ALL "TIED" UP - South Carolina alumni declared "winner" of 3-3 affair.
A "show" was promised Saturday night at Lexington County Baseball Stadium.
Those in attendance for the 12th annual Gamefish Cup between the Lexington County Blowfish and University of South Carolina baseball team indeed got a show beyond the post-game fireworks show:
- The "ejection" of Blowfish head coach Marshall McFadden, who prompty "reenters" the game as a batter for the opposing team.
- A sure-handed outfielder losing a flyball in the lights, resulting in two runs that erased a 3-1 deficit in the sixth by the South Carolina alumni.
- A tied game decided not by extra innings, but an overruling decision by Blowfish team co-owner Bill Shanahan.
The entertaining 3-3 contest "won" by the Gamecock alumni deadlocked the overall series once again at 6-6. It also unofficially snapped the Blowfish's 2-game home winning streak.
Nevertheless, McFadden is pleased with the team's improvement as it looks to battle back to the .500 mark for the first half of the season.
"We've been playing well the past couple of games," he said. "Really, the past 3-4 games we played, the first couple we didn't come out with a win. The last at home, we were able to get the monkey off our back and win two at home."
Lexington County (8-11) heads back on the road Monday to face the Macon Bacon.