With their slim state playoff chances hanging tenuously in the balance, Kershaw County Post 17 picked the wrong team with which to finish out the League IV regular season.
Having been left for being dead in the water a week ago, the Kershaw County American Legion team has not held up the third finger to signal that they are drowning.
Trying to juggle a pitching staff which was asked to do more than usual during a four-game slate of games last week, Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion head coach Craig Smith and pitching coach Jeremy Ray put Colin Teague to the test on Monday night.
Some athletes fade to gray or, they are led out to pasture when their playing days are done.
DALZELL -- Given an opportunity to strengthen its hold on American Legion baseball League IV's fourth spot and a state playoff berth, Dalzell-Shaw took full advantage with a 6-4 win over Kershaw County on Friday.
If you are going to play three hours and 45 minutes of baseball in temperatures approaching triple digits, you might as well win the game while you're at it.
That team which played so well in the pre-season that Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith was looking for Monday night? Well, they showed up, in force, one night later.
Speaking to no one person in particular, Post 17 American Legion baseball coach Craig Smith wondered aloud where his team, which ran roughshod over Sumter and Florence in the pre-season, had gone.
The Camden High School baseball staff will host their annual Father-Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, June 30 at American Legion Park in Camden.
Monday: West Columbia at Post 17 (7 p.m.); Post 17 Juniors at Sumter (7 p.m.)
DALZELL – One night after a 20-1 thumping at the hands of West Columbia, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion team rallied from a 9-1 deficit against host Dalzell-Shaw, but could not complete and comeback in a 9-8 loss to the Jets in a game played at Thomas Sumter Academy's General Field on Friday.
Having faced each team in League IV play, at least, once, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith figures it is time to release the puppies from their pen and let them fend for themselves.
Camden native and former Camden High standout Vonnie Holliday agreed to and signed a one-year contract to return to the Arizona Cardinals for the 2013 NFL season on Monday.
Brock Robinson needed just 64 pitches to help the Post 17 Junior American Legion team to a 4-1 win over Sumter in a game played on Wednesday at American Legion Park in Camden.
(Camden, S.C.) sports editor
Monday: Camden at Irmo (G – 4 p.m.)
For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.
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