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Lightning, umpires help put end to 17ers win streak
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It took Mother Nature and a pair of confused umpires to help put an end to Kershaw County’s Post 17’s six-game win streak.Trailing host Cheraw, 8-6, with runners on second and third with one out in the top of the seventh on Thursday night, lightning was seen around Tom Brewer Field as the umpires ordered both teams off the playing field. KC head coach Craig Smith said the field was in perfect playing condition, the base umpire called an end to the game, giving Cheraw the two-run win.What took place with the weather and the umpires was something Smith said he had never experienced before. A storm system was headed toward Cheraw and when the wind picked up, the umpires sent both teams to the dugout after the guests scored a run in the seventh and had Austin Hayes, who singled, on third and Russ Radcliff, who also singled, on second.The field received about five minutes worth of rain, making the once-dry playing surface perfect.