Blowfish Win Fourth Straight
The Columbia Blowfish won their fourth straight game in Coastal Plain
League action Wednesday night against the Florence Red Wolves 5-4.
The Blowfish got
another outstanding pitching performance from Stuart Pound who went
six and a third innings giving up three runs on eight hits while
striking out six. Pound gave up all three runs in the seventh.
offensive attack gave Pound room to work in the fourth putting four
runs on the board. A Joshua Miller RBI double got the scoring started
in the fourth. Graham Saiko tacked on another RBI to his stat sheet
with a groundout to the pitcher. Tre-Von Johnson then singled in
another run followed by a Carson Goldsmith RBI double to left to end
the scoring in the fourth.
came on in relief of Pound in the seventh going two thirds of an
inning and getting the Blowfish out of a seventh inning jam that had
already given the Red Wolves three runs. University of South Carolina
pitcher Joshua Knab came on in the eighth giving up two hits while
striking out two in his scoreless inning of work. Adam Albers came on
in the ninth to get the save and made things interesting giving up
one run after loading the bases but he was able to get out of the jam
to preserve the Blowfish victory.
return home on Thursday against the Florence Red Wolves in a double
header. The double header will begin at 6:05 and tickets are
available at www.blowfishbaseball.com
Blowfish are In their seventh season at Historic Capital City Stadium
and are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation’s
hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 16th
season in 2012, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina,
South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance
to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are
housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences
have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the
CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 51 alums – including 2011
AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major
League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain
League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com,
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