Latest Signees- Jared Kirven & Luis Acevedo

Blowfish Sign 2 More for 2019-Jared Kirven and Luis Acevedo
Blowfish Sign 2 More for 2019-Jared Kirven and Luis Acevedo
The Lexington County Blowfish are excited to announce the addition of two new players for the 2019 season.
 

One of the top prospects out of South Carolina last season, catcher Jared Kirven is a local talent. Jared played his high school baseball at Lexington High School, and he returns home this summer. Jared is committed to Chad Holbrook and the College of Charleston. In his senior season at Lexington, Jared hit .268 with 18 RBI. He is also known for his strong defensive play behind the plate.

Luis Acevedo is a sophomore from Coral Springs, Florida. An infielder from Shorter University, Luis finished last season with a .284 batting average and 12 RBI.

 

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Kitt Capell- Kitt Capell is a redshirt sophomore at Western Carolina. Originally from Prosperity, Kitt graduated from Ben Lippen School. Played briefly with the Blowfish in 2016. Last season for the Catamounts, Kitt let the team in pinch hits and had a .923 fielding percentage. We are excited to have Kitt behind the plate for us this summer!

 

Trace Whetsell-Trace returns to the Blowfish for his second season in Lexington County. The junior from Limestone college is from Lexington county, playing high school baseball at Gilbert High School. In 2018, Trace led the Blowfish with 10 doubles and a perfect stolen base percentage.

 

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The Blowfish are excited to announce the signing of three new players to the Lexington County Blowfish organization.

Clemson sophomore outfielder Bo Majkowski is the first Tiger to commit to the Blowfish. Bo was limited in his freshman season, but before enrolling at Clemson he was an all-region selection his junior year of high school. Bo is originally from Johns Creek, Georgia. His father, Don, played football at Virginia before playing 10 years in the NFL as the quarterback for the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Indianapolis Colts.

Banks Woodley joins the Blowfish this summer from Shorter University. Banks is from Jemison, Alabama where he attended Jemison High School. As a freshman, Banks pitched 52.1 innings, finishing the season with a 3.78 ERA. Impressively, his strikeout to walk ratio was 57 to 18 and surrendered just two homeruns all season long for the Hawks.

Ashby Smith is another Gaffney High School product who will suit up for the Lexington County Blowfish this season. Ashby is a third baseman who is entering his first season at Presbyterian College. Ashby was the 5thoverall shortstop prospect coming out of South Carolina in 2018. He joins fellow Gaffney Indian alum Houston Wright on the 2019 roster. Ashby can play multiple positions in the infield this summer for the Blowfish.

These three join Houston Wright, James McConnon, Jacob Rye, Brady Smith, Josh Senter, and Brock Robinson as announced signees for the 2019 season.

 

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1st 2019 Blowfish Players Announced

The 2018 Lexington County Blowfish Season may still be fresh in the minds of many fans, but the Blowfish front office is already making moves for 2019. The theme for next season has yet to be released, but the team did announce the first player signings for the 2019 season.

Along with being in-state products, all three signees are student athletes at North Greenville University and are the first players to sign on for the 2019 Blowfish campaign. 

Brock Robinson, a transfer from USC-Lancaster, is a right-handed pitcher who won a Rawlings Collegiate Gold Glove award in 2018. Brady Smith is another transfer into NGU. Brady had nine appearances in 2018, with 12 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.00.

Both pitchers will be called upon to shore up a Blowfish pitching staff that finished 2018 with a 6.38 ERA. That pitching staff finished the season strong, but Smith and Robinson will be counted on to add depth early in the season.

Josh Senter is the third signee for the 2019 Blowfish squad. Senter is a sophomore from Lexington, where he graduated from River Bluff High School. Blowfish fans were able to get a look at him in 2018, as he played for the Forest City Owls. Senter is primarily a center-fielder, though he can play multiple positions in the outfield.

The Lexington County Blowfish are taking a different approach to recruiting this team's roster. Along with second year Head Coach Marshall McDonald, the Blowfish front office team is working together to scout out and sign the right players for 2019.

"Josh will give us great speed in the outfield and at the top of the batting order. And he has CPL experience, playing in Forest City last season, which is huge for us," said head coach Marshall McDonald.

"Both Brock and Brady have quality arms that will have immediate impacts this season for the Blowfish," Marshall told me over the phone. With Brock's gold glove and Brady's low ERA "it shows they both have intangibles that will be very helpful for us during the grind of this summer."

These are just the first three players to officially sign with the Blowfish. The roster will continue to be filled out throughout the fall. Stay informed on all Blowfish news by following on social media and listening to the "Inside the Fish Tank" podcast each week!

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