Sports Report for Monday, 5-2-2016

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • 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.

CHS:

  • 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.

Laurens Academy:

  • 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 2016 Crusader Baseball SeniorsCrusaders 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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Sports Report for Friday, 4-29-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball… The PC baseball team had a pair of midweek games and unfortunately dropped them both… On Tuesday they traveled to Greenville to take on the Furman paladins and fell by a score of 8-6… Furman scored the winning runs in the eighth inning… For more information on this game, click here… The team returned to action on Wednesday afternoon as they hosted North Carolina A&T… Again the Blue Hose fell by two runs as they lost 5-3… For more details on this game, click here…  The Blue Hose return to action today as they host Longwood at 3 pm in the first of a 3-game series this weekend in Clinton.
  • Softball… The softball team was idle this week and will not return to action until next Saturday.
  • Women’s basketball… Back on Wednesday PC Athletic Director Brian Reese announced that Todd Steelman has been named the new women’s basketball head coach… He is only the seventh head coach in the program’s history… He is coming to PC from Maine where he has been an Associate Head Coach since 2012… For more information on Coach Steelman, click here. 

Local Sports Results:

LDHS: The Raider softball and baseball teams opened up play in the class AAAA playoffs last night and let’s cover those first…

  • Softball: Gaffney 4 – Laurens 1… The Raider softball team hosted the Gaffney Indians last night and lost by a score of 4-0… Two things stick out in this game… Gaffney’s pitcher Olivia Henson had some zip on ball and held the Raiders to just 4 hits while striking out 8 and walking none… The other thing is that the Raider defense was less than stellar as it committed at least 5 creditable errors… Gaffney scored single runs in the second and third inning and two in the sixth and they did that on 7 hits (plus the Raider errors)… CJ Ginn was the only Raider with more than one hit going 2-3… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-29_SB-Gaffney_PO  …. The Raiders will now face the Maudlin Mavericks who lost to Lugoff-Elgin 5-1 last night… Laurens will host that game at 7 pm tonight… The winner moves on and the loser packs the equipment until next season.
  • Baseball: Northwestern 10 – Laurens 4… The Raider baseball team traveled to Rick Hill to take on the Northwestern Trojans in the opening round playoff action…. Both teams scored a single run in the first inning and the Trojans took the lead with a single run in the fourth… The Raiders bounced back scoring 3 runs in the top of the fifth to take a 4-2 lead but Northwestern got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning to make the score 4-3 Raiders… The wheels fell off the bus for the Raiders in the bottom of the sixth inning when the Trojans but 7 runs on the board and held the Raiders scoreless in the seventh to take a 10-4 win… Errors plagued the Raiders all night as they had 7 of them including 2 in the crucial sixth inning… Northwestern got their 10 runs (only 4 of which were earned) on 11 hits while the Raiders produced their 4 runs on just 6 hits… Jared Cevetko was the only Raider with more than one hit going 2-3 with a single and a double… Ethan Jones took the loss… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-28_LDHS-BB_vs_Northwestern_PO  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard 2016-4-28_LDHS-BB_vs_Northwestern_Scorebook … The Raiders will travel to Lugoff-Elgin for a 7 pm contest tonight with the Demons who lost to Dorman last night 3-0… If I can get all the needed permissions, we will bring you that game here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com… If I can’t, then we will bring you the Raider softball game… I’ll put a posting on the news section of our website as soon as I know which.

 CHS:

  • Baseball… I have to admit that I made a mistake yesterday when I said the CHS baseball team was hosting Daniel yesterday at 7:30… The game is tonight… Remember cost is $5 and only SCHSL will be accepted as per SCHSL rules.
  • Tennis: Riverside 5 – CHS 1… I need to do some catching up with the Red Devil tennis team which held their last regular season match on Tuesday when the traveled to Riverside… The news her is not what I normally report with the tennis team as they lost only their second match of the season to Riverside by a score of 5-1…. Isaac MacMillan had the only win for Clinton in singles action… The Red Devils finish their season with a 13-2 overall record and 8-0 in region play… The team will be back in action next Tuesday at 5 pm as they host West Oak in the opening round of the playoffs.

Pros:

  • Braves 5 – Red Sox 3… The Braves broke their current 8 game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Red Sox in Boston… They travel to Chicago to start a series with the Cubs this afternoon at 2:20 pm.
  • Drive… The Drive were rained out last night.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-28-2016

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Tennis: Woodmont 5 – Laurens 2… The Raider tennis team traveled to Woodmont on Tuesday to take on the Wildcats and unfortunately they fell to the Wildcats by a score of 5-2… Carter Vincent took a win in singles action and the doubles team of Murphy Rush and Zy Jones took the other Raider win… The team will have its final regular season match today as they travel to Greenwood to take on the Eagles.

Playoff Action Today: The Red Devil baseball team and the Raider softball team will both be hosting playoff games tonight… The athletic directors have both asked me to remind you that admission will be $5.00 and ONLY South Carolina High School League passes will be accepted…  Now taking a look at those games plus the Raider baseball game.

  • Clinton hosts Daniel… The Clinton Red Devil baseball team finished their regular season with a 20-1 record and a perfect 10-0 record in region play to take the Region III-AAA championship and a #1 seed in the playoffs… They will be hosting the Daniel Lions who I believe finished 12 – 9 on the season and I know they finished 6-6 in Region I-AAA play to finish fourth in their region… First pitch is scheduled for 7:30.
  • Laurens host Gaffney… The Lady Raider softball team finished their season with a 16-10 overall record and 11-3 in region play to be the co-champions with Westside… The Raiders are seeded #2 and will host the Lady Indians of Gaffney at 6:30 this evening… Gaffney finished their season with a 14-9 overall record and third in Region III-AAAA with a 6-6 region record… A.D. Mark Freeze wants me to tell you that parking will be “up top” and the only ones that can park down on the field level are players, workers and those with a valid handicap permit… I hope you can make it to the game but if not we will be brining you the game here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.
  • Laurens at Northwestern… Now last but certainly no0t least, the Laurens Raider baseball team will be on the road as they travel to Rock Hill to take on the Northwestern Trojans… The Raiders finished their regular season with a 15-9 overall record and 8-6 in region play which means they finished fourth in the region and have a #4 seed… I could not find the Trojans overall record but they did finish first in Region III-AAAA with a 10-2 record… The game is scheduled to start 6:30 and while we are not broadcasting the game I hope to be able to bring you live updates on the game from Rock Hill… Good luck to all three of these teams!

Laurens County Speedway Results From last Saturday: Listed below are the top three finishers in each division main event in order of finish.

  • Crates…. Zack Mitchell, Larry Grube & Steve Bowie… Mitchell led start to finish.
  • Limited… Michael Smith, Bryan Addy & Chris Usry…. Smith picked up his second win of the season taking the lead early & never letting up.
  • Stock Thunder…. Bruce Barnett, Nate Grigg & Mark Anders… Barnett had to hold off Grigg to take the win at the end.
  • Stock…. Tim Collins, Bradley Lambert & Michael Hick…. Collins had to fight off Lambert the entire race.
  • FWD… Landon Mack, Travis Jamieson & John Smothers…. Mack started on the poll but got lots of pressure from Jamieson.
  • Hobby…. Bobby Tucker & Chris Lyons… This was a short 3-lap race that had only these two drivers and Lyons’ car broke down on the on the second lap.
  • Remember gates open at 6 pm and racing starts at 8 pm.

Pros:

  • Boston 9 – Braves 4… Atlanta now has an 8 game losing streak.
  • Delmarva 5 – Drive 3… Greenville is now 10-10 on the season.

Broadcast Notes: Real Radio 860 WLBG will be bringing you the following contest and as usual they will also be streamed on the internet at www.wlbg.com

  • Thursday April 28th as the Raider softball team host Gaffney in the first round of the playoffs starting at 6:30.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-27-2016

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Tennis: Easley 7 – Laurens 0… The Raider tennis team traveled to Easley last Thursday and try as they might the traditionally strong Green wave defeated the raiders 7-0.

