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P-17ers host Horry County in tonights playoff opener
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KC PITCHER GRAYSON KING is backed up by Post 17 first baseman Gunner Smith during a play at first base in last Wednesdays win over Sumter. The locals begin state playoff action at home tonight against Horry County. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
In 2009, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team ended a six-year post-season drought by earning a berth in the South Carolina American Legion playoffs.Since then, Post 17 has missed out on playing into mid-July just once.Tonight, the locals will be playing in the Lower State playoffs for the fourth time in the past five years when Horry County Post 111 from Conway comes to American Legion Park in Camden for game one of the best-of-five series. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. Game two will be played in Conway on Tuesday with game three set for Camden on Wednesday. Should a fourth and/or a fifth game be necessary, they will be played in Conway and Camden on Thursday and Friday nights, respectively.Kershaw County assured itself of home field advantage in the series by finishing second behind Sumter in League III with a 10-5 mark in league play.