FOREST CITY, N.C. —
Lexington County was on the hunt for three straight Friday night at McNair Field as they finished out a home and home with the Forest City Owls.
The game was delayed nearly an hour and fifteen minutes before first pitch was thrown because of rain and lightning but Forest City made things worse for the Fish as they knocked off Lexington County 5-1.
The Owls supplied the thunder early when Seth Hoagland (Iona) and Carson Jones (Lander) traded doubles in the first off the 25 foot high wall in left field.
The Jones double was followed up by a two run bomb off the bat of Chris Chatfield (South Florida) that gave Forest City a 3-0 lead.
Lexington County scratched a run home in the fourth when Drew Ellis (Mt. Olive University) doubled to deep centerfield and came into score on a passed ball later in the inning.
That’s all the offense Lexington County could muster throughout the game.
Forest City added to their lead in the fifth on another two run home run this time off the bat of Jones. The frozen rope blast out to left-center field gave the Owls a 5-1 lead.
Three, four, and five in the Owl order did the most damage against Lexington County all night. Hoagland, Jones, and Chatfield went 7-12 and knocked in all five runs for Forest City. Hoagland went 4-4 and was a home run away from the cycle.
Forest City retired the last 12 Blowfish in order and cruised to a 5-1 lead avenging the loss on the road to Lexington County on Thursday night.
The Blowfish managed to fan a season high 15 Owls on the evening. Over the last three ballgames Blowfish pitching has struck out 37 batters.
They look to rebound Saturday night at the Fish Tank against the Savannah Bananas. Coverage on z93.1FM The Lake will begin at 6:45 and first pitch is slated for 7:05 from the Lex.