Local Sports Results:
- Softball: Laurens 11 – Maudlin 4… The Lady Raider softball team kept their playoff hopes alive as they took an 11-4 win over the Lady Mavericks of Mauldin at LDHS Friday night… Maudlin jumped on top 1-0 right off the bus as the first batter homered… They scored another run in that inning and led 3-0 until the bottom of the third inning when the Raiders got on the board with a single run when Vanessa Harshaw was brought in on a RBI single by Cassie Plaia… The Raiders broke the game open scoring 5 runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and four insurance runs in the sixth while holding Mauldin to one more run in the fifth inning… The Raiders pounded out 4 hits while holding the Mavericks to just 6… Errors were the one downside to the game as the Raiders had 4… Cassie Plaia, Mattie Cantrell, Baylee Bragg, CJ Ginn, and Rayven Writesel each had two hits for the Raiders… Rachel Delio picked up the win in relief of Amber Aylesworth… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-29_SB-Mauldin_PO …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-29_SB-Mauldin_PO_Scorebook … The Raiders will now host Gaffney tonight at 6:30 in a game you can hear on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.
- Baseball: Laurens 6 – Lugoff-Elgin 3… The Raider baseball team also kept their playoff hopes alive as they took a 6-3 win over the Lugoff-Elgin Demons last Friday at L-E… The Raiders got off the bus and immediately went to work as they put two runs on the board in the first inning to take a lead they would never relinquish… They added another run in the second and fourth inning before allowing the Demons to get on the board in the bottom of the fourth with a single run… The Raiders got that run back plus one more in the in the top of the fifth… The Demons finished their scoring in the sixth getting two runs… The Raiders outhit the Demons 13-7 and played good small-ball taking advantage of 4 walks, s sacrifices and four Demon errors… Jared Cevetko took the complete game win and also helped himself out at the plate going 4-5… GL Compton also had a great night as he went 3-3 with two singles, a double and an intentional walk… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-29_LDHS-BB_vs_Lugoff-Elgin_PO …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-29_LDHS-BB_vs_Lugoff-Elgin_PO_Scorebook …. The team will now travel to Dorman tonight for a 7 pm game with the Cavaliers in a must-win situation… I hope to be able to keep you updated on that game as we broadcast the softball game tonight.
- Baseball: Clinton 2 – Daniel 0… The Clinton Red Devil baseball team started their run with a 2-0 win over the Daniel Lions at The Sponge last Friday night… The game turned out to be a pitching duel with only 9 hits total in the game with Clinton getting 5 of them… The Red Devils picked up their two runs in the third inning with Chandler Todd and JP Duncan driving in the runs… Tristan Smaltz started the game for Clinton and lasted into the seventh inning striking out 9 and walking 2 while giving up 3 hits… After the first two Lion batters to reach base in the seventh inning, Coach McCarthy brought in Aaron Copeland who then gave up a bunt single to load the bases… Copeland then struck out the next two batters and J.P. Duncan was able to catch up to a fly to right to end the game… The only Red Devil with more than one hit was Chandler Todd who went 2-3 with a single, a double and an RBI… Smaltz took the win and Copeland the save… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-29-CHS_BB_vs_Daniel_PO …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-29-CHS_BB_vs_Daniel_PO_Scorebook … The Red Devils are now scheduled to host Eastside at 7:00 pm as long as the weather cooperates…. The team will now travel to Dorman tonight for a 7 pm game with the Cavaliers in a must-win situation… I hope to be able to keep you updated on that game as we broadcast the softball game tonight.
- Baseball: WW King 6 – Laurens Academy 5… Now doing some catching up on a Laurens Academy baseball score that I received over the weekend, the Crusaders finished their regular season last Thursday night with a 6-5 loss to the WW King Knights… The game went back and forth for the first 3 innings with the Knights scoring 2 runs in the fourth inning to go ahead and then hold on for the win… The Crusaders actually outhit the Knights 8-3 but just could not get the clutch hit when needed… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-28_BB-WW_King …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-28_BB-WW_King_Scorebook …. By the way it was Senior Night and the senior baseball players were honored (see photo)… The Crusaders finished their season with a 14-6 record and will start action in the SCISA Class A Playoffs today as they host the Jefferson Davis Raiders in a doubleheader starting at 4 pm… I have been asked to remind you that the cost of admission will be $7 per adult and $4 per student and that LA Booster Club passes will not be accepted as per SCISA rules.
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