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Sports for 8/31/18

Around Union County in sports yesterday, the UCHS JV football team fell to Gaffney, 24-0. Varsity girls tennis got a 6-0 victory over Broome.

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Gaffney visits Union County for a varsity football contest. We'll be on the air at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show. Kickoff is set for 7:30. Gaffney is coming off a 28-7 victory over Greenwood in which they held the Eagles' offense to -82 yards on 44 plays. Union County ran for 490 yards on the ground last week in a 35-14 victory over AC Flora.

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This is Hall of Fame Night at Union County Stadium, and this is the 2018 Hall of Fame class:

David Kelly

A 1975 graduate of Union High School, David was a three-sport letterman and an outstanding football player.

He was named to the all-area football team and was a Prep All-American award recipient.  He played both varsity football and basketball for three years and was named team captain of both sports as a junior and senior. 

David attended Furman University and was named to the all-conference and all-academic teams in 1978.  As head football coach at Dunwoody High School in Atlanta, David led the team to a perfect season and its first state championship in 1993.  He was the Georgia High School Coach of the Year and has been inducted into both the Georgia Sports and the Dunwoody High School Hall of Fame.

In 1994, David moved up to the college ranks and has coached at 9 different major colleges, serving as a position coach for wide receivers and running backs, as well as assistant head coach and athletic director.  He was named as one of the top 25 football recruiters by Rival and ESPN and top recruiter by Sports Illustrated.

David and his wife Belinda live in Tallahassee and have a daughter.  He currently serves as Assistant Head Coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida State.

BJ Little

A three-sport athlete at Union High from 1992-1996, BJ is best remembered for his time on the football field.  As a sophomore, BJ won the chief headhunter award as leading tackler and was twice named Burger King Defensive Player of the Week.  He also won the weightlifting award and the varsity wrestling award for the fastest pin—eleven seconds.

During his junior year, BJ was again the team’s leading tackler and named region 2-4A All-Region linebacker.  He was named All-State linebacker by the Greenville News.  BJ was awarded the varsity track and field award for high point field events and the three-sport award for football, wrestling and track.

After a phenomenal senior season, BJ was once again named All-Region 2-4A linebacker and was selected to the Herald Journal All-Area team.  He was again selected All-State linebacker by the Greenville News and named top 100 All-State linebacker.  BJ was the 1995 Shrine Bowl game’s leading tackler.

BJ was awarded a football scholarship to play at North Carolina A&T State and was the 1997 Defensive Rookie of the Year. He was MEAC All-Conference and third team All-American for two consecutive years.  BJ and his wife Bridget live in Spartanburg, and he is a career counselor and coach at Chapman High School.

Brooke Jackson Parkins

A four-sport athlete at Union High School from 2003-2007, Brooke excelled at volleyball, basketball and soccer. 

During her freshman year, she was named the most improved player on the Lady Jackets basketball team.  Brooke was voted best offensive player in soccer and was named All-Region in soccer.  Another great year in the tenth grade led her to once again be named best offensive player and All-Region in soccer.

As a junior, Brooke was voted best spiker/blocker in volleyball, best offensive player in soccer, and had the most rebounds in basketball.  She was named to the All-Region teams in volleyball, basketball and soccer.

As a senior, Brooke played varsity football and earned the special team award.  She was named All-Region in volleyball and best offensive player in soccer.  Brooke was All-Region in soccer an incredible 4 consecutive years and was the Herald Journal Player of the Year in soccer.  She scored 149 career goals in soccer and was the Female Athlete of the Year for 2006-2007.  

Brooke played soccer one year at Anderson University and currently works for Adidas.  She and her husband Justin are expecting their second child.

Marty Shugart

A three-sport letterman at Lockhart High School from 1977-1980, Marty played on the 1977 state championship baseball team.

Marty was a four-year starter in football and played on offense, defense, and all special teams.  He was chosen as team captain his senior year.  A four-year starter in basketball, Marty was the leading rebounder and scorer his senior year and was the most valuable player.  He was named to the Spartanburg Herald Journal’s All-Area team honorable mention.

A versatile athlete on the baseball field, Marty played first and third base and pitched for the Red Devils during his 4-year career.  As a senior pitcher, Marty was 9-2 and led the team to the state playoffs.  Also a threat at the plate, Marty had 42 RBIs and a .567 batting average.  He was named All-Conference and selected to the Spartanburg Herald Journal’s All-Area team.  Marty hit an incredible three grand slams his senior year for Lockhart and played two years of American Legion baseball for Union Post 22.

Marty and his wife Michelle live in Union.  He has been in law enforcement 31 years and works as a sergeant with the USC Upstate police department.

Terry Trammel

Terry was a three-sport letterman at Jonesville High School from 1966-1969.  An all-around great athlete, he is best remembered for his speed on the football field as well as on the base paths.

An extremely versatile athlete, Terry was a four-year starter in football.  In addition to playing halfback, he played defensive back and returned kickoffs and punts.  Terry was most valuable player in 1968 and 1969 and was named All-Conference for three consecutive years.

On the basketball court, Terry played guard and was again an All-Conference selection for three years in a row.  He was named most valuable player his senior year. Terry was also an All-Conference player in baseball and was the most valuable player in the 11th and 12th grades.

Terry served as assistant coach at Jonesville High for 10 years and coached football, girls’ softball, and girls’ basketball.  He coached Little League and recreation football and baseball in Union and Spartanburg for 20 years.  He retired from the military after 32 years of service and has 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have high school football for you, as Union County hosts Gaffney. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show, followed by the Construction Resource Group Union County Coach's Show with Coach Brian Thompson. We'll have the Tailgate Show live from Uncle Quincy's, and following that, the Gault's Small Engine Repair Coaches' Corner. At 7:10, we'll go live to Union County Stadium for the pregame lineups, and kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. After the game, we'll bring you the Stan Olenik Upstate High School Football Scoreboard Show until 11:30 p.m.

Sports for 8/30/18

Around Union County in sports today, the Union County High School girls varsity tennis team will play at Broome at 5 p.m. Union County JV football plays at Gaffney at 6 p.m.

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High school football continues this Friday night as Union County hosts Gaffney at 7:30 p.m. Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Last night, the Atlanta Braves fell to the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-5, splitting their two-game interleague series. Sean Newcomb pitched four innings, giving up six runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out seven. There were numerous weather delays in the game, but they got the game in. Johan Camargo went 3-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Atlanta will host a make-up game with the Chicago Cubs today at 6:20 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:20. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves host the Cubs in a make-up game. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 8/29/18

High school football continues this Friday night as Union County hosts Gaffney at 7:30 p.m. Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.

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MLB scores from last night:

Baltimore 12, Toronto 5; Washington 5, Philadelphia 4; NY Yankees 5, Chicago White Sox 4; Cleveland 8, Minnesota 1; Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 7; Boston 8, Miami 7; LA Dodgers 8, Texas 4; Chicago Cubs 2, NY Mets 1; Oakland 4, Houston 3; St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 2; Kansas City 6, Detroit 2; Colorado 3, LA Angels 2; San Diego 2, Seattle 1; and San Francisco 1, Arizona 0.

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The Atlanta Braves knocked off the Tampa Bay Rays last night, 9-5. The Braves will wrap up the two-game series tonight at 7:35 p.m. Sean Newcomb will start for the Braves. He is 11-6 with a 3.57 ERA on the season.

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This weekend, college football kicks off. Notable in-state matchups include Furman at Clemson, Citadel at Wofford, and Coastal Carolina at South Carolina.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their two-game series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Braves pregame starts at 6:20, and the first pitch is set for 7:35 p.m. 

Sports for 8/28/18

There were only seven MLB games played last night, as many teams had the night off. The Orioles shut out the Blue Jays, 7-0. The Nationals helped the Braves by beating the Phillies, 5-3. The White Sox downed the Yankees, 6-2. The Cubs knocked off the Mets, 7-4. The Astros had no problems beating the A's, 11-4. The Angels topped the Rockies, 10-7, and the Giants shut out the Diamondbacks, 2-0.

