Fish Fall In Marathon Game To Snakes
LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (Blowfish) — The Blowfish have fought themselves into a position in the thick of the CPL Western Division playoff chase and with win tonight over Asheboro they could begin to try to fight for the best record in the Western Division.
The game had to be decided in extra innings with the Copperheads winning by the final of 10-3 in fourteen.
Lexington County got the scoring started in the first inning with back-to-back two out hits from Danny Edgeworth (Mercer) and Charlie Madden (Mercer) brining home the game’s first run.
The Copperheads tied the game back up at 1 in the second on an RBI groundout from Zach Duff (Radford).
A two run second inning gave the Blowfish the lead again after Anthony Paulson (Winthrop) singled over on the right side to bring in Adam Sasser (Georgia) and Grant Miller (Western Michigan).
Lexington County compounded to their lead in the third on a solo home run from Drew Ellis (The Citadel) over the right field wall and then brought in a run in the fourth via a bases loaded walk.
Asheboro began to chop into the lead in the seventh on an error aided three run inning that made the lead for the Blowfish one.
The Fish added some insurance in the seventh on a Miller RBI single through the left side that push the lead to 6-4.
In the eighth the game turned on its head for the Blowfish.
Will Smith (Presbyterian) retired the first two Snakes but a walk and a hit by pitch set the table for Duff who launched a three run home run to give Asheboro the one run lead.
Lexington County went quietly in the eighth but brought in Miller in the ninth via an RBI groundout from Adam Renwick (Clemson).
The game then went 4 scoreless innings until the fourteenth when the Copperheads brought in three runs on three straight singles and held on in the Fish in the ninth en route to the marathon win.
Tomorrow night the Blowfish travel out to Savannah to play the Bananas from Grayson Stadium. Coverage on z93.1 FM The Lake begins at 6:50 and first pitch is slated for 7:05 from Savannah.