Sports Report for Friday, 4-27-2018

PC Notes…. Click on the scores below for more details on the game.

  • Softball… The Blue Hose softball team had its final home series of the season rained out this week and the games with SC State will not be made up… The team closes out its regular season on the road this weekend as they travel to Radford to take on the Highlanders in a 3-game series… They will play a single game today at 5 pm and a doubleheader tomorrow starting at 1 pm… The games can be seen on the Big South Network.
  • Baseball … The PC baseball team was on the road this past Wednesday as they traveled up to Clemson to take on the #8 ranked Tigers… They found the game tougher than the one they had in Columbia the week before against the Gamecocks as the Tigers took a 14-4 win over the Blue Hose… The team is also on the road traveling up to Radford this weekend for a 3-game series with the Highlanders… The first game is scheduled to start at 6 pm tonight… The second game is scheduled for 4 pm tomorrow and the final game Sunday at 2 pm can be seen on the Big South Network.

 

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Broome 0… The Red Devil boys’ tennis team hosted the Broome Centurions on Wednesday and I just got the score yesterday morning so let me pas on the good news to you…. Clinton won 6-0… If you would like to see match details, click here… The Red Devil’s record stands at 12-3 overall and 9-0 in region play..
  • Softball Postponed Until Today … The Red Devil first round playoff game at Crescent was postponed due to the weather yesterday… The team is now scheduled to take on the Tigers at 6 pm today.

 

LDHS

  • Softball Game Suspended… The Raider softball team traveled to Fort Mill yesterday to open the playoffs against the nation Ford Falcons… The filed was in good shape despite the rains that had been in the area yesterday afternoon… However as the game started so did the rain… By the time the two teams had finished the second inning the infield was on the verge of becoming mud bog so the umpires and coaches stopped the game and they will pick it up today with the Raiders coming to bat in the top of the 3rd inning leading 1-0… The game is scheduled to resume at 6:30… Unfortunately we will NOT be able to bring you the conclusion of the game as I have a long standing commitment tonight… The Raiders and Red Devils are both scheduled to play tomorrow against opponents and at a site to be determined by today’s results… Check our homepage at WLBG.com for the latest on that… I’ll put up a posting their as soon as I know…. Any broadcast tomorrow will be on a “to be determined” basis and if we do I’ll post that up also.

 

Laurens Academy

  • WW King 8 – LA 1… The Crusaders did get their game in yesterday as thy traveled down to Batesburg to take on the Knights of WW King Academy… The Crusaders got on the board first putting one run on the board in the top of the first inning when Wil Tindal singled and moved to second on a single by Cal Robertson… A wild pitch then moved both runners up a base and Tindal scored on a sacrifice bunt by Noah Moore… However that would be the only run scored by the Crusaders as they fell 8-0 to the Knights…  Tindal led the Crusader offense collecting 2 of their 4 hits… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LA-4-26-WWK … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LA-4-26-WWK-SC

 

Link to Playoff Brackets on WLBG Homepage… Now for the true high school baseball or softball fans out there, if you go to our homepage at wlbg.com and look down the right hand side in the “Featured Sports” area you will find a listing titled “SCHSL Baseball and Softball Brackets” .. If you click on that it will open up to a posting where you can simply click on the sport (baseball or softball) and the classification whose bracket you would like to see and t will carry you to the SCHSL  page where that bracket is located…. Enjoy! 

Pros …Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Braves 7 – Reds 4…. After dropping the first two games of the 4-game series with the Reds in Cincinnati, the Braves managed a split of the season with their win on Wednesday and a 7-4 win yesterday afternoon… The Braves outhit the Reds 13-6 and rookie Ronald Acuna, Jr. went 3-4 as did Freddie Freeman to lead the Braves and one of Acuna’s was his first career homerun…. The Braves will start a weekend series with the Phillies in Philadelphia
  • Augusta 8 – Drive 7… The Greenville Dive saw their losing streak go to 13 games last night as the Augusta GreenJackets took an 8-7 win at Flour Field… The Drive trailed 7-0 at one point in the game and rallied but they came up just a little short… The Drive remain at home hosting the Charleston RiverDogs this weekend.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-26-2018

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Softball Opens Playoffs at Crescent… This afternoon at 6:00 pm the Red Devil softball team will travel to Iva to take on the Crescent Tigers in opening round action of the Class-AAA softball playoffs… The Tigers are a traditionally strong team that has won at least 2 state titles in the last 10 years… They finished second last year to the state champ Hanahan losing 2 games in the 3–game finals by a total of 2 runs…They are normally very aggressive on the base paths and at the plate… They finished first in their region while Clinton finished fourth… Go Big Red !
  • Soccer Plays for Second… The Clinton boys’ soccer team will travel to Woodruff this afternoon to take on the Chapman Panthers in a tie braking match for second place in the region… The winner will get to host a first round playoff match on May 1st… The match starts at 5:30 so if you can’t make it to Iva to watch the softball team, then why don’t you go up and cheer on the soccer team…. Go Big Red !
  • Birchmore Signs with Saints… Yesterday morning at CHS senior softball player Caroline Birchmore signed a letter of intent to continue her education and softball career at Limestone College in Gaffney for the Saints… The signing took place in the auditorium at CHS and she was surrounded by her parents, coaches, teammates and friends… The Red Devil catcher is batting .262 on the season and has an on-base percentage of .352 as the Red Devils head into the playoffs… Congratulations to Caroline!

 

LDHS

  • Tennis: Greenwood 7 – Laurens 0… The Raider boys’ tennis team closed out its season on Tuesday with a 7-0 loss to the Greenwood Eagles down in Greenwood… The Raiders had a young team that struggled all season but never gave up… For complete match details click here.
  • Softball Opens Playoffs at Nation Ford… The Raider softball team will be traveling to nation Ford today as they open playoff action taking on the 12-6 Falcons…  The Falcons will be looking for a measure of revenge as the two teams meet in the third game of the playoffs last year at Laurens where the Raiders took a 5-2 win eliminating the Falcons from the playoffs… Now I hope you can make over to the Rock Hill area to follow the Raiders but if you can’t we plan on bringing you all the action starting about 7:00 pm here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and streaming on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

Link to Playoff Brackets on WLBG Homepage… Now for the true high school baseball or softball fans out there, if you go to our homepage at wlbg.com and look down the right hand side in the “Featured Sports” area you will find a listing titled “SCHSL Baseball and Softball Brackets” .. If you click on that it will open up to a posting where you can simply click on the sport (baseball or softball) and the classification whose bracket you would like to see and t will carry you to the SCHSL  page where that bracket is located…. Enjoy!

 

Pros… Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Braves 5 – Reds 2… Last night after dropping the first two games of the four-game series to the Reds in Cincinnati, the Braves finally put one in the win column as they took a 5-4 win over the Reds… It was a comeback win for the Braves as they tied the game with a single run in the top of the 8th inning and then scored the winning run in the top of the 9th when Johan Carmago hit his second double of the game to drive in Ozzie Albies with what would prove to be the winning run… The two teams complete their 4-game series with a 12:35 game this afternoon.
  • Augusta 9 – Drive 2 and Augusta 3 – Drive 0…. As you may recall the Greenville Drive won the SAL title last year as part of their best ever season… well it looks like the Drive this year might be described as “from first to worst” as they last both games of a doubleheader at Flour Field yesterday the first by a score of 9-2 and the second by a score of 3-0… That makes 12 consecutive loses for the Drive and their season record to date is only 3-17.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-25-2018

Local Notes:

LDHS… Catching up with a couple of scores from LDHS last week…

  • Golf: Mauldin 161 – Laurens 207… Last Thursday the Raider golf team traveled to Holly Tree CC to take on the Mauldin Mavericks in region play… Wish I had better news for Raider fans but I have to report that Mauldin took a 161 – 207 win over the Raiders… Scores for Laurens: Bailey Goode 47, Collin Harlan 51, Ryan Elledge 54, and Preston Mahon 55.
  • Tennis: Hillcrest 5 – Laurens 2… Last Thursday the Raider tennis team traveled to Hillcrest to take on the Rams and lost to the Rams by a score of 5-2… Andrew Dominick and Will Adams had the two wins for the Raiders…. For more information on this match, click here
  • Soccer… Last Friday the boys’ soccer team traveled to Greenwood and lost to the Eagles by a scorer of 2-0… Sorry no other details available and also no information on how the girls did…. Their coach is not posting the scores.

 

Laurens County Speedway… Checking the results from the main events at the LCS last Saturday night…

  • Thunder Bombers… Dan Lawson picked up his second straight victory as he took the lead late from James Hudson… Troy Bagwell followed in second and Scott Pulley took third.
  • 602 Crate… Jeff Robertson picked up his second win of the season leading from wire to wire… Chris Patterson and Colt Smith were the next two across the finish line.
  • 4 Cylinder… Rod Tucker picked the win here by just over 6 seconds ahead of second place finisher Larry Teal… Tucker never trailed in this race… Bradley Lambert finished third.
  • FWD… Last Saturday must have been the night past winners to win again as last season’s FWD champ Mason Mack took the win by over 3 seconds… That lead was over Joel Cabe who finished second with Andrew Patterson taking third.
  • SECA 604 Crate… Taylor Puckett started on the pole and stayed out front the entire race never really being challenged by Nick Dietz who finished second… Thomas Robinson finished third.
  • Enduro… Once they finally got the main event started, Bruce Barnett picket up the win with Brandon Patterson being the next two across the finish line in that order.
  • Limited… Michael Smith got off to a quick start and shot by Tony Quarles and t went on to take the win holding off Quarles who finished second… Frank Coates took third.

