Midlands American Legion teams resume playoff action
Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 and Lexington Post 4 opened second round play in the South Carolina American Legion playoffs Monday. Both teams came out on the losing end in the Game one road contests.
Lexington was shut out 3-0 by top-seed Florence Post 1 at Legion Field. Anthony Hopkins limited Post 7 to two hits and struck out nine, and received all of his run support in the second inning.
Aaron White allowed just three hits and struck out three, but gave up seven hits and RBI singles in the decisive inning. Game two is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lexington Sports Complex at Ballpark Road.
Greer Post 15 6, Chapin/Newberry Post 6-5
Clayton Wilson drove in four RBI, including a tie-breaking three-run homer in the bottom sixth. It was one of five home runs in the contest. Chapin/Newberry rallied for two runs in the Top seventh. It had the tying run in Bryce Medlock, who had two hits and an RBI triple, at third base with two outs. Kelson Palmer, who homered earlier in the game, grounded out to end the game.
Greer took a 2-0 lead in the Top firt after a fielder’s choice double play and a solo home run by Clayton Wilson. Chapin/Newberry answered with solo home runs in the Top second by Jarrett Whitley and Palmer in the Top fourth.
In the same inning, Whitley drew a walk, advanced to third on Jalen McDuffie’s single and scored on Chase Hood’s sacrifice fly to put Post 193/24 ahead 3-2. Noah Mitchell answered in the bottom fourth with the fourth solo home run of the game to tie it at 3-3.
Camden (Post 17) 7, Orangeburg (Post 4) 2
John Lanier had a three-run homer and Justin Dorton allowed just 1 run in 6 innings to lead the Game one victory at home. Jake Laffin and Noah Rabon each had an RBI and Brady White added two hits for Post 17 (16-5).
Game two is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mirmow Field in Orangeburg.