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The Braves were off yesterday but will be back in action tonight at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Julio Teheran takes his 9-7 record and 4.09 ERA to the mound tonight. Teheran has 129 strikeouts over 140-2/3 innings pitched. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves open a series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Braves pregame starts at 6:20, and the first pitch is set for 7:35 p.m. 

Sports for 8/27/18

In high school football from Friday night, the Union County High School Yellow Jackets got their first win of the season, defeating AC Flora, 35-14. Union County will host Gaffney Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Gaffney's defense held Greenwood's offense to -81 yards in Friday night's game.

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Other high school scores from Friday night: Gaffney 28, Greenwood 7; Woodruff 48, Broome 12; Greer 37, Spartanburg 17; Laurens 34, Clinton 14; Abbeville 49, Newberry 0; TL Hanna 47, Emerald 7; Chapin 17, Mid-Carolina 13; Whitmire 19, Great Falls 6; Byrnes 41, Northwestern 21; Boiling Springs 22, Westside 7; Rock Hill 29, South Pointe 22; Chesnee 41, Christ Church 27; Dutch Fork 63, Spring Valley 0; and Chapman 52, Seneca 34.

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The Atlanta Braves split their four-game series with the Miami Marlins, winning yesterday, 4-0. Kevin Gausman got the win for the Braves, going 5 innings, giving up 1 hit and no runs. He walked one and struck out five in the win. Ender Inciarte and Tyler Flowers led the offense for the Braves. Atlanta remains in first place in the NL East. The Braves are off today before hosting the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow.

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College football gets underway this Saturday, as South Carolina will host Coastal Carolina and #2 Clemson will host Furman. In other action, Wofford will host The Citadel, SC State will travel to Georgia Southern, and Charleston Southern will head to "The Swamp" to face Florida.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 8/24/18

Union County High School's varsity football team looks for their first win of the season as they host the AC Flora Falcons at 7:30 p.m. UCHS football pregame programming starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show.

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Other week 1 high school football action tonight includes: Gaffney at Greenwood, Broome at Woodruff, Spartanburg at Greer, Laurens at Clinton, Newberry at Abbeville, TL Hanna at Emerald, Mid-Carolina at Chapin, Whitmire at Great Falls, Northwestern at Byrnes, Boiling Springs at Westside, South Pointe at Rock Hill, Chesnee at Christ Church, Spring Valley at Dutch Fork, and Seneca at Chapman.

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The Atlanta Braves shut out the Miami Marlins, 5-0. Sean Newcomb was the winning pitcher, with six innings of two-hit, shutout ball. He improved to 11-6 on the year. Ronald Acuna, Jr., hit a home run in the ball game, and once again was hit by a pitch by the Marlins' pitching staff. Newcomb retaliated by hitting a Marlins' batter later. Charlie Culberson hit a two-run home run in the 2nd inning for the Braves. The Braves are now 72-55, first in the NL East. The Braves continue their four-game series tonight at 7:10 p.m. We will not have the game on WBCU due to high school football.

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Other MLB scores from last night include: Philadelphia 2, Washington 0; Boston 7, Cleveland 0; San Francisco 3, NY Mets 1; Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 2; Colorado 4, San Diego 3; Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 3; Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati 1; and Minnesota 6, Oakland 4.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have high school football for you, as Union County hosts AC Flora. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show, followed by the Construction Resource Group Union County Coach's Show with Coach Brian Thompson. We'll have the Tailgate Show live from Uncle Quincy's, and following that, the Gault's Small Engine Repair Coaches' Corner. At 7:10, we'll go live to Union County Stadium for the pregame lineups, and kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. After the game, we'll bring you the Stan Olenik Upstate High School Football Scoreboard Show until 11:30 p.m.

Sports for 8/23/18

The Union County High School JV football game scheduled for tonight at AC Flora has been cancelled due to scheduling issues. The varsity contest at home against AC Flora will be played Friday night, as normal.

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Other week 1 high school football action includes: Gaffney at Greenwood, Broome at Woodruff, Spartanburg at Greer, Laurens at Clinton, Newberry at Abbeville, TL Hanna at Emerald, Mid-Carolina at Chapin, Whitmire at Great Falls, Northwestern at Byrnes, Boiling Springs at Westside, South Pointe at Rock Hill, Chesnee at Christ Church, Spring Valley at Dutch Fork, and Seneca at Chapman.

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The Atlanta Braves completed their sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, 2-1. Julio Teheran was the winning pitcher, going 7 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 5 and walking 1. Ronald Acuna, Jr. hit his 20th home run in the contest. Atlanta improves to 71-55, 3 games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East. They lead the Washington Nationals by 7-1/2. The Mets are 15 games back, and the Marlins are last, 21 games back. The Braves will face the Miami Marlins in the first of a four-game series tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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In other MLB action, the Blue Jays blanked the Orioles, 6-0. The Brewers shut out the Reds, 4-0. The White Sox beat the Twins, 7-3. The Rangers knocked off the A's, 4-2. The Astros defeated the Mariners, 10-7. The Nationals edged the Phillies, 8-7. The Red Sox beat the Indians, 10-4. The Marlins knocked off the Yankees, 9-3. The Rays doubled up the Royals, 6-3. The Mets got by the Giants, 5-3. The Cubs had no problem overcoming the Tigers, 8-2. The Rockies beat the Padres, 6-2. The Diamondbacks won their matchup with the Angels, 5-1, and it was the Cardinals over the Dodgers, 3-1.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves open up their series at Miami. Braves pregame starts at 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

Sports for 8/22/18

Tomorrow night, the UCHS JV Yellow Jackets will be on the road at AC Flora.

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High school football continues this week, as Union County will host the AC Flora Falcons at Union County Stadium Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Some notable games for week 1 include: Gaffney at Greenwood, Broome at Woodruff, Spartanburg at Greer, Laurens at Clinton, Newberry at Abbeville, TL Hanna at Emerald, Mid-Carolina at Chapin, Whitmire at Great Falls, Northwestern at Byrnes, Boiling Springs at Westside, South Pointe at Rock Hill, Chesnee at Christ Church, Spring Valley at Dutch Fork, and Seneca at Chapman.

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The Atlanta Braves got another great pitching performance, this time from Kevin Gausman, as the Braves downed the Pirates, 6-1. Gausman pitched 8 shutout innings, giving up four hits, walking two and striking out five. Dansby Swanson was 2-4 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs. Atlanta improves to 70-55, first place in the NL East. The Braves will wrap up their series in Pittsburgh tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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In other MLB scores: Washington 10, Philadelphia 4; Toronto 8, Baltimore 2; Cleveland 6, Boston 3; Detroit 2, Chicago Cubs 1; NY Yankees 2, Miami 1; NY Mets 6, San Francisco 3; Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 1; Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 7; Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 2; San Diego 4, Colorado 3; Arizona 5, LA Angels 4; Oakland 6, Texas 0; Houston 3, Seattle 2; and St. Louis 5, LA Dodgers 2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves wrap up their series at Pittsburgh. Braves pregame starts at 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Sports for 8/21/18

Union County JV and varsity volleyball will be in action today at Chester. The JV match starts at 5, with the varsity to follow around 7 p.m.