Pros… Click on the scores of the following for more information about the contest.

  • Reds 9 – Braves 7 (12)… In case you didn’t stay up late enough to see the end of the game last night, the Braves lost a heartbreaker… The Braves trailed the Reds 7-3 going into the top of the 9th inning… The Braves rallied in the top o the ninth for 4 runs to tie the game 7-7 and send it into extra innings after holding the Reds scoreless in the bottom of the inning… The two teams were scoreless unit; the bottom of the 12th inning when with 1 out and one on the Reds Scooter Gennett hit his second homer of the game to give the Reds the walk off win.
  • Fireflies 5 – Drive 2… The Greenville Drive saw their losing streak go to 10 games as they lost to the Columbia Fireflies 5-2 yesterday afternoon at Flour Field… The two teams will play a doubleheader to makeup Monday’s rained out game starting a 4 pm this afternoon.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-24-2018

PC Notes… Click on the scores of the following for more information.

  • Softball… The PC softball team traveled to Buies Creek, NC this past weekend to take on the Campbell Camels… On Friday the Blue Hose trailed by 4 but fought back only to have their rally fall short as Campbell took a 5-3 win… The two teams played a doubleheader on Saturday and the news is not good here as Campbell won both games by scores of 7-2 and 8-1… The softball season for PC is winding down fast and their last home games of the season will be tomorrow (weather permitting) when they host the Bulldogs of SC State in a doubleheader starting at 2:00 pm.
  • Baseball… After taking the 7-4 win against South Carolina a week ago tonight, the PC baseball team traveled to Gardner-Webb for a 3-game series with the Runnin Bulldogs over the weekend and each of the 3 games were decided by a single run… On Friday PC lost to the G-W by a score of 3-2 after butting 2 runs on the board in the first inning but could not hold the lead…  The Saturday game was very similar to the Friday game in that PC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and again could not hold it as they lost by a score of 5-4… The final game of the series on Sunday saw G-W jump out to an early lead to go up 6-1 and then PC rally for 4 runs in the in the 7th and 8th inning but came up just short as the Bulldogs took a 6-5 win to earn a sweep of the series… The team travels to Clemson tomorrow for a 6:30 pm game (weather permitting) with the Tigers.

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Weather Related Notes… The Red Devil baseball team was supposed to host the West Oak Warriors yesterday and of course that did not happen… The game was cancelled and will not be made-up.
  • Tennis… Catching up on tennis action at CHS, last Wednesday the team stepped out of region play to take on the Class-5A Riverside warriors….  The Warriors have a traditionally strong team and took a 4-3 win over the Red Devils… For details on the match, click here… Then last Thursday the Red Devils traveled down to Newberry and came home with a 6-0 win over the Bulldogs… If you want complete match details click here… The team is now 11-3 overall and 8-0 in region play… The tennis match that was scheduled for yesterday against Broome was postponed until tomorrow at 5:00 pm at the CMS tennis courts… It will be Senior Night so come on out and support the Red Devils in their last regular season home match.
  • SoccerLast Thursday the Red Devil Soccer team traveled to Irmo to play the Providence Athletic Club Panthers… The game was sloppy offensively, but both teams played stout defense and avoided mistakes. Neither team was able to score at all, so the game and to overtime and eventually penalty kicks… The Panthers drove home 4 of their kicks, while the Devils only made 2, ending the game in a win for the Panthers…. The team was supposed to play Laurens yesterday but that match has been canceled and will not be rescheduled…This Thursday the team will be taking on Chapman at Woodruff HS to break a tie for 2nd place in the region… It is scheduled to start at 5:30 and the team would like to see a large number of Red Devil fans travel the short distance to Woodruff to cheer them on.

 

LDHS… I’ll try to do some catching up with other sports at LDHS tomorrow.

 

Pros… Click on the scores of the following for more information.

  • Drive… As you might suspect, the Greenville Drive had their game with the Augusta GreenJackets postponed due to rain and will attempt to get it in Wednesday as part of a doubleheader… In the mean time they will try to get a game in today with the GreenJackets at 2:05 pm as Furman is set to host South Carolina tonight at Flour Field at 7:00 pm… Anyone want to bet on whether either of those games get played?
  • Reds 10 – Braves 4… The Braves started their road trip last night in Cincinnati and the two teams were tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when the Reds struck for 6 runs and then went on to take a 10-4 over the Bravos.

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-23-2018

Local Notes:

CHS

Softball Headed to Crescent… The Red Devil softball team has made the playoffs and will be heading to Crescent to take on the Tigers this Thursday… The time of the game will most likely be announced today and I’ll get that to you later along with more about the game later in the week.

 

LDHS… The Laurens Raider baseball and softball teams closed out their regular seasons Friday night hosting the Greenwood Eagles on Senior Night for both teams…

  • Baseball: Greenwood 9 – Laurens 0… The Raider baseball team closed out its season with a 9-0 loss to the Greenwood Eagles being shutout for only the second time this season… The game was scoreless through 4 innings when the Eagles struck for 4 innings and the Raiders just could not muster the offense to reply… The Eagles outhit the Raiders 11-2 with Kobe Williams getting both the Raider hits…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-20-Gwd  … For the games scorecard, click on the following:LDHS-BB-4-20-Gwd-SC … The Raiders finish their season with an 8-11 overall record and 2-8 in region play.
  • Softball: Laurens 3 – Greenwood 2… The Raider softball team went into Friday night’s game knowing they could not win the region crown for the first time in several years but could finish second or third… To finish second they would have to defeat Greenwood and Hillcrest would have to defeat Mauldin… If either one of those did not happen they would finish third due to the tie-breaking rules the region has in place… Well the Raiders defeated the Eagles 3-2 but Mauldin defeated Hillcrest so the Raiders finished third… The Raiders got their first 2 runs in the 3rd inning when Jillian Sward singled and then stole second… Vanessa Harshaw then singled to put runners on the corners… Harshaw then stole second and as she did Sward came home on a double-steal… On the throw back to the plate in an attempt to get Sward scoring, Harshaw moved to third… A couple of batters later Cassie Plaia brought her home on a sacrifice bunt… The Raiders picked up the winning run in the 6th inning when Plaia walked and stole second… She moved to third on a Greenwood error and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Michaela Smith… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-SB-4-20-18-Gwd… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-SB-4-20-18-Gwd-SC… Since the Raiders finished third they will open up the playoffs on the road this Thursday… The will travel to nation Ford over in the Rock Hill area… We plan on bringing you that game here on Real Radio 860 and on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

 

Pros… For more information about each of the following games, click on their scores.

  • Braves… The Braves completed their home series with the Mets this weekend… In Friday’s game they lost to the Mets 5-3 in 12 innings… They rebounded on Saturday to take a come from behind 4-3 win over the Mets scoring 2 runs in the 9th inning to take the win… The final game of the series was rained out yesterday and will be made up later in the season… The Braves are now 12-8 on the season and start a road trip tonight with the first stop being in Cincinnati to take on the Reds.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive finished their 4-game series in Kannapolis, NC against the Intimidators yesterday and the news is not good for Drive fans as the Drive saw their losing streak go to 9 games as they lost all their games to the Intimidators… On Friday they lost 4-1 and on Saturday they lost by a score of 7-0… They closed out the series yesterday with an 11-1 loss… The Drive are now 3-14 on the season and hope to turn things around tonight as they start a 7-game home stand at 7:05 with the first team coming in being the Augusta GreenJackets.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 4-20-2018

PC Notes: Click on the scores below too see more details on the contest.

  • Softball: Georgia Tech 5 – PC 1… Georgia Tech used two runs in the fourth and two in the sixth to take a 5-1 win over the Presbyterian College softball team in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta… PC heads to Campbell for a single game today at 5 p.m., and a doubleheader tomorrow at 2 p.m…. Friday’s game will be shown live on the Big South Network at www.BigSouthSports.com…  The first game Saturday will be shown on ESPN3.com.
  • Baseball: PC 7 – South Carolina 4… On my Tuesday morning Sports report I wrote about the PC baseball team “The team will be back in action tonight as they travel down I-26 to Columbia to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks a team that historically they have played tough”… Well that is what happened as they not only played the Gamecocks tough but defeated them 7-4 to improve the PC season record to 12-26 while the Gamecocks fall to 20-17… The Blue Hose will head to Gardner-Webb for a three-game series beginning with a 6 p.m. game tonight.