Raider Playoff Schedule: Both games will take place tomorrow and start at 6:30… Only SCHSL passes will be accepted and cost of admission will be $5.00

  • Baseball… The raider baseball team will travel to North Western in Rock Hill… We will try to keep you updated during our broadcast of the Raider softball game.
  • Softball … Will host the Gaffney Indians at the LDHS softball field… We plan on broadcasting this game here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming it live on the internet at www.wlbg.com

CHS:

  • Soccer: Dixie 2 – CHS 1 (OT)… The Red Devil soccer team closed out its regular season yesterday with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Dixie Hornets on Senior Night… Clinton took the lead when Parker Duncan found Elvis Fitz at the top of the penalty area who then placed the ball in the net…  Dixie converted a penalty kick with 3 minutes remaining in the match to send the game to overtime… Dixie converted a free kick in overtime to win the match… Clinton finished the season with an 8-10 record overall and Dixie goes to 16-4… The Red Devils will be back in action in the AAA playoffs next Tuesday against an opponent yet to be determined.
  • Baseball: Clinton 6 – Ninety Six 5… The Red Devil baseball team closed out its regular season last night as they traveled to Ninety Six to take on the Wildcats… It was a game that saw seven lead changes but the last one was the most important as Taylor Bailey had a solo homer in the top of the sixth inning to lift the Red Devils to a 6-5 win over the Wildcats… The Wildcats took the early lead scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning but Clinton responded scoring 2 runs in the top of the second to tie the game… In that inning after 2 outs, the Wildcat pitcher hit two Clinton batters and then singles by Davis Cunningham and Aaron Copeland brought them in… Clinton added 2 more runs in the third on an RBI double by Charlie Craven who later scored on a passed ball… Ninety Six then tied the game with 2 runs in the bottom of the third… Both teams scored single runs in the fourth inning with the Red Devils picking theirs up on a leadoff double by Davis Cunningham who later scored on a sacrifice fly by Brayden Gibbs… Clinton then won the game on the solo homer by Taylor Bailey… The Red Devils had 9 hits in the game and Craven and Cunningham led the way with 2 hits each… Bailey also picked up the win in relief of Jeremy Simmons with Tristan Smaltz getting a save… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-26-CHS_BB_vs_Ninety_Six  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-26-CHS_BB_vs_Ninety_Six_Scorebook … The Red Devils finish the regular season with an outstanding 20-1 record and will host Daniel H.S. tomorrow at 7:30 in the opening round of the AAA playoffs.

Pros:

  • Red Sox 11 – Braves 4… The Atlanta Braves saw their season record drop to 4-16 on the season as they lost to the Boston Red Sox 11-4 last night in Atlanta…. They travel to Fenway Park tonight to start another 2-game set with Boston.
  • Delmarva 3 – Drive 1… The Greenville Drive were in Maryland last night taking on the Delmarva Shorebirds and the Shorebirds took a 3-1 win over the Drive dropping the Drive to 10-9 on the season… The teams will play again tonight in Maryland.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-26-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: PC host Liberty… This past weekend the Blue Hose baseball team hosted the Liberty Flames in Big South action and took 2 out of 3 from the Flames.. They lost Friday’s game 4-2 but then rebounded to take a 9-7 win on Saturday and then took the series win with a 9-8 win in 11 innings on Sunday… For more information, click on the individual game scores… The team will return to action tomorrow as they host the Furman Paladins in a 6 pm contest.
  • Softball Drops Three… Over the weekend the PC softball team hosted Longwood an the news is not as good as Longwood won all 3 games… The won a double header on Saturday by scores of 2-1 and 7-0… For more information on these games, click here… Then on Sunday Longwood completed the sweep of the Blue Hose as they took a 8-2 win… For more information, click here. 

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Softball: Laurens 7 – Hillcrest 2…. The Lady Raider softball team closed out its regular season last night with a 7-2 win over the Lady Rams of Hillcrest… The Raiders put 4 runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning and 3 in the third while allowing Hillcrest 2 runs in the sixth in route to the win…The Raiders had 9 hits in the game and Baylee Bragg, Bailey Gibbs and Mattie Cantrell each had 2 hits for the Raiders with one of Cantrell’s being a 2-run homer in the third… The win gave the Raiders a record of 16-10 overall and 11-3 in region play… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-25_SB-Hillcrest  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-25_SB-Hillcrest_Scorebook …  I do believe that the 11-3 region record means they tied Westside and the two teams are co-region champs… The Raiders will have a #2 seed and start playoff action this Thursday at home hosting Gaffney according to me sources… We will confirm that with the SCHSL brackets later today…. Congratulations to the Raider!
  • Baseball: TL Hanna 6 – Laurens 5… The Raider baseball team also finished their regular season last night at Ed Prescott Field and the news here is not as good as the Raiders fell to the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets 6-5… Hanna had a 5-0 lead as the Raiders went into the bottom of the third inning when Laurens finally got on the board with a single run… They added 2 more in the fourth to make it 5-3 but Hanna responded with their final run in the top of the fifth… The Raiders scored single runs in the sixth and seventh inning and had the bases loaded in the seventh with 1 run already scored and just 1 out but just could not get the clutch hit… That was the problem all night as the Raiders outhit Hanna 11-7 but left 16 runners stranded on base… Jared Cevetko and Ethan Jones led the Raiders at the plate both going 3-5 and Morgan French took the loss… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-25_LDHS-BB_vs_Hanna  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-25_LDHS-BB_vs_Hanna_Scorebook …  The Raiders finish the regular season 15-9 overall and 8-6 in region play which I do believe means they finished in fourth spot in the region… If that is the case they will be on the road traveling to Northwestern Thursday night to start the playoffs… Again I will have to confirm that today.Seniors 2016
  • Senior Night… Before the game the Raiders honored their 5 seniors and their parents… The seniors on this year’s team are Kiante Boyd, G.L. Compton, Kendevin Stenhouse, Thomas Jones and Graydon Hamby… My thanks to Ms. Jena Curry for the photo!

CHS:

  • Soccer: CHS 2 – Ware Shoals 1… The varsity soccer team survived a tough match with the Ware Shoals Hornets last night at Riegel Stadium and came away with a 3-1 victory…. Elvis Fitz and Jesus Gonzalez had the Red Devil goals… The Red Devils improved their record to 8-10 with the win… They will be back in action tonight as they host the Dixie Hornets on Senior Night.
  • Tennis: CHS 6 – Saluda 0… The Red Devil tennis team was also in action yesterday as they traveled to Saluda to take on the Tigers… Again there is good news for Red Devil fans as they took a 6-0 win over the Tigers… Five of the wins came in singles action where Isaac MacMillan, Robert Powell, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino and Alexander Windsor all took wins… Only 1 double match was played and in that the #2 doubles team of Bowen Tiller and Zack Bedenbaugh to a two-set win… The team improved their record to 13-1 on the season and will return to action tomorrow when they travel to Riverside.

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Sports Report for 4-25-2016

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Softball: Laurens 9 – Greenwood 1… Last Friday night the Raider softball team traveled to Greenwood to take on the y Eagles in region action… Good news as the Raiders took a 9-1 win advancing their record to 15-10 (10-3)… The Raiders scored 3 runs in the second inning and by the time the top of the fourth inning rolled around, they led 6-0… The bottom of the fourth is where the Eagles picked up their lone run… The Raiders got that run back in the top of the fifth inning and then added two more in the sixth to account for their runs… The Raiders scored their 9 runs on 11 hits and were aided by 3 Greenwood errors… CJ Ginn led the Raider offense going 3-4 with a 2-run homer… Bailey Gibbs also went 3-4 with a double and 3 RBIs… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-22_SB-Greenwood …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-22_SB-Greenwood_Scorecard …. The Raiders will have their final season game tonight as they host Hillcrest at 7:30 in varsity action.

CHS:

  • Soccer: CHS 2 – Union County 1… The Red Devils traveled to Union County Friday evening and battled to get a 2-1 victory of the Yellow Jackets to finish out their regular season region play… Parker Duncan and Elvis Fitz had the Red Devil goals… With the victory, the Red Devils finished 6-4 in Region III-AAA play, which gives them a 3rd place finish… They will play the 2nd place team in Region I-AAA on Tuesday, May 3rd… The Red Devils will finish up their regular season play on today, as they travel to Ware Shoals and then on Tuesday, April 26, when they play host to Dixie.
  • Tennis: Clinton 5 – Eastside 2…. Last Wednesday the CHS tennis team hosted unbeaten Eastside Eagles and handed them their first loss of the season… Isaac MacMillan, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino and Alexander Windsor all took wins in singles action… Clinton’s fifth win came off the racquets of the #1 doubles team composed of MacMillan and Powell.
  • Tennis: Clinton 7 – Union County 0… Catching up on some more Red Devil tennis action, the team traveled to Union County last Thursday and took a 7-0 win… Taking wins in singles action were Isaac MacMillan, Robert Powell, Tyler Trevino, Alexander Windsor and Ike Waldron… MacMillan and Waldron teamed up as the #1 doubles team to take a win as did the #2 doubles team of Bowen Tiller and Zack Bedenbaugh…  The Red Devils are now 12-1 overall on the season and a perfect 8-0 in region play and are the Region 3-AAA champions…. Congratulations to the team on another region championship! 

