Will Dorton was hoping his Kershaw County American Legion team would build on the momentum from Wednesday's 3-0 win over West Columbia and carry it over to Thursday's fourth game of the best-of-five first round Lower State playoff series.
Hartsville held serve at home and forced a third and deciding game in the American Legion Junior Lower State playoffs series with Kershaw County following Wednesday's 3-1 win at Jimmy White Field in Kelleytown.
This is the time of year when you want to be playing your best. And the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team is checking all the boxes in their quest for a second straight trip to the state tournament.
Turning what was to have been a doubleheader of baseball into, basically, one single game, Kershaw County Post 17 cemented its second-place finish in League III by sweeping Wednesday's pair of games with visiting Manning-Santee.
On the night before his team was to leave to play in the first round of last weekend's Palmetto Invitational tournament along the Grand Strand, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Will Dorton expressed reservations about playing four games in less than 48 hours so close to the end of the League III season and with the state playoffs on the horizon.