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Hayes helps lift P-17ers to game one win
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GEORGETOWN SHORTSTOP J.D. WHITLOCK climbs the ladder to come down with this throw from catcher Seth Wall in an attempt to pick off KCs Bradwin Salmond, who slides safely back into second base in the second inning of Mondays state American Legion playoff series opener at American Legion Park. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Coaches love to talk about those players who show up early to games and practices and put in additional time on the field to prepare for an upcoming game.Austin Hayes, for a very good reason, is not one of those players. But he and his bat arrived in the nick of time.With Kershaw County trailing visiting Georgetown, 4-2, in the fifth inning of Monday’s second round American Legion state playoff series opener, Hayes crushed a two-out, three-run triple to give the hosts a 6-4 lead. The former Lugoff-Elgin standout, later, singled and scored the final run in Post 17’s 7-5 victory.Game two in the best-of-five series was to have been played Tuesday in Georgetown with game three set for tonight at American Legion Park in Camden at 7 p.m..