Lexington County Blowfish

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Lexington County Blowfish
Lexington County Blowfish logo.jpg
Founded 2006
Home Field Lexington County Baseball Stadium
Based in Lexington County, South Carolina
Colors Red and Blue
League Coastal Plain League
League Titles 2012
Head Coach Jonathan Johnson
Dir. of Baseball Operations Sal Aiello

The Lexington County Blowfish are an amateur baseball team in the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The team plays its home games at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium in Lexington County, South Carolina. The Blowfish first started competing in the Coastal Plain League during the 2006 season and finished with a twenty-two win and thirty loss record in their first season. During their first year in existence, the Blowfish led the league in attendance by drawing over 46,000 fans to "The Cap."

The team's first head coach, Tim Medlin, was fired during the 2009 season and replaced by former major leaguer Lee Gronkiewicz, a University of South Carolina alumnus. Gronkiewicz stepped down after the 2011 season and was replaced by former Texas Rangers first-rounder Jonathan Johnson.

The Blowfish replaced the Capital City Bombers when professional baseball left Columbia after the 2004 season. The Blowfish moved from Columbia to Lexington County in 2014.[1]

Columbia baseball history[edit]

Since 1892 Columbia has fielded teams in various minor leagues, including:

Summer college teams:

  • Columbia Blowfish-2006-2014-Coastal Plain League

The Blowfish hosted the 2007 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game.

Notable Columbia Baseball Alumni[edit]


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