Laurens Academy:

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-22-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: PC 10 – NC A&T 6… Back on Tuesday the Blue Hose baseball team traveled to Greensboro, NC to take on the Aggies of North Carolina A&T… Good news here as PC upped its season record to 19-17 with a 10-6 win over the Aggies… Peter Johnson had a grand slam homerun in the first inning to put PC on the board first… For more information on this game, click here…  PC is scheduled to return to action today as they start a 3-game home series with Liberty.
  • Softball: PC 4 – Winthrop 1… The PC softball team was in action on Wednesday and they also took a win defeating the Winthrop Eagles 4-1 in Clinton…. Hope Rogers hit her 13th homerun of the season in the first inning… For more information on this game, click here… The team will host Longwood in a doubleheader tomorrow starting at 1 pm and then a single game on Sunday. 

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Softball: Woodmont 7 – Laurens 5… The Lady Raider softball team traveled to Woodmont last night for an important region game with the Lady Wildcats… As you may remember, the Raiders took a 5-3 win over the Wildcats at home on Tuesday… Last night the Wildcats turned the tables and took a 7-5 win over the Raiders… The Wildcats led 5-1 going into the top of the sixth inning when the Raiders put 4 runs on the board to tie the game… Unfortunately Woodmont responded with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning and the Raiders went down in order in the top of the seventh inning… The Raiders outhit the Wildcats 11-8 but they also committed 4 errors which aided the Wildcat cause… Bailey Gibbs, Rayven Writsel and Amber Aylesworth each had 2 hits to lead the Raiders at the plate… Rachel Delio took the loss… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-21_SB-Woodmont  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-21_SB-Woodmont_Scorebook … The team is scheduled to play at Greenwood tonight.

CHS:

  • Templeton Named Athletic Director… Yesterday it was announced thatTempleton Clinton native and CHS graduate Nickie Templeton has been name the new athletic director for CHS starting 7-1-16… She is currently the assistant A.D. at CHS… She is a PC graduate and played softball for the Blue Hose… Before taking the assistant A.D. position, she served as head softball coach… Congratulations to Ms. Templeton!
  • Baseball: Clinton 5 – South Pointe 0… The threat of bad weather today caused the CHS @ South Pointe game to be moved up 24 hours as the two teams got together last night In Rock Hill… Good news as the Red Devils completed their region schedule without a loss by taking a 5-0 win over the Stallions last night… Clinton put single runs on the board in the first and third innings and then added three insurance runs in the seventh to take the win… Clinton used 7 hits to produce those runs and were aided by a few Stallion miscues including 5 errors… Tristan Smaltz was the only Red Devils to get more than one hit going 2-4 with an RBI… Davis Cunningham picked up the complete game win allowing just 5 hits while striking out 9 and walking none… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-21-CHS_BB_vs_South_Pointe  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-21-CHS_BB_vs_South_Pointe_Scorebook  The Red Devils were scheduled to be at Ninety Six last night but that game has now been rescheduled for next Tuesday.
  • Golf: Red Devils Finish Second at Union… Yesterday the Clinton golf team traveled to Union for a three-way match with Broome and Union County…. Union finished first shooting a 170 and Clinton second with a 175… Broome finished third shooting a 189…. Harrison Fisher was match medalist shooting a 39… Other Red Devils scores were William Lollis 42, Karl Gustafson 43 & Blaine Crisp 51.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Crusaders 11 – Richard Winn 1… Last night the Crusader baseball team traveled to Winnsboro to take on the Eagles of Richard Winn Academy and they took an 11-1 win over the Eagles to clinch the region championship… Both teams scored a single run in the first inning and none in the second but the Crusaders scored 3 runs in the third & fourth inning plus 4 in the fifth to take the win…. The Crusaders had just 10 hits and were aided by 3 Eagle errors while Daniel Black picked up the complete game win giving up just 6 hits while striking out 3 and walking none… Will Price lead the team going 3-3 at the plate with 2 RBIs and Nick Johnson went 2-3 with a homer and 3 RBIs… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats:  2016-4-21_BB-Richard_Winn

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-21-2016

LDHS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 5 – Greenwood 0… The Laurens Raider baseball team took on the Greenwood Eagles last night at Ed Prescott Field as the two teams were trying to get a jump on potential bad weather on Friday when the game was originally scheduled to be played… This means that the two teams would play each other two night in a row and good news for Raider fans as they took a 5-0 win over the Eagles… The game was scoreless until the third inning when the Raiders scored a single run than added another run in the fourth and fifth innings to make it 3-0… They then added two insurance runs in the sixth and held the Eagles scoreless… The Raiders used 9 hits and a couple of Eagle errors to produce their 5 runs… Thomas Jones, Jalen Bragg and Ethan Jones all went 2-3 to lead the Raiders at the plate… Jared Cevetko picked up the complete game win scattering 5 hits while striking out 7 and walking none… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-20_LDHS-BB_vs_Greenwood  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-20_LDHS-BB_vs_Greenwood_Scorebook  … The Raiders have one game left in the regular season which will be Monday night when they host TL Hanna in a 6:00 pm contest.
  • JV Baseball: Greenwood 14 – Laurens 3
  • Golf: Raiders Finish Third in Three-Way Match… The Raider golf team hosted Woodmont and Easley last Tuesday and Easley took the win with a 155 while Woodmont finished second with a 160… The Raiders shot a 166 to finish third… Individual scores for Laurens were Johnathan Finley 39, Devon Freeman 40, Patton Crocker 41 and Cade Patterson 46… The Raiders are now 4-7 on the season and will travel to Easley today.
  • Tennis: Hillcrest 7 – Laurens 0… The Raider tennis team traveled to Hillcrest on Tuesday and fell to the Rams by a score of 7-0… Andrew Dominick and Murphy Rush lost their matches in three set tiebreakers.

CHS:

  • Golf: CHS 166 – Greer 188… On Tuesday the Red Devil golf team took on the Greer Yellow Jackets in Greer and shot their best score of the year as they defeated Greer 166 to 188… Harrison Fisher shot a 2 under par 34 to be the match medalist… William Lollis and Karl Gustafson both shot a 42 and Lawrence Coleman 48… Clinton closes out their regular season tomorrow when they host Broome and Union County
  • Tennis: CHS 6 – Lancaster 1… The CHS tennis team was also in action on Tuesday as they hosted Lancaster and the team continued its winning ways as they defeated the Bruins 6-1… The Red Devils scored solid wins in all the ingles completion as Isaac MacMillan, Robert Powell, Tyler Trevino, Alexander Windsor and Bowen Tiller all took wins… Clinton’s sixth win came from the rackets of the #1 doubles team of Ike Waldron and Robert Powell… The Red Devils are now 10-1 overall on the season and a perfect 7-0 in region play… The match was the last regular season home match and it was Senior Night…. Bowen Tiller, Daniel Moore & Zack Kennemore were recognized.
  • Soccer: Lancaster 6 – CHS 0… The soccer team traveled to Lancaster Tuesday and the Bruins were not very nice hosts as they took a 6-0 win over the Red Devils… The Bruins put the match away in the second half where they scored 5 of their goals… The Bruins kept the pressure on Clinton all night long as they had 29 shots on goal while limiting Clinton to 3… Jack Harkins had 15 saves in goal… The team is now 6-10 overall and 5-4 in region play and will have their final regular season match at Union this Friday.

