Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-26-2017

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 4 – TL Hanna 2… The Laurens Raider baseball team hosted the TL Hanna Yellow jackets in first round playoff action last night at Ed Prescott Field… The Raiders got off to a good start in the playoffs as they took a4-2 win over the Jackets… The Jackets threatened in the first inning as they loaded the bases but the Raiders and starting pitcher Ethan Jones were able to work out of the jam as Hanna failed to score… Hanna got on the board first picking up 2 runs on a pair of singles, a walk and a Raider error… The Raiders got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning as Layton Mahon led the inning off with a single and then later scored on a fielder’s choice and the score stood 2-1 Hanna… The Raiders took the lead in the fifth inning plating 3 runs after two outs… There were 4 singles in the inning and a Hanna error that sunk the Jackets… Ethan Jones picked up the win going 6⅔ innings with Jarred Cvetko getting the save… The Raiders had 9 hits with Cvetko, Jones and Jalen Bragg getting 2 hits each… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-25-BB-PO-Hanna… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-25-BB-PO-Hanna-scorebook… The Raiders will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Boiling Springs… The Bulldogs defeated Clover last night 9-0 and are the higher seed… More about this game tomorrow.
  • Softball… The Raider softball team completed their region regular season last night as they made up two games with the Wade Hampton Generals at LDHS… If the Raiders won both of the games they would claim the region championship for the fourth consecutive year… Game 1: Raiders 11 – Generals 1 (5)…. In game 1 the Raiders wasted little time in taking charge as they put 6 runs on the board and 5 more in the second as they went on to defeated the Generals 11-1 in 5 innings… The Raiders got their 11 runs on 8 hits and a couple of General errors… Ansley Nelson was the only Raider to het more than 1 hit as she went 2-2 but Mattie Cantrell’s hit was a two-run homer in the first inning… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-25-SB-WH_Gm-1… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-25-SB-WH_Gm-1-scorebook  … Game 2: Raiders 13 – Generals 3… The Raiders completed the sweep of the Generals as they won the second game of the doubleheader 13-3 thus claiming the region championship… The Raiders led 6-1 going into the sixth inning when they broke the game open putting 6 runs on the board and adding another in the seventh… The Raiders had 10 hits and 4 General errors did help their cause… Mattie Cantrell went 3-4 on the night and had 2 RBIs… CJ Ginn managed to pick up 2 hits both of which were homers… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-25-SB-WH_Gm-2… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-25-SB-WH_Gm-2-Scorebook … The Raiders will start playoff action tomorrow by hosting the Westside Rams at a time yet to be announced.

 CHS:

  • Baseball: Camden 5 – Clinton 0… The Clinton Red Devil baseball team traveled down to Camden yesterday to take on the Bulldogs in opening round play of the Class-AAA playoffs…The ride back home most likely seemed to take a little longer as the Bulldogs took a 5-0 win over the Red Devils… The Bulldogs jumped on top scoring two runs in the bottom of the first on 3 hits and an error… They added three more runs in the third as they strung together 4 hits and a couple of walks… The Red Devils only advanced a runner to third one time in the game as their bats were on the cool side getting only 5 hits… Matt Thomas was the only Red Devil to get more than one hit as he went 2-3… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-25-BB-CHS-PO-Camden… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-25-BB-CHS-PO-Camden-scorebook… The Red Devils will travel to Pendleton tomorrow in an elimination game.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball Postponed… The L.A. Crusader baseball team was schedule to host Richard Winn yesterday in a game that was rained out Monday… However the field was still too wet at L.A. so the will try again today to get the contest in as well as the Senior Night festivities.

MLB:

  • Braves Postponed… The Braves and the Mets were unable to play their game last night in New York because of the weather.
  • Drive 5 – Greensboro 1… The Greenville Drive took a 5-1 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers last night at Flour Field… For more information on this game, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-25-2017

PC Notes:

  • Softball… The Blue Hose softball team hosted Radford this past weekend in a 3-game Big South series… On Friday Radford took a 2-1 win over PC… The two teams then played a double header on Saturday and in the first game PC took a 4-3 win… In the second game Radford took a 1-0 win to take the series 2 games to 1… To see more details on each of these games, click on their score… Tomorrow the team will travel to Greensboro, NC to take on UNC-G.
  • Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team was at home also this past weekend as they hosted Big South opponent High Point in a 3-game series… On Friday the Blue Hose started the series off with a bang as they took a 13-1 win over the Panthers… In order to avoid the rain on Sunday they played a doubleheader on Saturday… PC dropped the first game by a score of 3-2 and also lost the second game as the Panthers reversed the Friday score taking a 13-1 win over the Blue Hose… To learn more about each of these games, click on their score…. The team travels to Durham, NC tomorrow to take on the Duke Blue Devils.

Local Sports Notes:

Postponements and Playoffs… Well as you can imagine if the event was to be held outdoors yesterday it was postponed due to the heavy rains unless it was a swimming or kayaking… Also playoffs begin today in baseball and both Clinton & Laurens baseball teams made the playoffs..

Postponements:

  • Raider softball… The doubleheader with wade Hampton which was scheduled for yesterday is now scheduled for today…. First pitch is supposed to be at 5:30… If the Raiders defeat the Generals in both games the region crown returns to Laurens for the third consecutive year.
  • Laurens Academy… The Crusader baseball game with Richard Winn at Laurens Academy that was scheduled for yesterday had to be postponed and is now scheduled for today…. It is also Senior Night and those activities will start at 5:45 pm.

Playoffs:

  • Clinton… The Red Devils finished 4th in region III-AAA and will face the Camden Bulldogs today at 6:30 down in Camden, SC… The Bulldogs finished first in Region IV-AAA with a 7-1 region record and the best I could find on them overall was 10-9… For those of you going down who have smart phones and other GPS devices, the school’s physical address is: 1022 Ehrenclou Dr, Camden, SC 29020… The winner of this game will play the winner of the Pendleton at Powdersville game on Thursday while the loser plays the loser of that same game on Thursday.
  • Laurens… The raiders finished second in Region II-AAAAA and will host a former region opponent the TL Hanna Yellow Jackets tonight at 6:30 at Ed Prescott Field… Hannah finished third in Region I-AAAAA with a 6-6 region record and I believe they were 14-9 overall… The winner of this game will move on the play the winner of the Clover at Boiling Springs game on Thursday while the loser will face the loser of that game.

LDHS:

  • Golf Team Finishes Fourth… Last Thursday the raider golf team was involved in a match with JL Mann, Wade Hampton and Hillcrest… Mann won the match with a 155, Wade Hampton was second with a 167, Hillcrest third with a 169 and the raider finished fourth shooting184… Match medalist was Ian Faulconer of JL Mann with 2 under 34… Johnathan Finley of LDHS was tied for second with 1 over 37… Patton Croker of LDHS was fourth with 2 over 38… Other scores for Laurens were Preston Mahon with 54 and Jason Rogers with 55.
  • Tennis: Riverside 6 – Laurens 0… Last Friday the Raider tennis team traveled to Riverside for their final region match against the Warriors who are #2 in Region 2-AAAAA. Riverside plays quality tennis and made lots of great shots and kept the Raiders playing defensively as the Raiders fell 6-0… Although the score doesn’t show it, the guys have played hard this year and have improved during every practice and match… In exhibition play we were able to get most of the non-starting players in for some quality match play. With some off season work, the Raider program has the chance to improve for next year. This region is tough and it is our goal to improve every year. This group of Raiders is filled high-quality young men who have represented LHS well.

MLB:

  • Braves: Just as I predicted yesterday, the Braves did not lose last night (because they were off) and will start a 3-game series with the Mets tonight in New York…. That means they will most likely lose tonight… Oh well.
  • Drive 5 – Greensboro 3… The Greenville Drive started a 3-game series up in Greensboro, NC last night with the Grasshoppers and they started it on a positive note as they took a 4-3 win… For more information on this contest, click here.

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-24-2017

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

  • Softball: Laurens 11 – Mauldin 1 (5)… Last Friday night the Raider softball team hosted the Mauldin Mavericks in a region game that might have decided who will claim the region crown… The Raiders and Mauldin were tied in region loses and if the Raiders defeated them and the wade Hampton Generals this afternoon the will claim the crown… Well the Raiders did take an 11-1 win in five innings so all they need to do is defeat the Generals today to be #1… The Raiders put 4 runs on the board in the second inning and Mauldin would never recover… The Raiders all but put the game away in the fourth inning putting 5 runs on the board to take a 10-1 lead… Mattie Cantrell had the big hit in the inning as she had a 3-run homer her second in as many games… CJ Ginn drove in the winning run in the bottom of the fifth inning scoring Baily Gibbs to give the Raiders the 11th run and ending the game on the 10-run rule… The Raiders had 11 hits in the game and were led at the plate by Octavia Johnson who went 3-3 with a double… Rachel Delio picked up the complete game win giving up the one earned run on 4 hits while striking out 2 and walking 1… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-21-SB-Mauldin… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-21-SB-Mauldin-scorebook… The Raider host Wade Hampton in a double header starting at 5:30 today (weather permitting) and we plan on brining you all the action in the second game only.
  • Baseball: Laurens 11 – Greenwood 10… The Raider baseball team was in action last Saturday night as the hosted the Greenwood Eagles in their last regular season game at Ed Prescott Field… The Raiders had already clinched second place in the region and the Eagles were winless in region action which made them dangerous as they had nothing to lose in their final region game… The Raiders did manage to pull out an 11-10 win as Layton Mahon had a 2-0 out bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Jalen Brag form third and give the Raiders the walk-off win… The two teams combined for 25 hits with the Raiders getting 13 of them and they also combined for 9 errors with Greenwood having 5 of them and some of those errors did lead directly to scores by both teams… The Raiders led 3-2 going into the 4th inning when Greenwood scored 3 and added 3 more in the 6th to go up 8- 3… The Raiders responded with 5 runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game 8-8… In the top of the 7th the Eagles scored two and Raiders did get three runs in the bottom of the 7th with Mahon getting the winning hit… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-22-BB-Greenwood… For the game’s scorecard click on the following… 17-4-22-BB-Greenwood-scorebook  The Raiders will host TL Hanna in first round playoff action tomorrow at 6:30.

