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Blowfish Fall 3-1 in Second Rain Shortened Game

June 9, 2014 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) - Lexington County Blowfish News Release

ASHEBORO, NC - The Columbia Blowfish traveled to North Carolina to take on the Asheboro Copperheads on Monday night after a big win at home on Military appreciation night.

Columbia got a run in the top of the first inning when Chase Shelton (Charleston Southern) drove in Mike Bell (Georgia) with a single after Bell led off the game with a walk and a steal.

That was all Columbia could muster, and the game was called due to weather after 5 innings of play.

The Copperheads got two runs in the bottom of the second and tacked on insurance in what proved to be their last at bat of the ball game in the bottom of the 5th inning.

Ben Schniederjans (Georgia Tech) got the start in his first outing for the Blowfish. Schniederjans pitched well in his debut going 4 innings while allowing a couple runs on four hits with two strikeouts.

The Blowfish, however, just couldn't get anything going to support Schniederjans on the hill.

Columbia falls to 5-7 overall on the season and just 2-6 on the road.

They play at home three times this week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings with gates opening at 6:00pm each night with scheduled first pitches at 7:05pm.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. The CPL has had nearly 1,200 alumni drafted and 68 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, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.

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