While Kershaw County got clouds and a whiff of rain, the bottom dropped in the Columbia area on Wednesday, stopping that night’s Kershaw County Post 17 at West Columbia American Legion game in the top of the third inning with the guests leading, 4-1.
As of press time Thursday, no decision had been made by the two teams as to how and when the game would be completed. In the past, in such situations in American Legion baseball, the game would be considered suspended and picked up from the point in which it was stopped followed by the regularly scheduled game that same night.
West Columbia, the host team in this instance, was unsure as to how to the matter would play out. KC head coach Stephen Carmon said that when the two teams met last night, he hoped to have the situation resolved. The two sides are scheduled to meet again at Brookland-Cayce High School in West Columbia on Friday, June 28.
As for Wednesday’s rain-stopped affair, Post 17 jumped to a 1-0 lead when Bradwin Salmond led off the game by depositing the fourth pitch of the evening over the center field fence.
Post 79 knotted things by getting to KC starter Zack Reynolds for a run in the second.
In the third, the 17ers loaded the bases with no out and scored a run on a Brady White ground out. One batter later, Wynston Dyer sent a Dalton Mims pitch over the fence in right center to gives the visitors a 4-1 lead. Noah Rabon followed by reaching on an error before the skies opened forcing the game to be called.
In two-plus innings, KC’s Da’Avion Sumpter had a pair of singles giving him five hits in his last five plate appearances after collecting three hits in Monday’s 6-2 Post 17 victory.
In other Wednesday night action from League III, Lexington went to Aiken and returned home with a 2-0 win to improve to 3-2 in league play while Aiken fell to 1-5. Post 17 leads the five-team circuit with a 3-1 record while West Columbia stands at 2-2.