- Baseball: The PC baseball team was in action last Tuesday and took a 6-5 win over Wofford up in Spartanburg in 10 innings… If you want more details on this game, click here….The team will be up in Ashville starting tonight for a 3 game series with UNC-Ashville this weekend.
- Softball: The news is not quite as good where the PC softball team is concerned as they lost a pair of games on Tuesday to Western Carolina up in Cullowhee, NC… If you click here you will be carried to a page where you can get more details on these games…. The softball team will also be on the road this weekend as they to Buies Creek, NC to take on Campbell in a 3 game series starting tomorrow.
Local Sports Results:
CHS & LDHS
- Softball: CHS 7 – LDHS 4… Back on March 14th the Lady Raiders and the Lady Red Devil softball teams started a game at LDHS but a weather cell with lightning moved through the area and the game had to be suspended at the start of the bottom of the fourth inning with the Raiders leading 4-2 because lightning and aluminum bats don’t make a good combination… Well Clinton second baseman Kayleigh Pitts may have captured a little bit of that lightning in her bat and used it in the top of the seventh inning to blast a grand slam homerun lifting the Red Devils to a 7-4 win… Clinton opened the game back on the 14th scoring a run in the top of the first inning with Laurens answering and tying the game in the bottom of the first inning… The Raiders scored 3 runs in the bottom of the second inning on walk, two hits, a sacrifice and a Clinton error to go up 4-1 and Clinton added a run in the top of the fourth inning to make the score 4-2 which is where the score stood when the game was suspended… When the game restarted Elizabeth Aylesworth replaced Rachel Delio in the pitching circle for the Raiders but Katie Roland continued her duties as pitcher for the Red Devil… The game proceeded scoreless until the top of the seventh inning when after 1 out the Red Devils put together 3 singles to bring in a run… A walk then loaded the bases but the next batter popped up for the second out… That is when Pitts reached out and hit the second pitch she saw over the right-centerfield fence driving in what would prove to be the winning runs… The Raiders did not go quietly in the seventh as they did load the bases but could not get the clutch hit needed… The Red Devils got their 7 runs on 12 hits and with no Raider errors while Laurens produced their 4 runs on 8 hits and were aided by 3 Red Devil errors… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-3-31_SB-Clinton…. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-3-31_SB-Clinton_Scorebook … The two teams split their season series 1-1 as Laurens defeated Clinton 14-1 to open their season… Clinton improves to 6-12 on the season and is scheduled to host Lancaster tonight at 7 pm while Laurens falls to 6-7 and is scheduled to start participation in the Triple Crown Tournament this weekend with a pair of games tonight.
- Soccer: South Pointe 1 – CHS 0…. The Red Devil soccer team hosted the South Pointe Stallions yesterday and the Red Devils suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Stallions… The match was a defensive struggle until late in the contest when Clinton accidently put the ball into their own net giving the Stallions the 1 point win… South Pointe took 18 shots on goal and Jack Harkins saved 10 of them… The Red Devils took 8 shots on goal… The Red Devils are now 4-9 (3-3) on the season and will be off until April 12th when they travel to Broome.
- Track… Back on Wednesday the Raider track teams hosted a meet with Strom Thurmond… Good news as both the teams took wins… The girls won 57-45 while the boys took a 72-53 win… Now for more details on the meet as to which Raiders finished third or better, click on the following: 3-30-16_LDHS Track defeats Strom Thurmond
The local sports schedule for today includes:
- Baseball vs. Mauldin at Alice Mill in Easley
- Softball starts play in Triple Crown Tournament in Aiken
- Baseball at Lancaster 7:00
- Softball host Lancaster 7:00
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