Sports Report for Wednesday, 4-28-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Baseball: Clinton 7 – Abbeville 5… The Clinton Red Devils hosted the Abbeville Panthers last night and good news for Red Devil fans as the team took a 7-5 win over the Panthers… Now I don’t have the Clinton scoring of the game yet but according to the Abbeville scoring of eh game the Panthers actually outhit the Red Devils 11-7… Again according to the Abbeville scoring of eh game Davis Wilson and Davidson Pitts led the Red Devils at the plate each getting 2 hits… When I get the Clinton scoring of the game I’ll pass along more details on the game.
  • JV Baseball: Clinton 3 – Abbeville 2… Also good news where the JV team is concerned as they took a come-from–behind 3-2 win over the Panthers… They trailed 2-0 going into the sixth where they put 3 runs on the board and then held the Panthers scoreless in the top of the seventh inning to take the win… In that crucial sixth inning C Ashley singled driving 2 of the runs and the other scored on a Panther error… Abbeville outhit the Red Devils 8-7 with Carson Glenn leading the Red Devils going 3 for 3…   To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here.
  • Softball… Sorry no report from Coach Caughman about how the softball team did against Union County.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 5 – Greenwood 4 (8)… The Raider varsity baseball team traveled to Greenwood last night to take on the Eagles with a chance to lock in a playoff spot on the line… Well they were able to do that as they took a 5-4 win over the Eagles but it took them 8 innings to do it… Nick Humphries led off the eighth inning with a double and moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Mason Hamby… Another sacrifice by Austin McNuer brought him in with what would prove to be the winning run as Jackson Martin and the Raider defense held the Eagles scoreless in the bottom of the eighth… The Raiders scored in the second inning when Hamby singled and scored later on an Eagle error… The Eagles also scored in the bottom of the inning making it 1-1… The Raiders plated 3 runs in the fifth when Jackson Edwards drove them in with a single… Greenwood scored 2 runs in the bottom of the inning making it 4-3 Raiders… The Eagles tied the game in the top of the seventh inning on a leadoff homer by Elijah Taylor… That set the stage for the Raiders to take the win in the eighth… The Raiders outhit the Eagles 13-6 with Zack Rice, Zach Faulkner, Jack Yarborough and Mason Hamby all getting two hits each… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click hereThe Raiders are back in action tonight as they host the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats in a 6:00 contest…. We do plan on brining you that game here on Real radio WLBG and streaming live on the internet at WLBG.com.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball Playoffs: St. John’s 4 – LA 3… The Laurens Academy Crusaders traveled down to Monck Corner yesterday to take on the St John’s Christian Academy Cavaliers in first round action of the SCISA Class A Playoffs… The Crusaders led 3-2 going into the bottom of the seventh inning and had two out on the Cavaliers with men on third and second when a Cavalier singled driving in 2 runs giving St John’s the walk-off win… The Crusaders jumped on top 2-0 scoring 2 runs in the first inning on a RBI bunt by Judson Watkins and on a groundout by Jordan Hudson… They added their third run in the third inning when Watkins doubled driving in Cal Robertson… The Cavaliers first run came in the bottom of the fourth inning and it was a pitchers battle from then until the seventh where the Cavaliers scored the 2 runs giving them the 4-3 win… The Cavaliers outhit the Crusaders 5-4 with four different Crusaders getting one hit each… Judson Watkins hit was a double that drove in one run… To see the box score and associated statistics of the game click here…. The Crusaders will be back in action today as they host the Holly Hill Raiders in a loser’s bracket game… First pitch will be at 6:00 pm… Good Luck to the Crusaders!
  • Softball: Spartanburg Christian 6 – LA 2… The Crusader softball team was also in action yesterday as they are getting closer to the end of their regular season… They also were on the road as they traveled up to Spartanburg Christian Academy to take on the Warriors… I wish the news here was better but I have to report that the Warriors took a 6-2 win over the Crusaders… They simply outhit the Crusaders 8-2 and were aided by 11 Crusader errors… Olivia Huck had both the Crusader hits… The Crusaders scored their 2 runs in the sixth inning when Maddison Loe led the inning off with a walk and Olivia Huck singled… They both later scored on wild pitches…  To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The team will be back in action tomorrow when they travel to Greenwood Christian.

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

  • 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 Playoffs Start 4-24-21… The spring FCS college football season is now nearing the end and the 16 teams that will make the D-I playoffs have been named and the brackets and schedules have also been released… If you want more information about that click here to go to the NCA website where all that information is available.


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

  • Athletic Physicals for CHS on Thursday, May 13… Dr. Nora pace recently announced that athletic physicals for all student-athletes who will be participating in sports in the 2021-2022 season will be offered on Thursday, May 13 at 4:30 pm in the main gym at CHS… These physicals are $25 each… Now for more information about this including a link to a form that you must have filled out before you come click here.

  

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