Blowfish signs four Gamecocks for upcoming seasons
Lexington, SC - As the Blowfish enter their 15th season and 6th in Lexington County, the team is making plans for Opening Night 2020.
The Coastal Plain League is set to begin the regular season on Wednesday, July 1st. "We are excited to play baseball," Blowfish co-owner Bill Shanahan stated. "We look forward to the day when we can safely open the ballpark to our fans and enjoy our National Pastime. We're continuing to formulate the guidelines establishing the proper procedures for the safety of our players, staff and fans."
The Blowfish also announced the signing of four South Carolina Gamecocks on Wednesday, May 12, 2020. "The Blowfish are appreciative of the wonderful relationship we have with the University of South Carolina baseball program and staff," Assistant General Manager Justin Hall stated. "These young men will continue the great connection between Gamecock baseball and Lexington County."
The four Gamecocks are:
Wes Clarke, the first baseman started every game for the Gamecocks in the shortened 2020 campaign, batted .286 with eight HR and 22 RBI.
Brady Allen, South Carolina's starting right fielder, collected eight RBI and led the team in batting average at .327.
Brett Kerry, as a freshman, became a fixture of the Gamecocks' weekend rotation. Kerry finished the 2019 campaign with a 4-1 record, amassing seven saves as well. In the shortened 2020 season, he finished 2-0 with one save, holding opponents to a .224 batting average.
Andrew Peters, a junior right hander, also set to join the Blowfish. Peters made three appearances in 2020, including a scoreless ninth inning in the Gamecocks' win over Presbyterian.
The Blowfish play their home games at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium located at 474 Ballpark Road, Lexington, SC 29072. To learn more about the Lexington County Blowfish and buy tickets and merchandise on-line, go to their website at www.goblowfishbaseball.com.