Blowfish split double header in Florence heading into off day

FLORENCE, S.C. — The Blowfish finished out a stretch of nine games in eight days at Sparrow Stadium on Monday night. Lexington County and the RedWolves tangled up for a twin bill in Florence.

Game one was a tough pill for the Fish to swallow as they led in the game late but fell 5-3.

Florence jumped out ahead early in the first on an RBI single from Jim Wagoner (Augusta) that gave the Wolves a 1-0 lead.

The Blowfish took the lead in the third when they plated three runs on three hits. Jabari Richards (Furman) got the inning started with a leadoff single that was followed up by a Zach Spivey (Bethune-Cookman) RBI double down the right field line. Riley Hogan (South Carolina) plated Spivey on a single straight up the box and Chase Turner (St. Leo) smacked a SAC fly to give the Fish a 3-1 lead.

Florence cut the lead to one run in the fourth but the Blowfish went without a hit through the last three innings.

The Wolves stole the game away from the Blowfish in the bottom of the sixth when they plated three runs to take a 5-4 lead.

The Blowfish went in order in the top of the seventh and dropped their fourth straight game.

Game two had the makings of another tough loss for Lexington County but the Blowfish escaped with a 4-3 win on the road to salvage the two game double header in Florence.

The Blowfish jumped out ahead in the fourth when Jared Williams (USC-Lancaster) got the Fish their first hit of the ballgame that was followed up by an RBI double off the bat of Drew Ellis (Mt. Olive University). Lexington County plated Hogan on an error in left field by Wagoner that gave the Blowfish a 2-0 lead.

Florence tied the game in the fifth on a two run double from Tyler Webb (Memphis) but the Blowfish were up to the task in the top of the seventh when Mickey Dugan (Gardner-Webb) launched a two run double that one hopped the wall.

Things got dicey for the Fish in the home half of the seventh as Florence knocked in a run and had the tying run at second with one out but Hunter Dollander (USC-Aiken) finished the job and got the Blowfish their first win in four ballgames.

Lexington County has the night off tomorrow and will come back on Wednesday night to take on the Gastonia Grizzlies at the Fish Tank. Coverage on z93.1FM The Lake will begin at 6:45 and first pitch is set for 7:05 on Wednesday night.

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