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Surging Hartsville tops P-17ers in 10, 7-6
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Suddenly, things are getting interesting in the final charge for playoff seeding in League III American Legion baseball.After having spent the season’s first three weeks languishing near the bottom of the six-team circuit’s standings, Hartsville has come to life in taking one game from Sumter last week and now, having opened its three-game series with Kershaw County with a victory.Hartsville used a two-out 10th inning single off the bat of Dillon Tiller to walk off with a 7-6 win over visiting KC on Monday night at Jimmy White Field in Kelleytown.The loss dropped visiting Post 17 to 7-3 in League III play and 1-2 in its past three outings. Hartsville improved to 7-5 in League III, which is led by Sumter at 9-1.While Monday’s extra inning affair was a tough pill to swallow, KC head coach Craig Smith was encouraged by what he saw from his team which hosted Hartsville on Tuesday before heading back to Kelleytown for Thursday’s series finale.“Both teams played the game it was meant to be played,” he said. “They had the last at-bat of the night and scored one more run than we did.