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In Atlanta Braves action last night, the Braves got an unexpected start from 20-year-old Bryce Wilson, now the youngest starter in the major leagues. The Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0. Wilson pitched 5 innings, giving up 3 hits, walked 3, and struck out 5. Freddie Freeman doubled and scored on a Nick Markakis RBI single. The Braves improve to 69-55, first place in the NL East. The Braves take on the Pirates again tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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In other MLB action last night, Toronto defeated Baltimore, 5-3. Cleveland downed Boston, 5-4. The Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota, 8-5. San Francisco edged the NY Mets, 2-1. Tampa Bay shut out Kansas City, 1-0. Milwaukee got by Cincinnati, 5-2. Oakland blasted Texas, 9-0. Seattle beat Houston, 7-4, and it was St. Louis over the LA Dodgers, 5-3.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves continue their series at Pittsburgh. Braves pregame starts at 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Sports for 8/20/18

High school football got underway in the Upstate this past Friday night. Scores from Week 0:

Spartanburg 52, Nation Ford 28; Dixie 19, Christ Church 0; St. Joseph's 40, Carolina Academy 14; Blacksburg 45, Buford 22; Broome 46, Central 14; Easley 17, Pickens 13; Eastside 22, Southside 18; Greenwood 28, South Aiken 14; Travelers Rest 36, Riverside 14; Landrum 42, Blue Ridge 0; Mid-Carolina 33, Whitmire 7; Daniel 38, Liberty 0; Ninety Six 62, Emerald 46; Greenville 41, Woodmont 23; Dorman 55, Wade Hampton 0; Woodruff 44, Chesnee 0; Byrnes 39, Greer 26; and Blythewood 38, Ridge View 21.

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Union County fell to Chapman Friday night, 59-40.

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Kurt Busch won the Bass Pro Shops NRA night race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night.

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The Atlanta Braves were swept over the weekend in a four-game series by the Colorado Rockies. In Sunday's game, Colorado knocked off Atlanta, 4-2, on strength of Trevor Story's 26th home run of the season. Anibal Sanchez took the loss for the Braves. Freddy Freeman scored both Atlanta runs in the contest. The Braves remain in first place in the NL East with a 68-55 record. The Braves head to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates. First pitch tonight is set for 7:05 p.m.

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Other MLB scores yesterday: Tampa Bay 2, Boston 0; NY Yankees 10, Toronto 2; Cincinnati 11, San Francisco 4; Cleveland 8, Baltimore 0; Miami 12, Washington 1; Pittsburgh 2, Chicago Cubs 1; Minnesota 5, Detroit 4; Chicago White Sox 7, Kansas City 6; Milwaukee 2, St. Louis 1; Texas 4, LA Angels 2; Houston 9, Oakland 4; Arizona 4, San Diego 3; LA Dodgers 12, Seattle 1; and NY Mets 8, Philadelphia 2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates. Braves pregame starts at 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Sports for 8/17/18

The UCHS Lady Yellow Jackets tennis team defeated the Dorman Cavaliers in their first tennis match of the season, so congratulations to those ladies. Union County JV football fell to Chapman, 13-12.

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High school football is here, with Week 0 action tonight. Union County hosts Chapman. Coach Brian Thompson makes his head coaching debut for the Yellow Jackets in the game. Other notable matchups include: Chester at Aiken, Pickens at Easley, Greenwood at South Aiken, Blythewood at Ridge View; Northwestern at South Pointe; Blue Ridge at Landrum; Buford at Blacksburg; Central at Broome; Nation Ford at Spartanburg; Dorman at Wade Hampton; Emerald at Ninety Six; Mid-Carolina at Whitmire; Woodruff at Chesnee and Greer at Byrnes. We'll have the game for you live from Union County Stadium tonight at 7:30 p.m. Rick Smith, Michael Bennett, Brad Valentine, and Mark Brock will be on the broadcast team this season. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show.

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In MLB action yesterday, the Rays downed the Yankees, 3-1. The Mets destroyed the Phillies  in game one of a doubleheader, 24-4. The Phillies exacted revenge in the second game, beating the Mets, 9-6. The Cubs shut out the Pirates, 1-0. The Nationals edged the Cardinals, 5-4. The Rangers beat the Angels, 8-6. The Twins got a 15-8 victory over the Tigers. The Royals downed the Blue Jays, 6-2, and the Diamondbacks defeated the Padres, 5-1.

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The Colorado Rockies knocked off the Braves yesterday, 5-3. Colorado snapped Ronald Acuna, Jr.'s home run streak as well as the Braves' 5-game winning streak. The Rockies rallied for 3 unearned runs in the 9th inning for the win.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have high school football for you, as Union County hosts Chapman. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show, followed by the Construction Resource Group Union County Coach's Show with Coach Brian Thompson. We'll have the Tailgate Show live from Uncle Quincy's, and following that, the Gault's Small Engine Repair Coaches' Corner. At 7:10, we'll go live to Union County Stadium for the pregame lineups, and kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. After the game, we'll bring you the Stan Olenik Upstate High School Football Scoreboard Show until 11:30 p.m.

Sports for 8/16/18

Union County JV and varsity volleyball will have a scrimmage at Gaffney. The JVs start at 5 p.m., with the varsity to follow at 6:30. UCHS JV football will be at Chapman tonight at 6 p.m.

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The high school football season gets underway tomorrow night. Some of the notable week 0 games include: Chester at Aiken, Pickens at Easley, Greenwood at South Aiken, Blythewood at Ridge View; Northwestern at South Pointe; Blue Ridge at Landrum; Buford at Blacksburg; Central at Broome; Nation Ford at Spartanburg; Dorman at Wade Hampton; Emerald at Ninety Six; Mid-Carolina at Whitmire; Woodruff at Chesnee; Greer at Byrnes; and Chapman at Union County. We'll have the game for you live from Union County Stadium Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Rick Smith, Michael Bennett, Brad Valentine, and Mark Brock will be on the broadcast team this season. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show. Union County defeated Chapman in 2016 but fell last year, 35-20.

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The Atlanta Braves won for the 14th time in their past 18 games with a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins, maintaining their 2-game lead in the NL East over Philadelphia. The Braves chose not to retaliate when Jose Urena intentionally hit Ronald Acuna, Jr. near the left elbow on his first pitch, a 97-mph fastball. Incidentally, that was the fastest-ever first pitch that Urena had thrown in his career. Braves manager Brian Snitker and Urena were ejected from the game after the benches cleared. Acuna left the game just before the first pitch of the second inning was thrown. Acuna had homered in each of his previous five games, including three leadoff homers. Charlie Culberson scored on an Ender Inciarte grounder, and Dansby Swanson hit a two-run homer, scoring Tyler Flowers, giving the Braves a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 4th. The Braves would score their final two runs in the bottom of the 6th on an RBI single by Ender Inciarte and a sac fly by Dansby Swanson. X-rays performed after the game on Acuna's elbow came back negative, but the Braves await the results of a CT scan to find out the extent of any injury. Since he did not record an official at-bat before exiting the game, his home run streak stands. The Braves take on the Colorado Rockies for the first of a four-game series tonight in Atlanta. Julio Teheran will face John Gray. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Colorado Rockies for the first of a four-game series. Braves pregame starts at 6:20, and the first pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 8/15/18

The high school football season gets underway this Friday night. Some of the notable week 0 games include: Chester at Aiken, Pickens at Easley, Greenwood at South Aiken, Blythewood at Ridge View; Northwestern at South Pointe; Blue Ridge at Landrum; Buford at Blacksburg; Central at Broome; Nation Ford at Spartanburg; Dorman at Wade Hampton; Emerald at Ninety Six; Mid-Carolina at Whitmire; Woodruff at Chesnee; Greer at Byrnes; and Chapman at Union County. We'll have the game for you live from Union County Stadium Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Rick Smith, Michael Bennett, Brad Valentine, and Mark Brock will be on the broadcast team this season. Pregame coverage starts at 5:30 with the Shady's Pick 'Em Show.

