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17ers state tourney path drowns in a Murells Inlet
BLAKE SERPAS WATCHES AS this fourth inning single lands in left field in Fridays loss to Murrells Inlet. The single was one of three hits on the night for the former Lugoff-Elgin standout. - photo by Tom Didato/C-I photo
When you look at the scorebook, it will read that Kershaw County’s hopes of a second consecutive trip to the South Carolina American Legion state baseball tournament started going up in smoke when visiting Murrells Inlet scored seven runs in the top of the third inning of Friday’s game and held on for an 11-8 victory. The three-run win in the fifth and deciding game of the second round state playoff series sent the entry from the Grand Stand to Sumter as the final of the eight entries into the tourney which opens Saturday at Riley Park. While Murrells Inlet’s third inning uprising set the stage for disappointing night fvor the local entry at American Legion Park in Camden, the hosts’ downfall started earlier in the week.