Sports Report for Monday, 3-11-2013

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report:  3-11-13

Local sports:


  • Soccer: Newberry 9 – Clinton 1… Last Friday the soccer team traveled to Newberry and the Bulldogs had a little bit of bite in them as they took a 9-1 win over the Red Devils of CHS.. Madison Simpson had the lone goal for the Red Devils and Seth Anderson had 6 saves on goal.. Newberry almost doubled the shots on goal as they had 15 to Clinton’s 8.. .The Red Devils are now 0-3 on the young season..
  • Softball: Abbeville 21 – Clinton 2…. Also on Friday the Lady Red Devils traveled to Abbeville to take on the traditionally strong Panthers.. I do not have any details but I can tell you that Abbeville took a 21-2 win.
  • Golf: Woodruff 173 – Clinton 175… The Red Devil golf team opened their season on Friday at Lakeside Country Club as they faced the Woodruff Wolverines…  It was a close match but Woodruff took a 173-175 win over the Devils.. Hunter Nichols shot a match medalist with a 36.


  • Baseball: Laurens 11 – Hillcrest 6… The Raider baseball team got back on track last Friday as they traveled to Hillcrest to take on the Rams and came back with an 11-6 win… The Raiders scored 1 in the 1st when Christian Burton singled and was later driven in on a single by Trey Finley… Hillcrest tied it at 1 all in their half of the 1st… Laurens then struck for 6 runs in the 2nd inning.. They did it on 3 walks, 1 hit batter, 1 error, 3 sacrifice hits and 1 single… The Rams scored 3 more runs in the 3rd and 1 in the fourth.. Laurens added 3 runs in the 6th inning… Singles by Trae Coleman, Grayson Bailes and Christian Burton helped account for these runs.. The Raiders added an insurance run in the 7th as Trey Finley doubled and came home when Tanner Adair singled.. Trey Finley took the win going 3⅓ innings giving up 6 runs only 2 of which were earned.. He gave up 4 hits, struck out 5 and walked 3… Tanner Adair finished the game scattering 2 hits while holding the Rams scoreless.. He struck out 5 and walked none… Trae Finley led the Raiders at the plate going 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBIs..  See the following for more complete game stats and a game score card:  2013-3-8_LDHS-BB-11_Hillcrest-6_Stats    2013-3-8_LDHS-11_Hill-6_scorecard_BB
  • JV Baseball: Hillcrest 8 – Laurens 6… No details available
  • Softball: Hillcrest 4 – Laurens 0… Last Friday the lady Raider softball team had their home opener as they faced the defending state 4-A champs the Lady Rams of Hillcrest..  The Raiders bats were again all but silent managing only 3 hits as Hillcrest took a 4-0 win.. Chaos Smith &Tara Bond each singled for the Raiders while Maria Williamson’s hit was a double.. Allison Foreback took the loss for the Raiders pitching the complete game giving up the 4 runs (only 2 of which were earned) on 9 hits while striking out 6 and walking only 1… Click on the following link for more complete stats on the game: 2013-3-7_LHSB-0_Hillcrest-4
  • JV Softball: Hillcrest 3 – Laurens 2… Sorry no details available on this game 

College Basketball Notes:

  • Clemson: The Clemson men’s basketball team will open play in the ACC Tournament on Thursday playing Florida State…. The Tigers are 13-17 overall and 5-13 in ACC play and will be the #11 seed while Florida State is 17-14 overall and 9-9 in  conference play and are the # 6 seed… The tipoff is scheduled for 9:00 PM or 20 minutes after the conclusion of the previous game.
  • South Carolina: The Gamecocks of South Carolina finished their season with a 14-17 overall record and 4-14 in SEC action… This gets them the #12 seed and they will start SEC Tournament play on Wednesday when they will face #13 seed Mississippi State… Miss. St. is 9-21 overall and 4-14 in SEC play.. The contest slated to start at 7:30 

Local Sports Schedule:


  • Golf host Chapman & Union @ Lakeside    4:00
  • Boys tennis @ Newberry   4:30
  • Varsity baseball @ Abbeville   6:00 


  • JV baseball host Westside   6:00 

Laurens Academy:

  • Varsity baseball host Anderson   6:00 

Broadcast Reminders:

  • Our next game broadcast from Laurens High School will be a softball game on tomorrow, March 12th when the Lady Raiders take on the Easley in softball action… Join me a few minutes before 7:00 PM live from the softball field for varsity action.… Remember that we do stream all local sporting events live on the internet at 

FYI / Community Interest:

  • 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 or call the Y at 864-984-2626.
  • Laurens YMCA Carolinas Metro Youth Baseball Clinic: The Laurens Y will be conducting the Carolinas Metro Youth Baseball Clinic Saturday March 30th, 2013 at Collyar Park. It will be a fun clinic that stresses the skills needed to make you the best player you can be.. One of the instructors will be Morris Madden of Laurens. For more information about the time, cost or other information, call the Laurens Y at 984-2626 or see the posting in the Between the Lines section at 

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