Laurens Academy:

  • Softball: Crusaders 22 – Greenwood Christian 10… Catching up with the lady Crusader softball team from action on Tuesday, they took a whopping 22-10 win over Greenwood Christian at the L.A. softball field in 5 innings… The big inning for the Crusaders was the second when they put 10 runs on the board… Cassidy Crowder led the team going 3-4 driving in 2 of the runs…. Carmen McGee had a 3-run homer for the Crusaders and picked up the complete game win in the pitcher’s circle and did not give up a hit… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-19-SB-Gwd_Christian  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-19-SB-Gwd_Christian_Scorecard

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-20-16

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Softball: Laurens 5 – Woodmont 3… Last night the Lady Raider softball team hosted the Lady Wildcats of Woodmont in a key region game… Good news as the Raiders took a 5-3 win with Cassie Plaia driving in the winning runs in the bottom of the sixth inning… The Raiders trailed 3-2 going into the bottom of the sixth… Rayven Writsel drove in CJ Ginn to tie the game and then with 2 out Plia singled with two out to drive in the winning runs… The first inning ended with the two teams tied 1-1 and Laurens took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second… Woodmont jumped on top scoring 2 runs in the fourth inning making it 3-2 Wildcats and the score remained that way until the Raider sixth… The Raiders had 8 hits and Plaia and Jessica Bohlken led the team with 2 hits each… Rachel Delio picked up the win pitching 6 innings in relief of Elizabeth Aylesworth… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-19_SB-Woodmont  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard  2016-4-19_SB-Woodmont_Scorecard…. The team will play Woodmont again on Thursday at Woodmont and attempt to solidify their second place standing in the region behind region leading Westside.
  • Baseball: Laurens 6 – Greenwood 1… The Laurens Raider baseball team traveled to Greenwood last night and good news here as the Raiders took a 6-1 win breaking their 6 game losing streak… Greenwood scored their only run in the second inning on a solo homer by Drew Pridgen… It was only 1 o 2 hits that Eagles were able to get of Morgan French who took the complete game win striking out 4 and walking 1…. The Raiders scored single runs in the fourth and seventh innings but the big inning was the fifth when they put 4 runs on the board and batted around… In that inning, Ethan Jones had a 2-run homer and Thomas Jones had a 2-run single… Ethan Jones and Jared Cevetko each had 2 of the Raiders 9 hits… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-19_LDHS-BB_vs_Greenwood  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-19_LDHS-BB_vs_Greenwood_Scorebook …. The Raiders will return to action today as they host the Greenwood Eagles in a JV-Varsity doubleheader that was originally scheduled for this coming Friday.

CHS:

  • Baseball: Clinton 14 – Union County 2 (5)… Yesterday the Clinton Red Devil baseball team hosted the Union County Yellow jackets and the Red Devils steam rolled the Jackets 14-2 in 5 innings… Clinton put 6 runs on the board in the first inning and never looked back… Christian Smaltz was the team leader on both offense and defense as he had 3 of the Red Devils’ 17 hits and also picked up the complete game win striking out7 and walking 2 and giving up just 4 hits… Four other Red Devils had 2 hits each… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-19-CHS_BB_vs_Union  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-19-CHS_BB_vs_Union_Scorebook…The team improves its record to 18-1 overall and 9-0 in region play and have clinched the region championship.
  • Softball: Union County 16 – Clinton 0 (5)… The Red Devil softball team traveled to Union last night and the results were the opposite of the baseball game as Union took a 16-5 win in 5 innings… The Union scorekeeper says that Clinton managed only 3 hits in the game while Union had 20…

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Spartanburg Christian 12 – Crusaders 6…The Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Spartanburg Christian Warriors last night and they were just too nice a host as the Warriors took a 12-6 win over the Crusaders… The Warriors jumped on top 2-0 in the first and never trailed… They only had 9 hits in the game but the Crusaders made 5 errors which aided the Warrior cause… The Crusaders had 10 hits with Will Tindall, Nick Johnson and Will Price each getting 2 hits… Noah Stribling had only 1 hit but it was a solo homer… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats:2016-4-19_BB-Spartanburg_Christ.  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-19_BB-Spartanburg_Christ_Scorebook

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-19-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: PC goes 0-3 at Coastal… The Blue Hose baseball team traveled to Coastal Carolina and the trip was not as good as it could have been as the 19th ranked Chanticleers took all 3 games from PC…. On Friday they won by a score of 5-2, 4-2 on Saturday and completed the sweep of the Blue Hose on Sunday with a 12-3 win… For more information on these games, click on the scores…The team will be back in action today as they travel to Greensboro, NC to take on North Carolina A&T.
  • Softball: Blue Hose Drop 3 at Radford… The PC softball team was also on the road this past weekend and they also had a tough time as Radford took all three games… In a doubleheader on Saturday they lost 4-0 and 4-3 (click here for more information)… Then on Sunday Radford won by a score of 4-1 (click on score for more information)… The team returns to action tomorrow when they host Winthrop in a 3 pm contest.

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Tennis: LDHS 4 – Westside 3… Catching up on some Raider boys’ tennis, last Wednesday the team played five match tiebreakers in seven matches against Westside in Anderson, proving victorious in three and winning the overall competition 4-3… #1 Carter Vincent, #2 Andrew Dominick, and # 3 Remy Clark each captured wins in match tiebreakers while #4 Andrew Taylor triumphed in two sets, having pushed his opponent to a first-set tiebreaker (7-5) before gaining an easy 6-1 second-set win… Click on the following for more information on this contest and comments from Coach Corley: Westside_4-13-16
  • Tennis: Greenville 7 – LDHS 0… Then on Thursday last week the team traveled to Greenville to take on the Greenville Red Raiders… The Raiders won 7-0 but unfortunately it was the Red Raiders taking the win not our Laurens Raiders… For more information on this match and comments from Coach Corley, click on the following: Greenville_4-14-16
  • Golf: Lauren Finishes Second in Tri-Match… Last Thursday (4-14-16) the Raider golf team hosted TL Hanna and Westside at Lakeside CC and the Hanna won the match shooting a 175 while the Raiders finished second shooting a 179 and Westside third with a 193… Brady Cox of TL Hanna was the medalist with a 41.,, The team was 4-4 on the season at that point.

CHS:

  • Golf: CHS 171 – Mid-Carolina 172… Yesterday the Red Devil golf team hosted the Rebels of Mid-Carolina at Lakeside CC… It was a tight match but the Red Devils pulled out a 1 stroke win 171 – 172… Harrison Fischer was the match medalist with a 1 under par 35… Karl Gustafson shot a 43, Lawrence Coleman 45 and William Lollis 48.
  • Tennis: CHS 7 – Saluda 0… The Clinton tennis team hosted Saluda yesterday and they kept right on their winning ways taking a 7-0 win over the visiting Tigers… Isaac MacMillan, Robert Powell, Ike Waldron, Trevor Trevino & Alexander Windsor all had dominating wins in singles action… MacMillan an Powell teamed up as the #1 doubles team and they also had a one-side win as did the #2 doubles team of Bowen Tiller & Zach Bedenbaugh… The team is now 9-1 on the season and 6-0 in region play.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Crusaders 8 – Newberry 0… It is not often that a team can get only 4 hits in a contest and win 8-0 but that is just what the L.A. Crusaders did last Friday night when they defeated Newberry Academy at L.A…. The Crusaders were also aided by 3 Newberry errors, 9 walks, and a wild pitch or two as well a at least 1 hit batter… Meanwhile 3 Crusader pitchers scattered 7 hits while striking out 9 and walking 4… Will Price was the only Crusader to get two hits going 2-2 driving in 2 runs…. Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-15_BB-Newberry  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-15_BB-Newberry_Scorebook
  • Baseball: Crusaders 10 – Greenwood Christian 0… The Crusader baseball team was back in action last night as they traveled to Greenwood to take on the Greenwood Christian Hawks… Good news here as the Crusader bats got hot pounding out 11 hits as they took a 10-0 win… The Crusaders only led 4-0 going into the top of the sixth inning when the Crusaders iced the game putting 6 runs on the board… Noah Stribling led the Crusaders offensive attack going 4-4 with 3 doubles and a triple as well as 2 RBIs… Will Price picked up the complete game win giving up 6 hits while striking out 5 and walking none… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-18_BB-Greenwood_Christ  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-18_BB-Greenwood_Christ_Scorebook

