The Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team will make its second state tournament appearance in three years after the locals swept both play-in games held at Florence Legion Field on Wednesday night.
Kershaw County Post 17 will return to Conway on Wednesday to complete one game and, hopefully, win a second contest in its quest to earn a spot in the South Carolina American Legion Baseball State Tournament.
The recent spate of late-afternoon rain storms which have popped up throughout the region have led to the second round Lower State American Legion series between Sumter and Murrells Inlet to having been postponed and playing sites moved for three nights.
If the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team was to extend its best-of-five second round series with Chapin-Newberry, it had to be clicking on all cylinders on Wednesday night at Newberry College's Smith Road Field.
Defending American Legion World Series champion Chapin-Newberry jumped to a 6-1 lead over visiting Kershaw County and never looked back en route to a 12-3 win in Monday's second round state tournament opener played at Newberry College.
By virtue of Friday's 8-6 win over Aiken, in a game completed after being suspended due to Thursday's storm, Kershaw County Post 17 swept the series, 3-0. The locals moved into the second round of the South Carolina Lower State American Legion tournament which begins tonight.
Kershaw County moved a step closer to earning a spot in the second round of the South Carolina American Legion state playoffs with a 9-5 road win over Aiken on Wednesday night at Roberto Hernandez Stadium on the USC-Aiken campus.
SUMTER -- The Sumter P-15's and the Lexington Post 7 baseball teams will continue their first-round series in the American Legion state playoffs after having a benches-clearing brawl bring a premature end to the opening game on Tuesday at Riley Park.