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Atlanta rookie Ronald Acuna, Jr., has homered in five straight games. At age 20, he is the youngest player to accomplish that feat. He has also had leadoff home runs in three straight games, connecting the last two on the very first pitch he saw. Acuna added a three-run homer in the 7th inning in Tuesday night's 10-6 win over the Marlins. Brady Anderson of the Baltimore Orioles was the last player with so much leadoff success, as he hit leadoff homers in four straight games for the O's in 1996. Acuna has matched the Atlanta record for consecutive games with home runs, tying Brian McCann, who set the mark in 2006. Acuna will try to keep the streaks going today, as the Braves face Jose Urena and the Marlins again today at 7:35 p.m. The Braves are 2 games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:20 p.m. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their series with the Miami Marlins in Atlanta. Braves pregame starts at 6:20 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 8/14/18

The Atlanta Braves won the first game of yesterday's doubleheader with the Miami Marlins, 9-1. They claimed the nightcap, 6-1. Ronald Acuna, Jr. led the way in both games, as he became one of four players in Major League history to lead off both games of a doubleheader with a home run.

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In other MLB action, the Mets downed the Yankees, 8-5. The Indians jumped on the Reds, 10-3. The Tigers knocked off the White Sox, 9-5. The Rangers bested the Diamondbacks, 5-3. The Nationals fell to the Cardinals, 7-6. The Royals beat the Blue Jays, 3-1. The A's edged the Mariners, 7-6. The Angels doubled up on the Padres, 6-3, and the Giants defeated the Dodgers, 5-2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:20 p.m. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves continue their series with the Miami Marlins. Braves pregame starts at 6:20 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 8/13/18

The UCHS Yellow Jackets fell to York Friday night, 35-34, in a game-type scrimmage. This was the Jackets' final tune-up before Union County welcomes the defending 3A upper state champions, the Chapman Panthers, to Union County Stadium Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

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In MLB action Sunday, Boston knocked off Baltimore, 4-1. The NY Yankees defeated Texas, 7-2. Toronto edged Tampa Bay, 2-1. The NY Mets came out on top of Miami, 4-3. Arizona jumped on Cincinnati, 9-2. Detroit doubled up Minnesota, 4-2. Seattle beat Houston, 4-3. Cleveland outslugged the Chicago White Sox, 9-7. St. Louis dispatched Kansas City, 8-2. Colorado edged the LA Dodgers, 4-3. San Diego defeated Philadelphia, 9-3. San Francisco got by Pittsburgh, 4-3. Oakland knocked off the LA Angels, 8-7, and the Chicago Cubs edged Washington, 4-3.

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The Atlanta Braves won the final game of their series with the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-7. Ozzie Albies hit a home run in the bottom of the 7th to break a 7-7 tie and lift the Braves to victory. Atlanta is now tied for first in the NL East. The Braves will take on Miami in a day-night doubleheader. First pitch is set for 1:35 p.m. in the first game, and 7:10 p.m. for the second game.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves take on the Miami Marlins. First pitch is set for 1:35 p.m., and we'll have the pre-game show for you at 1:05 p.m. Tonight, we'll have Braves baseball again, with the pregame starting at 5:55 p.m. and first pitch at 7:10 p.m.

Sports for 8/10/18

WBCU will be airing the high school football scrimmage tonight at York High School, as Union County will face York at 7 p.m. in a game-type scrimmage. Prior to the game at 4:15 p.m., we'll air our first Countdown to Kickoff preview show, with interviews from coaches and players from 11 area schools. Next Friday night will be opening night of the season, as the Yellow Jackets will host the Chapman Panthers.

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In NFL preseason action last night, Tampa Bay defeated Miami, 26-24. Carolina knocked off Buffalo, 28-23. Cincinnati downed Chicago, 30-27. Pittsburgh defeated Philadelphia, 31-14. Cleveland beat the NY Giants, 20-10. New Orleans got by Jacksonville, 24-20. Baltimore blasted the LA Rams, 33-7. New England beat Washington, 26-17. Green Bay knocked off Tennessee, 31-17. Houston defeated Kansas City, 17-10. San Francisco edged Dallas, 24-21, and Indianapolis beat Seattle, 19-17.

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The Atlanta Braves fell to the Washington Nationals last night, 6-3. The Braves opened the scoring on a Nick Markakis home run, but Washington answered with two runs in the bottom of the third. They led the rest of the game to defeat Atlanta, 6-3. Ronald Acuna, Jr. also homered in the contest for Atlanta. The Braves are back in action tonight at 7:35 p.m. as they host the Milwaukee Brewers. We'll join the game in progress after high school football, if time allows.

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In other MLB action last night, the Indians edged the Twins, 5-4. The Padres doubled up the Brewers, 8-4. The Yankees defeated the Rangers, 7-3. The Blue Jays handed the Red Sox a rare loss, 8-5. The Rays edged the Orioles, 5-4. The Mariners knocked off the Astros, 8-6. The Dodgers defeated the Rockies, 8-5, and the Pirates beat the Giants, 10-5.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have the Countdown to Kickoff show at 4:15 p.m., as Michael Bennett and Charlie Long interviewed coaches and players from 11 area schools. At 6:50, we'll be live at York High School for a game-type scrimmage against the Cougars. After the game, time permitting, we'll join Atlanta Braves baseball in progress, as the Braves host the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 8/9/18

WBCU will be airing the high school football scrimmage Friday night at York High School, as Union County will face York at 7 p.m. in a game-type scrimmage. Prior to the game at 4:15 p.m., we'll air our first Countdown to Kickoff preview show, with interviews from coaches and players from 11 area schools. Next Friday night will be opening night of the season, as the Yellow Jackets will host the Chapman Panthers.

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Preseason NFL action starts tonight at 7 p.m. Tampa Bay faces Miami, Carolina takes on Buffalo, Chicago plays Cincinnati, Cleveland takes on the NY Giants, New Orleans plays Jacksonville, Pittsburgh faces Philadelphia, the LA Rams play Baltimore at 7:30, Washington faces New England at 7:30, Tennessee takes on Green Bay at 8 p.m., Houston at Kansas City kicks off at 8:30, Dallas faces San Francisco, and Indianapolis travels to Seattle, with both games kicking off at 10.

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The Atlanta Braves knocked off the Washington Nationals last night, 8-3. Charlie Culberson, Tyler Flowers, and Ronald Acuna, Jr. each homered in the game. Mike Foltynewicz got the win for the Braves, pitching 5-2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 hits, one of which was earned. He struck out 7 and walked two. Washington jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but Atlanta would answer with 7 straight runs to put the game away. The Philadelphia Phillies still lead the NL East by 1/2 game over the Braves. Washington is 6 games back, in third place. The Braves hold onto the second wild card spot, one game ahead of the LA Dodgers. Atlanta will wrap up their series in Washington today at 1:05 p.m. Anibal Sanchez will toe the rubber for the Braves, coming into the game with a 6-3 record and 2.89 ERA. He has posted 83 strikeouts in 84 innings. Gio Gonzalez will get the start for Washington.

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Last night in other Major League baseball action, the NY Mets shut out Cincinnati, 8-0. Texas outslugged Seattle, 11-7. Pittsburgh edged Colorado, 4-3. Arizona shut out Philadelphia, 6-0, to retake the lead in the NL West. The LA Angels shut out Detroit, also by the score of 6-0. Boston defeated division foe Toronto, 10-5. Baltimore defeated Tampa Bay, 5-4. Cleveland knocked off Minnesota, 5-2. St. Louis beat Miami, 7-1. Milwaukee doubled up on San Diego, 8-4. The NY Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox, 7-3. Kansas City shut out the Chicago Cubs, 9-0, and Oakland edged the LA Dodgers, 3-2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their series at the Washington Nationals. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m., and we'll join the game then. We'll also have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 8/8/18

WBCU will be airing the high school football scrimmage Friday night at York High School, as Union County will face York at 7 p.m. in a game-type scrimmage. Prior to the game, we'll air our first Countdown to Kickoff preview show, with interviews from coaches and players from 11 area schools. Next Friday night will be opening night of the season, as the Yellow Jackets will host the Chapman Panthers.

