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Blowfish Bullpen Falters in Loss to Bananas

Blowfish Bullpen Falters in Loss to Bananas

Monday night was another chance for the Blowfish to defeat the Savannah Bananas at home, something they haven't done since July, 2017. Jordan Beatson was on the mound for the Blowfish's second game against the Bananas in four days. Savannah jumped on the board early with a solo HR from Brett Wisely, and tacked on a second run with a double steal that scored Daryl Myers after he reached on a single in the second inning.

The Blowfish offense did exactly what they've done early in the season and that's put together a strong offensive inning. The bottom of the second inning began with a hit-by-pitch taken by Josiah Sightler, but there was just one man on and two outs for Ashby Smith. He cranked an RBI double to cut the lead in half. James McConnon follwed with an RBI single to tie the game at two. Leadoff man Tyler Corbitt followed with a single and was quickly brought in by an RBI double from Jimmy Marcelli. A two RBI double off the bat of Houston Wright nearly left the park, running the Blowfish lead to 5-2 after the second inning.

After a five hit second inning, the Blowfish would only amass three hits the rest of the way after Savannah replaced starter Brayden Beldon with Kyle Luigs. Luigs would tally 3.1 innings of no-hit, shutout baseball to stymie the Lexington County offense. The Savannah Bananas bullpen would use two more starters to silence the Blowfish offense. Lexington County stranded 10 runners during the game, but improved on the defensive side, not surrendering an error all night.

Lexington County falls to 1-3 on the season after the 10-5 defeat to the Savannah Bananas. They return to action on Tuesday night against the Catawba Valley Stars, with a first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm