FOOD, Fun and Games- Lexington County unveiled their first two Fair Food specials for the 2019 season. First, the new fair craze called the donut burger. "It will consist of the same delicious burger, or cheeseburger you get every night at The Lex," co-owner Bill Shanahan said. "Instead of bread, the top and bottom buns will be comprised of delicious glazed donuts." Week two of the season, the Blowfish will feature frozen, chocolate covered bananas….with sprinkles! A new Fair Food Special each week will be showcased as well as nightly specials like Corn Dogs on a Stick and Funnel Fries.
Another great crowd for the May luncheon at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. Head Coach Marshall McDonald was on hand as well!
"Beard Off" Contest With Coach McDonald..
Head coach Marshall McDonald was on hand, along with GM Theo Bacot, as they gave their thoughts on the 2019 team. "We have a roster full of quality talent that includes USC Gamecocks, Clemson Tigers, North Carolina Tar Heels and a myriad of great players from across the southeast. I believe this could be our best team since we moved to Lexington County," Bacot stated. "With some outstanding local talent including Trace Whetsell (Gilbert) Jared Kirven and Josh Asbill (Lexington), and Josh Senter (River Bluff) as well as some of the top players from USC Josiah Sightler (Swansea), Jordan Holladay, Julian Bosnic and Clemson players Michael Green, Sheldon Reed and Bo Majkowski. We can and will compete for the South Division championship in 2019!" In addition, the Blowfish will offer fans with beards to a "Beard Off" with Head Coach Marshall McDonald where fans will cheer for the best beard!
Make plans to be at the Annual Blowfish Alumni Game this coming Monday May 27th 7:05pm
Annual Blowfish Alumni Game Monday....
2019Blowfish v. Blowfish Alumni- The full Blowfish Alumni roster was announced on Wednesday as well. Former Blowfish head coaches Tim Medlin (USC Sumter) and Jonathan Johnson (CIU) will coach the Alumni team. Coach Medlin was the first coach in Blowfish history helping build a strong foundation for years to come (2006-2009) and Jonathan Johnson is the winningest coach in Blowfish history (2013-2017). "This game has been rained out the last 2 seasons," Bacot said. "But we're excited for a great night, of celebrating Blowfish history with this amazing game!" The Blowfish Alumni Exhibition game takes place on Monday, May 27th at 7:05 pm (gates will open at 6 pm.)
Here's the latest roster for the Alumi:
Tripp Hansen- 2015
Alex Kirby- 2007
Oliver Santos- 2008
Derrick Smith- 2012, 2013
Cody Smith- 2013, 2014
Alex Lee- 2007
Tyler McBride- 2006-2009
Josh Knabb- 2013
Anthony Paulson- 2015
Nick Jobst- 2014, 2015
Ryan Brown- 2017
Hunter Privette- 2013
Canaan Cropper- 2016
Blowfish Radio News....
Blowfish Radio now reaching the outer most reaches of the Universe- This season, listen to each Blowfish Baseball game on BlowfishRadio.com. Blowfish Radio is the place for play-by-play, news and updates, as Director of Media/Broadcasting Justin Hall will once again be handling the play by play for the Blowfish. A weekly coaches show is on tap with head coach Marshall McDonald and pitching coach Shawn Torbett. Blowfish games are also be streamed live on CPLBaseball.TV, which is back for its second season. Watch every game live on any device (computer, tablet, phone, Roku, Apple TV, and more.)
2019 Blowfish Interns Ready To Learn....
A New Class of Blowfish Interns- The Blowfish officially welcomed another class of summer interns to the Lex. As always, a majority of interns come from the University of South Carolina. "We have a long standing and successful relationship with USC and the HRSM school and we are grateful for this wonderful partnership." co-owner Bill Shanahan stated. "Not only is USC represented, but the 2019 intern class consists of students from Clemson, Columbia International University, Anderson University, Wingate University and Lincoln Memorial University." This is a great opportunity for these students to receive hands on experience in the world of sports management.