Blowfish transform into Brewfish for first time during win over Bigfoots

Posted 6/13/24

A week of rainy weather created an action-packed weekend for the Blowfish that saw the team add a few wins to its season total.

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Blowfish transform into Brewfish for first time during win over Bigfoots


A week of rainy weather created an action-packed weekend for the Blowfish that saw the team add a few wins to its season total.

The Blowfish were scheduled to play two games on June 4 and 5 against the Florence Flamingos but were rained out and delayed. So instead, the team began action on Thursday against the Boone Bigfoots.

It was the first time this season the team underwent a name change, dropping the traditional Blowfish moniker to become the Brewfish to coincide with their Thirsty Thursday special. The team sported new jerseys designed to honor the team’s long-lasting partnership with the Old Mill Brewpub.

The Brewfish defeated the Bigfoots in their inaugural game in a 9-1 blowout.

Lexington scored first in the bottom of the second inning when Coastal Carolina’s Cameron Sebuck earned an RBI. It was all defense for the next three innings as both teams remained scoreless until the sixth.

Georgia Southern’s Jonathan Jaime ended the drought by hitting a home run for the Brewfish in the bottom of the sixth. After a scoreless seventh, the runs piled on in the eighth.

The Bigfoots scored their only run of the game in the top of the inning, and the Brewfish exploded for seven runs on just three hits.

After two walks and an error loaded the bases, Jaime singled to bring in a run and kept the bases loaded. The Bigfoots recorded the second out of the inning on the next batter but walked former Dutch Fork product Blake Martin on the next at-bat, scoring another Brewfish run.

Former River Bluff Gator and current Gamecock Thomas Powell’s at-bat led to four scored runs. A wild pitch scored a run before Powell homered to clean the bases and put the Brewfish up 8-1. Sebuck was the last person to cross home for Lexington, scoring the ninth run during the last at-bat of the inning.

The win was a good start to the week for the Blowfish, but the team had five more games to play in three days.

Three of the next four games were against the Flamingos. Lexington came up on the short end of the matchup but won the final game to salvage the series. Both losses were by three runs, 8-5 and 7-4.

The win in game three came in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader. The Blowfish defeated the Flamingos 5-1 after a quick start in the second inning. 

Lexington loaded the bases after two batters were hit by a pitch and River Bluff alumni Walker Mitchell singled. Georgia Southern’s Landry Mead brought them all home with a grand slam for his first home run this season.

The Blowfish scored one more run in the third inning and relied on their defense the rest of the way. Florence scored one run in the sixth inning but was mostly unable to get anything going.

The Blowfish also had a Friday night exhibition match at home while the team was on the road in Florence. Lexington hosted Kingsmen Baseball but lost 10-8.

Lexington wrapped the weekend with a road trip to North Carolina for a thriller against the High Point-Thomasville HiToms. The two teams played a close game, scoring nine combined runs in the final two innings of a 7-6 Blowfish loss.

The HiToms scored two runs in the first inning, which ultimately made the difference. The Blowfish got on the board with a run in the third, but it was matched with a HiToms run in the bottom of the inning.

The Blowfish tied the game in the top of the eight with two runs, but it was also matched by two HiTom runs.

With one inning left, the Blowfish needed two runs to tie and three to take the lead. Gilbert alumni Ashby Vining brought in the game-tying runs with a two-RBI single.  Lexington alumni Wells Sykes scored the third run of the inning to put the Blowfish up one with half an inning in the way of a win.

The HiToms had no problem setting up the walk-off win. Four batters stepped to the plate and all four reached first, with the final player bringing home two of his teammates to end the game.

The Blowfish will look to recover from that rough loss with eight contests scheduled this week, including four at home.

Blowfish baseball, Old Mill Brewpub, Boone Bigfoots, Florence Flamingos


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