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.
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.
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.
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.
Wade Burr was the tough-luck losing pitcher as the Kershaw County Post 17 Junior American Legion baseball team dropped a 2-1 decision against South Florence last Friday night in a game played at American Legion Park in Camden.
Following a season in which a young Lugoff-Elgin softball team finished third in Region 4-4A play, post-season honors came the way of four members of the Lady Demons' program.
Starting this week and continuing through next week, the Kershaw County Senior American Legion baseball team is scheduled to play it one four-game weeks of the season.
Monday: Post 17 Seniors at Sumter (7 p.m.); Post 17 Juniors at Lake City (7 p.m.)
Sometimes, you don't have to be a person who grabs the headlines to make an impact on the lives of people --- both young and old --- in the world of Kershaw County athletics.
The Kershaw County Post 17 Junior American Legion team traveled to South Florence on Tuesday and dropped an 11-5 decision to the hosts.
Former Lugoff-Elgin football standout Jared Singleton was one of seven Wofford College student-athletes to be named to All-Southern Conference football teams.
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