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-18-2016

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Softball: Laurens 16 – Easley 8… The Laurens and Easley softball teams combined for 29 hits in a wild and wooly game at LDHS last Friday night but when the final out was recorded the Raiders had taken a 16-8 win and run their season record to 13-9 and region record to 8-2… Easley scored 2 runs in the first and second inning to go up 4-0 before the Raiders put 5 runs on the board in the bottom of the second to take a 5-4 lead… Easley came back in the third with 3 runs to go up 8-5… The Raiders took the lead in the bottom of the fourth scoring 3 runs and added 5 in the fifth and 3 in the sixth to take the win… Baylee Bragg went 3-3 and Mattie Cantrell 3-4 to lead the Raider’s14 hit attack… CJ Ginn and Bailey Gibbs were both credited with 4 RBIs…. Rachel Delio picked up the win… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-15_SB-Easley  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-15_SB-Easley_Scorebook … The team will be back in action tomorrow night as they host Woodmont on Senior Night… By the way, we plan on broadcasting that game here on Real radio 860 WLBG starting about 7:30.
  • Baseball: Easley 3 – Laurens 2 (8)… The Laurens Raider baseball team traveled to Easley to take on the region leading Green Wave and the Raiders fell in 8 innings to the Green wave by a score of 3-2… The Raiders scored first when they put their 2 runs on the board in the fourth inning… Morgan French singled to start the inning and Thomas Jones was then hit by a pitch… A bad throw then loaded the bases and then Jared Cvetko singled brining in French… Jones then scored during a double play accounting for the Raiders runs… The Raiders held that lead until the bottom of the seventh inning when the Green wave tied the game to send it into extra innings… In the eighth the Raiders were retired in order and in the bottom of the inning the Green Wave loaded the bases with no outs and then scored the winning run on a walk… Both teams had 6 hits and Graydon Hamby was the only Raider with more than one hit going 2-4… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-15_LDHS-BB_vs_Easley  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-15_LDHS-BB_vs_Easley_Scorebook… The Raiders travel to Greenwood tomorrow to take on the Eagles in a JV – Varsity doubleheader.

CHS:

  • Soccer: CHS 4 – Chester 0… The Red Devil soccer team hosted the Chester Cyclones last Friday night and won the match by a score of 4-0… The Red Devils controlled their match early and never let off the gas… The Red Devils were led by Sam Tiller and Parker Duncan, each tallying 2 goals apiece. Jack Harkins recorded 5 saves on the evening as well…. The team is now 6-9 on the season and 5-3 in the region… The varsity soccer team will be back in action on Tuesday, April 19, as they travel to Lancaster.
  • Golf: Clinton Finishes Second in Three-Way Match… Back on Thursday the Red Devil golf team traveled to Broome for a 3-way match that included Union County… Broome finished first wih a 181, Clinton second shooting 184 and Union third with a 186… Harrison Fisher was the match medalist with a 1 under par 36… William Lollis shot a 44, Karl Gustafson 49 and Lawrence Coleman 555

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-15-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: Furman 10 – PC 8… The Blue Hose baseball team did have one game postponed this week but did host Furman back on Wednesday night… Furman jumped out to a 10-0 lead after 3.5 innings and that was just too much for PC to come back from though they did try… That makes PC 18-14 on the season and if you want more info on this game, click here… The team will travel to Conway today to start a 3-game series with Coastal Carolina at 6 pm and at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Softball: Gardner-Webb 3 – PC 2…Yesterday the PC softball team took an early 2-0 lead over Gardner-Webb but could not hold it as the Running Bulldogs took a 3-2 win over the Blue Hose on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning…. For more information on this game, click here… The team will be on the road this weekend as they travel to Radford for a doubleheader starting tomorrow at 1 pm and a single game on Sunday at 1 pm.

Local Sports Results:

LDHS:

  • Softball: Laurens 10 – Greenwood 1… The Laurens Raider softball team hosted the Greenwood Eagles last night and the raiders improved their record to 12-9 overall and 7-2 in region play with a 10-1 win over the Eagles… The Raiders pounded out 14 hits and scored runs in every inning they came to the plate except the fourth… Three Greenwood errors aided their effort also… Bailey Gibbs led the Raiders at the plate going 3-5… Three other Raiders also tallied 2 hits each and they were Baylee Bragg, CJ Ginn and Elizabeth Aylesworth… Aylesworth started the game as pitcher and picks up the win with Rachel Delio pitching the last 3 innings… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats:  2016-4-14_SB-Greenwood …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-14_SB-Greenwood-Scorebook …. The Raiders will be back in action tonight as they host Easley and it will be not only Teacher Appreciation Night but also Diner on the Diamond as BBQ rip plates will be available for $10 each…. Make plans to come on out for some good eating!!

CHS:

  • Baseball: CHS 2 – Chester 0… First I want to catch up on one score from Wednesday night that I did not get the results on in time to get on yesterday’s sports report… The Red Devils hosted the Chester Cyclones in a game that was postponed by 24 hours because of weather issues on Tuesday… Good news as the Red Devils continued their winning ways by taking a 2-0 win over the Cyclones… The Red Devils put single runs on the board in the first and fourth inning… In the first, Aaron Copeland singled and was later driven in by an RBI double off the bat of Chandler Todd… In the fourth, Tristan Smaltz reached on a walk and was moved around the bases by a sacrifice bunt and then scored when Tyler Kelly singled… Each team had six hits and Chandler Todd led the team going 2-3 with a pair of doubles and the RBI… Tristan Smaltz picked up the win working 6 innings striking out 12 and walking only 2… Aaron Copeland picked up a save working the last inning…. Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-13-CHS_BB_vs_Chester  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-13-CHS_BB_vs_Chester_Scorebook
  • Baseball: CHS 1 – Abbeville 0… If you like a pitcher’s duel in a baseball game, then you should have been at CHS last night as the Red Devils hosted the Abbeville Panthers and took a 1-0 win… Davis Cunningham and two Abbeville pitchers allowed just 7 hits total in the game and Abbeville had four of them… The Red Devils only run came in the third inning when Tyler Kelly walked and was late brought in by a Braden Gibbs single… Cunningham went the distance on the mound and besides giving up the 4 hits he struck out 8 while walking only 1… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-14-CHS_BB_vs_Abbeville  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-14-CHS_BB_vs_Abbeville_Scorebook  …. The Red Devils are off until Tuesday next week when they host Union County in their last regular season home game.
  • Nichols Signs With PC… Yesterday Cassie Nichols signed a letter of intent to continue her education and play softball at PC…. Cassie is the daughter of PC Head Football Coach Harold Nichols and his wife Dee… Like many headed to college, she thought she wanted to play anywhere but close to home… However PC coach Britne Stubbs asked her to at least consider the Blue Hose… She did and decided that PC was for her… She is planning on majoring in political science and media with the hopes of one day becoming a sports journalist with one of the major sports networks like ESPN…. I did a video interview with her but my video editing program seems to have a bug in it and I will try to get that posted by Monday…. However if you would like to see photos from the signing ceremony, click on the following: Photos From Cassie Nichols Signing with PC …. Congratulations to Cassie!!

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: L.A. 12 – Shannon Forrest 1 (5)… The Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team ran their season record to 11-4 on the season last night as they defeated Shannon Forest 12-1 in Greenville… The Crusaders wasted little time taking control of the game as they put 4 runs on the board in the first inning and never looked back… They added 4 more runs in the third and 2 in both the fourth and fifth innings… The Crusaders had only 7 hits but were aided by 8 walks, a couple of balks and wild pitches as well as 2 S.F. errors… Will Price and Noah Stribling led the Crusaders with 2 hits each with Stribling getting a triple and 3 RBIs… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-14_BB-Shannon-Forest  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-14_BB-Shannon-Forest_Scorebook … The team will now host Newberry tonight at 7 pm.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-14-2016

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Baseball: Easley 4 – Laurens 1… The Easley Green Wave baseball team came to town last night to take on the Raiders at Ed Prescott Field sporting a 17-2 overall record and a 7-1 region record which had them first palace in Region !-AAAA… When they left they were still solidly in first place as they took a 4-0 win over the Raiders… The bottom line on this game is that the Raider bats were held to just one hit by Thomas Jones in the sixth inning… Easley pitcher Logan Chapman picked up the complete game win striking out 7 and walking 2… Morgan French took the loss pitching 5 ⅓ giving up 4 earned runs on 7 hits… Nick Howell finished the game for the Raiders… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-13_LDHS-BB_vs_Easley  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-13_LDHS-BB_vs_Easley_Scorebook … The Raiders will travel to Easley for a rematch tomorrow.
  • Softball: Laurens 6 – Hillcrest 0… Now there is better news where the Lady Raider softball team is concerned as they took a 6-0 win over the Lady Rams of Hillcrest last night up in Simpsonville… The Lady Raiders used 9 hits, 2 walks and 4 Ram errors to produce those 6 runs… The Raiders scored single runs in the first, second & fourth innings and put 3 on the board in the sixth to account for their scoring… Baylee Bragg went 2-3 and Bailey Gibbs went 2-4 to account for 4 of the Raider 9 hits… Raider pitchers Elizabeth Aylesworth and Rachel Delio combine to allow just 4 hits while striking out 3 and walking 3… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-13_SB-Hillcrest  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-13_SB-Hillcrest_Scorebook … The team will host Greenwood today in a game that can be heard here on Real Radio 860 WLBG starting at 7:30
  • Golf: Woodmont 164 – Laurens 175… On Tuesday the Raider golf team traveled to Bonnie Brae GC to face Woodmont… After a slight weather the teams were able to get the match in… Woodmont won the match by 11 strokes 164-175…  Scores for Laurens were Devon Freeman 45, Johnathan Finley 41, Patton Croker 42, and Brady Davis 47…. Afterwards Coach Jim Iacuone commented “I think the match came down to holes 5 through 7… Those three holes account for almost all of the difference in the teams’ scores…  Our regular season record is now 3-3. We host TL Hanna and Westside on Thursday.”

