Sports Report for Friday, 5-14-2021

Local Notes:

Clinton HS:

  • Tennis Team Plays for State Championship Tomorrow… The Red Devil boys’ tennis team will travel to the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center tomorrow to take on the Oceanside Collegiate Lasndsharks out of Mt. Pleasant for the Class AAA State Championship… As Red Devil fans know the Red Devils are undefeated going into tomorrow’s contest which is scheduled to start at 1:00 pm… I could not find the Landsharks’ record… If you are heading down to cheer on the Red Devils the address for the tennis center is: 1060 N Cashua Dr., Florence, SC 29501
  • Baseball Opens Playoff at Powdersville… At noon tomorrow the Red Devil baseball team will open play in the Class AAA playoffs traveling to Powdersville to take on the Patriots… The Red Devils finished the regular season with a 15-6 overall record and 8-2 in region play which meant they finished second in the region behind Chapman… Powdersville finished the season with a 19-7 overall record and 9-1 in region play winning their region… The Patriots are ranked # 3 in Class AAA…First pitch is scheduled for noon an if you plan on going to the game you must purchase tickets ahead of time online and they have a limited number of tickets available for Red Devil fans… Click here to learn how to purchase tickets for the game.

Laurens HS:

  • Softball: Boiling Springs 15 – Laurens 0… The Raider softball teams ended their season last night traveling up to Boiling Springs to take on the Bulldogs… In varsity action, the Bulldogs took a 15-0 win over the Raiders in 5 innings… The Bulldogs outhit the Raiders 8 to 2 but two of their hits were homers, four of them were doubles and they were aided by 6 Raider errors… The Raiders two hits were by Kauree Munyan and Alyssa Rowe who each had a single… To see the game’s box score click here and to see and to see the scorecard for the game click here… The Raiders finish the season with a 6-15 overall record and 4-4 in region play which put them third in the region… The Raiders were very young this season with only one senior (Michaela Smith), two juniors and there seventh graders that saw significant playing time.
  • Baseball Opens Playoffs at Home… The Raider baseball team finished its season with a 16-8 overall record and 6-2 in region play which means they won the region…. They will be starting playoff action tomorrow at noon at Ed Prescott Field hosting the Catawba Ridge Copperheads out of Fort Mill… The Copperheads finished their season with a 15-10-1 overall record and 9-3 in region play… That gave them a second place finish in their region behind York… I hope you can make it out to the game to cheer the Raiders on but if you can’t we do plan on broadcasting the game here on Real Radio WLBG and streaming live on the internet at www.wlbg.co starting jut about noon.
  • Raider Pick Up Post Season Honors…  Yesterday Laurens HS Athletic Director Tommy Spires sent out an announcement that some LDHS Raiders and Coaches are already picking up post season honors.
    • Soccer… In boys’ soccer Bryan Diaz has been named to the to the Region II- AAAA All-Region Team
    • Baseball… In baseball Zac Rice was named to the Region II- AAAA All-Region Team… Rice who mainly played catcher for the Raiders batted a team-high .382 for the Raiders driving in 19 runs and scoring 24 times himself… He had 29 hits in 76 at bats 6 of which were doubles and one was a triple…. He also pitched 11 innings giving up 7 earned runs on 11 hits while striking out 23 and walking 11 and finished the regular season with a 4.36 ERA and posted a 1-1 record.
    • Baseball… Also in baseball, Jackson Edwards was named to the the All-Region Team and was also named Region Pitcher of the Year… Jackson finished the regular season with a 3-4 record and his 4 loses were all close games where some of the runs scored by the opponents were unearned… He pitched 49⅓ innings giving up 16 runs only 7 of which were earned and had a 0.99 ERA… He gave up 27 hits while striking out 37 and walking 27.
    • Baseball…  And finally also in baseball, Coach Tori Patterson was named Region Coach of the Year… Coach Patterson guided his team to a 16-8 overall record and a first place finish in the region with a 6-2 region record… He did this in season where most of the opposing coaches at the beginning of the year would not have picked the Raiders to finish as well as they have… Congratulations to him and the other players who have picked up honors so far.

SCHSL Baseball and Softball Brackets… Now for you high school baseball and softball junkies out there, I have a posting in the Featured Sports section on the right side of our homepage at wlbg.com that has links to all the brackets for both the baseball and softball playoffs… Simply open the posting and pick out the classification you are interested in and click on it… If you want to go to that posting click here… Enjoy!


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

  • Saturday, 5-15-21, Baseball Playoffs First Round, Laurens host Catawba Ridge, noon
  • Monday. 5-17-21, Baseball Playoff Second Round at site and time to be determined by Saturday’s action. 

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: All spring sports have finished their season.
  • 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.
  • Greenville Drive… To check on the schedule, results and other information for the Greenville Drive 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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