West Columbia wins first game in Baseball Summer League State Tournament

It’s been a season to remember for West Columbia American Legion-aged baseball players. The normal American Legion season was altered to the Baseball Summer League this year because of the COVID-19 crisis.

The players come from Airport High School, Brookland-Cayce, White Knoll and Pelion. Some are local high school graduates who play for college teams.

West Columbia Summer League players

West Columbia Post 79 defeated Greer, 12-8, Friday night in the S.C. American Baseball Summer League Tournament at Segra Park in Columbia.

West Columbia has a record of 15-2 and advances to to play Fort Mill Saturday in the winner’s bracket matchup. Fort Mill, also 15-2, defeated Sumter 3-0, Friday.

Sumter and Greer play at 10:05 a.m. Saturday. West Columbia and Fort Mill are scheduled to play at 12:30 p.m. Then, at 3:05 p.m., the surviving team will face the losing team from the winner’s bracket.

The tournament final is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. Sunday with a 4:05 game scheduled, if necessary.

West Columbia is coached Dargan Lybrand.