CHS:

  • Golf: CHS 168 – Newberry 189… Catching up with the Red Devil golf team, they hosted the Newberry Bulldogs on Tuesday… Good news as the Red Devils took a 168-189 win… Harrison Fischer was match medalist with a 2 over par 38… Other Red Devil scores were Karl Gustafson 42, William Lollis 43 & Lawrence Coleman 45
  • Terry to Coach in All-Star Game… It was recently announced that Red Devil softball coach has been chosen to coach in the upcoming North-South All-Star Game slated to take place in Aiken June 14-16… Including his time as coach at maudlin, this will be the first time Coach Terry has had the opportunity to do so… He will help coach a team of players chosen from the 3-A & 2-A ranks which will take on teams composed of [layers chosen from the 4-A & 1-A ranks… Congratulations to Coach Terry!

Broadcast Notes: Real Radio 860 WLBG will be bringing you the following contest and as usual they will also be streamed on the internet at www.wlbg.com

  • Thursday April 14th Raider softball host Greenwood   7:30
  • Tuesday April 19th Raider softball host Woodmont on senior Night    7:30
  • Friday April 22nd Baseball host Greenwood    7:30
  • Monday April 25th Raider baseball host TL Hanna    6:00

The local sports schedule for today includes:

LDHS:

  • Softball host Greenwood   5:30 / 7:30
  • Golf host TL Hanna & Westside   4:00
  • Tennis @ Greenville   5:00

CHS:

  • Baseball host Abbeville   6:00
  • Track host South Pointe   5:00
  • Tennis host Eastside   5:00
  • Golf @ Broome   4:00

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball @ Shannon Forest   5:00

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 Wednesday, 4-13-2016

Local Sports Results:

LDHS: No results reported as many contest postponed due to weather issues… Baseball rescheduled fo tonight with Raiders hosting Easley at 7 pm.

CHS:

  • Soccer: CHS 4 – Broome 2… The Red Devil soccer team traveled to Spartanburg yesterday to take on the Broome Centurions and came home with a 4-2 win… Parker Duncan led the Red Devils scoring 3 goals and Elvis Fitz had the remaining goal… Clinton had 18 shots on goal to Broome’s 11 and Jack Harkins had 7 saves in goal… The Red Devils are now 5-9 overall on the season and 4-3 in region action… The team returns to action Friday when they host Chester at 6 pm.
  • JV Soccer: CHS 1 – Broome 0… In JV action prior to the varsity match, Clinton took a 1-0 win over Broome with J.P. Snelgrove getting Clinton’s only goal.
  • Tennis: CHS 7 – Broome 0… The Red Devil tennis team continued its winning ways as it defeated Broome 7-0 at the CHS tennis courts yesterday… Isaac MacMilllan, Robert Powell, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino & Alexander Windsor all took wins in singles action… MacMillan and Powell teamed up to form the #1 Doubles team which also took a win as did the #2 doubles team of Bowen Tiller and Zach Bedenbaugh… The team is now 8-1 overall and 6-0 in region action.
  • JV Baseball: CHS 15 – Chester 1… Thomas Hellams was the winning pitcher… Sorry no other details.
  • Softball: Chester 9 – CHS 7… The Lady Red Devil softball team traveled to Chester yesterday and fought hard but fell to the lady Cyclones by a score of 9-7… Clinton trailed 9-4 going into the last inning when they rallied to put 3 runs on the board and had runners on third & second base when the Chester second baseman made a great play to end the game… Makayla Pearson went 2-3 in the game with one of those hits being a homerun… Kayleigh Pitts also was 2-3 drove in two of the runs in the seventh inning.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Crusaders 11 – Newberry 3… The Laurens Academy baseball team was back in action yesterday as they traveled to Newberry Academy to take on the Eagles… The Crusaders ran their record to 10-4 as they took an 11-3 win over the Eagles… The Crusaders used 11 hits, 7 walks and 4 eagle errors to get their 11 runs… The Crusaders jumped on top early scoring 2 runs in the first inning… Newberry tied the game 2-2 in the third inning but the Crusaders responded with 3 runs in the top of the fourth to regain the lead and never trailed after that… The sixth inning saw the Crusaders put they on ice as they scored 5 runs… Will Tindal, Will Price & Noah Stribling all had 2 hits each for the Crusaders… Will Price pitched 4 innings and picked up the win with Nick Johnson finishing the game…  Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-12_BB-Newberry  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-12_BB-Newberry_Scorebook
  • MS baseball: Crusaders 3 – Newberry 1… Sorry no other details.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-12-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: The Blue Hose baseball team played host to the Winthrop Eagles over the weekend and it was a successful one as PC won all 3 games… On Friday PC took a 4-3 win on a walk-off single, Saturday the score was 2-1 in a pitchers’ duel and then completed the sweep with a 9-3 win to improve their season record to 18-13 overall and 5-4 in Big South play… To see more details on these games, click on the score for the game you are interested in….  The team is now scheduled to take on NC Central today in Durham, Sc and then host Furman tomorrow at 3 pm.
  • Softball: The lady Blue Hose softball team was also at home this weekend as they hosted Liberty… The news is not quite as good as Liberty took 2 of 3 from PC… For a link to more information on these games, click here…. The team travels to Boiling Springs, NC to take on Gardner-Webb this afternoon. 

Local Sports Results:
CHS vs. LDHS Baseball:

  • Varsity: CHS 10 – LDHS 6… Round 2 of the county championship in baseball took place at CHS last night and in baseball varsity action the Red Devils took a come from behind 10-6 win over the Raiders to give them the season sweep… Laurens jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning chasing Clinton starter Taylor Bailey who recorded just 1 out and gave up the 6 runs on 3 hits & 3 walks with a couple of Red Devil errors aiding the Raiders… Jeremy Simmons then came in and limited the Raiders to just 3 hits the rst of the way and held them scoreless to get the win… The Red Devils started their comeback scoring 2 in the second inning and then tying the game with 4 in the fifth inning and then winning it with four more in the sixth… The Red Devils had 9 hits to the Raiders 6 and both teams had 3 errors aiding their opponent… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-11_LDHS-BB_vs_Clinton  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-11_LDHS-BB_vs_Clinton_Scorebook … Clinton goes to 15-1 on the season and Laurens falls to 13-6 and extended their losing streak to 4 games.
  • JV baseball: CHS 7 – LDHS 2… Sorry no other details

LDHS:

  • Softball: Laurens 12 – Hanna 2… The Laurens raider softball team traveled to Anderson yesterday and came home with a 12-2 win over region foe TL Hanna… The Raiders got off the bus and scored 5 runs in the first inning and never looked back as Elizabeth Aylesworth and Rachel Delio combined held Hanna to just 4 hits… The Raiders added 1 run in the second and 3 in both the fourth and fifth innings… The Raider bats pounded out 16 hits with CJ Ginn leading the team going 4-4 with one of the hits being a 3-run homer and a total of 4 RBIs… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-11_SB-Hanna  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard:2016-4-11_SB-Hanna_Scorebook

CHS:

  • Golf: Finishes Second @ Mid-Carolina… The Red Devils Golf team traveled to Prosperity yesterday for a 3-way match with Mid-Carolina and Newberry… Mid-Carolina finished first shooting a 166 while Clinton came in second shooting 175 and Newberry third with a 190… Harrison Fisher led the Red Devils shooting a 38 while Lawrence Coleman shot a 45, William Lollis & Karl Gustafson both had a 46.
  • Softball: CHS 3 – Abbeville 2…. The Lady Red Devil softball team had a good day yesterday as they defeated Abbeville 3-2 at Abbeville… Clinton trailed 1-0 in the top of the seventh inning when the squeezed 3 times in a row to plate 3 runs and go on to the win… Katie Roland picked up the complete game win… Cassie Nichols, Molly Scarborough and Kalen Richardson led the Red Devil offense getting a hit each.
  • JV softball: CHS 3 – Abbeville 3… The game ended in a tie due to the time limit… Sorry no other details.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Crusaders 9 – PAC 4… The Crusader baseball team picked up its ninth win of the season last night as they took a 9-4 win over PAC at The Academy… The Crusaders scored in each of the 7 innings played as they put up a single run in each of the 6 innings except the second where they scored 3 and the 2 in the fourth… Will Price lead the team at the plate going 4-4 and driving in 3 runs while Josh Urwick went 3-3 driving in 1 run… Daniel Black picked up the win going 6 innings with Noah Stribling finishing the game in relief… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-11_BB-PAC  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-11_BB-PAC_Scorebook

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-11-2016

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Baseball: Greenville 10 – Laurens 4… The Laurens Raiders traveled to Greenville last Friday night to take on the Greenville Red Raiders in Region 1-AAAA action for the second time in 2 days… As a reminder, Grenville took a 5-1 win at Ed Prescott Field on Tuesday night and I think Coach Dale Nelson and the rest of the team are glad that Greenville will not be in the region with Laurens next year as Greenville completed the regular season sweep of Laurens with a 10-4 win last Friday… Laurens scored the first runs of the game butting two on the board in the top of the first inning as Thomas Jones led off with a double and scored when Ethan Jones reached on a two-base error by the pitcher… Jones later scored himself on a wild pitch… Unfortunately Greenville put 3 on the board in the bottom of the first and never trailed again although Laurens did tie the game with a single run in the top of the third only to have Greenville score two in the bottom of the inning… Thomas Jones again scored in the third after getting on with a single and later scored again on a 2-base error by Greenville…. Greenville led 8-1 going into the sixth inning when Laurens picked up their last run when Jared Cevetko singled and later scored… Greenville added two in the bottom of the inning and Laurens went quietly in the seventh…. Laurens had only 4 hits in the game with Thomas Jones getting 2 of them… Greenville had 9 hits off 2 Laurens pitchers with Ethan Jones taking the loss… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-8_LDHS-BB_vs_Greenville  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard 2016-4-8_LDHS-BB_vs_Greenville_Scorecard ….  Laurens will return to action today as the team travels to Clinton to take on the red Devils who are 14-1 on the season and defeated the Raiders 2-1 earlier in the season…. The game will not be on the radio but I will tweet at the end of each half inning what is happening… Look for Mike Hughes @AM860Mike on twitter.

Pros:

Braves… The Braves hosted the Cardinals over the weekend..

  • Friday: Cards 7 – Braves 4… The Braves led 4-0 at the end of 3 innings of play but could not hold the lead as the Cardinals won 7-4 scoring the winning runs in the last 2 innings… The Braves offense struggled as they managed only 5 hits to the Cards 11… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Saturday: Cards 12 – Braves 2… Once again on Saturday the Braves’ offence was AWOL as it produced only 2 runs on 4 hits while the Cards banged out 14 hits which gave them 12 runs to take the win… For more information, click here.
  • Sunday: Cards 12 – Braves 7… The Braves held a 6-5 lead going into the top of the eighth inning yesterday as the cards scored 2 in the eighth and 5 in the ninth to a 12-5 win over the Bravos… Again bullpen problems are evident and the offense is lack-luster… For more information on this game, click here…. The Braves are now 0-5 on the season and will head to Washington to take on the Nationals in a 4-game series starting tonight at 7:05.

Greenville Drive… As you may or may not remember, the Greenville Drive started their season last Thursday with a 4-3 win over the Ashville Tourist at Flour Field… The two teams finished their 4-game series over the weekend.

  • Friday: Tourist 6- Drive 4… The Tourist bounced back Friday night and took a 6-4 win over the Drive… Ashville broke open a 0-0 game getting all 6 of their runs in the seventh inning and then went on to the win as Greenville could only muster 1 in the seventh and two in the eighth… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Saturday: Drive 5 – Tourist 2… The Drive then bounced back on Saturday to take a 5-2 win over the Tourist as they outhit them 13-7… Two of those hits were homeruns… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Sunday: Drive 7 – Tourist 4… Yesterday the two teams completed the series with the Drive taking a 7-4 win and running their record to 3-1 on the young season… The big inning for the Drive was the seventh inning when they put 4 runs on the board to take a 7-2 lead… The Drive had 14 hits to the Tourist 9 and again two of them were homeruns… For more information on this game, click here… The Drive remain at home for a 3-game series with the West Virginia Power starting tonight at 7:05.

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-8-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: PC 6 – USC Upstate 5… Back on Wednesday the PC baseball team traveled to Spartanburg to take on USC Upstate… PC scored one run in the first inning to take the early lead but by the time the ninth inning rolled around the Spartans held a 5-2 lead… PC then scored 4 runs in the ninth and then held the Spartans in the bottom of the inning to take a 6-5 comeback win… For more information on this game, click here… The Blue Hose will play host to the Winthrop Eagles this weekend with the first game today at 3 pm  then a 2 pm game tomorrow and a 1 pm game on Sunday.
  • Softball Splits Doubleheader with Gardner-Webb…  Also on Wednesday this week the PC softball team traveled to Gardner-Webb… The team came back home with a split as PC took the first game 4-0 but fell to the Running Bulldogs 6-3 in the second game… For more information on these games, click here… The team will also be hosting a weekend series as Liberty comes to town for a doubleheader starting at 1 pm tomorrow and 1 pm game on Sunday.
  • Other Sports… Now other sports are in season at PC and you can catch up with them and anything else related to PC athletics at www.gobluehose.com.

Pros:

  • Drive 4 – Asheville 3… The Greenville Drive kicked off their season last night with a 4-3 over the Ashville Tourist at Flour Field… The Drive used 7 hits to produce their 4 runs and put a pair of runs on the board in the bottom of the seventh inning then held the Tourist to take the win… For more information on this game, click here… The Drive continue their home stand throughout this weekend.
  • Braves… The Braves were off last night and will start a 3-game series with the Cardinals tonight at Turner Field. 

Laurens County Speedway Results from Last Saturday: Last Saturday was the first night of racing this season so let’s recap the top 3 finishers in each division.

  • Limited… Michael Smith finished first and the next two across the finish line were Billy Rushton & Frankie Coates.
  • Crates… Dale Timms won the pole here and led from start to finish… Stevie Bowie finished second and Goose Calvert third.
  • Hobby… Bobby Tucker won the main event in the Hobby Division, with Chris Lyons taking second and Lucas Motte finishing third… Tucker also led wire to wire but had to hold off Lyons at the end.
  • Stock Thunder… This is a new division this season and Tinker Roberts took the inaugural win… Mark Meadows was second & Eric Gossett third.
  • Stock 4… T.J. Baker took home the main event jumping out to the lead early… Tim Collins was the second driver to take the checkered flag and Joe Gibson the third,
  • FWD… After the second attempt to start the main event T.J. Hill took finished first… He did not take the lead until about half way through the race then fought off the challengers…  Landon Mack and defending series champion Andrew Patterson finished second and third in that order. 