CHS:

  • Baseball: Chapman 5 – Clinton 4… The Clinton Red Devils hosted the Chapman Panthers last Friday night in their last regularly scheduled home game and it was Senior Night… Chapman had already clinched the #2 spot in the region and the Red Devils needed to win to clinch the #3 spot… Chapman jumped on top by plating 3 runs in the top of the first and adding single runs in the second and third innings to take a 5-0 lead… In true Red Devil fashion the team did not give up and plated 3 runs in the bottom of the third to make the score 5-3… Clinton added another run in the fourth but just could not complete the comeback as they fell 5-4…. Clinton outhit Chapman 8-6 and also made one more error than Chapman (4-3) with at least one of those errors leading to a Panther score…   Dakota Webb led the Red Devils at the plate as he went 2-4 with a double… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-21-BB-CHS-Chapman… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-21-BB-CHS-Chapman-scorebook … The loss puts Clinton and Woodruff tied for third / fourth with region records at 5-5 and weather permitting they are supposed to play at Woodruff today to determine who finishes third and finishes fourth… First pitch is scheduled for 6:30… Wither way the Ref Devils are supposed to be on the road tomorrow in first round playoff action.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Brashier Middle College 10 – LA 3… No further details on this game.

 

MLB:

Braves: The Braves were in Philadelphia over the weekend for a 3-game series with the Phillies… The Phillies swept the Braves by taking a 4-3 win on Friday, another 4-3 win on Saturday and a 5-2 win on Sunday… That means the Braves have a losing streak of 6 games but will not lose tonight as they are off before they begin a 3 game series tomorrow in New York with the Mets… For more details on these games, click on their scores.

Drive: The Greenville Drive completed (almost) their 4 game series with the Rome Braves this weekend… As you may remember they lost to Rome 6-1 on Thursday night… On Friday the Braves took a 7-4 win over the Drive but the Drive rebounded to take a 3-2 win on Saturday… Sunday’s game was postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on 5-29-17…. For more details on these games, click on their scores… The Drive will start (weather permitting) a 3-game series with Greensboro at Flour Field tonight at 7:05.

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-21-2017

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: Furman 11 – PC 6… The Blue Hose baseball team traveled to Furman on Tuesday and the Paladins defeated PC 11-6… For more information on this contest, click here…. Starting this afternoon at 3:00 pm the Blue Hose will be hosting High Point in a 3-game series this weekend…
  • Softball… The PC softball team had no mid-week games but they also will be at home starting today at 4:00 pm as they start a 3-game series with Radford.
  • Football… The PC campus will really be hoping tomorrow because in addition to the baseball and softball teams having home contest the football team will be concluding its spring practice with the annual Blue-White Spring Game at Bailey Memorial Stadium starting at 11:00 am… Admission is free and if you want more details about this game, click here.

Local Sports Notes:
LDHS & CHS…The Raider and Red Devils faced off against each other last night with the softball teams playing at Laurens and the baseball teams playing at Clinton.

  • Softball: Laurens 14 0 Clinton 4 (5)… In softball action the Raider defeated the Red Devils 14-4 in 5 innings… Clinton came out and put 2 runs on the board in the top of the first inning but the Raider responded with 6 in the bottom of the inning and went on the win 14-4 in 5 innings… Kalen Richardson led the Red Devils at the plate getting 2 of their 6 hits and one of her hits was a double… The Raider were led by Cassy Plaia and Mattie Cantrell who each recorded 3 of the Raider 16 hits and one of Cantrell’s was a 3-run homer… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-20-SB-Clinton… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-20-SB-Clinton-scorecard …. The Raider will host Mauldin today in a very important region game and we will broadcast the varsity game about 7:30… Now the Clinton Red Devils learned last night that they will have to extend their season one more game as Chapman defeated Newberry last night creating a tie for fourth place in their region… Chapman and Clinton will play for fourth place (and a spot in the upcoming playoffs) tonight at 6:00 pm at Woodruff high schools… Red Devil fans and Raider fans need to come out and support their teams tonight in very important games!
  • Baseball: Laurens 6 – Clinton 2… In the baseball game at Clinton the Raiders were victorious by a score of 6-2… After one inning of play the Red Devils led 2-1 but Laurens but 3 runs on the board in the top of the third inning and held the Red Devils scoreless the rest of the way while they added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings… The Red Devils had 5 hits with Charlie Craven getting 2 of them to lead the team… The Raider had 9 hits and both Ethan Jones and Jalen Bragg had 2 each… One of Jones’ was a solo homer in the first… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following:  17-4-20-BB-Clinton-scorebook… For the game’s scorecard click on the following:  17-4-20-SB-Clinton-scorecard … The Red Devils will host Chapman tonight and the Raider will host Greenwood Saturday night and both are very important region games for each team… We plan on broadcasting the Greenwood game tomorrow night and see my sports report for important information about it.
  • JV Softball & Baseball… In JV softball action, Clinton took a 10-5 win over Laurens but in JV baseball action Laurens took a 5-0 win over Clinton… In the baseball game, Laurens Nick Robertson took the win giving up just 4 hits while striking out 4…. Deonte Smith was 2 -2 at the plate and scored 3 runs.

 CHS:

  • Golf: Chapman 176 – Clinton 191… The Clinton boys’ golf team played host to Chapman yesterday and the Panther defeated the Red Devils 176 – 191… Blaine Crisp had the low score for Clinton shooting a 45… Other Red Devils scores were Lawrence Coleman 46, Diego Washington 48, Will Riser 52, and both Justin Snead & Justin Easter had shot a 60.
  • Tennis: The Red Devil tennis team actually played Woodruff twice yesterday as they made up a match that was weather delayed from earlier in the month… Good news here as Clinton won both matches by the same score, 6-0… For more information on these matches, click on the following: 17-4-20-Woodruff

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Richard Winn 18 – L.A. 8… at Richard Winn, sorry no other details.

MLB:

  • Nationals 3 – Braves 2… For more information on this game, click hereThe Braves tart a road trip tonight with the first stop being in Philadelphia.
  • Rome Braves 6 – Drive 1… For more information on this game, click here

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-20-2017

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

  • Softball: Laurens 13 – Hillcrest 3… The Raider softball team hosted the Hillcrest Rams last night and it was key region game as Hillcrest came into the game with a 7-1 region record with their only loss coming against and with one region game to go after last night and they were in first place in the region… The Raiders came into the game with a 4-2 region record in third place with 3 more region games to go after last night and trying to catch the Rams and Mauldin who they face Friday… Hillcrest put 3 runs on the board in the top of the fiest inning but the Raiders got those back in the bottom of the inning then added 4 more in the second to take a lead they would never relinquish as the Raiders went on to take a 13-3 win in 5 innings improving their region record to 5-2 and dropping Hillcrest to 7-2 in the region… The Raiders added 2 more runs in the fourth inning and 4 in the in the fifth to end the game on the 10-run rule… Rachel Delio picked up the complete game win giving up the 3 unearned runs on 6 hits while striking out 4 and walking none… The Raiders had 10 hits with Matti Cantrell and Ansley Nelson getting 2 hits each… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-19-SB-Hillcrest… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-19-SB-Hillcrest-scorebook… The Raiders will be at home today taking on the Clinton Red Devils with the varsity game starting at 7:00 m and it can be heard on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming online at wlbg.com
  • Tennis: Laurens 5 – BHP 2… Catching up with the Raider tennis team which was in action back on Tuesday but I didn’t get the results until yesterday, the traveled over to BHP to take on the Bears and the ride home was a happy one as they took a 5-2 win over the Bears… Carter Vincent, Andrew Taylor and Murphey Rush all took wins in singles action… Andrew Dominick and Vincent took a win as the #1 doubles team and the #2 doubles team of Remy Clark and Allen Davis were also victorious
  • Tennis: Mauldin 7 – Laurens 0… Last night the Raider tennis team hosted the Mavericks of Mauldin High School who are undefeated in region play… It was Senior Night for the Raiders and the Raider lineup was mostly seniors… Mauldin played like they were the #1 team in the region as they defeated Laurens 7-0… Afterwards Coach Andrew Horner commented “The guys came out and played hard in front of a good crowd… The night was filled with good fun and great food… A special thanks goes out to the great parents who supplied food, spent the evening grilling the hamburgers and hot dogs, and all the great camaraderie among the Raiders… The Mavericks joined us in celebrating a wonderful night of food and fun.”… The final match of the year will be at Riverside High School Friday the 21st.
  • New Assistant Football Coaches…. Well as most folks in the area had already heard, the Laurens football coaching staff will be losing 3 members of its staff from last season… Yesterday it was announced that Lee Taylor, Jamie Childress and Austin White will be recommended to the District 55 Board of Trustees to replace those coaches moving on… Most notably Taylor stepped down a few weeks ago after serving as head coach at Mauldin HS for the last few years and Childress is an LDHS graduate…. To see the text of the announcement which has more information about each of the three new coaches, click on the following: New Asst. Football Coaches, 4-19-17. .

