Sports Report for Monday, 4-22-2013

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report: 4-22-13

Local sports:

CHS:

  • JV Baseball: Clinton 8 – Laurens 3… Catching up on CHS JV baseball, last Thursday the JV baseball team hosted Laurens and the Red Devils took an 8-3 win over the Raiders… Tyler Kelley, Austin Foster, Davis Cunningham, Chandler Todd, Braeden Webb, Cameron Bishop, and Delshun Young all had key hits for the Red Devils… Myking Price even managed to steal home during the game… The team finished with a 12-3 record on the year and Coach Mike Turner commented on what a pleasure it was to coach a team that always played hard. 

LDHS:

  • Baseball: Laurens 6 – Easley 5 … The Laurens Raider baseball team hosted the Easley Green Wave on Saturday and they had to come from behind to do it but they did 6-5 win as Christian Burton drove in the winning run on a bases loaded single in the 7th inning… Laurens jumped in front 1-0 as Di’Markus Sanders led off the Riders 1st inning with a double and then was driven in by Cody Smiley… Easley tied the game in the 4th inning then went ahead in the 5th scoring 4 runs to make the score 5-1 Easley… The Raiders responded with 3 runs of their own in the 5th as Grayson Bailes walked, and Hammer Walker doubled to put runners on 2nd & 3rd… Pinch hitter Thomas Jones then singled driving in the 2 base runners…  Tanner Adair then reached on a fielder’s choice as Jones was cut down… Adair later scored to make it 5-4 Easley when C.  Smiley singled… In the 6th inning Trey Finley just cleared the centerfield fence with a solo homerun to tie the game… Kevin Dean who came into the game to pitch in the 6th inning retired the Green Wave in order with the help of a double play… K. Dean and D. Sanders led off the Laurens half of the 7th inning reaching base on 2 Easley errors… C. Smiley then singled to load the bases setting the stage for Burton’s game winning hit… Click on the following for more game statistics: 2013-4-20_LDHS-BB-6__Easley-5  Click on the following for the game’s scorecard: 2013-4-20_LDHS-BB-6__Easley-5_scorecard
  • Softball: Laurens 5 – Easley – 2… The Lady Raider softball team was also in action on Saturday and they actually played 2 games… Their first game was at Easley against the Lady Green Wave and they won that game by a score of 5-2…. The Raiders scored 2 in the 1st inning when Jordan Henderson singled and Elizabeth Carman doubled to drive her in… Carman later scored as a result of an Easley error…  Laurens got on the board again in the top of the 6th inning when E. Carman singled with 1 out… After another out, Michaela Smith doubled driving in Carman… Smith then moved to 3rd when Allison Foreback singled and then scored on a passes ball while Foreback moved to 2nd … Foreback then scored when Annsley Nelson doubled making it 5-0… Easley got their 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning… Click on the following for more statistics on the game: 2013-4-20_LH-SB-5__Easley-2
  • Softball: Woodmont 7 – Laurens 3… After defeating Easley Saturday afternoon the Lady Raiders loaded the bus and traveled to Woodmont to take on the Lady Wildcats… Laurens started Logan Hill in the circle and she did not make it out of the 1st inning as the Wildcats but 5 runs on the board off of her and Allison Foreback…  Laurens was held to just 3 hits until the 4th inning when they scored 2 runs… Elizabeth Carman led off with a walk and moved to 2nd when Tara Bond singled… A sacrifice by Annsley Nelson advanced each runner 1 base… Maria Williamson then singled to drive in Carman and move Bond to 3rd… Bond then scored on a passed ball to make it 5-2… Laurens then picked up their last run in the 5th when Michaela Smith singled with 2 out… Jordan Henderson then singled and Elizabeth Carman followed suite with another single to drive in Smith… A groundout then ended the inning and Woodmont added 2 more unearned runs in the 5th for insurance… Click on the following for more game statistics:2013-4-20_LH-SB-3__Woodmont-7 

Pro Baseball:

  • Atlanta Braves: The Braves finished their series in Pittsburg with the Pirates this weekend and the Braves bats have gone cold as they dropped the last 3 games of the 4 game series… The Pirates won Friday 6-0, Saturday 3-1 and yesterday 4-2… The Braves are now 13-5 on the season and head tp Colorado to start a 3 game series with the Rockies.
  • Greenville Drive: The Greenville Drive did not have a good weekend either as they dropped their games in Lexington, KY to the Legends… The Legend won 8-0 on Friday, 1-0 on Saturday and 6-3 yesterday…  The Drive are now 7-11 on the season and will return home tomorrow night to start a 7 day home stand and the first opponent will be the Lakewood, NJ BlueClaws. 

Local Sports Schedule:

CHS:

  • Soccer host Broome             5:30
  • Tennis host Broome              4:30
  • Golf host Mid-Carolina          4:00
  • JV/V Softball at Laurens        5:00/7:00    Varsity contest can be heard on Real Radio 860 WLBG 

LDHS:

  • Boys Golf in Easley Tournament @ Smithfield
  • Boys tennis host Woodruff    4:30
  • JV / Varsity baseball host Woodmont              4:30 /  7:00   Senior Night
  • JV / varsity softball host Clinton       5:00 / 7:00   Senior Night  Varsity contest can be heard on Real Radio 860 WLBG 

Laurens Academy:

  • Baseball host WW King         5:00 

Broadcast Reminders:

  • Our next game broadcast from Laurens High School will be a softball game today when the Lady Raiders take on the Lady Red Devils of Clinton… Join me a few minutes before 7:00 PM live for the varsity action.… Remember that we do stream all local sporting events live on the internet at WLBG.com. 

FYI / Community Interest:

  • Donations Needed: If you have any good used exercise bikes or elliptical machines they have a need for them at LDHS.. They also can olympic weights and dumbbells for the weight room.  If anybody in the community has any of these items that are “collecting dust” and in your way and would be willing to donate them, they can use them. They will of course come out and pick them up. If you have any of these items contact call LDHS at 682-3151 and tell them what you have and they will pass the message on to Adam Howell, strength & conditioning coach.
  • Coupon Book For Sale… As you may or may not know, the athletic budget at the local high schools provided by the district often does not cover all the items needed to run an athletic team and coaches often have to look for other sources of income to make ends meet. The LDHS football program is no exception to that dilemma… This coming year they must replace or refurbish all helmets due to the 10 year rule, new uniforms are needed and the coach’s sideline communication system used to confer with the assistant coaches in or around the press box must be replaced… All this takes money not in the normal budget… To help pay for these the football team is selling a coupon book for $20 that has over 50 coupons to various local businesses.. One coupon in the book offers a free oil change and tire rotation from a local dealership that is alone worth well over $20… Coach Lawson will have these at all the home athletic events this spring and you can also get one by calling his office # 683-3360 and leaving a message… They also have them in them available in the main office at LDHS… If you get the chance, purchase one, I did. 

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