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17ers get rude introduction into League IV
KC slated to play host to Orangeburg in tonights home opener
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This was hardly one of those heartwarming “welcome to the neighborhood” scenes which you might see in a Norman Rockwell painting.Playing its first game in League IV and for first-year head coach Craig Smith, Kershaw County Post 17 opened its 2012 baseball campaign with a 13-3 loss to host Lexington in a game stopped in the eighth-inning on Wednesday night at Lexington High School.The hosts, which finished with two League IV wins a year ago, are an entirely different team this season, Smith said. After having played travel ball last year, those Lexington players who finished up their high school eligibility were encouraged to play American Legion ball this summer by Wildcat head coach Brian Hucks. It makes for a dangerous team.“When Lugoff-Elgin got beat by Lexington in the state playoffs this year,” Smith said, “(L-E head coach) Randy (Stokes) said they were the best high school team that he had ever seen.