Blowfish Throttle Copperheads; Return Home Monday
COLUMBIA, S.C.- The Columbia Blowfish blew by the Asheboro Copperheads 7-2 Friday night at historic Capital City Stadium. The win gives the Blowfish a 3-2 record in the second half and keeps them in second place.
The Blowfish got an extraordinary pitching performance from Derek Beasley. Beasley went eight innings giving up just one run on eight hits while striking out three. Chase Rhitarchik pitched the ninth for the Blowfish and struggled giving up one run on one hit while striking out one and walking two.
Tre-Von Johnson led the way at the plate for the Blowfish going 3-4 with four RBIís. Johnson launched a two run homerun to left in the fourth after the Copperheads had cut the Blowfish lead to one. Gabe Loweree also had a great night at the plate going 3-4 with two RBIís and a run scored.
The Blowfish are on the road on Saturday and Sunday before returning home on Monday to face the Fayetteville SwampDogs at Capital City Stadium. Tickets are available at www.blowfishbaseball.com or by calling 254-FISH.
The Columbia Blowfish are in their seventh season at Historic Capital City Stadium and are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, the nationís 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 Ė including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander Ė make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (atwww.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (at cpleague).