 

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Softball: Broome 11 – Clinton 1 (6)… The Red Devil softball team traveled to Broome last night to take on the Centurions… The Red Devils got on the board first in the top of the 1st inning when Hunter Benson lead the game off with a single and advanced to third on a throwing error by the Broome outfielder… She then scored when Madison Burton grounded out to second base… At the time no one knew that would be the only run scored by the Red Devils as Broome put 3 runs on the board in the bottom of the 1st inning then went on to take an 11-1 win in 6 innings… The Centurions simply outhit the Red Devils 14-5 and Clinton only had a base runner past second one other time in the 6th inning… Elizabeth Childress led the Red Devils at the plate as she went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-19-18-Brm… For the games scorecard, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-19-18-Brm-SC… I believe this concludes the team’s regular season and they now await playoff seeding for the playoffs that begin next week.
  • Baseball: West-Oak 10 – Clinton 8… What follows is based on information from Coach Fortman and West-Oak’s game Changer posting… On Wednesday the Red Devil baseball team traveled to West-Oak to take on the Warriors…The Red Devils led 5-4 going into the bottom of the 5th inning when the Warriors put 6 runs on the board to go up 10-5… The Red Devils did not roll over as they got one of the runs back in the top of the 6th inning and 2 more in the 7th and had the tying runs on third and second with 0 outs as the Warrior pitcher struck out the side to preserve the win for the Warriors… According to the W-O Game Changer stats the Red Devils outhit the Warriors 10-8… Hunter Odom, Kimon Quarles and Konnor Richardson each had 2 hits for two hits for the Red Devils
  • Baseball: Broome 9 – Clinton 7….  Last night the Red Devils hosted the Broome Centurions in a game that would pretty much decide if Clinton was going to have a shot at the playoffs… The news is not good as the Red Devils lost a tough one… The game was back and forth affair in which the Red Devils took an early lead on a big shot by Konnor Richardson… The Centurions came back to take a 5-2 lead…  Dawson Green had a 2-RBI hit to tie the game at 5 all…  Broome came back to take a 9-5 lead going into the 7th inning…In the 7th the Red Devils tried to rally and had the tying runs on base but just came up a bit short, losing 9-7. 

 

LDHS…

  • A quick reminder that the Raider baseball and Softball teams will close out their regular seasons at home tonight on Senior Night for both teams as they host the Greenwood Eagles… We plan on bringing you the varsity softball game her on Real Radio 860 WLBG at about 7:30… The softball team’s game will have a major impact on where the team finishes in the region standings and whether they play at home or on the road in the first round of the playoffs starting next week… It is also Diner on the Diamond at the softball game and BBQ rib plates will be on sale for $10… They will include baked beans, coleslaw, desert and tea…. I highly suggest you find a softball player or one of their parents or coaches to get your ticket ahead of time.

Laurens Academy

  • Brashier 10 – Crusaders 4… The Crusader baseball team traveled up to the Simpsonville area to take on the Brashier Middle College Charter Bengals for the second time in three days…The Crusaders led 2-1 going into the bottom of the 4th inning when the Bengals tied the game plating a single run… They scored 2 more in the 5th inning and then broke the game open in the 6th inning scoring 6 runs… The Crusaders tried to rally scoring 2 runs in the 7th but it was too little too late… The Crusaders got their 4 runs off just 2 hits, 5 walks and were aided often by 1 of the Bengals 7 errors… Dawson Foster and Octavio Rodriguez had the 2 hits for the Crusaders… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LA-4-19-BMC… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LA-4-19-BMC-SC .

Pros… Click on the score(s) below too see more details on the game(s).

  • Braves 12 – Mets 4… Last night the Braves started a 4-game series with the New York Mets in Atlanta on a positive note as they took a 12-4 win outhitting the Mets 13-9… Kurt Suzuki had a 2-run homer for the Braves in eh 1st inning.
  • Intimidators 8 – Drive 3 The Greenville Drive saw their losing streak go to 6 games as they started a road trip traveling to Kannapolis, NC to take on the Intimidators and lost by a score of 8-3

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-19-2018

Local Notes:

CHS… Catching up on some recent scores at CHS that we have not had time to report

  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Mid-Carolina 0… This past Monday the Red Devils defeated the Mid-Carolina Rebels 6-0 at home… Isaac McMillan, Ike Waldron, Tyler Trevino, Conner Donley and Anders Orr all took wins in singles action… Only the #2 doubles team of Alexander Windsor and Kyler Simmons defeated their opponents… For more detailed information on this match click here
  • Tennis: St. Joseph Catholic School 6 – Clinton 0…  On Tuesday the Red Devils stepped out of region play and traveled St Joseph’s Catholic School… The results here are not as good as they were for the Mid-Carolina Contest as St Joseph took a 6-0 win over the Red Devils… For detailed information about this match, click here… The Red Devils record after the match is 10-2 overall and 7-0 in region play.
  • Boys Soccer: Clinton 3 – Newberry 2…  Tuesday night the Red Devil soccer team traveled to Newberry to take on the Bulldogs… Good news for Red Devil fans as the team took a 3-2 win over the Bulldogs… J.P. Snelgrove scored all 3 of the Red Devil goals in the match… For more detailed information on the match, click here… The team record is 9-8-2 overall and 7-3 in region play… They travel to Lexington today to take on Providence Athletic Club.
  • Girls Soccer: Clinton 6 – Newberry 1… The girls’ soccer team defeated Newberry at home on Tuesday by a score of 6-1… Sorry no other details available.

 

LDHS

  • Golf… Recently the Raider golf team hosted the Mauldin and Wade Hampton in a tri-match at Lakeside CC… Mauldin finished first and Wade Hampton second… The low score for the 3rd place Raiders was posted by Collin Harlen who shot a 47… Other scores by the Raiders were Bailey Goode 49, David Hampton 51, and Ryan Elledge 54…. The team travels to Holly Tree CC today to take on the Maudlin Mavericks
  • Baseball and Softball at Home Tomorrow… A quick reminder that the Raider baseball and Softball teams will close out their regular seasons tomorrow at home on Senior Night for both teams as they host the Greenwood Eagles… We plan on bringing you the varsity softball game her on Real Radio 860 WLBG at about 7:30… The softball team’s game will have a major impact on where the team finishes in the region standings and whether they play at home or on the road in the first round of the playoffs starting next week… It is also Diner on the Diamond at the softball game and BBQ rib plates will be on sale for $10… They will include baked beans, coleslaw, desert and tea…. I highly suggest you find a softball player or one of thir parents or coaches to get your ticket ahead of time… I have!.

 

Pros… For more information on each of the following, click on their scores at the beginning.

  • Braves 7 – Phillies 3… The Braves completed their current 3-game series with the Phillies in Atlanta last night by taking a 7-3 win giving them the series win 3-2 and raising their season record to 10-7… They start a 4-game home series with the Mets tonight at Sun Trust Park.
  • Fireflies 8 – Drive 4… The Greenville Drive saw their losing streak go yo 5 games as they fell to the Columbia Fireflies at Flour Field by a score of 8-4… The team starts a road trip tonight with the first stop being in Kannapolis, NC to take on the Intimidators.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-17-2018

PC Notes… For more information on each of the games below, click on their scores.

  • Softball… The PC softball team was in action this past weekend as they hosted the Longwood Lancers… In the first game on Friday PC rallied late in the game but still fell by a score of 6-4 to Longwood… The two teams played a double header on Saturday and Longwood took both games by scores of 7-2 and 13-0… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech.
  • Baseball… The baseball team was also at home this past weekend as they hosted the Campbell Camels… The news is no better here for PC fans as they lost all 3 games to the camels… On Friday they lot by a score of 6-3 and then in a double header on Saturday they lost two heartbreakers by scores of 7-6 and 4-3The team will be back in action tonight as they travel down I-26 to Columbia to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks a team that historically they have played tough… First pitch is scheduled for 7 pm and it can be seen on the SEC Network.

 

Local Notes:

CHS & LDHS… The Clinton Red Devil softball team and the Laurens Raider softball team meet for the 3rd time this season last night at LDHS… The Raiders had taken wins in the first 2 games so the Red Devils were trying to avoid being swept by the Raiders.

  • Laurens 10 – Clinton 0 (5)… Unfortunately the Red Devils could muster only 1 hit (a double by Hunter Benson) while the Raiders had 7 hits and scored 10 runs to take a 10-0 win over the Red Devils in 5 innings… The Raiders scored all their runs in the first two innings with Kauree Munyan being the only Raider with more than 1 hit (2)… Six walks issued by the Clinton pitchers aided the Raiders cause… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-SB-4-16-18-Clin  … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-SB-4-16-18-Clin-SC … The Red Devil baseball and softball teams are scheduled to travel to Newberry today while the Raider softball and baseball teams will travel to Greenwood.
  • JV: Clinton 19 – Laurens 2… In JV action prior to the varsity game, the Red Devils pounded out 11 hits and were aided by 5 Raider errors as they took a 19-2 win over the Raiders.

 

CHS … Catching up on some other sports from late last week at CHS and for more information on each of the games below, click on their scores

  • Boys Soccer… Last Thursday the boys’ soccer team traveled to Spartanburg and lost to the Vikings by a score of 3-0… Last Friday they hosted the Mid-Carolina Rebels and it was a close one but the Rebels prevailed by a score of 3-2… The team is now 8-8-2 overall and 5-3-1 in region action.
  • Girls Soccer… The girls’ soccer team was also in action last Friday and they took a tight 1-0 win over the Mid-Carolina Rebels at home… Sorry no further details on the match.

 

LDHS… Catching up on some other sports from late last week at LDHS and for more information on each of the games below, click on their scores

  • Tennis… The tennis team hosted the Maudlin Mavericks last Thursday night and fell to the mavericks by a score of 4-2… The team will have their final home match today as it will be Senior Night and the action starts at 5 pm at the LDHS tennis courts.
  • Boys Track… Last week the Raiders hosted the Woodruff and McCormick at KC Hanna Stadium and finished second behind woodruff HS… For details on the meet, click here. … Saturday they traveled to TL Hanna for the Spring Fever Relay Invitational along with 9 other schools… The team finished 5th and for more details, click here
  • Girls Track…  The team also participated in the Spring Fever Relay Invitational at TL Hanna last Saturday and they finished 8th… For more details, click here.

 

Pros… For more information on each of the games below, click on their scores.

