The Laurens Academy Crusaders begin play on Tuesday in the SCISA Class A state baseball playoffs. Inclement weather moved the opener from Monday to Tuesday.
In a division that has been dominated by Laurens County Speedway stalwarts Chris Patterson and Mart Patterson, another familiar face – Dale Timms, making his first appearance at LCS this season – looked ready to take over the top spot, if only for a week.
The 2017 football season for the Laurens Raiders officially begins on Monday, May 1 with the start of spring practice.
With two on and no outs in the 10th, TJ Richardson reached on a bunt single and on the play an errant throw by the pitcher allowed Glen Casaceli to score from second to give Presbyterian College the 2-1 walk-off victory in the series finale against Gardner-Webb on Sunday afternoon at the PC Baseball Complex. The Blue Hose now stand at 23-23 overall and 11-7 in Big South play, while Gardner-Webb drops to 22-21 overall and 9-9 in the Big South.
The Laurens Lady Raiders suffered their first loss in the 5A district playoffs on Saturday but it was not one without controversy.
In the span of less than 24 hours, the Laurens Raiders played 15 innings, scored 4 runs on six hits and picked up two losses to be eliminated from the 5A baseball playoffs.
The Laurens Raiders held the No. 1-ranked team in 5A scoreless until the bottom of the seventh inning in a 1-0 loss to the Boiling Springs Bulldogs on Friday night in Boiling Springs.
Rachel Delio allowed two hits and struck out four to lead the Laurens Lady Raiders to a 2-0 win over the Westside Lady Rams in the opening round of the 5A district playoffs on Thursday night at LDHS.
Winning has become a driving force in all sports today - often accompanied by a win-at-all-cost mentality. I have witnessed parents and fans yell things at umpires and other participants that would make the devil blush.