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More offense + rain do not add up for P-17ers
Weather washes out a 7-1 KC lead in top of the fifth
P-17S RUSS RADCLIFF FOLLOWS through on his swing, which resulted in an RBI double in Fridays rain-plagued game with Orangeburg.
What a bad time for the offense to get picked up again.Playing a game of chicken with the weather Friday night, Kershaw County Post 17 needed a quick bottom of the fourth and an even quicker top of the fifth to make its home opener against Orangeburg an official game. Instead, the locals’ 7-1 lead was washed away by the torrential rains which hit the area to open the fifth inning.Since the game did not go the necessary four and one-half innings -- Post 4 had the leadoff man on with no outs with a full count on the second batter when the umpires halted play -- and since weather was the reason why the contest was stopped, the game must be started over. The projected make-up date will be Saturday, June 23 at a yet-to-be-determined time.Friday marked the second time in four nights in which a KC game had been affected by the weather.