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17ers win League III title with room to spare
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POST 17 SHORTSTOP J.C. LeGrand chases Lexington’s Wyatt Keisler toward third base for an out in the first inning of Monday’s 6-1 Kershaw County win. - photo by Tom Didato/C-I
As he made his way from the right field bullpen, Lexington projected starter Nate Roof called head coach Drew Towery over to inform him that his pitching arm was sore. Minutes later, Roof was in the dugout wearing gym shorts and sneakers.Roof’s injury led to a last-minute change in the lineup as Chase Rikard, slotted to play right field and bat third, was called into mound duty. Combine that with the Grizzlies not having their leadoff batter and their cleanup hitter available and it made for easier pickings for host Post 17 which wrapped up the League III championship with a 6-1 win at American Legion Park.KC improved to 8-3 in league play heading into Wednesday’s game in Lexington, which fell to 5-6 in the circuit.