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Post 17 hands Florence first loss, 12-8
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With the meat of their League III season opening tonight, the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team had a tune-up for the game which will decide their post-season fate last Friday.In what would cap a two-game week versus out of league foes, Post 17 handed Florence its first loss in nine games by holding off Derick Urquhart’s charges, 12-8, in a game played at Legion Field.KC (5-3) did most of its damage early in the contest, scoring nine times in the first four frames to jump to a 9-1 lead. The guests scored four runs in the top of the third with the big blow coming off the bat of Blake Serpas who drove a three-run home run over the fence in left.Tyler Bowers also went deep in this one, belting a two-run blast on a four-RBI night.Grayson King went the first seven frames for the 17ers, allowing four runs on seven hits while fanning nine batters.KC led, 12-4, before the hosts made the score more respectable by scoring four times in their final at-bat.The 17ers banged out a season-best 14 hits on the night with Serpas getting a pair to go along with three RBI while scoring three times. Bowers had two hits while driving in four with Broderick Gaither adding a pair of hits while plating three runs.KC returns to League III play tonight, taking its 2-1 record into a home game versus a visiting Cheraw squad which is 2-3 in league play.