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Seven-run second lifts 17ers past Hartsville
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POST 17S ETHAN BEASLEY slides home safely ahead of the throw and before Hartsville catcher Wade Hawkins can apply the tag during Kershaw Countys seven-run second inning from Tuesdays win over visiting Post 53. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
His smile spoke volumes as to what Craig Smith saw as he tempted fate by looking ahead to what the upcoming weeks may hold for the Kershaw County American Legion baseball team.There were plenty of reasons for the third-year Post 17 boss to be optimistic following Tuesday’s 10-3 pasting of visiting Hartsville at American Legion Park.For the third time in four games, the hosts played a flawless game in the field. For the fifth time in as many decisions, Zac Bowers left as the winning pitcher. Base hits continue to be plentiful as the 17ers received at least one from every batter who went to the plate on a 13-hit evening in which the victory put three games between KC (8-3) and the visitors from Post 53 (7-6) in League III play.The latter fact is big as the locals look to gain home field advantage in the first round of the state tournament which begins Monday, July 7.