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No-no helps Florence close out Jets
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Kershaw County Post 17 was one of two teams in the Lower Ttate American Legion baseball playoffs to have earned a berth in the second round of the post-season with a three-game sweep.While Post 17 was putting the finishing touches on Horry County in Wednesday’s 8-1 victory, League II champion Florence closed its series with Dalzell-Shaw in style. Behind right-hander Zack Newton’s no-hitter, Post 1 downed the Jets, 22-0, in a game stopped after six and one-half innings by the 10-run rule.Newton carried a perfect game into the seventh before walking Traquan Joe to reduce his night to settling for a no-hitter.Florence will host Manning-Santee, which won its first round series over Beaufort by forfeit when the Ospreys could not field enough players, in Monday’s second round opening game at Legion Field in Florence.Kershaw County Post 17 is waiting out tje winner of the series between League I champion Goose Creek vs. League IV fourth-place finisher Georgetown, which was led by Georgetown, two games to one.