Sports Report for Friday, 4-30-2021

Local Notes:

Laurens HS:

  • C-Team Baseball: Laurens 7 – Greenwood 4… The Raider baseball C-team closed out its season last night in Greenwood with a 7-4 win over the Eagles in a 4 inning game… Greenwood led 4-1 going into the top of the third inning where the Raider plater 5 runs and added another in the fourth to take the win… In the big third inning Coleman Coke and Landon Trevino had RBI singles, and Austin Rice drew a bases loaded walk and the Eagles committed an error which allowed the Raiders to score… The Raiders outhit the Eagles 9-4 with Landon Trevino being the only Raider to get more than one hit as he went 2 for 2 with an RBI… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click hereThe team finishes its season with a 13-4 overall record.
  • JV Baseball: Laurens 14 – Greenwood 6… The Raider JV baseball team was also in action down in Greenwood last night and the news is good here also f or Raider fans as the team took a 14-6 win over the Eagles… Laurens led 5-0 going into the bottom of the third inning when the Eagles scored 6 runs to go up 6-5 over the Raiders… The Raiders then scored 2 runs in the fourth, 6 in the fifth and a single run in the sixth while holding the Eagles scoreless the rest of the way to take the 14-6 win… The Raiders outhit the Eagles 10-2 and Hunter Nabors, Joshua Hughes, Owen Pridgen and Jordan Roberts all had 2 hits each for the Raiders… Both of Pridgen’s hits were for extra bases as he had a 2 RBI double and a solo homer… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook to see how the runs were scored click here… The team is now 17-1 on the season and will travel to Brookland-Cayce tomorrow for a noon game as part of a JV-varsity doubleheader.
  • Laurens Host Greenwood. A quick reminder that the Raider varsity baseball team will be hosting the Greenwood Eagles tonight at 6:30 in their final region game of the year… Now the Raider have secured a spot in the playoffs the only question is whether they will finish first in the region and host a first round playoff game or finish second and be on the road in the first round of the playoffs… A win against the Eagles tonight will secure that that #1 spot while a loss means they will have to have some help from other schools to get the #1 spot… So it’s a BIG game for the Raiders and they would love to see the stands packed with their fans to cheer them on… Now if you can’t make it out to the game, we do plan on brining you the game here on Real Radio WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.com with first pitch set for 6:30… See you at the game!

Laurens Academy:

  • Softball: Greenwood Christian 19 – LA 9… The Laurens Academy Crusader softball team took a short ride to Greenwood yesterday to take on the Greenwood Christian Academy Hawks… Now the Crusaders are a young team and many of their games this season have not gone more than 5 innings well yesterday’s game went six innings but the Crusaders still fell by a score of 19-9 to the Hawks… The Hawks outhit the Crusader 17-8 and errors continue to be the Crusaders problem as they committed 14 of them… Olivia Huck and Olivia Suttles led the Crusaders at the plate as they each had 2 hits… Both of them had a pair of doubles and both drove in multiple runs… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here… The Crusaders will close out their season Monday as the host Fountain Christian at 5:00 pm.

NFL

  • NFL Draft… Well this is for you casual NFL fans because the true NFL junkies already know this… The NFL draft started last night and as predicted Clemson’s quarterback Trevor Lawrence was the first player picked in the draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars… He is the first Clemson player ever to be picked first in the NFL draft… The Carolina Panthers picked South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn as the #8 overall pick… Clemson had another player picked in the first round as Travis Etienne was picked #25 overall by the Jaguars also… For more information on the draft and to keep up with the remaining rounds starting today click here to go to the NFL website where such information can be found…

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at www.wlbg.com… 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.

NFL

  • NFL Draft… Well this is for you casual NFL fans because the true NFL junkies already know this… The NFL draft started last night and as predicted Clemson’s quarterback Trevor Lawrence was the first player picked in the draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars… He is the first Clemson player ever to be picked first in the NFL draft… The Carolina Panthers picked South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn as the #8 overall pick… Clemson had another player picked in the first round as Travis Etienne was picked #25 overall by the Jaguars also… For more information on the draft and to keep up with the remaining rounds starting today click here to go to the NFL website where such information can be found…

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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