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17ers ride Robinson's arm to win over Post 68
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GUNNER SMITH USED a third inning single to drive home the final run in a four-run third inning as Kershaw County downed Manning-Santee, 6-1, on Wednesday night. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
MANNING -- After beating Hartsville 7-4 on Tuesday in Kelleytown to improve to 2-4 in American Legion League III, Manning-Santee Post 68 had a chance to assert itself firmly in the talk for third --- and even second --- place in the standings with a victory over Kershaw County on Wednesday.That didn't happen though as three Post 17 pitchers limited Manning to four hits in a 6-1 victory at Monarch Field.The win was the third straight for KC, which improved to 4-1 in League III play while matching its entire win total of a season ago. The locals were slated to host Cheraw on Thursday and will travel to meet Hartsville today at 7 p.m.Manning-Santee played the game without head coach Billy Sylvester, who had an emergency arise a few hours before the game. Al Nelson, an assistant to Sylvester at Laurence Manning Academy but not on the Post 68 staff, coached the team on Wednesday.“These boys know how to play baseball,” Nelson said.

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