CHS:

  • Softball: Woodruff 7 – Clinton 5… I need to catch up with the Red Devil softball team that was in action Tuesday up at Woodruff but I did not get the score until yesterday… The Red Devils led 4-3 going into the bottom of the 5th inning when Woodruff put a 3 spot on the board and then added one in the 6th and then held on to take a 7-5 win over Clinton… Hunter Benson led the Red Devils as she had 3 of their 6 hits… Kam Aiken took the loss… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-18-SB-CHS-Woodruff… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-18-SB-CHS-Woodruff-scorebook  … The team plays at Laurens at 7:00 pm tonight.

MLB:

  • Nationals 14 – Braves 4… After winning 5 straight games, the Braves have now lost 2 in-a-row as the Washington Nationals behind Brice Harper’s two home runs (one a grand slam) defeated the Braves last night in Atlanta 14-4… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Drive 4 – Legends 2… The Greenville Drive completed their current road trip with a 4-2 win over the Lexington Legends yesterday… For more details on this game click here… The Drive return home tonight to start a home series with the first team in town being the Rome Braves… First pitch at Flour Field is scheduled for 7:05.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-19-2017

Local Sports Notes:

CHS:

  • Baseball: Woodruff 4 – Clinton 0… For the second time in just under 24 hours the Clinton Red Devils and the Woodruff Wolverines faced off on the baseball diamond at CHS because the field condition at Woodruff was poor where the game was supposed to be played… As you may recall at Clinton on Monday night the two teams produced just 7 hits and two runs with Clinton getting 6 of the hits and 2 runs in a 2-0 win… Well last night it was pretty much the same as the two teams combined for just 8 hits and 4 runs the only problem for Red Devil fans is that Woodruff had 6 of the hits and all 4 of the runs as they took a 4-0 win over Clinton… Woodruff put all 4 of their runs on the board in the 5th inning using 4 of their 6 hits and a walk… Aaron Copeland and Taylor Bailey had the two Clinton hits with Bailey’s being a double… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-18-BB-CHS-Woodruff… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-18-BB-CHS-Woodruff-scorebook  … The Red Devils host Laurens tomorrow.
  • Soccer: Clinton 1 – Woodruff 0… The Red Devil soccer team was also in action yesterday and they traveled up to Woodruff but the news is better here as the Red Devils took a 1-0 win over the Wolverines… Luke Mann had the lone goal in the match and Parker Duncan was credited with an assist… The Red Devils had 16 shots on goal to Woodruffs 8 and Jack Harkins had 6 saves in goal… The Red Devils are now 6-11 overall but more importantly 6-3 in region play.
  • Golf: Woodruff 177 – Clinton 227… The golf team was also in action yesterday as they continued what seems to be Woodruff Day” as they hosted the Wolverines… I wish I had better news for Red Devil fans but I must report that Woodruff took a 177-227 win… Lawrence Coleman and Blaine Crisp had the lowest scores for the Red Devils both shooting a 55… Diego Washington had a 56, Justin Snead 61, Wil Riser 62 and Justin Easter 66.
  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Newberry 0… Yesterday at the CHS tennis courts the Red Devils played host to the Newberry Bulldogs and the Red Devils pretty much spanked the Bulldogs with their racquets as the Red Devils took a 6-0 win… Isaac McMillian, Robert Powell, Ike Waldron, Alexander Winsor and Zach Bedenbaugh all took very one-side wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team did not play but the #2 team of Kyler Simmons and Anders Orr did and they also took a very one-sided win over their opponents… The team is now 10-2 overall and 7-0 in region play and will travel to Woodruff today to Woodruff today to finish a match that was started but not completed Monday due to rain… They return home tomorrow for Senior Night and their opponent will be Woodruff.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: L.A. 13 – Newberry 4… Other than the fact that the game took place at Newberry and that the Crusaders are 3-0 in the region, I have no further details.

MLB:

  • Braves: Nationals 3 – Braves 1… The Atlanta Braves had their 5-game winning streak broken last night and suffered their first loss at Sun Trust Park as the Washington Nations took a 3-1 win over the Braves… For more information on this game, click here.. Game two of the three-game series is in Atlanta tonight at 7:35.
  • Drive: Drive 3 – Legends 2… The Greenville Drive got back on the winning track last night as they defeated the Lexington Legends 3-2 up in Lexington last night… For more information on this contest, click here…. The final game of their 3-game series is today at 10:05 am and the drive will return home to start a 7-game home stand tomorrow.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-18-2017

PC Notes:

  • Softball: The Blue Hose softball team travelled up to Farmville, VA this past weekend to take on the Longwood Lancers… The two teams split a doubleheader on Friday as Longwood took the first game on Friday by a score of 2-0 but PC turned the tables in the second game and took a 2-0 win…  In the final game of the series on Saturday the Blue Hose took a 4-0 win… To see more information on any of these games, click on their score…. The team will host Radford this coming weekend.
  • Baseball: The Blue Hose baseball team was also up at Longwood this weekend as they also had a 3 game series with the Lancers that actually started last Thursday when Longwood took a 2-1 win…. PC bounced back on Friday and defeated Longwood 2-1… In the third game of the series on Saturday, the Blue Hose defeated the Lancers 10-2… For more information about any of those games, click on their score… The Blue Hose will travel up the road tomorrow to take on Furman in a 6:00 pm contest

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS –Clinton

  • Softball: Laurens 12 – Clinton 9 (8)… Yesterday the Laurens and Clinton softball teams paled game 1 of their annual 2-game series at CHS… It was a game that went back and forth as the two teams were about as equally matched as they have been in several years… The game was tied 9-9 at the end of regulation and Laurens pitcher Rachel Delio had a two-out bases loaded double that drove in 3 runs and then set the Red Devils down in order in the bottom of the inning to lift the Raiders to a 12-9 win over the Red Devils… The teams pounded out 24 hits between them with Laurens having 15 of them… Hunter Benson, Makayla Pearson, Dianna Martin and Kalen Richardson all had 2 each for the Red Devils…The raiders were led at the plate by CJ Ginn who had 3 hits including a homerun…. Annsley Nelson also had a homer for the Raiders… Delio picked up the win for the Raiders and Kam Aiken took the loss for the Red Devils… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-17-SB-Clinton… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-17-SB-Clinton-scorecard… The two teams will play at Laurens Thursday night.

CHS:

  • Baseball: Clinton 2 – Woodruff 0… Last night at CHS the Red Devil baseball team squared off against the Woodruff Wolverines in region action… If you like a nice low scoring, pitcher’s duel type of game this one was for you… The two teams combined for managed a total of 7 hits and 2 runs and good news for red Devil fans as they had 6 of those hots and both the runs defeating Woodruff 2-0… The Red Devils score both their runs in the 5th inning when Caleb Riddle led off with a double and was later brought in on a single by Charlie Craven who in turn was brought in 3 batters later on a sacrifice fly by Cameron Bishop…. Aaron Copeland picked up the win going 5 innings with Cameron Bishop getting the save… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following:17-4-17-BB-CHS-Woodruff … For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-17-BB-CHS-Woodruff-scorecard… The same two teams play today at Woodruff.
  • Softball: Seniors Honored… Last night before the softball game with Laurens, the Red Devils honored their five seniors… They are MK Kelly, Makayla Pearson, Kalen Richardson, Katie Roland and Jasmine Coleman

LDHS

  •  Basketball Finalist… As most of you will remember, LDHS head basketball coach Ben Sinclair stepped down just before the end of the season… Late last week it was announced that there had 15 application for that position and that the field had been narrowed down to four finalist … Those four finalist are Michael Morrison, Ryan Walker, Charles Wimphrie and Rico Salliewhite… Three of the finalists have ties to the Laurens area and one actually has NBA experience… For more information on each of these candidates click on the following: Basketball Finalist… A decision is expected to be made by early May.

MLB:

  • Braves: 5-4 over Padres, 4 straight, Dansby Swanson 2-out bases loaded single for walk=off win click here 
  • Drive: 5-3 loss at Lexington Legends click here.

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-17-2017

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

Blackshire and Ginn Sign to Continue Their Education and Sports Careers…. Last Thursday in the main gym at LDHS Daniel Blackshire and C.J. Ginn were honored for having signed letters of intent to continue their education and athletic careers… Blackshire an offensive lineman on the Raider Region Championship Team signed with North Greenville University where he plans on majoring in business administration… He will join fellow Raider offensive lineman Hunter Medlin who signed earlier… Ginn signed to continue her softball career and major in biology at Francis Marion University…. She is finishing her six year career at LDHS on the softball team where she has started for four years… She is a two-time All-Region Player… Coach Liner and Coach Clark both spoke about the careers of their respective players and the dedication both on and off the field displayed by these fine young athletes…. Congratulations to Daniel and C.J.

