 7 hits with the Raiders taking advantage of Wildcat mistakes… Zac Rice and Kobe Williams led the Raiders at the plate with 2 hits each… Nick Robertson picked up the win pitching 6 strong innings striking out 11 and walking 3… Jalen Bragg pitched the last inning….  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-29-19-LBB-Woodmont… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-29-19-LBB-Woodmont-SC… The Raiders will host the Emerald Vikings tonight in a game that we plan on broadcasting and will also stream it live at www.wlbg.com.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Baseball: Newberry 16 – Crusaders 0 (4)… Last Friday the Laurens Academy Crusaders baseball team hosted the Newberry Academy Eagles… The top of the first inning pretty much doomed the Crusaders as Newberry used 6 walks, 1 hit batter, 4 singles and 1 double to score 12 runs and then went on to take a 16-0 win over the Crusaders in 4 innings… The Crusader bats could only punch out 4 hits with 4 different Crusaders getting 1 hit each… Cal Robertson’s hit was a double… For the games box score click on the following: 3-29-19-LA-BB-Newberry…  The Crusaders are back in action today as they host Upstate Home School at 6:00 pm and by the way the Crusader softball team will have their first home games of the season as they host Richard Winn in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 4:00 pm.

 

College Notes:

College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

Pro Baseball: Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Saturday: Phillies 8 – Braves 6… The Braves outhit the Phillies 10-9 but lost the battle of the homers 3-2
  • Sunday: Phillies 5 – Atlanta 1… The Phillies completed the three-game series with a 5-1 win giving them a sweep of the opening series of the season.
  • Monday… The Braves start their first home stand of the season as the Chicago Cubs will be the first team in starting a 3-game series tonight at 7:30

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 3-29-2019

PC Notes:

  • MBK: Marshall 83 – PC 66… The PC men’s basketball team saw their season come to an end last Tuesday night as Marshall took an 83-66 win over PC at Marshall in a quarterfinal game of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament… The game was tied 56-56 midway through the second half when Marshall went on a 29-10 streak to win the game… For more information on this game, click here… PC ends its season with a 20-16 record which I believe is their best since making the jump to D-I status.
  • Kern Accepts Appalachian State Position… Now the success of the PC men’s team under second year head coach Dustin Kerns turned out to be a mixed blessing for PC as it was announced yesterday that Kerns has accepted a position at Appalachian State as their new head men’s basketball coach… For more information on Kerns and his acceptance of this position, click here.
  • Baseball… The PC baseball team defeated Wofford 5-4 Wednesday in Clinton… For more information on this game, click here…. The team is on the road this weekend for a 3-game series with Campbell
  • Softball… The softball team hosted Charleston Southern in a doubleheader and PC lost both games… They lost the first game 7-0 and then lost the second game by a score of 1-0… For more information on both of these games, click here… The team is on the road to Radford for a doubleheader tomorrow and a single game on Sunday.

 

Local Notes

CHS Red Devils:

  • Boys Soccer: Woodruff 1 – Clinton 0 in OT… Back on Wednesday the Red Devil boys’ soccer team hosted the Woodruff Wolverines over at the PC soccer field… The contest was a scoreless defensive battle all through the regulation time period… It remained that way until there was about 1 minute left in overtime when Woodruff got the only goal of the game to take the win… Heartbreaker… For more information on this contest, click here.
  • Girls Soccer: Woodruff 6 – Clinton 0… The Red Devil girls’ soccer team traveled to Woodruff on Tuesday and the news is not good here either as the Wolverines took a 6-0 win… Sorry no other details.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Laurens 9 – Greenwood 1… The Raider softball team hosted the Greenwood Eagles last night in region action and it was a good night for the Raiders as they took a 9-1 win over the Eagles… The Raiders only had 7 hits in the game but they made full use of them plus used 4 Greenwood errors and some aggressive base running to take the win…  As a matter of fact the Raiders first run came on a 4 base error that allowed Cassie Plaia to speed around the bases and score without the ball leaving the ball park… The Raiders plated another run in the inning and never looked back… They scored in every inning they played except the 4th… Rachel Delio picked up the win giving up the 1 unearned run on 2 hits while striking out 10 and walking none… Vanessa Harshaw led the Raiders at the plate going 2 for 3… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-28-19-3-LSB-Greenwood… For the games scorecard, click on the following:3-28-19-3-LSB-Greenwood-SC … The Raiders are back at home tonight as they host the Wade Hampton Generals and we plan on bringing you that game.
  • Tennis… The Raider boys’ tennis team had 2 matches this week… On Tuesday they hosted the Easley Green Wave and fell by a score of 4-2… Murphy Rush and Walt Womble picked up wins in singles action for the Raiders… Then on Wednesday the Raiders traveled to Westside and good news here as the Raiders took a 7-0 win over the Rams… Murphy Rush, Will Adams, Walt Womble, Brooks Nelson and William Yates all picked up wins in singles action… Rust and Adams teamed up to take a win as the #1 doubles team while David Hampton and Hampton Barker took a win as the # 2 doubles team… Now for more information on either of these tennis matches, click on their score.

