Bananas Slip Against Blowfish

Updated July 12 2017

The Savannah Bananas welcomed their 15th straight sold out crowd, but fell short 7-4 against the Lexington County Blowfish.
Lexington County got on the board early, racking up five runs in the second inning off Evan Lovick (Baldwin Wallace).
Kyle Richardson (Texas A&M) came on in relief in the third inning and pitched three shutout innings.
The Bananas plated their first run in the third inning with an RBI single by Matthew Pita (VMI).
In the fourth inning, John Cassala (Jacksonville) singled and then made his way to third on two errors. A sacrifice fly by Anthony Brocato (St. John’s University) brought him home to narrow the gap to 5-2. The Bananas loaded up the bases and a walk by Bryce Fischer (Oklahoma State) brought in Utah Jones (UNC).
Lexington County added two more insurance runs in the top of the sixth, bringing the score to 7-3.
The Bananas rallied in the bottom of the seventh with RBIs from Brocato and Fischer to bring the Bananas within two. With the bases loaded, Utah Jones grounded into a double play to end the game.
With the loss, the Blowfish ended the three-game winning streak and seven-game home winning streak for the Bananas.
The Bananas only have three available games remaining in the final few weeks of the season. The next available game is July 17th.

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Liz Bushaw