Sports Report for Monday, 7-9-12

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report: 7-9-10

Braves: The Braves finished the 1st half of the season on the road up In Philadelphia with the Phillies:

  • On Friday the Braves took a 5-0 win over the Phillies.. Atlanta got all 5 of their runs in the 8th inning… The big blow was a grand slam with 2 out by Brian McCann.. Tim Hudson picked up the win pitching 7 innings.
  • On Sat. the Braves won again this time by a score of 6-3.. Brian McCann again had a home run in the 2nd with no one on but again with 2 outs.. McCann finished the day 2 – 4 with 2 RBI’s.. Michael Bourn also went 3-4 scoring twice.. Tommy Hanson picked up the win also going 7 innings.
  • Yesterday the Braves completed the sweep as they took a 4-3 win..  Brian McCann picked up his 3rd homerun in as many days with a solo shot in the 7th inning and again with 2 out.. That homerun also turned out to be the game winner…  Dan Uggla also had a 2-run homer in the game… The Braves will take a 4 day break for the MLB All-Star Game tomorrow night in Kansas City..   Now tonight there will be the Homerun Derby pitting some A.L. stars against some N.L. Stars.. It can be seen at 8 pm tonight on ESPN. 

Greenville Drive:

  • The Drive had a pretty god weekend as they 3 out of 4 from the Rome Braves.. On Friday the 2 teams played a doubleheader and the Drive took the 1st game by a score of 4-0 but then dropped the nightcap by a score of 6-3.. The Drive took Sat. night’s game by a score of 5-4 scoring the winning run in the 8th inning..  Yesterday the Drive put 4 runs on the board in the 1st inning and never looked back as they took a 12-3 win over the baby Braves… The Drive are off tonight and then will be on road for a week with the 1st stop in Augusta, Ga. 

NASCAR: NASCAR made its 2nd stop of the season in Daytona on Friday & Saturday.

  • The Nationwide Series took to the track on Friday and Kurt Busch took the win in a green-white-checkered finish that featured a wreck as he crossed the finish line.. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Michael Annett, Austin Dillon and Joey Logano rounded out the top 5.
  • On Saturday in Sprint Cup Series race, Tony Stewart crossed the finish line 1st in the Coke Zero 400 as a big wreck coming out of turn 4 behind him happened.. Jeff Burton finished 2nd and Matt Kenseth 3rd.. Joey Logano and Ryan Newman were they next 2 to cross the finish line. 

This & That:

  • Wimbledon is arguably to tennis what the Masters is to golf and in case you missed it, Serena Williams picked up her 5th Wimbledon title and 14th major career win on Saturday while Roger Federer won his 7th Wimbledon title and 17th major career win yesterday. 

And finally, its only 46 days until the start of high school football season on August 24th when Laurens host  BHP and Clinton host Gaffney. 

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