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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. Hartsville, Georgetown or Manning-Santee playing the loser of the Post 17 vs. Rock Hill game in an elimination contest. At 1 p.m. the loser of the Sumter vs. Chapin-Newberry game will meet the loser of the Florence-Spartanburg contest in a second elimination game.
The winners’ bracket starts at 4:30 p.m. with the winner of the Chapin-Newberry vs. Hartsville, Georgetown or Manning-Santee game playing the winner between Post 17 vs. Rock Hill. At 8 p.m. Sunday, the winner of the Sumter-Inman game will meet the winner from the Florence-Spartanburg pairing.
Junior 17ers fall in two: The Kershaw County Junior Post 17 American Legion baseball team was eliminated from its state tournament in Florence this past weekend.
After losing to host Florence Post 1, 2-0, on Saturday, the locals saw their season come to a close in a 10-1 setback at the hands of Aiken on Sunday. In Saturday’s loss, Devin Beckley threw a complete game three-hitter for the Junior 17ers.
Post 17 earned a berth in the state tournament after having beaten Marlboro County, 3-2, in a play-in game last Thursday in Florence.