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KC baseball teams begin pre-season tourney play
BRADWIN SALMOND and Lugoff-Elgin will play in the Carolina Ale House Classic which begins Saturday.

All four Kershaw County high school baseball teams will be in pre-season tournament action which begins in the county and throughout the region on Saturday and continues throughout next week.

Here is the schedule of tournaments and game times involving local squads:


Pee Dee Preseason Invitational: Camden High returns to the eight-team event with the Bulldogs playing all three of their pool play games at West Florence High School. The event finals will be played at neighboring South Florence High School.

Here is the Bulldogs’ slate of games:

Saturday, Feb. 27 – vs. McBee, 11 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 29 – vs. Darlington, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2 – at West Florence, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 4 (at South Florence High School) – Third-place game, 5 p.m.; Championship game, 7:30 p.m.


Carolina Ale House Classic: Lugoff-Elgin returns to the Midlands-based, eight-team tournament which includes the Demons playing a home game next Monday night when Aiken comes to Optimist Field for a 6 p.m. start.

Here is the Demons’ slate of games:

Saturday, Feb. 27 – vs. Chapin (at Dreher High), 2 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 29 – vs. Aiken (Optimist Field), 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 3 – at Dreher, 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 5 (at Irmo High School) – Game time TBD, based on results from pool play


Mid-Carolina Credit Union Baseball Bash at North Central: The host Knights welcome three teams, including Camden Military Academy, to Boonetown for the four-team event. All games will be five-inning contests.

Here is the complete slate of games:

Saturday, Feb. 27 – Crestwood vs. Camden Military Academy (10 a.m.); Westminster-Catawba vs. Crestwood (Noon); Camden Military Academy vs. Westminster-Catawba (2 p.m.)

Monday, Feb. 29 – Crestwood vs. North Central (5 p.m.)

Tuesday, March 1 – Camden Military Academy vs. North Central (5 p.m.); Camden Military Academy vs. North Central (6:30 p.m.)

Thursday, March 3 – Camden Military Academy vs. Crestwood (5 p.m.); Westminster-Catawba vs. North Central (6:30 p.m.)