(Editor’s note: Post 17 will host the loser of Friday’s League 8 game between Aiken and West Columbia, which will decide second and third place in that circuit, in Tuesday’s opening game of the best-of-five state American Legion playoffs. First pitch at American Legion Park in Camden on Tuesday is set for 7 p.m. The best-of-five series rotates between the two sites with the 17ers traveling on Wednesday and home for game three on Thursday. Games four and five, if needed, will be played on Friday and Saturday, if necessary, with the 17ers being at home for game five, if necessary.) Kershaw County got itself into a mess in the bottom of the ninth and got itself out of trouble in the bottom of the 10th and by doing so saved League III from the possibility of a three-way tie for second place behind Sumter.