 

College Notes:

  • College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

Pro Baseball: Click on the score for any game(s) listed below to get more information on that game.

  • Phillies 10 – Braves 4… The Braves dropped their opening game to the Phillies in Philadelphia by a score of 10-4… Julio Teheran pitched 5 strong innings in the season start and only gave up 3 of the Phillies 10 runs as the Braves bullpen went flat in relief… Matt Joyce had a pinch hit 2-run homer for the Braves… The Braves are off today but will finish the 3-game series with the Phillies on Saturday and Sunday.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 3-28-2019

Local Notes:

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Laurens 4 – TL Hanna 0… Last Friday the Raider softball team hoisted the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets and took an 18-0 win… Well last night the Raiders traveled to TL Hanna for the rematch… The Yellow jackets proved to be tougher this time around but the Raiders still came home with a 4-0 win… The Raiders scored what would prove to be the winning run in the top of the 1st inning when Rachel Delio singled driving in Octavia Johnson… The Raiders added single runs in each of the last 3 innings to make the final 4-0 as Rachel Delio picked up the complete game win giving up only 1 hit while striking out 8 and walking 4… The Raiders had 8 hits with Kauree Munyan and Rachel Delio each getting 2 of them to lead the Raiders at the plate… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-27-19-3-LSB-Hanna… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-27-19-3-LSB-Hanna-SC… The Raiders return to action today as they host the Greenwood Eagles in a JV-Varsity doubleheader and we do plan on brining you the varsity game about 7:30 on Real Radio 860 and 104.1 WLBG as well as streaming it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

  • Baseball: Laurens 4 – Wade Hampton 2 (9)…  The Raider baseball team traveled to Greenville last night to take on the Wade Hampton Generals… Again there is good news for Raider fans as the Raiders took a 4-2 win but it took them 9 innings to do it… The game was tied 2-2 at the end of 7 innings and in the 9th inning with 2 outs Jalen Bragg doubled and then scored on an RBI triple by Zac Rice who also scored when when Kobe Williams doubled… The Raiders outhit the Generals 11-5 with Jalen Bragg and Nick Robertson both going 3 for 4… Jalen Bragg picked up the win on the mound in relief of Erick Jones who pitched the first 7⅔ innings…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-28-19-LBB-Wade-Hamptont… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-28-19-LBB-Wade-Hamptont-SC… The Raiders travel to Woodmont tomorrow for a JV-Varsity double header.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Baseball: Oakbrook 10 – Crusaders 0 (5)… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team traveled to Spartanburg yesterday to take on the Oakbrook Knights… The Crusaders had trouble getting their bats going as they managed only 3 hits while the Knights had 6 as Oakbrook took a 10-0 win in 5 innings… Simply put, Oakbrook got their hits at the right time and were aided by 9 walks issued by 3 Crusader pitchers… The Knights broke open a 2-0 game in the 3rd inning when they scored 6 runs… Dawson Foster had 2 of the Crusaders 3 hits and Cal Robertson had the other which was a double…. Click on the following for the game’s box score: 3-27-19-LA-BB-Oakbrook

 

College Notes:

College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

MLB:

Braves Open at Philly Today… Well today is the day that MLB baseball fans have been waiting for since last October as the regular season kicks off today… The Braves will open their defense of the National League east Title on the road today as they travel to Philadelphia to start a three-game series with the Phillies… Their home opener will be Monday, April 1st when they host the Cubs in a 3-game series… If you want to print a copy of the Braves season schedule click here to go to their website’s printer friendly schedule.

