Lexington keeps pace with Camden in League III race

The race for seeding in American Legion League III remains as tight as ever entering the final week of the regular season.

Lexington Post 7 defeated West Columbia 6-1 at the Lexington Sports Complex Wednesday.

Aaron White had two RBI and Brett McEwen drew three walks for Lexington (8-9, 5-3), which jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings.

Braydon Fowler allowed three hits in five-and-two-thirds innings, and Nate Roof struck out three in relief for Post 7.

The victory kept Lexington to within a game of League III leader Camden Post 17. Camden also defeated Aiken 6-3 as it broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom sixth.

Heath Stokes put Camden (12-3, 6-2) ahead with a two-run single and Brandon Salmond added an RBI triple during the rally. Justin Dorton retired the final three batters for the complete-game win.

The losses left Aiken and West Columbia tied for third place and the final playoff spot. West Columbia (4-7, 3-6) plays host to Camden Friday at Brookland-Cayce High School, while Lexington travels to Aiken (5-11, 3-6).

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