Sports Report for Monday, 3-29-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Softball: Broome 10 – Clinton 0… Now the only score I have from last Friday at Clinton HS involves the varsity girls’ softball team which traveled up to Broome to take on the Centurions… The news is NOT what I like to report as the Centurions took a 10-0 win over the Red Devils… The only other information I have on the game is that the Centurions held the Red Devils to only 1 hit… The Red Devils fall to 4-6 overall and 0-2 in region play and are scheduled to host the Chapman Panthers in a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm tomorrow.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 6 – Greenville 2… The Raider varsity baseball team was scheduled to hot Greenville Friday but wet field conditions caused that game to be postponed until late Saturday afternoon… As you may recall the Raiders traveled to Greenville this past Tuesday and fell 2-1 as Grenville took a walk-off win in the bottom of the seventh inning… Well I am happy to report that the Laurens Raiders got their revenge for that loss as they took a 6-2 win over the Greenville Red Raiders Saturday… Greenville took a 1-0 lead scoring a single run in the top of the second inning but Laurens responded by putting all six of their runs on the board in the bottom of the inning and then going on to a 6-2 win… In the second inning parker Wasson and Thomas Willis each had a RBI single while Mason Hamby cleared the bases driving in 3 runs with a triple… Zack Faulkner picked up the win going 6⅓ innings giving up the 2 runs (only 1 of which was earned) on 4 hits while striking out 5 and walking 3…. To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…The Raiders are now 5-3 overall and 1-1 in region play… The Raiders will host the Greer Yellow Jackets tomorrow at 6:30 in a game that we plan on brining you here on Real radio WLBG and streaming live on the internet at wwww.wlbg.com.
  • JV baseball: Laurens 7 – Greenville 3… In JV action prior to the varsity game at Ed Prescott Field, the Laurens Raiders defeated the Greenville Red Raiders 7-4 to keep their season record unblemished at 8-0… The game was tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the fourth inning where Laurens plated 4 runs and then held Greenville scoreless the rest of the way to take the win… In the critical fourth inning after one out, the Raiders loaded the bases on 3 consecutive walks… Hunter Nabors then singled driving in a run and then Asher Goss doubled driving in the final three runs… The Raiders had 5 hits with Nabors and Goss each getting 2 of them and Goss finished with 4 RBIs in the game… Goss also picked up the complete game win going 6 innings giving up the 3 runs (only 2 of which were earned) on 3 hits while striking out 7 and walking only 1… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The team is scheduled to be in action this Thursday as they travel to Abbeville to take on the Panthers.
  • C-Team Baseball… The Raider baseball C-Team was scheduled to host the Clinton Red Devils in a pair of games on Saturday but due to the JV and varsity action with Greenville on Saturday those games were moved to Clinton HS… The two teams had met at the beginning of the season in a preseason tournament down in Greenwood with the Red Devils taking a 9-1 win in that contest… Well the Raiders were able to avenge that game plus one as they won both of the games at Clinton on Saturday.
    • Laurens 8 – Clinton 1… In the first game Saturday, the Raiders scored 5 runs in the top of the first inning and then held the Red Devils to one run in the third inning as they went on to take an 8-1 win… In the first inning Jireh Brown had a double driving in 2 runs, Jay Williams singled driving in another, Braden Yarbrough drew a bases loaded walk and Ben Willis drove in the fifth run with a single… The Red Devils run in the third came on an RBI single by Tanner Finley… The Raiders had 9 hits in the game with Jireh Brown going 3 for 3 including a double and 3 RBIs… Clinton had 6 hits in the game with Tanner Kyko and Tanner Finley getting 2 hits each… Braden Yarborough got the complete game win… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here … The Raiders are now 6-2 on the season while the Red Devils fall to 7-3.
    • Laurens 14 – Clinton 0… In the second game on Saturday the Raiders again struck early scoring 7 runs in the first inning as they went on to take a 14-0 win in five innings… The Red Devils actually outhit the Raiders 7-6 in the game but 11 walks (some with bases loaded), 2 errors and 3 hit batters by 4 Red Devil pitchers proved to be their undoing… Tanner Finley was the only Red Devil to get more than one hot as he went 2 for 2… Josh Goodwin was the only Raider to get more than one hit as he went 2 for 3… Landon Trevino picked up the complete game win for the Raiders… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here
  •  Softball: Laurens 7 – Greenville 5… The Raider varsity softball team was able to get their game in last Friday night as they traveled to Greenville HS to take on the Red Raiders they defeated 13-5 earlier in the week… Laurens trailed 4-3 going into the top of the sixth inning where they put 4 runs on the board and then held Greenville to a single run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Laurens took a 7-5 win… In the sixth inning Carley Edwards led off with a triple and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Bri Posey… The rest of the Raider runs came after two were out as Peyton Herring tripled driving in 2 runs and Herring came home on a mishandled ball at the plate… The Raiders had 13 hits to Greenville’s 9 with Peyton Herring going 3 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBIs… Taylor Harding also went 3 for 4 (all singles) and scored once… Alyssa Rowe picked up the complete game win giving up the 5 runs (only 4 were earned) on the 9 hits while striking out 12 and walking just 2… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click hereThe Raiders improve to 4-5 on the season and 2-2 in region play… The team is scheduled to travel to Woodruff HS today to take on the Wolverines as part of a JV-Varsity doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm.
  • Rebekah Smith Signs With Erskine… Last Friday at LDHS Rebekah Ruth Smith signed a letter of intent to continue her education and volleyball career at Erskine College playing for the Flying Fleet… Smith has played about any position you care to name on the Raider volleyball team and rotated to every position on the court… Coach Erin Lake noted her willingness to help mentor young players and has no doubt she will do well at Erskine… Rebekah herself thanked her parents, coaches and teammates for helping her to get to this point… To see a short video interview done with her after the signing and some photos made during the signing click here… Congratulations to Rebekah!