 

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-27-2019

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Softball: Woodruff 5 – Clinton 0… The Red Devil softball team traveled to Woodruff last night to take on the Wolverines in region action… If I told you that Clinton managed just 1 hit in the game you might guess that the Red Devils lost and you would be correct as Woodruff took a 5-0 win… Maddi Wood had the Red Devils only hit… For the games box score click on the following: 3-26-19-CSb-Woodruff

 

  • Baseball: Woodruff 5 – Clinton 1… While the softball team was at Woodruff, the baseball team was hosting the Wolverines… I hate to have to tell you that the news is no better for Red Devil fans as Woodruff took a 5-0 win… Coach Fortman said the team had chances but just couldn’t get it done… Officially I don’t have any other details at this time but unofficially I believe the Wolverines outhit the Red Devils 8-4 and that Griffin Fuller led the Red Devils getting 2 hits.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Laurens 6 – Easley 4… The Raider softball team traveled to Easley last night to take on the Green Wave and the ride back home was a pleasant one as the Raiders took a 6-4 win scoring the winning runs in the 7th inning… The Raiders jumped on the board first scoring 2 runs in the 1st inning when Kauree Munyan doubled driving in Octavia Johnson and Rachel Delio later doubled driving in Munyan… Easley responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning… The Raiders added a run in the 3rd inning and Easley tied the game 3-3 with a pair of runs in the 4th inning… The game remained that way until the top of the 7th inning when the Raiders scored 3 runs… In the inning, Vanessa Harshaw., Kauree Munyan and Octavia Johnson had key hits… The Green Wave did pick up a run in the bottom of the inning to make the final 6-4… The Raiders pounded out 10 hits with Octavia Johnson going 3 for 4 to lead the Raiders at the plate… Rachel Delio picked up the complete game win giving up the 4 unearned runs on 4 hits while striking out 6 and walking 3… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-26-19-3-LSB-Easley… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-26-19-3-LSB-Easley-SC… The team travels to TL Hanna tonight for another region contest.

 

  • Baseball: Laurens 7 – Woodmont 4…. The Raider baseball team was at home last night hosting the Wildcats of Woodmont HS… Again there is good news for Raider fans as the Raiders took a 7-4 win over the Wildcats… The Raiders got on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the 1st inning on an RBI single by Zac Rice driving in Jalen Bragg… The Wildcats tied the game in the top of the 2nd scoring a single run… The Raiders added a second run in the 3rd inning on a RBI single by Kobe Williams driving in Tanner Smith… The Raiders added 4 more runs in the 4th inning as they batted around with Williams, Tanner Smith and Heath Bragg getting key hits in the inning… The Raiders last run came in the 6th when Tanner Smith scored thanks to a Woodmont error… The Wildcats did not go quietly in the 7th inning as they scored 3 runs to make the final 7-4… The Raiders scored their runs on only 7 hits with Tanner Smith, Heath Bragg and Kobe Williams getting 2 hits each…Heath Bragg picked up the win pitching until the pitch-count rule caused him to have to leave the mound… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-20-26-LBB-Woodmont… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-20-26-LBB-Woodmont-SC… The team travels to Wade Hampton tonight to make up a game that was rained out earlier this month.

 

College Notes:

College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • Laurens School Dist. 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • Laurens School District 56: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see 2019 Crusader baseball schedule click here…. To see the 2019 Crusader softball schedule click here.

 

Broadcast Notes…  The broadcast schedule for upcoming local sports is just below… Remember all local sports are streamed live on the internet at www.wlbg.com on our homepage where you need to click on the Listen Live button in the upper right area of the page.

  • SB- Thur., March 28, Greenwood* 7:30
  • SB- Fri., March 29, Wade Hampton* 7:30
  • BB- Mon. April 1, Emerald 6:00
  • SB- Mon., April 1, Hillcrest 7:30
  • Wed., April 3, Ninety Six, 7:30
  • Thur., April 4, Ninety Six, 6:00
  • Fri., April 5, JL Mann*, 7:30

 

This and That 

Youth Soccer at the Laurens YMCA… Registration is now open for youth soccer at the Laurens Family YMCA for youth ages 3-15… The cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members… Registration will close March 31st… For more information call the Y at 984-2626.

 

Tickets on Sale for Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony… The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame will induct five members into its third class on April 25, 2019… The induction ceremony will be held at The Ridge at Laurens at 6:30pm… Tickets for the induction banquet will go on sale on Monday, March 25 at the Clinton YMCA, Laurens YMCA and Farm Bureau in Laurens… Individual tickets are $25 and include a meal catered by Lee’s BBQ… For more information on the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame, visit www.laurenscountysportshalloffame.com or email bdunlap@golaurens.com… For more information about the members being inducted, current remembers and the hall of fame itself, click here.

