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17ers face Rock Hill in Saturday's state tourney opener
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AUSTIN HAYES HAS DELIVERED several clutch hits in the post-season for the Post 17ers. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Kershaw County will make its long-awaited American Legion State Tournament debut on Saturday when Post 17 takes on Rock Hill in the third (scheduled for 4:30 p.m.) game at Riley Park in Sumter.The 17ers finished second in League III play with a 10-5 record before sweeping both Horry County and Georgetown in three games in the first two rounds of the state playoffs, respectively.Rock Hill, which is out of League 5, earned a berth in the eight-team event by topping Union, 8-3, in game five of their second round series which ended last Saturday night.KC will carry a 22-7 mark into the double-elimination state tournament which begins with four games on Saturday and four more on Sunday.Saturday’s slate of contests begins at 9:30 a.m. with Inman playing the winner of the play-in series between Hartsville, Georgetown and Manning-Santee. The 1 p.m. game has Sumter playing Chapin-Newberry. At 4:30 p.m., Kershaw County Post 17 will face Rock Hill with Florence taking on Spartanburg in the 8 p.m. nightcap.On Sunday, the 9:30 a.m. opener will have the loser of Inman vs.