Local Sports Results:

  • Laurens baseball @ Greenville

College Notes: The baseball schedules for Clemson and Carolina for this weekend are:

  • Clemson…  The 22-7 / 7-5 Tigers will be in Durham this weekend for a 3-game series with the Duke Blue Devils with the first game tonight at 6 pm the games on Saturday & Sunday starting at 1 pm.
  • South Carolina… The Gamecocks are 25-5 on the season & 7-2 in SEC play will be hosting the Volunteers of Tennessee… Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7 pm.. Tomorrow’s game should start at 4 pm and Sunday’s at 1:30… all three games are scheduled to be shown on the SEC Network I believe.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-7-2016

Local Sports Results:

CHS:

  • Baseball: CHS 8 – Lancaster 1… The Red Devil varsity baseball team traveled to Lancaster yesterday to take on the Bruins in region action… The ride back was a happy one as the Red Devils took an 8-1 win running their season record to 14-1 and their region leading record to 7-0… The Red Devils got on the board first when they put 5 runs on the board and would need no more as Davis Cunningham picked up the complete game win scattering 7 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 8 and walking just 2…. In that big 2nd inning, the Red Devils used a walk, a double, two Bruin errors and a 2 RBI single by JP Duncan to produce those runs… The Red Devils put 2 more runs on the board in the fourth inning and one in the sixth inning… Lancaster’s only run came in the sixth inning but it was too little too late… Clinton had 9 hits in the game with Brayden Gibbs going 3-4 with a double and 2 RBIs… JP Duncan was close behind going 2-4 with a single and a triple and 2 RBIs also… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-6-CHS_BB_vs_Lancaster …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-6-CHS_BB_vs_Lancaster-Scorebook … The Red Devils will now host the Laurens Raiders next Monday in a JV / Varsity double header.

Pros:

  • Nationals 3 – Braves 1…. The Atlanta Braves finished their short 2-game series with the Washington Nationals last night in Atlanta and the Braves fall to 0-2 on the young season as the Nationals took a 3-1 win…. The Braves jumped on top 1-0 in the fourth inning but could not hold the lead as the Nationals struck for 3 runs in the seventh inning and blanked the Braves the rest of the way… For more on this game, click here….. The Braves have tonight off before they start a series at The Ted with the Cardinals tomorrow night.
  • Greenville Drive… Well for you Greenville Drive fans the wait is over as they kick off their season tonight with a 7:05 game hosting the Ashville Tourist up at Flour Field… This is the first game of a 6 game home stand to start the season.

College Notes:

  • Baseball D-I USA Today Coaches’ Poll… The latest USA Toady Coaches Poll for D-I college baseball has Texas A&M holding down the top spot… Spots 2-5 are held by Miami (Fl.), Florida, Vanderbilt and Louisville… Spots 6-10 are held by South Carolina, Oregon State, Florida State, Texas Christian and UNC…. Clemson checked in at #22… To see the entire poll, click here.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-6-2016

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Baseball: Greenville 5 – Laurens 1… The Laurens Raider baseball team hosted the Greenville Red Raider team in region action last night at Ed Prescott Field… Laurens scored 1 run in the bottom of the first inning but the wheels came of the Laurens bus in later innings as Greenville took a 5-1 win… Laurens got 3 of their 6 hits off Greenville pitcher Carson Spiers in the first inning with Thomas Jones scoring on an error by Greenville… After that the Laurens offense went cold with Graydon Hamby getting 2 of the raiders 6 hits… Greenville scored 1 run in the fifth inning and then 2 in the the sixth and seventh inning to take the win… Morgan French took the complete game loss giving up the 5 runs on 9 hits while striking out only 1 and walking 1… Uncharacteristically, Laurens also had 4 errors which helped Greenville… Click on the following for the game’s box score and some player stats: 2016-4-5_LDHS-BB_vs_Greenville  …. Click on the following for the game scorecard: 2016-4-5_LDHS-BB_vs_Greenville_Scorebook …. Laurens falls to 13-4 on the season and 6-2 in region play… They will travel to Greenville this Friday for a rematch with the Red Raiders.
  • JV Baseball: Greenville 10 – Laurens 1…. In JV action prior to the varsity game, the Greenville Red Raiders took a 10-1 win over Laurens… The JV bats were cooler than the varsity as they managed only 2 hits with Devon Hubner and Peyton Nelson getting those 2 hits… According to the schedule I have, the JVS will be back in action today as they travel to Emerald for a 6 pm contest.

College Notes:

  • Connecticut Wins Women’s Championship… Last night the Lady Huskies became the first-ever Division I women’s team to win four consecutive championships with an 82-51 win over Syracuse… This was the 11th championship for the school putting them in a class by themselves and worthy of comparison with the UCLA basketball teams under the legendary coach John Wooden… Breanna Stewart once again garnered the Most Outstanding Player Award for the fourth time in her four year career… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Ronny Fisher Named Head Coach at Campbell…. Yesterday it was announced that the lady Blue Hose basketball team will be in need of a new head coach as Ronny Fisher accepted the same position at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC… Coach Fisher was the sixth women’s basketball coach at PC and is second on the PC’s all-time list for wins with 97… Fisher was the head coach at PC for 8 years and was the Big South Coach of the Year in the 2012-13 season… For more information on this story, click here.

Broadcast Notes: Real Radio 860 WLBG will be bringing you the following contest and as usual they will also be streamed on the internet at www.wlbg.com

  • Tuesday April 12th Raider baseball host Easley    6:00
  • Thursday April 14th Raider softball host Greenwood   7:30
  • Friday April 15th Raider Softball host Easley on Teacher Appreciation and Diner on Diamond Night   7:30
  • Tuesday April 19th Raider softball host Woodmont on senior Night    7:30
  • Friday April 22nd Baseball host Greenwood    7:30
  • Monday April 25th Raider baseball host TL Hanna    6:00

The local sports schedule for today includes:

LDHS:

  • JV baseball @ Emerald   6:00

CHS:

  • Baseball @ Lancaster   6:00

This & That:

  • A note from the City of Laurens Park and Recreation Department… The Laurens City tennis courts will be closed until later this month because of resurfacing going on of the courts.

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, 4-5-2016

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: The PC baseball team was in action this past weekend up in Ashville taking on the UNC-Ashville Bulldogs in a 3-game series… In the first game on Friday the Bulldogs took a 7-4 win in spite of Weston Jackson going 2-3 in the game… On Saturday the Blue Hose rebounded to take a 13-8 win over the Bulldogs… Ryan Hicks led the Blue Hose going 3-4 with a pair of homeruns and a double…. In the rubber game of the series on Sunday, the Bulldogs took the series 2-1 with a one-sided 22-9 win over the Blue Hose… Weston Jackson again led the Blue Hose offense going 3-5 with a homerun…. To see more details on each of these games, click on their scores… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to USC Upstate for a 6 pm contest.
  • Softball: The Lady Blue Hose softball team was also in action on Saturday and Sunday as they traveled to Buies Creek, NC to take on Campbell… On Saturday they played a doubleheader and PC took game one by a score of 7-5… Campbell rebounded in the second game and took the second game by a score of 2-0 in a game where PC managed only 1 hit to Campbell’s 4… For more information on these two games, click here… In the third and deciding game of the series on Sunday, PC took a 4-1 win to run their season record to 19-15 / 5-3…. For game details, click here…. The team will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Boiling Springs, NC to take on the Running Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb in a doubleheader starting at 4 pm.

Local Sports Results:
LDHS:

  • Softball: Strom Thurmond 16 – LDHS 3… Yesterday I told you about the Laurens Raider softball team and their participation in the Triple Crown Tournament down in Aiken on Saturday… I did not know the score of the last game played by the Lady Raiders in that tournament at that time but I do now… The Raiders fell to the Rebels of Strom Thurmond by a score of 16-3… Sorry no other details on this game… The team is now 9-9 / 4-2 on the season and returns to action next Monday when they travel to Hillcrest.

Pros:

  • Washington 4 – Braves 3 (10)… The Atlanta Braves opened their season yesterday in at Turner Field with a 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals in 10 innings… Daniel Murphy doubled in the 10th inning for the Nationals driving in the go ahead run and he also homered earlier in the game… Click here for more information on the game… The Braves take the night off before finishing the short series with the Nationals on Thursday night..

College Notes:

  • Villanova 77 – UNC 74… Well if you are just coming out of a coma or back from the moon I’ll tell you that Villanova took a 77-74 win over North Carolina to win the NCAA Men’s D-I Basketball Championship last night…. The game was a decent one form a fan’s perspective with the underdog Wildcats leading most of the way… The Tarheels tied the game with 4.7 seconds left on Marcus Page’s 3-point shot but that was about 4.5 seconds too early as the Wildcat’s Kris Jenkins hit a 3-pointer of his own to give the Wildcats a 77-74 winand their first national championship since 1985… Yes I’m sure you all had Villanova winning it all on your brackets….. right.
  • Women’s Championship Tonight… Also a reminder that tonight #4 seeded Syracuse will be taking on UConn at 8:30 for the women’s D-I basketball championship…UConn will be their for the fourth consecutive year and if you remember it was Syracuse that eliminated the Lady Gamecocks a few days ago,,  That game starts at 8:30 and can be seen on ESPN I believe

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