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The Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves yesterday in game one of their doubleheader, 8-3. The Braves bounced back with a 3-1 victory in game two of the doubleheader. The Braves are 61-49 on the season and continue to trail the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East by 1.5 games. The Braves hold on to the second wild card spot, 1/2-game ahead of Arizona. Game three of the series is set for tonight at 7:05 p.m. in Washington. Mike Foltynewicz will take the mound for the Braves with an 8-7 record, a 3.04 ERA, and 138 strikeouts in 118 innings. Tommy Malone will oppose him for the Nationals. He is 1-0 on the season, having only pitched 12 innings. He has a 3.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts.

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In other MLB action yesterday, the Astros edged the Giants, 2-1. The Red Sox downed the Blue Jays, 10-7 in 10 innings. The Rays got past the Orioles, 4-3. The Cardinals defeated the Marlins, 3-2. The Reds beat the Mets, 6-1. The Twins edged the Indians, 3-2. The Rangers defeated the Mariners, 11-4. The Padres downed the Brewers, 11-5. The Yankees got by the White Sox, 4-3, in 13 innings. The Cubs shut out the Royals, 5-0. The Pirates beat the Rockies, 10-2. The Phillies defeated the Diamondbacks, 5-2. The Dodgers downed the Athletics, 4-2, and the Angels knocked off the Tigers, 11-5.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves continue their series in Washington against the Nationals. Braves pregame begins at 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05.

Sports for 8/7/18

WBCU will be airing the high school football scrimmage Friday night at York High School, as Union County will face York at 7 p.m. in a game-type scrimmage. Prior to the game, we'll air our first Countdown to Kickoff preview show, with interviews from coaches and players from 11 area schools. Next Friday night will be opening night of the season, as the Yellow Jackets will host the Chapman Panthers.

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This Thursday, don't miss the annual WBCU/Holcombe Funeral Home Union County Pep Rally at the fairgrounds from 5-8 p.m. The event features free t-shirts while supplies last, free hot dogs, chips, and drinks provided by Dairi-o and Bi-Lo, live music by Mudbridge Road, inflatables by Twist & Shout, and the introduction of the fall sports teams. Also to be recognized will be the state champion Lady Yellow Jackets softball team and the Dixie Ponytails state championship team.

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The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday, but they will be in action this afternoon in Washington as they take on the Nationals for a day-night doubleheader. The first game begins at 1:05 p.m., and the second game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The Braves trail Philadelphia by one game in the NL East standings.

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In MLB action last night, the Mets beat the Reds, 6-4. The Indians shut out the Twins, 10-0. The Marlins got by the Cardinals, 2-1. The Mariners edged the Rangers, 4-3. The Yankees shut out the White Sox, 7-0. The Cubs downed the Royals, 3-1. The Rockies shut out the Pirates, 2-0. The Diamondbacks helped the Braves by beating the Phillies, 3-2. The Angels knocked off the Tigers, 6-2, and the Astros defeated the Giants, 3-1.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to Washington for a doubleheader. We'll join the action at 1:05 p.m. in time for the first pitch. At 5:50 p.m., we'll have the pregame show for the second game of the doubleheader. First pitch of game 2 is set for 7:05 p.m.

Sports for 8/6/18

WBCU will be airing the high school football scrimmage Friday night at York High School, as Union County will face York at 7 p.m. in a game-type scrimmage. Prior to the game, we'll air a high school football preview show with interviews from coaches and players from 11 area schools. Next Friday night will be opening night of the season, as the Yellow Jackets will host the Chapman Panthers.

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The Atlanta Braves downed the NY Mets last night, 5-4. They remain 1-1/2 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East. They currently are in position to grab a wild card spot, 1/2 game ahead of several teams. Next up for Atlanta is a 4-game series with the Washington Nationals, starting with a day-night doubleheader starting tomorrow at 1:05 p.m.

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In other MLB action from Sunday, the Indians downed the Angels, 4-3. The White Sox edged the Rays, 8-7. The Nationals got past the Reds, 2-1. The Phillies kept pace with the Braves in the NL East with a 5-3 win over the Marlins. The Cardinals beat the Pirates, 2-1. The Rockies beat the Brewers, 5-4. The Twins edged the Royals, 6-5. The Padres defeated the Cubs, 10-6. The Orioles downed the Rangers, 9-6. The A's shut out the Tigers, 6-0. The Dodgers got by the Astros, 3-2. The Giants beat the Diamondbacks, 3-2. The Mariners doubled up the Blue Jays, 6-3, and the Red Sox won the day's 10th one-run game with a 5-4 win over the Yankees in extra innings.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 8/3/18

The Atlanta Braves opened their series with the NY Mets in good fashion last night, winning 4-2. They will be back in action tonight at 7:10 p.m. Anibal Sanchez will face Jacob deGrom. The Braves remain in second place in the NL East at 58-47, 1/2-game behind the Phillies.

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Last night in Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay defeated the LA Angels, 4-2. St. Louis edged Colorado, 3-2. The Chicago White Sox downed Kansas City, 6-4. Philadelphia beat Miami, 5-2. Washington knocked off Cincinnati, 10-4. Boston defeated the NY Yankees, 15-7, in a game where former Gamecock Steve Pearce homered three times. Texas knocked off Baltimore, 17-8. San Diego beat the Chicago Cubs, 6-1. The LA Dodgers walloped the Milwaukee Brewers, 21-5. San Francisco downed Arizona, 8-1, and Toronto knocked off Seattle, 7-3.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves continue their series in New York against the Mets. The Braves pregame show starts at 5:55 p.m., and first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

Sports for 8/2/18

Last night in Major League Baseball, the Nationals beat the Mets, 5-3. The Orioles downed the Yankees, 7-5. Detroit topped Cincinnati, 7-4. Cleveland shut out Minnesota, 2-0. Oakland defeated Toronto and Houston beat Seattle, both by the score of 8-3. The Cubs blasted the Pirates, 9-2. Tampa Bay defeated the LA Angels, 7-2. Kansas City doubled up the Chicago White Sox, 10-5. St. Louis beat Colorado, 6-3, and the Dodgers got past the Brewers, 6-4.

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The Braves and Marlins were rained out last night. That game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on August 13th. The Braves will hit the road to take on the NY Mets starting tonight. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

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Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday, as the school announced that it is investigating Courtney Smith's claims that several people close to the coach knew of a 2015 allegation of domestic violence against her ex-husband, former assistant coach Zach Smith, who was fired in July. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be acting head coach during the investigation.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves head to New York to take on the Mets at Citi Field. Pregame show is set for 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch will be at 7:10 p.m.

Sports for 8/1/18

Team South Carolina fell to Alexandria, Louisiana, last night in the Dixie Girls Ponytails World Series. Final score was 13-0 in four innings. Union ended up third place in the tournament. Congratulations to these ladies for representing Union County and South Carolina so well.

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The Atlanta Braves clinched a series win over the Miami Marlins last night, with an 11-6 win. 20-year-old Kolby Allard made his MLB debut and got the win, pitching 5 innings and giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on three hits, striking out 1. The Braves were led by Nick Markakis, who hit his 12th home run of the season in the bottom of the 3rd, a 2-run bomb to give the Braves a 3-0 lead. Ronald Acuna, Jr. started the scoring in the bottom of the 1st with a solo homer, his 11th of the year. Atlanta improves to 57-47 on the season, 1/2 game behind Philadelphia. Atlanta goes for the sweep tonight against the Marlins, as Anibal Sanchez takes the mound against Marlins starter Pablo Lopez. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Miami Marlins. First pitch is set for 7:35.

Sports for 7/31/18

The Union Dixie Girls Ponytails staved off elimination last night with an 8-5 victory over Virginia. Union will face host Alexandria, Louisiana tonight at 8:30 p.m. Alexandria knocked off North Carolina yesterday, 8-5.

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Freddie Freeman's tiebreaking home run in the third inning led the Braves to victory over the Miami Marlins last night, 5-3. The Braves move to within 1/2 game of the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East.

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The Braves made a move prior to the trade deadline to acquire outfielder Adam Duvall from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for three minor league players: right-handers Lucas Sims and Matt Wisler, and outfielder Preston Tucker.

