CHESTERFIELD---Post 74's American Legion Junior Baseball team has started their season with a 4-1 record and looks to win their league championship for the third year in a row. Coach Steven Sellers says that the team can still improve and become a threat later on in the season.
"We still haven't played our best baseball yet," said Sellers. "Hopefully we will peak at the right time, in the playoffs and make a run deep into the playoffs."
The team has faced Marlboro County, Darlington, Marion and Hartsville thus far this season. They defeated their first opponent, Marlboro County, 5-2. Darlington was the next team to fall to Post 74, with a final score of 12-3. An 8-2 win against Marion put the team at 3-0 heading into a double header against Hartsville. A game that was set to be a home game was held at the Kellytown stadium in Hartsville due to flooding in the outfield at Chesterfield High School.
Post 74 defeated Hartsville 2-1 in the first game, but dropped the second game 6-2.
"This is a great group of kids," said Sellers. "They play really hard, play very well and they leave everything on the field."
Leading Post 74 so far, are pitchers Garrett Foreman, Timmy Pratt and Ricky Clark. Foreman has a 2-0 record, while Pratt and Clark each have one win. Pratt also earned a save in the first game of the season.
18 players from Chesterfield, Cheraw and Central make up the team. The team is made of of players 17 years-old and under. Post 74 will compete against league opponents Hartville, Darlington, Marion, and Marlboro County. Post 74's home field is the Chesterfield High School baseball field.