Add another top honor won this year by the Coastal Plain League champion Lexington County Blowfish. For the second straight year and fourth time in team history, the franchise was honored as the CPL Organization of the Year. General Manager Tony Baldwin was also named the Executive of the Year.Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The Junior League World Series run for Irmo Little League ended in familiar fashion Saturday in Taylor, Ill. Team Southeast (Irmo) lost 3-2 to host team Michigan District Five in the US championship game. Max LaForest’s walk-off RBI sacrifice fly with one out in the bottomContinue Reading

Irmo Little League will play another day at the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Mich. Team Southeast (Irmo) defeated Team Southwest (Lubbock, Texas) 13-3 in five innings Wednesday in the loser’s bracket game. Cooper Derrick hit the first of two, 3-run homers by Team Southeast as part of aContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The summer of Irmo Little League Baseball continues Monday in Taylor, Mich. A week after the senior team reached the Senior League World Series in Easley, the junior program now gets its turn. The team won the Southeast Region in Bridgewater, Va., beating out seven stateContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. It was eight years ago when the Blowfish baseball organization made the trek from Columbia across Lake Murray to Lexington County. On Saturday night, the team wearing the Lake Murray Blue jerseys completed its mission of bringing a Coastal Plain League title to the county andContinue Reading

An opportunity to play baseball or softball before a World Series crowd.It’s what close to 80 youngsters signed up for this past Saturday at Friarsgate Park in Irmo. For the firsttime, the Irmo Little League held a “Hit, Pitch and Run” competition. Sponsored by Major League Baseball, it’s a nationwideContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The first-ever appearance in the Senior League Baseball World Series for South Carolina Southeast (Irmo) opened in heartbreaking fashion Sunday night in Easley. Grayson Austin’s walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 7th inning lifted host team South Carolina Post 1 (Easley) past Irmo 3-2Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The top All-Stars of the Coastal Plain League are headed back to Lexington County Baseball Stadium. The home of the Lexington County Blowfish will once again hold the CPL All-Star Show. The 2-day event begins Tuesday with the All-Star Fan Fest, a skills competition, and HomeContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The Dutch Fork High School graduate and former Chapin/Newberry infielder is playing his first season for the Lexington County Blowfish. The summer college baseball team competes in the Coastal Plain League and has called Lexington County Baseball Stadium home since 2015. Martin’s first two weeks withContinue Reading

By CT McDonald Spring break starts Friday, with some local teams kicking off the spring tournament ritual late this week and others playing through next week. Irmo’s varsity baseball team will complete a two-game Region 5-4A matchup with A. C. Flora today, Thursday, and then start the Kershaw Richland (KRC)Continue Reading

By CT McDonald Irmo Little League teams are now into their all-star tournament season as they continue the tradition oftop-level competition for youth in the area. Irmo Gold finished as the runner-up in the District Three Baseball Coaches Pitch tournament and isnow heading to the state tournament at Corey BurnsContinue Reading