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Other MLB scores from last night: Red Sox 2, Phillies 1; Twins 5, Indians 4; Cardinals 5, Rockies 4; Rangers 9, Diamondbacks 5; Athletics 10, Blue Jays 1; Mariners 2, Astros 0; Brewers 5, Dodgers 2; and Giants 5, Padres 3.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Miami Marlins. First pitch is set for 7:35. Around 8:25, we'll break in with Dixie Ponytails World Series action, as Union takes on host Alexandria, Louisiana tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

Sports for 7/30/18

The Union County Dixie Girls Ponytails, representing South Carolina in the Dixie Ponytails World Series in Alexandria, Louisiana, split a pair of games over the weekend. They won their opener over Alabama on Saturday, 9-7, but fell yesterday to North Carolina, 11-1. They will be back in action tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Atlanta Braves starter Sean Newcomb was just one strike away from a no-hitter yesterday in Atlanta's 4-1 victory over the L.A. Dodgers. Newcomb had two strikes on Chris Taylor when Taylor hit a ground ball to left field for the only hit allowed by Newcomb. Next up for the Braves is a home series with the Miami Marlins, starting tonight at 7:35 p.m. Julio Teheran will be on the mound for Atlanta.

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Former Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was officially inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame yesterday.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:25 p.m. At 6:25 p.m., we'll have Union Dixie Girls Ponytails action from the World Series, as Union takes on Virginia in an elimination game. First pitch is set for around 6:30 p.m. After the game, we'll have Braves baseball, as Atlanta hosts Miami. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m., and we'll join the game in progress.

Sports for 7/27/18

We'll have coverage of the Dixie Girls World Series coming up this weekend, as Union will take on Alabama on Saturday.

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The Atlanta Braves dropped their series opener to the LA Dodgers last night, 8-2. Rich Hill got the win, pitching three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Hill struck out eight Braves. Anibal Sanchez went 6-2/3 innings and allowed five runs, four of which were earned. Sanchez gave up seven hits and struck out four. The Dodgers were led by Manny Machado, newly acquired from the Baltimore Orioles. Machado hit his first home run as a Dodger in the top of the 6th inning. The Braves were led by Freddie Freeman, who had two hits on the night. Ronald Acuna, Jr. accounted for the only runs the Braves scored, as he hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th. The Braves fall to 54-45 on the season, second in the NL East, 2-1/2 games behind Philadelphia. The Braves look to bounce back tonight, as they send Mike Foltynewicz to the mound to face left-hander Clayton Kershaw in the second game of the four-game series. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m. from SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

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In other MLB action yesterday, the Cubs edged the Diamondbacks, 7-6. The Angels knocked off the White Sox, 12-8. The Mets downed the Pirates, 12-6. The Yankees beat the Royals, 7-2. The Rays got past the Orioles, 4-3. The NL East-leading Phillies defeated the Reds, 9-4. The Nationals beat the Marlins, 10-3. The Twins edged the Red Sox, 2-1. The A's beat the Rangers, 7-6, and the Brewers downed the Giants, 7-5.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:20. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Dodgers. Pregame show is set for 6:20, and the first pitch will be at 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 7/26/18

MLB action from yesterday saw Tampa Bay defeat the NY Yankees, 3-2. The NY Mets downed San Diego, 6-4. Philadelphia took their second in a row from the LA Dodgers, 7-3. Cincinnati beat St. Louis, 7-3. Cleveland shut out Pittsburgh, 4-0. Washington downed Milwaukee, 7-3. Detroit doubled up Kansas City, 8-4. The Chicago Cubs edged Arizona, 2-1. Minnesota broke out the bats in a 12-6 win over Toronto. Seattle got past San Francisco, 3-2. Oakland defeated Texas, 6-5. Colorado knocked off Houston, 3-2. The LA Angels blasted the Chicago White Sox, 11-3, and the Boston-Baltimore game was postponed due to rain.

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The Atlanta Braves will return to SunTrust Park tonight to take on the NL West-leading LA Dodgers. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m. Anibal Sanchez will take the mound for the Braves against Rich Hill for the Dodgers. Ozzie Albies is expected to return tonight from an injury.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:20. After that, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Dodgers. Pregame show is set for 6:20, and the first pitch will be at 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 7/25/18

The Atlanta Braves dropped their series finale to the Miami Marlins yesterday, 9-3. Julio Teheran was the losing pitcher, going 4-1/3 innings, giving up 9 runs on 7 hits and striking out 3. The Braves were led by Johan Camargo, who had two hits, including a solo home run. Freddie Freeman also had two hits, and Charlie Culberson drove in the other two runs for the Braves. With the loss, the Braves fall to 54-44 on the season, second in the NL East, one game behind Philadelphia. The Braves are off today, and they will host the LA Dodgers in a four-game series starting Thursday.

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In other MLB action last night, Baltimore beat baseball's best team, the Boston Red Sox, 7-6. Philadelphia downed the LA Dodgers, 7-4. Minnesota shut out Toronto, 5-0. The NY Yankees shut out Tampa Bay, 4-0. The NY Mets beat San Diego, 6-3. Pittsburgh defeated Cleveland, 9-4. St. Louis knocked off Cincinnati, 4-2. Oakland bested Texas in a slugfest, 13-10. Arizona beat the Chicago Cubs, 5-1. Milwaukee edged Washington, 5-4. Kansas City got by Detroit, 5-4. Houston defeated Colorado, 8-2. The Chicago White Sox defeated the LA Angels, 4-2, and San Francisco knocked off Seattle, 4-3.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 7/24/18

All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman has been scorching hot against the Miami Marlins this season, and that continued last night as Freeman helped the Braves to a 12-1 win over Miami. Sean Newcomb was the winning pitcher, going six innings, giving up one run on four hits and striking out five. The Marlins scored their only run on a solo homer in the bottom of the second inning. The Braves were led by Freeman and Dansby Swanson, who both homered in the game. Charlie Culberson added four hits, and Ender Inciarte had three hits. The Braves improve to 54-43 on the season, tied with the Phillies for first place. The Braves look for a sweep of the brief two-game series today at 12:10 p.m. Julio Teheran will take the mound for the Braves today.

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In other MLB action from yesterday, Boston defeated Baltimore, 5-3. The LA Dodgers beat Philadelphia, 7-6. Minnesota knocked off Toronto, 8-3. Tampa Bay got past the NY Yankees, 7-6. Pittsburgh shut out Cleveland, 7-0. Cincinnati edged St. Louis, 2-1. San Diego got a narrow 3-2 win over the NY Mets. Arizona defeated the Chicago Cubs, 7-1. Oakland broke out the bats in a big 15-3 win over Texas. Milwaukee shut down Washington, 6-1. Detroit edged Kansas City, 5-4, and the Chicago White Sox beat the LA Angels, 5-3.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as Atlanta looks to sweep the Marlins in Miami. First pitch is set for 12:10 p.m. We'll join the game in progress after an abbreviated noon report, around 12:35 p.m. Tonight, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 7/23/18

The Union County Dixie Boys All-Stars lost their first game in the state tournament on Saturday in North Augusta, 5-2. They were scheduled to play Sunday at 1 p.m., but we haven't heard how that one turned out.

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The Atlanta Braves endured three hours of rain delays and lost 6-2 to the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Max Scherzer got the win for Washington, while Mike Foltynewicz got the loss, pitching 5-2/3 innings and allowed 4 runs on 9 hits. He struck out 5 and walked 3. Dansby Swanson drove in both runs for the Braves. Atlanta falls to 53-43 on the season and are still in second place in the NL East, 1 game behind Philadelphia. Next up for the Braves is a two-game series in Miami against the Marlins. Tonight's game will begin at 7:10 p.m.

