Coaches love to talk about those players who show up early to games and practices and put in additional time on the field to prepare for an upcoming game.
Kershaw County Post 17's quest to earn a trip to the state American Legion Baseball tournament continues tonight when the locals take on Georgetown in game one of the best-of-five second round Lower State playoff series.
It was a normal day which was about to take an abrupt U-turn.
Kershaw County Post 17 was one of two teams in the Lower Ttate American Legion baseball playoffs to have earned a berth in the second round of the post-season with a three-game sweep.
Just when it looked as if host Horry County was on the verge of tying Tuesday's second game of the American Legion baseball Lower State playoff game with Kershaw County, Post 17 first baseman Gunner Smith stepped in.
When it is the second week of July and you are still playing American Legion baseball, you get into "who's next" territory as to who will be your next opponent.
League III batted .800 in the first night of the first round of the best-of-five South Carolina American Legion baseball Lower State playoff series.
Every person has their breaking point … coaches, especially.
In 2009, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team ended a six-year post-season drought by earning a berth in the South Carolina American Legion playoffs.
SUMTER -- It took 13 innings and a little bit of help from the Sumter P-15's, but Kershaw County Post 17 got a much-needed win that kept it in position to take second place in American Legion Baseball League III.
There have been stretches of time in which the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team went more than a full calendar year without being able to get a win over perennial state power Sumter. So, beating the P-15s twice within 24 hours is pretty heady stuff.
Nine times out of 10, Zac Bowers comes away with a win or, at least, leaves with a no decision. Monday night was that pesky 10th time which people don't like to talk or think about.
Just when it looked as if Kershaw County Post 17 was ready to put Hartsville in its rear-view mirror, this happens.
His smile spoke volumes as to what Craig Smith saw as he tempted fate by looking ahead to what the upcoming weeks may hold for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.
Suddenly, things are getting interesting in the final charge for playoff seeding in League III American Legion baseball.
Louis Clyburn had a good feeling as he led North Central back onto the field for the second half of Friday's game with in-county rival Camden Military Academy. Across the way, his opposite number and CMA head coach Will Rice, was hoping against hope that his Spartans could finish the job.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (G – 4 p.m.)
Lugoff-Elgin finished second with Camden High a spot behind in third place in an 11-team boys' cross-country meet hosted by CHS on Wednesday at Historic 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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