  • Braves 2 – Phillies 1… The Braves started a home stand last night with a 2-1 win over the Phillies.
  • Columbia 7 – Drive 1… The Greenville Drive lost the first game of a 3-game series with the Columbia Fireflies with a 7-1 loss.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-16-2018

Local Notes:

CHS… The Clinton Red Devils were in action last Friday night with the softball team on the road taking on the Mid-Carolina Rebels and the baseball team at home taking on the Rebels.

  • Softball: Clinton 5 – Mid-Carolina 4… The Red Devil softball team took a come from behind 5-4 win over the Rebels by scoring two runs in the top of the seventh inning and then holding the Rebels scoreless in the bottom of the inning… The Rebels jumped on top scoring 2 runs in the 1st inning and the Red Devils did not get on the board until the 3rd when they plated a single run… Grayson Taylor singled and was later brought in on a sacrifice fly by Hunter Benson… The Rebels countered by getting that run back in the bottom of the inning… Clinton tied the game in the top of the 4th inning when they scored 2 runs… Elizabeth Childress singled and Ashlynn Abercrombie reached on a fielder’s choice and then both were driven in by Kam Akins single… The Rebels retook the lead in the 5th plating a single run to go up 4-3… In the decisive 7th inning, Akins doubled and was brought home on a single by Hunter Benson who took second on the throw… Benson then scored what proved to be the winning run Madison Burton doubled… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-13-18-Mic-Car… For the games scorecard, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-13-18-Mic-Car-SC… The team will be back in action today as they travel to Laurens to take on the Laurens Raiders in their third meeting of the season.
  • Baseball: Mid-Carolina 8 – Clinton 0… Note: all of the following is based on the Mid-Carolina game Changer account of the game as Coach Fortson did not provide any details…Now the news is not as good where the baseball team is concerned as the Rebels took an 8-0 win at Clinton… The Rebels scored one run in the top of the 1st inning then added 4 more in the 5th and 3 in the 7th inning… The closest the Red Devils came to scoring was in the 2nd inning when they had a runner at third with 2 outs but just could not get the clutch hit… The Rebels had 9 hits to the Red Devils 3 with Qua Quarles, Konner Richardson and Matt Thomas getting the 3 hits for the Red Devils… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Newberry.

 

LDHS… The Raider softball and baseball teams faced off against the Hillcrest Rams last Friday with the softball team on the road and the baseball team at Ed Prescott Field.

  • Softball: Hillcrest 4 – Laurens 1… The Lady Raiders played much better against Hillcrest Friday than they did last Tuesday and with a win Friday still has a shot at the region championship… Even though they played better they still lost 4-1… The Rams put a single run on the board in the 3rd inning on a triple and a single… They then scored 3 runs in the 5th inning on a single, a pair of walks, a dropped third strike and a ground out… The Raiders only run came in the top of the 6th inning when with 2 outs Rachel Delio had a solo homer… The Raider actually outhit the Rams 7-5 with Delio being the only Raider to get more than 1 hit as she had a single to go along with her homer… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-SB-4-13-18-Hill … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-SB-4-13-18-Hill-SC… The Raiders host Clinton tonight in a game that will not be heard here on Real Radio 860 WLBG but on another local station.
  • Baseball: Hillcrest 10 – Laurens 4…. While the softball team was up in Simpsonville the baseball team was hosting the Rams at Ed Prescott Field… The Raiders got a sign of what was to come as the leadoff batter for the Rams homered to put them up 1-0…  The scored 2 more runs in the inning to take a 3-0 lead before the Raiders ever came to bat… The Raiders trailed 7-0 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when they finally got on the board… Layton Mahon, Jalen Bragg and Nathan Rutter each had singles to start the inning and load the bases… They remained there as the next two batters struck out but all there scored on a throwing error by the Ram’s third baseman to make it 7-3… The Rams countered that with 3 runs in the top of the 7th inning… The Raiders did not go quietly in the bottom of the 7th as Nick Robertson led the inning off drawing a walk and later scored when Jalen Bragg singled but it was too little too late as the Rams took the win… The Rams outhit the Raider 11-7 and 2 of their 11 hits were homers… Layton Mahon led the Raiders with 3 hits while Jalen Bragg had 2… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-13-Hill … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-13-Hill-SC… The Raiders return to action tomorrow when they also travel to Greenwood to take on the Eagles.

 

Laurens Academy

Richard Winn 12 – Crusaders 0… The Crusader baseball team hosted the Richard Winn Eagles last Friday on Senior Night where they honored their three seniors Ryan Anderson, Will Tindall and Joshua Moore… A team always tries a little harder to take a win on Senior Night but the Eagles would have none of that as they took a 12-0 win over the Crusaders … They came off the bus hitting as they pounded out 12 hits to the Crusaders’ 3 hits… Dawson Foster, Cal Robertson and Thomas Lowry had the 3 hits for the Crusaders… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LA-4-13-RicWin… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LA-4-13-RicWin-SC

 

Pros… For more information on each of the following games, click on their scores.

  • Braves… The Braves were up in Chicago this weekend in what was supposed to be a 3-game series but weather forced the postponement of yesterday’s game… On Friday the Braves did take a 4-0 win over the Cubs but the Cubs rebounded and took a 14-10 win in a slugfest on Saturday… The team returns home tonight to start a 3-game series with the Phillies tonight.
  • Drive… The Greenville Drive were at home this weekend trying to finish out a 4-game series with the Rome Braves that started back on Thursday with a 14-4 win… That would be the last win in the series the Drive would take as Rome took a 10-6 win on Friday and a 4-0 win on Saturday… As you might expect the game yesterday was postponed until 6-11-18 due to weather… The Drive are scheduled to remain at home and start a 3-game series with the Columbia Fireflies tonight.

 

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PC Notes: … Click on the scores for more information on each of the following.

  • Softball: UNCG 11 – PC 1 (5) and UNCG 8 – PC 0 (5)… The PC softball team continues to struggle this season as they traveled to UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday and lost both games of a double header to the Spartans… The team will have a 3-game series with Longwood in Clinton this weekend with the two teams playing a doubleheader starting at 1 pm tomorrow and a single 1 pm game on Sunday.
  • Baseball: Wofford 3 – PC 2…  The Wofford Terriers took a 3-2 win over the Blue Hose baseball team back on Wednesday by scoring 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning and then holding PC scoreless in the bottom of the inning….  The Blue Hose will welcome Campbell to the PC Baseball Complex for a three-game series beginning today at 3 p.m.
  • Football… The PC football team has been busy the last couple of weeks with spring practice and they will be wrapping up their spring practice on tomorrow starting at 10 a.m… The practice will last until roughly 12:30 and even though there will not be a game the team would love for everyone to come out and watch the practice…  The practice will feature a majority of offense versus defense work in an effort to be as similar to a real game as possible.

 

Local Notes:

CHS

Softball: Clinton 11 – Spartanburg 3… Yesterday the Red Devil softball team traveled up to Spartanburg to take on the Vikings and they used a 9 run second inning to take an 11-3 win over the Vikings… In that second inning the Red Devils sent 13 batters to the plate and there were 2 homeruns… Beth Wiggins and Madilyn Wood both had round trippers… The Red Devils pounded out 13 hits with Hunter Benson, Caroline Birchmore, Savanah Campbell and Beth Wiggins getting 2 hits each… Kate Marshall picked up the win allowing only 5 hits… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-12-18-Spt … For the games scorecard, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-12-18-Spt-SC … The team travels to Mid-Carolina today.

Tennis: Clinton 6 – North Augusta 0… The Red Devil tennis team stepped out of region play on Wednesday as they hosted North Augusta… Good news for Red Devil fans as the team took a 6-0 win… Clinton took wins in all the singles matches and in the #2 doubles match… The #1 doubles team did not play… For complete match details, click here. … They will host Mid-Carolina on Monday.

 

LDHS

  • Kathleen Horner Signs… Yesterday at Laurens High School senior tennis player Kathleen Horner signed with Mars Hill to continue her education and tennis career… She was also recruited by Converse College in SC,  Brevard College and  William Peace College in North Carolina, Averett University in Virginia, and several other schools that were simply farther than she wanted to go… She picked Mars Hill due to the beautiful campus, they offered the major she desired, Chemistry, and the current girls on the team… “It feels like a great place every time I visit because the girls are open, friendly, and treat me like a part of the team already.”… “It was great to have my teammates at LDHS here today to help me celebrate. It’s a special day for me and made even more special sharing with my friends and family.”… Congratulations and good luck to Kathleen… Photo courtesy of Scott Horner…
  • Laurens Tennis Drops a Pair of Matches… The Raider tennis team has been busy this week as they traveled to Wade Hampton and lost to the Generals 7-0… They were also in action on Wednesday as they traveled to BHP to take on the Bears and lost a close one to the Bears by a score of 4-3…. For complete information on these matches, click on their scores.

 

Laurens Academy…The Crusaders host Richard Winn today at 6 pm on the Crusader baseball field.