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.

Sports Report for Tuesday, 3-26-2019

PC Notes:

  • MBK: PC 77 – Robert Morris 70… On Sunday the Blue Hose men’s basketball team found themselves trailing by 13 at the half to the Colonials of Robert Morris University on the Colonial home court, but came out of the locker room and outscored the Colonials 46-26 in the second half to take a 77-70 win in second round action of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament… Now for more information on this game, click here… The win propels the Blue Hose into a quarterfinals game tonight at Marshall taking on the Thundering Herd… The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm and you can hear it on the PC Radio Network or watch it live at: www.WatchCIT.com… For more information about Marshall, PC and their history against each other going into this game, click here.

 

  • Baseball: The Blue Hose baseball team hosted the Runnin Bulldogs of Gardner Webb this past weekend and they took 2 out of 3 games from the Bulldogs… The won Friday’s game 6-5 then lost Saturday’s game 5-4… They took the rubber game of the three-game series on Sunday by a score of 11-6… That puts PC’s record at 10-14 on the season and 4-2 in Big South play… For more information on each of these games, click on their scores… The Blue Hose return to action tomorrow at 3:00 pm as they host the Wofford Terriers… PC has already defeated Wofford 5-4 earlier in the season… The game can be seen on ESPN+.

 

  • Softball: The Blue Hose softball team was at home over the weekend also hosting the Hampton Pirates… The news is not as good for them as it was for the baseball team as they lost all three games to the Pirates… They lost both games of a doubleheader on Saturday by scores of 8-4 and 4-2… Hampton then completed the sweep of the Blue Hose by taking a 4-1 win on Sunday… The Blue Hose will return to action tomorrow afternoon when they host Charleston Southern for a doubleheader… First pitch against the Buccaneers is slated for 2:00 p.m.

 

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Boys Tennis: Clinton 5 – Emerald 1… Last Thursday the Clinton boys tennis team traveled to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings and came home with a 5-1 win to run their record to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in region play… Ike Waldron, Connor Donley, Anders Orr, Hayden Minor and Brandon Campbell all took wins in singles action… For more information on this match, click here.
  • Golf… Also last Thursday the Red Devil golf team hosted Broome and Union County at Lakeside CC… Good news here for Red Devil fans as they took the match shooting a 163 edging out region for Union County by 1 stroke which shot a 164… Broome finished third shooting 182… Phoebe Carlos was the Match Medalist leading Clinton with a 34… For more information on how other Red Devil golfers did, click here.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Harshaw Signs with Erskine… Last Friday LSHS senior Vanessa Harshaw signed a letter of intent to continue her education and softball career attending Erskine College and playing for the Flying Fleet… She did this in the auxiliary gym at LDHS in from of family, friends, coaches and teammates… Vanessa also ran cross country this year and both her softball coach Michaela Smith and cross country coach Thomas Moore both commented on the fact that she has shown leadership traits on both teams and has been a positive influence on the team…  To see a short video interview done with Vanessa after the signing followed by a few photos taken at the signing, click here… Congratulations to Vanessa!
  • Tennis: TL Hanna 7 – Laurens 0… The young Raider boys tennis team traveled to TL Hanna last Thursday to take on the Yellow Jackets… Hanna usually has a strong tennis team and that would appear to be the case this year as they took a 7-0 win over the Raiders… For more information on this match, click here.
  • Boys Soccer… The Raider boys’ soccer team had 3 matches last week… On Monday they fell to JL Mann 14-0, on Wednesday they fell to Clinton 2-0 and on Thursday they fell to TL Hanna 11-2… Sorry no details available.

 

College Notes:

College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 3-25-2019

Local Notes: 

CHS Red Devils:

  • Softball: Clinton 4 – Emerald 0… Last Friday the Red Devil softball team traveled to Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings… Good news for Red Devil fans as Clinton took a 4-0 win over Emerald… Clinton got on the board in the top of the 4th inning when Hunter Benson had a solo homer… They scored again in the 5th inning when Kam Akins tripled driving in 2 runs… Their final run came in the 6th when Mackenzie Taylor singled driving in the Red Devils 4th and final run… The Red Devils had 5 hits with Hunter Benson getting two of them… Kam Akins picked up the complete game win giving up just 3 hits while striking out 9 and walking 2… For the game’s box score click on the following: 3-22-19-CSb-Emerald… The Red Devils travel to Woodruff tomorrow.

