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17ers break out the brooms; sweep Horry County in 3
Locals waiting to find out second round foe
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POST 17S TYLER BOWERS lays down a bunt in the first inning of Wednesdays 8-1 win over Horry County. Bowers had two hits and scored three times in the victory which came a night after he worked two innings for the save.
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.For Kershaw County, it has gotten to the “who cares” category when it comes to its second round state playoff foe.Post 17 played its way out of the first round of the post-season for the first time since 2011 by completing a methodical three-game sweep of visiting Horry County with an 8-1 win over Post 111 Wednesday night at American Legion Park.Grayson King closed the deal with a complete-game four-hitter. The 2013 North Central graduate, who was a redshirt freshman at Francis Marion University this past season, allowed an unearned run in the third inning. He fanned six and walked just a pair in helping the locals advance to Monday’s second round best-of-five series.Just who the 17ers will face in round two was still up in the air as Georgetown and Goose Creek were scheduled to play game four of their first round series in Georgetown on Thursday night with the host team holding a 2-1 edge over the League I champions following an 11-1 victory on Wednesday.As his team was running their post-game sprints in the left field grass Wednesday night, a beaming P-17 head coach, Craig Smith, said at this time of the year, you don’t care who is next up.