ALB regular season comes to an end

By CT McDonald

South Carolina American Legion Baseball teams were to play their final games of the regular season Wednesday, excluding any makeup games still to be played.

Lexington Post 7 was holding on to first place in League 3 at the time, with Camden Post 17 and Chapin/Newberry Post 193/24 in a tie for second place with identical 6-3 league records. West Columbia Post 79 sat at No. 4 with Aiken Post 26 fifth and Richland Post 215 at No. 6.

Even though Chapin/Newberry beat Lexington 4-3 in a makeup game Tuesday, Lexington was still in sole possession of first place going into the final games. Post 7 was to take on second place Camden Wednesday, and Chapin/Newberry faced fourth-place West Columbia, making the final regular-season game a battle of the top four teams in the league.

Depending on the outcomes, there could be a shakeup in the rankings with Lexington tied for first with a league opponent with others vying for the remaining slots.

Playoffs begin July 12-15 in a best-of-three format with qualifying League 3 teams competing in the lower state brackets, and, looking ahead, state finals are set for July 26 through August 1 at Serga Park.