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Down ... but still not out
After sweep at hands of C-N, Post 17 still has chance to make state tourney
IT WAS NOT MUCH fun for Kershaw County catcher Josh Hernandez as he looks out onto the playing field during a break in Post 17s 9-4 loss to visiting Chapin-Newberry on Tuesday night at American Legion Park in Camden. - photo by Tom Didato/C-I photo
If the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team was to extend its best-of-five second round series with Chapin-Newberry, it had to be clicking on all cylinders on Wednesday night at Newberry College’s Smith Road Field. Instead, Post 17 showed up with a worn-down pitching staff and beat-up bodies which led to C-N rallying from a 7-2 deficit to complete a three-game sweep with a 13-9 win. With the four-run victory, the defending American Legion World Series champions punched their ticket into the South Carolina State Tournament in Sumter which opens on Saturday, July 23.