Both Lexington Post 7 and Richland Post 215 maintained its share of first place in S.C. American Legion League Four with lopsided home wins Thursday.
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Lexington defeated Chapin/Newberry 14-3 in five innings at Lexington High School.
Both Charlie Compton of Northside Christian Academy and Chancellor Jennings of Gilbert had four RBI on two hits. It was Jennings' 3-run homer in the bottom of the fifth which ended the game on the mercy rule.
Brent Stukes of Gray Collegiate also homered and Cole Long of Lexington, Bennett Robinson and Caleb Warren all had an RBI for Post 7. It scored 11 unanswered runs after Caleb Taylor's 2-run single brought Chapin/Newberry (6-3-1, 3-2) to within 3-2 in the top of the second inning.
Leighton Bost rebounded from the second inning to finish with eight strikeouts and two hits allowed in four innings. Whitt Rucker pitched a scoreless fifth inning for Lexington (5-4, 4-1).
The two teams meet again at 7 p.m. Friday at Newberry College in a game rescheduled from June 28.
Over at Heathwood Hall, Richland kept pace with Lexington as it posted 11 runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Post 215 pounded out nine hits against two Post 79 pitchers. Jake Mosely had a two-run single and finished with three RBI and Parker Hocutt had a two-run single and he and Stephens West each drove in two runs.
Jack Weston allowed just three hits and struck out six for Richland (7-2-1, 4-1).
West Columbia closes out the regular season with three straight games, starting Tuesday against Lexington at Lexington High School.
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