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Armed and Dangerous
Wealth of pitching means loftier goals for Legion squad
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GRAYSON KING IS ONE of four top of the rotation starters on this years Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion squad. The locals open the home season with Dalzell-Shaw next Thursday.
There’s an old baseball adage which says that you can never have enough pitching. This year, thanks to an influx of arms and a new three-game-a-week League III schedule, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion baseball team may well have mound talent to burn.After years of trying to find someone who could give them a few innings of work to fill in the gaps during a busy stretch of games, the locals appear to have a well-stocked arsenal ready to take to the hill in a season which opens Saturday with a two-day, three-game tournament in Waynesville, N.C.As he sat on a picnic table beneath the shade of a tree prior to Monday’s practice, third-year Post 17 head coach Craig Smith could not keep from smiling when he talked about a four-man starting rotation which could have the locals still playing deep into July.The 17ers return three starters from a year ago in Zac Bowers, Grayson King and Grey Hoke. Now, newcomer Will Detwiler has been thrown into the mix to help form a mound corps which have all signed with a college program with King, a former North Central standout, having redshirted at Francis Marion this past year.Bowers signed with Erskine College earlier this year.

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