  • Baseball: Dobyns-Bennett 9 – Laurens 4… On Friday the Raider baseball team took on the Tribe of Dobyns-Bennett HS a team out of Kingsport, TN. in third game in the Easley Spring Break Tournament… The Raiders had 9 hits in the game and scored 4 runs but the Tribe had 11 hits and that included a pair of two-run homers that produced 9 runs thus handing the Raiders a 9-4 loss… The Raider had a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the second inning when the Tribe put 5 runs on the board (two of them off one of the homeruns) and the Raiders put 2 on the board in the 5th inning to make the score 5-4 but the Tribe let them get no closer butting a 4 spot on the board in the bottom of the 6th … For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-14-BB-Dobyns-Bennett… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-14-BB-Dobyns-Bennettl-Scorecard
  • Baseball: Laurens 6 – Emerald 0… On Saturday the Raider baseball team rebounded and took a 6-0 win over Emerald to finish their competition in the Easley Spring Break Tournament… Laurens broke open a scoreless game in the top of the fourth inning as they put 5 runs on the board and added an insurance run in the fifth and Nick Howell kept the Vikings at bay as he pitched a complete game shutout… He scattered 3 hits while striking out 7 and walking none… Ethan Jones and Jalen Bragg led the Raider 8 hit attack with 2 hits each and they both had a double… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-15-BB-Emerald… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-15-BB-Emerald-Scorecard

 CHS:

  • Baseball: Clinton 4 – Broome 1… The Red Devil baseball team was on the road last Friday as they traveled to Spartanburg to take on the Broome Centurions in region action… With two outs in the top of the first inning, Aaron Copeland had a solo homer to put the Red Devils up 1-0… Broome tied the game with a run in the bottom of the second but the Red Devils bounced right back with a run in the top of the third to go up 2-1 and never trailed again as they went on to take a 4-1 win… The Red Devils got their 4 runs on 8 hits while Charlie Craven picked up the complete game win giving up the 1 earned run while scattering 3 hits, striking out 4 and walking 2… Cameron Bishop was the only Red Devil to get more than one hit as he went 2-4… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-14-BB-CHS-Broome… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-14-BB-CHS-Broome-scorecard
  • Softball: Broome 10 – Clinton 0… While the baseball team was up at Broome last Friday the softball team was hosting the Lady Centurions and they were just too nice a host as Broome took a 10-0 win… Broome broke a scoreless tie putting 6 runs on the board in the third inning and then added a pair of runs in the fifth and sixth inning to take the win… Broome had 9 hits to Clinton’s 5 but were aided by 4 Red Devil errors… The Red Devils’ 5 hits were scattered among 5 different players but Hunter Benson’s was a double… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-14-SB-CHS-Broome… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-14-SB-CHS-Broome-Scorebook

MLB:

  • Braves: The Braves hosted the Padres in their home opening series in their new home north of Atlanta called Sun Trust Park…. The Braves managed to take 2 of the 3 games this weekend… On Friday they won in the home opener by a score of 5-2…. Then on Saturday they won by a score of 4-2 and Sunday by a score of 9-2 to sweep the series… For more information on any of these games, click on their score…. The Braves are now 5-6 on the season and start a 4-game series with the Washington Nationals at home tonight.
  • Drive: The Drive continued their road trip over the weekend and as you may recall they lost to the Ashville Tourist 3-1 on Thursday… On Friday they rebounded to take a 6-0 win over the Tourist but lost 5-4 on Saturday… Yesterday the Drive managed a split of the series as they took a 4-2 win over Ashville… For more information on any of these games, click on their score… The Drive are now 7-4 on the season and stay on the road traveling to Lexington, Ky. To start a 3-game series with the Legends

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-14-2017

PC Notes:

  • Softball… The PC softball team has been idle since last Saturday but that break ends today as they travel to Farmville, Va. to take on Longwood in double header today and a single game tomorrow.
  • Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team hosted Western Carolina back on Tuesday and unfortunately the Catamounts took a 9-6 win… Yesterday the team started a 3-game series up in Farmville, Va. and Longwood took a 2-1 win…. They will finish that series today and tomorrow… For more information on each of these games, click on the scores.

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 5 – Science Hill 2… The Raider baseball team continued their participation in the Spring Break Tournament yesterday up in Easley and the Raider took a 5-2 win over Science ill HS a team out of Tennessee… The Raiders scored 2 runs in the third inning with the key hit being a single by Morgan French that drove in the runs… The Raiders added single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning with Morgan French getting a solo homer in the fifth which is the first Raider homer of the season… The Raiders had 9 hits in the game with French, Kobe Williams and Layton Mahon each getting 2 hits… Ethan Jones picked up the complete game win giving up the 2 earned runs in the sixth inning… He gave up just 6 hits while striking out 3 and walking none… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-13-BB-Science_Hill… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-13-BB-Science_Hill-Scorecard… The Raiders are back in action in the tournament today at 5:30 against Dobyns-Bennett HS out of Tennessee and again tomorrow at time to be announced against a team to be announced.
  • Softball: Laurens 4 – Greenwood 3… The Raider softball team as you may recall went to Greenwood Tuesday night and let one get away they thought they should have won so last night they wanted to be sure to avenge that loss and stay in the chase for the region title… Well the game was tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the 7th inning when Cassi Plaia led the inning off with her third double of the evening… Bailey Gibbs then moved her over to third with a sacrifice bunt setting the stage for Mattie Cantrell to win the game with a walk-off single to left field… The Eagles scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning and only a double play by the Raiders prevented them from getting more… They added another run in the third and again a double play kept them from scoring more… The Raiders then tied the game scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the third and it remained that way until Cantrell’s single in the seventh ended the game…. The Raiders had 9 hits in the game with Plaia and Cantrell getting 3 each and Octavia Johnson had 2… Taylor Powel got the win in relief of Rachel Delio… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-13-SB-Greenwood… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-13-SB-Greenwood-scorecard …The Raiders will travel to Clinton next Monday.
  • Tennis: Greenwood 6 – Laurens 1… The Raider tennis team traveled to Greenwood yesterday for a region match and the Eagles were just too strong for the young Raider team as they took a 6-1 win… Evan Taylor picked up the lone win for the Raiders in singles action… Afterwards Coach Horner commented “In a rematch with Greenwood, we changed the line up to get some players a chance to start… The fans were rewarded with a team who tried hard and hustled in an attempt to pull the upset… The senior heavy lineup up of Vincent, Clark, Craine, Partee, and Glover played well with Evan Taylor getting a win in his 1st start for the Raiders… On this night the Raiders had a great group of fans that travelled and kept the energy high as the team battled for games, and sets and we are always appreciative of their willingness to support the boys.”

CHS:

  • Baseball: Mid-Carolina 5 – Clinton 4… The Red Devil baseball team hosted the Rebels of Mid-Carolina last night and the Rebels jumped out to an early 5-0 lead but the Red Devils fought back but came up a little short as Mid-Carolina took a 5-4 win… The Rebels led 5-0 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when Clinton started a comeback putting 3 runs on the board… They added another run in the bottom of the 7th inning but could get no closer… The Rebels had 9 hits in the game and committed 3 errors while the Red Devils managed just 6 hits and committed 6 errors… Aaron Copeland and Matt Thomas both had two hits to lead the team at the plate and both of Copeland’s were doubles… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-13-BB-CHS-Mid-Carolina… For the game’s scorecard click on the following 17-4-13-BB-CHS-Mid-Carolina-scorebook… The team travels to Broome today for a 7:30 game.
  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Chapman 0 … Catching up with the Red Devil tennis team, they traveled to Chapman on Wednesday and took a 6-0 win over the panthers to run their season record to 8-2 overall and 5-0 in region play…. For match details click on the following: 17-4-12-at-Chapman

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Greenwood Christian 4 – L.A. 2…. Sorry no other details.

MLB:

  • Braves: The Braves were off last night and will have their first home game at the new Sun Trust Park tonight.as they start a 3-game series against the Padres.
  • Tourist 3 – Drive 1… The Greenville Drive started a road trip last night as they traveled to Ashville to take on the Tourist who defeated the Drive 3-1…. For more information on this game, click here.

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-13-2017

PC Notes:

  • Nibert Resigns as Head Coach at PC… After 28 years and over 400 victories, Greg Nibert has resigned as Head Men’s basketball Coach at PC…. Nibert came to PC in 1989 from Furman where he was an assistant coach… Nibert submitted his resignation after his team finished this past season 5-25 overall and 1-17 in Big South play… Nibert and his wife Peggy are also very in the community and have been recognized by the NCAA (click here) and others for their work with foster children… To see the official announcement and comments from PC, click here… In a related note, PC also announced that assistant coach John Reynolds has been named as interim head coach for the men’s basketball team… For more information about this and him, click here.

