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Bowers overcomes bumpy start in 7-3 KC win over Rock Hill
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POST 17 SECOND BASEMAN Blake Serpas manages to avoid Rock Hills Chase Watts, who was gunned down trying to take second base on an overthrow with KC catcher Austin Hayes firing a strike to Serpas, who applied the tag for the first out in the top of the third inning in Saturdays 7-3 win in the state American Legion Tournament opener in Sumter. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
SUMTER --- When you are in new territory, you sometimes like to feel your way around before you get comfortable.Chalk up Kershaw County’s slow start in Saturday’s first round of the South Carolina State American Legion Tournament to a case of jitters or, stage fright. Then again, this was Riley Park in Sumter, a ballpark inside which Post 17 had already scored a regular season victory. So, after a short adjustment period, Kershaw County was doing what it had done on 22 previous occasions --- both good and bad --- in posting a 7-3 victory over Rock Hill on a hot afternoon in the Gamecock City.The victory gave the locals a Sunday afternoon winners’ bracket game against Inman, which scored twice in the ninth inning to get past Hartsville, 3-2, in Saturday morning’s tourney opener.