 

  • Baseball: Emerald 7 – Clinton 4 (10)… While the softball team was in Greenwood taking on Emerald the baseball team was hosting Emerald… I’m afraid the news is not as good as the Red Devils lost a heartbreaker with the Vikings taking a 7-4 win in 10 innings… Clinton jumped out to a 2-0 lead plating 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning as Griffin Fuller drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and another run when Blake Smith tripled and came in on an RBI single by Konnor Richardson… The Vikings tied the game with two runs in the third and the Red Devils retook the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning to go up 4-2… Emerald tied the game with a pair of runs in the top of the 6th inning and it stayed that way until the top of the 10th inning… In the 10th inning the Vikings used a pair of doubles, a triple and a passed ball to score the winning runs… The Red Devils did get the first two batters on in the bottom of the inning but left them stranded… The Red Devils managed 5 hits in the game with Konnor Richardson and Blake Smith had 2 each… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-22-19-CSb-Emerald… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-22-19-CBB-Emerald-SC… The Red Devils travel to Broome tonight.

 

LDHS: Raiders:

  • Softball: Laurens 18 – TL Hanna 0… Last Friday the Raider softball team hosted the Yellow Jackets of TL Hanna HS… The Raiders erupted for 8 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning then added t more in the 2nd and went on to take an 18-0 win that by mutual agreement of both coaches only went 3 innings… The Raiders pounded out 18 hits while Rachel Delio and the Raider defense held Hanna to just one hit… Michela Smith led the Raiders at the plate going 4 for 4 with a two-run homer… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-22-19-3-LSB-Hanna… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-22-19-3-LSB-Hanna-SC… The Raiders return to action tomorrow as they travel to Easley to take on the Green Wave.

 

  • Baseball: Laurens 8 – Westside 4… The Laurens Raider baseball team was also at home as they hosted the Rams of Westside HS… The first 3 innings saw the game go back and forth as there were 3 lead changes in those innings…The Raiders scored a run in the bottom of the 3rd to go up 5-4 and never trailed after that as they went on to take an 8-4 win over the Rams… The Raiders pounded out 12 hits to the Rams 3 (one of the Ram’s hits was a 2-run homer, the first given up by the Raider pitching staff this season)… Jalen Brag led the Raiders offense going 4 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs while scoring twice himself…  Zac Rice and Garett Addy each had 2 hits for the Raiders… Nick Robertson picked up the complete game win for the Raiders Striking out 8 and walking 4 and of the 4 runs given up, only 2 were earned…. For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-20-22-LBB-Westside… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-20-22-LBB-Westside-SC… The Raiders are scheduled to be back in action today as they travel to Boiling Springs.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Baseball: WW King 5 – Crusaders 4… The Crusader baseball team traveled to WW King last Friday to take on the Knights and lost a heartbreaker by a score of 5-4… The Knights scored 3 runs in the 5th inning to tie the game and then scored with 2 outs in the 7th inning on a wild pitch to take the walk-off win… The Crusaders scored first putting 2 runs on the board in the 1st inning. When Cal Robertson had an RBI single driving in Dawson Foster and later he scored on an RBI single by Thomas Lowry… The Crusaders added another run in the 3rd inning when Noah Moore singled driving in Kyle Thompson to make it 3-0…. The Knights picked up their first run in the bottom of the inning to make it 3-1… The Crusaders scored their last run in the 5th inning Reles Littleton singled driving in Noah Moore… The Knights then tied the game in the bottom of the inning and went on to score the winning run in the 7th… The Crusaders outhit the Knights 12-4 with Dawson Foster, Cal Robertson, Noah Moore and Thomas Lowry each getting 2 hits… Robertson and Lowry both had a double as one of their 2 hits… Lowry took the loss striking out 9 and walking 4 and only 4 of the Knights runs were earned… For the game’s box score click on the following: 3-22-19-LA-BB-WW-King… The Crusaders are scheduled to travel to Oakbrook today for a 5:00 pm contest.