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 9 – Greer 6… The Laurens Raider varsity baseball team will be participating in the Easley Spring Break (theirs not ours) Tournament this week and they started yesterday with a 9-6 win over Greer… The Raiders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first inning but Greer came back and had a 3-2 lead going into the 5th inning… In the fifth, Laurens scored 3 runs to take a lead they would never surrender… They added 4 insurance runs in the top of the 7th inning but Greer picked up a couple in the bottom of the inning to make the final 9-6… Jared Cvetko & Jalen Bragg led the Raider 14 hit attack each going 3-4 and one of Bragg’s hits was a double and he drove in 3 runs…. The Raiders used 3 pitchers and AJ Wilson was credited with the win… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-12-BB-Greer… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-12-BB-Greer-Scorecard…. The team will be back in action at 5:00 pm today as they take on Science Hill HS out of Tennessee at the J.B. “Red” Owens Complex in Easley.
  • Golf: Greenwood 165 – Laurens 192… The Laurens Raider golf team was in action back on Tuesday as they hosted the Greenwood Eagles at Lakeside CC but I did not get match results until yesterday so let’s get to them now… Unfortunately I have to report that Greenwood took a 165-192 win over the Raiders… Jonathan Finley led the Raiders with a 44… Other Laurens scores were Patton Croker 42, Jason Rogers 53, Braiden Bragg 53. 

CHS:

  • Golf: Broome 166 – Clinton 222… Now a score from Tuesday that I just received yesterday… The Red Devil golf team traveled to Spartanburg in region action Tuesday… The ride home was not as pleasant as it could have been as the Centurions took a 166-222 win over the Red Devils… Lawrence Coleman was low scorer for the Re Devils shooting a 46… Other Clinton scores were Blaine Crisp 56, Will Riser 57, Diego Washington 63 Justin Snead 67 and Justin Easter 67.

MLB:

  • Braves 5 – Marlins 4… The Braves scored single runs in the 8th & 9th inning and defeated the marlins in Miami last night brining their season record to 2-6 on the season… For more information on this contest, click here. … The Braves are off tonight and will open their first home series in the Sun Trust Park Friday at 7:35.
  • Drive 4 – Legends 1… The Drive are now 5-2 on the season… For more about this game, click here…. The Drive are on the road for the next few days and their first stop is in Ashville starting tonight at 7:05

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-12-2017

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

  • Softball: Greenwood 10 – Laurens 9… The Laurens Raider softball team finally got back into action last night as they traveled down to Greenwood to take on the Eagles in region action… The Raiders led 6-1 going into the bottom of the 5th inning when Greenwood put 9 runs on the bard and the Raiders tried to come back scoring 3 runs in the 6th inning but fell just short losing 10-9… Both teams had 10 hits and Raiders had 10 errors to the Eagles 8 so the game was a little sloppy… In the critical 5th inning the Eagles got 6 of their 10 hits and were aided by 2 Raider errors, a wild pitch and a walk… Cassi Plaia, Octavia Johnson, Jillian Sward and CJ Ginn each had 2 hits for the Raiders… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following:17-4-11-SB-Greenwood… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-11-SB-Greenwood-scorecard  … The Raiders will have a chance to avenge the loss tomorrow as they host Greenwood in a game that we plan on brining you here on Real Radio 860 and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.
  • Tennis: Greenwood 5 – Laurens 2…. The Raider tennis team got back into action yesterday as they hosted the Greenwood Eagles… They also had a tough time with the Eagles as Greenwood took a 5-2 win… Andrew Taylor and Murphy Rush picked up the Raider wins in singles action… Afterwards Coach Horner commented “After a long layoff from spring the Raiders returned to action well rested… The level of hustle and effort were higher and the boys played hard… At #4, Taylor, played a great match highlighted by intelligent play and a well focused match… Rush played his game tonight… He moved well and kept his opponent off balance… Senior Brian Craine got his 1st match play tonight by teaming with Carter Vincent to play #1 doubles… They played a good match filled with strong net play but came up a little short. …Overall the Raiders played well in a hard fought match.”

CHS:

  • Baseball: Clinton 12 – Newberry 2 (6)… The Clinton Red Devil baseball team played host to the region foe Bulldogs of Newberry last night and the Red Devils put the pitchforks in them pretty good as they sent The Dogs packing with a 12-2 win in six innings… Newberry scored a single run in the top of the first inning but the Red Devils responded with 3 in the bottom of the inning and Newberry never led again… Clinton added 4 runs in the second and 3 in the fifth to lead 10-2 going into the bottom of the sixth inning… In the bottom of the sixth inning the first six Red Devil batters all walked brining in 2 runs making the score 12-2 and ending the game on the 10-run rule…On the night all the Clinton batters seemed to have excellent eyesight as the Red Devils drew 13 walks in the game and none of them struck out… The Red Devils pounded out 10 hits with Aaron Copeland going 3-4 to lead the Red Devil attack… Chance Ewell started the game and went 5 innings picking up the win giving up the 2 unearned runs on 2 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2… Caleb Riddle pitched the final inning… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-11-BB-CHS-Newberry… For the game’s scorecard click on the following:  17-4-11-BB-CHS-Newberry-scorebook … The Red Devils travel to Broome Friday.
  • Soccer: Chapman 3 – Clinton 2… The Red Devil soccer team hosted the Chapman Panther in region action yesterday and the score was tied 1-1 at the half… However that is not where the match stops and I must report that Chapman outscored Clinton in the second half to take a 3-2 win… Parker Duncan had goals for the Red Devils and Patrick Nelson was credited with an assist… Jack Harkins did have 6 saves in goal for Clinton… Clinton is now 5-11 overall and 4-3 in region play.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: LA 4 – WW King 3… The LA Crusader baseball team hosted the Knights of WW King yesterday and good news as the Crusaders stay undefeated in region play by taking a 4-3 win over the Knights… One unconfirmed stat on the game is that Daniel Black was the winning pitcher going 4⅓ innings striking out 6 Knights and Will Price picked up a save in relief… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they host Greenwood Christian.

MLB:

  • Braves: Marlins 8 – Braves 4… For more information on this game, click here.
  • Drive: Drive 4 – Legends 3… For more information on this game, click here.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-11-17

PC Notes:

  • Baseball Takes Three from Winthrop… The Blue Hose baseball team was in action up in Rock Hill this past weekend as they took on the Winthrop Eagles in a 3-game series… On Friday the Blue Hose opened the series with a 5-0 win over the Eagles… On Saturday it took them 10 innings to do it but the Blue Hose took a 9-5 win scoring 5 runs in the 10th inning… The on Sunday PC made it a series sweep by defeating the Eagles 3-1 and thus running their season record to 18-16 overall and 6-3 in Big South Play… If you want more details on each of these games click on their scores and that will carry you to the game recap on the PC Athletic website… The team will be back in action this afternoon as they host Western Carolina in a 3:00 pm contest.
  • Softball Drops Three at Liberty… Now I wish I could tell you that the news was just as good where the PC softball team is concerned but I can’t as they dropped three games to the Liberty Flames up in Lynchburg, Va. over the weekend… On Friday the Flames took an 8-0 win… Then on Saturday they dropped both games of a doubleheader… They lost the first game 4-0 and the second game 8-0…. For more information on the score on any of these games, click on their score…. PC drops to 14-27 overall and 3-9 in the league, while Liberty improves to 26-16, 10-2…PC heads to Longwood April 14-15, for a three-game series, with a single game at 5 pm. Friday and a doubleheader Saturday at 12 pm.
  • Men’s Tennis Captures Big South Regular Season Title… Now there is some great news where the PC men’s tennis team is concerned as they captured the 2017 Big South Regular Season Championship with a 5-2 win over preseason conference favorite Winthrop on yesterday afternoon at the Templeton Tennis Courts… This is PC’s second regular season title as the Blue Hose also took it in 2014…. Now for more information on this, click here…. Congratulations to the team!!

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 2 – Greenwood 0… The Raider baseball team traveled to Greenwood last night and the two teams locked up in a pitchers’ duel in which he Raiders and Jared Cvetko came out on top by a score of 2-0… Cvetko gave up just 2 hits while striking out 9 and walking just 3… The Raiders had only 4 hits and scored both their runs in the second inning… In that inning the first batter grounded out and then Morgan French drew a walk… The next Raider struck out and then Kobe Williams singled… Layton Mahon reached on a bunt to load the bases…. Nathan Rudder was then hit by a pitch to bring in French… A wild pitch later allowed Williams to score giving the Raiders their two runs… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-10-BB-Greenwood… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-10-BB-Greenwood-Scorecard…. The Raiders are now 13-4 overall and 6-3 in region action.
  • JV Baseball: Greenwood 5 – Laurens 4… Deonte Smith and Nick Robertson both went 2-3 at the plate while Heath Bragg and Dee Foster both went 2-4.

 CHS:

  • Baseball: Saluda 8 – Clinton 4 (9)… Yesterday the Clinton Red Devils played host to the Saluda Tigers in non-region varsity baseball action… Clinton enjoyed a 4-0 lead after 3 innings of play but Saluda tied the game with 4 runs in the sixth and then went on to score four more runs in the ninth inning to take an 8-4 win over the Red Devils… The loss was particularly painful for the Red Devils as their 3 pitchers gave up only 3 hits but their defense committed 7 errors which more often than not aided the Tigers run production… The Red Devils themselves had 9 hits in the game and scored 3 of their runs in the first inning and the other in the third inning… Charlie Craven and Dakota Webb led the Red Devil offense with two hits each and Webb being credited with an RBI… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-10-BB-CHS-Saluda… For the game’s scorecard click on the following:17-4-10-BB-CHS-Saluda-scorebook …. The team will be back in action today as part of a JV-Varsity doubleheader hosting Newberry at CHS.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Whitmire 13 – LA 12 (8)…. Sorry no other details.

