Sports Report for Wednesday, 3-31-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Baseball: Clinton 4 – Broome 3 – The Red Devil baseball teams hosted the Broome Centurions last night…. Now at this time I do not have much information on the varsity game other than to tell you that the Red Devils took a 4-3 win scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning… Jack Carroll scored winning run bottom of 7th when they tried to pick him off at second base and the ball got past the shortstop going into centerfield… The centerfielder then threw toward third trying to get him there but the throw was off the mark and got away allowing Carroll to score the winning run in walk-off fashion… If I get more information on this game today I’ll pass it along tomorrow… The Red Devils improve to 5-2 on the season and 2-0 in region play… They will travel to Laurens HS tomorrow for a 6:00 pm game with the Raiders.
  • JV Baseball: Clinton 6 – Broome 5… The news is also good where the JV baseball team is concerned as they took a 6-5 win over the Centurions… The Red Devils jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 2 innings of play as they scored 3 runs in the first and a single run in the second inning… In the first inning Chase Ashley and Eric Robinson both had RBI singles… Their run in the second came in on an error by the Centurions… Broom then put 3 runs on the board in the top of the third inning to make the score 4-3 Red Devils… Clinton added 2 more runs in the bottom of the fifth on a RBI single by Zane McLendon scoring Zack Fortman and McLendon later scored on a wild pitch… The Centurions added 2 runs in the top of the sixth to make the final 6-5 Clinton…The Red Devils had 7 hits in the game with Fortman getting 3 of them and McLendon 2… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click hereThe team is now 7-0 on the season.
  • Softball: Chapman 3 – Clinton 2…The Red Devil softball teams were also at home yesterday as they hosted the Chapman Panthers… Now I don’t have a lot of information on these games other than to tell you that the varsity lost to Chapman 3-2… The game was scoreless until sixth inning where the Panthers hit a 3-run homer to go up 3-0… The Red Devils continued to fight getting a 2-run homer in the bottom of the seventh but just could not comeback all the way… If I get more details on the game I will pass them on to you later… The Red Devils fall to 4-7 overall and 0-3 in region play… In JV action all I can tell you is that the Panthers took a 21-0 win over the Red Devils… The softball teams will travel to Woodruff today (weather permitting) to take on the Wolverines.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 5 – Greer 0… The Raider varsity baseball team hosted the Greer Yellow Jackets last night at Ed Prescott field and the game moved along quickly as it was mostly a pitcher’s duel especially for the first 4 innings… The Raiders did pick up a single run in the fourth inning on a throwing error by Greer after an out was recorded… The big inning for the Raiders was the fifth inning where they put 4 runs on the board with all of them coming off the bat of Zach Faulkner as he had a grand slam homer to left field… He and Zak Rice led the Raiders at the plate as they had 2 hits each and Faulkner’s other hit was a double… Jackson Edwards picked up the complete game win complete game win giving up only 1 hit while striking out 7 and walking 2… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…. The Raiders improve to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in region play… They will be in action tomorrow as they host the Clinton Red Devils in a 6:00 pm contest that we plan on bringing you here on Real radio WLBG and on the internet at www.wlbg.com.
  • Softball: Greer 13 – Laurens 6… While the Raider baseball team was hosting the Greer Yellow Jackets the softball teams were on the road up at Greer taking ion the Yellow Jackets… In varsity action, the news is not as good as it was for the baseball team as the Yellow Jackets took a 13-6 win over the Raiders… The Raiders led 5-4 going into the bottom of the third inning where the Yellow Jackets struck for 3 runs, added 2 more in the fourth, 3 more in the fifth and 1 in the sixth to take a 13-6 win over the Raiders… The Raiders scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Michaela Smith and a RBI single by Carly Edwards… Greer scored 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to go up 3-2… The Raiders responded by scoring 3 runs in the top of the second inning on a single by Taylor Hardin and as the result of a wild pitch… After that it was pretty much all Yellow Jackets except for a single run scored by the Raiders in the top of the sixth inning sacrifice fly by Taylor Hardin…  To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Raiders fall to 4-7 on the season and 2-1 in region play… They will have a rematch with Greer tomorrow night starting at 6:00.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Richard Winn 6 – LA 3… The Laurens Academy baseball teams were back in action last as they traveled to Richard Winn to take on the Eagles… In varsity action the news is not good for Crusader fans as the Eagles took a 6-3 win… The Eagles led 2-0 when the Crusaders finally got on the board in the top of the fourth inning when Kyle Thompson laid down a sacrifice bunt that scored Thomas Lowry… The score remained 2-1 until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Eagles scored 4 runs to go up 6-1… The Crusaders tried to come back scoring 2 runs in the top of the seventh where Judson Watkins doubled driving in 2 runs but the Crusaders could get no closer….  The Eagles outhit the Crusaders 5-4 and Thomas Lowry was the only Crusader to get more than 1 hit as he went 2 for 3 on the night… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click hereThe team will be back in action tomorrow as they host Wardlaw.
  • Softball: WW King 16 – LA 0… The very young Crusader softball team traveled to WW King yesterday to face a much more experienced Knight team… I hate to have to report that the Knights held the Crusaders hitless as they rolled to a 16-0 win over the Crusaders… The team will be back in action tomorrow as they host Wardlaw.

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

  • Thursday, 4-1-21, Baseball Clinton at Laurens, 6:00
  • Tuesday, 4-6-21, Baseball host Wade Hampton, 6:30
  • Monday, 4-12-21, Softball host Woodruff, 7:00
  • Wednesday, 4-14-21, Softball host Clinton, 7:00

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 click 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.
  • NASCAR TV Schedule… Now for those of you who like to watch the various NASCAR events, replays and other programing on TV, click here to go to the NASCAR website where this week’s TV schedule is posted.


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

 

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