Presbyterian College left-handed pitcher Hayden Deal is headed to play professional baseball after signing a free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves on Friday at the team’s spring training facility in Orlando, Fla. Deal is the first Blue hose player since Bud Jeter in 2013 to make it the professional level.
Clinton Dixie Youth 9-10 Minors All-Stars
Laurens native and Miami Marlins minor leaguer Thomas Jones began his 2017 season this week with the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League.
The Laurens Majors (11-12) All-Stars defeated Greenwood-Abbeville 14-3 on Sunday evening to win the SC Little League District 1 championship at Laurens City Park.
The Laurens Majors All-Stars will need one more day to hopefully capture the SC Little League District 1 title after a 6-4 loss to Greenwood-Abbeville on Saturday at Laurens City Park.
The Clinton 11-12 O-Zone All-Stars opened Dixie Youth District 3 play with a 19-2 win over Saluda on Friday night at the Clinton YMCA.
Local youth sports scoreboard from June 23:
The Laurens Majors All-Stars scored 28 runs in just three innings to defeat Easley 28-0 in the second round of the SC Little League District 1 tournament on Thursday at Laurens City Park.
The Laurens Dixie Boys All-Stars bounced back from an opening night loss on Wednesday night and picked up two wins on Thursday in the district tournament in Gaffney.
The Laurens Minors All-Stars placed second in the SC Little League District 1 tournament and qualified for the state tournament in Summerville.