MLB:

  • Braves: The Braves were off last night and will start a 2-game series in Miami tonight.
  • Drive: Lexington 12 – Greenville 4… For information on this game at Flour Field, click here… The Drive are now 3-2 on season and host the Legends again tonight at Flour Field at 7:05 pm.

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-10-2017

Local Sports Notes:

CHS:

  • Baseball: Clinton 11 – Mid-Carolina 5… The Clinton Red Devil baseball team traveled down I-26 last Friday to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels and the ride back probably seemed short one as the Red Devils defeated the Rebels 11-5 in region action… The Rebels jumped out to a 1-0 lead after 1 inning but Clinton responded with a pair of runs in the top of the 2nd inning… The Rebels added a pair of runs in the 3rd inning and a single run in the 4th to go up 4-2… The first two Clinton batters in the 5th inning reached base on a walk and a hit batter… The Rebels then managed to get the next two Red Devils out but with two outs but they used a hit batter, a walk, a passed ball and as single by Matt Thomas to bring in 4 runs and go up 6-4 and would never trail again… Aaron Copeland and Caleb Riddle each had 2 of the Red Devils 9 hits and one of Copland’s was a 2-run homer in the 6th inning… Copeland also picked up the win in relief of Charlie Craven who went 3⅔ innings giving up 4 of the Rebels’ runs… Copeland recorded 8 strikeouts in relief…. For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-7-BB-CHS-Mid-Car… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-7-BB-CHS-Mid-Car-scorebook… The Red Devils will be at home today hosting Saluda in a 6:00 pm contest.

 

MLB:

Braves: The Braves were in Pittsburg for a 3-game series with the Pirates so let’s check on how they did.

  • Friday: Pirates 5 – Braves 4… On Friday afternoon the temperature was 37 degrees at game time in the Pirates home opener and they did not disappoint their fans as they took a 5-4 win over the Braves… The Pirates David Freese and Francisco Cervelli had back-to-back homers for the Pirates and their defense got a couple of key double plays to help the Pirates take the win… For more information on this contest, click here
  • Saturday: Pirates 6 – Braves 4… On Saturday the Braves actually outhit the Pirates 11-10but still fell by a score of 6-4… The Pirates’ Gregory Polanco went 4-4 at the plate and the Braves knuckleballer R.A. Dickey had control problems that hurt the Braves… The Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips and left fielder Jace Peterson did have 2 hits each… For more information on this contest, click here.
  • Sunday: Pirates 6 – Braves 5 (10)… In the series finally yesterday, The Braves led 4-2 going into the bottom of the 8th inning when the Pirates put a single run on the board and then tied it with a run in the bottom of the 9th to send the game into extra innings… The Braves scored a single run in the top of the 10th but the Pirates put 2 on the board in the bottom of the inning and the winning run was provided by the Pirates Starling Matre had a walk-off homer to power the Pirated to a 6-5 win and the series sweep… Much of the Braves early lead came off the bats of Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman as they both had homeruns… For more information on this contest, click here…. The Braves are now 1-5 on the season and will be off today to try to regroup and head to Miami as they start a 2-game series with the Marlins tomorrow night.

Greenville Drive: The Drive finished their season opening 4-game series with the Delmarva Shorebirds over the weekend… As a reminder they won the opening game on Thursday by a score of 3-2.

  • Friday: Drive 3 – Shorebirds 2… On Friday the Drive were again victorious by the same score of 3-2 over the Shorebirds… The drive put 3 runs on the board to break a 0-0 tie in the 5th inning and then held on to take the win… The Drive outhit the Birds 8-4 and 4 errors by Delmarva did not help their cause… For more information on this contest, click here
  • Saturday: Shorebirds 10 – Drive 5… Then on Saturday Delmarva made sure they would not be swept in the series as they took a 10-5 win over Greenville… Bottom line here is that 4 Drive pitchers gave up 13 hits while the Drive managed just 8 hits…For more information on this contest, click here.
  • Sunday: Drive 14 – Shorebirds 11… In the final game of the series yesterday the Drive took a 14-11 win in a game that saw 31 hits which was sure to please fans who like a lot of offense… The Drive jumped on top 7-0 in the bottom of the first inning but the Birds did not go quietly as they scored 4 runs in the top of the 9th inning but could get no closer… The Drives’ DH Ryan Scott had a 3-run homer for the Drive…  For more information on this contest, click here…. The Drive are now 3-1 on the season and will remain home for a 3-game series with the Lexington Legends starting tonight at 7:05 at Flour Field.

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-7-2017

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: PC 8 – NC Central 7… The PC baseball team used a season-high three home runs to defeat North Carolina Central, 8-7, last Tuesday evening up in Durham, N.C… For more information on this contest, click here…. With the win th team improves to 15-16 one the season and will travel to Rock Hill this weekend for a 3-game series with the Winthrop Eagles with the first game starting tonight at 6:00 pm.
  • Softball… The Blue Hose softball team has been idle since last weekend but that all changes today as they travel to Lynchburg, Va. to start a 3-game series with the Liberty Flames… The have a single game tonight at 6:00 pm and then play a double-header tomorrow.
  • Other Sports…  Now a quick reminder that there are other sports going on at PC this spring susch as tennis, soccer and lacrosse… For information on these sports or anything related to PC athletics all you need to remember is the athletic website www.GoBlueHose.com.

Local Sports Notes:

CHS: The Red Devil soccer team was in action yesterday as thy traveled down to Mid-Carolina HS to take on the Rebels in the completion of a match that was started on 3-21 and suspended because of lightning and the regularly scheduled match.

  • Clinton 3 – Mid-Carolina 2… First in the delayed completion of the 3-21-17 match, Clinton took a 3-2 win on penalty kicks… The match was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation and the Red Devils won it 4 penalty kicks to 2… Parker Duncan and Elvis Fitz had goals for the Red Devils… Hamp Barnes and Jack Harkins each had 4 saves in goals for the Red Devils.
  • Clinton 3 – Mid-Carolina 2… In the regularly scheduled match yesterday the Red Devils once again prevailed by a score of 3-2… The match was tied 1-1 at the half with Clinton outscoring the Rebels 2-1 in the second half to take the win… Luke Mann had 2 goals for the Red Devils and Brooks Threatt had the other… Jesus Gonzalez, Parker Duncan and Kris Evans-Williams each picked up an assist… Jack Harkins had 8 saves in goal for the team… The team is now 5-10 on the season overall and 4-2 in region play.

Laurens County Speedway: The Laurens County Speedway started its new season last week under the direction of new track promoter Danny Hurley… He instituted a few changes one of which has to do with the start of the race… There is now a specified “zone” on the track where the pole sitter can decide to start or restart the race by punching the gas and go… There are also some new divisions this year at the track… The Monster Minis and Thunder Bombers divisions now have a permanent home, while the 602 Crates is at LCS for the first time… The 604 Crate Division takes the place of the SECA Crate Division at LCS, while the Front-Wheel Drive and Limited divisions return to the track… The first week winners in each division’s main event were;

  • Limited… Michael Smith… Jimmy Taylor was second and Steven Bowie was third.
  • Monster Minis… Phillip Wilson… Jasper Brown was second and T.J. Baker was third.
  • Thunder Bombers… Casey Lawson… Troy Bagwell was second and Shane Roberts was third.
  • 602 Crates… Mart Patterson… Jeff Solesbee was second and Brad Abercrombie was third.
  • 604 Crates… Ray Storay… Taylor Puckett was second with Deano Long third.
  • Front Wheel Drive… Tony Hill… Shawn Nichols was second.

MLB:

  • Mets 6 Braves 2… Last night the Braves concluded their opening series with the Mets with a 6-2 loss allowing the Mets to take the opening series of the season 2 game to 1… The Braves got their two runs on a pair of solo homers by left fielder Matt Kemp… For more information on this game, click here… The Braves now move on to Pittsburg to start a 3-game series with the Pirates this afternoon at 1:00 pm.
  • Drive 3 – Shorebirds 2… The Greenville Drive opened their season last night at Flour Field on a positive note as they defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds 3-2… The Drive had 8 hits to the Shorebirds’ 7 but 2 of Greenville’s were homers… For more information on this contest, click here

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-6-2017

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

  • Former Raider Maria Williamson Prospering at Coker… It was just a couple of years ago at this time Maria Williamson was leading the Laurens Raiders to a region softball championship in her senior year at LDHS… As you may remember Maria signed with Coker College to continue her education and softball career and this season she is having a season at the plate that is helping her team climb out of the basement of the South Atlantic Conference where they finished last year… Last year Maria batted .288 with 8 homeruns but this year she has improved that to a .383 batting average with 12 homeruns… She leads the SAC in homeruns and RBIs (43) and is among the top 5 in other offensive statistics… Recently she and Coker were featured in an article by Down South Softball and if you would like to read that article in which she is interviewed and that has a few photos of here, click here… Congratulations to Maria and here’s hoping for her continued success both on and off the field.

