Sports Report for Friday, 4-9-2021

Local Notes:

PC Notes:

  • Football: PC 23 – Stetson 3…  Well in case you missed it, the Blue Hose football team traveled down to Deland, Fla. last Saturday to take on the Stetson Hatters… The trip back was a happy one as the Blues Hose took a 26-3 in over the Hatters to make their season record 2-3… Jeffery Smith had a lot to do with the win as he picked off two Stetson passes and returned them 30 & 52 yards for a pair of pick-sixes… Now if you would like to read more about this contest click here… PC will be back in action tomorrow hosting the Davidson Wildcats in an 11:00 am contest at Bailey Memorial Stadium… Two things about tomorrow’s game… First it is the final home game of this short spring season… Secondly it will be the second time the two teams have met this season… As you may recall PC traveled to Davidson back on March 20th and after leading 10-7 at the end of the first quarter wound up falling to the Wildcats 41-24… To see the recap of that game click here.
  • Baseball Series with Radford Postponed… The PC baseball team is 7-10 on the season and their last game was a 5-4 win in 14 innings over UNC- Ashville in Clinton this past Tuesday… If you would like to find out more about that contest click here… The Blue Hose were scheduled to take on the Radford Highlanders in a three-game series in Clinton starting this afternoon… However that series gas been postponed and the reason given was “The series has been postponed due to Radford not being able to meet the minimum squad size standards established by the Big South Conference this season”… Now this is just me “reading between the lines” but my guess is a COVID problem for the Highlanders… They will ty to reschedule the series later in the season and the baseball team will now not be back in action until a week from today when they are scheduled to travel to Longwood for a 3-game weekend series (Weather and COVID permitting).
  • Softball on the Road This Weekend… Now a quick check of the PC softball team finds them with a 9-9 record at this point on the season and they have several games postponed or canceled for various reasons also… They were last in action this past weekend when they traveled up to Gardner-Webb and lost 2 of 3 games in the three-game weekend series… Click here to go to the PC softball schedule where you will find links to those game recap stories… The team is scheduled to travel to Winthrop for a 3-game series starting with a doubleheader tomorrow at 1:00 pm.
  • Other Sports… A quick reminder that if you are interested in anything at all about any of the PC sports the web address you need to remember is www.gobluehose.com

Atlanta Braves: catching up with the Atlanta Braves we find they got off to a rough start this season losing their first 4 games of the season before rebounding and taking a pair of 7-inning games from the Washington Nationals on Wednesday… For more details on the following games, click on their score at the beginning.

  • Braves 7 – Nationals 6… They won the first game 7-6 with Ronald Acuňa Jr. leading the Braves going 3-4 with a double, a RBI and scored 2 runs.
  • Braves 2 – Nationals 0…   The second game was more of a pitcher’s duel as the Braves won 2-0 on the strength of a 2-run pinch hit homer by Pablo Sandoval in the seventh inning.
  • Braves Home Opener Tonight… The Braves finally get to play at home tonight as they start a seven game home stand at Truist Park with the first team in town being the Phillies that swept them in the opening series in Philadelphia to start the season…. First pitch is scheduled for 7:20 pm and I believe it can be seen on Bally Sports South a new network for me this season… Hope my satellite TV provider has that in my package.

Pro Golf

  • Masters Week… The Masters Tournament down in August continues through the weekend… If you click here it will carry you to the Masters homepage where you can keep up with the leaderboard, tee times and live streaming and more.

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

  • 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:

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.

Major League Baseball

  • Braves… To see the schedule for the Atlanta Braves and recent scores click here.
  • Scores and Schedules… To see the latest scores and daily schedule for all of MLB click here.
  • Standings… To check on the division standings for all of MLB click here.

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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