GOOSE CREEK -- Goose Creek Post 166 is one win from earning its way into the state American Legion baseball tournament. Conversely, Kershaw County Post 17 has its proverbial back against the wall.
Just how important was this game for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team?
After opening Sub-District A Dixie Youth tournament play with a 9-3 win over McBee on Monday in Camden, KC West fell into the elimination bracket one night later in a 5-4 loss to Bishopville.
GOOSE CREEK --- Kershaw County Post 17 had the star power and size. Goose Creek Post 166 had the youth to not know it wasn't supposed to win.
If the Dixie Youth Sub-District A tournament at Camden's Woodward Park turns into an arms race, KC West has shown that it has a rather deep arsenal.
The Kershaw County American Dixie Boys baseball team put on a dominating performance in roaring to the Sub District A Tournament crown in York last week by outscoring the opposition by a combined 51-10 count.
Goose Creek defeated host Murrell's Inlet, 10-5, Monday night and advanced to play Kershaw County in the second round of the American Legion state playoff series which opens tonight (Tuesday) at Goose Creek High School.
By forfeiting Friday's scheduled fifth game of its first round state American Legion playoff series game and giving the series to Kershaw County, the Lowcountry Heat saved wear and tear to the arms of the Post 17 pitching staff.
Once the dust had finally settled, a sandstorm blew in.
The Lowcountry Heat defeated Kershaw County Post 17, 17-15, Thursday night to force a fifth and deciding game in their first round state American Legion playoff series.
After having outscored the Lowcountry Heat, 26-3, in the first two games of their state American Legion opening round playoff series, Kershaw County Post 17's bats were finally silenced.
An already potent Kershaw County Post 17 offense just got a little more "potent-er."
After having split a Wednesday doubleheader with the Lowcountry Heat, the Kersahaw County American Legion baseball team holds a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five, first round playoff series.
Following Tuesday's 16-0, weather-shortened win over the visiting Lowcounctry Heat in the first round of the state American Legion playoffs, Kershaw County Post 17 heads to Hilton Head today for a 4 p.m. doubleheader.
Only a small gathering of family members and friends were still around when Kershaw County American Legion baseball coach Curtis Johnson dismissed his players from a lengthy post-game meeting following Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Manning-Santee.
On July 16-20, the SC-BALLERS journeyed to Florida to compete in nationals. Both teams came in third place. The 8th grade team finished with an 8-1 record while the 11th grade team finished with a 5-2 mark.
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