College Notes:

  • USA Today Coaches’ Poll Baseball Rankings… There was a little bit of movement this week in the poll as former #1 Louisville dropped to #3 and both Oregon State and Texas Tech moved up a spot to take 1st and 2nd respectively.. Texas Christian and Clemson came in 4th and 5th in that order… South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana State, Florida and Florida State round out the top 10… If you would like to see the entire poll ranking the top 25, click here.
  • USA Today / NFCA Coaches Softball Rankings… Now giving equal time to the ladies, in the softball Florida State, Oregon, Florida, Arizona, and Auburn make up the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Texas A&M, Minnesota, LSU, UCLA and Washington… To see the entire top 25 poll, click here.

MLB

  • Braves 3 – Mets 1…. The Atlanta Braves picked up their first win of the season last night up in New York as they defeated the Mets 3-1 in 12 innings… The game was tied 1-1 at the end of 9 innings and the two teams bullpen’s battled each other until the Braves were able to load the bases with two outs when Braves left fielder Matt Kemp doubled driving in what would prove to be the winning runs… Jim Johnson was then able to retire the side in the bottom of the inning and picked up the win… For more information on this contest, click here… The teams finish their 3-game series tonight at 7:10. And the game can be seen on Fox Sports South.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-5-2017

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

Softball… This past weekend the Raider varsity softball team participated in the Triple Crown Tournament down in Aiken as they have for several years… I did not get the scores until yesterday so let’s catch up with how they did.

  • Friday, 3-31-17, Game 1: North Augusta 12 – Laurens 0… In their first game on Friday night the Raiders took on North Augusta and found out quickly they must have left their hitting and fielding skills back in Laurens as N.A. took a 12-0 win on just 5 hits but the Raiders helped them out with 12 errors… The Raiders in the meantime had only 2 hits and struck out 12 times… Bailey Gibbs and Mattie Cantrell had the only hits for the Raiders… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following:7-3-31-SB-Gm-1-Nrth-Aug … For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 3-31-SB-Gm-1-Nrth-Aug-scorecard
  • Friday, 3-31-17, Game 2: Laurens 16 – Fox Creek 1… While the Raiders were playing in the first game against North Augusta someone must have come back to Laurens and retrieved the Raiders hitting and fielding ability brought it back in time for the second game of the evening as the Raiders took a 16-1 win over Fox Creek in 3 innings… The Raiders had 9 hits in this game and committed only 1 error but I must be honest and tell you that the error bug bit Fox Creek as they had 10 errors… Mattie Cantrell had a stellar night at the plate going 4-4 with a double and a homerun… CJ Ginn went 2-3 with a double… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-31-SB-Gm-2-Fox-Creek… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-31-SB-Gm-2-Fox-Creek-scorecard
  • Saturday, 4-1-17, Game 1: Lugoff-Elgin 6 – Laurens 1… In the first game on Saturday morning, the Raiders took on Lugoff and neither team had a stellar game at the plate as they each managed only 4 hits… The big difference was that the error bug again bit the Raiders as they committed 8 of them to L-E’s 4… Vanessa Harshaw led the Raiders at the plate going 2-3… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-1-Gm-1-SB-Lugoff-Elgin… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-1-Gm-1-SB-Lugoff-Elgin-scorecard 
  • Saturday 4-1-17, Game 2: Laurens 4 – Strom Thurmond 1… In the second game on Saturday, the Raiders rebounded to take a 4-1 win over the Strom Thurmond rebels… Rachel Delio picked up the win giving up the 1 earned run in the first inning where the Rebels got 2 of their 5 hits in the game…. The Raiders tied the game with a single run in the 3rd inning then put two on the board in the 5th and one in the 6th to take the win…. The Raiders got their 4 runs with 4 hits and no Raider had more than 1 hit… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-1-Gm-2-SB-Strom_Thurmond… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-4-1-Gm-2-SB-Strom_Thurmond-Scorebook
  • Saturday 4-1-17, Game 3: Laurens 5 – Barnwell 2… In their final game of the tournament on Saturday afternoon the Raiders took a 5-2 win over Barnwell making them 3-2 in the tournament and allowing them to capture first palace in the Gold Division… The Raiders struck first putting two runs on the board in the second inning and then never trailed after that… The Raiders had 9 hits in the game with CJ Ginn going 3-4 with a double and an RBI while Cassy Plaia went 2-3 with a double and an RBI also… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-4-1-Gm-3-SB… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17- 1 17-4-1-Gm-3-SB-Barnwell-Scorecard… The Raiders are now 9-7 overall and 3-1 in region play and will return to action next Tuesday when they travel to Greenwood.

College Notes:

  • Clemson Baseball: Clemson 4 – Georgia 0… The Clemson Tiger baseball team traveled to Athens yesterday to take on the UGA Bulldogs and the ride back was a happy one as the Tigers took a 4-0 win… Tyler Jackson pitched 7.2 scoreless innings and Chris Williams hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead the Tigers to the win… The team is now 25-5 on the season… For more information on this contest, click here
  • South Carolina Baseball: South Carolina 6 – Furman 1… The Gamecock baseball team was also in action last night as they hosted the Furman Paladins… Their ride back to Greenville was not a joyous one for the Paladins as the Gamecocks took a 6-1 win… Sophomore infielder LT Tolbert went 2-for-4 with three RBI and freshman right-hander Cody Morris allowed just one run in five innings of work to lead the Gamecocks… South Carolina in now 20-8 on the year… For more information on this contest, click here.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-4-2017

PC Notes:

Softball:

  • Saturday: CSU 6 – PC 5 and PC 4 – CSU 1… The PC softball team hosted the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in a pair of games on Saturday… In the first game, the Bucs rallied with six runs in the seventh inning to take the 6-5 win over the Blue Hose… In the second game PC rebounded to take a 4-1 win… For more information on these games, click here.
  • Sunday: PC 7 – CSU 6… In the final game of the series on Sunday, the Blue Hose scored a run in every inning, including the winning one in the seventh, to break a 6-6 tie and earn the 7-6 victory over the Bucs giving the Blue Hose the series win, 2-1… The team will be off until this Friday and Saturday when they travel to Lynchburg, Va. to take on Liberty in a 3 game series.

Baseball… The PC baseball team was also in action this past weekend as they hosted Radford in a 3-game series

  • Friday: PC 4 – Radford 3… In the first game on Friday, the Blue Hose hung on top take the in by a score of 4-3 as they we able to gun down the tying run at the plate in the top of the 9th to preserve their lead and take the win… For more information on this contest, click here
  • Saturday: PC 4 – Radford 1… In the second game of the series on Saturday, junior hurler Tanner Chock threw his second career complete game, allowing just one run with a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead PC to the 4-1 victory… For more information on this contest, click here.
  • Sunday: Radford 4 – PC 1… In the last game of the series on Sunday, the Highlanders avoided being swept by PC as they scored 3 runs in the first inning and then went on to take a 4-1 win…. For more information on this contest, click here… PC is now 14-16 overall and 3-3 in Big South play and will be back in action today as they travel to NC Central this afternoon for a 6:00 pm contest.

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

  • Stewart Wins State Archery Title… LDHS senior Jonathan Stewart has been participating in the in the National Archery for Schools program since the 5th grade at Gray Court-Owings Middle School… Like all other athletes he most likely wondered what it would feel like to win the state championship… Well he does not have to wonder anymore because last Thursday he did just that defeating 163 other male competitors in the men’s division… He finished the competition tied with another archer from West Ashley HS and they to have a 5-arrow shoot off which Jonathan won… By winning he also was awarded a $3000 scholarship to apply to the tuition at the school of his choice which for him will most likely be Piedmont Tech… Afterwards LDHS Head Coach Jon Jansen commented “Anyone and everyone who has ever had the joy of crossing paths with Jonathan, understands what a tremendous example he sets as a Laurens Raider. His work ethic and leadership for many years were awarded today with a tremendous finish as a senior. I think the emotion of what happened in the shoot off and the years of hard work beginning with Coach Poole at GCO and LDHS, finally hit home as he walked off the range one last time. We are all blessed for being part of his journey into life.”… The Raiders as a team finished 6th and if you would like to see their individual scores, click here…. Congratulations to Jonathan and the rest of the Raiders.

College Notes:

  • North Carolina 71 – Gonzaga 65… Sunday evening the South Carolina women’s basketball team brought the women’s national title home to South Carolina well in case you missed it the North Carolina Tar Heels brought the men’s championship home to North Carolina as they defeated Gonzaga 71-65… The game went back and forth with both teams holding slight leads at various times throughout the game… The Tar Heels finished the game on an 8-0 run to seal the win with Gonzaga making critical turnovers in the last minute of the game… For more information on this contest, click here.

MLB

  • Mets 6 – Braves 0… The Atlanta Braves opened up their regular season last night up in New York taking on the Mets and the Braves picked up where they lft off last season as they lost to the Mets 6-0… Julio Teheran pitched six scoreless innings for the Braves before he had to be lifted because of a blister and in the seventh inning the Mets struck for all 6 of their runs…. Freddie Freeman got 3 of the Braves 7 hits going 3-4 to lead the Braves at the plate… For more on this game, click here.

