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Win well worth the wait for 17ers
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POST 17 SHORTSTOP Tyler Bowers holds up the baseball in his glove while Cheraws Spencer Odom hugs second base after he was ruled safe on this stolen base in the second inning from Thursdays game. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
While Mother Nature was putting on her own Triple Crown performance --- wind, rain and lightning --- outside, Kershaw County American Legion head coach Craig Smith was bringing the thunder inside.With his team trailing visiting Cheraw, 4-3, in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday’s game at American Legion Park, Smith used part of the lengthy rain delay to exhort his team in a game which, he assured them, would be completed before the night ended.It was a different Post 17 squad which answered the bell following the inclement weather interruption of more than 30 minutes. Using a two-run Grayson King triple off the fence in center, the hosts rallied back for their fourth straight win in a 7-5 victory over a short-handed Post 23 squad.King would work the first six innings of this one, throwing 89 pitches. The Francis Marion signee fanned eight walked one and allowed four runs, three of which were unearned.