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Lexington forfeits to Post 17
Junior 17ers head to state playoffs
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Having already locked down second place in the League IV American Legion baseball race, Lexington forfeited Tuesday night’s scheduled road game against Kershaw County Post 17. The contest was to have been the final league contest for both teams.The victory gave Post 17 a final 4-12 mark in League IV. Lexington fell to 10-6 with half of its losses having come via forfeit.The 17ers finished out their regular season on Thursday when Craig Smith’s squad traveled to Sumter to meet League III champion Post 15 in a non-league contest.P-17 Juniors win League IV title: While a young Post 17 Senior American Legion squad took its lumps this season, the even younger Post 17 Juniors walked off with the League IV crown.The KC Junior outfit won the League IV championship with a 13-2 record, beating out second-place Manning which finished regular season play with a 12-3 mark.By virtue of winning the League IV crown, the 17ers will host Marlboro County, the fourth-place finisher in League IV on Monday, July 9 in game one of the first round, best-of-five Junior Legion state playofs at 7 p.m.. Game two will be played in Bennettsville on Tuesday with the series returning to American Legion Park in Camden on Wednesday.