Sports Report for Monday, 5-3-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS: Contest Today for the Red Devils

  • Softball at Spartanburg, JV at 5:30, varsity at 7:00
  • Region III-AAA Championship, no details available

Laurens HS:

  • Laurens 2 – Greenwood 1… Last Friday night the Raiders hosted the Greenwood Eagles in their last region game of the season and it was one with a lot on the line for the both teams… For the Eagles, I they wanted a shot at making the playoffs they had to beat the Raiders… For the Raiders, if they wanted to lock up the region championship and a first place seed in the upcoming state playoff and do it without having to wait and see how other games went, they only need to win Friday’s game with the Eagles… The two teams had played at Greenwood on Tuesday night with the Raiders taking a 4-3 win in eight innings… Well the Raiders did take the 2-1 win in workman like fashion to wrap up the region crown… The Raiders got on the board first scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning… After two were out, Zack Rice singled and moved to second when Zach Faulkner drew a walk… Jackson Martin then singled driving in Jaedon Goodwin who entered the game as a courtesy runner for Rice who was the Raiders’ catcher… Both teams threatened in the next couple of innings but could not push a run across the plate… The Eagles tied the game 1-1 by scoring a run in the top of the top of the fifth inning where a hit batter, a Raider error and a fielders’ choice led to their scoring the run… The Raiders responded in the bottom of the inning when Thomas Willis led off with a single and moved to second on an Eagle error… He moved to third on a sacrifice fly by Zac Rice and came home on another sacrifice fly Zack Faulkner… Starting pitcher Zack Faulkner then held the Eagles scoreless the rest of the way and when an Eagle batter hit a soft grounder to him which he flipped to Austin McNuer at first base for the third out in the top of the seventh the celebration was on…  Faulkner picked up the complete game win scattering 6 hits while striking out 5 and walking 2… The Raiders managed 5 hits in the game with no Raider getting over one hit… To see the box score and associated statistics on the game click here and to see the game’s scorebook click here.
  • Raider Baseball Schedule Adjustments… The Raiders varsity game at Ware Shoals today has been cancelled and will not be made-up… The varsity game that they were supposed to play at Brookland Cayce on Saturday has been postponed until Monday, 5-10-21 at a time yet to be determined… The Raiders will host Hillcrest tomorrow night in a JV-Varsity doubleheader and will travel to Hillcrest for the same on Friday… The Raiders will now hoist a first round playoff game on Saturday at Ed Prescott Field and I do believe they will be hosting the Copperheads of Catawba Ridge HS out of Fort Mill.

Laurens Academy:

  • All-Region Baseball Players… On Friday it was announced that three Laurens Academy varsity baseball players have been named to the SCISA Class A Region I All-Region Team… Those three players are Thomas Lowry a senior pitcher/centerfielder, Judson Watkins a senior catcher and Cal Robertson a junior shortstop/pitcher… Congratulations to these fine young men!
  • Softball Closes Out Season Today…  A quick reminder that weather permitting the Crusader softball team will be closing out its season today at home as they host the Falcons of Fountain Inn Christian… First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 pm.

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

  • Monday, 5-3-21, softball host Hillcrest, 7:00
  • Tuesday, 5-4-21, baseball host Hillcrest, 7:30
  • Wednesday, 5-5-21, softball hosts Boiling Springs. 7:00
  • Thursday,5-6-21, softball host Greenwood, 7:00
  • Saturday, 5-15-21, baseball or softball playoff game TBD

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.

 If you have any comments, suggestions, or want to reports scores, please contact me via email at: sports@wlbg.com or text me at 864-981-3470.