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In other MLB action from Sunday, San Diego downed Philadelphia, 10-2, in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader. Philadelphia won game two, 5-0. Toronto edged Baltimore, 5-4. Tampa Bay defeated Miami, 6-4. Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati, 9-2. Boston defeated Detroit, 9-1. The LA Dodgers broke out the bats in an 11-2 victory over Milwaukee. Kansas City knocked off Minnesota, 5-3. The Chicago Cubs beat St. Louis, 7-2. Texas shut out Cleveland, 5-0. Oakland edged San Francisco, 6-5. The LA Angels knocked around Houston, 14-5. Arizona shut down Colorado, 6-1. Seattle defeated the Chicago White Sox, 8-2. The Mets and Yankees were rained out.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to Miami to take on the Marlins. Braves pregame is set for 5:55 p.m., and the first pitch will be at 7:10 p.m.

Sports for 7/20/18

One game was played last night as Major League Baseball returns from the All-Star Break. The Chicago Cubs knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-6. There will be a full slate of games today. Atlanta will be on the road at the Washington Nationals tonight at 7:05 p.m. The Braves enter the series with a 52-42 record, second in the NL East. Washington is in third place with a 48-48 record. Anibal Sanchez will take his 4-2 record with a 2.60 ERA and 62 strikeouts to the mound for the Braves against Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg, who comes in 6-6 with a 3.46 ERA and 95 strikeouts.

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The Union County Dixie Boys 13-14-year-old All-Star team will be competing in the state tournament at North Augusta this weekend. They will play at 4 p.m. Saturday in North Augusta.

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Tonight on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves head to Washington to take on the Nationals. Pregame is set for 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.

Sports for 7/19/18

The Union County Dixie Boys 13-14-year-old All-Star team will be competing in the state tournament at North Augusta. They will play at 4 p.m. Saturday in North Augusta.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks will be at Media Days in Atlanta today. They will be the last team to address the media. They will be accompanied by head coach Will Muschamp. Quarterback Jake Bentley, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and linebacker D.J. Wannum will be there representing the 2018 Gamecocks. Media Days have moved this year from Hoover, Alabama, to Atlanta.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 7/18/18

In the 89th MLB All-Star Game, the American League prevailed over the National League, 8-6 in 10 innings. The game was a historic slugfest, as the teams combined for an All-Star record 10 home runs in the game. The old record was set in 1951, 1954, and 1971 with six home runs. Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, Wilson Contreras, and Trevor Story homered in the first 7 innings, leading to a 2-2 tie. Jean Segura of the Mariners broke a 2-2 tie in the 8th with his homer, making the score 5-2. Christian Yelich homered to make it 5-3 in the 8th.  In the bottom of the 9th, Scooter Gennett of the Reds tied the game with a homer. The game went to extra innings, where Houston's Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back solo shots, and Cleveland's Michael Brantley had the only non-home-run RBI with a sacrifice fly to make it 8-5. Joey Votto homered in the NL's part of the 10th inning, but it was too little, too late. Alex Bregman was named the All-Star Game MVP for his extra-innings heroics. The Braves had a quiet night in the game. Mike Foltynewicz pitched one inning, walking one and striking out one. Nick Markakis was the only Brave to reach base, and that came via a walk. Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies were held hitless.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks will be at Media Days down in Atlanta on Thursday. They will be the last team to address the media. They will be accompanied by head coach Will Muschamp. Quarterback Jake Bentley, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and linebacker D.J. Wannum will be there representing the Gamecocks for 2018. Media Days have moved this year from Hoover, Alabama, to Atlanta.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m. 

Sports for 7/17/18

For the second time in four years, a hometown player has won the MLB Home Run Derby. Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals defeated Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs to win the derby at Nationals Park. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman also appeared in the contest but was eliminated in the first round.

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The starting lineups for tonight's MLB All-Star Game have been announced. The game is set for tonight at 8 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts will lead off for the AL. Batting second is second baseman Jose Altuve of the Astros. Center fielder Mike Trout of the LA Angels bats third. In the cleanup spot for the AL is designated hitter J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox. Jose Ramirez of the Indians bats fifth and plays third base. Batting sixth is Yankees left fielder Aaron Judge. Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, subject of many trade rumors, is batting 7th. Batting 8th and playing first base is Jose Abreu of the White Sox. Catcher Salvador Perez of the Tampa Bay Rays will hit 9th. Starting pitching duties for the American League go to Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox.

For the National League, second baseman Javier Baez of the Cubs will lead off. Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado bats second. Batting third is designated hitter Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks. The cleanup hitter will be Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. Batting fifth and playing left field is Matt Kemp of the Dodgers. Hometown favorite Bryce Harper of the Nationals bats sixth and plays center field. Braves right fielder Nick Markakis will hit 7th, followed by shortstop Brandon Crawford of the Giants. Batting ninth is catcher Wilson Contreras of the Cubs. Max Scherzer of the Nationals will get starting pitching duties for the National League. Two other Braves made the NL roster--second baseman Ozzie Albies and pitcher Mike Foltynewicz.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 7/16/18

Another Dixie Youth softball team was in action in a state tournament this past weekend. The SweeTees made it to the championship game. In the first game, they fell to Boiling Springs, 11-5. They then beat Iva, 22-11. In the championship, they fell again to Boiling Springs. Congratulations on a great run this season!

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The Atlanta Braves knocked off the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday, 5-1. Julio Teheran pitched six shutout innings for the Braves in the contest. Atlanta put four runs across the plate in the bottom of the 4th inning. Dansby Swanson hit an RBI double, Ozzie Albies hit an RBI infield single, Freddie Freeman followed with an RBI double, and Nick Markakis singled in Freeman to end the scoring for the inning. Preston Tucker homered to right in the bottom of the 7th, giving the Braves a 5-0 lead. Arizona scored their only run in the top of the 8th on a John Jay solo home run. The Braves enter the All-Star break in second place in the NL East, with a 52-42 record.

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Freddie Freeman will be featured in the Home Run Derby tonight in Washington, D.C. The All-Star game is scheduled on Tuesday.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 7/13/18

The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday, but they lost 1/2 game in the NL East standings, as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 5-4. The Braves will be back in action tonight, as they host the Arizona Diamondbacks at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. Anibal Sanchez brings his 4-2 record with a 2.72 ERA and 56 strikeouts to the mound for the Braves.  Arizona counters with Zack Godley, who has a 10-6 record with a 4.80 ERA and 101 strikeouts. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

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In other Major League Baseball action yesterday, Oakland downed Houston, 6-4. Colorado knocked off Arizona, 5-1. Pittsburgh defeated Milwaukee, 6-3. Washington beat the NY Mets, 5-4. Boston got past Toronto, 6-4, to extend their winning streak to 10 in a row. The NY Yankees knocked off Cleveland, 7-4. Minnesota defeated Tampa Bay, 5-1. The LA Angels blasted Seattle, 11-2, and the LA Dodgers edged San Diego, 3-2.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:20. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Diamondbacks. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 7/12/18

The Union County Dixie Girls Ponytails All-Stars defeated Blythewood yesterday, 11-0, to win the state championship. The team advances to the Ponytails World Series in Louisiana beginning July 28th. Congratulations, ladies!

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The Braves earned a split of their two-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays with a 9-5 win last night. Atlanta jumped out with a six-run second inning. Ozzie Albies led the way for the Braves, hitting two home runs in the ball game. That was the first multi-home run game of his career. Albies was just selected to the NL All Star squad. He has hit 20 home runs so far this season. Albies is the first Atlanta Braves player since Andruw Jones in 2006 to hit 20 home runs before the All-Star break. Former Gamecock Justin Smoak hit another home run in the game for Toronto, as the Blue Jays tried to rally in the top of the 7th. Atlanta is off today and will be back in action Friday, as they host the Arizona Diamondbacks to SunTrust Park for a three-game weekend series ahead of the All-Star break.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 7/11/18

In Dixie Youth softball last night, the Union Ponytails All-Stars advanced to the state championship game with a win, 11-1 in 4 innings. Precious Rice was the winning pitcher. Today's state championship game will take place at 11 a.m. We will have the game for you on WBCU. Rick Parham will have the play-by-play from Beaufort.

