Sports Report for Wednesday, 6-19-2013

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report: 6-19-13

College World Series Notes: Yesterday was the 4th day of the CWS out in Omaha and it featured a losers bracket game and a winners bracket game…

  • North Carolina 4 – LSU 2…In the elimination game featuring 2 nationally ranked teams, North Carolina took a 4-2 win over LSU… A two run homerun by Brian Holberton in the 1st inning got UNC off to a solid start and with strong pitching by Trent Thronton and Chris McCue limited the Tiger attack as the Tar Heels staved off elimination… LSU becomes the 2nd team eliminated from the tournament.
  • UCLA 2 – NC State 1… In the winners’ bracket game, NC State & UCLA hooked up in a pitcher’s duel where both teams’ staff gave up 5 hits each but UCLA managed to get 2 runs out of their 5 hits while NC State managed only 1 as UCLA took a 2-1 win… UCLA now joins  Mississippi State as 1 of 2 undefeated teams in the CWS and sets up a rematch between arch-rivals NC State and North Carolina on Thursday with the loser headed back to North Carolina.
  • Today’s Schedule… The only game scheduled for today is an elimination game between Indiana and Oregon State at 8:00 pm with the winner advancing to play Mississippi State on Friday.

 Braves: After finishing up a game at 1:20 in the early morning yesterday with a 2-1 win, the Braves and Mets returned to action in a day – night doubleheader yesterday.

  • Mets 4 – Braves 3…. In game one of the doubleheader. The Mets took a 4-3 win over the Bravos… The Braves trailed 4-0 going into the bottom of the 8th when they managed to rally for 3 runs but could get no closer… Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla had 2 hits each to lead the Braves attack which tallied just 6 hits on the afternoon.
  • Mets 6 – Braves 1… The Mets and Braves played scoreless ball into the 7th inning in the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader when the Mets scored 2 and the Braves answered with 1 in their half of the 7th… The Mets then scored 4 in the 8th and shut out the Braves the rest of the way to take a 6-1 win in game 2 of the doubleheader… Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was the only Brave to collect more than 1 hit as he went 2-3 on the evening…. The same 2 teams will play again tonight at Turner Field.

 Greenville Drive: The Drive were off last night for the SAL All-Star Game…  This marks the end of the first-half of the season and the Drive finished in last place in the SAL Southern Division with a 22-47 record… Savannah finished first with a 43-26 record while Charleston was second finishing the first half 39-29

 NBA:

  • Heat 103 – Spurs 100… In game 6 of the NBA finals last night down in Miami, the Heat took a 103-100 overtime win over the Spurs to set up a deciding game 7 on Thursday night in Miami… It looked like the Spurs were going to put the series away last night but the Heat behind LeBron James’ game high 32 points came back in the 4th period and tied the game at 95 -95 with 5.3 seconds left on Ray Allen’s 3 pointer from the right corner… Danny Green had a chance to tie it at the buzzer but his shot was blocked by Chris Bosh… Game 7 will be Thursday night in Miami at 9:00 pm… You didn’t really think the series would go less than 7 did you?   More money for TV ads if it goes 7 you know.

 This & That:

  • Hoover wins National Softball Player of the Year Award… Carley Hoover who has just graduated from Daniel High School was named the Gatorade national Softball Player of the Year… This marks the first time a female athlete from South Carolina to win such an award… She led the Lady Lions to the State 3A Championship this past season with a 16-4 record posting an ERA of 0.15 while striking out 228 in 138 innings… She also hit over .500 on the season… She is heading to Stanford to continue her education and softball career.

 Community Interest:

  • Free Swimming Lessons at the Laurens YMCA:…These lessons are for parents and children that are both looking to learn to swim together!  We will have an adult class and a child class going on at the same time, so that both the parent and the child can learn how to swim!   You must register one adult per child.  Come out for four free swim lessons that are 30 minutes each….Limited space available.  Sign up early to reserve your spot…  Maximum capacity is 6 children and 6 adults per age group… Dates: June 24th, 25th, 26st, and 27th … Click on the following for more information and registration form: Laurens Y Free Parent-Child Swim Lessons Information
  • Baseball and Soccer Camps at the Clinton YMCA…  Clinton High School Coach Lee Atkinson will be conducting a baseball camp at the Clinton YMCA for boys 6-12 from 9:00 – 11:00 am June 24th – 28th…  Meanwhile CHS Coach Sean Vick will lead a soccer camp June 24th - 28th for youth ages 6-12…   Registration deadline is Friday June 21st  at 5:00 pm for both of these camps so don’t delay… For more information contact the Clinton YMCA at 864-833-1555 or see the posting in the Featured Sports section at wlbg.com.
  • Clinton YMCA Sports Camps and Swimming Lessons… Also, be sure to check the Featured Sports section at for a list of all sports camps and swimming lesson schedules at wlbg.com.
  • Laurens YMCA Baseball Camp… The Laurens YMCA will be holding a baseball camp for youth ages 7-14 June 25-27.. This camp will be conducted by former LDHS Coach Ed Prescott and will be held at Collyar Park … The deadline to register for is June 23rd… For more information see the posting in the Featured Sports section at wlbg.com or call the Y at 984-2621… There will also be a cosmetology camp June 25-28th… It will be conducted by Leigh Ann Simpson stylist for Miss SC Contestants and at Wimberley West in Laurens… It is open to youth 7-14 and has a maximum capacity of 20 participants… Again call the Y or see the posting at wlbg.com for more information.
  • Laurens YMCA Sports and Arts Camps… Also, be sure to check the Featured Sports section at for a list of all sports camps schedules at wlbg.com.

 And finally, its only 72 days until the start of high school football season on August 30th when Laurens will travel to BHP and Clinton will go to Gaffney. The night before PC will open their season at Wake Forest. 

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