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Smith's stab put finishing touches on 4-3 win
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GUNNER SMITHS DEFENSIVE GEM in the ninth inning helped lock down Post 17s 4-3 win over Horry County on Tuesday.
Just when it looked as if host Horry County was on the verge of tying Tuesday’s second game of the American Legion baseball Lower State playoff game with Kershaw County, Post 17 first baseman Gunner Smith stepped in.Or, make that, dived in.With the guests holding a 4-3 lead, Horry County loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth inning. Colby Ard lined a grounder between Smith and second baseman Blake Serpas. Smith took to the air and went across his body to make the play before getting to his knees and firing an underhanded bullet to pitcher Tyler Bowers to end the threat and the game on a bang-bang play at first.The one-run victory gave the 17ers a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series with Post 111.