Sports Report for Thursday, 4-29-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Baseball Update… Yesterday morning I mentioned to you that the Red Devil varsity baseball team took a 7-5 win over Abbeville Tuesday night in Clinton but I did not have any “official / Clinton” stats on the game… Well I now have those stats… The box score shows that Abbeville outhit Clinton 11-10 but they also made 4 errors that aided the Red Devil cause… Davis Wilson, Wilson Wages and Davidson Pitts each had 2 hits to lead the Red Devil offense… To see the games box score click here… If you want to see how the runs were scored, click here to go to a batter by batter accounting of the game’s plays in reverse order of their occurrence.
  • Softball: Union County 22 – Clinton 2… I also finally have a score on the Clinton at Union softball game on Tuesday and it’s not what I like to report as the Yellow Jackets took a 22-2 win over the Red Devils… According to the Union scoring of the game the Yellow Jackets scored 8 runs in the first inning and then cruised to the win… Again according to the Union scoring of the game the yellow jackets outhit the Red Devils 14-1 with Abigail Cunningham getting the lone hit for Clinton driving in two runners who had reached base on a walk in the fourth inning.
  • Girls Soccer:  Woodruff 2 – Clinton 1… On Tuesday eh Red Devil girls’ soccer team closed out its regular season hosting the Woodruff Wolverines one of the best AAA soccer teams in the upstate… The Red Devils fought hard but still fell to the Wolverines 2-1… For more information on this match and comments from Coach Benson click here.

Laurens HS:

  • Baseball: Brookland-Cayce 9 – Laurens 3…Just 24 hours after securing a playoff spot with a win against Greenwood the night before, the Raider varsity baseball team stepped out of region play last night to take on the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats… The Bearcats came into the game with a 12-8 record and when they headed back to Columbia they had a 13-8 record as they took a 9-3 win over the Raiders… They led 2-0 before the Raiders finally got on the board in the third inning plating 2 runs to tie the game… The Bearcats scored 2 runs in the fourth and that would prove to be all they needed as they held the Raiders to just another single run in the fifth inning… The Bearcats simply outhit the Raiders 9-6 and were aided by 4 Raider errors… Zak Rice was the only Raider to get more than one hit as he went 2 for 2 with a walk… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see how the runs were scored click here to see the game’s scorebook…. The Raiders can lockup a first place finish in the region tomorrow when they host the Greenwood eagles with the first pitch scheduled for 6:30 pm… I hope you can make it to the game but if you can’t we do plan on bringing you that game here on Real Radio WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com.

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball: Holly Hill 17 – LA 4… Yesterday the Laurens Academy Crusader baseball team had to take on the Holly Hill Raiders in an elimination game in the SCISA Class A Playoffs… As you may recall they traveled to Monck Corner on Tuesday and lost a heartbreaking game to the Saint John’s Cavaliers 4-3 in the seventh inning… Well just 24 hours after that long road trip the Crusaders had to face the Holly Hill Raiders who had played on Monday so they were fairly well rested… Be that as it may, the Raiders outhit the Crusader last night 15-5 in route to a 17-4 win over the Crusaders thus ending the Crusader season… The Raiders scored 3 runs in the first inning and the Crusader got 2 of them back in the bottom of the inning… However the Raiders scored 5 runs in the second inning, 2 in the fourth and put the game away in the fifth inning by scoring 7 runs while holding the Crusader to just 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth as they took the win on the 10-run rule… Judson Watkins was the only Crusader to hit more than one hit as he went 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBIs… To see the box score for the game click here… The Crusaders end their season with a 9-12 record on the season.
  • Softball on the Road… The Crusader softball team will be back in action today as they travel to Greenwood Christian for a 5:00 pm game with the Hawks.

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

  • Friday, 4-30-21, baseball host Greenwood, 6:30
  • Monday, 5-3-21, softball host Hillcrest, 7:00
  • Tuesday, 5-4-21, baseball host Hillcrest, 7:30 

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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