Camden closed out week seven of the season with a record of 12-9 by the end of the week. As of Tuesday, April 30, they had one remaining game in the regular season before heading into District 11-AA Tournament play on May 2. The Lions are the second seed in the North Division with a district record of 3-3.
Standings at the start of the District 11-AA Tournament for the North Division are Creek Wood, Camden, Stewart County, and Waverly. In the South Division, rankings are Lewis County, Hickman County, Fairview, and East Hickman.
On Tuesday, April 23, the Lions cruised to an easy 11-4 victory over Hollow Rock-Bruceton. Jace Riley was credited with the victory for Camden, allowing four hits and two runs over four innings, striking out five and walking one. Heath Daniel and Evan Sharpe both pitched in relief.
The Lions got things started in the first inning, scoring one run on a stolen base. The Camden boys tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases each. Riley led the way by stealing four.
Camden racked up nine hits on the day. Matt Blow, Daniel, and Brennan Smith each collected two hits to lead the Lions in hits.
On Friday, April 26, Camden watched the game slip away early on and couldn’t recover in a 5-0 loss to Westview. Camden Lions collected only seven hits to Westview’s nine in the game. Riley and Logan Deaton managed multiple hits, hitting the record books for two each.
Sharpe started on the mound for the Lions. He allowed seven hits and five runs over two innings, striking out three and walking one. Coming from the bullpen, Max Wardlaw threw four innings in relief.
On Tuesday, April 30, Camden played its final regular season game at McEwen (score unavailable). On Thursday, May 2, they will host Fairview, the third seed in the South Division of District 11-AA, in their first game of the annual District 11-AA Tournament. The tournament is a double elimination event, with the top two teams slated to move on to the region contests.