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P-17ers lose 1-run game to Jets one night after a 20-1 drubbing
POST 17 HEAD COACH Craig Smith (25) talks to Russ Radcliff (left) and Blake Outlaw during a time out in a recent game. The locals play three home games this week.
DALZELL – One night after a 20-1 thumping at the hands of West Columbia, the Kershaw County Post 17 American Legion team rallied from a 9-1 deficit against host Dalzell-Shaw, but could not complete and comeback in a 9-8 loss to the Jets in a game played at Thomas Sumter Academy’s General Field on Friday.The pair of setbacks left KC with an 0-7 mark in League IV play. The Jets improved to 3-5 in beating Post 17 for the second time in 10 days.KC rallied from a 9-1 deficit after six innings and put a scare into the Jets by pulling to within 9-8 in the eighth inning, but Post 175 was able to hold on to improve pick up the win.Post 175 improves to 3-5 with the victory, while KC’s loss leaves them 0-7.“We learned a valuable lesson tonight - that no lead is a safe lead,” said Post 175 head coach Steve Campbell. “But in the end, we kept our composure and got the outs when we needed to.”What looked to be a comfortable Dalzell lead after six innings quickly evaporated in the seventh when KC scored five times to pull to within 9-6.