Sports Report for Friday, 6-4-2021

Local Notes: 

Laurens County Speedway Results From Last Saturday… Below is a list of the winners in each of the main event out at the Laurens County Speedway last Saturday night… For more information on each of these races click here to open up a report on the races by Wil Richard.

  • Destination Powersports Thunder Bomber: Scott Pulley was first and Wendell Smith second
  • Bradley Lambert Young-Guns: CJ Smith first and Randy Clark Jr. second
  • Monster Mini: Rod Tucker first and JR Baker second
  • Thunder Bomber Futures: Travis Mabe first and Ricky Phillips second
  • Front Wheel Drive: Joel Cabe first and Trent Blackwell second
  • 602 Crate: Billy Rushton first and Colby Cannon second
  • Limited late Model: Deano Long first and Colt Smith second

NCAA D-I Baseball Playoffs Begin Today… A reminder to you casual college baseball fans out there (the rabid ones already know this) that the college baseball playoffs begin today… If you would like to see the bracket for the entire tournament click here… Once you get there simply click on the regional you are interested in and it will open up showing that regional’s teams, matchups, dates and times of games as well as TV viewing information.

  • South Carolina… The South Carolina Gamecocks are hosting a regional again this year… Oddly enough they are NOT the #1 seed in that regional they are the #2 seed… The #1 seed in the regional is the #11 nationally seeded Monarchs of Old dominion University… This is not the first time a #2 seed has hosted a regional but it is rare… The other two teams are the Virginia Cavaliers and the Dolphins of Jacksonville University… That regional will also starts today with South Carolina and Virginia taking the field at Founders Park at noon and the game can be seen on ESPN2… Old Dominion and Jacksonville will pay at 7:00 pm on ESPN3…. If you are interested in buying tickets and going click here to go to the Gamecock Athletic website where tickets can be purchased
  • PC… The Blue Hose will be traveling to Nashville to play in the regional hosted by the #4 nationally seeded Commodores of Vanderbilt… The other two teams in that regional are Georgia Tech and the Sycamores of Indiana State… PC’s first game is tonight at 7:00 pm when they take on the host Commodores… The game can be seen on the SEC Network… Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased on vucommodores.com or by calling the Vanderbilt Athletics ticket office at 615-322-4653 during business hours .

Pro Baseball… … For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning.

  • Braves 5 – Nationals 1The Braves snapped a 2-game losing streak to the Washington Nationals yesterday afternoon  down in Atlanta as they took a 5-1 win giving them a split of the four-game series… The game was scoreless until the 6th inning where the Braves put 4 runs on the board and added another in the 7th and held the Nationals to a single run in the 9th outhitting them 7-4… With a runner on in the 6th Dansby Swanson hit a two-run homer his 10th homer of the season and his 500th career hit… Ozzie Albies led the Braves at the plate going 3 for 4 on the night and his double in the 7th inning was his 500th career hit.
  • Ashville 3 – Drive 1… Asheville’s Jose Bravo hurled 6.0 innings of one run ball and held the Drive to just four hits while the bullpen didn’t allow a hit the rest of the way to win game three, 3-1, last night at Fluor Field…. It was just the third time this year Greenville was held to one run or fewer…. No Drive player had over one hit and they were all singles… Same two teams play again tonight at Flour Field starting at 7:05 pm.


General College Notes:

DI College Baseball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • D-I College Baseball Playoffs… The NCAA website has released interactive bracket showing each of the 16 regionals and the teams that will be in each regional… To see that bracket click here… Once you get there simply click on the regional you are interested in and it will open up showing that regional’s teams, matchups, scores of completed games, dates and times of games as well as TV viewing information.

 DI College Softball… For more information on any specific game(s) mentioned below, click on the score at the beginning

  • College Softball World Series… The college softball season is now down to the final 8 teams that are playing in the D-I College Softball Tournament out in Oklahoma City… The final 8 teams are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, James Madison, Georgia, UCLA, Alabama, Florida State and Arizona… The action starts June 3 and if you want to see the interactive brackets for the College Softball World Series click here… Once you get there click on the part of the bracket you are interested in and it will open showing matchups, scores of completed games, dates and times of games as well as TV viewing information

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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