 

  • Pros… For more information on each of the following, click on their scores at the beginning.
  • Braves… The Braves were off yesterday and start a series with the Cubs in Chicago today.
  • Drive 14 – Rome 4… After losing 6 games in a row oc the road, the Greenville Drive had their home opener last night and good news for Drive fans as they defeated the Rome Braves 14-4… The Drive pounded out 17 hits including 2 homeruns… They continue their series with the Braves this weekend at Flour Field.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-12-2018

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Two Sign at CHS… Yesterday morning at CHS, two student athletes signed to continue their education and sports careers at two local institutions of higher learning… Senior soccer player Zach Chaffins signed with USC-Union for the Bantams… Senior tennis player Isaac MacMillian signed with Coker College to play for the Cobras… I did do short video interviews with each of these players but a hectic schedule yesterday prevented me from being able to get them edited and posted… Good Lord willing I have them posted by tomorrow morning and give you the link to them on tomorrow’s sports report.
  • Tennis: Clinton 6 – Newberry 0… Back on Tuesday the Red Devil tennis team hosted the Newberry Bulldogs and the Red Devils took a 6-0 win over the Bulldogs to raise their season record to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in region play… All singles players took wins and only the #2 doubles team played and they were also victorious… For complete match details, click here.
  • Soccer: Clinton 1 – Chapman 0…. Also on Tuesday the Red Devil boys’ soccer team was in action as they traveled to Chapman to take on the Panther… Good news here as they took a 1-0 win over the Panther… J.P. Snelgrove had the lone goal for the Red Devils… For more complete information on this match click here.

 

LDHS

  • Baseball: Laurens 6 – Woodruff 5… The Laurens Raiders hosted the Woodruff Wolverines last night at Ed Prescott Field and going into the bottom of the seventh inning the Raiders trailed 5-1… The Nate Towels walked to lead off the inning and then Luke Willis singled to give the Raiders runners on first and second… Each runner moved up a base on a wild pitch and then Layton Mahon reached on an error scoring Towles and moving Willis to third… A wild pitch then scored Willis making it 5-3 and Mahon moved to second… Mahon then moved to third on a passed ball… Jalen Bragg then walked putting runners on the corners with no outs but Bragg then moved to second on defensive interference… After a pitching change Nathan Rutter walked to load the bases… Kobe Williams then singled driving Mahon making it 5-4… Tanner Smith then had a sacrifice fly to drive in Bragg m tying the game 5-5 and the other two runners remained where they were… Woodruff then issued an intentional walk to Zach Rice to load the bases… The next batter struck out so the bases were loaded with two out… Denote Smith then came to bat and drew a 4-pitch walk to bring in the winning run… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following:  LDHS-BB-4-11-Wood… For the games scorecard, click on the following:LDHS-BB-4-11-Wood-SC … The Raiders will be back in action tomorrow as they host the Hillcrest Rams in a JV-Varsity doubleheader and we plan on bringing you the varsity game starting about 7:30 here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and on the internet at wlbg.com.
  • Tuesday’s game at Hillcrest Scorecard and Box Score… Yesterday I did not have the box score and stats for the Raiders game at Hillcrest on Tuesday…  Well I do now… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-10-Hill … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-10-Hill-SC
  • Golf: Clinton 176 – Laurens 196… Back on Monday the Clinton Red Devils took a 176 – 196 win over the Raiders in golf out at Lakeside CC… Scores for Laurens were: Bailey Goode 43, Collin Harlan 47, Preston Mahon 51, and Bariden Bragg 55…. Sorry no details on Clinton scores.

 

Pros… For more information on the games below, click on their scores at the beginning.

  • Braves 5 – Nationals 3… It took them 12 innings to do it, but the Braves avoided being swept by the Nationals in DC yesterday afternoon as they took a 5-3 win… The Braves are now 7-5 on the season and will have the night off as the travel to Chicago for a 3-game series with the Cubs starting tomorrow.
  • Legends 9 – Drive 6… The Greenville Drive saw their record fall to 2-5 on the season as they lost to the Lexington Legends 9-5 yesterday… The Drive will have their home opener today as they start a 4-game series with the Rome Braves

 

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-10-2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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PC Notes:

Softball… PC hosted the Winthrop Eagles over the weekend… Winthrop took 2 of the 3 games played and if you want to see details on the games, click on their scores below

Baseball … Blue Hose baseball team traveled up I-26 to take on the UNC-Ashville Bulldogs… PC took 2 of 3 and if you want to see details on the games, click on their scores below games…

 

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Softball: Clinton 5 – Whitmire 3… The Red Devils softball team got back into action last night traveling over to Whitmire to take on the Wolverines and the ride back most likely seemed shorter than the one going over as the Red Devils took a 5-3 win… The Red Devils scored first plating 2 runs in the top of the second inning when with 2 outs Madelyn Wood singled and Jam Akins drove her home with a triple and then Akins scored when Grayson Taylor singled…. Whitmire got one run back in the bottom of the inning but Clinton neutralized that by scoring one in the top of the third… Madison Burton tripled and then came home when Dianna Martin singled… Whitmire responded scoring a run of their own in the bottom of the inning and then tied the game 3-3 with a single run in the fourth… Clinton scored what would prove to be the winning run in the top of the fifth inning when Burton doubled, stole third and came home Martin grounded out… Clinton picked up their final run in the top of the seventh when Burton reached on a walk and later scored on a single by Caroline Birchmore… Madison Burton had 3 of the Red Devils 8 hits and Dianna Martin had 1 but had 2 RBIs… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-9-18-Whit … For the games scorecard, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-9-18-Whit-SC… The team is at home today as they host the Chapman Panthers in a JV-Varsity doubleheader.

 

CHS & LDHS

  • Baseball: Laurens 4 – Clinton 3… The Raiders and the Red Devils hooked up last night at Ed Prescott Field and it was a close one but when the final out was registered the Raiders had taken a 4-3 won over the Red Devils… Both teams scored single runs in the second inning and Clinton picked their up when Konnor Richardson doubled and later scored on a wild pitch… The Raiders got theirs when Tanner Smith singled, stole second and later was driven in on and RBI single Heath Bragg… The Red Devils responded scoring 2 runs in the top of the third when Thomas Hellams and Dawson Green led the inning with back to back singles and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Caleb Riddle and a Raider error… The Raiders came right back plating 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to go up 4-3 on 3 consecutive singles by Jalen Bragg, Nathan Rutter and Kobe Williams… Williams’ single drove in Bragg and then Zac Rice doubled to drive in the other two runners… Nate Towels picked up the win going 5 innings and Tanner Smith game in to pick up a save… Griffin Fuller took the loss for the Red Devils…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-9-Clinton … For the games scorecard, click on the following:LDHS-BB-4-9-Clinton-SC … Both teams are on the road today for very important region games as the Red Devils travel to Chapman and the Raider travel to Hillcrest..
  • BB JV: Laurens 14 – Clinton 4… Sorry no details.

 

LDHS

Softball: Boiling Springs 7 – Laurens 0… The Raider softball team traveled up to Boiling Springs last night to take on the Bulldogs… Laurens took a 2-1 win at home a couple of weeks ago but the Bulldogs turned the tables plus some more as they took a 7-0 win over the Raiders… The Bulldogs put 3 runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning and that would prove to be enough as the Raider bats were still on spring break as they managed just 4 hits in the game and they also struck out 7 times and the Raiders did not draw a walk in the game… Octavia Johnson and Tamara Haney each had 2 hits for the Raiders… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-SB-4-9-18-B-S … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-SB-4-9-18-B-S-SC… The Raiders return home today for a JV-Varsity doubleheader with the Hillcrest Rams… We plan on brining you the varsity game here about 7:30 and as usual we will stream in on the internet at wlbg.com.

 

Pros… For more information on each of the games below, click on their score.

  • Braves: Nationals 2 – Braves 0… The nationals put 2 runs on the board in the bottom of the first and then made them hold up as they took a 2-0 win over the Braves in DC.
  • Drive: Lexington 8 – Drive 4… The Greenville Drive started a series with the Lexington Legends up in Lexington, KY last night on a sour note as the Legends took an 8-4 win over the Drive.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-9-2018

Local Notes:

LDHS

  • Baseball: JL Mann 9 – Laurens 2… The Laurens Raider baseball team finished their participation in the Upstate Diamond Classic last Friday (all games Saturday were canceled due to weather) with a 9-2 loss to the Patriots of JL Mann at Mann… Three Patriot pitchers combined to hold down the Raider offense by limiting the Raiders to just 3 hits while three Raider pitchers allowed the 9 Patriot runs on just 8 hits… The Raiders also committed 3 errors and hit 3 Patriot batters almost all of which helped the Patriots get their runs… The Patriots picked up single runs in the first two innings and carried a 2-0 lead into the top of the fourth inning where the Raiders scored their two runs… In that inning Jalen Bragg reached on an error and Nathan Rutter doubled moving him to third… Layton Mahon then walked to load the bases with 1 out… Kobe Williams then lined a single to center that drove in both runs with Rutter beating the throw to the plate… Unfortunately the Raiders could not get another run across the plate or in the inning or the remainder of the game… The Patriots added 2 runs in the fifth and 3 in the sixth to make the final 9-2… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-6-Mann… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-6-Mann-SC…  Now weather permitting the Raiders are scheduled to host Clinton in round two of their annual 2-game series today as part of a JV-Varsity doubleheader… We plan on brining you the varsity game here on Real Radio 860 WLBG and on the internet at www.wlbg.com  starting at about 7:30.

 

Pros… For more details on each of the games listed below, click on their score at the start of each.

Braves…  The Braves were on the road this weekend taking on the Colorado Rockies… They will remain on the road for the next 3 days as they travel to DC to take on the Washington Nationals.