 

  • Softball: WW King 24 – Crusaders 5… The Crusader softball team also traveled to WW King Friday for only their second game of the season and their second game in 3 years… The Knights outhit the Crusaders 11-3 getting all their hits in the 2nd inning where they used those hits, a smattering of walks, stolen bases and hit batters to put 22 runs on the board and take a 24-5 win over the Crusaders… Gabi Maboni, Blair Quarles and Morgan Marlett all had hits for the Crusaders with Blair Quarles driving in 2 runs…. For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-22-19-LASB-WW-King… For the games scorecard, click on the following: .3-22-19-LASB-WW-King-SC

 

College Notes:

College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 3-22-2019

PC Notes:

  • MBK: PC 73 – Seattle Univ. 68… Wednesday night the PC men’s basketball team traveled out to Seattle, Washington to take on the Redhawks of Seattle University an opening round game of the Collegeinsidder.com Tournament…  The Blue Hose led by as many as 11 in the second half and withstood a late Redhawk rally as PC picked up its first Division I postseason win with a 73-68 over the Redhawks… Cory Hightower led a trio of Blue Hose in double-figures with a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds…. For more information on the game, click here…. The win propels the Blue Hose into a second round game of the CIT… They will be traveling to Moon Township, Pa. just outside of Pittsburg this Sunday for a game with the Colonials of Robert Morris University… The tip-off is set for 1:00 pm and the game can be seen at www.WatchCIT.com… Now if you would like more information on Robert Morris, PC and the game, click here…. Good luck to the Blue Hose!
  • Baseball: Davidson 4 – PC 1… The Blue Hose baseball team traveled up to Davidson this past Tuesday to take on the Wildcats… Unfortunately the Wildcats took a 4-1 win over the Blue Hose… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose are home this weekend for a Big South series as they welcome in Gardner-Webb for a three-game series beginning on this afternoon at 3 p.m. on ESPN+. All three games of this series will be shown on ESPN+
  • Softball: This past Wednesday the PC softball team split a pair of games with Western Carolina… For information about those games, click here… The Blue Hose will return to Big South action this weekend with a three-game series against Hampton in Clinton… PC will play a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m. against the Lady Pirates on Saturday. That will be followed by a single game on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

 

Local Notes:

CHS:

  • Tennis… The Red Devil tennis team has been busy earlier this week as they took on Newberry on Monday and Union County on Tuesday… Good news for Red Devil fans as they won both matches by the same score, 5-1… To see details on the Newberry match, click here….  To see the details on the Union County match click here… The team is having a great season so far as they are 5-0 overall and 2-0 in region play.
  • Golf… On Monday the Red Devil golf team hosted Mid-Carolina and Newberry at Lakeside CC… Mid-Carolina finished 1st shooting 156 while Clinton came in 2nd with a 169… Newberry finished with a score of 2010 to finish third…. Phoebe Carlos had the low score for the Red Devils with a 40… For more details on how the other Red Devil golfers and also those for the other two teams did, click here.

 

LDHS:

  • Softball: Hillcrest 8 – Laurens 1… The Raider softball team traveled to Simpsonville last night to take on the always tough Rams of Hillcrest HS… The Rams took an 8-1 win over the Raiders though they only outhit the Raiders 6-4… You see the Raiders has a bad case or “error-itis” last night as they committed 8 errors which more often than not contributed to the Rams scoring… The Rams put 4 runs on the board in the 1st and 4th innings while the Raiders single run came in the 3rd… Cassie Plaia and Octavia Johnson each had a double to lead the Raiders at the plate… Rachel Delio took the loss but only 2 of the Rams 8 runs were earned… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: 3-21-19-3-LSB-Hillcrest… For the games scorecard, click on the following: 3-21-19-3-LSB-Hillcrest-SC… The Raiders are back in action tonight as they host the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets in a JV-Varsity doubleheader.

 

  • Tennis: JL Mann 7 – Laurens 0… The Raider boys’ tennis team traveled to JL Mann on Tuesday and unfortunately they came up on the short end of a 7-0 score… For more details on this match click here.
  • Raider Golf Team Finishes Second in Three Way Match… The Raider boys’ golf team hosted Westside and Wade Hampton at Lakeside CC this past Tuesday… Wade Hampton won the match shooting a 158 while Laurens finished 2nd shooting a173 and Westside 3rd with a 203… Bailey Goode was co-match medalist with a 37… For more information on how the other Raider golfers did, click here.

 

College Notes:

  • College Basketball Tournament Links… Now for you college basketball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on our homepage that has the link to the four major postseason basketball tournaments that are of interest or have local teams playing in them… You can also click here to go to that posting…Enjoy!

 

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