SUMTER --- Having been used sparingly --- to the tune of eight innings pitched in Kershaw County's first 21 games of the season --- Post 17 head coach Tyler Pike did not know what he would get from Brandon Dow who was sent to the mound to face Rock Hill in Saturday morning's first game of the South Carolina American Legion State Tournament.
The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team will make its second state tournament appearance in three years after the locals swept both play-in games held at Florence Legion Field on Wednesday night.
The recent spate of late-afternoon rain storms which have popped up throughout the region have led to the second round Lower State American Legion series between Sumter and Murrells Inlet to having been postponed and playing sites moved for three nights.
If the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team was to extend its best-of-five second round series with Chapin-Newberry, it had to be clicking on all cylinders on Wednesday night at Newberry College's Smith Road Field.
By virtue of Friday's 8-6 win over Aiken, in a game completed after being suspended due to Thursday's storm, Kershaw County Post 17 swept the series, 3-0. The locals moved into the second round of the South Carolina Lower State American Legion tournament which begins tonight.
Jump racing returns to New England on Saturday with two competitive races as part of the summer racing festival at historic Suffolk Downs in East Boston. A $30,000 Ratings Handicap and a $30,000 Sport of Kings maiden hurdle both attracted large, competitive fields with also-eligibles.
Kershaw County moved a step closer to earning a spot in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion state playoffs with a 9-5 road win over Aiken on Wednesday night at Roberto Hernandez Stadium on the USC-Aiken campus.
SUMTER -- The Sumter P-15's and the Lexington Post 7 baseball teams will continue their first-round series in the American Legion state playoffs after having a benches-clearing brawl bring a premature end to the opening game on Tuesday at Riley Park.