  • Friday: Braves 8 – Rockies 3…. The Braves opened the series on Friday with an 8-3 win as their offense pounded out 11 hits while 4 Brave pitchers held the Rockies to just 7 hits… Ozzie Albies homered for the Braves in the first inning in which the Braves put 4 runs on the board.
  • Saturday: Rockies 3 – Braves 2… The Rockies came back on Saturday and outhit the Braves 10-8 as they took a 3-2 win over the Bravos… Tony Wolters drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 9th to left the Rockies to the win.
  • Sunday: Braves 4 – Rockies 0… The Braves came back yesterday and took a 4-0 win to give them their 3rd series win in a row and lifting them to a 6-3 record on the young season… Nick Markakis, Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies all homered for the Braves.

Drive… As you may recall I mentioned Friday morning that the Greenville Drive started their season on the road last Thursday night taking an 8-1 win over the West Virginia Power up in West Virginia… They will remain on the road as they travel to Lexington, KY to take on the Legends in a 3-game series starting tonight.

  • Friday: Drive 4 – Power 2… the Drive won the second game on Friday by a score of 4-2 outhitting the Power 11-4.
  • Sunday, game 1: Power 8 – Drive 7… Rain caused Saturday’s game to be postponed and therefore they played a doubleheader yesterday… In the first game the Power rebounded to take an 8-7 win over the Drive…The Power broke a 7-7 tie in the bottom of the 8th inning (the last inning they played due to it being a doubleheader) on a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded.
  • Sunday, game 2: Power 10 – Drive 3… In the second game yesterday, the Power ted the series at 2 games each as they took a 10-3 win over the Drive… The Drive outhit the Power but 3 Drive errors didn’t help their cause.

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PC Notes:

  • Softball… The Blue Hose softball team was scheduled to host SC State on Wednesday but the threat of bad weather caused to game to be postponed until April 25th… The team is back in action starting today as they host the Winthrop Eagles at 3:30 and then continue the 3-game series tomorrow and Sunday… For  times and results, click here.
  • Baseball: The Blue Hose baseball team did get two games in this week… On Tuesday they traveled to Durham, NC and lost 7-2 to NC Central… The very next day (Wednesday) they rebounded as they took a 12-8 win over North Carolina A&T in Clinton… To see more details on these games click on their scores… The team is on the road this weekend as they travel up I-26 to take on UNC Ashville in a 3-game series with the first game scheduled for 3 pm this afternoon… These games can be seen on the Big South Network and you can finds link to it by clicking here.

Local Notes:

LDHS

  • Baseball: Seneca 11 – Laurens 8… The Raiders continued their participation in the Upstate Diamond Classic at JL Mann yesterday taking on the Seneca Bobcats and found themselves on the wrong side of an 11-8 final score with the Bobcats breaking an 5 game winning streak by the Raiders… To be honest it was not the best game the Raiders have played recently as 4 Raider errors figured into the Bobcat scores along with a couple of questionable calls by the umps (for me to say that as a retire 30 year umpire it takes a lot for me to say that). The Bobcats got on the board first scoring 4 runs in the first inning and part of them were on one of the questionable calls, 2 walks, a hit batter and a single… The Raiders responded by putting 3 runs on the board in the bottom of the first on a a couple of hits including an RBI double Kobe Williams and a sacrifice fly by Nathan Rutter… The Raiders tied the game in the bottom of the second when Tanner Smith walked, stole second and later scored on a pair of passed balls by the Seneca catcher… The Bobcats broke the game open in the third inning when they plated 6 runs on 4 hits, a pair of walks and a pair of Raider errors… The Raiders got one of the runs back in the fourth inning when Tanner Smith lead the inning off with a triple that was not handled cleanly by the Bobcats left fielder allowing him to score…. The Raiders mounted a comeback in the sixth inning that out 3 runs on the board to make it 10-8 Bobcats but in the top of the seventh the they got one of the runs back when they hit a sharp line drive in gap between Layton Mahon and Ty Foster that they were both trying to snag and collided and went to the ground… By the time they recovered enough to get the ball back in the Bobcat batter had raced home for an inside the park homer… The Raiders got the leadoff batter on in the seventh but a phantom double play eased him and the next batter struck out looking to end the game… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-5-Sen … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-5-Sen-SC… The Raider continue action in the tournament today as they take on the host JL Mann Patriots at 5 pm and are scheduled to play tomorrow against a foe and at a time yet to be determined… When / if  I know the specifics, I’ll post that information on our homepage at www.wlbg.com.
  • Golf… On Thursday, 3-29 the Raider golf team traveled to Thornblade CC up in Greer for a match with Mauldin, Spartanburg and Riverside… The order of finish for the teams was just as I stated as the Raiders finished 4th with a 197 while Mauldin finished first with a 152… Bailey Goode had the low score for the Raiders shooting a 46… To see what the other Raiders shot and for more match details, click here.
  • Tennis… The Raider tennis team was also in action last week and the news is not what I like to report as Boiling Springs took a 7-0 win over the Raiders… For more information on this match, click here.

Pros:

  • Braves… The Braves were off yesterday as they traveled to Colorado to start a 3-game series with the Rockies today at 4:10 pm EDST.
  • Drive 8 – West Virginia 1… The Greenville Drive opened their season on the road yesterday as they traveled up to Charleston, West Virginia to take on the West Virginia Power… Good news for Drive fans as they opened the season with an 8-1 win over the Power… For more information on this game, click here.

 

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Sports Report for Thursday, 4-5-2018

Local Notes:

CHS… I need to do some catching up on some of the sports at CHS that occurred just before the spring break  started that I just did not have time to get to.

Tennis:

  • CHS 4 – Riverside 3…On Wednesday of last week the Red Devil boys’ tennis team stepped out region action and traveled to Riverside to take on the Warriors…. Good news here as the Red Devils took a hard fought 4-3 win over a traditionally strong Class-AAAAA Warrior team… To see who took wins for the Red Devils and other match details, click here.
  • CHS 7 – Chapman 0… The following day they went back into region play as they defeated Chapman at Chapman… Again to see who took wins for the Red Devils and other match details, click here… The team is now 7-1 overall and 5-0 in region play and will be back in action next Tuesday when they host the Newberry Bulldogs.

Boys’ varsity soccer:

  • CHS 4 – Woodruff 1… Tuesday last week the boys varsity soccer team traveled to Woodruff and came back happy as they took a 4-1 win… For match details including who scored for the Red Devils, click here.
  • CHS 5 – Broome 0… Then on Thursday the team was back in action as they hosted the Broome Centurions… Again there is good news for Red Devil fans as they took a 5-0 win over the Centurions… For complete match details, click here… The team is now 7-6 on the season and 5-2 in region play and will travel to Chapman next Tuesday as they continue in region play.

 

LDHS

  • Baseball: Laurens 9 – Daniel 6… The Raider baseball team started its participation in the Upstate Diamond Classic at JL Mann on a positive note yesterday as they defeated the Daniel Lions 9-6 to raise the Raider season record to 6-5… The Raiders got on the board first scoring 3 runs after two were out on hits by Jalen Bragg, Layton Mahon, Kobe Williams and a walk to Nathan Rutter… The Lions responded by plating two runs in the bottom of the inning… The Raiders added 2 more runs in the top of the second to go up 5-2… Daniel took the lead in the bottom of the third inning when they put 4 runs on the board to go up 6-5… The Raiders retook the lead for good plating 2 runs in the top of fourth inning on a mixture of Lion errors, wild pitches a double by Zac Rice and a sacrifice fly by Ty Foster… The Raiders added 2 insurance runs in the sixth inning when Foster reached on an error and two batters later Jalen Bragg hit a two-run homer the first for the Raiders this season… The Raiders had 9 hits in the game with Jalen Bragg, Nathan Rutter, Kobe Williams and Zac Rice getting 2 hits each… Tanner Smith picked up the win pitching the last 4 innings in relief of Nate Towels…  For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-4-Dan … For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-4-4-Dan-SC… The Raiders are back in action in the tournament at JL Mann this afternoon as they take on the Seneca Bobcats at 2 pm.

 

Pros… For more information on the game(s) listed below, click on their score.

  • Braves 7 – Nationals 1… The Braves and the Nationals completed their 3-game series in Atlanta yesterday afternoon and good news for Braves fans as they took a 7-1 win over the Nationals giving them the series wins 2 games to 1… The Braves jumped out an early lead scoring 3 runs in the first inning and that would be all they needed as Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz pitched 5⅓ strong inning giving up the 1 earned run on 4 hits while striking out 8 and walking just 2…. Braves left fielder Preston Tucker had 2 hits in the game and one of them was his second home run of the season that drove in all 3 of the Braves runs in the first inning.

