His smile spoke volumes as to what Craig Smith saw as he tempted fate by looking ahead to what the upcoming weeks may hold for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.
Suddenly, things are getting interesting in the final charge for playoff seeding in League III American Legion baseball.
It took Mother Nature and a pair of confused umpires to help put an end to Kershaw County's Post 17's six-game win streak.
Monday: KC Post 17 at Hartsville (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw at Sumter (7 p.m.); Cheraw at Manning-Santee (7:30 p.m.)
On a night when runs were as rare as a breeze, Kershaw County's Zac Bowers and Russell Thompson of Manning-Santee took turns cooling off the opposing bats.
MANNING -- Manning-Santee put itself in an early hole against Kershaw County Post 17 on Monday and try as it might, Post 68 couldn't pull itself out.
Fans arriving at American Legion Park last Thursday night and seeing an empty, but playable, field may have thought that evening's League III game between Kershaw County Post 17 and visiting Cheraw was not played due to wet grounds.
Depending on your perspective, Wednesday night's rain storm arrived at just the right time or, at an inopportune moment for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.
Monday: KC Post 17 at Manning-Santee (7:30 p.m.); Cheraw at Sumter (7 p.m.); Dalzell-Shaw at Hartsville (7 p.m.)
Well, another year of AAU basketball and it has definitely been a pleasure, so far.
Just when it looked as if Kershaw County might enjoy a little additional down time on a warm Monday evening, Cheraw made the locals pull a regular shift.
While the Grand Strand is filled with sunbathers and vacationers at this time of year, a pair of recent Kershaw County graduates will spend this weekend in Myrtle Beach putting in a little work.
With the meat of their League III season opening tonight, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team had a tune-up for the game which will decide their post-season fate last Friday.
Carrying a one-shot lead into Thursday's final round of the Columbia City Women's Golf Championship, 2014 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate Kelli Murphy blew the field away by firing a 3-under par 69 on the final day of the tournament to record her record-tying fourth win in the event.
Monday: Cheraw at KC Post 17 (7 p.m.); Hartsville at Sumter (7 p.m.); Manning-Santee at Dalzell-Shaw (7 p.m.)
As he was heading home in the wee hours of Friday morning from Thursday's evening's baseball game at Georgetown, Kershaw County American Legion baseball team pitching coach Will Dorton stopped by a gas station to fill his car's tank. While there, Dorton, who still had his Post 17 uniform on, had a local police officer come up to him asking how the team did and who was pitching in that night's third game.
The South Carolina Senior State American Legion Tournament begins Saturday at Riley Park in Sumter. Here is all the information you will need as to the event:
Kershaw County will make its long-awaited American Legion State Tournament debut on Saturday when Post 17 takes on Rock Hill in the third (scheduled for 4:30 p.m.) game at Riley Park in Sumter.
Perched in front of their dugout, members of the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team started leaning as they prepared to rush the field after Bradwin Salmond's diving grab of Mark Allen Nash's liner to right field put the locals on the door step of a long-awaited trip to the state American Legion tournament.
The third and fourth installments of the Lugoff-Elgin wrestling camp are scheduled over the next two weeks.
It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.
With the school year coming to a close, it is time for summer sports camps in Kershaw County.
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