Broadcast Schedule: all of the following are weather and COVID dependent and are varsity games

  • Tuesday, 3-30-21, Baseball Greer at Laurens, 6:30
  • Thursday, 4-1-21, Baseball Clinton at Laurens, 6:00

Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time due to COVID 19

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the baseball schedules click here and to see the softball schedule click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar click here.

Ticket Information

  • Clinton HS… Clinton HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring…  To see their press release concerning this click here… One of the things mentioned is the option to buy season tickets for each individual spring sport and the fact that tickets must be bought online ahead of time and that  no tickets will be sold at the gate.  To purchase tickets for home contest at Clinton HS click here.
  • LDHS… Laurens District 55 HS has released information and guidelines concerning fan attendance at all home athletic contest this spring… To see their press release concerning this click here… One item in the release is that tickets must be purchased ahead of time online and will not be sold at the gate… To purchase tickets for home contest at LDHS click here.
  • LDHS Baseball Season Passes Available… Recently it was announced that season passes of various types are available for those wishing to attend the regular season home games of the various Raider baseball teams… For more information about this click here.


General College Notes:

Men’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • NCAA Men’s March Madness… For information about the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, just click here to go to the NCAA website where you will most likely find out anything you want to know about the tournament including the brackets… By the way the Clemson Tigers are in the field… Let the fun begin!!

Women’s Basketball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • NCAA Women’s March Madness… For information about the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, just click here to go to the NCAA website where you will most likely find out anything you want to know about the tournament including the brackets.

DI College Baseball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI baseball scores clock here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI baseball rankings click here.

DI College Softball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • DI Baseball Scores… To see the latest DI softball scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • DI Rankings… To see the latest DI softball rankings click here.

FCS College Football… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • FCS Football Scores… To see the latest FCS football scores click here…. You can sort by conference when you get there.
  • FCS Rankings… To see the latest FCS football rankings click here.


Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the score at the beginning.

NBA

  • Scores… To go to the NBA website where they list the most recent scores click here and you can also find the box score for the games there also.
  • Schedule… To see the upcoming NBA schedule and TV availability if at click here.
  • Standings… To see the current NBA standings click here.


NASCAR

  • NASCAR Schedule and Results… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series schedule and results are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity schedule and results or the Camping World Truck Series schedule and results by clicking on the appropriate icon.
  • Driver Standings… If you click here it will carry you to the NASCAR website where the Cup Series driver standings are posted… Once you get there if you look near the top of the page you can change to the Xfinity driver standings or the Camping World Truck Series driver standings by clicking on the appropriate icon.


This and That

  • Spring Soccer Registration Now Open at Lauren YMCA… Youth soccer registration is now open at the Lauren Family YMCA which is part of the Lakelands YMCA System… Registration is open until April 11th for youth ages 3-15 for the league which will begin play on April 19th… The cost is $50 for Y members and $60 for non-members… Scholarships are available…For more information contact Haley Garrison at 864-984-2626 or email her at hgarrison@lakelandsymca.org

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.