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Back at full strength, 17ers top Orangeburg for first win
GRAYSON KING DELIVERS a pitch during his complete-game four-hitter which he threw for Post 17 in Tuesdays win over Orangeburg. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
That team which played so well in the pre-season that Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith was looking for Monday night? Well, they showed up, in force, one night later.After having gone winless through the first eight games of a 16-game League IV regular season, Post 17 broke into the win column and put itself back into the chase for a state playoff berth with a convincing 8-1 victory over visiting Orangeburg Tuesday night at American Legion Park in Camden.Bolstered by a complete-game, four-hit gem tossed by Grayson King, who was backed by a 14-hit offensive attack, the 17ers drew to within two games of fourth-place Dalzell-Shaw, which hosts KC tonight. Saturday, Orangeburg (6-5) returns to town for an 11 a.m. make-up game to put the cap on a four-game week for Smith and company.From here on out, the remaining opponents on the P-17 slate will see a different squad than the one Smith piecemealed together in the first eight games of the regular season.