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-3-2017

Local Sports Notes:

LDHS:

  • Baseball: Hillcrest 2 – Laurens 0… On Tuesday last week the Raider baseball team battled the Hillcrest Rams at Ed Prescott Field and took a 6-5 win in 11 innings… Well last Friday night the Raiders traveled to Hillcrest and the game did not go past the 7th inning and this time the Raiders lost by a score of 2-0… Both teams managed just 4 hits each and the bottom line is that in the third and fifth innings the Rams got the clutch hit when it counted… Only once did the Raiders get a runner to third base and that was with two outs and the next batter struck out…  Ethan Jones led the team at the plate going 2-3 and he also took the loss giving up 2 runs (only 1 of which was earned) on the 4 hits while striking out 4 and walking 4… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following: 17-3-31-BB-Hillcrest… For the game’s scorecard click on the following: 17-3-31-BB-Hillcrest-scorebook… The team is scheduled to play at Greenwood today as part of a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm.
  • JV Baseball: Laurens 9 – Hillcrest 4… Sorry no other details.

College Notes:

  • Men’s Basketball: Gonzaga 77 – South Carolina 73… The South Carolina men’s basketball team came up 5 points short of being in tonight’s championship game as they fell to Gonzaga 77-73 Saturday in the semifinal’s… The Gamecocks actually led 67-65 in the second half but the Bulldogs showed why they have only 1 loss on the season as they came back to take the win… South Carolina ends the season with a 26-11 record… For more information on the game, click here…. Gonzaga takes on North Carolina tonight for the championship and all of a sudden I’m bulling for the Bulldogs, never really like N.C. anyway.
  • Women’s basketball: South Carolina 67 – Mississippi State 55… Now the news is just a little better for the Lady Gamecocks as they laid claim to the 2017 Women’s national Championship last night by defeating Mississippi State (for the third time this season) 67-65… The Gamecocks were led by A’ja Wilson who had 23 points and was name the Final Four’s MVP… For more information on this contest, click here…. Four South Carolina programs now boast a National Championship… Women’s basketball joins women’s outdoor track and field (2002), baseball (2010, 2011) and equestrian (2005, 2007, 2015) on the list of Gamecock teams to win a national title.

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Sports Report for Friday, 3-31-2017

PC Notes:

  • Baseball: Wofford 10 – PC 9… Two eighth-inning solo home runs pushed Wofford past the Presbyterian College baseball team, 10-9, on Wednesday night at Fluor Field in Greenville in a contest that went back and forth all night… For more information on this contest, click here… The team will be back in action this weekend hosting Radford in a 3-game series… The first game is this afternoon and first pitch is scheduled for 3:00 pm.
  • Softball Drops Two… The PC softball team was also in action this past Wednesday as they traveled up to Johnson City, Tn. to take on the Bucs of East Tennessee State in a doubleheader… The news is not what I like to report as ETSU Bucs won the first game 3-2 and the second game 5-4…For more information on these contest, click here…  The softball team will also be at home this weekend as they take on Charleston southern… They are scheduled to play a doubleheaders tomorrow starting at 1:00 pm and a single game on Sunday also starting at 1:00 pm.

Local Sports Notes: As you most likely would have guessed, most all of the athletic events were postponed soon after lunch yesterday and all that I know off except one that they tried to play did not get finished… The Laurens Raider baseball team and Woodruff completed two inning with Woodruff leading 1-0 when the game had to be suspended… No word as to when / if that game will be finished.

CHS:

  • Soccer: Woodruff 3 – Clinton 1… The Red Devil soccer team did manage to get their home match in with the Woodruff Wolverines… The match was tied 1-1 at the half but Woodruff scored two unanswered goals in the second half to take a 3-1 win… Luke Mann had the Red Devils lone goal and Parker Duncan was credited with an assist… The Red Devils fall to 3-10 overall on the season and 2-2 in region play.

Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame

  • Eight Inducted… Last night out at The Ridge the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame held its first induction ceremony where the first eight members were honored… They are Barry Atkinson, King Dixon, Chrissy Floyd, J.D. Fuller, the late Chick Galloway, Cally Gault, Kevin Long and Keith Richardson… Each of these outstanding individuals who were present expressed their surprise in being selected and pointed out that without the help of many other coaches, athletes, players and family they would not be standing there.. To learn more about how these individuals were selected and a very brief bio on them, click here… Congratulations to each of these outstanding individuals and check below for a photo slide show.

College Notes:

  • Gamecocks in Final Four Time Two… well it goes without saying that the biggest sports story this weekend in the State of South Carolina is the fact that both the men’s and women’s team basketball teams have made it to the final four… The ladies will play at 7:30 tonight as they take on Stanford at 7:30 and the game can be seen on ESPN2… About 30 minutes after that game finishes UConn and Mississippi State will play and it can be seen on ESPN2 also… The winners will play at 6:00 pm Sunday in the Championship Game and that can be seen on ESPN… The men will play Gonzaga at 6:10 pm tomorrow night and that game can be seen on CBS (Channel 7 out of Spartanburg)… Shortly after that game is over Oregon and North Carolina will play also on CBS… The championship game will be held Monday and I am not sure about the time (most likely 9:00 pm) but I am sure it will be on CBS… My only comments are predictable to those who know me… Go Gamecocks X 2!!!

 

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  • Softball: Thursday 4-13-17 as the raiders host Greenwood in varsity action at 7:30 pm.

Local Sports Schedule:

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week, click here
  • Laurens Academy: The Crusaders travel to Greenwood Christian today for a 5:00 pm contest…. Tuesday they host Newberry Academy in a 6:00 pm contest

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Sports Report for Thursday, 3-30-2017

Local Sports Notes: I have a few results from contest yesterday and a couple from Tuesday that I did not get the scores on until yesterday.

LDHS:

  • Golf: Mauldin 154 – Laurens 183… The Raider boys’ golf team traveled to Holly Tree C.C. on Tuesday and fell to the Mauldin Mavericks by a score of 154-183… Jonathan Finley had the low score for the Raiders with a 40… Other Raider scores were Patton Croker 41, Collin Harlan 50, and Preston Mahon 52…. Afterwards Coach Jim Iacuone commented “Our best team score of the season thus far on a course that no member of the team has ever played…. Our record is 2-4 on the season… We travel to The Thornblade Club on Thursday to face Riverside, Byrnes and Spartanburg.”

CHS:

  • Baseball: Clinton 14 – Saluda 2 (6)…. The Red Devil baseball team boarded the bus yesterday and traveled down to Saluda to take on the Tigers… I have a feeling it was a happy ride back as the Red Devils took a 14-2 win over the Tigers in six innings… Both teams scored a pair of runs in the first inning and then Clinton took the lead for good scoring 2 runs in the second, third and fifth inning and then put 6 insurance runs on the board in the sixth to take the win… The Red Devils got their runs on 9 hits and were aided by 11 walks and 4 Saluda errors… Matt Thomas and Cameron Bishop each had 2 of the Red Devils 9 hits and one of Thomas’ was a double… For the game’s box score and stats click on the following:17-3-29-BB-CHS-Saluda … For the game’s scorecard click on the following:17-3-29-BB-CHS-Saluda-scorebook
  • Soccer: Blue Ridge 5 – Clinton 2… The Clinton soccer team was also on the road last night as they traveled up to Blue ridge to take on the Tigers… I would almost bet their ride back was not a joyous as the baseball teams’ ride home as the Tigers took a 5-2 win… The Red Devils kept it close in the first half as the score was tied 1-1 going into the intermission… Parker Duncan and Gavin Kiley had the Red Devil goals and Jesus Gonzalez had an assist… Jack Harkins did save 12 of the Tigers 22 shots on goal… Interestingly the Red Devils only had two shots on goal and made them both…. The team is now 3-9 on the season.
  • Tennis: Clinton 7 – Chapman 0… The Red Devil tennis team hosted the Chapman Panthers yesterday and there is the usual good news as Clinton took a 7-0 win… Isaac MacMillan, Robert Powell, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino, and Alexander Winsor all took very one-side wins in singles action… The #1 doubles team of MacMillan and Powell had the closest match but still defeated their opponents 8-5… The #2 doubles team of Zack Bedenbaugh and Anders Orr also took a one-sided win… The team is now 7-2 / 4-0 and host Woodruff this afternoon.
  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – St Joseph’s 1… Now we also need to catch up the tennis team results on Tuesday as they traveled to St Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville… Once again the Red Devils were victorious as they took a 6-1 win… Sorry but the match details I received were a little confusing so I’ll just tell you the Red Devils won..
  • Golf Team Finishes Third… On Tuesday the Red Devil boys’ golf team traveled down to Newberry County to take on Newberry and Mid-Carolina… Mid-Carolina finished 1st shooting a 159. Newberry second with a178, and Clinton 3rd with a 209… Clinton individual scores were Blaine Crisp 49, Lawrence Coleman 52, Will Riser 52, Justin Snead 56, Justin Easter 57 and Diego Washington 64
  • Lacrosse: Clinton 14 – Lexington 2… Also on Tuesday night the Clinton lacrosse team hosted Lexington HS and the Red Devils prevailed by a score of 14-2… Clinton led 5-2 at the half and then put the match away with 9 second half scores… Clinton goals were scored by Stephanie Braswell (3), Savana Campbell (3), Latoria Johnson (1), Alexis Pagano (5), Hali Satterfield (1), and Adeline Stephens (1)…. Goalie, Jalen Davis, had 9 saves in goal and only allowed 2 goals.

 

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