The James Leroy Belk Post 17 Kershaw County Senior and Junior American Legion baseball teams will both begin tryouts for the 2012 summer season on Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at American Legion Park on Ehrenclou Drive in Camden.
Things were no better in round two of the state playoffs than they were in opening night play for Kershaw County teams as the Lugoff-Elgin and North Central baseball teams saw their seasons come to an end while the Camden and L-E softball teams were knocked out of the state tourney with second round losses.
Playing keep away with the Region 3-A boys' track championship trophy, North Central kept the hardware in Boonetown as the Knights won the conference title for the second time in as many years by winning Tuesday's championship meet which they hosted.
State tournament play opened on a sour note for the Lugoff-Elgin softball team which kicked off post-season action Wednesday with a 6-0 loss to Region 6 champion Carolina Forest on Wednesday night in Myrtle Beach.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Lower Richland at Camden Military Academy (BB – 5 p.m.); South Pointe at Camden Military Academy (TEN – 5 p.m.); Buford at North Central (BB – 6 p.m.); Providence Athletic Club at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 5 p.m.);Lugoff-Elgin at Blythewood (BB – 6:30 p.m.); Blythewood at Lugoff-Elgin (SB – 7 p.m.)
On an afternoon in which finding the strike zone was along the same lines as locating the final resting place of Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Powers was able to decipher the code which caused others to come undone.
Monday: Sumter at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); Lugoff-Elgin at Richland Northeast (G – 4 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Cheraw (BB – 6 p.m.); Cheraw at Camden Military Academy (BSOC – 6 p.m.); Camden at A.C. Flora (SB – 7:30 p.m.)