SUMTER -- Even though the Sumter P-15's had nothing riding on its American Legion baseball game with Kershaw County Post 17 on Friday at Riley Park, Sumter head coach Curtis Johnson did not go easy on his old team. Paul Joseph Krouse made sure of that.
While he had to wedge his 6-foot-5, 285-pound frame into a desk made for the average-sized high school student, Vonnie Holliday has not outgrown playing the game he loves.
For the second time, Kershaw County Post 17's American Legion baseball game at Sumter fell victim to the rain.
The Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion baseball team was scheduled to close out its League III regular season with a make-up game at Sumter on Tuesday night at Riley Park.
Ditching the alibis, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith got down to the nitty gritty in describing how his team lost both ends of a doubleheader in Cheraw last Thursday night.
Did he even need to look to receive the green light?
SUMTER -- The Sumter P-15's all but wrapped up the American Legion baseball League III title on Tuesday with a 10-0 win over Kershaw County. But they hope they saw something that will help them much farther down the road.
It may not feel like football weather, but in a little more than a month, all three Kershaw County public school varsity football teams will report for the start of pre-season practice.
With a trip to the state playoffs a virtual lock, the Kershaw County Senior American Legion baseball team is looking to improve its post-season stock over the final five games of the League III season.
Using a dozen hits to score as many runs, the Kershaw County Post 17 Junior American Legion baseball team picked up its first win of the season by holding off Lake City, 12-11, last Thursday night.
Originally, Curtis Johnson's plan of attack was to throw P.J. Krouse for two innings in Monday's showdown with once-beaten Kershaw County and then, adjust his Sumter pitchers accordingly thereafter.
While Mother Nature was putting on her own Triple Crown performance --- wind, rain and lightning --- outside, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith was bringing the thunder inside.
Austin Hayes smacked a grand slam to ignite a seven-run eighth inning as visiting Kershaw County rallied for a 10-7 win over Hartsville in a League III American Legion baseball game played Friday night in Kelleytown.
Camden's Stephen Carmon was placed on the disabled list on Monday, retroactive to Sunday, June 9, by the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the San Digeo Padres' affiliate in the class A Midwest League.
MANNING -- After beating Hartsville 7-4 on Tuesday in Kelleytown to improve to 2-4 in American Legion League III, Manning-Santee Post 68 had a chance to assert itself firmly in the talk for third --- and even second --- place in the standings with a victory over Kershaw County on Wednesday.
Regardless of what the weatherman says, Kershaw County's four high school baseball teams will open their seasons with a trio of pre-season tournaments starting Saturday and continuing throughout next week.
Evrik Gary, who helped Camden to the 2008-09 AAA state basketball championship, was recently named to the Luxembourg (N2) All-Star Game Roster.
The eighth annual Clinic Classic 5K walk/run, presented by McDonald's of Camden, and the Camden Family Care one-mile run/walk will take to the streets of Camden on Saturday, April 18.
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