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Last team in proving to be a tough out
17ers open state tourney with back-to-back wins
BROCK ROBINSON ROUNDS THIRD and heads home with the first run in Kershaw Countys 9-4 win over Chapin-Newberry in Sundays second round of the state American Legion tourney at Riley Park in Sumter. - photo by Tom Didato/C-I photo
SUMTER --- All summer long, Will Abbott has been hamstrung by a request from The Citadel baseball coaching staff that their incoming freshman only pitch five innings per week for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team. The restrictions were taken off when Post 17 played its way into the state tournament. Unchained for the first time since the completion of his Camden High career in May, the 6-foot-4 Abbott worked eight-plus innings of five-hit baseball in helping keep his team perfect through two state tourney games with a 9-4 win over defending American Legion World Series champion Chapin-Newberry on Sunday night at Riley Park.