Pancakes defeat Bacon in rematch
Another night, another streak ends at Lexington County Baseball Stadium.
For the first time in four meetings, the Lexington County Blowfish defeated the Macon Bacon on Friday. This time, however, it was as the Pancakes as they pulled off a 4-2 victory in the rematch.
It was the second straight home victory for Lexington County (8-11). Noah Hinzman picked up the win for the Blowfish, striking out five and allowing just two hits in a season-high six innings.
Hinzman and Bacon starter Zach McCambley opened the contest with two perfect innings. Macon's Cal Gentry broke up the scoreless streak with a solo shot over the rightfield wall in the third inning.
Lexington County responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning. After Chris Clary reached on a single, he scored on Chaney Rogers' double to tie the game.
Rogers advanced to third base on a wild pitch by McCambley and scored on Chandler Jenkins' RBI sacrifice fly.
Cole Tate and Patrick Price of Gilbert High School added RBI singles in the bottom of the seventh. The Bacon rallied with a run off Blowfish reliever Andrew Tighman to make it 4-2. Lexington County scored three runs in the eighth as Carson “Mac” McCurdy hit a 2-run double and scored on a passed ball.
Colton Rendon looked to close out the contest in the ninth. A fielding error and throwing error enabled Macon to answer with three runs with two outs, but Rendon got Riley King to fly out to end the game.
12th Annual Gamefish Cup
The Lexington County "Blowfish" return to action Saturday to close out their 3-game homestand.
They will face the University of South Carolina alumni team in the 12th annual Gamefish Cup.
Lexington County looks to extend their 6-5 advantage in the series following last year's 2-0 victory.
Among the participating Gamecock alumni are Parker Bangs, Bryon Jeffcoat, Bryan Triplett, Alex Farotto, Jesse Barbaro, Drew Crisp, Adam Crisp, Hunter Privette, Kyle Enders, Adam Westmoreland & Matt Williams.
South Carolina players on the Blowfish roster are pitchers Parker Conye, Cam Tringali and Dutch Fork graduate T.J. Shook.
Following the 7-inning contest, a fireworks show will take place.