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Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-4-18

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Louie Alexander Added to Football Staff… According to other media sources, Louie Alexander will be added to the CHS football coaching staff pending school board approval… Alexander had been a long time football coach at Mid-Carolina until he recently resigned both his head football coaching duties as well as those of athletic director…

LDHS

  • Baseball… Weather permitting; the Raider baseball team starts their participation in the Upstate Diamond Classic at JL Mann this morning at 11:00 am taking on the Daniel Lions… They continue action tomorrow taking on Seneca at 2:00 pm, Friday JL Mann at 5:00 and then a game on Saturday against an opponent at and time to be determined by earlier results

Laurens County Speedway… The LCS opened the 2018 season last Saturday night so let’s do a check on the opening night results in each division’s main event… (First, Second & Third)

  • Limited… Michael Smith, Billy Rushton & Tony Quarles… Michael Smith started on the pole and led wire to wire and the battle was for second where Billy Ruston bested Tony Pulley.
  • Thunder Bombers… Dusty Eaves, Tony Bagwell & Daniel Overstreet… Dusty Eaves picked up the win coming from behind to move into first near the end of the race.
  • 602 Crate… Jeff Robinson, Billy Rushton & Mart Patterson… After several cautions at the start of the race, Jeff Robinson was in front and front and the big battle was for second where Billy Rushton outdueled Mart Patterson.
  • Monster Minis / 4 Cylinder… Rod Tucker, Travis Sharpe & Larry Teal… Rod Tucker took the lead after the second attempt to get the race started and held on to take the win by a comfortable margin.
  • FWD… Alex Woodward, Robert Spencer & Carson Crowder… Alex Woodward slipped into the lead about the fifth lap of the main event and then went on to take the win.
  • 604 Crate… Taylor Puckett, Goose Calvert & Steven Bowie… Taylor Puckett started on the front row and got off to a good start and finished first… Goose Calvert challenged him early in the race but then fell behind finished second.
  • EnduroShane Roberts, Bruce Barnett & Eric Caughhorn… The LCS added the Enduro division and the first winner was Shane Roberts.

Pros: Click on the scores of games below for more information about the game.

  • Braves 13 – Nationals 6… Last night down in Atlanta the Braves handed the Washington Nationals their first loss of the season as the Braves soundly defatted the Nationals by a score of 15-6… The Braves bats pounded out 15 hits with Ozzie Albies going 3-3 and both Preston Tucker (solo homer in the first) and Freddie Freeman (3-run homer in the second) homered for the Braves… The Braves play a noon game today so they can get out of town and head for Colorado to start a series with them on Friday.

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Sports Report for Tuesday, 4-3-2018

PC Notes:

Softball… The Blue Hose softball team traveled down to North Charleston to take on the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in a 3-game series over the weekend… For more information on each of these contest, click on their scores.

  • Friday: CS 6 – PC 1… On Friday the Bucs took a 6-1 win over the Blue Hose largely in part to a pair of back to back homeruns by the Bucs in the fourth inning… The Bucs only outhit the Blue Hose 7-6 but theirs were more timely hits.
  • Saturday: CS 6 – PC 3 and CS 7 – PC 0… In the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, the Bucs took a 6-3 win over the Blue Hose…. The game was tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the fifth inning when the Bucs struck for 3 runs then shut PC out the rest of the way… In eh second game on Saturday, the Blue Hose offensive woes continued as the Bucs took a 7-0 win to sweep the Blue Hose in the 3-game series…. PC managed only 1 hit in the game…. The team will be hosting South Carolina State tomorrow in a doubleheader with the first game starting at 2:00 pm.

Baseball… The Blue Hose baseball team was also at home as they hosted the Liberty Flames in a 3-game series that started last Thursday with PC taking a 13-7 win that I told you about last Friday… For more information about each of these games, click their scores.

  • Friday: PC 8 – Liberty 7… PC and Liberty battled to a 7-7 tie going into the bottom of the ninth inning but PC’s Tannor Byrd quickly broke the tie as he had a walk of homer (his second HR of the game) to lift PC to an 8-7 win over the Flames.
  • Saturday: CS 11 – PC 6…  ON Saturday the Blue Hose were hoping to pull out the booms and make it a clean-sweep of the Bucs but they would have none of  that as they took an 11-6 win over PC… Liberty jumped quickly as they plated 7 runs in the first inning… The Blue Hose continued to try to come back right down to the bottom of the ninth inning when they plated 2 runs on back to back homers by Jack McLaughlin and Nick Wise… The Blue Hose are back in action today as they travel up to Durham to take on NC Central in a 6 pm game and then will be back home tomorrow when they host North Carolina A&T in a 3 pm game.

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Softball: Woodruff 5 – Clinton 0… The Red Devil softball teams traveled up to Woodruff yesterday and in varsity action the Clinton bats were on “spring break” as the Red Devils managed just one hit as the Wolverines took a 5-0 win over the Red Devils…Woodruff scored 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning and they would prove to be the winning runs as the Woodruff pitcher struck out 5 Red Devils and walked just 2 and did not give up a hit until the 9th inning when Caroline Birchmore singled with 2 outs…. For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-2-18-Wood … For the games scorecard, click on the following: CHS-SB-4-2-18-Wood-SC… The team will not be in action again until next Monday when they travel to Whitmire for a JV – Varsity doubleheader.
  • JV SB: Woodruff 10 – Clinton 2… In JV action prior to the varsity game, the Wolverines were also victorious by a score of 10-2… Both teams had 8 hits but the Red Devils were guilty of a few more errors than the Wolverines… Kate Marshall and Kaitlyn Baker each had 2 of the Red Devil 8 hits and both had a single and a double with Marshall driving in the 2 Clinton runs in the 5th inning.

College Notes:

  • Villanova Beats Michigan 79-62 to Win National Championship… Well in case you fell asleep or something worse happened to you last night, I’ll quickly tell you that Villanova won its second Div-I National Championship in three year as it defeated Michigan 79-62… The Wildcats did trail the Wolverines by 7 midway through the first half but did comeback to lead 37-28 at the half and were never really threatened after that… The game’s MVP was the Wildcats’ reserve guard Donte DiVincenzo who came off the bench and scored a career high 31 points… For more information about the game, click here. 

Pros: Click on the scores of games below for more information about the game.

  • Nationals 8 – Braves 1… Someone asked me at church Sunday what I thought about the Braves taking 2 of 3 from the Phillies to start their season and if it signaled a better year in store for the Braves… My reply was simple, it’s too early to tell but the we would have a better indication starting Monday as the Braves were going to be starting a 3-game series with the Washington Nationals in Atlanta a team that has given them a lot of problems in recent years… Well they did start the series last night and the nationals looked strong (at least stronger than the Braves as they took an 8-1 win outhitting the Braves 10-4… No Brave had more than 1 hit in the game.

 

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Sports Report for Monday, 4-2-2018

Local Notes:

CHS

  • Baseball: Woodruff 7 – Clinton 6… After defeating the Wolverines at Woodruff by a score of 41 last Tuesday the Red Devils hoped to complete the sweep of the region foe at Clinton last Friday night but fell just short of that as the Wolverines took a 7-6 win in a tight game… According to the Woodruff game Changer accounting of the game the Wolverines jumped on top early scoring 2 runs in the top of the first inning… The Red Devils plated a single run in the second inning when Chance Ewell singled and later scored after Konnor Richardson and Corey Suber also singled in the inning….The Red Devils went up 4-3 when they plated 3 runs in the third inning when Griffin Fuller had 3-run homer over the left field fence… Woodruff retook the lead 5-4 in the top of the fourth plating 3 runs on a pair of walks, 2 hits and a sacrifice fly… I have heard that one of those hits was originally called out at first and would have ended the inning earlier but that the plate umpire overruled the base umpire saying the Clinton’s first baseman Dawson Green’s foot off the bag thus negating the out…. Coach Tom Fortman took issue with the ruling and ensuing “conversation” with the plate umpire resulted in only having him ejected from the game…Both teams scored single runs in the fifth inning with Clinton’s run being scored when Konnor Richardson doubled with two outs and then moved to third on a passed ball… He scored when the Woodruff pitcher was not able to handle strike 3 to Lane Cunningham allowing Cunningham to reach first and Richardson to score…. The Wolverines put their final run on the board in the top of the seventh inning making to score 7-5 Woodruff… The Red Devils started the seventh inning battling back as Suber and Richardson led the inning off with singles… The next two Red Devil batters popped out and struck out leaving the two baserunners at first and second… The runners were able to execute a double-steal putting themselves in better scoring position… Suber was then able to score on a wild pitch and Richardson moves to third… Alas the rally fell short as the Red Devil batter struck out looking to end the game…. Again according to the Woodruff scorer, The Red Devils outhit the Wolverines 12-7 with Konnor Richardson going 4-4 with one of his hits being a double… The Red Devils fall to 5-9 on the season and 2-4 in region play and will next be in action on Monday, April 9th when they travel to Laurens to take on the Raiders.in a JV – Varsity doubleheader.

 

LDHS

  • Baseball: Laurens 9 – Emerald 3… Back in early March in their first game of the season the Laurens Raiders lost to the Emerald down in Greenwood by a score of 12-6 in a game where the Vikings scored all their runs in one inning on more walks, hit batters and errors than they had hits… Saturday afternoon the Raiders hosted the Vikings making up a rain postponed game from earlier in the season… They found out that the Raider team they faced Saturday is not the same team they defeated earlier as the Raiders took a 9-3 win… The Raiders got on the board first putting two runs on the board in the first inning… Ty Foster and Heath Bragg had back to back singles to lead off the inning for the Raiders… Foster later scored thanks to an Emerald error and Bragg scored on a sacrifice fly by Kobe Williams… The Vikings scored their 3 runs in the top of the fourth inning on a walk, 2 singles and a sacrifice fly to take a 3-2 lead… The Raiders responded by plating 2 runs in the bottom of the inning and held the Vikings scoreless the rest of the way… They added 3 in the fifth and 2 in the sixth making the final 9-3… Williams had another sac fly in the game and Kobe Williams had a pinch-hit triple driving in 2 runs… The Raiders had 10 hits with Foster, Heath Bragg and Nathan Rutter each getting 2 hits each… Heath Bragg started the game on the mound and went 4 innings giving the 3 earned runs and Nick Robertson game in to finish the game and picked up the win… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-3-31-Emer… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-3-31-Emer-SC… The Raiders will be traveling to JL Mann later this week to participate in their Spring Break Tournament… They are scheduled to play 4 games in 4 days starting this Wednesday when they take on Daniel in a 2 pm contest.

