May 4, 2017 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) - Lexington County Blowfish
Lexington County, SC- In front of a full house, standing room only crowd of ticket holders, sponsors, host families, and public officials were on hand as the Lexington County Blowfish unveiled the one of a kind, Total Eclipse/Centerline players jerseys today at Lexington County Baseball Stadium.
The original themed jerseys will be worn by the Blowfish players opening night, Thursday, June 1st and a number of other games throughout the 2017 season. These unique jerseys are presented by the Blowfish and Carolina Comfort Heating & Air.
The Total Eclipse Jerseys will be auctioned off the final Saturday, August 5th home game of the regular season. Fans will have an opportunity to bid on the jerseys during the game. Winners will join the players on field and be presented their Total Eclipse jersey.
Proceeds from the player jersey auction will benefit science programs in the Lexington County Elementary Schools.
Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall addressing the standing room only crowd at the 2017 Season Preview Luncheon
The Lexington County Blowfish announced today their 2017 season-long campaign in promoting the first American Total Eclipse in 99 years and the once of a lifetime view from Lexington County for the August event.
On August 21st at 2:41 pm the "Centerline" of the total solar eclipse will cut through the heart Lexington County and cast total darkness for over two minutes. The Lexington County Blowfish in cooperation with the Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission will open the Lexington County Baseball Stadium and field as a free, safe and central location to view the Great American Eclipse. Events at the stadium are still under consideration, but may include music, crafts, food, drinks and fun.
The "centerline" will make Lexington County the prime spot to see the transcontinental total eclipse as it delves West to East from Oregon directly through South Carolina and almost precisely the spot of Lexington County Baseball Stadium, home of the Blowfish.
Blowfish General Manager Brian Larkin sharing the exciting news about the 5 game All You Can Eat Ticket Package for the 2017 season
Fun Facts on the total eclipse:
This is the first transcontinental total eclipse in nearly a century and will begin in Oregon and end through South Carolina.
The Moon completely covers the disc of the Sun. Only the Sun's corona is visible.
The sky goes dark, temperatures fall drastically and birds and animals often go quiet.
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The Lexington County Blowfish are working in cooperation with the Columbia CVB total eclipse weekend/Columbia, SC. Visit their website: www.totaleclipsecolumbia.sc
The Lexington County Blowfish are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League. The Boys of Summer play their home games at Lexington County Baseball Stadium. Players are recruited from colleges and universities from across the region and nation including the USC Gamecocks, Clemson Tigers, Coastal Carolina along with other SEC and ACC schools. The Blowfish begin their 12th season and third in Lexington County in 2017.
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 94 of those - including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander - make their Major League debut; while another notable alum - Russell Wilson - won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow via Twitter @CPLBaseball.