Sports Report for Wednesday, 6-26-2013

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report: 6-26-13

Local:

  • Walhalla 15 – Laurens 3… In Laurens Dixie Youth action, the 14U All-Star team suffered its first loss in district tournament action in Liberty on Monday night as Walhalla defeated them 15-3… Laurens struggled in the field committing 6 errors in the first two innings which helped Walhalla put 7 runs on the board… Laurens leading hitters were Carson Gaffney who went 1-3 with 2 RBIs, Nick Howell 2-3 with 2 stolen bases and Deonte Smith 1-1 with 1 stolen base.
  • Iva 8 – Laurens 6… Last night the Laurens Dixie Youth All-Star team season ended as they lost to Iva by a score of 8-6… Laurens continued to be plagued by errors last night and helped Iva take an 8-0 lead after 3 innings… To their credit, the team did not “throw in the towel” as they rallied over the course of the remainder of the game to make the final 8-6. 

College Baseball Notes:

  • UCLA 8 – Miss. St. 0 …. In game 2 of the CWS Finals, UCLA defeated Mississippi State by a score of 8-0 to win the NCAA 2013 Baseball Championship… The 8 runs by the Bruins doubled the most runs they scored in other game during the CWS… They also went undefeated in postseason action this year… Their key was good pitching as their staff had a 0.60 ERA during the CWS… UCLA as an institution had won over 100 NCAA championships in all sports combined but this was their first championship in baseball.   

Braves:

  • Braves 4 – Royals 3… After all the years they have had interleague play there was 1 stadium the Braves had not played in until last night and that was Kauffman Stadium home of the Kansas City Royals… Jason Hayward obviously like the place as he played a key role in the Braves taking a 4-3 win over the Royals… Hayward had a 2 run double in the 5th inning and what proved to be the game winning run in the 7th on a solo homerun… Kris Medlin picked up the win and Craig Kimbrel the save… The teams will finish the short 2 game series tonight with the first pitch scheduled for 8:10 pm 

Greenville Drive:

  • Drive 9 – Riverdogs 1… The Greenville drive defeated the Charleston Riverdogs yesterday at Flour field by a score of 9-1 giving the Drive rare back-to back wins… The Drive scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st and the offense generated 15 hits (two of which were homeruns) while the Drive pitching staff held the RiverDogs to just 6 hits… The Drive wind up the current home stand tonight hoping to make it 3-in-a-row over the Dogs. 

Community Interest:

  • Basketball and Cheerleading Camps at the Clinton YMCA…  Clinton High School Coach Todd Frazier will be conducting a basketball camp at the Clinton YMCA for boys 6-12 from 9:30 – 11:30 am July 8th – 10th…  Meanwhile Coach Laurie Addison will lead a cheerleading camp July 8th – 10th  for girls ages 6-12…   Registration deadline is Friday July 5th  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 Basketball & Art Camps… The Laurens YMCA will be holding a basketball camp for youth ages 7-15 July 9-11.. This camp will be conducted by new LDHS Coach Ben Sinclair … The deadline to register for is July 7th… 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 an art camp July 9th-11th… There will be 2 sessions each day one for youth 6-9 and another for youth 10-15… 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 65 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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