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League III goes 3-for-4 in series openers

Posted: July 8, 2014 11:24 a.m.
Updated: July 9, 2014 5:00 a.m.
C-I photo by Tom Didato/

HORRY COUNTY’S BRYCE MCCORD sits on third base while KC third baseman Lawson Stokes holds onto the ball after McCord was ruled safe in Monday’s game.

League III batted .800 in the first night of the first round of the best-of-five South Carolina American Legion baseball Lower State playoff series.
In addition to Kershaw County Post 17’s 11-2 victory over Horry County, League III champion Sumter disposed of Lake City, 12-1, in a game stopped in the seventh inning by the 10-run rule. Hartsville, the third-place finisher in League III, returned home from Monday’s game at Murrell’s Inlet with a 9-2 victory.
The lone setback suffered by a team from the six-squad circuit was fifth-place Dalzell-Shaw which was upended by League II champion Florence, 18-2, in a game stopped in the seventh by the 10-run rule.
Manning-Santee, which finished fourth in League III, has already won its series as League I runner-up Beaufort forfeited due to its inability to field enough players.
In the other Lower State series opener, League II champion Goose Creek outlasted Georgetown, the fourth-place finisher from Region II, 11-9. The winner of the Goose Creek vs. Georgetown series will face the survivor of the Kershaw County vs. Horry County series in round two of the playoffs.

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