For Immediate Release:
Blowfish Announce New Campaign-Theme For 2019
LEXINGTON, SC (OCTOBER 24, 2018) - On Wednesday, the Blowfish announced a new theme for 2019, along with additions to the coaching staff and roster. Opening Night is May 30th, 2019.
2019 is the 150thanniversary of the South Carolina State Fair-And to honor that anniversary, the Lexington County Blowfish will be hosting the Lexington County Fair during the 2019 season. As part of the campaign, the Blowfish are creating County Fair themed jerseys Food, Fun, and Games ALL Summer Long at Lexington County Baseball Stadium!
What is your favorite fair food?Everyone has a favorite; whether it's a funnel cake, lemonade, a corndog, or turkey leg. We will be showcasing a different fair food item each week during the season.
Building our Bullpen for 2019-The Lexington County Blowfish are excited to announce the hiring of our new pitching coach, Shawn Torbett. Coach Torbett has over 20 years of coaching experience in high schools across the midlands, including Lexington High, Brookland-Cayce High School, A.C. Flora, and Gilbert High School where he currently teaches. He brings a vast knowledge and wealth of experience to our coaching staff which we, along with head coach Marshall McDonald, believe will take our pitching staff and team to a playoff level.
Latest Blowfish Signings- Jacob Rye returns to the Blowfish this season. A pitcher at USC-Aiken, Jacob graduated from Gilbert High School and was a bulldog out of the bullpen for the Blowfish last season. James McConnon, a Junior catcher at St. Joe's University has also signed for the 2019 season. Houston Wright, originally from Gaffney, is currently playing at Spartanburg Methodist College. As a first baseman, Houston was one of the top prospects from S.C. in 2017. For more information…
Did you know?Lexington County Baseball Stadium has four dimensions modeled after MLB stadiums. And TWO of those are represented in this year's World Series. The Right Field Foul Pole at 302 is modeled after Boston's Fenway Park. And Homeplate to the backstop is 55 feet, which is the dimension at Dodger Stadium in LA. (The other two dimensions are modeled after Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field; 318 in left field and 394 in center field.)