TUESDAY SPORTS: Red Sox take 3-2 Series lead; Seahawks top Rams; Gamecocks honored
The Boston Red Sox are now one game away from winning the World Series after beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Monday night at Busch Stadium to take a 3 games to 2 lead. Boston starter Jon Lester allowed just one run and four hits in 7 2/3 innings, giving up a homer to Matt Holliday in the fourth inning, the Cardinals’ only run. David Ortiz, who is 11 for 15 in this World Series, put Boston on the board with an RBI double in the first inning, and the Red Sox got their other two runs in the seventh inning on an RBI double by David Ross and single by Jacoby Ellsbury. Game 6 will be played Wednesday at Fenway park in Boston, with John Lackey starting for the Red Sox and Michael Wacha for St. Louis.
The Seattle Seahawks defeated the St. Louis Rams 14-9 in Monday Night Football. The Rams had gotten it down to the Seattle one-yard-line with just seconds left to play, but quarterback Kellen Clemens overthrew his target in the end zone on fourth down in the final play of the game. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was 10 of 18 for 139 yards with two touchdowns, but was sacked a career-high seven times. Clemens, who was playing in place of the injured Sam Bradford, went 15 of 31 for 158 yards and threw two interceptions.
Three South Carolina football players have been honored for their performances in the Gamecocks’ 27-24 double-overtime win at No. 5 Missouri on Saturday. Senior quarterback Connor Shaw was selected as the SEC Offensive Player of the Week by the league office, the National and SEC Offensive Player of the Week by Athlon Sports, the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week, and is one of eight quarterbacks named by the Manning Award as its “Stars of the Week.”
Junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles was selected as the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week by the league office, the SEC Defensive Player of the Week by Athlon Sports, and the National Defensive Lineman of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.
True freshman placekicker Elliott Fry was selected as the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week by the league office.
In high school volleyball on Monday, the West-Oak Warriors defeated Palmetto 3-0 in a neutral site contest at Daniel High School. The win earns Shannon Burton’s team the final playoff spot in Western AAA. Round one begins for the Warriors Tuesday night at Pickens. Elsehwere Tuesday, Seneca will travel to Eastside. Both games get underway at 6:00 PM.
Clemson will conclude fall baseball practice with three Orange & Purple baseball games this weekend. Admission is free to all three games. On Friday, the first of the games will be held at 5:00 PM at Fluor Field in Greenville. The second game will take place on Saturday at 12:00 PM at Fluor Field. The final game will be at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Sunday at 1:30 PM. All three games will be seven-inning contests. The Tigers will open the 2014 season on February 14 against Eastern Michigan at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.
The Clemson baseball team has lost starting third baseman Shane Kennedy to a torn ACL and the Tigers are hopeful he’ll be able to return at some point during the 2014 season. The injury was first reported by Kendall Rogers of PerfectGame.com and was confirmed Tuesday night by the Clemson athletic communications department.