Blowfish hold on and win in Savannah after All-Star Break

SAVANNAH, GA — After the All-Star break, Lexington County set their sights on a win on the road at Grayson Stadium. In an abbreviated 7-inning affair, the Blowfish led from start to finish and notched their third win of the second half.

Lexington County held on in the seventh winning 7-5.

The Blowfish got going in the top of the second. An error at second plated two runs to slingshot Lexington County in front 2-0. Then a two run Jared Williams (USC-Lancaster) single extended the Fish lead to 4-0. Lexington County added a run on a steal play at second that allowed a run to come home at third. Blowfish held a 5-0 lead into the third.

Savannah cut into the Blowfish lead in the bottom of the third. The Bananas got a run back on a Matt Pita (VMI) SAC fly that made it 5-1.

The Bananas added two more in the fourth. Anthony Brocato (St. John’s) flied a SAC fly to bring in one. Savannah added another on a bases loaded walk but that’s all they would get in the fourth.

At 5-3 Lexington County added to their lead in the top of the sixth. Nick Guimbarda (Presbyterian College) plated two on a single back up the middle to give the Blowfish some much-needed insurance heading into the seventh.

In the bottom of the seventh, Savannah would load the bases and get a walk and hit batsman to cut the Blowfish lead back to 2. Coach Jonathan Johnson would turn to Jimmy Townsend-Chase (Western Michigan) to shut the door on the Bananas with one out and bases still loaded.

All Townsend-Chase needed was two pitches to get Utah Jones (North Carolina) to bounce into a huge 6-4-3 double play to end it and secure the win for Lexington County.

The Blowfish overcame 6 errors in the ballgame and worked around the scare in the seventh to notch their third win in the second half and twelfth of the season.

Tomorrow night the Blowfish are back in action, once again on the road, at Sims Legion Park to take on the Gastonia Grizzlies. Coverage on z93.1 FM The Lake begins at 6:45 and first pitch from Gastonia is slated for 7:05.