Bananas score in bunches, Fish have no response at Grayson

Updated July 19 2017

Wednesday night was a scheduled off night for the Blowfish but after a rainout in Savannah on Monday evening, Wednesday became the makeup date for the Bananas and Blowfish.

After a 7-4 win Tuesday evening for Lexington County over Savannah, the Blowfish took aim at three straight wins. What they got instead was a 10-0 shutout loss at Grayson Stadium.

Savannah got going in the third inning. After a walk and a single, LJ Talley (Georgia) rocked a two run triple down the right field line that gave Savannah a 2-0 lead. The Bananas added a run in the inning on a Garrett Nelson (Long Beach State) SAC fly.

The Bananas kept the scoring rolling in the fourth adding a run in the inning that was followed up by a huge fifth.

Savannah sent 10 Bananas to the plate exploding for a five run bottom of the fifth. Christian Hollie ‘s (UT-Arlington) bases clearing triple inning highlighted the inning. After the big inning, the Bananas led 9-0.

The Blowfish were left scratching their heads all evening long. Kyle Richardson (Texas A&M) went seven strong only allowing four hits and striking out 8.

Savannah added an extra run in the eighth inning and cruised to a 10-0 shutout win. It is only the second time that Lexington County has been shutout this season and they will set their sights on Gastonia Thursday night at Lexington County Baseball Stadium.

Coverage on z93.1 FM The Lake will begin at 6:45 and first pitch from the Lex is slated for 7:05.

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Brian Principe