Sports Report for Tuesday, 7-16-2013

Real Radio 860 WLBG Sports Report: 7-16-13

Welcome this is your Real Radio 860 WLBG sports for a Tuesday and it’s brought to you by Presbyterian College Athletics… Well football season will be here before you know it and PC will open up on the road at Wake Forest on Thursday night, August 29th…. That is only 44 days away… Don’t you think it is time to think about getting your season tickets for Blue Hose football… Blue reserved chair-back seats season tickets are only $75 each while bench reserved seats are $54 each… You can call the ticket office at 864-833-8240 or click on the following to link to the PC webpage where you will find more information: 2013 PC Season Football Ticket Information
Local:

  • Irmo 9 – Laurens 7… The Laurens Little League 11 Year Old All-Stars Team bid for a state championship came to an end last night as Irmo defeated them 9-7 in a game that went back and forth all night up in Easley… The teams were tied 7 all going into the top of the 6th inning when Irmo took the lead on a 2 run homer by a player that had already hit two home runs in the game… Laurens then just could not get the needed hits in the bottom of the 6th inning to tie or take the lead… Steve Foster did have a homerun for Laurens in the game… Congratulations to the team for a great effort in the series. 

Braves:

  • Well as most all baseball fans know, the Braves and all other teams were off last night as they break for the MLB All-Star Game tonight up in New York… By the way a reminder that the game can be seen on FOX tonight with pre-game coverage starting at 7:30… The league that wins the game will have home-field advantage for the World Series this October
  • Also you may remember that Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was the only Brave selected for tonight’s All-Star Game until the fans voted Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman into the final spot on the NL roster last Thursday marking his first appearance in the mid-summer classic… On Saturday Freeman injured his thumb and will not be able to play so the Braves catcher Brian McCann was selected as his replacement on the roster… This marks McCann’s 7th appearance in the on the all-star roster and he was the MVP of the game in 2010 when he delivered a game-winning double for the NL.

Greenville Drive: Well the Drive and the Savannah Sand Gnats finally got to play a complete game of baseball yesterday after all the rain down on the coast of Georgia over the weekend.

  • Drive 2 – Gnats 1… In the first game yesterday which was the completion of a game suspended due to weather back on Saturday, the Drive took a 2-1 win over the Savannah by scoring a a run in the top of the 9th inning to break a 1-1 tie… Savannah loaded the bases with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th but were unable to get the tying or winning run across the plate.
  • Gnats 7 – Drive 4 …. In the regularly scheduled game last night, Savannah bounced back and took a 7-4 win over the Drive… The Drive lead 3-1 going into the bottom of the 6th when Savannah scored 3 runs to go up 4-3 then added 2 more in the 7th and 1 in the 8th.  The Drive are not scheduled to play again until tomorrow night when they start a week long home stand with the Ashville Tourist being the team in at Flour Field… Just wondering if they might stay on the coast and try to make one or both of the games rained out in Savannah.

This & That:

  • The SEC Media Days: The SEC has their Media Days for football starting today out Hoover… South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier as well as Connor Shaw, Bruce Ellington and Jadeveon Clowney are scheduled to appear tomorrow just before 4:00 pm… Always interesting to hear what the “Old Ball Coach” has to say at these events…. Click on the following link to see the complete schedule for 3-day event and quotes after each team speaks: 2013 SEC Football Media Days Schedule and Quotes 
  • And finally, its only 45 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. 

Community Interest: 

Clinton YMCA:

  • Tennis Camp… Clinton High School Coach Clovis Simmons will be conducting a tennis camp at the Clinton YMCA for youth 4 and up on different times July 22nd – 25th…  Information about times for the different age groups and costs are can be found in a posting in Featured Sports section at wlbg.com … Registration deadline is Friday July 19th at 5:00 pm for both of these camps so don’t delay… For more information contact the Clinton YMCA at 864-833-1555.
  • 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:

  • Soccer Camp… The Laurens YMCA will be holding an archery camp for youth ages 7-12 July 23rd – 25th and a wrestling camp for youth ages 5-13 on those same dates… This archery camp will be conducted by Coach Ed Prescott and the wrestling camp by Coach Rob Sheffield of LDHS and Coach Joseph Kemp … The deadline to register for these camps is July 21st  … For more information see the posting in the Featured Sports section at wlbg.com or call the Y at 984-2621….
  • 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.

 

City of Laurens Parks & Recreation:

  • Kid’s Choice Camp…. Laurens City PRD will be having a kid’s choice camp for youth ages 6-12 July 22nd – 24th at the Little River Park from 9 am – noon… Daily game choices might include putt putt, shuffle board, kickball and other fun activities…  For more information, see the City of Laurens Summer Camp and Fall Sports posting in the Featured Sports section at wlbg.com.
  • Youth Tackle Football… Registration is now open until July 23rd for youth tackle football with the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation… It is open to youth 7 – 12 years of age… You can register at the Little River Park Office 3-7 weekdays….For more information; see the City of Laurens Summer Camp and Fall Sports posting in the Featured Sports section at wlbg.com.
  • Youth Cheerleading… Registration is now open until July 31st for youth cheerleading… It is open to girls ages 5-12… You can register at the Little River Park Office during normal business hours… For more information; see the City of Laurens Summer Camp and Fall Sports posting in the Featured Sports section at wlbg.com.

 

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