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The Atlanta Braves fell last night to the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-2. The Braves had trouble at the plate, forced into hitting ground balls much of the evening. Toronto led off the scoring in the top of the 3rd, as former South Carolina Gamecock Justin Smoak homered to center for his 13th of the year. In the bottom of the 6th, Atlanta evened the game at 1-1 on a Kurt Suzuki RBI single. Toronto exploded for 5 runs in the top of the 8th inning. Kurt Suzuki hit an RBI grounder in the bottom of the inning, but it was too little, too late. With the loss, Atlanta falls to 50-40 on the season, second in the NL East. Toronto is 42-48, 4th in the AL East. The Braves look to earn a split of the brief two-game series tonight at 7:35 p.m.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Dixie Ponytails softball, as Union's all-stars will take on Blythewood for the state championship. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. We'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves host the Toronto Blue Jays. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 7/10/18

In Dixie Youth baseball yesterday, Union's Dixie Youth All-Stars fell to Blythewood, 3-1, ending their campaign in the Dixie Youth Ozone state tournament.

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The Union Dixie Girls Ponytails team is undefeated in their state tournament. They are set to play tonight at 8 p.m., with a championship game possible tomorrow at 11 for the chance to head to Louisiana for the Dixie Ponytails World Series.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-6:20 p.m. At 6:20, it's Atlanta Braves baseball, as the Braves host the Toronto Blue Jays in the first of a two-game series. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

Sports for 7/9/18

The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday after completing their road trip to St. Louis, New York, and Milwaukee. The Braves return home to SunTrust Park today to take on the Toronto Blue Jays in a two-game interleague series. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m.

In Dixie Youth baseball yesterday, the Union County All-Stars defeated Hilton Head, 3-2. They will be in action today at 4 p.m. vs. Sumter. We'll have the game for you on WBCU. If they are able to advance, they will play again at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

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The Atlanta Braves fell to the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday, 10-3. The game fell apart in the bottom of the 3rd, when they gave up 5 runs. Milwaukee also had a 4-run inning in the 8th inning. Atlanta scored a run in the 5th and two in the top of the 9th. The Braves fall to 50-39 on the season, 2nd place in the NL East. Milwaukee improves to 54-36 and still lead the NL Central.

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Four Atlanta Braves were named to the NL All-Star team yesterday. Nick Markakis will get the start in right field for the NL, and Freddie Freeman will start at first base. The other two Braves named to the NL squad are second baseman Ozzie Albies and pitcher Mike Foltynewicz. Foltynewicz has struck out 114 batters so far this season and has posted a 2.37 ERA, despite a 6-5 record.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Dixie Youth All-Stars baseball for you, as Union takes on Sumter at 4 p.m. on Field 1 at the Timken Sports Complex. After the game, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 7/6/18

Last night, the Atlanta Braves fell to the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-2. Atlanta got off to a fast start, scoring both their runs in the top of the first inning. Ozzie Albies tripled home a run, and an RBI groundout by Freddie Freeman scored Albies. The Brewers scored three runs in the bottom of the second on their way to 7 unanswered runs and the win. Atlanta will try to bounce back tonight at 8:10 p.m. The Braves have now lost three in a row.

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This weekend, the Dixie Youth Ozone state tournament will take place at the Timken Sports Complex. We'll have Union's games for you on WBCU, and we'll let you know the times and dates as soon as we get a bracket.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:55. At 6:55, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as Atlanta continues their series with the Milwaukee Brewers. First pitch is set for 8:10 p.m.

 

Sports for 7/5/18

The Yankees' offense was too much for the Braves on July 4th, as New York knocked off Atlanta, 6-2. New York was led by CC Sabathia on the mound, who pitched 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs. He struck out 5 Braves. Julio Teheran for the Braves pitched 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and 5 runs. He struck out 10 batters and walked 4. Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 3rd, and Aaron Judge hit his 24th home run of the season late in the game. Atlanta falls to 49-36 on the season. Next up for the Braves is another tough road series against the Milwaukee Brewers, who lead the NL Central. First pitch is set for 8:10 p.m.

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Other MLB scores from July 4th include: Boston 3, Washington 0; Miami 3, Tampa Bay 0; Chicago Cubs 5, Detroit 2; Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 1; Oakland 4, San Diego 2; Milwaukee 3, Minnesota 2; LA Angels 7, Seattle 4; Houston 5, Texas 4; NY Mets 6, Toronto 3; Cincinnati 7, Chicago White Sox 4; LA Dodgers 6, Pittsburgh 4; Colorado 1, San Francisco 0; Cleveland 3, Kansas City 2; and St. Louis 8, Arizona 4.

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In the NL East, Atlanta leads the division with a 49-36 record. Philadelphia is in second place, 1-1/2 games behind the Braves. After being swept by Boston, the Washington Nationals have faded to third place, 7 games back. The NY Mets are 14 games back, and the Miami Marlins are in last place, 14-1/2 games back.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have SC Sports Talk from 6:05-6:55. At 6:55, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as Atlanta travels to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. First pitch is set for 8:10 p.m.

Sports for 7/4/18

The Atlanta Braves fell to the NY Yankees last night, 8-5. The Braves rallied from a 5-0 deficit to pull to within 6-5 before Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer to ice the game. The rubber match of the series is set for this afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Julio Teheran will face CC Sabathia on the mound.

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In other MLB action last night, the Chicago Cubs beat Detroit, 5-3; Milwaukee shut out Minnesota, 2-0; Boston broke out the bats against Washington, 11-4; Philadelphia edged Baltimore, 3-2; Toronto defeated the NY Mets, 8-6; Tampa Bay defeated Miami, 9-6; the Chicago White Sox beat Cincinnati, 12-8; Houston knocked off Texas, 5-3; Colorado downed San Francisco, 8-1; Cleveland defeated Kansas City, 6-4; Oakland defeated San Diego, 6-2; Arizona beat St. Louis, 4-2; the LA Dodgers knocked off Pittsburgh, 8-3; and Seattle beat the LA Angels, 4-1.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves wrap up their series in New York against the Yankees. We'll join the game at first pitch, scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Tonight, we'll have SC Sports Talk for you from 6:05-8 p.m.

Sports for 7/3/18

The Atlanta Braves pulled out an extra-innings victory over the NY Yankees last night, 5-3 in 11 innings. Ronald Acuna, Jr. had an RBI double in the top of the 4th and hit a massive two-run homer in the 11th inning to give the Braves the victory. Atlanta improves to 49-34 on the season, best in the National League. The teams face off again tonight at 7:05 p.m. Sean Newcomb will take the mound for the Braves.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have the live broadcast from Light Up the Lake 2018 at Foster Park from 6 until after the fireworks end. After that, we'll join the Braves and Yankees in progress.

Sports for 7/2/18

The Atlanta Braves finished a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals on the road with a 6-5 victory yesterday. The Braves will travel to New York to take on the Yankees for the first of three games at Yankee Stadium. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. New York comes into the series with a 54-27 record, while Atlanta has improved to 48-34. Anibal Sanchez will take the mound for Atlanta. The last time the two teams met was in August 2015, and the Yankees got a 20-6 victory.

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Other MLB scores from Sunday:

Baltimore 8, LA Angels 2; Detroit 9, Toronto 1; Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 2; NY Mets 5, Miami 2; Tampa Bay 3, Houston 2; Philadelphia 4, Washington 3; Chicago Cubs 11, Minnesota 10; Chicago White Sox 10, Texas 5; Cleveland 15, Oakland 3; LA Dodgers 6, Colorado 4; San Francisco 9, Arizona 6; Seattle 1, Kansas City 0; Pittsburgh 7, San Diego 5; and NY Yankees 11, Boston 1.

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Today on WBCU, we'll have Atlanta Braves baseball for you, as the Braves travel to take on the New York Yankees. The pregame show is set for 5:50 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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