Sports Report for Thursday, 4-22-2021

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 14 – Westside 1 (5)… The Raiders stepped out of region last night as they hosted the Westside Rams… The Raiders led 4-0 going into the bottom of the third inning where they plated 10 runs and then went on to hold the Rams to a single run in the fourth inning as they took a 14-1 win over the Rams in 5 innings… The Raiders simply outhit the Rams 13-1 with Jackson Martin leading the Raiders at the plate going 3 for 3 with a 3 run homer in the Raiders big third inning… Parker Clark picked up the complete game win giving up the 1 unearned run on 1 hit while striking out 4 and walking 4… 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 now 12-5 on the season and will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Eastside f0r a JV-varsity doubleheader.
  • JV Baseball: Laurens 8 – Westside 2… In JV action the Raiders took an 8-2 win over the Rams… The game was tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the fourth inning when the Raiders broke the game open putting 6 runs on the board and then holding the Rams scoreless in the top of the fifth to take the win… The Raiders scored 2 runs in the first inning on three single one of which was an RBI single by Zay Pulley… The Rams got their 2 runs in the top of the fourth inning just before the Raiders scored 6 in the bottom of the inning… In that inning the Raiders scored all 6 runs after two were out and getting key RBI hits in the inning were Hunter Nabors, Joshua Hughes and Bennett Edwards… The Raiders outhit the Rams 10-1 with Zay Pulley going 3 for 3 leading the Raider offense… Hunter Nabors and Joshua Hughes each had 2 hit in the game… Bennett Edwards picked up the complete game win giving up the 2 unearned runs on one hit while striking out 8 and walking just 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 now 15-1 on the season.
  • Softball: Hillcrest 10 – Laurens 0… The Raider softball team was in action last they traveled to Hillcrest last night to take on a very tough Ram team…   The Rams used 5 hits and 9 Raider errors to take a 10-0 win over the Raiders in 5 innings… The Raiders were held to just 2 hits and Kauree Munyan and Peyton Herring had a hit each with Munyan’s being a triple… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here…  The Raiders will be back in action tomorrow as they host the Eastside Eagles in a JV-varsity doubleheader and we do plan on brining you the varsity game starting about 7:00 pm.

Laurens Academy:

  • Senior Night at Laurens Academy: The Laurens Academy Crusader softball and baseball teams will be in action today as they host WW King… For the varsity baseball and softball team it will be Senior Night as they honor their seniors… The schedule for today is; MS baseball 4:00, Softball 5:00 and varsity baseball 6:00.

PC Notes:

  • Football: PC 28 – Drake 24… In case you missed hearing about it, last Saturday the Blue Hose football team closed out its spring season with a 28-24 comeback win over Drake out in Des Moines, Iowa… The Blue Hose scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to take the win… Now if you would like to see more information about the game click here… With the win the Blue Hose finished the season 4-3 overall and 4-2 in their first year in the Pioneer League.
  • Spangler Out as Head Coach… Now with that winning record and the fact that Tommy Spangler signed a contract extension back in January of 2020 you figure his job would be pretty safe… Wrong, yesterday PC in a very short and what can only be described as a terse announcement that Spangler would not be returning to lead the program… They stated “This is a confidential personnel matter, made after due consideration, that a change in leadership in the football program was in the best interest of PC and its student-athletes”… To see the entire press release click here… My personal opinion is that they once again have made a huge mistake… Spangler who was in his second round as head coach at PC was named head coach back in November of 2016 being promoted from defensive coordinator seemed to live, breath and eat PC football and on numerous occasions was very outspoken about his love for the PC community… They will be hard pressed to find another football coach who cares that much especially since the school no longer gives athletic scholarships to help attract players… I stated earlier that I thought once again PC had made a mistake and the reason I said once again is because of the fact the PC no longer gives athletic scholar ships… Again personal opinion but I think that the “powers that be” don’t especially like / support football and that somewhere down the road the next major announcement about PC football will be that they are discontinuing it altogether… The late, great PC football coach Cally Gault is about to turn over in his grave if he has not already.

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

  • Friday, 4-23-21, Softball host Eastside, 7:00
  • Wednesday, 4-28-21, Baseball host Brookland-Cayce, 6:00
  • Friday, 4-30-21, baseball host Greenwood, 6:30

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.

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.


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