Latest Details on Lexington County Chili Cookoff Announced- - On Wednesday, visionary founder John Clinger/owner of the Old Mill BrewPub and co-founder Bill Shanahan/Lexington County Blowfish previewed the annual Lexington County Chili Cookoff. “This idea really came about when my family was living in Pennsylvania,” Clinger stated. “And when we moved down here, Lexington seemed like the perfect place for its very own chili cookoff. We’re excited to see it continue to grow.” Proceeds raised by the LC Chili Cookoff will benefit the town of Lexington’s Adopt-A-Cop program, the Cancer of Many Colors organization, and other local non-profits.
The 2019 LC Chili Cookoff, in its fourth year, is this coming Sunday, January 27th from 12-5 pm at the beautiful IceHouse Amphitheater in the town of Lexington. “The Blowfish are always seeking ways to give back to our communities throughout Lexington County via family-fun and entertainment,” Shanahan remarked.
That entertainment during the Cookoff will be provided by Freeway Music. The Blowfish and Old Mill BrewPub would like to thank our presenting radio stations, 94.3 The Dude and 93.1 The Lake.
2019 Lexington County Fair Update- The Blowfish, in honoring the 150th anniversary of the S.C. State Fair, also announced new partnerships with the 4H Club of Lexington County and the Lexington County Clemson Extension to further promote the Lexington County Fair. Lexington Extension County Coordinator Will Culler is excited about the partnership. “The Lexington County Clemson Extension office is excited to partner with Blowfish Baseball to help create an authentic County Fair. After all, what’s a County Fair without an agriculture experience?”
Blowfish to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing- General Manager Theo Bacot announced one of the exciting theme nights of the 2019 season. The Blowfish will honor the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing on Saturday, July 20th when they host the Forest City Owls. The “Concert in the Sky” musical fireworks show will be moon-themed with songs such as “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Moondance,” and “Dancing In The Moonlight.” In addition, for all the hippies living in Lexington County, the Blowfish will also be commemorating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock on Friday, July 26th.
New Voice of Lexington County Baseball Stadium- Bacot also announced that the new voice of Lexington County Baseball Stadium in 2019 is Christopher Thompson. Christopher is the co-host of the Morning News on 560 AM WVOC and is no stranger to the ballpark as he has been filling in on a number of occasions over the last five seasons. His co-host on the Morning News, the original voice of The Lex, Gary Barboza retired at the end of the 2018 season after nearly a decade as the in-stadium voice of the Blowfish.
Recruiting Efforts Continue- The Blowfish announced two new additions to the roster for 2019. Lexington High School alum Josh Asbill (INF) has signed with the Blowfish. Josh is currently a sophomore at Charleston Southern, and will be counted on to shore up the Blowfish infield. Clemson’s Michael Green has also signed with the Blowfish. The Tiger joins Clemson teammate Bo Majikowski and NGU’s Josh Senter in the outfield.
The Blowfish are entering their fifth season in Lexington County, and their 13th overall. The 2019 season welcomes the Lexington County Fair (Food, Fun, and Games All Summer Long) to Lexington County Baseball Stadium. The Blowfish are members of the Coastal Plain League. The Coastal Plain League is a premiere collegiate summer league comprised of 16 teams in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.