Lady Blowfish

Seeing the Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force work together is rare, but for the Lexington County Lady Blowfish it is normal ops. Retirement from the military, all three within the last few years, does not mean taking a break from being involved and helping make a difference in the community.
Larry Gizankis, retired Navy, Patrick Montgomery, retired Coast Guard and Jason Huffman, retired Air Force all lead the Lexington County Lady Blowfish Softball Club. The Travel softball club has girls playing from 12U to High School divisions. For each of the three military retirees, Lexington County or South Carolina is not their 1st home, but one they want to make a difference in. Their service included both coasts, gulf coast and time in other countries. Coach Jason Huffman even commands the Air Force JROTC at Irmo High School.
Larry Gizankis-retired Navy, Patrick Montgomery-retired Coast Guard, Jason Huffman-retired Air Force
“The Lady Blowfish are based on many of the same values our military holds. Bill Shanahan and the Lexington County Blowfish adhere to similar values with a sense of pride for  South Carolina, Lexington County, our country and help the Lady Blowfish in their softball journey,” said Patrick Montgomery, LT, USCG Ret; and organizer of the Lexington County Lady Blowfish.
The Lady Blowfish want to pass a big thank you to all those serving, have served or assisting our fine men and women in uniform along the way.
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The Lady Blowfish 12 and 14U had an exciting weekend at the USSSA Mid-Atlantic Championship. The Blowfish battled hard over the weekend including eventual losses to the eventual champions in each bracket.

The Head Coach of the 14U Team is Jason Huffman, a retired Air Force Officer and a long time Softball coach. Huffman is looking forward to his first season as Irmo’s Varsity Softball Coach and continuing to build the Lady Blowfish 14U team.

The 12U Coach is Kaylee Mack, a lifetime Lexington County resident and a graduate of Lexington High School.

Renada Davis, Pro Softball player for Texas Charge and USC Graduate Assistant, is expected back this Fall as Softball Evaluator and Advisor.

“The on field growth of both teams this season is breathtaking, but just as important is that our girls, volunteer for such activities as building houses for those less fortunate, assisting their local churches and preparing themselves for the upcoming school year. I am proud of the balance the Lady Blowfish achieved between softball, family and the community,” said Patrick Montgomery, Lady Blowfish Softball Organizer.

“The Lady Blowfish are fortunate to have an organization such as the Lexington County Baseball Club as a mentor and partners such as Southern Visions Real Estate to learn with.”

The Summer season for both teams is complete, with the exception of the USSSA Strikeout Cancer For #LEIGHSTRONG12, tournament in Lexington. The August 12th Tournament is highly recommended for teams and softball fans as it will help benefit those affected by cancer and help tell the story of a River Bluff High School Softball player’s ongoing brave fight against cancer.

The Lady Blowfish will be looking to round out both teams for the Fall Season. Contact @ladyblowfish on Twitter or Facebook for more information.

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What a great week for the Lady Blowfish! We started out the week with several of our girls attending the Blowfish Alumni game on Monday. On Thursday both the 12U and 14U teams were on the field at Blowfish Baseball Stadium and honored to be the Southern Visions Real Estate Hometown Team of the Night. One of our Lady Blowfish, Billy Montgomery, threw out the Opening Pitch on the Opening Night. We must add it was for a strike!

The Lady Blowfish parents and friends were able to fundraise $750 for the Lady Blowfish by selling fundraiser All-You Can Eat tickets through the generosity of the Blowfish Baseball Club. (It is a great opportunity for youth teams to raise money, so ask the Blowfish about doing it).

Our weekend started strong in our USSSA Tournament in Lexington. Both team won their opening bracket games and fought long and hard throughout the day that included, broken hands, heat exhaustion, asthma attacks and of course lightning and rain delays. Summer is here for sure and we will keep working to take care of ourselves better in the heat. A Blowfish has to be well hydrated when on softball clay.

The combined 3-6 record for the day was a win as the girls never took an excuse and kept fighting. We look forward to two weeks of practice to be followed by another tournament in our favorite place to play, Lexington County. Until then, please look for our girls at Blowfish Baseball games if you want to learn more about Girls Softball or follow us @Ladyblowfish on Twitter or Facebook.

5/7/17

 The Lady Blowfish make the Top Gun Finals

Lady Blowfish dominated early rounds of the May 6th and 7th of the 12 and Under softball tournament going 3-1 on the first day and able to make it to the Championship game on day 2. Over the course of two days the Lady Blowfish played 7 games. Most of the games were nail biters with one-run victories. “This tournament is a great step forward for the Lady Blowfish,” said Patrick Montgomery, President of the Lexington County Lady Blowfish Softball Club.

The girls worked hard over the last year and as an organization we are trying to win the right way. We do not use guest players to come in and sling a game as a pitcher than go off to another team and another tournament. We are selective to ensure we have the right players for our team and the right positivity for all the girls to become better players, leaders and examples of good sportsmanship.

“We lost to a team, the Columbia After Shock, that we had within 2 outs of victory. They played well and beat us soundly the next game as well we played them in the Championship. We will learn from those games and hopefully flip the scores!”

The Lady Blowfish thank the Blowfish Baseball Club and Southern Visions Real estate for all the support over the last 3 seasons and their patience as we work toward taking home a first place trophy in the future.

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4/29/17
The Lexington County Lady Blowfish 12 and 14 under teams played for the first time the weekend of April 29th.

The Lady Blowfish are now a strong two-team organization playing Softball across Lexington County and South Carolina.

“I want to thank the Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Club and Southern Visions Real Estate for the support and mentorship helping 24 girls to play the game and learn about being good stewards of their community,” explained Patrick Montgomery, President of the Lady Blowfish Softball Club.

The Lady Blowfish play the next three weekends and will be the Hometown Team of the Night for the Lexington County Blowfish on Opening Night.

“We are doing our best to represent Lexington County and South Carolina and further exemplify the positive spirit of youth sports,” Montgomery continued.

As a fundraiser, If you would like to purchase an “All You Can Eat” ticket for Opening Night to the Blowfish Baseball game on June 1st and support the Lady Blowfish, please contact Patrick Montgomery at tdmonty@gmail.com

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The Lexington County Lady Blowfish began in November of 2015 to further develop youth female softball players in Lexington County and foster sportsmanship, community and leadership. More than half of females in youth sports drop sports once they become a teenager due to competing interests.

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The Lady Blowfish work to ensure a complete “Softball-life” has the balance needed for family, friends, school and the community. Winning is important, but the organization wants to see players prepare themselves as a person for high school and college, whether or not they chose to try to play competitively after high school.
The Lady Blowfish and the Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Club share much of the same vision of family, community and service. The Lady Blowfish are thankful for the opportunities the Lexington County Blowfish Club provide to help highlight Lexington County.

The Lexington County Lady Blowfish have two teams. One is 12and under and the other is 14 and under.

Renada Davis, a pro Fast Pitch Softball player for the Texas Charge, brings her ACC HR Record expertise to the LaLady Blowfish Team Photo 2dy Blowfish as Coach and Mentor.

For more on Renada:

http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/w-softbl/mtt/renada_davis_997597.html

For more information on the Lady Blowfish please contact Patrick Montgomery at tdmonty@gmail.com or check out our twitter and Facebook pages @ladyblowfish