College Notes:

  • Women’s Basketball… The Fighting Iris h of Notre Dame won a pair of buzzer beaters over the weekend to claim the Women’s D-I national Championship in basketball this season… On Friday they defeated previously undefeated UConn 91-89 on a 3-point shot with 1 second left in the game by Arike Ogunbowale… They had trailed UConn by 11 points in the second quarter… Well if that was not enough, yesterday they came from behind again to take a 61-58 win over Mississippi State to claim the National Championship… Just like Friday the game was tied 58-58 when the same young lady hit a 3-point shat as time ran out to give the Irish the title…For more information on the Iris win, click here
  • South Carolina’s Wilson named National Plyer of the Year…  South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson has rewritten the record book for the Gamecocks… She has already received numerous post-season honors and tehis weekend she added the “big one” as she was named the 2018 Citizen Naismith Women’s Player of the Year award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club… If you would like to learn more about this award and some of the others she has one this (and previous seasons) click here.
  • Men’s Title game Tonight… A reminder for the casual basketball fans (the true ones already know this) hteh men’s championship pits Villanova against Michigan tonight at 9:00 pm and I do believe you can catch it on TBS.

 

Pros:

Braves… The Atlanta Braves concluded their home series with the Phillies over the weekend. For more information on each of the games listed below, click on their day and score.

  • Friday: Phillies 5 – Braves 4 (12)….  The Braves lost their first game of the young season to the Phillies 5-4 in 11 innings after battling back to tie the game in the 8th inning.
  • Saturday: Braves 15 – Phillies 2… On Saturday night the Braves put a good old fashion whipping on the Phillies as they pounded out 19 hits and took a 15-2 win over the Phillies… Lane Adams had a pinch hit, two out 3-run homer in the 8th inning…. The Braves host the Washington Nationals tonight.

 

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Sports Report for Friday, 3-30-2018

PC Notes:

Softball… The softball team had the week off as they have not played since last Saturday… Well that comes to an end this afternoon as they travel down to Charleston Southern this weekend to take on the Buccaneers… They will have a single game today starting at 4:00 pm then a doubleheader starting tomorrow at 1:00 pm

Baseball… The PC baseball has played 2 games since last weekend so let’s catch up with them..

  • Tuesday: Duke 8 – PC 0… On Tuesday the Blue Hose traveled up Durham, NC to take on the #19 ranked Duke Blue Devils… Let’s just say the Blue Devils played like the #19 team as they took an 8-0 win over the Blue Hose… For more information about this game, click here.
  • Thursday: PC 13 – Liberty 7… The Blue Hose started a 3-game home series with the Liberty Flame yesterday and it’s good news here as PC’s Thatcher Coleman hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the sixth inning to put PC up 8-5, and the Blue Hose did not look back as they cruised to a 13-7 win over Liberty… For more information about this game, click here… The series continues today with a 2 pm game and the final game tomorrow at 1 pm… The games can be seen on the Big South Network.

Local Notes:

CHS

Red Devil baseball at Home Tonight… The Red Devils will host the Woodruff Wolverines in a JV – Varsity doubleheader with the varsity game scheduled for 7:30 pm.

LDHS

  • Softball: JL Mann 12 – Laurens 1… The Laurens Raider softball team traveled up to Greenville yesterday to take on the Patriots of JL Mann… The two teams met earlier in the month at Laurens with the Patriots taking a 10-3 win… Well it was just about the same (or worse) as the Patriots took an 11-1 win in 6 innings… The game was scores until the third inning when the Patriots put 3 runs on the board… The Raiders responded by scoring their only run of the game in the top of the fourth inning… Kauree Munyan reached on an error and eventually scored on an RBI single by Cassie Plaia… After that, it was all Patriots as they got that run back in the bottom of the inning and then went on to score 5 runs in the fifth and then ended the game on the 10-run run rule by scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning… The Raiders managed only 4 hits in the game and in addition to Plaia’ RBI single, Octavia Johnson, Jillian Sward and Rachel Delio had one hit each… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-SB-3-29-18-Mann… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-SB-3-29-18-Mann-SC… The Raiders now take a few days off for the Spring Break and will be back in action on Monday, 4-9-18 when they travel to Boiling Springs for a JV – varsity doubleheader.

 

  • Baseball in Action Tomorrow… The Raider varsity baseball team will be in action tomorrow as they host the Emerald Vikings at 2:00 pm making up a game that was postponed earlier in the season due to weather… Now we will NOT be broadcasting the game here on Real Radio 860 WLBG but I am going to try to do something that will let you keep up with the game if you cannot make it to Ed Prescott Field… Now when broadcasting I use a program on my iPad called iScore to track and score the game… Well I plan on going to the game tomorrow (Good Lord willing) and I will score the game as usual… iScore lets me do a live scoring online that you can follow if you cannot make it to the game… You will need to go to http://iscorecast.com on your computer, smart phone or other internet connected device… Once there enter the following customer ID: D5B5D50CB    I would love to hear if that is something you want me to keep doing so let me know by email: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470

 

Laurens Academy

  • LA 8 Oakbrook Prep 3… The Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Oakbrook Prep Knights yesterday making up a game that had been postponed by weather earlier in the season… The game only went 5 innings before it had to be called because of darkness but good news for Crusader fans as they took an 8-3 win over the Knights… The Crusaders wasted little time in knocking the armor of eh Knights as they plated 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning giving Thomas Lowry all the runs he would need as he picked up the complete game win… In the big first inning Will Tindal, Cal Robertson and Reles Littleton all had hits to go along with a hit batter and a Knight error… The Crusaders added another run in the second and then scored their final 2 runs in the third… The Knights scored all their runs in the second (2) and third (1) innings… The Crusaders had 8 hits in the game with Wil Tindal and Cal Robertson leading the team with 2 hits each… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LA-3-29-Oak… For the games scorecard, click on the following:LA-3-29-Oak-SC … According to the schedule I have, the Crusaders will now take some time off for the Spring Brake and return to action on April 10th when they travel to Newberry.

 

 Pros: It was opening day in MLB

Braves 8 – Phillies 5… The Braves won their opening game with a walk-off 3-run homer in the bottom of the 9th by Nick Markakis completing a come-from behind win… For more information click on the game’s score

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Sports Report for Thursday, 3-29-2018

Local Notes:

CHS & LDHS

  • Softball: Laurens 4 – Clinton 3… Yesterday the Laurens Raider softball team traveled to Clinton to take on the Red Devils… This was the second meeting between the two teams as they faced each other in a tournament at the beginning of the season and the Raiders took a 6-4 win in that game.. Well last night saw fewer runs scored by both teams but in the end the Raiders were once again victorious this time by a score of 4-3… The Red Devils got on the board first plating 3 runs in the second inning… Elizabeth Childress started the inning off reaching base on a Raider error… Ashlyn Abercrombie was then hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second base… Two batters later, Kamryn Akins singled down the left field line but the Raider left fielder booted the fielding of the ball as it went all the way into the corner… This error was enough to allow bith runners and the speedy Akins to score making it 3-0… The Raiders did get those 3 runs back in the top of the third when Jillian Sward led off with a single and then stole second base… Cassy Plaia then walked and Vanessa Harshaw bunted her way on to load the bases… Octavia Johnson was then hit by a pitch to force in the first Raider run… Rachel Delio then lined out to Grayson Taylor playing second who trough to first to double off Johnson before she could get back to base… Kauree Munyan then hit a hard line drive double into left field to score Plaia and Harshaw tying the game… The Raiders put the winning run on the board in the sixth inning when with one out Munyan singled and moved to second when Michaela Smith drew a walk…  Two batters later Tamara Hayne singled to drive in Munyan with what would prove to be the winning run… The Red Devils threatened in their half of the sixth getting a runner as far as third base but just could not advance her the last 60 feet… Rachel Delio picked up the win pitching the last 5 ⅔ innings in relief of Taylor Powell while Kamryn Akins took the loss for the Red Devils… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-SB-3-28-18-Clin… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-SB-3-28-18-Clin-SC… The Raiders travel to JL Mann for a varsity only game starting at 6 pm today while the Red Devils travel to Woodruff next Monday.

LDHS

Baseball: Laurens 9 – Woodruff 2… The Raider baseball team was on the road yesterday as they traveled up to Woodruff to take on former Laurens assistant coach Grant Ramsey and his Woodruff Wolverines… The ride back home was a happy one for the Raiders as they took a 9-2 win over the Wolverines… The Raiders wasted little time as they came off the bus swinging their bats as they put 5 runs on the board in the top of the first inning… Heat Bragg, Jalen Bragg, Nathan Rutter an Nick Robertson all drove in runs for the Raiders… The Raiders added another run in the fifth inning and three ore in the seventh… The Raiders had 8 hits in the game with Heath Bragg, Jalen Bragg and Nick Robertson each getting two hits… Nate Towels picked up the complete game win striking out 7 and walking 2 while giving up the two earned runs on 5 hits… For the game’s box score and some stats, click on the following: LDHS-BB-3-28-Wood… For the games scorecard, click on the following: LDHS-BB-3-28-Wood-SC… The Raiders will see action again this Saturday when they host the Emerald Vikings in a 2:00 pm contest making up a game rained out earlier in the season.

 

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