LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC – 2018 will be a very colorful, star-studded and patriotic theme that will dominate the summer at Lexington County Baseball Stadium.
“We’re proclaiming 2018-The Season of the Stars and…Stripes! Lexington County was awarded the Coastal Plain League All-Star Show and we look to showcase the Youth Baseball Capital of the USA,” Co-owner Bill Shanahan said. “We’ll also be honoring all our Armed Forces services during the season, including our annual Ft Jackson Night”.
The Blowfish have created a special “Stars and Stripes” jersey to be worn by the players during special nights of the 2018 season including Opening NIght Thursday May 31st. These patriotic jerseys showcase patriotic elements of our All-Star logo and on their nameplate states: Proud to be an American!
A big thank you goes out to Blowfish partner Carolina Comfort Heating and Air for co-sponsoring the patriotic jerseys as they will be auctioned off on Fan Appreciation Night to raise money for Lexington County charities.
Among events planned during the first night of the All-Star Show are a Home Run Derby for the CPL players and a mini-Derby pitting local media personalities vs. 11-12 year-olds Lexington County Youth All-Star players.
Blowfish Head Coach Marshall McDonald announced a sampling of the 2018 roster which will include eight Lexington County natives. “Mr. Blowfish” Gilbert native Jared Williams will lead the team and who’s playing in his fourth season with the Blowfish, infielder Sean Parsons and pitcher Aaron Adams (both of River Bluff), outfield/third baseman Patrick Price and middle infielder Trace Whetshell (both of Gilbert), pitcher Jon Scott (Lexington), infielder Tyler White (Chapin) and first baseman Carson “Mac” MacCurdy (White Knoll).
New “Director of On-Deck Circle Operations” Added
The newest addition to the Blowfish front office team is “Phisher”. A Boykin-Spaniel pup provided by our friends at the Batesburg-Leesville Animal Hospital, Phisher (pronounced Fisher) will serve as the new Director of On-Deck Circle Operations. Phisher is currently under taking training to retrieve baseballs during the games, will lead the Pooches Parade at all Dog Day Tuesdays at the ballpark and help in ways to adopt homeless pets in Lexington County. The Boykin Spaniel is the official dog of the State of South Carolina.
Chili Cookoff Sunday January 28th 12-5 IceHouse Amphitheater
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Registration and tickets are now available for the third annual Lexington County Chili Cookoff
– which is scheduled for Jan. 28 at the Icehouse Amphitheater. Presented by the Lexington County Blowfish and Old Mill BrewPub, the event benefits Lexington County First Responders, the 911 Remembrance Foundation of South Carolina and the town of Lexington “Adopt A Cop” program. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under, and are available at Blowfish on Main and online at ** www.blowfishbaseball.com (http://www.blowfishbaseball.com/)
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About the Lexington County Blowfish:
The Lexington County Blowfish are entering their thirteenth season in the CPL and fourth season at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. The collegiate “Boys of Summer play in the Coastal Plain League with players recruited from the state, region and the nation which include players from the USC Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers. The Blowfish has twice been voted Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year, The Blowfish are owned and operated by Lexington County residents Bill & Vicki Shanahan.
About the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 95 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII.
Season tickets are now available including our “All You Can Eat” packages by calling the Blowfish at Main, 101 East Main St. at 803- 254-FISH (3474) or log onto:
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