Sports Report for Friday, 3-1-2013

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report:  3-1-13

Welcome this is your Real Radio 860 WLBG sports for Friday and it’s brought to you by Presbyterian College Athletics… The Blue Hose basketball team fell behind by 20 points at UNC-Ashville on Wednesday night and rallied but ran out of time as UNC-A took a 74-62 win.. The Blue Hose will finish the regular season tomorrow at Gardner Webb in a 4:30 PM contest… Meanwhile last night the Lady Blue Hose basketball team took at 57-40 win at Radford to run their record to 18-10 overall and 13-4 in Big South action.. They too will finish their regular season tomorrow as they travel to Longwood for a 2:00 PM contest. 

Local sports:

CHS:

  • Baseball: CHS 6 – Irmo 5… The varsity baseball team finally got their season started last night and in spite of the cold weather the bats were hot enough for the Red Devils to take a 6-5 win over Irmo at home.. Clinton jumped on top in the bottom of the 1st inning when they scored 3 runs on a walk and 3 singles.. Brandon Pitts, Colby Templeton and Dalton Foster had the key singles in the inning.. Irmo then got 2 in the 2nd to make it 3-2.. Clinton picked up a single run in the 3rd when Landon Allison had a 2-out double and then was able to score on an Irmo error… Clinton’s final 2 runs came in the 5th inning when B. Pitts lead off with a single and moved to 2nd on an error.. He them moved to 3rd on a sacrifice fly and scored when D. Foster singled.. He scored when L. Allison doubled to center field.. Irmo scored 3 in the 6th inning to make the score 6-5 Clinton.. Irmo threatened in the top of the 7th and had runners on 1st & 2nd with 1 out when L. Allison went to the mound in relief. He struck out the 1st batter he faced and thought he had the 2nd batter struck out but the umpire ruled a dropped 3rd strike and the batter reached 1st before he could be tagged in all the confusion.. The next batter popped out to end the game… B. Pitts, D. Foster and L. Allison all had 2 hits to lead the Red Devil attack..  Bradley Templeton picked up the win going 5 innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits while striking out 3 and walking 1.. L. Allison picks up the save.  Click on the following for much more complete stats: 2-28-13 CHS 6 – Irmo 5 Stats. 

LDHS:

  • Yesterday the Lady Raider softball team traveled down to the Columbia area to take on Blythewood in a scrimmage double header.. In the 1st game, Blythewood took an 11-3 win.. Michaela Smith, Maria Williamson & Jordan Henderson were the leading hitters in game 1… The Lady Raiders came back to take the 2nd game 4-3 in a short game..  Six of the Lady Raiders had hits in this contest…  The Lady Raiders kick off their season next Tuesday when they travel to Greenwood to take on the Eagles. 

 

College Notes:

Clemson vs. South Carolina in Baseball: The college baseball fans of the 2 major universities in this state can already tell you what
happens starting tonight and continues on thorough the weekend… That’s right its Clemson vs. Carolina in baseball this weekend.. The 3 game series starts tonight at 6:30 up at Clemson then moves to Flour Field in Greenville for a 2:15 PM contest tomorrow.. The 3rd game will be on Sunday at 3:00 PM at Carolina Stadium..  By the way, tomorrow’s game can be seen on WMYA –TV in our area.. South Carolina won 4 of 5 games last year including 2 regional games.. But that was last year.. I expect these games to be close but I still will say,,, Go Gamecocks! 

Local Sports Schedule:

CHS:

  • Lacrosse @ Dorman   6:00
  • Baseball host Dreher   6:00
  • Softball @ Wren vs. Berea 7:00
  • Saturday: baseball @ Irmo vs. TBD at time TBD
  • Softball @ Wren vs. TBD at time TBD 

LDHS:

  • Softball @ Dorman – scrimmage   5:00
  • Baseball host Woodmont    5:00
  • Saturday: Baseball site TBD opponent TBD at time TBD 

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball @ Augusta Christian   4:00
  • Softball @ Southside Christian   4:30 

Broadcast Reminders:

  • This next game broadcasted from Laurens High School will be a baseball game on Tuesday March 5th when the Raiders take on the Greenwood Eagles… Join me a few minutes before 7:00 PM live from Ed Prescott Field. … Remember that we do stream all local sporting events live on the internet at WLBG.com. 

FYI / Community Interest:

  • The Laurens YMCA is also registering youth for Dixie Youth Baseball. There are age appropriate groups for youth 5-15. Registration deadline is March 3rd and the fee is $50. Skill evaluations will be march 4th from 6:00-7:00 pm for 6U and from 8:00-9:00 for 9U. On March 5th skill evaluations for 12U will be from 6:00-7:00 and for 15U from 8:00-9:00 pm.. For more information about soccer of baseball contact the YMCA at 984-2626  Click on following for more information: Laurens YMCA Dixie Youth 2013 Information
  • The Laurens YMCA will hold its 9th Annual Golf Tournament March 28, 2013 at lakeside Country Club.. This is one of the major fund raising events for the Y Scholarship Program. Last year alone the Y awarded just under $132,00 in scholarship.. This event is what helps to make this happen… For complete details see the posting in the Between the Lines section of Sports at wlbg.com or call the Y at 864-984-2626.

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