Having already locked down second place in the League IV American Legion baseball race, Lexington forfeited Tuesday night's scheduled road game against Kershaw County Post 17. The contest was to have been the final league contest for both teams.
As he and his team got off the bus for Monday night's game at Lexington, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith saw and heard the athletic director of the host team giving members of the Post 7 squad a talk on sportsmanship.
Funny how one simple flip of the coin can change a team's entire disposition.
KC Northern overcame an early game Bishopville grand slam to score a 15-9 victory to win the District 5 Sub-District A Dixie Youth Baseball Tournament on Friday night at Woodward Park in Camden.
Monday: Post 17 at Lexington (7 p.m.)
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.
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.
Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley (G – 4:30 p.m.); Camden, Camden Military Academy at Great Falls (XC – 5:30 p.m.); North Central at Buford (VB – 6:30 p.m.)
When he left Camden High School following his graduation in 2009 to continue his academic and basketball pursuits, Evrik Gary needed only to hop on I-20 East and head for Florence and Francis Marion University. Among the reasons he chose to attend FMU was the school's proximity to his home and family in Camden.
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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